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Macron promises a rebirth of Saint-Martin at hurricane-hit island

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 00:50

French President Emmanuel Macron travels to the Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Bartholemy in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. French President Emmanuel Macron promised on Tuesday (September 12) a fast, exemplary reconstruction of the Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Bartholemy, struck by Hurricane Irma. Some 50 million euros ($60 million) will be released and all state services including the largest air lifts since World War Two are mobilized to restore a normal situation "as soon as possible," Macron said. The president added that public services were working to restore telephone lines, electricity, drinking water and schools while also saying he supported a parliamentary inquiry into the government's response to the hurricane, but called for a time of "national solidarity."

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Macron promises a rebirth of Saint-Martin at hurricane-hit island

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 00:50