Guadeloupe: the distress of the victims of exceptional bad weather

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The return to normal is complicated in Guadeloupe after the bad weather last weekend. Record rainfall accumulations exceeded those seen during powerful cyclones. Some residents have lost everything, while other victims have been able to return to their homes. Report in a district of the commune of Gosier.

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 crisis, the first commercial flight to New Zealand left this week from Tahiti. More than 260 passengers were able to board. Screening test in hand, the vaccinated Polynesians were eager to travel to the island, to spend holidays there, to go to medical appointments or to visit relatives.

Maripasoula, located in the heart of the French Amazon, is one of the most isolated towns in Guyana. Basic necessities are delivered there by plane or by canoe and their prices are very high. To save money, locals get their supplies from neighboring Suriname.

It is the end of an injustice for the soldiers of Wallis-and-Futuna, New Caledonia and French Polynesia. They will receive an installation allowance in France. A decree confirmed this last month. Recruits from Reunion, the West Indies and Guyana had already benefited from it for more than half a century.

Mobile vaccination centers to fight the Covid-19 epidemic have been created in Mayotte to make vaccination accessible to the poorest and in particular to undocumented migrants, many of whom are on this archipelago.

In Rangiroa, on the Polynesian Tuamotu atoll, the first harvest of the year begins. The only vineyard in all of Polynesia has existed for more than twenty years. And thanks to the sunshine, three harvests a year can be planned to produce organic wines. The harvest will last a month.

Mount Pelee and its 1,397 meters form the highest peak in Martinique, the ascent of which is an essential step on any visit to the island. Residents of the town of Morne-Rouge live to the rhythm of its eruptions. The most famous took place 120 years ago.

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