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Latin stars heat up Presidente Music Festival

Anthony_Santos_2In a word ... Caliente!

By Robert Luckock

A stay in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's bustling, chaotic capital, is always an assault on the senses, and probably fairly typical of Latin American cities.

I'd been here several times before, so to be bombarded with bachata on every street corner, getting dizzy from the ubiquitous moto concho endlessly buzzing to and fro, to the street...

A day of tears in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Pic_1._Tuol_Sleng_Museum_former_prison_also_known_as_S-21"To destroy you is no loss, to preserve you is no gain."

By Laura Bijnsdorp

After a long, bumpy bus ride we arrived...

Sumo’s story

sumo__7The resiliency of a loving spirit

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

It takes a special kind of crazy to open your home and...

Honouring animals among us

The legacy of St. Francis

World Animal Day began in 1931 as a way of bringing attention to endangered species. A...

No body art allowed?

By Terry Nisbett

The police department of Trinidad and Tobago held a recruitment drive and one thing stood out. All...

Sea Turtle Sanctuary Opening soon in Simpson Bay

Pic_3._A_healthy_leather_back_sea_turtle_laying_eggs_on_Guana_Bay_Beach._By Lisa Davis-Burnett

 

Cruising the depths of the sea, solitary and stately, the sea turtle is one of the...

Bird Watch SXM

stiltsBy Mark Yokoyama

Bird shots: One with the flock

One with the flock is my key advice for photographing groups of...

Secure your place in Guinness Book of Records now

AC45_ARTEMIS-326Sunday, September 21, is 'Bart's Bash Sailing Charity Race'

Be part of the largest sailing event in the world, ever...

Backpacking through Laos Part 2

Pic_1._Tubing_along_the_river_at_Vang_ViengTubing through mountains and caves

 

By Laura Bijnsdorp

It was midnight; we had been travelling by bus for...

Animal Welfare Foundation

Activist Pam Sims – in it for the long haul

As we count down the days to World Animal Day, WEEKender is focusing...

Electrical Training offered at CECC NV Discover Engineering Solutions

1._Carel_BrouwersElectrical Engineering Specialist Sjef Cobben will be on the island for a series of two certificate granting seminars...

Bird Watch SXM By Mark Yokoyama

turnstoneBIRD SHOTS: BACKGROUNDS

What is the best background for a bird photo? There's no simple answer, but it is hard to go...

Iman Shumpert to St. Maarten Youth: Compete!

nba_1~ NBA star says he loves the Caribbean vibe ~

NBA stars Iman Shumpert and Chris Copeland arrived on St. Maarten this...

Artist James Baggett

1._james_at_work~ 'A little scribble every day' ~

In a small apartment in Cole Bay, WEEKender met a humble man with a great talent...

Alfredo Foundation still reaching out

IMG_6472Offers youth a chance to conquer the waves

Years ago, WEEKender reported on Alfredo Foundation which offers...

A Splash of Excitement & Adventure Shawn York’s newest T-shirt line is out!

sean_1Square Miles Apparel created by Shawn "New" York has been turning heads for four years now. If you haven't been...

Animal Defenders SXM

~ Volunteers in the spotlight: Fleur Hermanides ~

For more than three months, a group of wonderful volunteers has...

Down paths of origin

DSC_4047When these islands were first settled by Europeans of Spanish, English and by extension Scottish, Welsh and Irish...

Aggression Replacement Training

1~ Role play scenarios to find options ~

 Nineteen people just completed an ART class organized by...

Bird Watch SXM

green-heronBy Mark Yokoyama

Bird shots: getting close

Shooting birds – with a camera! – is a wonderful hobby. It is often...

Natorii Illidge prepares to return home after remarkable journey in US

~ Honoured with outstanding student award ~

 

Local dancer and educator Natorii Illidge is preparing to...

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St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast for Saturday
Saturday, 17 October 2015
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00... Read more...
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SHTA poll: Businesses want anti-ship-jumping legislation
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Click here for SHTA graph pdf PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association... Read more...
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--“Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.”... Read more...
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
PARAMARIBO--Suriname’s National Reparations Committee NRCS has filed a request with President... Read more...
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case... Read more...
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
WASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban... Read more...
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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition
Friday, 16 October 2015
GENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of... Read more...
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring... Read more...
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Cuba in cash crunch due to low commodity prices, Venezuela woes
Friday, 16 October 2015
HAVANA--Low commodity prices, a drought at home and Venezuela's economic crisis have created a cash... Read more...
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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW YORK--As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with... Read more...
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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Editor, With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the... Read more...
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Had enough
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Queenie, My brother died years ago but his widow stayed close to our family. Eventually she... Read more...
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RBC St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Sister Marie Laurence defeated Leonald Conner in the RBC St. Maarten Little League School... Read more...
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Nadal trounces Wawrinka, Djokovic tames Tomic
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHINA-- Former world number one Rafa Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a... Read more...
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
DENVER--For the $2 he spent to buy three old photographs, Randy Guijarro may have hit the mother... Read more...
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
LAS VEGAS--Pro basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom spent a third day hospitalized on... Read more...
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ After three decade in cruise industry ~   By Alita Singh   Frank Bruney has seen tiny... Read more...
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ALL HANDS ON DECK, WE MADE IT!
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ Fair Transport Sailing Vessel Nordlys is launched ~   St. Maarten has been graced by the... Read more...
Editorial - Anybody’s guess
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Governor Eugene Holiday has decided to seek legal clarity on the current constitutional impasse.... Read more...
Editorial - Time is up
Friday, 16 October 2015
With so much ongoing constitutional turmoil, the fact that more than 100 people attended the... Read more...
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Notices October 16
Friday, 16 October 2015
General Meeting St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the... Read more...
Notices October 15
Thursday, 15 October 2015
General Meeting S.M.P.S.A. general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial... Read more...