Tag: Regional Health Agency for Guadeloupe St. Martin and St. Barts

France Caves To Violent Protests In Martinique, Guadeloupe Over COVID Rules

PARIS — France has postponed a mandatory coronavirus vaccination requirement for health workers in Guadeloupe and Martinique, after the measure spurred several days of widespread protests and unrest in the French Caribbean territories. In a statement today, the French health ministry said the implementation of the vaccination requirement – also in place in mainland France – would […]

Gunshots Fired At Police In France’s Martinique, Guadeloupe Still Tense

FORT-DE-FRANCE — Gunshots were fired overnight at police in Martinique for the second night running, French media reported today, in a sign that unrest triggered by COVID-19 restrictions that has also rocked the nearby island of Guadeloupe. BFM TV, quoting police forces, reported that shootings lasted for several hours and noted the situation was still […]

France Needs Volunteers To Help Battle COVID-19 In Its Caribbean Territories

FORT-DE-FRANCE — France’s health minister on Sunday appealed for volunteer doctors and nurses to travel to the overseas territories of Guadalupe and Martinique as a wave of COVID-19 infections overwhelms hospitals on the two Caribbean islands. Health Minister Olivier Veran said the first medical staff would fly out on Tuesday, as health authorities race to […]

Dengue Fever ‘Epidemic’ Kills 2 Old People In French Caribbean

MARIGOT — A dengue epidemic in several French Caribbean islands has claimed its second victim, officials said Wednesday. A 75-year-old French woman who traveled regularly to St. Martin died this month after contracting the mosquito-borne virus and being evacuated to Paris, according to a statement from the Regional Health Agency for Guadeloupe, St. Martin and […]