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Administrator Maximillian Joseph Huith

8dfbf16adf151a670b296eead040d71a3e0b4838a2558858616d6aae9eed9c60In the past century most government officials on Saba were natives of Sint Maarten. Radio operators, police officers, teachers, and even Administrators as the position of Island Governor was referred to between 1919 and 1983. As the three Dutch Windward Islands had one Lt. Governor, his representative on Saba and Sint Eustatius during aforementioned period carried the title of Vice Lt. Governor...

Floating through the ‘Venice of the North’

Pic_1._Aerial_of_the_Amsterdam_CanalsBy Laura Bijnsdorp

 

A few weeks ago, I visited the Netherlands again. Since leaving university life, I had...

A visit to Oradour sur Glane

1France’s living tribute to a murdered community

 

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

 

The stones of history...

Back to School Feature: To teach or to direct, that is the question

4._The_manager_of_the_Asha_Stevens_Hillside_Christian_School_Clara_Curiel-NicholasSt. Maarten educators reflect on their jobs - Part 2

 

By Rik Haverman

 

Without a doubt, the majority...

To teach or to direct, that is the question Part 1

1._Laticia_Brown_math_and_Dutch_teacher_at_the_Sundial_School_and_the_Milton_Peter_CollegeSt. Maarten teachers and school principals reflecting on their jobs

By Rik Haverman

Without a doubt, the majority...

Bird Watch SXM

Portland-Bight-Protected-AreaBy Mark Yokoyama

 

The state of conservation

 

Last week, over 200 delegates from the Caribbean and...

Simpson Bay Pharmacy: 20 years and still ticking

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Simpson Bay Pharmacy has provided an important service to the St. Maarten...

Bird Watch SXM

Binkie-StudySkin-BirdWatchSXMBird Study Skins By Mark Yokoyama

 

 

Study skins are – as you may have guessed – preserved bird...

Ready Set Sail in the Caribbean Part 5

Pic_3._View_from_Fort_Napoleon~ Visiting saints and a butterfly ~

 

By Laura Bijnsdorp

 

From Dominica, we sailed towards Guadeloupe...

Secret History: African-American Baseball Players in Japan

2In the fall of 1936, a 24-year-old African-American baseball player from rural Louisiana stepped off a boat in Tokyo...

Economic woes not over

By Terry Nisbett

Jamaica is paying more to the Internal Monetary Fund (IMF) than it is getting in disbursements for...

Classic Cars: The Art Form of the XX Century

57_MG_MGA_Coupe_HudsonPart VIII, MG

 

By Adrian and Montague Kobbe

 

Over the course of its history, Morris Garages (MG) was...

Ready Set Sail in the Caribbean Part 4

GOPR1350~ Exploring the natural beauty of Dominica ~

 

By Laura Bijnsdorp

 

I was very excited to sail and...

American Whiskey Revival

1._Distilling_partner_Eddie_Russell_inviting_the_group_on_a_tour_of_the_distillery~ Family bonds are at the heart ~

 

In the last instalment of our American Whiskey Trail journey, we stopped...

Weekend thoughts

11741077_10153395520906772_1981952736707138472_oThis week my head was spinning with the news from NASA about the space probe New Horizons making its closest approach...

Five years since the world’s worst oil accident

4._news-cat-island-oil-vin~ Examining one habitat's demise ~

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

In 2010, prior to the April 20 blow out of Deepwater...

From Dusk 'til Dawn

~ Ramadan explained by Imam Yakubu Mohammed ~

By Rik Haverman.

The holy month of Ramadan will come to an end next...

Archaeology takes centre stage

ica~ IACA Congress 2015 begins July 19 ~

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

This month, experts in the field of Caribbean...

Refrain from labelling students

By Terry Nisbett

 

The principal of a special education school in Jamaica has found that primary schools are...

Steam locomotives helped open the United States

lunch_breakYou know the sound, chu-chu-chu and the high whine of a whistle blowing smoke. The sound is irretrievably linked to...

California’s push for cleaner buses could edge out natural gas

Fifteen years ago, California led the way to cleaner transit buses with strict tailpipe emissions standards that...

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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...