Revue de Presse du 20 mars 2015

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REVUE DE PRESSE VENDREDI 20 MARS 2015

POLITICS

ANTIGUA

Wilmoth Daniel predicts one term for ABLP

Antigua Observer

Member of Parliament for the St Phillips South Constituency, Wilmoth Daniel said all is not lost for the United Progressive Party (UPP) as he is predicting a one-term reign for the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) government.

Hurst says Cabinet only knew of Josiah’s arrest Wednesday

Antigua Observer

The executive arm of government played no part in the series of events surrounding the detention and subsequent laying of charges against General Manager of the Antigua & Barbuda Transport Board Harry Josiah, government’s Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst said.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Penn blurs party line amid land seizure

BVI News

Government lawmaker Marlon Penn stunned many yesterday when he sided with members of the Opposition in declining to support the compulsory acquisition of a parcel of land in the East End area of Tortola.

BiWater should go, Vanterpool declares

BVI News

In a surprising development, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool last evening declared that he wants the government take over water production in the British Virgin Islands and then expel the UK-based BiWater from the territory….

Fraser seeks dialogue with premier

BVI News

Representative of the Third Electoral District Julian Fraser told the House of Assembly yesterday (March 19) that he is willing to sit down and dialogue with Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith in an effort to revive the highly controversial Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development project.

Premier trapped governors, Fraser claims

BVI News

Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith is being accused of questionably influencing Governor John Duncan and former governor Boyd McCleary during deliberations that resulted in a final ruling not to appoint a Commission of Enquiry into the government’s controversial cruise pier project in Road Town, Tortola.

DOMINICA

Dominica PM should stay out of US-Venezuela dispute, says opposition

Caribbean News Now

The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has told Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit that Dominica has no issue with the United States, where thousands of Dominican-born individuals have been able to earn a living….

ST.KITTS – NEVIS

Unity Govt. won on ticket of deception says Dr. Douglas

SKN Vibes

IN addition to charging that the Government was stolen from the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Leader of that party and former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said the present administration won its way into government “on a ticket of deception”.

ECONOMIE

ANTIGUA

IMF reports ”rapid decline” in tourism

Antigua Observer

A “rapid decline” in tourism arrivals has led the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to revise down its projections for economic growth in the country to 2.1 per cent for 2015, from 2.4 per cent in 2014.

BARBADOS

Arthur warns of downgrade threat

Barbados Today

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is warning that Government’s massive spending could trigger more credit rating downgrades.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ST.KITTS – NEVIS

St Kitts-Nevis police high command rebukes commissioner

Caribbean News Now

The war of words over the alleged demotion of St Kitts and Nevis police Inspector Rosemary Isles-Roberts reached a new level Wednesday with the Police High Command publicly rebuking Police Commissioner CG Walwyn – who is reportedly on leave – for his accusations of victimization.

ST.LUCIA

Stranded Lambirds Academy Student Appeals To Gov’t. HELP !

The Voice SLU Online

ONE of the students now stranded here as a result of the Lambirds Academy fallout says the government needs to do more to address the plight he and other students now face.

Gov’t provides support for alleged human trafficking victims

St.Lucia News Online

The Government of Saint Lucia, through the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security has over the past weeks undertaken measures to secure the safety and health of approximately 76 individuals alleged to be victims of suspected Human Trafficking.

CHRONICS

CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW

Commentary : Vanuatu and Tuvalu - inadequate response to human suffering

By Sir Ronald Sanders

People on the East Coast of the United States and the Caribbean should consider how best they might lend a helping hand to the people of the islands of Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific whose lives have been shattered by Cyclone Pam that struck them on the night of March 13.

Letter : I hope Ralph Gonsalves is able to finish the work of Maurice Bishop

By Nigel X Huggins

They say that history has a habit of repeating itself. But if we look closely at our Caribbean past, it resembles a repeat but not quite, in fact some would like to say “not at all”.

THE VOICE SLU ONLINE

Sooner Or Later, Something Will Drop

By Stan Bishop

I’M willing to bet my next few pay cheques that bits of the IMPACS report that now seem too sensitive to be divulged for national security reasons will soon be “leaked” into the public domain.

Impacts From IMPACS

By The Virginian

SAINT LUCIA’S Prime Minister is by all accounts an honourable man ; a brilliant academician and one highly schooled in political science and the law, especially Constitutional Law.

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