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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Island Shop: Boutique d’Art Rose Porcelaine, Martinique

August 11, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Art galleries can be intimidating. Hallowed showrooms where haute prices meet haughty attitudes. But not Martinique’s Boutique d’Art Porcelaine, where owner Danae Emmanuel has curated a collection of art, handicraft, home accessories and jewelry that is as accessible as it is attractive. “We have items for serious collectors and for more...

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More Caribbean Destinations Looking to Regional Tourism Market

August 7, 2014 | 4:10 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Martinique, a strong source market for intra-regional tourism (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Caribbean tourism has long relied on three major markets: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. But more and more, it's hard to ignore the potential of intra-regional tourism — that is, tourists from within the Caribbean region traveling to more...

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Martinique Planning to Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Project

July 22, 2014 | 8:27 am | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the proposed project By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is planning to develop an ocean thermal energy project. Ocean thermal energy uses the heat energy stored in the ocean to generate electricity, capitalizing on the temperature difference between the warmer top layer of the ocean and colder, deep ocean water. While there are more...

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Martinique Lightly Shaken By 4.4-Magnitude Earthquake

July 17, 2014 | 2:18 am | 0 Comment


Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French island of Martinique was lightly shaken by a 4.4-magnitude earthquake off its northeastern coast on Thursday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake's epicentre was about 54 kilometres east-northeast of Petite Riviere Salee and about 55 kilometres more...

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Suriname Delegation Visits Martinique

June 25, 2014 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment


Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy with the delegation from Suriname (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy hosted a visit from a delegation from Suriname on Tuesday. The visit was the latest part of a move by Martinique's top official to increase the French more...

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14 Great Beaches in Martinique

June 19, 2014 | 10:24 pm | 0 Comment


Martinique is known for many things: food, culture, art, and, of course, world-famous rhum distilleries. But few are aware of the extent and number of exceptional beaches in Martinique, from wide white-sand beaches to secluded coves and hideaways. Here is Martinique in 14 beaches. Grande Anse des Salines One of the island's more popular beaches, this beach in more...

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Martinique: Strong Tourism Growth in First Quarter of 2014

June 4, 2014 | 5:15 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Martinique (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is reporting strong growth in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2014. The French Caribbean department received 159,253 tourist stopover arrivals in the first three months of 2014, a 5.1 percent improvement over the first quarter of 2013, according to new data released by more...

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