News from Guadeloupe:
February 19, 2014
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...
February 18, 2014
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...
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.
January 24, 2014
ST LOUIS, USA -- Enterprise Holdings is franchising the use of its Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand to several Caribbean operators. These franchisees include Guyane Car in French Guiana, LAM in Martinique and SGLV in Guadeloupe. These new operations further expand the international footprint of...
January 21, 2014
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- According to the latest report from the European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) based in Stockholm, Sweden, new cases chikungunya virus have been reported in several countries in the Caribbean. As of January 9, 2014, the following numbers...
December 28, 2013
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Air Antilles Express inaugurated a bi-weekly service into Antigua and Barbuda on December 19, 2013. Flight number 3S250, will fly into the V.C Bird International Airport (ANU), every Monday and Thursday out of Point-a-Pitre (PTP) for a short 20-minute direct service into Antigua.
December 5, 2013
NEW YORK, USA -- The Guadeloupe islands have recorded a 26 percent increase in hotel room night bookings in 2013 compared to 2012. As a result, the French Caribbean archipelago has become one of the Caribbean's rising destinations, according to a recent report by Kuoni Global Travel Service.
November 22, 2013
POINT-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the Regional Council of Guadeloupe, the government of Haiti and the government of the Dominican Republic organized a meeting of senior officials to discuss a “Policy Dialogue...
November 21, 2013
PARIS, France -- Eutelsat Communications and CaribSat, an internet service provider, has announced the signature of a distribution agreement for the IP Easy satellite broadband service provided through the Caribbean footprint of the EUTELSAT 8 West A satellite.
November 12, 2013
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Head of The Bahamas Renewable Energy Association has called on the government to “stop delaying” advances in renewable energy generation in this nation, in response to a new report indicating that The Bahamas ranks 26th out of 27 countries in the region for its “progress and prospects”.
October 11, 2013
NEW YORK, USA -- Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board has unveiled a fully integrated multi-media Destination Guadeloupe Islands Specialist training programme targeted at North American travel advisors. The informative and visually engaging programme, designed to educate...
September 7, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- She completed her masters in political science two years ago at UWI Mona and now Elisa Barré has returned to Jamaica with her eyes set on taking the Miss Global International crown back to her native Guadeloupe. The French Antillean beauty, who won the title of Miss Global Guadeloupe...
September 6, 2013
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique -- Regional telecommunications provider Digicel has selected the NAAP Software platform for its operation in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana. The program provided by NAAP, which is based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, is multi-modular asset lifecycle software.
September 4, 2013
NEW YORK, USA -- The Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board has announced nine air-inclusive packages with Los Angeles-based tour operator EuroBound on American Airlines and Seaborne Airlines from $1,475 to $4,025 per person. These incredible deals showcase the highlights of...
August 1, 2013
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The Catlin Seaview Survey, sponsored by international insurer Catlin Group Limited, has announced a massive expansion of its study of coral reefs with a new campaign in the Caribbean and Bermuda. The program – which will significantly widen opportunities for ocean, coral and...
July 9, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Chantal continued to strengthen overnight and tropical storm conditions were expected to affect portions of the Windward Islands on Tuesday morning and reach Puerto Rico Tuesday night or early Wednesday. A new tropical storm watch has been issued for...
July 9, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Chantal strengthened on Monday as the system continued to move rapidly towards the Lesser Antilles. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Puerto Rico. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Monday...
July 9, 2013
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (BGIS) -- Efforts are under way to encourage other nations in the region to join the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and, thereby, strengthen it. This was disclosed by Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, when he met with the media as the curtain came down on the 34th regular...
July 8, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Chantal formed over the central tropical Atlantic late Sunday night and, at 8:00 am EDT on Monday, was located about 630 miles east-southeast of Barbados, moving towards the west near 26 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
July 8, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean will convene the sixteenth meeting of the monitoring committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee this week.
June 12, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) on Tuesday announced the competitors and details of the inaugural CONCACAF Under-15 Championship, to be held in the Cayman Islands from 14-25 August.
April 26, 2013
PETIONVILLE, Haiti -- The French-speaking Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has confirmed its commitment to working more closely with its neighbour countries and territories in the affairs of the region. Josette Borel-Lincertin, president of the Regional Council...
April 8, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- American Airlines on Saturday inaugurated two new routes between Miami International Airport (MIA) and the French Caribbean as the carrier begins its nonstop Saturday service to Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport...
April 5, 2013
BAIE-MAHAULT, Guadeloupe -- The third International Congress of Caribbean Writers will take place in Deshaies, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, from April 10 to 13, 2013. Held under the theme "Our Fight for Freedom, A Collective Epic"...
January 22, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Four men were rescued on Sunday west of Guadeloupe after being lost at sea for six days. The fishing vessel Prosperity departed South Leeward Coast of St Vincent on January 12 en route to Antigua and was later reported...
December 8, 2012
POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- The European Union's Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will fund two major sustainable development projects in the Dutch and French Caribbean under the INTERREG IV Caribbean program.
November 21, 2012
ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) and French Consul, Herve Nizard, will be hosting a group of French nationals who have been invited to Dominica on a special familiarization visit from November 23 to 26, 2012.