November 21, 2019

Norwegian Air: U.S.-Caribbean routes will not return

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By Ben Mutzabaugh From USA Today European low-cost giant Norwegian Air will not return to the Caribbean once its current seasonal service comes to an end this spring. While Norwegian is perhaps best known to Americans for offering dozens of trans-Atlantic routes to Europe, the carrier also flies several routes from the USA and Canada […]

Europe and Caribbean join forces to fight coastal risks related to climate change

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From WIC BRGM (Office of Geological and Mining Research), gathered in Guadeloupe with the Caribbean partners to officially launch the Caraib-Coast program In the context of repeated cyclonic crises and rising sea levels, the CARIB-COAST project aims to initiate a Caribbean network for the prevention and crisis management of coastal risks in relation to climate […]

Translating cultures: French Caribbean history, literature and migration

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From British Library On 24 September 2018, the British Library welcomed a galaxy of leading specialists to a study dayaddressing the history, literature and arts of the French Caribbean and its diaspora. The day kicked off with a comparative overview of Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean colonisation and post-war migrations by keynote speaker Professor H. Adlai Murdoch. French […]

French President Emmanuel Macron under fire for Caribbean photograph

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From 9 news Au French President Emmanuel Macron has come under attack from far-right leader Marine Le Pen over a photograph taken during his visit to the Caribbean last week. The photo emerged on social media showing Macron with the two young men, one of whom made a rude gesture; the other has a prior […]

Mystery seaweed threatens French Caribbean

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By Claire MUFSON From France  24 During a trip to the French overseas territory Guadeloupe on Friday, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to keep a promise to clean up toxic Sargassum seaweed within 48 hours of it running aground. Like the rest of the Caribbean, the Antilles suffered in 2011 from an unprecedented invasion of Sargassum […]

Former CBS Journalist To Host Caribbean Tourism Awards Gala

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By Dave Rodney From Jamaica Gleaner The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said that award-winning television journalist, former CBS News reporter Marlie Hall will be the master of ceremonies for its Caribbean industry awards dinner and fashion show on Thursday, June 7, in New York. Hall, who has ties with the French Caribbean country of Haiti, […]

The French Caribbean Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique are Open for Business and Welcoming Tourists

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Martinique Tourism Authority , Guadeloupe Islands Tourism Board NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following the Caribbean’s severe hurricane season, the Martinique Tourism Authority and the Tourism Board of the Islands of Guadeloupewere and are thankful to report that both destinations emerged totally unscathed from these powerful storms. Both French Caribbean islands […]

Five held by French authorities following cocaine seizure in Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Five men are now in police custody awaiting trial following the seizure of 220 kilograms of cocaine from their boat that was intercepted off the coast of the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on the weekend.The police report that the Grenada registered boat, the MV Galaxy 1 […]

Boudin: A story of sausage, slavery and rebellion in the Caribbean

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By Melissa Banigan From Nevada Public Radio The making of boudin is a visceral, bloody and time-consuming process in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe. Boudin — a name that comes from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning “sausage” — was first recorded in ancient Greece by a cook named Aphtonite. A variation of it was mentioned […]

Manatee in Caribbean repopulation scheme dies

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AFP From Bangkok Post POINTE-a-PITRE – One of two manatees released into the Caribbean in August under a pioneering repopulation scheme has died of a suspected kidney infection, the Guadeloupe National Park announced Monday. Two manatees — Kai and Junior — were released into the Caribbean in August 2016 in a repopulation scheme Junior was […]