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Spared for 18 months, New Caledonia has been facing for three weeks an outbreak of Covid-19 which has already killed nearly 130 people and interrupted the campaign for the referendum on the independence of December 12, the holding of which is debated. Immersion in an intensive care unit at the Dumbéa hospital center where patients are increasingly younger.
Cruise ships are back in Polynesia but the authorities are refusing super liners to preserve the lagoons.
In Martinique, two North American airlines announce their return and tour operators are rubbing their hands.
In Guyana, the new launch assembly dedicated to Ariane 6 was inaugurated in Kourou on September 28, in the presence of Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of Overseas Territories, as well as the main representatives of the European space sector, and local elected officials. The European launcher intends to stay in the space race, especially against the North Americans.
The Adapted Military Service Regiment (RSMA) is a device whose purpose is to help the integration of young people in difficulty. Volunteers are participating in Martinique in the renovation of an ONF refuge on Mount Pelée, a very physically demanding project.