Revue de presse du 22 décembre 2016

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 22 DECEMBRE 2016

POLITIQUE

ANTIGUA

Lennox Weston lashes out at powerful countries

Antigua Observer

Leader of government business in the Senate Lennox Weston said Antigua & Barbuda’s development is being hindered when it is pressured by more powerful countries to pass laws that are in their favour but not “necessarily” to our benefit.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Work permit fee increase takes effect in April 2017

BVI Platinum News

The government is delivering on its word to impose various fee hikes, and members of the expatriate community will have to brace themselves for an increase in work permit fees in April 2017. The government is hoping to raise an additional $2.7M from the new fee structure, as it struggles to raise needed revenue.

CARICOM

End of year message by CARICOM chairman, Roosevelt Skerrit

Dominica News Online

Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica says that the regional body has come to the end of an interesting and impactful year, which has seen studied and deliberate progress in the integration movement. The advancement of the reform process is a key element towards achieving that goal and he applauds the headway being made in that regard.

ECONOMIE/AFFAIRE

BARBADOS

Economy will grow by 1.6 per cent – ECLAC

Barbados Today

The Barbados economy is expected to grow by 1.6 per cent this year and 2.1 per cent next year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). These projections are slightly different from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) predicted growth rate of 1.7 per cent for both this year and 2017. The Central Bank of Barbados has projected economic growth of 1.4 per cent this year and 1.7 per cent next year.

ANTIGUA

Antigua PM says RUBIS could leave country

Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has indicated that it has no problem if the French-owned RUBIS gas company decides to leave the island following moves to deny it monopolizing the retail sector in the country. RUBIS has written to gas station owners in Antigua indicating that it would not be renewing their leases in the New Year, a situation that has been denounced by the Gaston Browne administration.

CARIBBEAN

Global risks could affect growth

Nation News

Global risks and uncertainties in 2017 will have diverse effects on the region’s economic performance. Unlike in 2016 when the region contracted by 1.1 per cent, and despite complex external conditions and a number of risks, the region’s economy is expected to switch direction and return positive growth of 1.3 per cent

DOMINICA

Air Antilles introduces new Dominica/Martinique flights

Dominica News Online

The long awaited Air Antilles Martinique/Dominica return flight took to the skies this week. The first flight left Douglas Charles Airport on Monday 19th December for the Aimé Césaire International Airport. Passengers from Europe can also fly via Paris with Air France and have seamless travel all the way to Dominica because of the code sharing agreements between both companies.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

SAINT KITTS

PM Harris calls on public to be more involved in crime fight

SKN Vibes

AS law enforcement agencies continue to grapple with the ongoing gun-related violence and other forms of criminal activities in St. Kitts and Nevis, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris is reminding the public that they need to play their part.

SOCIETE

SAINT LUCIA

Extended shopping hours for Christmas season

St Lucia News Online

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs wishes to inform the public and the business sector that Cabinet considered a request from the St.Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and approved extended shopping hours during the 2016 Christmas Season.

FRANCE

Guadeloupe

French nationals missing at sea

Dominica News Online

Two French fishermen are believed to be missing at sea after not being seen or heard of for over 8 days now. The men, natives of Guadeloupe, left port on December 13th at around 8pm on a routine trip and have not been heard from since.

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