An Island Oasis in Guadeloupe

Above: Ilet du Gosier (All Photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GOSIER, GUADELOUPE — This quiet fishing village about 15 minutes east of the bustle of Pointe-a-Pitre typifies Guadeloupe: developed but traditional; quintessentially French but with a decidedly Creole flavour. […]


Lurel Urges French Overseas Departments to "Break the Chains of Fate"

Above: Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff French Overseas Minister Victorin Lurel urged the French overseas departments to “break the chains of fate” in his 2013 New Year’s address. Guadeloupe’s Lurel, who first sent out […]


American to Launch First Direct Flights from Miami to Martinique, Guadeloupe

Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell American Airlines will be launching direct flights from Miami to Martinique and Guadeloupe in April, the company announced. Both will be the first nonstop flights to the French departments from […]


Louvre Hotels Group Planning Seven New Properties in Martinique, Guadeloupe

Above: Fort de France, Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff Louvre Hotels Group is planning an expansion into France’s overseas departments, following the announcement of a partnership with Groupe ACI Outremer. The properties will be under Louvre’s Premiere Classe and […]

Rum Journal: Guadeloupe's Damoiseau

GUADELOUPE — This edition of Rum Journal heads to the French department of Guadeloupe, just north of Dominica in the lesser Antilles. Perhaps Guadeloupe’s most popular distillery, Damoiseau is located on the northeastern portion of Guadeloupe’s Grand-Terre island (Guadeloupe is […]

Haiti Looking to Guadeloupe and Martinique for New Tourists

Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is eyeing the French departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique as new sources of tourism. On Thursday, Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin received a group of tourists from Guadeloupe to the […]


Guadeloupe's Mickael Gelabale Helps France Top Argentina, 71-64

Above: France star Tony Parker drives against Argentina (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe native Mickael Gelabale hit three three-pointers and scored 13 points to help lift France past Argentina in the qualifying round of Olympic Men’s […]

From Heat to Spurs, Caribbean Islands Well Represented in NBA Playoffs

Above: Guard-Forward Mickael Pietrus (Photo: NBA) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have deservedly received much attention for the Miami Heat’s success thus far in the NBA Playoffs, they’ve gotten some help from the Caribbean. […]

Guadeloupe's Victorin Lurel Named France's New Overseas Minister

Above: New Overseas Minister Victorin Lurel with Marie-Luce Penchard in Paris (Photo: OM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the President of Guadeloupe’s Regional Council, has been appointed France’s new Minister for the Overseas Departments and Territories. Lurel will […]


Guadeloupe's Lurel Calls Choice of New French PM "A Strong Signal"

Above: Victorin Lurel By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the President of Guadeloupe’s Regional Council, said he welcomed the appointment of Jean-Marc Ayrault as France’s new Prime Minister. The pick was announced by new French President Francois Hollande, who […]

Haiti's Martelly Congratulates Hollande

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s President, Michel Martelly, is congratulating incoming French President Francois Hollande on his victory in the second round of the country’s elections Sunday. Martelly said he took the opportunity to […]

Guadeloupe's Lurel Hails Hollande Win

Above: Francois Hollande By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the current head of the Regional council of Guadeloupe, is hailing the victory of Francois Hollande in the French presidential election. Lurel, who was also the head of the overseas […]


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