Martinique

Martinique Planning to Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Project

 Above: a rendering of the proposed project By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is planning to develop an ocean thermal energy project. Ocean thermal energy uses the heat energy stored in the ocean to generate electricity, capitalizing on the temperature …

Martinique Lightly Shaken By 4.4-Magnitude Earthquake

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French island of Martinique was lightly shaken by a 4.4-magnitude earthquake off its northeastern coast on Thursday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The …

Suriname Delegation Visits Martinique

 Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy with the delegation from Suriname (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy hosted a visit from a delegation from Suriname on Tuesday. The visit was the …

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 Martinique is known for many things: food, culture, art, and, of course, world-famous rhum distilleries. But few are aware of the extent and number of exceptional beaches in Martinique, from wide white-sand beaches to secluded coves and hideaways. Here is …

 Above: Martinique (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is reporting strong growth in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2014. The French Caribbean department received 159,253 tourist stopover arrivals in the first three months of 2014, …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony will be making an official visit to neighbouring Martinique next week. Anthony will be on the island on June 2 …

 Above: Saint-Pierre, Martinique (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SAINT-PIERRE — IN THE shadow of the volcano, St Pierre is silent. It is 3 o’clock in this corner of Martinique, once a bright cosmopolitan light of the West Indies. …

 By Alexander Britell FORT-DE-FRANCE — When you hear old biguine music on a Thursday night in Fort de France, you find yourself in a place and time you never considered. The band had no name. Its mercurial, talented leader had none …

 Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s now a popular programme in Europe: a university student from one EU member state spends three months or more living and studying abroad at a school in …

 Above: Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Martinique is set to host the “Martizik” music festival beginning next week. Martizik, which will take place from May 2 to May 4, will be hosted in the area of …

 Above: Les Salines in Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines will be launching an additional weekly flight to Martinique for the summer season, the carrier announced. The new nonstop service, which will launch on June 11 through Aug. …

 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 …

 Above: this year’s CARIFTA Village By the Caribbean Journal staff The 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 …

 Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy is leading a high-level business delegation to Brazil this week. The visit, which will officially begin on Tuesday, will focus on improving …

 Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council, held talks on Tuesday with Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The talks focused on green energy in the Caribbean in general and …

 Above: barrels at the Clement distillery in Martinique (CJ Photo) IT’S ONE of the most famous rum cocktails in history: the Mai Tai. It’s a classic, forever a favourite for lovers of tiki culture, born, by most accounts, at the …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Havnana-based Cuban national airline Cubana has resumed flights between Havana and Fort-de-France, Martinique. The service, which made its first flight last Thursday, had not been operating since 2006. “This link between Fort-de-France and …

 Above: Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff The “Happy” feeling is spreading across the Caribbean, and now Martinique has gotten in on the fun. Locals on the French Caribbean island have put out their own video covering Pharrell Williams’ ultra-popular …