Arts & Culture

Painting Bonaire

 Above: Sail to Klein by Janice Huckaby By Alexander Britell BONAIRE — For more than two decades, Janice Huckaby has been chronicling Bonaire, brush stroke by brush stroke. Across more than 700 paintings, Huckaby, who first came to the island …

Finding Puerto Rico’s Mofongo in Miami

 Above: Chef Jimmy Carey at work (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — A rich mash featuring plantains and seafood, meat or vegetables, mofongo is Puerto Rico’s unofficial national dish. And in Miami, Chef Jimmy Carey brings a taste of …

Haiti, Venezuela Sign Pact for El Sistema-Style National Music School

 Above: Haiti Culture Minister Josette Darguste By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Venezuela have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a national music school in Haiti modeled on Venezuela’s El Sistema national youth music programme. The …

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 Above: Chef Robert Treviño By Alexander Britell MIAMI – IN APRIL, chefs from across Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the world will gather in San Juan for the sixth annual Saborea Puerto Rico culinary festival. The event will highlight Puerto …

 By Federico BroednerCJ Contributor Welcome to Caribbean Cigar, a new CJ feature dedicated to the world of fine cigars. 1966 was the year Cohiba debuted as a commercial brand. This limited edition, the Cohiba 1966, was created as an homage …

 Above: Bonito in St Barth By Alexander Britell TINY ST BARTH is a sandy slice of mainland France, an outpost of the Cote D’Azur in the Caribbean. But on Rue Lubin Brin in Gustavia, perched on a hillside, Chef Laurent …

 NASSAU has long been a hub of Caribbean tourism, but it’s now starting to draw for a new reason: art. As the creative sector continues to grow in the Bahamas, those who venture beyond Bay Street are starting to find …

 Above: a ceremony in Mexico City (Photo: Embassy of Haiti in Mexico) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian community in Mexico took time Saturday to remember the victims of the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. Haiti’s Embassy in …

 Above: islets in the Caribbean Sea (CJ Photo) How does one live a balanced life and find the right equilibrium— particularly in the Caribbean? Dennis Chung, a chartered accountant and economic expert, believes he has the answers. And it’s what …

 Above: Jimmy Cliff Caribbean Journal is proud to name Jimmy Cliff as our 2012 Artist of the Year. The award is a testament to Cliff’s enduring talent and his work on the recently-released Rebirth — in our opinion, the best …

 By Alexander Britell At the national level, Haiti’s athletics continue to grow. Haiti’s football is on the rise. Les Grenadiers recently rose to 39th on the FIFA world rankings following a strong showing in the Caribbean Cup. A new, 12,000-seat …

 Above: Jamaica’s Sean Paul By the Caribbean Journal staff Grammy-award-winning Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist Sean Paul will be holding his first-ever concert in Haiti on Thursday. The concert, which will also feature artists such as T-Vice, Kreyol La, Team …

 Above: the Cuvee 150 Ans By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt is launching a new special edition to mark the company’s 150th anniversary, the company announced. Barbancourt’s Cuvee 150 Ans is a special blend in an art deco …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Being right in the middle of the holiday season, there never seems to be enough time or energy for us to get things done. There are so many tasks to complete that the thought of baking …

 Above: Jose Andres in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff World-renowned Spanish Chef Jose Andres has begun a series of video features on the gastronomy of Haiti, and he’s now released the first taste of his work. …

 Above: carnival in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff Residents of Trinidad and Tobago are the fifth most positive people in the world, according to a poll released by Gallup Thursday. Trinidad and Tobago was one of eight countries in …

 Above: Jose Andres talks gastronomy in Haiti with Michel Gehy in Marigot (Photo: MT Haiti)   By Alexander Britell World-renowned chef Jose Andres has arrived in Haiti to begin filming a project that will highlight the country’s gastronomy. The project …

 Above: a Cocano office in La Croix, Haiti (Photo: Cafe Cocano) By Alexander Britell While Jamaica’s Blue Mountain coffee has grown in international prominence in recent years, Haiti is actually one of the region’s oldest coffee-producing countries. The difficulty has …