Panic in Guadeloupe and Martinique against the health pass 

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Following the obligation of vaccination against covid-19 for health personnel and the mobilization against the health pass, the overseas territories (Martinique / Guadeloupe) have announced a general strike in order to demonstrate their fed-up. 

Prefectural services and schools must remain closed”, ask the trade unions who want to claim their rights given the tragic crisis they are facing. “This situation is also a social distress which increases the health crisis compared to the terror of the vaccine, they argue. 

About 1,300 people in front of the prefecture of Fort de France responded to the mobilization of trade unions protesting in particular against the compulsory vaccination of caregivers, the rise in salaries and the fall in fuel prices. Protesters even tore up flags in the arrival village of the Jacques Vabre transatlantic, which is the subject of criticism from anti-colonialist movements. 


In addition, the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, after having condemned the people following the acts of fire and destruction, announced a dialogue by videoconference with the leaders in order to find a consensus on the health crisis and to support the professionals individually, humanely. concerned by the vaccination obligation. A mission from the Ministry of the Interior will be hard at work on site tomorrow to examine with them the ways and means to allow the conditions for the deployment of the vaccination obligation and also to discuss subjects specific to the functioning of the departmental service. fire and rescue services in Guadeloupe”, continued the head of government. 

 We must not draw on the health of French men and women in order to generate a political struggle and public order must be maintained,” said French President Emmanuel Macron. The Head of State urged Guadeloupe to show solidarity for the nation, but not to manipulate people through lamentable situations. 

WRITING: Stevinsonne YOUNG 


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Stevinsonne Jeune
Stevinsonne JEUNE, journalist and editor. Graduate student in legal sciences at the State University of Haiti Law practitioner in the Delmas peace court.