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The Labega Family

will1 Peter Lambertus Labega and his wife Mary Eliza Hassell




When I heard the news of the death of Vincent Labega, I remembered Fred Train once telling me: “Boy dem Labega’s is one set of brainsers me son.” He would have known. His sister Rosie was married to Clem Labega.

  by Will Johnson  

I use Facebook to post a lot of old photographs of the islands and people. I...

The Giddy Easel Art Jam

p1 A participant in the Giddy Easel examines her work.

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

 Art is culture, art is...

Saba Spotlight: "When We Was We" A Saban movie

1._One_of_many_digitised_photos_of_Saban_history_William_Rudolph_Chila_Dinzey_1876-1963 One of many digitised photos of Saban history, William Rudolph 'Chila' Dinzey (1876-1963)

 

At Queen...

The Evolving View of Cannabis

cannabis_1~ Many opinions expressed at St. Maarten’s first open forum ~

 

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

 

Marijuana is...

King Vers: The Man Behind the Music

1._King_Vers_performing~His music mirrors his life~

By Rik Haverman

King Vers, real name Darin Hodge, is a 33-year-old upcoming Soca...

Ready Set Sail in St. Helena

1._Al_and_Max_discuss_sailing_enroute_to_St._Helena'An island stuck in time'

Kippy Gilders

A looming presence on the horizon, its heights hidden in dark clouds, after...

Swim Instructor Franky

DSC_2884Franklyn “Franky” Carty retired from TelEm after 30 years only to become a fulltime swim instructor! Franky, who...

THE WORK OF A DUTCH EMBASSY

2~ What I learned as an intern in Prague ~

 

By Rik Haverman

 

The work of a diplomat and an embassy is...

Discovering the Flavours of our History

DSC09271~ Bittersweet insights from the Director of NAAM ~

 

When delving deep into ourselves, into our collective...

Indigo Green

1A Development of a Different Colour

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

When it comes to St. Maarten real estate, the hot...

‘The Passionate Foodie’

2By Lucinda Frye

Our quest is for diverse, indigenous cuisine brought by the many ethnic people to St. Maarten from...

Holocaust Remembrance Day – April 16

3The town next to Auschwitz

~ A story of then and now told in photos ~

While the small town of Oswiecim is now a...

Hotel Riu Palace St. Martin

XSM_Krystal_RestaurantBuoyed by first winter season results

 

The Riu Palace in Anse Marcel is currently ticking off all the right...

Financial education we need

By Terry Nisbett

As we make comparisons and learn more about the rest of the world, it is clear that workers and...

Absence from work due to detention

When an employee is arrested and put in jail, there are numerous reasons for an employer to end the labour contract...

Young boxers training on Kim Sha Beach

box_1~ Alexander keeps gloves on, sees future boxing champs ~

 

Claudette Alexander is a boxer. She earned money...

Latoya Lake debuts first novel

SAM_0099It's been said that every person has at least one novel inside of them. Considering the ease with which St...

BEFORE MASS TOURISM

8b51526e71e9b4f9f532ff513788fed82b868ee74d4c115c912a52abb553808e   Throughout the first half of the twentieth century there was no mass tourism to the Eastern Caribbean...

Bonds of friendship formed through sports

4~ Rotary Clubs reach out ~

By Tom Burnett

Five Rotarians from Canada are visiting St. Maarten and Anguilla for...

Ready Set Sail in South Africa - Part II Simon’s Town to Cape Town

2._Bruce_Jaya_Pepijn_Max_Kippy_and_Darren_in_front_of_the_Cape_of_Good_HopeBy Kippy Gilders

Dodging great whites, penguins and seals, we arrived in Simon's Town, marking the start of a...

Budding St. Maarten aviation mechanic attends Women in Aviation Conference

1~ I just observed, listened and learned ~

Local woman and budding aircraft mechanic Claudette Alexander recently...

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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...