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Rum Journal: A Concerto From Guadeloupe’s Longueteau

 By Alexander Britell In recent years, the once-mysterious world of rhum agricole has opened itself to rum lovers, with its terroir and endless sophistication charming palates around the world. Much of that, however, has been the sublime rhum agricole from …

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Another New Hotel Opens in the French Caribbean

 By Alexander Britell Fresh off the debut of the transformed Hotel Diamant Les Bains in Martinique’s buzzy beach town of Diamant, the French Caribbean island has gotten another new hotel. This time it’s the new Hotel Pelican, a beachfront boutique …

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A Legendary Caribbean Art Gallery Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Who is the greatest living artist in the Caribbean? Every island would have its answer, but for the island of St Martin, there’s en easy choice: Sir Roland Richardson, the Marigot-based legend who has been …

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 By Alexander Britell When the harvest changes, the rum changes. It’s a tenet particular to the Rhum Agricole of the French Caribbean, the only Caribbean rum with a true terroir. When you make your rum from freshly pressed sugar cane …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique may be most famous for its rum, but it’s now home to a new boutique brewery. It’s called BAM, and it’s the product of the new Petite Brasserie Martiniquauise …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A legendary French Caribbean hotel is getting new life in one of Martinique’s hottest beach towns. The Diamant Les Bains, which first opened in 1945 as the first tourist hotel in Martinique, is slated to …

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 By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE – There’s always something new to discover on Grand Case Boulevard, a corner unseen, a tiny alley overlooked. It’s a street that has lived many lives — including this latest one, a renaissance in the wake …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing cruise destinations just set a new record. Martinique’s Pointe Simon pier in Fort de France just set a new single-day record for cruise calls, with a whopping seven ships in …

Saint Lucia Jazz at Lincoln Center

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the must-visit food Caribbean festival of 2018: the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival, which returns in January with a new schedule and an appearance by one of the world’s top chefs, Marcus Samuelsson. …

Norwegian Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff European low-cost carrier Norwegian continues to show booming passenger growth, according to the carrier’s latest numbers. Norwegian carried 2.5 million passengers in November, a jump of 11 percent compared to the same period in 2016. …

 You may have heard of it: Terre de Haut, one of the tiny jewels of the French Caribbean, a little fishing village with its own island in the Guadeloupe archipelago. What you will find here, besides the Creole charm, the …

 Above: Cap-Est in Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — American Airlines is significantly boosting its service to the island of Martinique. Less than two years after the carrier first launched a single Saturday direct flight to the French …

 Above: Barbados Labour Minister Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is urging its workforce to develop its foreign language skills, as the country seeks to sign bilateral trade agreements, pursue foreign direct investment and …