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Rum Journal: Martinique’s Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole

April 19, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: Martinique’s Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole

IN 1902, the eruption of Mont Pelee destroyed what was one of the great cities of the Caribbean and killed more than 30,000 people.Today, the town of St Pierre, once the "Little Paris of the Caribbean," is now the "Little Pompeii Caribbean," although, woven among pitch-black volcanic ruins is a rather charming French village.But Mont Pelee remains, towering over more...

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Martinique Set to Host CARIFTA Games

April 18, 2014 | 6:46 pm | 0 Comment

Martinique Set to Host CARIFTA Games

Above: this year's CARIFTA VillageBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe French department of Martinique is set to host the 2014 edition of the region-wide CARIFTA Agmes.CARIFTA, the Caribbean Junior Athletics Championships, is being hosted from April 19 to April 21 at Martinique's Stade P Aliker.The event is seeing participation from 27 countries and overseas more...

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Martinique’s Serge Letchimy Leading Delegation to Brazil

April 14, 2014 | 11:47 am | 0 Comment

Martinique’s Serge Letchimy Leading Delegation to Brazil

Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge LetchimyBy the Caribbean Journal staffMartinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy is leading a high-level business delegation to Brazil this week.The visit, which will officially begin on Tuesday, will focus on improving relations with the government of the Brazilian state of Para.The trip will more...

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Dominica Prime Minister Visits Martinique

April 2, 2014 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment

Dominica Prime Minister Visits Martinique

Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo)By the Caribbean Journal staffSerge Letchimy, president of Martinique's Regional Council, held talks on Tuesday with Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.The talks focused on green energy in the Caribbean in general and geothermal energy in particular.The latter has been a major priority for Dominica, which is currently more...

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Rum Journal: How to Make a Mai Tai, Martinique Style

March 30, 2014 | 8:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: How to Make a Mai Tai, Martinique Style

Above: barrels at the Clement distillery in Martinique (CJ Photo)IT'S ONE of the most famous rum cocktails in history: the Mai Tai.It's a classic, forever a favourite for lovers of tiki culture, born, by most accounts, at the famous Trader Vic's in California.And while there are many ways to make it, there's always a constant: the use of multiple more...

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Martinique-Cuba Flights Resume

March 24, 2014 | 4:14 am | 0 Comment

Martinique-Cuba Flights Resume

Above: HavanaBy the Caribbean Journal staffHavnana-based Cuban national airline Cubana has resumed flights between Havana and Fort-de-France, Martinique.The service, which made its first flight last Thursday, had not been operating since 2006."This link between Fort-de-France and Cuba has great economic potential," said Patrice Bensalem, director general more...

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Video: Martinique Does Pharrell’s “Happy”

March 21, 2014 | 1:36 pm | 0 Comment

Video: Martinique Does Pharrell’s “Happy”

Above: MartiniqueBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe "Happy" feeling is spreading across the Caribbean, and now Martinique has gotten in on the fun.Locals on the French Caribbean island have put out their own video covering Pharrell Williams' ultra-popular "Happy" song.The video is a colourful tour through Martinique, from the village of Saint-Pierre to the more...

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Martinique Continues Push For Associate Membership in CARICOM

March 11, 2014 | 4:02 am | 0 Comment

Martinique Continues Push For Associate Membership in CARICOM

Above: current CARICOM Chairman and St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy (Photo: OPRM)By the Caribbean Journal staffMartinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy's historic visit to the CARICOM Heads of Government conference is part of a bid for associate membership status more...

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Martinique’s Serge Letchimy Attending CARICOM Conference

March 10, 2014 | 4:38 am | 0 Comment

Martinique’s Serge Letchimy Attending CARICOM Conference

Above: Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique's Regional Council (Photo: RM)By the Caribbean Journal staffMartinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy will be on hand for this week's 25th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community at the Buccament Bay resort in St Vincent, CARICOM announced.It's the more...

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In Martinique, Celebrating Women’s Art

March 3, 2014 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment

In Martinique, Celebrating Women’s Art

Above: last year's Quand l'Art se fait femme festival in Martinique (Photo: RM)By the Caribbean Journal staffAn extended festival in Martinique next month will be celebrating the work of female artists on the island.The celebration is called "Quand l'art se fait femme."It will take place in the Agora business centre and the Hotel de Region administrative more...

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