Revue de Presse du 09 mai 2016

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 09 MAI 2016

POLITICS

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Johnson siblings Julien & Patlian Out ! From Government posts

Virgin Islands news

Last month, Julien N. Johnson has resigned from his post as Director of BVI Finance. Meanwhile, his sister Patlian Johnson who held the post of Deputy Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, being responsible for Economic Development, has also left her government post.

ANTIGUA

UPP Calls On Michael Browne to Resign

Antigua observer

Two high- ranking members of The United Progressive Party (UPP) have called for the resignation of Education Minister Michael Browne, in light of the minister’s admission that decisions about education are made without his input.

BARBADOS

BLP’s hope

Barbados today

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), its gaze clearly fixed on returning to Government, Thursday night launched a Covenant of Hope, committing itself to standards to which it will aim, and a contract on what it has pledged to deliver.

Wrong Sir !

Barbados today

A longstanding Democratic Labour Party (DLP) member today argued that the Right Excellent Sir Grantley Adams should never have been listed among this nation’s pantheon of National Heroes.

DOMINICA

PM Skerrit says his government is transparent and accountable

Dominica news online

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has fired at critics who have said his government lacks of transparency in financial matter saying it is accountable and prudent.

ST KITTS

Italy’s special envoy to the Caribbean meets with SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley

ZIZ

Italy’s special Envoy for Caribbean states, his Excellency Paolo Serpi paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mark Brantley, at the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) office on May 5th. Mr. Brantley said the meeting was centred on deep discussions concerning Italy’s bid to be a member of the United Nation’s Security Council.

ST LUCIA

Frederick still undecided about contesting election

St Lucia news online

Former Housing Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Castries Central, Richard Frederick, has said there is a 90 percent chance that he might contest the next general election.

UWP is grasping at straws, says LPM Leader

St Lucia news online

Political Leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has accused the United Workers Party (UWP) of ‘grasping at straws’ and making wild promises because it is an election year.

SOCIETE

ANTIGUA

CIP limited time offer ends

Antigua observer

The flat rate limited time offer for applicants to the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) has, after two years, come to a close, having reportedly achieved its goal of attracting initial investors to the twin island state.

ST KITTS

OECS to focus on geothermal energy at St Kitts and Nevis forum

Caribbean news now

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission are partnering with the government of St Kitts and Nevis jointly to host a regional geothermal forum under the theme : ‘Opportunities and Synergies for Collaboration’.

CARIBBEAN

Joe Biden commends region on energy initiative

Antigua observer

US Vice President Joe Biden is encouraging the Caribbean to keep up the momentum that has the region poised to be “a new laboratory” for how the challenges facing island nations are dealt with.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

NHI showed the real population – Governor

BVI news

In light of the recent registration for Government’s compulsory National Health Insurance (NHI), Governor John Duncan has raised doubt about the 2010 census data that placed the population of the British Virgin Islands at 28,054. According to him, the NHI for which all legal residents are required to register shows the real population size.

DOMINICA

OECS brings exhibition on climate change to Dominica

Dominica vibes

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in collaboration with its Competitive Business Unit (CBU) hosted a two day Climate Fest at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium under the theme ‘Solidifying our Collective Approach to Environmental Sustainability’.

SANTE

GRENADA

Grenada confirms first zika case

ZIZ

The ministry of health has advised that Grenada has reported its first laboratory confirmed case of zika virus infection. A 27-year-old female non-Grenadian was diagnosed as the island’s first case of the mosquito related illness.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

DOMINICA

Gov’t to appoint three Magistrates

Dominica news online

Minister of Justice, Immigration and National Security Rayburn Blackmoore has announced that three new Magistrates will be appointed to assist in the improvement of the justice system in Dominica. The magistrates are former Chief Magistrate of Dominica, Gail Royer ; former Senior Magistrate of Antigua, Asquith Riviere and former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Hansel Valerie, who will be appointed as a Lay Magistrate.

FRANCE

Hollande : visite très politique à Rungis, à un an de la présidentielle

France Antilles Martinique

François Hollande a inauguré officiellement lundi la nouvelle "Halle bio" de Rungis, l’occasion de célébrer l’agriculture biologique mais surtout de délivrer une série de mises au point très politiques à un an de la présidentielle, même s’il se défend d’être déjà entré en campagne.

Baupin conteste les accusations, démissionne de l’Assemblée

France Antilles Martinique

Le député écologiste Denis Baupin a démissionné lundi de son poste de vice-président de l’Assemblée nationale quelques heures après avoir été mis en cause par des élues écologistes pour "harcèlement" ou "agression sexuelle", des accusations qu’il conteste.

Dernière modification : 09/05/2016

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