French Guiana

An artist's impression of the  INMARSAT satellite launched by Ariane

French Guiana’s Ariane Reaches for the Stars

Once the home of the notorious Devil's Island prison colony, French Guiana is now the nerve centre of the modern business..

ESCAPE TO DEVIL’S ISLAND

Call it a taste for adventure, call it a masochistic whim — Simon Lee takes off for the island known as “hell in paradise”.

Stephen Derek: the globetrotter

Stephen Derek, born 1952.

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