Revue de presse du vendredi 23 février 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 23 FEVRIER 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Adding to months of speculations that an early election will be called in Antigua & Barbuda, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has indicated that such is credible and although elections are constitutionally due in mid-2019, it will be held before that time. For months now he has been saying that it will “come like a thief in the night”. A recent poll has named Browne as the most popular leader and his party comfortably retaining power.
St Lucia News Online
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency Holger Wilfried Michael earlier this week presented his credentials to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. Anthony Severin, Head of International Relations, who was acting on behalf of the Director General, congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment and pledged the full support and cooperation of the OECS Commission in the discharge of his duties.
Forty five political candidates were nominated Tuesday this week “Nomination Day” to contest the March 13 general election. The majority of candidates will represent the ruling New National Party (NNP) and the main opposition National Democratic Party (NDC), with each nominating 15 candidates. The other candidates are from five minority parties and a few independent ones.
On Wednesday evening, “we are in solidarity with our sisters across the region…justice for all” was the cry that rung out as a few placard waving protesters disrupted a public lecture by the Honourable Prime Minister of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. The protest came in the wake of recent controversy and criticism over the handling of a case involving a former Vincentian model who has alleged that she was involved in an extramarital affair with Camillo Gonsalves, the son of the Prime Minister.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE – ENERGIE
Dominica News Online
The UK Government is providing a total of £50.7 million in grant funding to Dominica for infrastructure projects such as the transformation of the badly-damaged water sector and the rehabilitation of the Loubiere-Bagatelle road, which are both being implemented by the Caribbean Development Bank. Her Excellency Janet Douglas, British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean recently visited these sites in Dominica. She reiterated her country’s commitment to assist Dominica in realising its vision of becoming the first climate resilient country in the world.