At Martinique’s La Pagerie, the Art of the Hotel Bar

December 13, 2014 | 11:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the "Tropical Cafe"  bar at La Pagerie (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell TROIS ILETS —It was crowded in the lobby, with a pulsing biguine beat and a group of vibrant Creole dancers. When I first arrived at the, bright-white bar at Le Pagerie in Martinique, there was a very entertaining rum tasting going on in the lobby. So I sat down to a stool and more...

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Trinidad and Tobago Sends Trade Mission to Martinique, Guadeloupe

November 17, 2014 | 10:09 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is looking to the French Caribbean as a potential market for its exports. The country's exporTT agency is leading a trade mission to the French Caribbean this week, including Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana. The project is being sponsored by the CARTfund. The mission more...

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The Caribbean’s Best Codfish Fritters

November 14, 2014 | 3:31 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Le Kano in Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell TROIS ILETS — It's nearly every meal. No matter where you go in the French Caribbean, you won't be far from a plate of accras de morue, the deep-fried codfish fritters that are a staple of the diet of Martinique and Guadeloupe. And in the structured schedule of French West Indian dining, they're more...

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Rum Journal: Rhum Clement’s Canne Bleue Rhum Blanc Agricole

November 4, 2014 | 5:24 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Habitation Clement in Martinique (CJ Photo) Local. It's a word whose meaning has broadened in recent years. Today, it means authentic, it means close by, it means fresh. And while we love rums from all over the Caribbean, an increasing number don't source their core ingredients locally — that is, they get their sugarcane from abroad — using imported more...

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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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American Airlines Significantly Increasing Service to Martinique

October 19, 2014 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Cap-Est in Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — American Airlines is significantly boosting its service to the island of Martinique. Less than two years after the carrier first launched a single Saturday direct flight to the French department, American announced it would be increasing service to six flights per week beginning in the summer more...

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Rum Journal: Is This Martinique’s Most Creative Rhum Distillery?

October 18, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Habitation Saint-Etienne in Martinique (CJ Photo) Time after time, Habitation Sainte-Etienne, located in the lush Gros Morne area of Martinique, wows its home island and the rum world. The secret? The barrels. No, its rhums aren't aged longer. They're aged the same way as every other distillery in Martinique— until they aren't. HSE, led by more...

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Martinique and St Lucia Shaken By 5.4-Magnitude Earthquake

September 16, 2014 | 5:37 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique and St Lucia were shaken by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Monday, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at around 4:09 PM local time at a depth of 15 kilometres. Its epicentre was about 81 kilometres off the coast more...

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Seven “On the Sand” Beach Restaurants in Martinique

September 6, 2014 | 5:06 pm | 0 Comment


Among its many highlights, the island of Martinique has a certain specialty: the beach restaurant. And we don't simply mean a beach bar, or a bar with view of the sand. In Martinique, a beach restaurant means your table is directly on the sand. You might call them "toes in the sand" restaurants. Here are seven of our favourites. Le Petibonum When it comes to more...

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Rum Journal: Martinique’s Best Mojito

August 16, 2014 | 7:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the mojito at La Dunette in Martinique (All photos by CJ) MARTINIQUE — This is Rhum Agricole country, meaning that in Martinique, there is one cocktail to rule them all: the Ti' Punch. Above: La Dunette But here in Sainte-Anne at the southeastern corner of Martinique, you can still find one of the Caribbean's most famous cocktails: the more...

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