Revue de presse du 08 novembre 2016

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POLITICS

BARBADOS

Local political pundits predict Democratic victory 08

Barbados today

Reudon Eversley & Peter Wickham, two Barbadian political pundits are predicting a comfortable victory for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over Republican nominee Donald Trump. Both gave Clinton the edge, saying she was most likely to secure the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the presidency.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

BVI residents predict victory for Hillary 08

BVI news

Donald DeCastro, a businessman and social commentator in the BVI believes that Hilary Clinton will become the first female President of the US. He went ahead by saying that “Clinton is going to be the winner by a big margin. The polls are not always right ; and that’s my gut feeling,” “Clinton has experience ; Trump is a crazy man, a racist and all those stuff.”

ST LUCIA

“The UWP must relieve Choiseul students of the misery they face” – SLP 07

St Lucia news online

The Saint Lucia Labour Party is expressing solidarity with the protesting students of the Choiseul Secondary School. Students last week protested over the deplorable conditions of the school and the slow pace at which the UWP Government is proceeding to address the situation.

SOCIETE

DOMINICA

British PM Theresa May demands answers from Baroness Scotland over expenses reports 08

Dominica news online

Theresa May has called for Baroness Scotland, the Commonwealth secretary general, to answer allegations that she spent large sums to refurbish a grace and favour home, saying the Labour peer would be judged on how she reformed her institution..

ST LUCIA

Chastanet announces reduction in VAT 07

St Lucia times

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has announced a reduction in the standard rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) from the current fifteen to 12.5 percent. According to the PM, The reduction, which will take effect on February 1, 2017, will pump $52.5 million into the hands of St. Lucians.

IMF predicts 1.5% growth for St. Lucia this year 04

St Lucia news online

According to the IMF, St Lucia is expected to see a 1.5% growth this year. One of the lowest growth predictions for the Caribbean as the country continues to recover from the 2008 economic crisis.

Mexico Helps St. Jude with Morgue, Security

The voice newspaper

In response to calls from the government for donations toward the St Judes hospital that was unfortunately burned down in 2009, Mexico offered to donate three major projects, a morgue, security monitoring and an ambulance building.

FRANCE

Dominica and EU sign Euro 8.9-million post-Erika rehabilitation agreement 07

Dominica news online

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has signed an 8.9 million Euro Financing Agreement with the European Union to further support the continued efforts of the Government to rehabilitate the country after the damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika in 2015.

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