Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2012

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 […]


American to Launch First Direct Flights from Miami to Martinique, Guadeloupe

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 […]


In Martinique, the Art of St Lucia

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, […]


The Caribbean's Best Beach Bar 2012 - Martinique's Le Petibonum

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 — […]

Louvre Hotels Group Planning Seven New Properties in Martinique, Guadeloupe

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 […]

Dominica: 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake Off Country's Eastern Coast

Above: Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.6-magnitude earthquake occurred Friday off the eastern coast of Dominica, according to the United States Geological Survey. The epicentre of the quake was about 24 kilometres east of La Plaine, and about […]


France Passes Law Targeting Cost of Living in Overseas Departments

Above: Fort de France, Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff France has passed a new law relating to economic regulation in its overseas departments. The law, which was passed unanimously (although the UMP in the Assembly abstained in what was […]

Martinique Officials to Visit Barbados

Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 73-member delegation of officials from Martinique will head to Barbados next week in an effort to learn more about the country’s agriculture and agro-processing sector. The group, […]

Haiti Looking to Guadeloupe and Martinique for New Tourists

Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is eyeing the French departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique as new sources of tourism. On Thursday, Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin received a group of tourists from Guadeloupe to the […]


Martinique to Host CTO State of the Industry Conference in 2013

Above: Fort-de-France (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Martinique will be hosting the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry conference in 2013, part of the island’s continued efforts to strengthen its relationship with the wider region. The […]

Martinique Continues Tourism Growth

Above: Fort-de-France, Martinique By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Martinique, the French overseas department north of St Lucia and known as the “Isle of Flowers,” is reporting continued growth in its tourism sector. The island saw a 12.7 percent increase […]

USVI's Beverly Nicholson-Doty Elected Chair of Caribbean Tourism Organization

Above: St Kitts and Nevis Tourism Minister and outgoing CTO Chair Ricky Skerritt and new CTO leader Beverly Nicholson-Doty By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands and USVI Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty have been elected as the […]


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