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GPS bracelets for use in tracking domestic violence offenders arrived Monday in neighbouring Martinique, local reports say. The arrival of the devices has been welcomed by women’s groups in the French overseas territory. This devices are still in the experimental phase in mainland France, while Martinique is the first overseas territory to participate in the […]

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Cases of COVID-19 in neighbouring Martinique continue to spiral upward, with health authorities there reporting that of the 4,174 tests performed between October 26 and November 1, 661 were positive. According to local reports, this amounts to a positivity rate of 15.8% with the number of positive people per 100,000 inhabitants being 184. Last week, […]

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There’s mounting concern in neighbouring Martinique over a spike in cases of dengue fever. Local media reports quoting public health statistics, indicate that since the start of the dengue epidemic in December last year, 28,000 cases and 12 deaths were recorded. According to Martinique 1Ere, between October 1 and October 25, 2020 nearly 7,500 people […]

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A COVID-19 lockdown went into effect Friday in neighbouring Martinique, which in one single week recorded more than 700 new cases of the virus. There were 150 new cases in a single day during the last week hospital services are saturated, according to local news reports. The lockdown will be in place for three weeks. […]

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Six Saint Lucians were held Wednesday on suspicion of having entered this country illegally from neighbouring Martinique, police say. A Marine Police vessel intercepted the six North West of Saint Lucia, according to the police. Reports indicate that the police intercepted two vessels, one of which had a quantity of goods believed to have been […]

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Swimmer Katie Blair successfully completed her swim from Saint Lucia to Martinique, but aborted the return journey Wednesday morning seven miles from the Saint Lucia shoreline. Confirmation came from the lead organiser and director of Saint Lucia Channel Swim, Sue Dyson. Dyson told St Lucia Times that the swim went very well. She described Blair’s […]

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Swimmer Katie Blair has begun the unprecedented task of swimming from Saint Lucia to Martinique and back. The Indiana native is  said to be the first person to attempt such a feat. It follows what Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Sunday described as the ‘incredible’ achievement of 12 year old Christophe Maleau, who […]

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Martinique swimming prodigy, 12 year old, Christophe Maleau, Saturday made history by swimming from Saint Lucia to his native country. He completed the crossing in 13 hours 50 minutes and 47 seconds. A crowd of well wishers hailed the pre-teenager as a world champion upon his arrival in the village of Saint Anne. A delegation […]

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Twelve year old Martinique swimming prodigy, Christophe Maleau, is preparing to swim the crossing between Saint Lucia and Martinique on Saturday, media reports say. According to the Martinique online publication,,  the youngster will on October 10, take the plunge at Rodney Bay. He is expected to begin his swim at 5.00 am. His newest […]

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