Revue de Presse du 04 mai 2016

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POLITICS

ANTIGUA

Two seasoned UPP members named caretakers

Antigua observer

Two of the newly named United Progressive Party (UPP) caretakers, both long serving members of the party, have expressed their ambition to contest the 2019 elections in St John’s Rural West and St Mary’s South.

BARBADOS

Hinkson wants Jones to quit

Nation news

Opposition Member of Parliament for St James North, Edmund Hinkson has called on Minister of Education Ronald Jones to resign. Hinkson accused the minister of “total disrespect and contempt” for Parliament, complaining that Jones failed to honour a pledge he made to the House.

DOMINICA

UWP accuses PM Skerrit of violating Public Procurement Act

Dominica news online

The United Workers Party is accusing the Roosevelt Skerrit Administration for violating the Public Procurement and Contract Administration (PPCA) Act 11 of 2012 when it handed the firm NSG of Barbados an eighteen million dollars ($18 million) contract to replace the Roseau West Bridge.

ST LUCIA

Will PM dismount IMPACS tiger before Polling Day ?

The Star newspaper

In the link below you will find journalist Rick Wayne latest views on the last meeting between the EU delegation and St Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony on appointment of a new commissioner of Police and a DPP to help with investigations of the IMPACS report.

SLP to officially launch Anse La Raye/Canaries candidate

St Lucia news online

The Saint Lucia Labour Party’s Candidate for Anse La Raye/Canaries will be officially launched on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Flood-Beaubrun ready to recapture Castries Central seat

St Lucia news online

Former Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun said she hopes to recapture the Castries Central seat at this year’s election. The newly endorsed candidate told a media conference on Tuesday that re-entering politics was not an easy decision for her, but she gave it deep thought before she decided to run again.

SOCIETE

ANTIGUA

Suppliers to get 10 per cent of CIP referrals

Antigua observer

Acting CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) Thomas Anthony has confirmed that mechanisms are being put in place to compensate suppliers, who bring in successful applicants under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).

DOMINICA

OECS environmental sustainability ministers to meet in Dominica

Dominica vibes

OECS Ministers responsible for environmental portfolios will meet in Roseau, Dominica on 4 and 5 May 2016, for their third meeting, since the Revised Treaty of Basseterre came into force.

ST KITTS

PM Harris leads delegation to Washington, D.C.

SKN vibes

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris is in the U.S. capital today, where he is leading a delegation that includes the Cabinet Secretary, Mrs. Josephine Huggins ; the Minister of Energy, Ian Liburd, and officials from the St. Kitts and Nevis Embassy in Washington, D.C. The delegation is scheduled to attend the U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit at the U.S. Department of State on Tuesday, May 3rd and Wednesday, May 4th.

ST LUCIA

St Lucia’s CIB rebuffs criticisms about CIP programme

The Star newspaper

The Citizenship by Investment Board (CIB) has defended its four month old Citizen by Investment Programme (CIP) following criticism by an international financial expert who said it is not well designed and suffers from lack of transparency. CIB chief executive officer, Cindy McClean, said that while her organisation respects anyone’s right to critique the programme as it provides an opportunity to re-examine and improve the programme, the CIB will “correct misconceptions and inaccuracies about CIP St Lucia”.

Italian gov’t provides support for Comprehensive Flood Early Warning System

St Lucia news online

The Italian Government has agreed to provide financial support to the Government of Saint Lucia for a state-of-the-art Flood and Hazard Early Warning System and Information Centre. The agreement between the two countries was formalised during the recently concluded Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement at UN Headquarters in New York, by Saint Lucia’s Sustainable Development Minister Hon. James Fletcher and his Italian counterpart, Hon. Gian Luca Galletti

ECONOMIE

ANTIGUA

Venture Capital Fund gets government money

Antigua observer

Government has injected EC $2.7 million (US $1 million) into the Antigua Barbuda Development Bank for its Venture Capital Fund.

ST LUCIA

Gov4t gets more funds from Taiwan

The voice newspaper

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has once again demonstrated its support to the Government and people of St Lucia with a donation of two cheques totaling of $3,888,113.57.

SANTE

ANTIGUA

Nation records first Zika case

Antigua observer

The Ministry of Health has said there is no need for panic as the country confirmed a Gray’s Farm woman as its first case of Zika.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Anti-Corruption Strategy Coming - New Commissioner ; Says Some Cops Buy Into Temptation

BVI platinum news now

Newly appointed Commissioner of Police, Mr. Michael Matthews has announced that steps are already being taken to implement an anti-corruption strategy as part of his efforts to root out corrupt officers in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). A counter corruption team is being put together.

ST LUCIA

FRANCE

L’élection présidentielle se tiendra les 23 avril et 7 mai 2017

France Antilles Martinique

Le porte-parole du gouvernement, Stéphane Le Foll a annoncé que la prochaine élection présidentielle se tiendra les dimanches 23 avril et 7 mai 2017, tandis que les élections législatives auront lieu les dimanches 11 et 18 juin

Dernière modification : 04/05/2016

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