Revue de Presse du 26 février 2015

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE JEUDI 26 FEVRIER 2015

POLITICS

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Walwyn defends consultants, defies nepotism

BVI News

Education Minister Myron Walwyn said he stands by his ministry’s hiring of eight consultants since he assumed office in November 2011, adding that he will not emulate the former Virgin Islands Party government which he said employed ineffective and unusually expensive consultants.

‘Childish tit for tat behaviour !’

BVI News

In a clear war-of-words with Works Minister Mark Vanterpool, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has accused the minister of being involved in a childish tit-for-tat over the handling of the controversial BiWater contract.

DOMINICA

PM reiterates commitment to Kalinago Territory

DaVibes

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has reiterated his government’s commitment to continue development programs and provide assistance to the residents of the Kalinago Territory.

ST KITTS & NEVIS

New Tourism Minister aims to address Port Zante issues

WinnFM

The new federal minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant says he will be tackling problems at one of St. Kitts main tourism area—Port Zante.

Electoral Office workers locked out

WinnFM

Electoral office workers are complaining that they have been locked out of their office since last week Thursday and they have no indication when they are supposed to return to work.

Eustace says new gov’t transition will not be easy

WinnFM

The Vincentian opposition leader who served briefly as prime minister at one stage, says the transition from the Labour administration to a Team Unity government in St Kitts and Nevis is going to be far from easy.

ECONOMIE

ANTIGUA

INTEREST ON SAVINGS DROPS

Antigua Observer

People who save their money in banks across the OECS will see a reduction in interest payments after the ECCB agreed to reduce the minimum savings deposit rate from 3 per cent to 2 per cent.

BARBADOS

BCCI to Govt : Collect road tax at the gas pump

Barbados Today

A suggestion is coming from the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) that Government collect road tax at the fuel pumps, rather than ask drivers to make a lump sum payment every year.

ST.LUCIA

St Lucia’s private sector gets financial boost from Caribbean Export

Caribbean News Now

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has awarded some €303,000 (US$344,300) in financial assistance to 17 successful grant applications via the…

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ANTIGUA

Gaming principal fears US charges for illegal online operations

Antigua Observer

Chairman of the recently shut down online poker firm Seals With Clubs, Bryan Micon said he is concerned that US authorities will seek him out in Antigua and charge him for allegedly running an illegal online gaming company.

BARBADOS

Cabinet considers changes to Police Complaints Authority Act

Barbados Today

Cabinet is mulling a proposal to make changes to the Police Complaints Authority Act.

ST.LUCIA

More marijuana plants uprooted in Anse La Raye

St.Lucia News Online

In continued efforts to halt the cultivation of cannabis, the Anse La Raye Police on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, conducted an eradication exercise in the Anse Gallet area between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Canadian arrested in connection with boy’s drowning death identified

St.Lucia News Online

A Canadian citizen arrested in connection with the drowning death of a four-year-old Vieux Fort boy is a physician from Hamilton, Canada who was apparently on holiday here, according to local police.

Independence Holiday Turns Into TRAGEDY WEEKEND

The Voice SLU Online

FOLLOWING the long Independence weekend of tragedy and heart wrenching mishaps, the man in charge of the St. Lucia Fire Service has stepped forward to thank the men women and even children who lent a hand in averting further heartache

SANTÉ

DOMINICA

Chikungunya epidemic declared officially over in Dominica

Dominica News Online

The Ministry of Health and Environment (MoH) has declared the chikungunya epidemic officially over in Dominica as of January 23rd, 2015.

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ST.LUCIA

HTS NEWS

Health Ministry issues warning on new HIV strain

Livid farmers want answers from WINFRESH

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