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· October, 2006

Stories about Guadeloupe from October, 2006

Guadeloupe/Martinique, France: Zouk Nostalgia

  27 October 2006

Reminiscing Martiniquan/Guadeloupean group Kassav's song “Zouk la se sel medikaman nou ni” [” Zouk is our only medicine”], France-based Oliviermr2 posts a graphic depicting a couple dancing zouk and writes (Fr): “With how cold it is right now, that would be very welcome.”

Martinique/Guadeloupe/Guyane: Voting One Day Early

  25 October 2006

Le [Blog de Moi] announces (Fr) that Martiniquans, Guadeloupeans and other overseas French departments will vote one day early in the upcoming French presidential election taking place June 10 and 17, 2007 in mainland France. Explains the blogger “The point is to take into account the time difference and to...

Celebrating the Birth of the Guadeloupean Nation

  22 October 2006

On October 21, Convention Pour Une Guadeloupe Nouvelle commemorated a historical moment (October 21, 1801) it identifies as the birth of the Guadeloupean nation and added: “Nation without state, Guadeloupe is eternal and no one can destroy it. Our national rights must be respected by the French authorities that govern...

Guadeloupe: Celebrating the Nation

  16 October 2006

Flying in the face of Guadeloupe's status as a French Overseas Department, Convention pour une Guadeloupe Nouvelle writes (Fr): “A nation must live its past in order to be inspired by it. … We will [therefore] celebrate the birth of the Guadeloupean nation in October. It is indeed during the...

Guadeloupe, Trinidad: Young Rotarian Conference

  16 October 2006

Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Patrick Verdol, Livio Lison and Bella Mado are the 3 Guadeloupeans chosen by the seven Guadeloupean Rotary Clubs to participate in the 2006 RYLA of District 7030 … Chosen by the clubs and districts for their potential leadership, youth aged 14 to 30, attend all expenses...

Guadeloupe: Telecom Fair

  10 October 2006

InternetRapide.com explains that at a recent internet and telecom fair in Guadeloupe (Carrefour des Technologies de L'Information et de la Communication, October 5-7), telecom provides competed for consumers’ attention. Now that bandwidth problems have been solved in Guadeloupe, the blogger notes that one of the most interesting new products is...

Congolese Writer Alain Mabanckou on André Schwarz-Bart

  7 October 2006

Alain Mabanckou, a novelist and poet from Congo-Brazzaville now living in California, pays tribute (Fr) to Polish-Jewish writer André Schwarz-Bart, author of Le Dernier de justes who passed away last weekend. Schwarz-Bart, who grew up in France during the German occupation, lived in Guadeloupe with his wife, writer Simone Schwarz-Bart.

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