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Venezuela Earthquake Shakes Trinidad, Southern Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Venezuela on Tuesday, rocking northern Venezuela and causing strong tremors across much of the southern Caribbean. The quake, which struck at 5:31 PM local time, was felt most strongly in neighboring …

Rum Journal: A New Classic from Martinique’s Rhum JM

 By Alexander Britell It was the first rhum agricole I had ever tried. And, instantly, rum was never the same. I was at a dinner at the Royal Riviera hotel in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in 2006, when the waiter …

Rum Journal: The New Depaz VSOP

 By Alexander Britell Ever since I first tried the old Rhum Depaz VSOP, the one that came in the dark wine-style bottle, I was hooked. It was a great value rhum agricole, eminently drinkable but with serious complexity. It was …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff International Airlines Group’s startup low-cost carrier is expanding again to the Caribbean. Earlier this month, LEVEL launched new flights from Paris Orly to Guadeloupe, while next month the carrier will be launching new flights from …

 By Alexander Britell There is a particular passion in the production of rhum agricole in Martinique. There is a thought, a contemplation, a level of sophistication that seems to transcend what you find in much of the rest of the …

 By Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE – The glass display case at Le Gommier holds a bottle of Rhum Saint James from 1931, a sugarcane memory from a time of biguine and planteurs. But the romance of the old French Caribbean never …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Looking for the perfect French Caribbean getaway? It’s getting easier to get to the island of Martinique, with Norwegian Air’s increased service and up to six weekly flights on American Airlines. Norwegian will be offering four …

caribbean places

 We love the Caribbean all year round, but especially in summer. There’s something about those cool evening breezes, the afternoon ti’ punch on a hot afternoon, the joy of the uncrowded. Forget the Hamptons or Nantucket. The Caribbean is still …

 They’re party beaches. They’re cool beaches. They’re sexy beaches.  Some beaches just have that certain extra level of hip, whether it’s the nightlife, the food, the lounging or the crowd. It all adds up to make a stretch of sand …

 We all dream of living in the Caribbean. We all think about waking up to the ocean, being in touch with the natural environment, of connecting with the region’s vibrant culture. Everybody dreams of doing it — but some actually …

turks and caicos secret

 They’re luxury hotels — off the radar. Some are closely-guarded secrets, others are just plain undiscovered. All of them offer a unique brand of Caribbean luxury that is the pinnacle of the hospitality experience, from more traditional retreats to the …

 What’s hot in the Caribbean dining scene? The region’s culinary footprint continues to grow, as more and more extraordinary eateries continue to pop up around the Caribbean. But some culinary outposts have that perfect blend of quality and buzz – …

 By Alexander Britell As you sit inside the bar, you start by watching. Watching like the way you look at a monument or a sweeping valley – it is stationary but a thing that demands your attention, dynamic without moving. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for your next bucket-list getaway? Norwegian has you covered. The European low-cost carrier is launching new flights from Martinique to French Guiana, a new service linking the heart of the French Caribbean with one …

 By Alexander Britell It’s getting even easier to visit the fascinating French Caribbean island of Martinique. The expanded flights are headlined by this week’s announcement that European carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle will be adding another major new route to the …

 By Alexander Britell Foiling is heading to the Olympics (including in Paris in 2024), and now a significant new foiling regatta is coming to the heart of the French Caribbean. It’s called the Martinique Flying Regatta, and it will be …

caribbean beaches

 We never get tired of saying it — the Caribbean is a wonderful summer destination. While the region’s allure as an escape from wintry climes never ceases, the summer months are a quieter, even more relaxing time to visit the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff European low-cost carrier Norwegian continues to show strong growth, according to the carrier’s latest numbers. Norwegian, which has been increasingly expanding its presence in the Caribbean (particularly to the French Caribbean), carried more than 3 …