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As part of France, the official language of Martinique for its government, schools, newspapers, and media is French. However, the vernacular which is spoken in most informal and family contexts is Creole. Derived mostly from French (with sprinklings from...

Martinique — Identity is always on everyone's mind in the French Caribbean. Many years agp Gen. Charles de Gaulle, making the first official visit by a French president to the French island of Martinique, looked out across a chanting, cheering crowd of...

When Christopher Columbus first spotted Martinique, he said it was one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen, and with its gorgeous yet rugged mountainous terrain, which is covered by lush exotic flowers and vegetation; it's not hard to see what...

In the Weirdstone of Brisingamen - there's a scene in it where the protagonists, Colin and Susan, are escaping from morthbrood through a labyrinth of mine shafts and caves. They come to the smallest, merest crack, which involves wriggling through under...

BBC have more than 4,000 journalists. Out of those journalists none investigate. This became apparent with the Scottish Referendum. Most of the reporting was merely opinion over the facts. The BBC opinion was not reflecting after any investigation. This...

Nardini The family fought for its name in the Scottish ice-cream wars. The dynasty built by an Italian immigrant had produced an art deco monument to seaside holidays, an ice-cream empire and a famous actor along the way. But, when the ice-cream wars...

Happy Tuesday Wake to the music of my soul All is good - happiness all about Some French books in one hand A fresh lovely coffee in the other Lavender essence with the wind from lavender buds on the balcony Tasty Caulifower cheese on toast Breakfast and...

Hemp in Scotland Hemp didn't appear in Scotland until about 1000 AD, 200 years later than in England. There was a general explosion in agriculture around this time (shown in the pollen records) and hemp was one of a number of crops, such as cereals and...

Better to make your own ice-cream So many of the ice-creams in the shops are not what they seem to be. A Shop Vanilla ice-cream is more likely not to contain any vanilla. For Vanilla is very expensive so they will insert something else into the ice-cream...

The Forest Police 1 Morning, at one o'clock, in the big recently planted forest, the Scottish crooks, Hamish and Duncan hid their treasure in an old oak tree trunk The police are guarding in the forest for all of the bandits first in the forest

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