Revue de Presse du 7 septembre 2015

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 07 SEPTEMBRE 2015

POLITICS

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

NHI Petition garners 455 supporters

Virgin Islands news

The petition demanding that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government take the National Health Insurance (NHI) back to the drawing boards appears to have picked up steam over the weekend.

ST LUCIA

UWP threatens protest action if school subsidies are not increased

St Lucia news online

The United Workers Party (UWP) is calling on the government to immediately increase the school feeding and transportation subsidies to $3 million and said if this is not done soon enough, they will have no choice but to express their dissatisfaction through a protest march.

Attorney seeking to contest Soufriere seat at next elections

St Lucia news online

Attorney-at-Law Alfred Alcide has expressed an interest in contesting the Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques constituency at the next general elections under the United Workers Party (UWP).

DOMINICA

USVI delegation meets PM Skerrit

Dominica vibes

A high-level delegation from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) met with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in Dominica on Sunday 6 September 2015.

ST KITTS

World Bank praises SKN’s economic growth

WINN FM

The World Bank joins the IMF in praising the economic progress of St. Kitts and Nevis.

RELATIONS REGIONAL ET INERNATIONAL

ST LUCIA

Minister Fletcher leads discussions at climate change ministerial meeting in Paris

St Lucia news online

Saint Lucia’s Minister for Sustainable Development, Hon. James Fletcher, is currently in Paris participating in the second informal ministerial meeting on climate change, hosted by the incoming President of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Hon. Laurent Fabius, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs.

ECONOMIE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Loan agreement signed for $35M electricity project

BVI News

The BVI Social Security Board (SSB) and the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) have inked a $35M loan agreement to fund the Phase V Development Project to upgrade the territory’s electrical infrastructure.

DOMINICA

Dominica gets help from Japan

Dominica news online

Following a request from the Government of Dominica to relieve those affected by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, the government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided emergency relief to the country amounting to US$100,000.

ST KITTS

Government of Venezuela loans US $ 5 million to St. Kitts and Nevis for small to medium enterprises

SKN Vibes

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has signed a loan agreement of US$5 million with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through the Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) agreement today (September 04) which is intended to help business aspirants to set up small to medium size enterprises (SME’s) within the Federation.

Dernière modification : 08/09/2015

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