Revue de Presse du 13 octobre 2015

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 13 OCTOBRE 2015

POLITICS

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

UPP calls for campaign reform

Antigua observer

In the face of the UN bribery scandal, which has placed widespread public scrutiny on the country’s diplomatic service, the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) has issued a call for all-inclusive campaign financing reform.

“Large Sums Of Money In Politics Undermining Democracy”

Antigua observer

A former government minister in St Kitts and Nevis says the huge sums of money in politics are undermining democracy in Antigua and Barbuda and other small island states. Dwyer Astaphan says the huge costs of running an election campaign means the masses are robbed of their power.

Antigua will cooperate in John Ashe corruption probe

Dominica vibes

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said Sunday that his government will cooperate fully with the United Nations and the United States as investigations continue into the corruption allegations against former Antiguan Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr. John Ashe.

Police Probe Possible In UN Bribery Scandal

WINN FM

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has given the officers of the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda, the ok should they decide to launch an independent probe of local officials implicated in the ongoing United Nations bribery scandal.

The Hon. Baldwin Spencer, Leader of the Opposition on the John Ashe matter

Caribbean Times

Please find in the link below, a statement made by Antigua & Barbuda’s former Prime minister Baldwin Spencer on the John Ashe matter.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

I Don’t Agree - Dr. Smith

BVI platinum news

Premier and Finance Minister, Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith said he does not agree with international reports that the BVI is one of the world’s top three notorious tax havens.

ST LUCIA

St. Lucia To Lose Major Taiwan Ally

The voice newspaper

St Lucia stands to lose a major ally in Southeast Asia as Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, prepares to make way for another leader following the end of his back to back four*-year terms in office next year.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

DOMINICA

Linton ‘bloodied not bowed’ in Privy Council matter ; Pinard-Byrne says ‘priceless legal victory’

Dominica news online

Former journalist Lennox Linton says, the ruling from the London-based Privy Council in favor of Chartered Accountant Keiron Pinard-Byrne, is not for him to decide if it is justice or not however, his head is “bloodied, it is not bowed.”

Nuclear monitoring for Dominica

Dominica vibes

A new nuclear radiation monitoring station has recently gone online on 12 October 2015 in Dominica to monitor the levels of radiation on the island.

ECONOMIE

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Minister promises to urge payment of A&B debt to CARDI

Antigua observer

Antigua & Barbuda owes the Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI), $3.2 million, and although the Agriculture Minister Arthur Nibbs said he will push for payment to be made, he admits “the cash flow in the country is not where we’d want it.”

RELATIONS REGIONAL ET INTERNATIONAL

ST KITTS & NEVIS

Taiwan Partners with St. Kitts and Nevis in Crime Fighting

SKN vibes

The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has once again demonstrated its solidarity with the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis with the donation of two cheques, one of over EC$800,000 to aid anti-criminal activities and another of over EC$19,000 to mitigate disasters due to climate change.

Dernière modification : 13/10/2015

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