One Caribbean Island, 11 Rum Distilleries

October 30, 2014 | 6:32 pm | 0 Comment


It's the rum capital of the Caribbean — at least if you go by the number of distilleries. The French Caribbean island of Martinique has a whopping 11 distilleries, with even more rum brands, each producing the department's signature rhum agricole, made out of fresh sugar cane juice, not molasses like its Spanish and English-speaking neighbours in the region. And more...

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Dominica Renames Main Airport

October 30, 2014 | 5:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new Douglas-Charles Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has officially renamed its main airport. The former Melville Hall International Airport has been renamed the Douglas-Charles Airport. It honour former Prime Ministers Roosevelt Douglas and Pierre Charles for their "heroic contributions to Dominica's development." Charles served more...

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A Six Senses Resort in Haiti?

October 30, 2014 | 4:52 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a Six Senses spa in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Six Senses one day open a resort in Haiti? The company recently held a working visit to Haiti led by Chairman Wolf Hengst, according to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism. The trip followed a meeting in New York last month that included Hengst, Haiti Tourism Minister more...

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Jamaica Finance Minister Visits New York

October 29, 2014 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips began a three-day visit to New York City on Wednesday. The visit will include a meeting with 50 of "the most prominent members of the New York financial community," according to a government statement. The visit was organized by Rohan more...

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100 Dresses for Haiti

October 29, 2014 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment


Above: some of the 100 dresses  for the initiative on display  By the Caribbean Journal staff A new charitable initiative based in Florida is looking to bring brand-new dresses for young girls in the orphanages and resettlement camps of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It's called 100 Dresses for Haiti, and it's the brainchild of Linda Manla, who has swen all 100 more...

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Major Arts Project For St Lucia

October 28, 2014 | 9:52 pm | 0 Comment


bove: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff A major arts project is coming to the island of St Lucia. The project will involve the reconstruction of the Walcott House, home of brothers Derek and Roderick Walcott, the former of whom won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Walcott Place and Grass Street Urban Enhancement Project has officially received more...

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These Will Be the First Four Restaurants at the Baha Mar Resort

October 28, 2014 | 9:42 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Katsuya's South Beach location By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean's largest resort project, the Baha Mar, is set to open next spring, and the project has announced its first slate of culinary offerings. The property will include Deuce, Katsuya, Brasserie des Arts and Shuang Ba, all located at hte heart of the resort near its 100,000 square foot more...

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A Sunset Board Meeting in Curacao

October 28, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Board Room beach bar at the Curacao Marriott By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor CURACAO — “I make my drinks the way I like to drink them – strong,” says Cerita, the gregarious Jamaican bartender at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort’s Board Room beach bar. Which might be the reason why this Friday afternoon there are so many drinkers more...

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Dominican Republic Mourns Former Vice President, Foreign Minister

October 27, 2014 | 10:49 pm | 0 Comment


Above left: former Dominican Vice President Carlos Morales Troncoso (DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is mourning the loss of former vice president and foreign minister Carlos Morales Troncoso. Morales Troncoso, who served as vice president of the Dominican Republic from 1986 to 1994, had served as the country's foreign minister from more...

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A Recipe For Jamaican Braised Chicken

October 27, 2014 | 10:34 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Chef Nigel Spence’s Ripe Kitchen and Bar By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Recently, I've been hearing about more and more people in Jamaica contracting a new disease called Chikungunya which has been making its way throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere. It is derived from the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, known in the past to carry the Malaria more...

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