News from Guadeloupe:
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.
May 10, 2014
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.
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...
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...
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.
April 16, 2014
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.
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...
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.
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...