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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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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