Martinique

Martinique’s Serge Letchimy Meeting With French President Hollande

 Above: President of Martinique’s Regional Council, Serge Letchimy By the Caribbean Journal staff Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council, is set to meet with French President Francois Hollande Monday in Paris. The meeting, which comes at Letchimy’s request, will …

The Newest Member of the OECS

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean just got a whole lot closer to the rest of the region. In a ceremony this week in Fort-de-France, the French Caribbean department of Martinique …

Martinique to Join Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major move for the region, Martinique will be joining the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States as an associate member. The OECS announced the move this week. …

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 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 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 news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

caribbean martinique rum festival

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Habitation Saint-Etienne in Martinique (CJ Photo) Time after time, Habitation Sainte-Etienne, located in the lush Gros Morne area of Martinique, wows its home island and the rum world. The secret? The barrels. No, its rhums aren’t aged longer. They’re …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique and St Lucia were shaken by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Monday, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred …

 Among its many highlights, the island of Martinique has a certain specialty: the beach restaurant. And we don’t simply mean a beach bar, or a bar with view of the sand. In Martinique, a beach restaurant means your table is …

 Above: the mojito at La Dunette in Martinique (All photos by CJ) MARTINIQUE — This is Rhum Agricole country, meaning that in Martinique, there is one cocktail to rule them all: the Ti’ Punch. Above: La Dunette But here in …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Art galleries can be intimidating. Hallowed showrooms where haute prices meet haughty attitudes. But not Martinique’s Boutique d’Art Porcelaine, where owner Danae Emmanuel has curated a collection of art, handicraft, home accessories and jewelry that is as …