In Trinidad and Tobago, a Spotlight on Caribbean Film

Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. This year’s TTFF will feature films from […]


Why This is the Most Important Church in the Caribbean

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor It has neither roof nor doors. No stained glass windows nor polished pews. And it’s been many years since a congregation has worshipped here. Yet Nevis’ Cottle Church is possibly the most significant Christian […]


Apple Vacations Launching People-to-People Tours in Cuba

Above: Cuba By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Apple Vacations is launching a new People-to-People Educational programme featuring two different tours to Cuba. The tours, which will launch July 9, will give travelers the opportunity to “immerse” themselves in Cuban culture […]


Caribbean Art: Trinidad, From the Streets

Above: Fass, Paul Kain By David Cave CJ Contributor Paul Kain’s From the Streets (2015) : The Absence of Pretense The 27 pieces of Paul Kain’s latest exhibition at Soft Box Gallery hit you; like someone smacking you to the […]

Dominica Planning More Funding For Ministry of Culture

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is looking to inject more funding into the country’s Ministry of Culture. New Dominica Culture Minister Justina Charles says “culture needs to be preserved and therefore needs more attention to […]

St Lucia Festival to Celebrate Derek Walcott

Above: Derek Walcott By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Folk Research Centre has partnered with the Alliance Francaise to present its annual Music, Storytelling and Poetry Fiesta, which this year will honour Nobel Laureate and St Lucia native Derek […]


Caribbean, Latin American Culture Ministers Begin Summit in Haiti

Above: Port-au-Prince (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers of Culture from across the Latin America and Caribbean region have begun a major conference in Port-au-Prince. The sixth Inter-American Meeting of Minister of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities […]

Etana to Headline Brooklyn's Reggae Culture Salute in November

Above: Etana By the Caribbean Journal staff Reggae star Etana will headline the Reggae Culture Salute in Brooklyn in November, according to the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, which organizes the annual event. Etana has recently been touring to promote […]

In Dominica, a New Look at Creole

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Next month, Dominica will be celebrating its annual World Creole Music Festival — one of the region’s major music festivals. When the festival was first established in 1997, the aim was […]


In Kingston, a Literary Voyage in the Caribbean's Cultural Capital

Above: Cherry Natural (All photos by CJ – SGG)   By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor IT DIDN’T take place “pon di river,” but the third installation of the Kingston, Jamaica literary festival seemed no less successful for it. Held […]

Caribbean Culture and Sustainability

By K Denaye Hinds CJ Contributor HOW DOES one identify one Caribbean Island from another? For the unassuming traveler wanting to have a great time in a sun-filled destination, how do they differentiate? How are our islands achieving unity as […]

Cuba, Jamaica Sign Agreement on Cultural Cooperation

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Cuba have signed an agreement on cultural cooperation. The agreement was signed by Cuba Culture Minister Rafael Bernal and Jamaica Culture Minister Lisa Hanna on Thursday. “We want a cultural revolution […]


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