Revue de presse du 10 janvier 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 10 JANVIER 2017
A few weeks after a protest in front of parliament building in Castries, Vieux Fort residents have once again expressed their dissatisfaction of the project, this time with a solidarity march which took place in the town of Vieux Fort last Sunday.
The Foreign Minister for the Overseas Territories and Caribbean will travel for the first time to Anguilla, St Kitts & Nevis and Saint Lucia from 8 – 12 January. Her visit will focus mainly on economic development, security and justice reform, climate change and tourism.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has come out in defense of Ambassador Casroy James James has admitted to no more than a business relationship with “an affiliate of Meinl Bank” and to having accepted an unspecified sum of money as part of a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) related business agreement.
Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), who hails from the neighboring island of Grenada, made a presentation to the Cabinet of Ministers about the ongoing work of the ECCB. He assumed duties as the third Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) on 1 February 2016.
St Lucia News Online
Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Lucia inked Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation in the Exchange of Financial Intelligence Related to Money Laundering, Associated Predicate Offences and Terrorism Financing on January 9, 2017.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says that while the appointment of judges and support staff for the judiciary remains a priority, citizens need to do their part in stopping criminality in its track. His government also intends to take various measures this year in tackling crime.
The Dialysis Unit of the long government –run hospital will receive additional equipment and supplies. During his throne speech, the Governor General indicated that such will be purchased from the funds of the Citizenship by Invest Programme.