Inter-patronale, animal feed, success at the cinema: the news on the 1st of Friday July 8

Most of the news on Friday July 8 in New Caledonia with the decision of the inter-employer to suspend its activities within the tax reform monitoring committee, the wish of the Agissons pour le sud group in favor of a resumption of political discussions, the threat hanging over animal nutrition or even the surprise success of the screening of the Japanese film The Island Closest to Paradise.

They therefore left the table of the government monitoring committee. Decision taken in response to the filing of the reform bill presented to Congress by L’Eveil Océanien on June 2nd. A measure taken “without preparation and without consultation”. According to the inter-employer, these five texts propose to increase “of not less than 10 billion”the social security contributions of the self-employed, civil servants and employees.

The signature of the AFD loan guaranteed by the State of 175 million euros is scheduled for this Friday morning at the government. These almost 21 billion francs should make it possible to finance part of the costs linked to the Covid crisis, but also to bail out the social accounts and participate in the recovery of the economy.

After the province of the islands yesterday morning, it is the turn of the Agissons pour le Sud group to submit today to the assembly of the southern province a wish relating to the opening of dialogue between local separatist and loyalist actors. Objective: to prepare the exit process from the Nouméa Accord.

Between a shortage of flour and rising prices of raw materials, the situation is getting tighter for the animal feed sector, also known as feed milling. This worrying situation directly affects breeders, especially those in the pig industry.

The executive met for the last time in Moselle Bay yesterday, Thursday. The headquarters of the institution moved from Monday to the city center, between the town hall of Nouméa and the Ferry quay.

During its broadcast last night, in Koutio, the room was full and it was even necessary to open a second one. Caledonians were able to discover The closest island to paradise, a cult Japanese film shot in New Caledonia in 1984. And screened for the first time on the Caillou, in the original version with subtitles. Spectators were thus able to discover or rediscover period images of Nouméa, the Isle of Pines and Ouvéa. Two other performances have already been announced, notably in Ouvéa and the Isle of Pines, but we do not yet know on what date(s).

Without a federation president and with a budget at half mast, the 2022 horse racing season will still be launched this Saturday at the Téné racecourse in Bourail. Ten races are on the program and nearly 70 horses starting for the moment. In response to the difficulties, a safeguard plan around the revision of the PMU tax is proposed by the federation. Initiatives, to try to save the local racing societies which are only 3 in 2022, against 7 in 2013.

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