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The 10 Best Hikes in the Caribbean

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Caribbean’s lush and mountainous topography lends itself to some of the best hiking on the planet, treating trampers to tropical foliage and sightings of indigenous birds and animals, culminating with panoramic views of the …

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How to Fly to Martinique for $79

 It’s never been easier to get to the French Caribbean – and it’s never been cheaper, either. And right now, you can fly to the island of Martinique, one of the most exotic and fascinating destinations in the Caribbean, for …

How a Volcano Created a Caribbean Underwater Paradise

 Montserrat’s undersea gem By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The devastating volcanic eruption that occurred 20 years ago in Montserrat had an unexpected effect: it dramatically altered the underwater landscape of the island of Montserrat, resulting in the growth and development of …

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 A unique island in the Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Before I visited, I knew only two things about Montserrat. One: It was the home of Arrow, of “Hot, Hot, Hot” fame.  And two: It had been devastated …

 Seismic activity leads to second-highest alert level By the Caribbean Journal staff A Caribbean volcano alert has come to the coast of Grenada. The alert level has been raised to “orange” on the “Kick ‘em Jenny” submarine volcano in Grenada, …

 Above: the Soufriere volcano in St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean, particularly the Eastern Caribbean, is full of active and dormant volcanoes, some of which still emit gases into the atmosphere. But do those gases …

 Above: Saint-Pierre, Martinique (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SAINT-PIERRE — IN THE shadow of the volcano, St Pierre is silent. It is 3 o’clock in this corner of Martinique, once a bright cosmopolitan light of the West Indies. …

 Above: La Soufriere on Thursday (Photo: SVG) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Emergency Management Organization received a number of calls Thursday from citizens asking if the country’s La Soufriere volcano was erupting, with some …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s Zone C on the volcanic risk map has reopened for daytime entry after being closed due to activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano. The zone reopened last week, according to Governor Adrian Davis. The …

 Above: activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff An “noticeable” increase in seismic activity at the Soufirere Hills Volcano has resulted in the closure of the Zone C area near the volcano, which had …

 Above: trucks transporting sand through the Plymouth Port (Photo: GIU) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has reopened its Plymouth Port, after a 15-year wait. The island’s government has given sand miners using the port a 50 percent reduction on …

 Above: the Soufriere Volcano By the Caribbean Journal staff Investment should continue and increase in Montserrat, despite the Soufriere Volcano, Governor Adrian Davis said yesterday in a statement. Davis was commenting on a Scientific Advisory Committee report from December showing …