Martinique

Dates Set for CTO State of the Industry Conference in Martinique

 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 …

Lurel Urges French Overseas Departments to “Break the Chains of Fate”

 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 …

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Martinique’s Ronny Turiaf and USA star LeBron James (Photo: Bellenger/FFBB) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong showing from Martinique’s Ronny Turiaf and Guadeloupe’s Florent Pietrus was not enough as USA Basketball steamrolled France in London, 98-71. Turiaf notched …

 Above: Joel Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to win the NBA championship, meaning the first ring for LeBron James and two rings for the Caribbean. Martinique native Ronny Turiaf and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has announced the appointment of several new diplomats, highlighted by the Ambassador Menissa Rambally, the country’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. St Lucia has also named Consul General Michael Willius …

 Above: Guard-Forward Mickael Pietrus (Photo: NBA) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have deservedly received much attention for the Miami Heat’s success thus far in the NBA Playoffs, they’ve gotten some help from the Caribbean. …