Guadeloupe

EU Approves $25M for Banana Producers in French Overseas Departments

 Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union has approved a one-off payment of up to $25 million for banana growers in French overseas departments including Martinique and Guadeloupe. The funding is part of …

France Names New Prefect of Guadeloupe

 Above: Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Marcelle Pierrot has been appointed the new Prefect of Guadeloupe, according to a communique from the French Cabinet. Pierrot was formerly the Prefect of the department of Vosges …

Growing the “Guadeloupe Islands” Brand

 Above: Gosier, Guadeloupe (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell Despite its proximity to the United States, the French department of Guadeloupe remains under the radar for most American travelers. That’s starting to change, however. In November, Guadeloupe opened a …

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 Above: Ilet du Gosier (All Photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GOSIER, GUADELOUPE — This quiet fishing village about 15 minutes east of the bustle of Pointe-a-Pitre typifies Guadeloupe: developed but traditional; quintessentially French but with a decidedly Creole flavour. …

 Above: Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff French Overseas Minister Victorin Lurel urged the French overseas departments to “break the chains of fate” in his 2013 New Year’s address. Guadeloupe’s Lurel, who first sent out …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell American Airlines will be launching direct flights from Miami to Martinique and Guadeloupe in April, the company announced. Both will be the first nonstop flights to the French departments from …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff Louvre Hotels Group is planning an expansion into France’s overseas departments, following the announcement of a partnership with Groupe ACI Outremer. The properties will be under Louvre’s Premiere Classe and …

 GUADELOUPE — This edition of Rum Journal heads to the French department of Guadeloupe, just north of Dominica in the lesser Antilles. Perhaps Guadeloupe’s most popular distillery, Damoiseau is located on the northeastern portion of Guadeloupe’s Grand-Terre island (Guadeloupe is …

 Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is eyeing the French departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique as new sources of tourism. On Thursday, Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin received a group of tourists from Guadeloupe to the …

 Above: France star Tony Parker drives against Argentina (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe native Mickael Gelabale hit three three-pointers and scored 13 points to help lift France past Argentina in the qualifying round of Olympic Men’s …

 Above: Guard-Forward Mickael Pietrus (Photo: NBA) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have deservedly received much attention for the Miami Heat’s success thus far in the NBA Playoffs, they’ve gotten some help from the Caribbean. …

 Above: New Overseas Minister Victorin Lurel with Marie-Luce Penchard in Paris (Photo: OM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the President of Guadeloupe’s Regional Council, has been appointed France’s new Minister for the Overseas Departments and Territories. Lurel will …

 Above: Victorin Lurel By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the President of Guadeloupe’s Regional Council, said he welcomed the appointment of Jean-Marc Ayrault as France’s new Prime Minister. The pick was announced by new French President Francois Hollande, who …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s President, Michel Martelly, is congratulating incoming French President Francois Hollande on his victory in the second round of the country’s elections Sunday. Martelly said he took the opportunity to …

 Above: Francois Hollande By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the current head of the Regional council of Guadeloupe, is hailing the victory of Francois Hollande in the French presidential election. Lurel, who was also the head of the overseas …

 Above: boiling lake in Dominica (Photo: DT) By Mara Etienne Following talks of testing Dominica’s geothermal resources to determine its potential energy value for the island and others in the region, the country’s government began an exploratory drilling exercise in …

 By Hon. Dr Don Meredith, SenatorOp-Ed Contributor Canada and CARICOM are on the verge of forging new economic ties through a timely and well-needed free trade agreement. As a Jamaican who immigrated to Canada and is now serving in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There was an earthquake early this morning with an epicentre in the Saint Martin region of the Leeward Islands felt across the area, including Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten. The quake, which registered …