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Martinique’s Most Enchanting Hotel

May 7, 2015 | 7:30 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Hotel Plein Soleil in Martinique (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell LE FRANCOIS — There are bananas growing by the pool. By my pool. They are not yet ripe; it will be many weeks or months before they grow, or however long it takes for such things to happen. There are bananas growing here because this hotel is up in the hills of Martinique, up more...

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Rum Journal: Martinique’s Rhum Saint James Hors D’age

April 25, 2015 | 11:50 pm | 0 Comment

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Almost any rum lover (or Hemingway enthusiast) will remember. It’s the rum that Ernest Hemingway drank in A Moveable Feast: Rhum St James. Papa himself orders the drink to warm up on a cold day in Paris. It’s something that led this writer to first search out the drink years ago, and just might be the reason many have first encountered a rhum more...

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Martinique’s Serge Letchimy Meeting With French President Hollande

April 19, 2015 | 9:54 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: President of Martinique’s Regional Council, Serge Letchimy By the Caribbean Journal staff Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council, is set to meet with French President Francois Hollande Monday in Paris. The meeting, which comes at Letchimy’s request, will be held at the Elysee Palace. According to a statement from Letchimy’s more...

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The Newest Member of the OECS

February 6, 2015 | 5:32 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean just got a whole lot closer to the rest of the region. In a ceremony this week in Fort-de-France, the French Caribbean department of Martinique officially joined the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States as an associate member, the first-ever French territory to do more...

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Martinique to Join Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

February 2, 2015 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major move for the region, Martinique will be joining the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States as an associate member. The OECS announced the move this week. Martinique, the first-ever French territory to join the OECS, will officially join the grouping on Wednesday in a ceremony more...

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Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana Eye Associate Membership in CARICOM

January 27, 2015 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff France’s departments in the Caribbean are looking to deepen their ties with the rest of the region. Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana are all considering applications for associate membership in CARICOM. The news comes following last year’s high-profile CARICOM summit in St Vincent and the more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Diamond Rock in Martinique

January 24, 2015 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Max Zozor, who took this snapshot of the beautiful Diamond Rock off the coast of Martinique. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next more...

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This Is the Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Cruise Destination

December 31, 2014 | 3:08 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique has doubled its number of cruise passenger arrivals so far this year, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The French Caribbean island welcomed a total of 142,270 cruise passengers in the first 10 months of 2014, according to the most recent CTO data. That represented more...

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Where to Travel in 2015: The Must-Visit Places in the Caribbean

December 29, 2014 | 2:30 am | 0 Comment

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DON’T JUST visit the Caribbean this year. Experience it. Go outside of your comfort zone and find something new. That’s the advice of our Where to Travel list for 2015, featuring some of our favourite places in the Caribbean: some are a bit off the beaten path, some a bit new, some a bit different. Some are more untouched, others are undiscovered parts of more more...

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At Martinique’s La Pagerie, the Art of the Hotel Bar

December 13, 2014 | 11:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the "Tropical Cafe"  bar at La Pagerie (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell TROIS ILETS —It was crowded in the lobby, with a pulsing biguine beat and a group of vibrant Creole dancers. When I first arrived at the, bright-white bar at Le Pagerie in Martinique, there was a very entertaining rum tasting going on in the lobby. So I sat down to a stool and more...

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