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Rum Journal: An Old Rum From Guadeloupe’s Bologne

 YOU MAY have seen the bottle. It’s iconic. The pale-yellow bottle of white rum labeled Rhum Bologne is found at rum bars around the world. Bologne is one of the heavyweights of Guadeloupe’s rhum agricole industry, and it’s in no ... [ Read More ]

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Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe’s Montebello Vieux Rhum

 IT’S NO SECRET that here at Rum Journal we’re big fans of the rhum of the Guadeloupe Islands, which remains largely undiscovered in much of the English-speaking world. While their neighbours in Martinique receive much acclaim (and deservedly), these similarly ... [ Read More ]

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Six Tiny Islets in Guadeloupe

 SOMETIMES, small islands aren’t small enough, even in Guadeloupe, an island hopper’s dream come true with five major islands to check out. But the French Caribbean archipelago also has a number of tiny islets dotting the water, the perfect places ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake caused shaking in Antigua and Barbuda and Guadeloupe on Friday morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. ... [ Read More ]

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 FOR THOSE unfamiliar with the beauty of the rhums agricoles of the French Caribbean, the initiated typically describe them as “reminiscent of a fine cognac.” From a quality standpoint, that’s undoubtedly true; but as for the taste, well, it’s usually ... [ Read More ]

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 We continue our discovery of this week’s Caribbean Carnivals with a look at the Carnival in the Guadeloupe Islands, which put a French Caribbean spin on the West Indian carnival. The five-island archipelago spends months preparing for the fete. (All ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Coat of Arms Co-Founder Laurent Gerville-Reache IT’S CALLED Coat of Arms, and the new Caribbean clothing brand seeks to redefine the notion of Caribbean regional identity. To learn more, CJ caught up with Guadeloupe native Laurent Gerville-Reache, co-founder of ... [ Read More ]

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 Our latest edition of Meet the Caribbean heads to the island of Marie Galante in the Guadeloupe Islands archipelago, one of the rum and sugar production hubs of the Caribbean — and home to great food, white -sand beaches and intoxicating ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Maarten have all joined the Association of Caribbean States as associate members. The three Caribbean territories acceded to the ACS during the regional group’s Ministerial Council meeting ... [ Read More ]

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 THE RHUMS of the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe remain something of a mystery to the wider world, unfortunately so — as they are among the best in the world. While those of nearby Martinique receive their due praise, Guadeloupe’s ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: the island of Terre de Haut in the Guadeloupe Islands (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Guadeloupe Islands saw a significant jump in arrivals from the United States last year, with a 23 percent year-over-year increase, according to data ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Guadeloupe photo (Photo: Diane Von Furstenberg) Is Guadeloupe the new St Barth? That may be premature (although a report Sunday questioned the continued “exclusivity” of the Caribbean’s capital of chic) , but the French Caribbean archipelago ... [ Read More ]

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 IT’S NOT a roti, not a wrap, not doubles. Is it street food? Is it fine dining? It’s called the “Bokit,” and it might just be the best sandwich in the Caribbean. To call it a sandwich is a bit ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Guadeloupe officials in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Guadeloupe and Haiti join forces in tourism? A delegation from the French department led by Hilaire Brudey, president of the Guadeloupe Tourism Commission, visited Haiti last week for a ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Guadeloupe By the Caribbean Journal staff The Guadeloupe Islands are seeing a surge in hotel room night bookings, according to a report by Kuoni Global Travel Service. Room night bookings are up 26 percent for the year, compared to ... [ Read More ]

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 Our new Caribbean Concierge feature talks to the people who help make Caribbean travel work. The latest edition talks to Gwladys Martial, the concierge at La Creole Beach and Spa on Grand-Terre in the islands of Guadeloupe. Where are you ... [ Read More ]

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 As you may or may not know, the French department of Guadeloupe is actually an archipelago, with two main islands joined by a bridge and a series of smaller islands. Of the two main islands, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, the former ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Yohann Gène By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe’s Yohann Gène is once again riding in the Tour de France this year, which began in Corsica on Saturday. The 32-year-old native of Point-a-Pitre was the first rider from Guadeloupe to ... [ Read More ]