Revue de presse du 25 janvier 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 25 JANVIER 2017

POLITIQUE

SAINT KITTS

Nevis MP says injustices after injustices are being meted out to Members of the Opposition by Speaker Michael Perkins

SKN Vibes

Nevis’ lone opposition parliamentarian in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, Hon. Patrice Nisbett said democratic principles and traditions are under siege in the parliamentary history of St. Kitts and Nevis. He lamented that the Speaker shows flagrant and blatant partiality towards the Government. He says Speakers when presiding over Parliament have to be fair and balanced and that certainly does not happen towards the Opposition.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

CARIBBEAN

End obsolete public service syndrome

Barbados Today

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture in Barbados is calling for an end to the “obsolete public service syndrome” which affects Barbados and the entire Caribbean. He says that the private sector cannot effectively contribute to overall economic growth at the national or regional levels unless the necessary enabling environment is adequately and meaningfully created to support and facilitate business.

SAINT LUCIA

Demand for bananas increases

St Lucia News Online

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives has confirmed that there is increased interest in Saint Lucia’s banana exports. The banana exporting Winfresh has signed contracts for this year and there are more provisions for exports to the UK. The offer to export to the French market has been held back to the passing of Tropical storm Mathew which hit the country last year.

CARIBBEAN

UK supports development of sustainable Commonwealth marine economies

St Lucia News Online

Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK are joining up this week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region. Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are set to benefit from the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) programme workshop. Key themes to be addressed will include the opportunities and challenges Caribbean states face in developing their marine economies, including strengthening food security ; enabling blue economies, safeguarding the marine environment ; and supporting marine resilience.

FINANCE

DOMINICA

PM Skerrit dissatisfied with tardiness of international financial institutions

Dominica News Online

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, has expressed dissatisfaction with International Financial Institutions and their tardiness in getting projects started in developing countries such as his. He lamented that if the institutions were to really assist the developing countries in being climate resilient and able to respond adequately to disasters, they need to see how they can make access to financing much more accessible.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

DOMINICA

Dominican diplomat arrested after international manhunt

Dominica News Online

A 43 year old Iranian, who is a Dominican diplomat, has been arrested after a lengthy international manhunt and has been extradited to Iran through Havana and Moscow to face trial. He is allegedly involved in Iran’s biggest ever corruption scandal. He is accused of helping to embezzle billions of dollars while Iran evaded international oil sanctions. Monfared was issued a Dominican diplomatic passport in March 2015. Unconfirmed reports said that he was arrested in Dominica.

SAINT LUCIA

Canadian pleads guilty to causing ‘TJ’ Elibox’s death

St Lucia News Online

The Canadian man held responsible for the drowning death of four-year-old boy Terrel Joshua Elibox almost two years ago off the Bois Shadon Beach in Vieux Fort, has changed his plea to guilty. Sahab Jamshidi pleaded guilty to causing death by recklessness or gross negligence when he appeared in the High Court on 24 January. He is due back in court on February 3, 2017 to hear his sentence.

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