Martinique and St Lucia Shaken By 5.4-Magnitude Earthquake

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 […]


Seven "On the Sand" Beach Restaurants in Martinique

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 […]


Rum Journal: Martinique's Best Mojito

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 […]


Island Shop: Boutique d’Art Rose Porcelaine, Martinique

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 […]

More Caribbean Destinations Looking to Regional Tourism Market

Above: Martinique, a strong source market for intra-regional tourism (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Caribbean tourism has long relied on three major markets: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. But more and more, it’s hard to […]

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 […]

14 Great Beaches in Martinique

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 […]


Martinique: Strong Tourism Growth in First Quarter of 2014

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, […]

St Lucia Prime Minister to Make Official Visit to Martinique

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 […]

Afternoon in a Saint-Pierre Café

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. […]


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