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Zouk Superstars to Headline Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

 19th edition of festival begins Oct. 30 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, now in its 19th year, is still going strong. And this year’s lineup of music stars is no exception, headlined by a group …

CARIFESTA Comes to Haiti

 The Caribbean’s top cultural festival begins Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff CARIFESTA, the Caribbean’s top regional cultural event, officially begins on Friday. The 12th edition of the festival, which last took place in Suriname in 2013, is being held …

Martinique Hosting First-Ever Rhum Festival in New York

 Celebrating rhum agricole By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The first-ever Martinique Rhum Festival will take place in New York this week as part of Harlem Week 2015. The festival on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 6 PM, will feature 10 celebrated Martinique rhums, …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nevis’ Mango and Food Festival is now underway. This year’s festival, which is produced by the Nevis Tourism Authority, is featuring three international chefs and many opportunities for public participation. It will run throughout the month …

 Above: Junkanoo By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Two big festivals are being held in Grand Bahama this summer, the Ministry of Tourism announced this week. The Goombay Summer Festival will take place at Grand Bahama’s Taino beach, running from July 2-30. …

 Above: US Virgin Islands native Pressure Busspipe By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St.Thomas will host musicians and entertainers for the America’s Paradise USVI Music Festival from July 16 to 19. This year’s slate will include Cedric The Entertainer, Barrington Levy, Destra, Don …

 Above: Ciara By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If the music lovers in your office are suddenly absent from their desks, they just might be on a flight to St. Kitts, where the annual St. Kitts Music Festival kicks off in …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Mark your calendars, South Florida-based Caribbean cuisine lovers, because Taste of the Caribbean is coming to town. Presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Taste of the Caribbean is an annual event …

 Above: Curaçao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s North Sea Jazz Festival has grown into one of the Caribbean’s leading music festivals. Now, the island is looking to build on its success with another festival: the Curaçao International …

 Above: blues star Zac Harmon By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Nevis will soon play host to its first-ever Blues Festival. The first annual Nevis Blues Festival will take place from April 16 to 19 at the Sundowners …

 Above: Robin Thicke By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstars including Robin Thicke and Jimmy Cliff will be among those headlining this year’s St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. The event, now in its 24th year, begins April 25 with …

 Above: last year’s festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The ninth edition of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival begins Saturday in Haiti’s capital. The weeklong festival includes artists from Haiti, the wider Caribbean and the world, including legendary Haitian group …

 Above: Mariah Carey By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstar Mariah Carey will be headlining the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Jamaica later this month. The festival, which runs from Jan. 29 to 31, will be held …

 Above: Anegada (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANEGADA — The sand is white. Not off-white, not golden. There are vibrant beach restaurants, welcoming watering holes and empty roads. Not to mention that this place has a lobster surplus …

 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 …

 Above: Lewis Hamilton By the Caribbean Journal staff Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton will be taking part in the upcoming Top Gear Festival in Barbados. Hamilton will appear on the track behind the wheel of his Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is readying for the return of its annual culinary extravaganza, Saborea Puerto Rico, next month. The event will be bringing together 50 local restaurants, wineries and beer and …

 Above: produce at the St. Croix Agriculture and Food Fair (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST CROIX — “Easy now. It’s hot.” That’s the warning from Velma Cruz, who’s been bringing her hot sauce to St Croix’s Agriculture …