Sky-high chicken prices on French island ruffle feathers

Long-simmering anger over the high cost of living in French overseas territories resurfaced this week with a tweet about an organic chicken from mainland France which sold for an eye-watering 51 euros. A lawmaker from French Guiana posted a photo of the bird and lashed out at French supermarket chain U over the price in an outlet on the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin. Serville said he had written to French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in March asking him to take "concrete steps" to fight inflation in the French Caribbean where hypermarkets earn profit margins of up to 55 percent on food items.