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European low-cost airline launches flights from US to the Caribbean

June 26, 2015
European low-cost airline launches flights from US to the Caribbean NEW YORK, USA -- Norwegian, deemed the world’s best low-cost long-haul airline and also Europe’s best low-cost airline for the past three consecutive years by SkyTrax, has announced it will launch flights from Boston, Baltimore/ Washington, DC, and New York City to two beautiful and...

Kreyol Fashion Days 2015 end on a high note in Guadeloupe

June 24, 2015
Kreyol Fashion Days 2015 end on a high note in Guadeloupe POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- A particularly pleasing final fashion show concluded the Kreyol Fashion Days (KFD) 2015 in Guadeloupe. With more than 1,500 participants, for its second edition, the KFD Forum allowed companies and fashion designers to acquire information about the Caribbean market.

Intruder chased off boat moored in Guadeloupe marina

May 23, 2015
Intruder chased off boat moored in Guadeloupe marina MARINA BAS DU FORT, Guadeloupe -- In the third such incident this year at the Marina Bas du Fort in Guadeloupe, an intruder was chased off a boat moored at the marina in the early hours of the morning on May 8, Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) reported. “At 1 am May 8, 2015, while stern-to at the Marina...

Phaedo^3 smashes race record for Guadeloupe to Antigua Race

April 27, 2015
Phaedo^3 smashes race record for Guadeloupe to Antigua Race ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo^3 has smashed the race record for the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, completing the 42-mile course in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 0 seconds, at an astonishing average speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 34 knots. Any record that has lasted...

Congress of Caribbean Writers concludes in Guadeloupe with grand prize award

April 24, 2015
Congress of Caribbean Writers concludes in Guadeloupe with grand prize award POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- The fourth Congress of Caribbean Writers ended on Saturday, April 18, with the awarding of the Grand Prix Littéraire, by the Association of Caribbean Writers, in collaboration with the Regional Council of Guadeloupe, to Simone and André Schwarz-Bart for their book...

Antigua-Barbuda trade mission visits French Caribbean

April 22, 2015
Antigua-Barbuda trade mission visits French Caribbean POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- A 29-member delegation from Antigua and Barbuda, led by Chet Greene, minister of trade, commerce, industry, sport, culture, consumer affairs and national festivals, arrived in Guadeloupe on Sunday. The visit to the neighbouring French territory was the first leg...

Guadeloupe to host fourth Congress of Caribbean Writers

April 10, 2015
Guadeloupe to host fourth Congress of Caribbean Writers POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- The Regional Council of Guadeloupe, in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean Writers, is organising the fourth Congress of Caribbean Writers, from April 15 to 18, 2015, in Gosier, Guadeloupe. The guest of honour will be Guadeloupean novelist and poet...

Guadeloupe seeks associate membership in CARICOM

February 14, 2015
Guadeloupe seeks associate membership in CARICOM GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque met on Wednesday with a delegation from Guadeloupe, which is one of five Caribbean territories that have applied for associate membership of CARICOM. The delegation from the Regional Council...

Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland

February 12, 2015
Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland WASHINGTON, USA -- The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HSBC in Switzerland.

French Guiana seeks associate membership of CARICOM

January 27, 2015
French Guiana seeks associate membership of CARICOM GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque met on Thursday with a team from French Guiana led by the president of the Regional Council Rodolphe Alexandre, as the French territories in the Caribbean begin discussions with CARICOM on...

Third Trinidad and Tobago trade mission to visit French Caribbean

November 18, 2014
Third Trinidad and Tobago trade mission to visit French Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- exporTT is leading its third trade mission from Trinidad and Tobago to the French Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana) from November 16-26, 2014. This project is sponsored by the CARTfund. A total of ten companies will participate in the mission.

Gonzalo becomes a hurricane while moving through Leewards

October 14, 2014
Gonzalo becomes a hurricane while moving through Leewards MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Gonzalo strengthened into a hurricane on Monday as it passed through the northern Leeward Islands, with additional strengthening likely. A hurricane warning was in effect for the British Virgin Islands, St Maarten, St Martin and Anguilla.

Hurricane watch issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

October 13, 2014
Hurricane watch issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands MIAMI, USA -- A hurricane watch was issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra, and the British and US Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Gonzalo moved through the Leeward Islands on Monday, with rain bands already affecting Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda early Monday morning.

Fay moves away from Bermuda, as Gonzalo threatens Leewards

October 13, 2014
Fay moves away from Bermuda, as Gonzalo threatens Leewards MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Fay moved away from Bermuda into the open Atlantic on Sunday after lashing the island with heavy rain and gusting winds, knocking out power for thousands of residents. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed east of the Leeward Islands on Sunday.

Caribbean and Europe generate dynamic cooperation

October 4, 2014
Caribbean and Europe generate dynamic cooperation POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- European Cooperation Day was commemorated in the Caribbean last month under the theme of "Sharing borders to grow closer". The special day, commemorated on Thursday, September 25, 2014, was marked by highlighting special projects...

St Kitts-Nevis leads OECS, French, Dutch islands in exports to US

August 12, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis continued to be the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States in June this year, more than all other OECS nations, as well as St Maarten, Guadeloupe and Martinique. According to foreign trade statistics issued by...

Fifteen Caribbean countries report cases of chikungunya virus

June 25, 2014
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the first local transmission of chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere identified in Saint Martin. Fifteen Caribbean countries have since reported cases of chikungunya.

Guadeloupe launches new campaign 'Guadeloupe Islands, Naturally Active'

May 10, 2014
Guadeloupe launches new campaign 'Guadeloupe Islands, Naturally Active' NEW YORK, USA -- Guadeloupe has extended an invitation to US travelers to discover the diversity of experiences available across the French-Caribbean archipelago with the launch of its new campaign "Guadeloupe Islands, Naturally Active."  The campaign was due to be unveiled on May 9, 2014.

Preparing the banana industry to prevent serious new threat

May 3, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Against the backdrop of rising concern about one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, regional entities are joining forces to prepare industry stakeholders to face the threat. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supporting two events...

Aussies rule: Guadeloupe to Antigua Race

April 28, 2014
ENGLISH HARBOUR, Antigua -- Twenty-one yachts entered the race from north of Deshaies, Guadeloupe, to English Harbour, Antigua. The ocean race of approximately 42 miles is the traditional feeder race for Antigua Sailing Week. A warm easterly breeze of about 15 knots...

Dominica opposition explores investment opportunities in Guadeloupe

April 19, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- During a recent trip to Guadeloupe to meet with Dominican nationals resident there, the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) Team Dominica inquired into the possibility of further developing and creating new investment opportunities with the French neighbour.

Martinique and Guadeloupe now associate members of ACS in own right

April 16, 2014
Martinique and Guadeloupe now associate members of ACS in own right PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- History was created as Martinique and Guadeloupe officially became associate members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in their own right. The signing ceremonies to officially mark the event took place on Friday 11th April and Monday 14th April in these territories.

OECS entrepreneurs discuss follow-up on business mission to Martinique and Guadeloupe

April 15, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Export Development Unit (EDU) is working along with entrepreneurs in the region on the next steps after undertaking a successful inaugural fact finding business mission to the French departments of Martinique and...

St Martin to host Interreg Caraibes project selection committee meeting

April 1, 2014
MARIGOT, St Martin -- The ninth selection and monitoring committees of the Interreg Caraïbes programme will take place on April 2 and 3, 2014, in Saint Martin under the chairmanship of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe in its capacity as management authority.

Earthquake rattles eastern Caribbean

February 19, 2014
Earthquake rattles eastern Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A number of eastern Caribbean islands were shaken by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that the earthquake, which occurred 170km (106 miles) north-northeast of Bathsheba, Barbados, struck at...

Martinique and Guadeloupe become ACS associate members

February 18, 2014
Martinique and Guadeloupe become ACS associate members PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- “For the first time, the Caribbean as a region is represented in one Association; the French, English, Spanish and Dutch,” boasted the Ambassador Alfonso Múnera, secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), upon the acceptance of the French overseas territories...

Human trafficking network through Dominica and Guadeloupe dismantled

February 17, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- After months of investigation, immigration and coast guard police have dismantled a human trafficking network that smuggled migrants illegally into Guadeloupe through Dominica. According to a release, the operation took place on Tuesday night, February 5.

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