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The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour

December 11, 2014 | 10:25 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We might not be able to relax like the rich and famous do in the Caribbean (mega-yachts, plush villas, private jets and beach butlers … you know the drill) but we can live the luxe life – albeit vicariously – through the pages of a new book, “Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour” by Hermes Mallea. The designer more...

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Caribbean Art: A Solo Exhibition in Miami on Contemporary Haitian Art

December 4, 2014 | 6:42 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Amour a Soweto by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami's Haitian Heritage Museum is launching the fourth edition of its popular Les Jacmeliens art exhibit timed for the city's famous Art Basel cultural week. This year's exhibition, Haiti Contemporary-Les Jacmeliens IV, is a solo exhibition by Haitian-American artist Charles more...

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Caribbean Art: Capturing the Bahamian Spirit in Photos

December 2, 2014 | 7:03 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: photos of Aljournal Miller and Emanuel Alexiou (Photos: Bahamian Project) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition in the Bahamas looks to capture the spirit of the Bahamian people in photographs. The exhibition at the Salus Project Gallery which begins Thursday, Dec. 4, is called "The Bahamian Collection," and is the work of photographer Duke more...

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The Best Caribbean Hotels for Art

November 6, 2014 | 6:19 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor   We choose a hotel for a combination of its location, amenities, service and price. Art rarely makes the list. But in the same way that art makes a house a home, it also has the power to subtly but significantly transform a hotel into a more personal, intimate space that can enchant and excite as it accommodates. more...

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Caribbean Art: A New Look at the Contemporary Art of Haiti

November 3, 2014 | 5:52 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: one of the works by Joseph Eddy Pierre (courtesy of Kolektif 509) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's Kolektif 509 will be holding its third exhibition of contemporary Haitian art beginning Friday, Nov. 7. This year's exhibition is being held under the theme "Invented Realities," featuring work from nine new artists including Martine Brisson, Philippe more...

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In Miami, the Modern Art of Cuba

October 6, 2014 | 8:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Abel Barroso, La Mesa de las Negociaciones, 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at the Pan American Art Projects gallery in Miami's Wynwood district is taking a look at the diversity of contemporary art in Cuba. The show, Permutations, brings together the works of five artists who both live and work in Cuba: Abel Barroso, J Roberto Diago, more...

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Caribbean Plate: A Recipe For Coconut Chips From Jamaica

September 4, 2014 | 5:18 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Need a nibble to go with that rum punch? Do what the folks at Ocho Rios’ Jamaica Inn do during their nightly cocktail hour and whip up a bunch of these crispy coconut chips. The oven-baked snacks are super-simple to make, fiber-rich, and, if you indulge in moderation, won’t blow your diet. (Because we like to save all our more...

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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

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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

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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

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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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