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Building a Caribbean Fashion Brand

July 24, 2015 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

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From Tortola to the world By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Kristin Frazer is the founder and lead designer of Trèfle Inc., located in the British Virgin Islands. She launched the company, which specializes in swimwear and resort wear for women and girls, in 2008 and has quickly gained notice in the fashion industry from Guyana to New York. Trèfle designs have been more...

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A New Look at Haiti’s Top Museum

June 19, 2015 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment

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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 project. The first phase includes a new interior “garden,” along with a gift more...

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Caribbean Art: Trinidad, From the Streets

May 7, 2015 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Fass, Paul Kain By David Cave CJ Contributor Paul Kain's From the Streets (2015) : The Absence of Pretense The 27 pieces of Paul Kain's latest exhibition at Soft Box Gallery hit you; like someone smacking you to the floor and then picking you up from under your jaw, staring into your puckered (maybe also bleeding) lips and bewildered eyes and demanding more...

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The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour

December 11, 2014 | 10:25 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We might not be able to relax like the rich and famous do in the Caribbean (mega-yachts, plush villas, private jets and beach butlers … you know the drill) but we can live the luxe life – albeit vicariously – through the pages of a new book, “Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour” by Hermes Mallea. The designer more...

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Caribbean Art: A Solo Exhibition in Miami on Contemporary Haitian Art

December 4, 2014 | 6:42 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Amour a Soweto by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami's Haitian Heritage Museum is launching the fourth edition of its popular Les Jacmeliens art exhibit timed for the city's famous Art Basel cultural week. This year's exhibition, Haiti Contemporary-Les Jacmeliens IV, is a solo exhibition by Haitian-American artist Charles more...

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Caribbean Art: Capturing the Bahamian Spirit in Photos

December 2, 2014 | 7:03 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: photos of Aljournal Miller and Emanuel Alexiou (Photos: Bahamian Project) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition in the Bahamas looks to capture the spirit of the Bahamian people in photographs. The exhibition at the Salus Project Gallery which begins Thursday, Dec. 4, is called "The Bahamian Collection," and is the work of photographer Duke more...

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The Best Caribbean Hotels for Art

November 6, 2014 | 6:19 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor   We choose a hotel for a combination of its location, amenities, service and price. Art rarely makes the list. But in the same way that art makes a house a home, it also has the power to subtly but significantly transform a hotel into a more personal, intimate space that can enchant and excite as it accommodates. more...

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Caribbean Art: A New Look at the Contemporary Art of Haiti

November 3, 2014 | 5:52 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: one of the works by Joseph Eddy Pierre (courtesy of Kolektif 509) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's Kolektif 509 will be holding its third exhibition of contemporary Haitian art beginning Friday, Nov. 7. This year's exhibition is being held under the theme "Invented Realities," featuring work from nine new artists including Martine Brisson, Philippe more...

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In Miami, the Modern Art of Cuba

October 6, 2014 | 8:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Abel Barroso, La Mesa de las Negociaciones, 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at the Pan American Art Projects gallery in Miami's Wynwood district is taking a look at the diversity of contemporary art in Cuba. The show, Permutations, brings together the works of five artists who both live and work in Cuba: Abel Barroso, J Roberto Diago, more...

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Caribbean Plate: A Recipe For Coconut Chips From Jamaica

September 4, 2014 | 5:18 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Need a nibble to go with that rum punch? Do what the folks at Ocho Rios’ Jamaica Inn do during their nightly cocktail hour and whip up a bunch of these crispy coconut chips. The oven-baked snacks are super-simple to make, fiber-rich, and, if you indulge in moderation, won’t blow your diet. (Because we like to save all our more...

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