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Rum Journal: The Caribbean’s 10 Best Beach Drinks

 After Caribbean Journal did a list of the top 10 beach bars in the Caribbean, Rum Journal thought it would be appropriate to do a companion list of the 10 best beach drinks in the Caribbean. Indeed, some of them happen …

The Caribbean’s Best Small Hotels – 2013

 We continue our Best of the Caribbean series with a look at the small hotel properties that make the Caribbean tick — particularly those of 50 rooms or less. While the Caribbean has superb luxury resorts and all-inclusives, it has …

The 10 Best Caribbean Beach Bars – 2013

 They’re some of the major reasons we all love the Caribbean — an ice cold beer or rum punch, the sand at your feet and the sea in your sight. The Caribbean’s beach bars have all of them in full …

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 MARTINIQUE — Welcome to Caribbean Journal’s new Caribbean Photo Tour, where we bring you a snapshot of life, architecture and culture in the Caribbean. Our first edition takes a look at the French island of Martinique, with a tour that …

 Above: Eric Ildefonse By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s Eric Ildefonse Quartet will perform at the Dominica Jazz ‘N Creole Festival 2013. The quartet is led by pianist, composer and arranger Eric Ildefonse, along with St Lucian saxophonist Luther Francois …

 Above: Fort-de-France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe have joined the Association of Caribbean States as associate members. The move marks their latest step toward increased integration with their regional …

 Above: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has unveiled the itineraries for its planned Quantum of the Seas megaship for 2014-2015, with a host of Caribbean destinations. The ship’s 11-night Eastern Caribbean trip, …

 Above: Francisco By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is mourning the death of a musical hero, the singer Francisco. Francisco, whose real name was Frantz Charles Denis, died Thursday morning at the age of 81 after a long battle with …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …