Arts & Culture


In Trinidad and Tobago, a Spotlight on Caribbean Film

 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. This year’s TTFF will feature films from and ... [ Read More ]


Building a Caribbean Fashion Brand

 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 ... [ Read More ]


A New Look at Haiti’s Top Museum

 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 ... [ Read More ]



 Above: Fass, Paul Kain By David CaveCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]

 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]

Coconut Chips

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin in Murder in Pacot By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s latest work is a murder mystery set in Port-au-Prince. The film, Murder in Pacot, is a joint Haitan, French and Norwegian production, examining ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What do I have in common with Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, and Bill Clinton? Not a whole lot. Except that we’re all fans of celebrated Jamaican sculptor Gene Pearson. His work caught my eye back ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor ITS SUGAR MILL aside, the weeping fig tree that presides over the great house at Nevis’ Montpelier Plantation and Beach is the inn’s most iconic image, welcoming guests to the tranquil 19-room property where Princess ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Tabou Combo By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tabou Combo and Jamaica’s Jah Cure are among the headliners for this year’s World Creole Music Festival in Dominica. The festival, which will take place from Oct. 24 to 26, will ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Tessanne Chin at the St Kitts Music Festival (photos by CJ) By Alexander Brtiell BASSETERRE – It was a year ago that Tessanne Chin was slated to perform here at what was the 17th annual St Kitts Music Festival. ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492, Emanuel Leutze, 1855 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will be sending a team of experts to provide technical assistance to the site of an ... [ Read More ]


 Above: United States Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White at the new exhibit By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at Haiti’s Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) explores the relationship between the US state of Louisiana and Haiti. The ... [ Read More ]