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Rum Journal: Rhum Clement’s Canne Bleue Rhum Blanc Agricole

 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 …

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One Caribbean Island, 11 Rum Distilleries

 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 …

American Airlines Significantly Increasing Service to Martinique

 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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …