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1940: Vichy Gives Assurances to U.S.
From the International Herald Tribune archives: An early American intervention in Martinique is discounted in 1940.
Touring by Car In Martinique; Tourist Trails for the Motorist on the Isle of Martinique
AS if tumbled from a heavenly wicker basket, laundry lay strewn on the grass, rocks, bushes and on the riverbank itself. In carnival colors of orange, vermilion, purple and lavender, skirts and blouses, kerchiefs and shawls baked under Martinique's noon sun. At the edge of the swirling, pebble-clear Lorrain River, women pounded dirty clothes into submission while their children splashed and shrieked in the shade cast by a wooden, one-lane, overhead bridge.
160 Die in Crash of Airliner in Venezuela
A chartered airliner carrying vacationing French passengers home to Martinique crashed in a mountainous part of northern Venezuela early Tuesday morning after its engines failed, killing all 160 people aboard, the aviation authorities here said. The two-engine plane, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 operated by West Caribbean Airways of Colombia, was traveling from Panama to Martinique when the pilots reported engine problems to Venezuelan air traffic controllers at 3:07 a.m. Minutes later, the controllers lost radio contact.
Can Middle-Agers Find Happiness at A Swinging Resort?
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, W.I. Can a couple clinging to their middleclass values as they dangle precariously over the generation gap make it with the bikini and go-go set and "shed the problems, formalities and stresses of daily life" as promised in the brochures of the Club Mediterranee?
Hawaii Is Put on Alert As a Storm Intensifies
A hurricane intensified and changed course in the Pacific Ocean today, putting it on a path that would take it 100 to 200 miles north of the Hawaiian islands. A hurricane warning was posted for the state's main island, Hawaii.
Beneath the Feverish Palms, The Machismo of Matinique; The Machismo of Martinique
VAUCLIN, Martinique -- Perhaps we were not really as surprised as we pretended, but we wanted to please and impress the hotel owner, a game Americans feel bound to play when they learn they are among the first United States tourists ever to stay long in an out-of-the-way Caribbean spot.
French West Indies: Oo La La! Means The Same in Creole; The Accent Is on the French
IT is easy to see why the French West Indies seeks to sell itself with the line, "A bit of La Belie France in the Caribbean." Both of the main islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe, are full of the style and symbols of France, be they le prefer, the local army garrison, the French-style policemen, the schools and shops, or the imported French food and wine.
Tropical Storm Klaus Kills 6 And Is Renamed a Hurricane
LEAD: Tropical Storm Klaus gained strength off Antigua today and was upgraded to a hurricane after leaving six people dead and two missing in flooding on Martinique.
Martinique Holiday: A Leisurely Way to Wind Down Amid; Mountains, Sand and Sea If You Go ...
Martinique is mountains, bays and beaches, and waxy anthuriums swaying in vases on cafe tables. It is also lonely plantation houses set on commanding hills and busy bookshops in busier Fort-de-France, where the ...
Where Haute Cuisine and Creole Foods Mix
FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique -- If it weren't for the green, volcanic mountains piercing the clouds to the north and the thousands of black Frenchmen in the streets, this could be Marseilles.
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