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New Hotel Coming to Martinique

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new hotel coming to Martinique. Le Simon Hotel, a 94-room property set in downtown Fort-de-France, is slated to open in Jan. 2016. The property is located in front of the city’s Pointe Simon …

Martinique Set for Major Airlift Boost

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Martinique is about to get a major boost in airlift from the United States. After decades without direct flights from the continental US, the French Caribbean island will soon see a significant jump …

Martinique Eyes Continued Cruise Growth

 Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique is looking to continue its strong cruise tourism growth in recent years. Martinique will receive a record 22 ships making their first-ever calls …

LATEST NEWS

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean cruise is never a bad idea but not all ports are created equal. These 10 ports of call, which offer a winning combination of passenger facilities and proximity to the island attractions we …

 By Alexander Britell FORT DE FRANCE — THERE’S SOMETHING about the smell of fresh bread in the morning. And here in Fort-de-France, more than anywhere else in the Caribbean, fresh bread is an art form. It seems hard to walk …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy hosted a delegation this week from the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago for talks on energy cooperation. The talks, which …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell American Airlines begins its nonstop service to the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe on Saturday. It represents the first time a US carrier has offered nonstop service from the continental United States …

 Above: the Marche D’Epice in Fort de France (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell FORT-DE-FRANCE — WALKING THE bustling streets of Martinique’s Fort de France, it’s often hard to remember one is in the Caribbean. From the aromas of …

 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 …