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CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A barge from the neighbouring French Territories recently brought in relief items -- worth over one hundred thousand Euros -- for onward distribution to residents of St Lucia affected by Hurricane Tomas. French Ambassador to the OECS States, Michel Prom, and other officials from the Regional Council of Guadeloupe were on hand at the barge's arrival. "Regarding Hurricane Tomas, we have sent a team and helicopter in the first day following the hurricane. We also coordinated…
			
FORT-DE-FRANCE , Martinique -- US energy company Chevron on Friday announced that it has concluded the sale of its fuels marketing and aviation businesses in the Eastern Caribbean countries of Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana to Rubis Antilles Guyane, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rubis. Rubis is an international company based in France, specialising in the business of storage and distribution of petroleum products. The sale of the businesses in these remaining three territories includes an asset base of a retail…
			
POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- The closer integration of French Caribbean departments with non-French speaking countries and territories in the region is the focus of a conference in Guadeloupe this week. The first conference of this nature, called Forum FDA (French Departments of the Americas), is slated for November 30 to December 2, 2011, at Université des Antillles et de la Guyane (UAG) in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, in the French West Indies. In seeking greater regional integration of the French departments with the…
By Sir Ronald Sanders The world is about to see Europe linked to South America in a way that has never happened before. A bridge will link French Guiana, the last European outpost in the Americas, with Brazil, the largest country in South America and now the sixth largest economy in the world. Sir Ronald Sanders is a member of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group appointed to recommend ways to reform the Commonwealth. Reponses to: www.sirronaldsanders.com There are other physical…
by Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Contestants from Suriname, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and French Guiana were among the crowd’s favourites last Thursday night during the Talent Competition of the Miss India World Wide pageant here in Paramaribo. At the week-long event, 35 beauty queens of Indian descent from all over the world were competing for the title of Miss India World Wide 2012. Guyana’s representative and eventual winner Alana Seebaran wowed the audience with an Indian…
By Ray Chickrie Oil discovery, gold rush and airport expansion across the Guyanas are making headlines these days. The Guyanas are poised for an economic boom due to the discovery of oil along the maritime boundaries between Suriname and French Guiana, and major expansion of the gold and other mineral sectors across the Guyanas. Considering the future, the Guyanas will need to modernize their airports. Thus, the announcement that Suriname and Guyana will expand their airports makes sense. Guyana indeed…

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