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Raoul Peck’s Newest Film, “Murder in Pacot,” Is a Mystery Set in Haiti

August 19, 2014 | 10:04 pm | 0 Comment

Raoul Peck’s Newest Film, “Murder in Pacot,” Is a Mystery Set in Haiti

Above: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin in Murder in Pacot By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck's latest work is a murder mystery set in Port-au-Prince. The film, Murder in Pacot, is a joint Haitan, French and Norwegian production, examining a well-off couple's life in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake. The film, which is set in a villa more...

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Island Shop: An Ode to Jamaican Sculptor Gene Pearson

August 8, 2014 | 10:38 am | 0 Comment

Island Shop: An Ode to Jamaican Sculptor Gene Pearson

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor What do I have in common with Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, and Bill Clinton? Not a whole lot. Except that we’re all fans of celebrated Jamaican sculptor Gene Pearson. His work caught my eye back in the ‘90s, and I fondly remember my first Pearson purchase, a ceramic mask, from an art gallery in Montego Bay. It cost more...

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A Tree Grows in Nevis

August 1, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

A Tree Grows in Nevis

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor ITS SUGAR MILL aside, the weeping fig tree that presides over the great house at Nevis’ Montpelier Plantation and Beach is the inn’s most iconic image, welcoming guests to the tranquil 19-room property where Princess Diana and her sons once famously retreated. And its almost as famous, constantly being photographed by more...

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Haiti’s Tabou Combo, Jamaica’s Jah Cure to Headline World Creole Music Festival

July 8, 2014 | 5:51 am | 0 Comment

Haiti’s Tabou Combo, Jamaica’s Jah Cure to Headline World Creole Music Festival

Above: Tabou Combo By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's Tabou Combo and Jamaica's Jah Cure are among the headliners for this year's World Creole Music Festival in Dominica. The festival, which will take place from Oct. 24 to 26, will be hosted at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, Dominica. Other acts include Puerto Rican merengue singer Elvis Crespo, who more...

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Tessanne Chin Comes Full Circle in St Kitts

June 29, 2014 | 1:35 am | 0 Comment

Tessanne Chin Comes Full Circle in St Kitts

Above: Tessanne Chin at the St Kitts Music Festival (photos by CJ) By Alexander Brtiell BASSETERRE – It was a year ago that Tessanne Chin was slated to perform here at what was the 17th annual St Kitts Music Festival. But at the last minute, Chin was let out of her contract by organizers, for a very good reason: she was launching an international career on more...

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Haiti: UNESCO to Send Experts to Explore Possible Santa Maria Wreck

June 23, 2014 | 9:44 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti: UNESCO to Send Experts to Explore Possible Santa Maria Wreck

Above: Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492, Emanuel Leutze, 1855 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will be sending a team of experts to provide technical assistance to the site of an underwater shipwreck thought to contain the remains of Columbus' Santa Maria. The team announced this month more...

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At Haiti’s National Museum, Finding a Bond With Louisiana

May 31, 2014 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

At Haiti’s National Museum, Finding a Bond With Louisiana

Above: United States Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White at the new exhibit By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at Haiti's Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) explores the relationship between the US state of Louisiana and Haiti. The exhibit, "The Ties That Bind" will be open to the public through June 6. It features works by noted more...

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Finding Goya in Grand Cayman

May 23, 2014 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

Finding Goya in Grand Cayman

Above: Francisco de Goya, Tal para qual By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Spain's great art masters is visiting Grand Cayman. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has been loaned a series of 200-year-old etchings by painter Francisco de Goya. The exhibition, which launched on Thursday, will last through Aug. 28, with a lecture on Saturday by the more...

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Guadeloupe’s Isle of Rum

May 4, 2014 | 11:15 am | 0 Comment

Guadeloupe’s Isle of Rum

Above: the rhums of Pere Labat in Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell MARIE-GALANTE — "I SHOULD do all my shopping here," I think to myself. Yes, this is a rum distillery, but it's also a rum market. You can find all your needs for the weekend (or the weekday), and many do — meaning that there are nearly as many locals on hand more...

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After Six Decades, Jamaica Names New Poet Laureate

April 15, 2014 | 7:19 pm | 0 Comment

After Six Decades, Jamaica Names New Poet Laureate

Above: Professor Mervyn Morris (centre) (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has named Professor Mervy Morris as the country's latest Poet Laureate after the position had gone unfilled for more than six decades. Morris, who is a professor emeritus at the University of the West Indies, will serve in the post for the next three years. The more...

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