Revue de presse du 20 janvier 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 20 JANVIER 2017

POLITIQUE

GRENADA

Grenada minister accused of misleading statements

Caribbean News Now

Minister for Health, Nicolas Steele, during a post-cabinet press briefing on Tuesday in Grenada, made a number of what have been described as misleading statements pertaining to the Grenadian by Rex Resorts and the requirements outlined in the 99-year lease with the government. He also said that government’s initiative to acquire the property is to ensure that the property serves the public interest to maximum benefit of the people of Grenada.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

BARBADOS

PM ready to talk on CSME

Barbados Today

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who is the leading spokesman on the CSME within CARICOM says the time has come for “full and frank discussions” on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. He acknowledged that the CSME was a journey on which regional governments had embarked. He also said that CARICOM should not allow random challenges to divert its attention from what it has achieved

FINANCE

ANTIGUA

IRD commissioner addresses UBT concerns

Antigua Observer

Ralph Warner, Commissioner at the Inland Revenue Department has attempted to allay the concerns of many people who could have to pay the quarterly Unincorporated Business Tax which took effect in Antigua on 1st July 2016, after the Personal Income Tax was repealed. He says that sole traders and business partners will be those most affected by this new tax.

DOMINICA

PM Skerrit urges farmers to take advantage of AID Bank loan facility

Dominica News Online

Prime Minister Roosevelt is urging farmers to take advantage of the loan programme at the Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank (AID) Bank. According to Skerrit, his government has placed $10-million at the AID Bank at an interest rate of three percent, with a grace period of six months to benefit farmers.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

UK Specialists to assess gun needs

BVI News

The Commissioner of Police, with the authorization of the Government, has approached the UK Government regarding firearm usage in the territory. The UK has agreed to send specialists firearms officers to assess the future needs for this territory. The Commissioner also noted the increase in the size of the Police Immediate Response Unit and the need for them to be armed 24 hours a day.

SAINT KITTS

Her Majesty’s Prison still overcrowded

Winn FM

The Superintendent of Prisons says that despite the dramatic decrease in the prison population over the last years, the management and staff of HMP continue to deal with the issue of overcrowding. The St Kitts prison houses 183 inmates while the Nevis Prison Farm houses an additional 21 inmates. The facility was built to hold only sixty (60) persons, therefore anything beyond that amount would be overcrowding.

SANTE

CARIBBEAN

Weed killer used in Caribbean linked to fatal liver disease

Virgin Islands News Online

The active ingredient called glyphosate found in Monsanto’s weed-killer Roundup and other herbicides, which are widely used in the Caribbean and around the world, can cause liver disease according to a new study. The chemical can now be detected in common food items such as cereals and wine, and even childhood vaccines. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) nevertheless said the ingredient is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet.” The Health and Environment Alliance, a European non-profit which addresses how the environment affects health in the European Union, has also urged a ban on glyphosate in response to the study.

Dernière modification : 20/01/2017

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