Revue de Presse du 12 mars 2015

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REVUE DE PRESSE JEUDI 12 MARS 2015

POLITICS

BARBADOS

Step down, Mara

Barbados Today

Political scientist, Peter Wickham, believes Mara Thompson, widow of the late Prime Minister, David Thompson, should resign her St John parliamentary seat in her own interest and her children’s.

Barbados opposition blanked on motion of no confidence against Speaker

Caribbean 360

The main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) says it will allow the voters to decide on the issue after Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson ruled against a motion of no confidence in the Speaker Michael Carrington being debated.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Coalition gov’t needed – DeCastro

BVI News

While stating that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) are in need of true competition, social commentator Donald de Castro last evening expressed hope that a coalition government will be voted into power when the next general election is held.

ST.KITTS-NEVIS

St Kitts-Nevis foreign affairs minister denies revoking diplomatic passports

Caribbean News Now

Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley has dismissed allegations made by former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas, who is quoted as saying that he understands that the new government in St Kitts and Nevis has revoked the diplomatic passports issued to former‎ ministers of the Labour administration.

ECONOMIE

ANTIGUA

Gov’t aims to pay HMB by month end

Antigua Observer

Over three months after promising in court to pay Half Moon Bay (HMB) Holdings Limited within 30 days, the government said it now hopes to, within weeks, make the first payment.

Gov’t senator questions incentives giveaway...

Antigua Observer

Leader of Government Business in the Senate Lennox Weston has questioned the government’s policy of providing huge tax incentives and waivers to encourage investment in the country..

ST.VINCENT

Gonsalves dismisses arguments by prominent St Vincent businessman

Caribbean 360

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has dismissed claims by a prominent businessman here that failure to build a new city at Arnos Vale, east of here, has led to his business going into receivership, placing more than 100 jobs on the line.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ANTIGUA

PM rules out APC settlement, prepares for court battle

Antigua Observer

Less than a month after the government said it was nearing an out-of-court settlement with the Hadeed-owned Antigua Power Company (APC), Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said he is now resigned to fighting the matter in court.

ST.KITTS-NEVIS

St Kitts-Nevis elections supervisor questioned by police

Caribbean News Now

Supervisor of Elections Wingrove George is assisting the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force with investigations into the Electoral Office and the events….

ST.LUCIA

St. Lucian among cruise ship employees charged with smuggling cocaine in their underwear

St.Lucia News Online

A St. Lucian national is among five Norwegian Cruise Line employees who were busted by Federal authorities on Sunday, March 8 after they were accused of smuggling seven kilogrammes of cocaine from Honduras in their spandex underwear.

RELATIONS REGIONALES ET INTERNATIONALES

Caribbean labour ministers commit to strengthening social dialogue

Caribbean News Now

The ninth International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting of Caribbean labour ministers concluded on March 4, 2015, with a commitment to strengthen social dialogue further, both….

GRENADA

Venezuela assures Grenada of continued support under PetroCaribe

Caribbean News Now

Grenada need not fear that falling world oil prices will result in a threat to the PetroCaribe programme. In fact, the Venezuelan government has assured Grenada and other PetroCaribe member states that as long as it holds the reins of power, they will continue to benefit.

Grenada wants united postion on Caricom taxes

St.Lucia News Online

Grenada is seeking a meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ahead of plans to implement taxes on a wide range of goods approved by the Council of Trade and Economic Development (COTED) which is shall be responsible…

CHRONICS

CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW

Letter : The US should sanction all the ALBA satellite states as well, not just Venezuela

By Peter Binose

I read with interest on Caribbean News Now the latest US position with regard to Venezuela :

Commentary : Freedom of information in the Caribbean : Twenty years and beyond

By Aylair Livingstone

The Caribbean has caught up with the global trend that now counts more than 100 countries with Freedom of Information (FOI) laws. Over the past 20 years, the majority of the 20 member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

VIDEO LINKS

ST.LUCIA

HTS NEWS

Francis & Francis heated exchange !

Fears over US sanctions on Venezuela

UWP chairman dismisses Mondesir’s assertions

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