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Haiti’s Martelly Heads to Taiwan

April 20, 2014 | 11:30 am | 0 Comment

Haiti’s Martelly Heads to Taiwan

Above: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and Haiti President Michel Martelly during the former's visit to Haiti last year (Photo: OP Haiti)By the Caribbean Journal staffHaiti President Michel Martelly departed the country on Saturday for an official visit to Taiwan, his office announced.Martelly, who was joined on the trip by new Foreign Minister Duly Brutus, will more...

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VIDEO: In Cayman, a Taste of Miami

April 20, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

VIDEO: In Cayman, a Taste of Miami

GRAND CAYMAN — The Camana Bay development is home to a number of brands famous in South Florida — Books & Books, Ortanique and Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, all of which are bringing a taste of Miami to the heart of Grand Cayman. And it's Michael's Genuine in particular that is acting as far more than a Caribbean outpost of an American restaurant — it's more...

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Earthquake Causes Shaking in St Martin, St Barth, Anguilla, Puerto Rico

April 19, 2014 | 4:33 pm | 0 Comment

Earthquake Causes Shaking in St Martin, St Barth, Anguilla, Puerto Rico

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey)By the Caribbean Journal staffA 5.0-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey.The earthquake's epicentre was about 36 kilometres east-northeast of St Barth and about 77 kilometres more...

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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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Caribbean Eats: Is This The Best Seafood in Punta Cana?

April 19, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Eats: Is This The Best Seafood in Punta Cana?

YOU CAN find good fish on almost any restaurant table in the Caribbean. It's almost always fresh, locally sourced and well prepared.But the great plate of fish is often in more rarefied air — an exclusive place where master chefs turn seafood into an art form.Above: the grouper at KukuaWe found precisely that at the Kukua Beach Club in Bavaro, an 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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New Hotel Planned For Carriacou

April 18, 2014 | 12:02 pm | 0 Comment

New Hotel Planned For Carriacou

Above: Leo Joseph (Photo: GG)By the Caribbean Journal staffThe Grenadian island of Carriacou could soon have a new hotel, according to the government.The site of the hotel would be at the Mermaid Tavern, once a well-known hotel on the island originally called the Mermaid Inn.Leo Joseph, a local businessman who purchased the building and has begun more...

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7.5M Earthquake Shakes Mexico

April 18, 2014 | 11:13 am | 0 Comment

7.5M Earthquake Shakes Mexico

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey)By the Caribbean Journal staffA 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.The major quake struck at around 7:27 AM local time, at a depth of 48 kilometres.The quake's epicentre was about 37 kilometres north of Tecpan de more...

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Delta Adds New Service to Bonaire

April 18, 2014 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment

Delta Adds New Service to Bonaire

Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo)By the Caribbean Journal staffDelta Airlines is adding a new weekly flight from Atlanta to Bonaire, according to the Tourism Corporation Bonaire.The flight, which will be operated on Fridays, will launch on Aug. 22 on a 737-800 flight with 16 business class seats and 138 coach seats.Delta already operates a flight from Atlanta to more...

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A History of Antigua, Through the Lens

April 18, 2014 | 9:08 am | 0 Comment

A History of Antigua, Through the Lens

Above: the photography exhibition in AntiguaBy the Caribbean Journal staffA new exhibit takes a look at the history of Antigua through a group of photographs.The project, which is the brainchild of photographer Timothy Payne, is a partnership between Antigua's Ministry of Telecommunications, Science and Technology and the Antigua and Barbuda Museum of more...

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