Guadeloupe, like the other overseas departments, is an integral part of France. It is thus part of the European Union and the Eurozone; as for many Eurozone countries, its currency is the euro. As an overseas department, Guadeloupe is not part of the Schengen Area. The prefecture (regional capital) of Guadeloupe is the city of Basse-Terre, which lies on the island of the same name. The official language is French, and virtually the entire population except recent arrivals from metropolitan France also speaks Antillean Creole (Créole Guadeloupéen).
The British expedition against Guadeloupe was a military action from January to May 1759, as part of the Seven Years' War. A large British force had arrived in the West Indies, intending to seize French possessions. After a six-month-long battle to capture Guadeloupe they finally received the formal surrender of the island, just days before a large French relief force arrived under Admiral Maximin de Bompart.
To divert French troops from Germany, William Pitt decided the British should attack France wherever they could.
British troops were sent on diversionary attacks on the French coast, at St. Malo and Cherbourg. An expedition to western Africa captured the French slaving station at Senegal. In North America, a force was dispatched to take Louisbourg and Quebec.
"Chill winds of worry are swirling about high interest rates settling in and there is set to be little respite from the sell-off," said Susannah Streeter, head of money and markets at stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown... Markets in mainland China were closed for a week-long holiday ... Global stocks mixed as markets struggle to rebound. Guadeloupe.
None beats Pointe-à-Pitre, in the French archipelago of Guadeloupe, though. I make a beeline for St Antoine market, where stalls are piled high with sacks of coriander seeds, cumin and other fragrant spices, accented by bundles of cinnamon sticks.
... The festival aims to let locals experience festivals around France through artworks. ... Each of them depicts a famous festival in French, such as the Lyon light festival, the StrasbourgChristmas market, and the Guadeloupe carnival ... Through this exhibition, we want to show the locals that festivals are a part of our life ... .
The Banana of Guadeloupe and Martinique continues to occupy a special place on the French market ... "These cultivation practices have boosted the return of biodiversity in the farms of Guadeloupe and Martinique, which now constitute a refuge for many species ... The Banana of Guadeloupe ...
Sign up for it here ... But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic . Nice democracy you’ve got here. Shame if something happened to it ... Why? Because intentions matter ... The storm’s center is approaching Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean Sea ... stocks fell after FedEx—which is considered a leading market indicator— warned of a global recession ... .
As the summer holidays draw to a close, the operational manager of Ugpban-Fruidor, DamienDaubenton, has shared what he knows about the evolution of the banana market since the beginning of 2022. “During the 1st semester of 2022, the supply on the European market was clearly lower than in 2021 (-2%).
Bananas are not in great supply, when looking at the global market ... At the wholesale market in Munich, banana prices were increasing overall as well ... In this context of moderate supply, the market was balanced and fluid throughout the summer period, with a good progression for the Guadeloupe & Martinique banana ... GlobalMarketOverviewApples!.
Chlordecone was legally marketed in France from 1981 to 1990 and was used for three additional years in Guadeloupe and Martinique to fight the banana weevil under an exemption granted by the French government... France’s government has estimated that more than 90% of adults in Guadeloupe and Martinique were exposed to chlordecone.
"Our goal is to continue betting on exports from Colombia, remaining committed to our customers and complying with the standards that so far have allowed us to position ourselves in the marketing of oranges and lemons in markets such as the United States, Puerto Rico, Ecuador and Guadeloupe," he says.