Revue de Presse du 19 octobre 2016

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 19 OCTOBRE 2015

POLITICS

ANTIGUA

DEATH TO DEMOCRACY

Antigua observer

Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Juno Samuel, is calling for a ban on private funding for political campaigns. Mr. Samuel said there should be stringent laws that severely punish politicians through penalties and fines for using private funding for political campaign.

Condemnation of PM Browne’s treatment of Dr John Ashe

Antigua Observer

Political advisor and former UN Ambassador Dr Isaac Newton said Prime Minister Gaston Browne was too quick to throw former ambassador Dr John Ashe “under the bus”, especially since the former diplomat has not yet been convicted of wrong- doing.

BARBADOS

Bees warned to get house in order

Nation news

Opposition Member of Parliament for St James North, Edmund Hinkson, sent out a strong warning to the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to get their house in order or risk losing the next general elections.

ST KITTS & NEVIS

St. Kitts Unveils Revamped Citizenship Programme

Dominica vibes

The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris has announced changes to the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme.

Team Unity Government Committed to PEP Reform says PM Harris

SKN Vibes

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, has promised that his government will restructure the People’s Empowerment Programme (PEP).

CBI Applications Down, but AG Confident about Program’s Future

WINN FM

Attorney General Vincent Byron Junior says the government is confident about the Citizenship by Investment programme future, after applications to programme has been down compared to last year, and may never return to earlier levels with the competition from other players in the region.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

$11m not spent –Gov’t hopes projects were faster

BVI News

The British Virgin Islands government so far has spent less than half of the $15.67 million loan it received in the year 2013 for infrastructural projects under an agreement signed with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

ST LUCIA

Flood-Beaubrun confident about being elected new UWP leader

St Lucia news online

Former government minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun has expressed confidence of securing the leadership position of the United Workers Party (UWP) at the next party convention. Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun accepted the nomination for the post of political leader, on Sunday, Oct. 18 at the party 39th Conference of Delegates meeting in Ti Rocher, Micoud where nominations were accepted for the November 15 National Convention.

LPM Against Economic Citizenship SLP-Style

The voice newspaper

The Lucian people’s movement (LPM) has distanced itself from the type of Citizenship by investment programme the ruling St Lucia Labour party (SLP) government says it will implement on January 1st 2016.

RELATIONS INTERNATIONAL ET REGIONAL

ANTIGUA

Agreements between Antigua and Venezuela

Antigua observer

The government of Antigua and Barbuda and Venezuela has agreed to several areas of cooperation. Prime Minister Gaston Browne describes the proposed construction of the Simon Bolivar resort as the most exciting of them all.

Venezuela buys 25 percent stake in Antigua and Barbuda oil company

St Lucia news online

Venezuela announced Saturday that its state-owned oil company will buy a 25 percent stake in West Indies Oil Co. and that it will establish a regional bank with the Antigua and Barbuda government to fund a new resort.

ECONOMIE

GRENADA

Grenada Gets US$250,000 fund from Venezuela for Eye care Clinic

Antigua focus

The government of Venezuela has pledged US$250,000, for the establishment of a new eye clinic at the General Hospital in Grenada.

ST KITTS & NEVIS

St. Kitts and Nevis generates $EC 200 million from cruise tourism

SKN Vibes

According to Minister of Tourism, Hon. Lindsay Grant, St. Kitts and Nevis has generated about $EC 200 million from cruise tourism alone, whilst creating 1,293 jobs.

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