Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana Eye Associate Membership in CARICOM

January 27, 2015 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff France’s departments in the Caribbean are looking to deepen their ties with the rest of the region. Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana are all considering applications for associate membership in CARICOM. The news comes following last year’s high-profile CARICOM summit in St Vincent and the more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Diamond Rock in Martinique

January 24, 2015 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Max Zozor, who took this snapshot of the beautiful Diamond Rock off the coast of Martinique. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next more...

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This Is the Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Cruise Destination

December 31, 2014 | 3:08 am | 0 Comment


Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique has doubled its number of cruise passenger arrivals so far this year, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The French Caribbean island welcomed a total of 142,270 cruise passengers in the first 10 months of 2014, according to the most recent CTO data. That represented more...

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Where to Travel in 2015: The Must-Visit Places in the Caribbean

December 29, 2014 | 2:30 am | 0 Comment


DON’T JUST visit the Caribbean this year. Experience it. Go outside of your comfort zone and find something new. That’s the advice of our Where to Travel list for 2015, featuring some of our favourite places in the Caribbean: some are a bit off the beaten path, some a bit new, some a bit different. Some are more untouched, others are undiscovered parts of more more...

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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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