Revue de presse du 23 février 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 23 FEVRIER 2017
Leader of the Opposition, Baldwin Spencer, is claiming that political biases decides which individuals or groups get air time on the state owned radio and television, Antigua Broadcasting Service. He says during his two terms as Prime Minister, there was an open policy because the media house belongs to the people of the country.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Virgin Islands News Online
Today, 23rd February 2017, Premier and Minister for Finance of the British Overseas Territory, Dr the Hon. Orlando Smith will defend the 2017 Appropriation Act in the House of Assembly, while the opposition is expected to speak on the poor governance of the Territory.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
St Lucia Times
The ground breaking ceremony for the Dennery North water supply re-development initiative was held last week. The Prime Minister describes the project as “europhic”. The project is managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) with a financial contribution of five million dollars from the Mexican Government.
I Witness News
Prime Minister Gonsalves says that in light of lack of interest by the private sector, his government will have to fund and manage the cargo terminal. He was hoping that a private sector entity would have done such. However, he further urged the sector to invest in more hotel rooms. The EC$700 million was officially opened on 14th February 2017.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Caribbean News Now
Two weeks after violence broke out in the capital Roseau, following a public meeting organised by the opposition parties, the President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, H.E. Charles Savarin, has addressed the nation. He took time to caution his fellow countrymen to resist the temptation to tarnish the name and image of the country or its vital economic interests.
Caribbean News Now
Dr Thelma Phillip Browne, St Kitts & Nevis Ambassador to the United States is encouraging the federation to seek partnership in strengthening its policies and legislation regarding the resettlement and reintegration of deportees. The statement comes in light of the recent executive order by the President of the United States on the detention and removal of illegal migrants.
Former Premier of Nevis and Leader of the Nevis Reformation Party), the Hon. Joseph Parry has said that the Nevis Island Administration is paying lip service to crime thereby not formulating any legislation or policies to curb on criminal activities on the small island.
St Lucia News Online
The High Court has ordered Sahab Jamshidi, Canadian national and former medical student, to pay $75,000 in compensation to the estate of the deceased or serve three years in jail till paid. He was charged for the drowning death of a 4 year old early 2015. He has reportedly paid the sum and is scheduled to leave the island today or tomorrow.
A political scientist in Barbados, Dr George Belle, is foreseeing only one outcome to the battle between the Governor of the Central Bank and the Finance Minister. Belle says that that there is no turning back for the Governor who has been fighting to protect his professional reputation.
First Care International and its partner donors will provide up to US$250 million in grants to the public hospitals in the region so as to improve health care services which have proven to be a challenge due to lack of funding. The funds will be made available as early as 1st march 2017 considering the serious situations which some hospitals are faced with.