VIDEO: The Beauty of Bequia

August 2, 2014 | 7:35 pm | 0 Comment


The Arawaks called it the "island of the clouds." This is Bequia in St Vincent and the Grenadines, and it's easy to understand their thinking. This tiny island of 18 square kilometres is one of the jewels of the Grenadines chain, a little over 16 kilometres south of the main island of St Vincent. Long a popular destination for the yachting sector, Bequia has retained a more...

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VIDEO: In Cayman, a Taste of Miami

April 20, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment


GRAND CAYMAN — The Camana Bay development is home to a number of brands famous in South Florida — Books & Books, Ortanique and Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, all of which are bringing a taste of Miami to the heart of Grand Cayman. And it's Michael's Genuine in particular that is acting as far more than a Caribbean outpost of an American restaurant — it's more...

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VIDEO: Martinique’s Route des Rhums

October 14, 2013 | 6:39 am | 0 Comment


California has the Napa Valley. France has Bordeaux. The French Caribbean island of Martinique has the Route des Rhums. In what just might be the rum capital of the Caribbean, Martinique, which specializes in rhum agricole, or rum made from sugar cane juice, not molasses, has 11 distilleries across a range of terrains, including those in the shadow of Mont Pelee, the more...

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VIDEO: A Voyage to the Heart of Bimini

September 24, 2013 | 2:52 pm | 0 Comment


The charming island of Bimini in the Bahamas, home of turquoise water, white-sand beaches and fresh conch salad. Rich in history, from Ernest Hemingway to Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, Bimini has always captivated its visitors. Today, it's a on a new tourism path, following the launch of the new Bimini SuperFast cruise ship out of Miami, which brings the Bahamas closer to more...

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From Haiti to Miami, a Journey in Art

March 28, 2013 | 2:57 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Wolfgang Senatus (CJ Photo) Wolfgang Senatus, who was born in Port-au-Prince and was brought to Miami at the age of 2, has taken his brush to walls across the Little Haiti neighbourhood and Miami's Wynwood area, helping to spearhead a burgeoning public art movement. Haiti is very much on the mind of Senatus, who is also known as Wolfgang Mosaic, who has lent more...

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Nassau: Caribbean Art Destination

January 17, 2013 | 1:01 am | 0 Comment


NASSAU has long been a hub of Caribbean tourism, but it's now starting to draw for a new reason: art. As the creative sector continues to grow in the Bahamas, those who venture beyond Bay Street are starting to find a vibrant art scene. And Caribbean Journal talked to some of the Bahamians who are working to make Nassau, particularly its downtown, into the Caribbean's art more...

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Baseball, Bahamian Style

November 15, 2011 | 3:39 am | 0 Comment


The islands of the Bahamas could be the next great source of prospects for Major League Baseball, with the country turning baseball into a potentially fruitful sport. Caribbean Journal takes a look at the growing popularity of baseball in the Bahamas, the humble roots of the modern incarnation of the sport -- and the new wave of talented Bahamians making their way across more...

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How to Define Reggae

September 11, 2011 | 8:00 pm | 1 Comments


Above, from left: Major Daps, Ossie Dellimore, Ed Robinson, Qshan Deya (Photo: Caribbean Journal) What is reggae? It's a word that has a meaning simultaneously static and dynamic. To answer the question, Caribbean Journal talked to four major reggae artists from around the Caribbean at the Coalition to Preserve Reggae in Brooklyn, New York. We talked to Jamaica's Major more...

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Nevis: the Caribbean’s Greenest Island

July 22, 2011 | 10:33 am | 0 Comment


As part of this edition of Caribbean Journal's Country in Focus feature, we take a look at the island of Nevis, which is moving to the forefront of the Caribbean's green sector, with a drive in both eco-tourism and green energy. Nevis already has an established wind farm, along with a geothermal project with serious potential. The project, by West Indies Power, could more...

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In the Diaspora, a Beacon for Reggae

June 28, 2011 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

By Alexander Britell Every Saturday afternoon in Miami, the world of reggae finds a home at the WDNA 88.9 FM studio, where Jamaican native Howard Duperly operates his Reggae Ride program, a musical odyssey that takes listeners from the Mento music of the 1950s to the latest music of the present day. Duperly, who is also WDNA's sales and marketing director, has turned more...

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