Revue de Presse du 25 avril 2016

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 25 AVRIL 2016

POLITICS

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Money Not Going Into Our Pockets - Dr. Pickering Defends

BVI platinum news

Deputy Premier Hon. Dr. Kedrick Pickering has sought to reject any innuendo that government was deliberately hiding something by not coming public earlier about the $8M which was diverted from the loan money for the East End/Long Look Sewerage Project over to the controversial Cruise Pier and Land side development.

BARBADOS

Two young Bees seeking to displace PM

Barbados today

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is expected to have a fresh and younger candidate in St Michael South to challenge Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in the next general election.

DOMINICA

Economic citizens to visit Dominica ; PM Skerrit warns against hostility

Dominica news online

Businessmen who received citizenship under Government’s Citizenship Program (CIP) in Europe and Asia are expected to visit Dominica soon to assist in areas in need.

Francis mulls political future

Dominica news online

Former United Workers Party (UWP) Deputy Leader and MP for the Roseau South Constituency, Joshua Francis has finally responded to comments made by some members of the public that he might abandon ship and cross over to the Dominica Labour Party (DLP).

PM Skerrit “not surprised” by UWP handling of Deputy Leader matter

Dominica news online

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit says he I not surprised that the United Workers Party Deputy Leader, Joshua Francis, was booted from the position at a delegate’s conference on Sunday.

More legal woes for Opposition Leader

Dominica vibes

Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton has been asked to agree to pay another substantial sum of money towards costs in the lawsuit filed by chartered accountant, Kieron Pinard Byrne.

ST LUCIA

C.I.P. UNDER FIRE – Specialist Cites Lack Of Transparency

The voice newspaper

An international financial services expert says St. Lucia’s four month old Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) is not well designed and suffers from structural problems and lack of transparency.

UWP plans to get rid of the Queen, set term limits for the Prime Minister.

St Lucia news online

The United Workers Party (UWP) plans to make constitutional amendment that would replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and make the island a republic.

PM warns Chastanet against releasing IMPACS report

St Lucia news online

Whilst speaking at a public meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has warned Allen Chastanet that releasing the CARICOM (IMPACS) Report in the public domain, can endanger the lives of people who gave evidence and compromise future prosecution.

ST KITTS

Proposals for electoral reform to be brought shortly before Parliament

SKN vibes

According to Attorney General Honourable Vincent Byron Jr, who is the minister responsible for electoral matters, “there will be coming into Parliament within a short time proposals for there to be a reform process” with respect to elections.

SOCIETE

ANTIGUA

Antigua & Barbuda walking the talk on climate change adaptation

Antigua observer

Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the government he leads fully understands that climate change is a real issue, and he is mobilising his fellow legislators and residents to become climate ready by implementing national activities on climate change.

Anthony approves new CIU boss

Antigua observer

The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) Thomas Anthony, has given his stamp of approval for the incoming Canadian who will be heading the unit from May 15. Thomas Anthony said that the former senior Canadian civil servant, Chisanga Chekwe, is a good fit for the position.

ST KITTS

PM Harris signs Paris Agreement at High-level UN ceremony

Antigua observer

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has on behalf of St. Kitts and Nevis, signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change during a historic high-level ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York on Friday (April 22).

DOMINICA

Dominica signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Dominica vibes

Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr Kenneth Darroux joined representatives of over one hundred and fifty (150) countries who signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on Friday 22 April 2016.

ST LUCIA

Saint Lucia hosts climate meeting

GIS

The Regional Coordinating Committee on Climate Change (RCCCC), under the chairmanship of Hon. Dr. James Fletcher of Saint Lucia, will meet in Saint Lucia this week to review the progress made in the implementation of the region’s climate change plan.

ECONOMIE

BARBADOS

30 per cent drop in Govt’s fuel import bill

Barbados today

The Freundel Stuart administration is reporting a dramatic drop in the amount it spent on fuel imports last year when compared to 2014. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler reported that Government spent approximately $452,400,000 on fuel imports for 2015, down approximately 30 per cent from the $645,400,000 spent in 2014.

FRANCE

Environnement : Le gouvernement donne des gages sur la transition énergétique

France Antilles Martinique

Montée en puissance des énergies renouvelables, fermeture de Fessenheim confirmée, prix donné au carbone : François Hollande et Ségolène Royal ont voulu montrer lundi, au premier jour de la conférence environnementale, que la transition énergétique du pays était bel et bien engagée.

Dernière modification : 25/04/2016

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