French Polynesia: food self-sufficiency in sight

The government of the territory of French Polynesia is preparing food self-sufficiency for its population. To achieve this, he launched the free and massive distribution of breadfruit seedlings, the staple food of the local population. These plants are grown in the laboratory before being sent to the municipalities of the community.

With the death of King Pelé, who passed away on December 29, the football world is in mourning and mourning the absolute master of the round ball. Brazilian Edson Arantes do Nascimento is the only player to have won 3 World Cups. In 1971, the football monarch passed through Martinique with his club Santos. It will have marked several generations, as shown by these reactions collected in Guadeloupe and Reunion.

In Saint-Denis de La Réunion, a fire ravaged two well-known snack bars. One of these two businesses, established for 20 years, had been the first of its kind to see the light of day. It’s a bit of the island’s history that has gone up in smoke.

The Wallis and Futuna archipelago has welcomed its first cruise liner for two years of health crisis. American and Australian tourists delighted to discover this French-speaking bubble in this very British Oceania.

Thousands of workers from French Indochina, now Vietnam, arrived in New Caledonia between 1891 and the 1930s. They were hired in the Caledonian mines where they were baptized the Chan Dang. On December 25, Thi Sen Nguyen, the last Chan Dang, celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by her large family.

The Hmong community, also arriving from the former French Indochina, has started the New Year celebrations in Guyana, which last 5 days. The opportunity to highlight Laotian culture and tradition.

The “Tamil ball”, popular theater practiced in Reunion, has just been included in the national inventory of intangible cultural heritage. This thousand-year-old tradition from Tamil Nadu was brought back to Reunion by workers or laborers from India. It mixes dance, song and mime, staging the great Indian epics such as the Mahâbhârata or the Ramayana.

France 24

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