Martinique

Interview With Seaborne Airlines CEO Omer ErSelcuk

 Above: a Seaborne plane By Alexander Britell With the departure of American Eagle from the Caribbean, the region’s aviation industry continues to change. But while many predicted doom, airlines large and small, from Cape Air to JetBlue, are working to …

Report Urges OECS Economic Integration for Martinique, Guadeloupe

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Given their proximity to the Eastern Caribbean and particularly St Lucia, the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe should be integrated with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States …

American Airlines Begins Nonstop Service to Martinique, Guadeloupe

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell American Airlines begins its nonstop service to the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe on Saturday. It represents the first time a US carrier has offered nonstop service from the continental United States …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Marche D’Epice in Fort de France (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell FORT-DE-FRANCE — WALKING THE bustling streets of Martinique’s Fort de France, it’s often hard to remember one is in the Caribbean. From the aromas of …

 Above: Martinique’s Paris display (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s agro-tourism sector is on display in Paris this week, as the French department pushes the “richness and diversity” of its agricultural product. The Martinique Tourism Committee, in …

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda will be hosting a joint cultural festival this spring with partners including Haiti, Martinique and Guadeloupe. The French-Antigua and Barbuda Cultural Festival, which will last from May 9 …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique has officially launched the year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of  famed poet, playwright and politician Aime Cesaire. Cesaire, who passed away in April …

 Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union has approved a one-off payment of up to $25 million for banana growers in French overseas departments including Martinique and Guadeloupe. The funding is part of …

 Above: Martinique Tourism Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille at CHTA Travel Marketplace in the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Like fellow French department Guadeloupe, Martinique has maintained a relatively low profile for travelers in markets like the US …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Fishermen in Martinique will soon be receiving $2.66 million (2 million Euros) in aid. The French department’s fishing sector has been hit hard of late by evidence of pollution of coastal …

 It was once the “Little Paris of the Caribbean.” Saint Pierre, Martinique, at the end of the 19th century, was arguably the most cosmpolitan of all the cities of the Caribbean. That all changed, however, in 1902, when Martinique’s Mount …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique will be hosting the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, the CTO announced in a release. The official opening …

 Above: Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff French Overseas Minister Victorin Lurel urged the French overseas departments to “break the chains of fate” in his 2013 New Year’s address. Guadeloupe’s Lurel, who first sent out …

 IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR— award season. When we look back on 2012, it was a strong year for rum across the Caribbean, from Barbados to Martinique, the Dominican Republic to Guyana, and everywhere in between. Rum Journal traveled across …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell American Airlines will be launching direct flights from Miami to Martinique and Guadeloupe in April, the company announced. Both will be the first nonstop flights to the French departments from …

 Above: Saint-Pierre, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Consulate in Martinique has launched a new programme to help local artists to share their creative talents. The progamme, which was launched to coincide with National Day celebrations, …

 Above: Le Petibonum in Martinique (All photos by CJ) THERE ARE more amazing beach bars in the Caribbean than CJ can count. But with our inaugural Best Caribbean Beach Bar award for 2012, we wanted to highlight something different — …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff Louvre Hotels Group is planning an expansion into France’s overseas departments, following the announcement of a partnership with Groupe ACI Outremer. The properties will be under Louvre’s Premiere Classe and …