French Guiana on strike

General strike flares over crime rates, unemployment and lack of services in France’s overseas region.


  1. Update from member of our mashup:

  2. See photos taken by a member of the mashup at the top of the show. She reports that the strike continues in her community and that residents are supporting the strike by constructing a dam along the Camopi river.
  3. Strike continues after French Guiana protesters reject France’s $1.2bn assistance offer. What do you think of this?

  4. Are you following #NouBonKeSa and the movement of #500Freres in French Guiana? What do you think of the protesters’ demands?
  5. Protest Footage:

  6. "A people in revolt looking for change doesn't have to riot or kill to show its determination."
  7. What do you think of Paris refusing protesters demand for a $2.6 billion French Guiana aid package?

  8. How would you describe the cost of living and what it's like to live in French Guiana now? What impact has the general strike had on the region?

  9. What do you think are the main issues that must be resolved in French Guiana and why?
  10. Thoughts on the relationship between France and its overseas territories like French Guiana?