Départements d\'Outre-Mer; Martinique;
Location of affected unit(s)
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyanne
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

109 - 235 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 January 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2020
Foreseen end date
29 February 2020


The Commercial Court of Fort-de-France ordered the liquidation with immediate effect of the France-Antilles group, which published the only daily newspaper in the overseas departments of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guyana. The group had been placed in receivership since 25 June 2019. The Commercial Court was not convinced by the takeover file presented by the shareholder AJR Participations. The shareholder plan was not considered feasible; it had made a takeover offer of €7 million, planning to keep 125 of the group's 235 jobs.

The two islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe and French Guyana will be the first and therefore the only regions in France to be deprived of a daily newspaper.

Update 26/03/2020: the Commercial Court of Fort-de-France has agreed atakeover offer to take over France-Antilles, which was put into liquidation at the end of January. NJJ, a personal holding company, offered in early March to take over all three editions of the daily and to keep 126 of the group's 235 employees. Therefore 109 employees will not be retained.



Eurofound (2020), France Antilles Martinique, Bankruptcy in France, factsheet number 99757, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99757.