Protests rage on Caribbean isles

Berman, Chloe
February 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);2/20/2009, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the effect of violent strikes on the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Islanders have been protesting for three weeks about low wages and the rising cost of living. They have set up blockades across the islands. The protests have turned violent, causing schools, government offices, petrol stations and banks to close. Hotels, cruiselines and operators have been severely affected by the strikes.


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