Stories about New Caledonia from May, 2006

New Caledonia: Holidays Not Necessarily Days Off

25 May 2006

Notre vie a Noumea explains that although today was a holiday in New Caledonia, she did not take the day off. You see (Fr) “In New Caledonia, holidays are not necessarily days off. The employer can ask employees to come to work anyway. Every industry has 6 to 7 days...

Mauritius/New Caledonia: Bloggers Send Card to Newlyweds

  16 May 2006

Many GV readers were touched by this picture of New Caledonia-based blogger Sebastien's wedding to Annoella in Mauritius. This week the couple post additional pictures of their big day as well as a best wishes card signed by bloggers from around the world.

France & Francophonia Commemorate Slavery Amidst Curriculum Controversy

  14 May 2006

Image courtesy of oliviermr2 A Day of Remembrance France commemorated slavery for the first time on May 10, reports Haiti's Alterpresse: Le président francais qualifie d’infamie, la traite négrière et invite les Français à « regarder tout notre passé en face », « sans concession ». Abdou Diouf, Secrétaire général...

Image from Mauritius: Happy Bride

  10 May 2006

Annoella and Sebastien on their wedding day. By Sebastien Merion. Annoella and Sebastien met in New Caledonia. Annoella is from Mauritius and Sebastien is from metropolitan France and has been living in and blogging about New Caledonia at 5 minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie. Says (Fr) the blogger of his 150-guest...

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