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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

LONDON, England -- As dawn broke on the second day of the RORC Caribbean 600, ORMA 60 Region Guadeloupe had just rounded St Maarten, the most northerly part of the course. Wind speed at St Maarten is expected to be in the high ‘teens for some time but the direction may well be southerly and on the nose to Guadeloupe. read more...



Monday, January 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (Reuters) -- A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday at a depth of 42.2 miles (67.9 km), the US Geological Survey reported. The quake struck at 5:43 p.m. EST/2243 GMT at a distance of 21 miles (34 km) east-north-east of Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe. read more...



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FORT-DE-FRANCE (Reuters) - Voters in the French Caribbean territories of Martinique and Guyana rejected the option of greater autonomy in a referendum at the weekend, authorities said.  The referendum offered the chance to vote for giving local lawmakers more scope to initiate legislation of their own. read more...



Saturday, December 26, 2009

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbadians will no longer need a visa to travel to the French overseas islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe (including Marie Galante, La Desirade and Les Saintes), French Guiana and Reunion. The visa requirement has also been removed for travel to the French overseas collectivities. read more...



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Following reports of airborne ash clouds from the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat, LIAT has advised the travelling public that, although to date no LIAT service has been affected, the volcanic ash has the potential to disrupt air travel in the Eastern Caribbean. read more...



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BRADES, Montserrat -- Antiguan-runner Neville Nicholls can now boast of being the winner of the first ever Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon, which was held on the morning of December 5, 2009. Fourteen brave runners from Antigua, Canada, Guadeloupe, Montserrat and the UK, braved the elements. read more...



Monday, December 7, 2009

POINT A PITRE, Guadeloupe -- Coming out of a conference on the topic, “The Media - Tool of Integration and Development in the Caribbean” organized on December 4, 2009 in Lamentin, Guadeloupe, by the weekly magazine, Nouvelles Etencielles, (News Sparks) of the Guadeloupe Communist Party (PCG)... read more...



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DALLAS, USA (AFP) -- Alvaro Saborio scored twice to lead Costa Rica to a 5-1 victory over Guadeloupe and into a semi-finals showdown against Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Mexico advanced with a 4-0 victory over Haiti as the quarter-final double-header in the regional championship drew a capacity crowd. read more...



Tuesday, June 30, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP) - Between 1,200 (according to Guadeloupe police) and 3,000 people (according to the organisers), rallied on Saturday in Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe in a demonstration concluding the “week of mobilisation” called by the LKP protest movement. read more...



Monday, June 29, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP) -- On Friday evening, approximately 500 people attended a meeting of the LKP protest movement in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, which, with a demonstration planned for Saturday in the same city, constituted the focal point of the “week of mobilization” issued by the collective. read more...



Friday, June 26, 2009

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AFP) -- French president Nicolas Sarkozy affirmed on Thursday that the “status quo was not possible”, on his arrival in Martinique, before going on Friday to Guadeloupe, four months after the violent strikes that shook the two Caribbean islands. “I am persuaded that the status quo... read more...



Thursday, May 21, 2009

The social unrest that plagued the French départments d’outre-mer earlier this year has largely subsided. Yet Paris’ problems with its organically connected Caribbean dependences are far from resolved. In fact, they’ve only just begun. In January the LKP movement initiated a series of peaceful protests in Guadeloupe. read more...



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PARIS, France (AFP) -- Tsunami waves unleashed by the collapse of an unstable volcano on the island of Dominica would hit the highly populated coast of Guadeloupe within minutes, according to a new study. Richard Teeuw, a geologist at the University of Portsmouth, said Tuesday it is not a case of "if" but "when". read more...



Saturday, March 28, 2009

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands: The Net News Group (NNG), a widely-read media publishing and communications company based in the Cayman Islands, has established a contributor partnership with McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT), one of the largest media groups in the United States. read more...



Thursday, March 12, 2009

ST GEORGES, Grenada: Horizon Region Guadelope hopes to claim victory of the Grenada Round-the-Island Race and set a new time record. The current record was set in 2003 by Roger Spronk on Huff ‘N’ Puff with a time of 5 hrs and 40 min. Currently Horizon Region Guadelope holds several records. read more...



Friday, March 6, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP): Businesses began to reopen on Thursday in Guadeloupe after a general strike that had paralysed the French Caribbean island for 44 days ended with a promise of pay rises. President Nicolas Sarkozy's government still faces a strike on neighbouring Martinique. read more...



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The French Caribbean is facing serious turbulence. Guadeloupe, one of the French islands in the West Indies, has been completely paralyzed by a general strike since January 19. For more than a month, the population has been bitterly expressing anger towards the French government. read more...



Friday, February 27, 2009

PARIS, France (Reuters): French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Thursday security forces would maintain order on the Caribbean island of Martinique after youths clashed with police overnight in a protest over economic conditions. The unrest on Martinique has spread from the neighbouring island of Guadeloupe. read more...



Monday, February 23, 2009

PARIS, France (AFP): French President Nicolas Sarkozy judged Saturday that the worst of the protests and rioting in Guadeloupe was over, but said much needed to be done to address the discontent roiling the Caribbean island. Sarkozy has offered millions of euros in new subsidies to help end weeks of protests. read more...



Saturday, February 21, 2009

PARIS, France (Reuters): French Prime Minister Francois Fillon asked unions and employers on Guadeloupe on Friday to accept a new aid package and end a month-long strike that erupted into violent protests on the French Caribbean island. Protesters have asked for a 200-euro monthly rise for poor workers. read more...



Friday, February 20, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP): France caved in to demands for wage increases in Guadeloupe in the hope of ending a month-long strike that has plunged the French Caribbean island into violent protests. President Nicolas Sarkozy announced more than half and billion euros in new subsidies for the island. read more...



Thursday, February 19, 2009

PARIS, France (Reuters): President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged new state spending on Wednesday for those hit by the economic crisis as violence in the French island of Guadeloupe put pressure on him to avert unrest on the mainland. A union representative was shot dead by protesters. read more...



Thursday, February 19, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP): Armed youths fired rifles at police overnight, injuring three officers as economic protests on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe escalated Wednesday. Police official Stephane Grauvogel told AFP that three officers were injured by gunfire. read more...



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (Reuters): Youths shot dead a union representative and injured at least three policemen on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe overnight after weeks of protest over economic conditions turned increasingly violent.  Union leaders said the situation was spiralling out of control. read more...



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

MONTERREY, Mexico (Bloomberg): Guadeloupe airport crews worked to bring airline traffic back to normal Tuesday after four weeks of protests over rising prices turned violent in the French Caribbean island territory. Flights were canceled in Guadeloupe late Monday as protesters threw debris on the runway. read more...



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP): A general strike crippling Guadeloupe and Martinique has exposed racial and class divides on the French Caribbean islands where a white elite wields power over a majority descended from African slaves. Protesters on Monday stepped up their nearly month-long strike action. read more...



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP): Guadeloupe's main airport was shut down on Tuesday after a night of looting and bonfires on the French Caribbean island, which has been crippled by a four-week general strike. Authorities in Pointe a Pitre cited security concerns for closing the airport. read more...



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

PARIS, France (Reuters): French President Nicholas Sarkozy will try this week to defuse protests against his economic plans but talks with unions will be tough with unemployment rising, growth tumbling and Caribbean unrest threatening to spread. Unions and associations began the protest in Guadeloupe. read more...



Saturday, February 14, 2009

PARIS, France (Reuters): Protesters paralysing the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe over demands for pay rises vowed to continue their strike on Friday despite efforts by the government to defuse the crisis, now in its fourth week. Last week, the protest spread to another French Caribbean island, Martinique. read more...



Friday, February 13, 2009

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AFP): The LKP (the so-called “Collective Against Outrageous Exploitation”, joining together trade unions, parties and associations) abruptly broke off negotiations in Guadeloupe on Thursday, after 23 days of general strike, while in Martinique the strike is in its second week. read more...



Thursday, February 12, 2009

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AFP): Two squadrons of anti-riot police will be sent as reinforcements to Martinique where a general strike was in its seventh day on Wednesday, while French Secretary of State Yves Jégo returned to Guadeloupe, which has also been paralysed by a general strike for 22 days. read more...



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP): French Prime Minister Francois Fillon decided on Tuesday, after three weeks of crisis in Guadeloupe, to send back Secretary of State Yves Jego to the island, and refused State financing for increases in wages, while the LKP collective promised a hardening of its position. read more...



Tuesday, February 10, 2009

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP): Thousands of people demonstrated on Monday in Guadeloupe, denouncing the return to Paris of the Secretary of State to the Overseas Territories, Yves Jégo, at a time of crisis. Protest marches also paralysed Fort-de-France in Martinique. A meeting of ministers is planned for Tuesday. read more...



Monday, February 9, 2009

PARIS, France (AFP): Francois Bayrou, president of the Democratic Movement party (MODEM), said on Sunday he was “ashamed” that French president Nicolas Sarkozy did not speak about the situation in Guadeloupe and Martinique during a radio and television interview last week. read more...



Monday, February 9, 2009

POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP): Yves Jégo, Secretary of State for the Overseas Territories, was due to leave Guadeloupe on Sunday and return to Paris, judging that an “exit strategy” is now possible for the island paralysed since January 20 by a general strike against the cost of living, his staff said. read more...



Monday, February 2, 2009

PARIS, France (Reuters): A French minister flew to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday for talks aimed at ending a 13-day general strike over pay and prices that has paralysed the French territory and threatens to fuel dissent at home. Business leaders have warned of economic ruin. read more...



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM): Eastern Caribbean leaders want an efficient transportation system to sustain tourism and to food security. OECS Secretariat is to explore with the Regional Councils of Martinique and Guadeloupe opportunities for expanding the fast ferry service. read more...



Monday, December 15, 2008

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Guadeloupe graduated to the Gold Cup with renewed belief following their penalty shootout victory against pretournament favorites Cuba in the third place playoff of the Digicel Caribbean Championships. Third place playoffs are often anti-climatic with teams finding it difficult to motivate themselves. read more...



Saturday, December 13, 2008

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica joins Grenada in the Finals of the Digicel Caribbean Championships courtesy of their 2-0 gouging of Guadeloupe. A cautious Jamaica were allowed possession far too easily by a Guadeloupe team that approached the match with a defensive mindset. read more...



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica’s head coach John Barnes is bracing for a strong challenge from Guadeloupe in the semi-final round of the 2008 Digicel Caribbean Championship at the National Stadium in Kingston on Thursday. Barnes knows the Reggae Boyz are capable of going all the way. read more...



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