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In Martinique, the Art of St Lucia

 Above: Saint-Pierre, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Consulate in Martinique has launched a new programme to help local artists to share their creative talents. The progamme, which was launched to coincide with National Day celebrations, …

The Caribbean’s Best Beach Bar 2012 – Martinique’s Le Petibonum

 Above: Le Petibonum in Martinique (All photos by CJ) THERE ARE more amazing beach bars in the Caribbean than CJ can count. But with our inaugural Best Caribbean Beach Bar award for 2012, we wanted to highlight something different — …

Louvre Hotels Group Planning Seven New Properties in Martinique, Guadeloupe

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff Louvre Hotels Group is planning an expansion into France’s overseas departments, following the announcement of a partnership with Groupe ACI Outremer. The properties will be under Louvre’s Premiere Classe and …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff France has passed a new law relating to economic regulation in its overseas departments. The law, which was passed unanimously (although the UMP in the Assembly abstained in what was …

 Above: a nice place to enjoy a Ti Punch Kreyol (Photo courtesy of Rhum Barbancourt)   THE TI’ PUNCH is one of the world’s classic cocktails — and a must for any serious rum aficionado. A delectable fusion of lime …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 73-member delegation of officials from Martinique will head to Barbados next week in an effort to learn more about the country’s agriculture and agro-processing sector. The group, …

 Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is eyeing the French departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique as new sources of tourism. On Thursday, Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin received a group of tourists from Guadeloupe to the …

 Above: Fort-de-France (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Martinique will be hosting the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry conference in 2013, part of the island’s continued efforts to strengthen its relationship with the wider region. The …

 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 …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Food has been a part of my life since I can remember, and New York City has contributed an amazing amount to my learning process, my experiences and my knowledge of it. It has intensified my …

 Above: France star Tony Parker drives against Argentina (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe native Mickael Gelabale hit three three-pointers and scored 13 points to help lift France past Argentina in the qualifying round of Olympic Men’s …

 Above: Martinique’s Ronny Turiaf and USA star LeBron James (Photo: Bellenger/FFBB) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong showing from Martinique’s Ronny Turiaf and Guadeloupe’s Florent Pietrus was not enough as USA Basketball steamrolled France in London, 98-71. Turiaf notched …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has announced the appointment of several new diplomats, highlighted by the Ambassador Menissa Rambally, the country’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. St Lucia has also named Consul General Michael Willius …

 Above: Francois Hollande By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the current head of the Regional council of Guadeloupe, is hailing the victory of Francois Hollande in the French presidential election. Lurel, who was also the head of the overseas …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a 1.1 million Euro grant to enhance planning and study the feasibility of exporting geothermal electricity from Dominica to Martinique and Guadeloupe. The bank, which is the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua has signed a cooperation agreement with the Regional Council of Martinique. The two parties signed the agreement at the 54th meeting of the OECS Authority in St Lucia last week. Antigua …

 Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was …