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16/07/2014 - France - West Indies

French health minister visits West Indies over chikungunya epidemic

French health Minister Marisol Touraine visited the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique on Wednesday for a visit to assess a major epidemic of chikungunya, a virus transmitted by ...

Chikungunya is carried by mosquitos.
11/07/2014 - French West Indies

'Major epidemic' of mosquito-born chikungunya hits French West Indies

A major epidemic of the mosquito-born chikungunya virus has led to 33 deaths and 1,000 people being hospitalised in the French West Indies, Health Minister Marisol Touraine warned on Thursday.

30/10/2012 - France - Caribbean

Six French reported missing return safe despite Hurricane Sandy

Six French nationals who were reported missing in the Carribean after Hurricane Sandy passed through the region returned to port in Martinique safe and sound, according to local rescue ...

31/08/2012 - France - United States

French rocker Johnny Hallyday leaves Martinique hospital

French rock star Johnny Hallyday left hospital in Martinique at 2.30am Friday and was transported by plane to Los Angeles, where he has a home.

18/07/2012 - France

Record number of foreign tourists visit France in 2011

A record number of tourists visited France last year with the greatest increase coming from Russia, China and Brazil.

16/02/2012 - France

Martinique welcomes MP after Nazi jibe at French Interior Minister

French opposition MP Serge Letchimy received a warm welcome in his constituency on the Caribbean island of Martinique on Wednesday. Right-wing MPs' indignation over his linking Interior ...

02/08/2011 - Caribbean

Haiti, Dominican Republic, Martinique on alert for Tropical Storm Emily

Tropical Storm Emily is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and the French Caribbean territory of Martinique is on red alert.

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