Overseas: Guyana lacks the means to deal with immigration

The immigration bill was presented on Wednesday, February 1, in the Council of Ministers. The text provides for measures to facilitate expulsions, especially of “delinquent” foreigners, a reform of the right to asylum and an integration component. Close-up on Guyana where, of the approximately 3,000 migrants registered each year, a third are from the Middle East, in particular Syrians since 2015. Most arrive from Brazil with the hope of being able to reach the metropolis.

Rare images from New Caledonia in the corridors of the Nouméa detention center. Known for its unworthy conditions for inmates, the East Camp prison is notorious. Three years ago, the comptroller general of places of deprivation of liberty nevertheless recommended emergency measures.

Also in New Caledonia, a bulldog shark violently attacked a 49-year-old woman who was swimming on a beach in Nouméa. Other sharks had even been seen in Poindimié, in the northeast of Grande Terre. Four were caught off Noumea and swimming is prohibited for several days.

The second day of the national strike against retirement at 64 took place this week. The ultramarines have also mobilized to say no to the government’s project. Between 7,000 and 10,000 people gathered in Reunion in the streets of Saint-Denis. Several hundred people also demonstrated in Mayotte, Guyana and the West Indies. The mobilization against the pension reform has kept its promises and the unions are already calling for participation in the next national movements.

The new flag of Martinique was adopted in plenary assembly by the local authority of the island. It took 60 years for it to become official. Without being an emblem of independence, the red, green and black visual will be hoisted in particular in cultural and sporting events and international cooperation events.

Endemic plants and flowers in the heart of the city: this is the project of a Guadeloupean association which works to protect biodiversity. In a participatory garden in Pointe-à-Pitre, she includes school children in her planting workshop.

Where do the whales go when they leave Reunion waters? To find out, scientists installed tags on eleven cetaceans in September. Their journey over the past few months has come under scrutiny.

France 24

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