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Stories about Guadeloupe

19 December 2012

Caribbean: What Happened in 2012 (Part 1)

This year, events in the regional blogosphere were curiously bookended by hunger strikes. Part 1 of this 2012 recap takes a look at the topics that most shaped online discussion...

24 August 2012

Caribbean: Escape from Tropical Storm Isaac

Caribbean netizens have their eye on Tropical Storm Isaac, the ninth such weather system for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Isaac has been steadily moving up the Leeward Islands, and...

21 May 2012

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: Ministers Appointed for Skills or as Tokens?

With a great majority of voters for candidate Hollande in the French presidential elections hailing from the overseas regions, French-Caribbean bloggers were impatient to see which French Guyanese, Martinican or...

15 February 2012

Martinique, Guadeloupe, France: MP Letchimy Against Minister Guéant

Bloggers and mainstream journalists around the French-speaking blogosphere have been buzzing once more about French Minister of Home Affairs, Claude Guéant, who is notorious for suggesting extreme right-wing policies about...

23 August 2010

Global: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23rd is The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. A series of events are organized around the world by various organisations to help...

24 June 2010

Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?

The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les...

20 March 2010

Martinique: Election, tension and abstention

On Sunday March 14th, all French citizens including those in the four French overseas departments were asked to vote for the regional elections... but two major elections in a three-month...

12 March 2010

Guadeloupe, Martinique: From dry season to drought

As some posts on GV have shown recently [Eng], the Caribbean has been going through a severe drought for the past few weeks. In the French West Indies, bloggers react...

31 December 2009

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

2 December 2009

World AIDS Day: Fighting Discrimination Around the World

Millions around the world came together on Tuesday to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS. Online, in blogs and in forums, many assessed the progress made and the distance...

2 November 2009

French Caribbean: “La Toussaint”

In the French-speaking Caribbean, celebrating "La Toussaint", All Saints' and All Souls' Days, are as much an opportunity for family reunions as the Christmas season is. Here is a review...

23 October 2009

Global: International Creole Month

October has become the month of the worldwide celebration of Creole language and the Creole blogosphere is paying attention.

19 October 2009

Guadeloupe: The Water Days

In The French-speaking Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, also dubbed “the Island with Beautiful Waters”, water is vital. Bloggers share their thoughts on the recently concluded les Journées de l'Eau en...

22 June 2009

Caribbean: Following the path of the Caribs

Since the beginning of 2009, French West Indians have questioned their identity, their national heritage and their present-day situation in different ways. Kintamingo Ema, a Martinican blog, presents an initiative...

28 May 2009

Guadeloupe: In May 2009, keep May 1802 and May 1967 in mind

2009 will definitely be a "new" year in Guadeloupe - at least judging from a pun that people used as their New Year's wish, since in Creole "new" is pronounced...

17 April 2009

Caribbean: 5th Summit Begins

As the heads of member states of the Fifth Summit of the Americas gather today in Trinidad and Tobago, bloggers Caribbean-wide are eager to discuss the pros and cons of...

16 April 2009

French Caribbean: “Les Scoops d'Or” Competition

On the blog Les Scoops d'or, Lagencedecom’ and Scoop announce the launch of a new blog and website competition in the West Indies!

30 March 2009

France, Americas, Africa: The “Y'a Bon” Awards

On March 17th 2009, a group called les Indivisibles [Fr] launched the “Y'a Bon Awards”, a dubious honour bestowed upon politicians, journalists, or any public officials who have contributed to...

13 March 2009

Global recession and its discontents

Today the world seems flat. From Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, the people of the world are experiencing the traumatic effects of a global economic recession. This...

26 February 2009

Guadeloupe: Police “Blunder”?

Amidst the confusion of the month-long social conflict in Guadeloupe, two nights of violence took place on February 17th and 18th. Apart from acts of arson in shops and numerous...

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