Revue de presse du vendredi 22 juin 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 22 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES
Source : Now Grenada
Grenada now has a new Parliament Building. The building which was officially opened yesterday was constructed with the financial assistance of the Government of Mexico in the amount of $13.5 million EC dollars. During the presentation by the Ambassador of Mexico to the Eastern Caribbean States, HE Oscar Esparza-Vargas, he thanked the Government of Grenada for its kind gesture to name the Library at the building as “Mexico Library” and further elaborated on the cooperation which exists between the two countries.
Source : Barbados Today
Barbados is seeking to become a fully bilingual state but will require the assistance of a Spanish speaking nation, and in that case it is Argentina. The matter was discussed during a courtesy call by the Argentina’s Ambassador to Barbados, HE Gustavo Martinez Pandiani on the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Barbados Dr Jerome Walcott. The Ambassador has endorsed the prospects for training exchanges and technical cooperation.
BRITISH VRIGIN ISLANDS
Source : Barbados Today
During a press conference yesterday, Premier Dr Orlando Smith announced that Chinese nationals will no longer require a visa to enter the British Virgin Islands. While the Premier does not expect an influx anytime soon, he noted that the expansion of the airport would play a key role in tapping into one of the largest tourism markets on the planet, being China.
SANTE – SOCIETE – AGRICULTURE
Source : SKN Vibes
During a briefing at the conclusion of the 65th Meeting of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, which took place in Saint Lucia earlier this week, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts-Nevis called for a renewed commitment from the organization to ensure that matters relating to health remain a critical focus on the agendas of each member state.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : St Lucia Times
Sargussum seaweed has become a major environmental issue for most of the Eastern Caribbean States and Barbados, and as such it was an important matter on the agenda of the 65th OECS Authority Meeting. In her presentation, newly elected Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, who was a special guest, says that a regional approach must be taken to deal with the problem. She believes the efforts are best when dealt with together.