With the postponement of the vaccine obligation in Guadeloupe, the government is trying to find a way out of the social conflict

On a dam erected on the bridge at the entrance to La Boucan, in the town of Sainte-Rose, in Guadeloupe, on the night of November 25 to 26, 2021. OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” After two weeks of a deadlocked social conflict in Guadeloupe, and its aftershocks in Martinique and French Polynesia, the … Read more

Martinique and Guadeloupe: the government postpones the vaccination obligation for nursing staff to December 31

The government gives up ballast in Guadeloupe and Martinique: it has decided to postpone to December 31 “The finalization of the implementation of the vaccination obligation” for caregivers at the origin of the crisis in the West Indies, announce the overseas ministry and that of health in a joint press release. The vaccination obligation was … Read more

Guadeloupe: the vaccination obligation for caregivers will not be lifted, according to the government

Demonstration against the vaccine obligation in Abymes, near Pointe-à-Pitre, November 24, 2021. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP The government is studying the possibility of suspending the vaccination obligation for nursing staff and firefighters in Guadeloupe, according to the mayors of the island while the prefect of Martinique, where the crisis has spread, introduced Thursday, November 25, … Read more

In Guadeloupe, the “general strike” struggles to mobilize a large part of the population

Health professionals from the Pointe-à-Pitre University Hospital, suspended from their duties for having refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19, occupy the entrance of the hospital on November 23, 2021. OLIVIER LABAN MATTEI / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” The call for a ” general strike “ to protest against the vaccination obligation of caregivers and the … Read more

In Guadeloupe and Martinique, reluctance to vaccine is mixed with mistrust of the word of the State

Caregivers, suspended for refusing to be vaccinated, protest in front of the entrance to the CHU, in Pointe-à-Pitre, on November 23, 2021. OLIVIER LABAN MATTEI / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” In the premises of the Pointe-à-Pitre hospital center, fervent opponents and silent supporters of the Covid-19 vaccination meet every day. Engaged in an indefinite strike … Read more

Guadeloupe: “The vaccination requirement for caregivers and firefighters will apply,” warns Sébastien Lecornu

Many dams block the main access road to the town of Morne-à-l’Eau in Guadeloupe on November 22, 2021. OLIVIER LABAN MATTEI / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” As the social conflict over compulsory immunization of caregivers and firefighters continues in Guadeloupe, the government is showing firmness. The Minister of Overseas Affairs, Sébastien Lecornu, once again stated … Read more

Violence in Guadeloupe: the ARS denounces “physical attacks against health professionals”

In the town of Abymes in Guadeloupe, striking and requisitioned firefighters occupied the Perrin roundabout on November 21, 2021. OLIVIER LABAN MATTEI / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” The regional health agency (ARS) of Guadeloupe alerted, Monday, November 22, “On the physical attacks that health professionals have suffered in recent days while they were going to … Read more

Guadeloupe: three questions on the mobilization against the health pass and the vaccination obligation

Police officers circulate, on November 21, 2021, on a road in Gosier, Guadeloupe, while roadblocks remain, a week after the start of the mobilization against the health pass and the vaccination obligation. ELODIE SOUPAMA / AP President Emmanuel Macron recognized, Monday, November 22, a « situation […] very explosive ” in Guadeloupe, calling for calm on … Read more

Guadeloupe: interministerial crisis meeting after another night of violence

November 17 in Abymes, Guadeloupe. CARLA BERNHARDT / AFP Blockades resumed, Saturday morning November 20 in Guadeloupe, after another night of looting and fires linked to the mobilization against the health pass. Despite the curfew imposed on Friday evening, police and gendarmes were targeted by gunfire, and twenty-nine arrests were made. The ministers of the … Read more

Guadeloupe flares up against a backdrop of health crisis

Blocking of the Perrin roundabout by the strikers of the General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe (UGTG) in Abymes, to protest against the compulsory vaccination of caregivers, on November 17, 2021, in Guadeloupe. CARLA BERNHARDT / AFP Is Guadeloupe on the verge of experiencing a new social conflict of great magnitude like the one which, … Read more