This Friday morning, the Pointe-à-Pître channel was closed by a dam organized by the fishermen of the Archipelago, which called for measures against the increase in fuel prices. An action that forbids all those who wanted to enjoy the “Festi Beach Mizik” to go there and Marie-Galante to know a tourist renewal after months of crisis
Passengers present in this maritime station, without knowing too much why, without knowing too much what they expect indeed.
Almost all of them had taken their tickets from shipping companies to Marie-Galante this weekend.
The island, deprived of its traditional Land of Blues Festival due to the organizational difficulties inherent in the health situation, nevertheless hoped to make itself attractive for this Pentecost weekend.
With the help of the Tourist Office, the organizers have opted for a Festi Beach Mizik which, without being the size of the Land of Blues, would offer visitors a great time.
But no one had counted on the anger of the fishermen. They are concerned about the price of fuel and everything else is not one of their primary concerns.
Much to the chagrin of shipping companies.
So this Friday morning, in this maritime station in Pointe-à-Pître where the Marie-Galantais who wanted to go home, the aspiring festival-goers from all over, the potential travelers to Dominica or Martinique, no one really had want to be angry.
At most, everyone wanted to hope that a solution would be found quickly and who knows, that he could take a boat in the middle of the day so that nothing would be lost.
But that means that fishermen are happy with their negotiations, that shipping companies are ready to organize new rotations without forcing the unfortunate early morning travelers to buy new tickets …
And we are not even talking about those who, at the same time, are suffering from the situation on the Marie-Galanta side: car rental companies, hoteliers or owners of cottages or seasonal rentals, restaurateurs, artisans and even parents of travelers …
Suffice it to say that the fishermen’s movement will weigh heavily in Marie-Galante’s balance of interests.