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Speightstown, a Must-Visit Caribbean Beach Town in Barbados

 By Alexander Britell Everybody knows Margaret. Whether you’re at Saint Peter’s Bay to the south or the Fisherman’s Pub, her name immediately conjures a smiling thought of the best fish cakes in Barbados. Most nights each week, Margaret (or her …

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5 Reasons to Visit Aruba This Summer

 The old capital of San Nicolas teems with color on a weekday afternoon, with bold murals popping up all over the city, teeming with artistic energy. Far on the other side of the island, kitesurfers take a break at the …

Playa del Carmen’s New Frida Kahlo Museum

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new museum in the Mexican Caribbean. The Museo Frida Kahlo has expanded with a new museum in the beach town of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. The Museo Frida Kahlo …

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 It’s the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic’s capital of Santo Domingo: a hotel-museum. The redesigned Hotel Beaterio is the latest addition to one of the gems of the Caribbean’s cultural offering, the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. …

 Waxing Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What if we told you that on your next trip to Cancun we could guarantee that you’d see Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and Leonardi Da Vinci? No, we’re not delusional. We’re just clued …

 It’s something that could only happen in Martinique, it seems — the Caribbean has a new cutting-edge contemporary art museum — and it’s at a rum distillery. This is the new Fondation Clement, a 25,400-square-foot contemporary art museum set at the legendary …

 Above: the new interior garden at MUPANAH By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, one of the Caribbean’s leading museums, has gotten a makeover. This week, the museum has completed the first phase of an extension …

 Above: a still from A Natural History 5 Sequence 2 By the Caribbean Journal staff Each Thursday this month, the Perez Art Museum Miami will be presenting a series of videos and films that “challenge conventional notions” of the Caribbean …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is moving to create a National Museum of Jamaica. Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna said a National Museum Foundation has already been established to support the museum, …

 Above: Arnoldo Roche Rabell, We Have to Dream in Blue, 1986. Collection of John T. Belk III and Margarita Serapion, Photo: Courtesy of Walter Otero Gallery By the Caribbean Journal staff A major Caribbean art exhibition is set to open …

 Above: Gary Nader Fine Art in Miami’s Wynwood neighbourhood By the Caribbean Journal staff Noted art collector Gary Nader is planning to build what he is calling a “world-class” Latin American Art Museum in Miami, he announced Tuesday. In a …

 Above: VS Naipaul By the Caribbean Journal staff A small home in the Port of Spain suburb of St James will soon become Trinidad’s newest museum. The museum will celebrate the work of VS Naipaul, who wrote “A House for …

 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The historic New River Estate in Nevis will soon be home to a plantation-style museum and tour area, according to the island’s Ministry of Tourism. The estate was the last working …

 Above: the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — It is not so much a museum as an ongoing archaeological excavation. For decades, some of the world’s greatest cricketers have passed through the …