Revue de Presse du 24 mars 2015

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REVUE DE PRESSE MARDI 24 MARS 2015

POLITICS

ANTIGUA

Special committee to review Banking Act

Antigua Observer

The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), on Monday, urged widespread consultations, as government seeks passage of a new Baking Act (2015), which has had its first reading in parliament.

BARBADOS

Could it be a ploy ?

Barbados Today

Two leading political scientists are questioning the timing of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s announcement that he intends to complete the process of decolonization with the establishment of a republican form of government “in the very near future”.

ST.KITTS – NEVIS

Lessons in Avoiding Coalition Pitfalls

WinnFM

The experiences of the Peoples Partnership in Trinidad and Tobago can help the new Team Unity administration in Basseterre avoid obvious pitfalls, according to constitutional expert Dr Hamid Ghany.

ST.LUCIA

St Lucia opposition leadership under renewed attack from women’s group

Caribbea News Now

In what appears to be yet another misstep by the leadership of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Saint Lucia, the president of the party’s women’s arm, Woman In Action (WIA) has written to the party chairman complaining of disrespect for women.

Prime Minister urges collaboration on healthcare financing

St.Lucia News Online

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony recently expressed disappointment at the stalling of the formation of a Joint Committee of Parliament to address the financing of health care in Saint Lucia.

ECONOMIE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Grounds broken for ‘permanent solution’

BVI News

During the groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Phase Five electricity project yesterday, March 23, representatives of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) declared that the territory will soon experience a ‘permanent solution’ to its load shedding problems.

MONTSERRAT

Tuesday March 24th is budget day on Montserrat.

ZJB News

Tuesday March 24th is budget day on Montserrat.
And, the Honourable Premier and Minister of Finance and economic Management, Donaldson Romeo will be tabling the estimates of Revenue and expenditure for the fiscal year 2015/2016.

AGRICULTURE

DOMINICA

Austrie throws out challenge to Morne Prosper

Dominica News Online

Acting Prime Minister Reginald Austrie has told villagers of Morne Prosper that their community could become the vegetable basket of the Caribbean but collaboration is key to achieving this goal.

Onions introduced as viable cash crop

Dominica News Online

The Ministry of Agriculture is making arrangements to help onion growers on the island maximize results from this cash crop.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ANTIGUA

TRANSPORT BOARD TOLD TO REHIRE WORKERS

Antigua Observer

Senior Industrial Relations Officer of the Antigua & Barbuda Workers Union (A&BWU), Chester Hughes is hoping the management of the Antigua & Barbuda Transport Board will conform to a Labour Department ruling which went in favour of ex-employees who were fired last year.

Officials say no ban but restriction on poultry imports

Antigua Observer

It appears that government has back-pedalled on its decision to impose a ban on poultry and poultry products imported from the United States.

DOMINICA

Police investigate death of man set ablaze

Dominica News Online

Police Spokesman ASP Claude Weekes has confirmed that law men are conducting an investigation into the death of a man who was set ablaze in February.

ST.LUCIA

Firearm discovered during operation in Castries ; 3 arrested

St.Lucia News Online

On Monday, March 23, 2015 about 8:15 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries conducted an operation on Calcresent Street, Castries resulting in a vehicle being searched.

Eastern Caribbean hosts “abundant” transshipment points for illicit narcotics – US report

St.Lucia News Online

The US State Department has released its International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) for 2015.

RELATIONS REGIONALES ET INTERNATIONALES

ST.KITTS – NEVIS

CARICOM Member States Urged to Put Criminal Justice Reform High on Their Agenda

WinnFM

A leading jurist wants to see criminal justice reform high on the agenda of CARICOM countries.

SANTE

ST.LUCIA

Tuberculosis still a health threat in the Caribbean

St.Lucia News Online

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) joins the Region in observing World Tuberculosis (TB) day.

PAHO/WHO urges better detection and treatment of tuberculosis

St.Lucia News Online

On World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries in the Americas to step up efforts to detect and treat people with tuberculosis, to bring the epidemic to an end in the region by 2030.

CHRONICS

CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW

Letter : Allen Chastanet and Kenny Anthony threaten St Lucia’s democracy

By Tori Fatal

The season of Lent is cause for much reflection and abstinence. In essence, I would have liked to refrain from politics but, as Christ evangelized the gospel for our redemption, I am sure he can understand the need to do the same for the removal….

Commentary : Challenge or opportunity ? State-owned Chinese investment in the Caribbean

By Marvin Coleby

Caribbean leaders and politicians, as they tend to do, ignore the long-term effects of unregulated Chinese investment projects.

VIDEO LINKS

ST.LUCIA

HTS NEWS

SLP Zonal meeting fizzles

WASCO warns of intensifying drought !

TUF Training Program

Fire-fighters Close-Quarters training exercise

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