I was just in Guadalope 3 weeks ago and there weren't any problems. We walked around Basse-Terre and never felt threatened, people hardly even noticed us. We picked up a couple French guys that needed a ride to Grenada and they said the strike is pretty much over. Prices are high in the French islands since everything imported is routed thru France, at least that is what the French guys said.
Dominica is fantastic, there is a mooring field south of Roseau, the guy that runs it is SeaBird. He can also arrange for tours, we did Victoria Falls, $30 US per person and we got one nights free mooring from him (ordinarily $15 US). If you od the falls make sure you have lunch with Moses afterwards.