Revue de presse du vendredi 25 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 25 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Caribbean 360
Barbadians dumped their frustration on the Freundel Stuart Administration yesterday by handing the Barbados Labour Party led by Mia Mottley all of the thirty (30) seats of the nation’s Parliament. Mottley’s unprecedented victory makes her the first female prime minister of the country while her Party becomes the first to win all the seats at any election in Barbados. Before the counting was even over, former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who lost his own seat, had already conceded defeat.
Source : Dominica News Online
Prime Minister Skerrit says that Nicolas Maduro was voted by the majority and his country has no choice but to recognize him as the President of Venezuela. Skerrit, who is known to be a bona fide friend of the South American nation, says that to his own knowledge, the election was held within the laws of the country. He also took the time to congratulate Maduro on his victory.
Source : I Witness News
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, despite himself having signed the declaration of qualification to sit in the nation’s parliament, did not manage to compel the opposition parliamentarians to do the same. Gonsalves noted that such was required under the Representation of the People Act but admitted that since becoming a Member of Parliament in 1994, representatives had never done such. Speculations are that the Prime Minister’s move was part of a plan to mount a case against Opposition Leader, Godwin Friday, because he holds dual citizenship.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Antigua Observer
Concerns are being raised about the conversion of the digital currency to cash in light of the new proposal by the Government to allow the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) to be accessed with Bitcoin Cash and the use of cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency is said to be volatile and is likely to fluctuate on a daily basis. A spokesperson of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) also noted that the dangers associated with the use of Bitcoin Cash are similar to those associated with offshore sectors.