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· February, 2007

Stories about Guadeloupe from February, 2007

Martinique & Guadeloupe's Music Opened French César Awards

  28 February 2007

Martinique-based was happy to see the music of Martinique and Guadeloupe featured on the French equivalent of American Oscars(Fr): “The mistress of ceremony of the 2007 edition of the César Awards kicked off the show … by singing a boisterous zouk song, true invitation to celebration and travel.” He...

Martinique: The Dangers of Nationalism

  14 February 2007

Le Blog de [Moi], deploring the emergence of a movement led by novelist Raphaël Confiant in Martinique, cites the words of Guadeloupean Professor Jacky Dahomey (Fr): “Nationalism, a political ideology of social linkage invented in Europe, especially in its excessive form, is what we should not copy here. But be...

Guadeloupe: Criticizing the French Socialist Party

  14 February 2007

Toto criticizes (Fr) the French Socialist Party: ” Blinded by their ideological rage from another time, they can't stop wanting to instaure a so-called social justice. A social justice which has for main ingredient and main weakness … its tendency to attack property.”

Guadeloupe: Upcoming French Election Detached from Local Realities

  11 February 2007

Convention Pour Une Nouvelle Guadeloupe reacts (Fr) to French presidential candidates Segolene Royal and Nicola Sarkozy's presidential platforms. According to the blogger, neither candidate “really takes into account the real situation of Guadeloupe which by international law is a non autonomous territory whose identity [France] has not managed to suppress....

Guadeloupe, Senegal: Remembering Chevalier de Saint-Georges

  11 February 2007

Jean-Claude Halley of Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Ardent defendor of human rights and engaged abolitionist, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges was the first composer of African ancestry of classical music to the court of Louis XVth in France and a reputed invincible fencer. At the end of 2006, for Mozart's bicentennial...

Guadeloupe: Dengue Fever/Chikungunya a Threat

  5 February 2007

Guadeloupe Attitude highlights (Fr) the story of Alexandre, a 6-month old Guadeloupean infant who passed away recently from dengue fever (one of two in the last month) and adds: “Authorities fear a resurgence of the dengue virus, chikungunya version. Transmitted by female mosquitoes, it is not mortal in its primary...

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