Guadeloupe, like the other overseas departments, is an integral part of France. It is thus part of the European Union and the Eurozone; as for many Eurozone countries, its currency is the euro. As an overseas department, Guadeloupe is not part of the Schengen Area. The prefecture (regional capital) of Guadeloupe is the city of Basse-Terre, which lies on the island of the same name. The official language is French, and virtually the entire population except recent arrivals from metropolitan France also speaks Antillean Creole (Créole Guadeloupéen).
The British expedition against Guadeloupe was a military action from January to May 1759, as part of the Seven Years' War. A large British force had arrived in the West Indies, intending to seize French possessions. After a six-month-long battle to capture Guadeloupe they finally received the formal surrender of the island, just days before a large French relief force arrived under Admiral Maximin de Bompart.
To divert French troops from Germany, William Pitt decided the British should attack France wherever they could.
British troops were sent on diversionary attacks on the French coast, at St. Malo and Cherbourg. An expedition to western Africa captured the French slaving station at Senegal. In North America, a force was dispatched to take Louisbourg and Quebec.
POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (Reuters) -President Emmanuel Macron said violence in Guadeloupe over COVID-19 restrictions had created a “very explosive” situation, as a general strike entered a second week on Monday and many stores remained shuttered after nighttime looting.
POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe, Nov 22 (Reuters) - PresidentEmmanuel Macron said violence in Guadeloupe over COVID-19 restrictions had created a "very explosive" situation, as a general strike entered a second week on Monday and many stores remained shuttered after nighttime looting.
PARIS (Reuters) -French PresidentEmmanuel Macron said on Monday protests over COVID-19 restrictions in the French overseas region of Guadeloupe have created a “very explosive” situation ... “We just don’t know how far this will still go,” the mayor of Point-a-Pitre told France Info radio earlier on Monday.
POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (Reuters) – The French overseas territory of Guadeloupe was hit by a third night of looting and rioting amid protests against COVID-19 measures, with gunmen shooting at police and firefighters, the authorities said on Sunday ...French police reinforcements monitor unrest over COVID-19 restrictions on Guadeloupe.
Like many countries, France is seeing its COVID-19 cases rise — and nowhere as sharply as its overseas territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique... Hardest hit is Guadeloupe, where one in four people now tests positive for the disease caused by coronavirus—a number that doubled in a week.
RADIO MINORS River Cats at Bees, AM-1280, 1 p.m ...Guadeloupe, FS1, 7 p.m. RADIO MINORS River Cats at Bees, AM-1280, 6.30 p.m ... TRACK Diamond League, NBCSN, noon RADIO MINORS River Cats at Bees, AM-1280, 6.30 p.m ... RADIO MINORS Bees at Rainiers, AM-1280, 7 p.m ... Guadeloupe vs ... RADIO MINORS Bees at Rainiers, AM-1280, 8 p.m.
The show was filmed on the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe – where O’Hanlon said the heat and humidity were “astonishing” – and he told RadioTimes that although it was an “incredible” experience, it was time to go ...Something has to give.” ... This week’s Radio Times is out on Tuesday. PA. .