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In the West Indies and Guyana, municipalities are preparing for coastal erosion

A threat of coastal erosion weighs on the coasts of 126 French municipalities. Among them, 25 are in the West Indies and Guyana, confronted with this phenomenon amplified by global warming. They are therefore preparing to anticipate this development and future developments.

Health rules are being relaxed for travel to and from overseas. No more compelling reasons for non-vaccinated travelers – even if the measure remains in force in Wallis and Futuna – as well as negative tests for vaccinated passengers. Finally, wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory on board planes. And a territory has taken a little head start: Polynesia, where wearing a mask has no longer been compulsory in public transport since the start of the week.

The Statue of Solitude (statue of a black woman) was inaugurated on Tuesday, May 10, in Paris for the National Day of Memories of the Slave Trade, Slavery and Their Abolition. This statue of a black woman represents a Guadeloupean figure in the fight against slavery.

The abolition of slavery was also commemorated in Martinique this week: a march called “convoy for repairs” left Monday evening from Sainte-Anne. His arrival is scheduled at Le Prêcheur on the eve of May 22, a public holiday on site to mark the memory of the abolition.

In Guyana, the reduced activity of the space center is causing concern. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Soyuz flights operated from Kourou are stopped. But the base is preparing the first shot from the new Italian Vega-C launcher.

Growing fruits and vegetables with little impact on the environment is the bet that a market gardener in Mont-Dore, New Caledonia, has succeeded in using so-called bioclimatic greenhouses.

Finally, seabirds are back in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Their arrival coincides with the mating period for several species, which settle on the Grand Colombier, an islet in the archipelago.

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