This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

15 April 2007

"Suspicion and Apathy in France's Faraway Land"

For an interesting article on how New Caledonia is expected to vote in next Sunday's (22 April) French presidential election, see the Financial Times' piece entitled Suspicion and Apathy in France's Faraway Land.

The French state is still fitting 60% of the New Caledonian bill (according to the article) as well as providing the know-how and personnel in the areas of health, education and justice. A journalist at Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes gives Americans the credit for modernising the island.

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