Revue de presse du 15 février 2017

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 15 FEVRIER 2017

POLITIQUE

SAINT KITTS

St. Kitts and Nevis and Sierra Leone commit to free movement of citizens

SKN Vibes

In its ongoing commitment to deepen relations and foster engagements with countries in the African Hemisphere, the Government has signed a mutual visa waiver agreement with Sierra Leone to grant free visa access to their citizens. High Commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, His Excellency Dr. Kevin M. Isaac and his colleague, High Commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, His Excellency Edward M Turay, were signatories of the said agreement.

SAINT VINCENT

Argyle’s success will lead to increased economic growth

I Witness News

During his address at the opening of the Argyle International Airport, Camillo Gonsalves, Minister responsible for Economic Planning, told the audience of the potential of the facility to act as a multiplier of development. The airport will also facilitate the further integration of the country into the global economy through various sectors such as tourism, agriculture, services and foreign investment.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

BARBADOS

Businesses worried about impact of Sinckler and Worrell’s break up

Barbados Today

The local businesses in Barbados, including the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Barbados International Business Association and the Barbados Private Sector Association, are all anxious to see the dispute between the Governor of the Central Bank and the Minister for Finance, resolved since the current row can spell more bad news for an already ailing economy.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

SAINT LUCIA

SLP candidate says : “Bring back hanging !”

St Lucia Times

John Charlery, the SLP endorsed candidate for Castries North in the 2016 elections, has called for hanging to be reintroduced in Saint Lucia as a means to deal with the current crime situation. He says it is in our books but the issue is that the human rights organisations and activists are always contesting. He expressed the view that the citizenry needs to come together to make the criminals understand “what it is”.

DOMINICA

Another protest near Police Headquarters

Dominica News Online

The vicinity of Police Headquarters was the sight of another protest by citizens showing support for Claudius Sandford, former Deputy Leader of the Opposition United Workers Party earlier today. Sandford was taken into custody for questioning early this morning in light of the violence and vandalism which took place in Roseau last week.

SAINT LUCIA

PM concerned about Venezuelan arms, drugs

St Lucia Times

The Prime Minister says he is concerned about the increase in cases of drug trafficking and arms involving Venezuelans in the country, and such has been the source of the problem. His comments came against the backdrop of the US announcement of the vice president of Venezuela being an international drug trafficker, causing the US to slap him with severe sanctions.

SANTE

BARBADOS

Plans for new hospital unclear

Barbados Today

The Minister of Health announced last April the Government’s plans for the construction of a new hospital were still on the cards. By November 2016, the same Minister indicated that the plans had been put on hold, and the Government was focusing on improving the existing Queen Elizabeth Hospital which was been servicing the country since 1964.

FRANCE/EU

DOMINICA

Dominica hosts exchange students from Martinique

Dominica News Online

A group of students from the Ambroise “Palix Saint Joseph” Primary School of Martinique are currently in Dominica on a cultural exchange. The initiative is being undertaken by the National Youth Council of Dominica and an NGO in Martinique, in view of increasing the bond and cooperation between the two islands.

Dernière modification : 15/02/2017

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