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 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 …

Martinique Set to Host CARIFTA Games

 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 …

Martinique’s Serge Letchimy Leading Delegation to Brazil

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: current CARICOM Chairman and St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy (Photo: OPRM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy’s historic visit to the CARICOM …

 Above: Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council (Photo: RM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy will be on hand for this week’s 25th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the …

 Above: last year’s Quand l’Art se fait femme festival in Martinique (Photo: RM) By the Caribbean Journal staff An extended festival in Martinique next month will be celebrating the work of female artists on the island. The celebration is called …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Maarten have all joined the Association of Caribbean States as associate members. The three Caribbean territories acceded to the ACS during the regional group’s Ministerial Council meeting …

 Above: Letchimy in St Lucia (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff Serge Letchimy, the president of Martinique’s Regional Council, led a delegation St Lucia this week as part of continued relief efforts to the Eastern Caribbean island. St …

 Above: Martinique’s new Institut du Sport By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique will soon play host to the region’s first-ever conference on Caribbean Sports Tourism. The Caribbean Sport Tourism Conference will be held from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24 at …

 Above: gathering supplies in Martinique (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff As St Lucia, St Vincent and Dominica work to recover from last week’s devastating floods, their neighbours around the Caribbean are mobilizing support. Martinique began large-scale collection …

 Above: Yeux Clairs, Wilfredo Lam, 1970 By Alexander Britell It’s not the first place you’d expect to see a Picasso exhibition — but the Habitation Clement rum distillery in Martinique is putting on a celebration of the work of Aime …

 Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy leads a meeting in the context of the Diaspora forum By the Caribbean Journal staff What role should Martinique’s diaspora community play in its development and economy? That was among the issues addressed …

 Above: crafts in Fort de France By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Martinique Cruise Village has officially opened in Fort de France, according to the French department’s tourism commission. The Cruise Village is part of a new initiative to …

 Above: Esy Kennenga in Miami (CJ Photo) MIAMI — He’s one of the most popular singers today from the island of Martinique, and Esy Kennenga’s fame now reaches across the French Caribbean and mainland Europe. The 29-year-old Kennenga, who recently …