Revue de Presse du 03 novembre 2016
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 03 NOVEMBRE 2015
During his 35th Independence speech, Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced that he will create 2000 jobs over the next 2 years. However the opposition United Progressive Party, (UPP) has deemed the idea laughable saying that his party would have to see this to believe it.
Former minister of finance Harold Lovell has dismissed as “absolute stupidity”, the recent revelation by Cabinet that the former United Progressive Party (UPP) administration is responsible for an EC $170 million-dollar loan from the St Kitts & Nevis National Bank.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The High Court has ruled that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the European Union. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal discussions with the EU – on their own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial powers – mean MPs do not need to vote, but campaigners called this unconstitutional. The government is appealing.
The Elections Office has released its report on the June 8, 2015 general election, adding that just over $175,000 was spent on the various activities. It described the election as a success, despite the relatively ‘short’ period of time granted for preparation.
Dominica news online
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has urged Dominicans who are citizens of the United States and who live in that country to go out and vote on Election Day which is slated for Tuesday, November 8 when Republican Donald Trump faces Democratic candidate, Hilary Clinton.
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris and Mrs. Sylvia Gumbs, Deputy Financial Secretary in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, will be attending the 9th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes from Wednesday, November 2nd to Friday, November 4th, 2016. The conference is scheduled to take place in Tbilisi, the capital city of the country of Georgia.
The voice newspaper
The public has focused their attention on the resignation of two of St Lucia Tourist Board top executives. The resignation was confirmed yesterday at staff meeting. Questions about what may have led the resignation are circulating.
The voice newspaper
The Republic of China (Taiwan) has yet again donated to the Government of St Lucia. This latest cash donation will benefit what has been described as ‘neglected’ districts. The funds amounting at US$ 14, 337.000.will finance 3 projects in different constituencies. The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude, saying that he is looking forward to further interaction with the Ambassador in the near future.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Recent unsettling criminal acts have prompted the Chamber of Industry and Commerce to express its “outrage” over the level of crime within the Federation and to call on the Government to act with urgency.
St Lucia news online
A trough system is currently producing moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms over the Lesser Antilles. NEMO has since issued a flood advisory for St. Lucia and further asked residents in areas prone to flooding and landslides are asked to be vigilant.