Trinidad Carnival in 7 Photos

It’s here – the “Greatest Show on Earth,” carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The annual fete has taken over the entire twin-island country of Trinidad and Tobago this week, although the revelry is focused in the capital, where carnival […]


Haiti Celebrates Carnival in Gonaïves

Above: a carnival float in Gonaïves, Haiti (Photo: MC Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially begun its national carnival facilities in the city of Gonaïves in the Artibonite department. This is the third consecutive year that Haiti’s […]


Haiti: Jacmel Celebrates 2014 Carnival

Above: preparing for Carnival (MINUSTAH Photo/Jeffrey Clark Lochard) By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Jacmel, Haiti celebrated its 2014 edition of carnival, an annual party that is among the Caribbean’s most famous fetes. This year’s carnival was being […]

CJ Interviews

Interview With Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation

Above: Micky Arison (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Cruise tourism accounts for more than $2 billion a year to the Caribbean region, and no one knows more about it than Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison (who also owns […]

Carnival Sunshine Debuts in New Orleans

Above: the new Carnival Sunshine By the Caribbean Journal staff The transformed Carnival Sunshine cruise ship set sail on its inaugural voyage from New Orleans to Cozumel and Grand Cayman this week. The 3,006-passenger ship underwent a $155 million, 75-day […]

Carnival Conquest Makes First Call to British Virgin Islands

Above: the Carnival Conquest in Tortola (GIS Photo/Ronnielle Frazer) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Carnival Conquest cruise ship made its first call to the British Virgin Islands on Thursday in Tortola. The ship was carrying almost 3,000 passengers and […]


United States Virgin Islands Governor Meets With Carnival CEO

Above: the meeting in USVI (Photo: OG USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh recently held talks with Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald and other officials on the state of the USVI market. The […]

London Celebrates Notting Hill Carnival

Above: the Notting Hill Carnival By the Caribbean Journal staff The Notting Hill Carnival officially began Sunday in London, the 47th edition of one of the world’s most famous Caribbean diaspora festivals. The West London neighbourhood began with a procession […]

Antigua Concludes Carnival

Above: Carnival in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua concluded its 2013 Carnival celebrations in St John’s Tuesday night. The festival, which began at the end of July, was a whirlwind tour of the country’s arts, culture and music. […]


Antigua Begins 2013 Carnival

Above: Carnival in Antigua (Photo: GA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua has begun its 2013 carnival, with the revelry starting on the streets of St John’s on Saturday. With Mas bands, pageant contenders and steel bands, the twin-island country’s […]

Dominica Eyes Increased Cruise Traffic

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has been negotiating to bring more cruise ships to the island during the summer season, according to Tourism Minister Ian Douglas. The Minister, who recently returned from talks with cruise […]

Haiti's Government Denies Censorship of Carnival Musicians

Above: Carnival in Cap-Haitien (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government says it has not censored any songs or musicians at this year’s carnival, responding to media reports that some entertainers alleged they had been banned from […]


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