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A Caribbean history questioned

1._An_eighteenth~ Dismissing the cannibal myth ~

By Rik Haverman

As a historian, I started to delve into the history of St. Maarten from the moment I knew I was going to be an intern at The Daily Herald on this island. Since this history is quite unknown to me; my quest obviously started on the internet (Google, Wikipedia, et cetera) and in tourist guides for a small overview of the island's history. It soon...

Is Buying a Picasso the Best Way to Spend $180 Million?

1._Picassos_Les_FBy Montague Kobbé


Last week Christie's made all the headlines after Picasso's Les...

Rae Merlet receives Elton Jones Award

4._Elton_Jones_Aw~ Candlelight Memorial envisions brighter future ~

The face of HIV/AIDS has drastically changed over the past...

On the hunt for dinosaur footprints in Texas

5~ Evidence of things past ~


Written by Lisa Davis-Burnett


Call us nerds if you must, but the...

The more things change, the more they remain the same

~ Police in the Windward Islands ~


By Jessica Vance Roitman


Two recent items in the media caught...

The St. Maarten Museum

~ Free entrance during International Museum Day, May 18 ~


By Rik Haverman


On Monday, May 18...

Being a SXM Mom

mom3Discussing motherhood with Mother of the Year, Keysy Ramirez


By Rik Haverman


Tomorrow, Sunday May...

The Labega Family

will1 Peter Lambertus Labega and his wife Mary Eliza Hassell

When I heard the news of the death of Vincent...

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...


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...

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Monday, 25 May 2015
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Monday, 25 May 2015
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Pure rhetoric
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address Member of Parliament Maurice... Read more...
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Monday, 25 May 2015
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In North Korea, men call the shots, women make the money
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
SEOUL--North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the... Read more...
Penguin film director gives climate warning in closer
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
CANNES, France--The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005... Read more...
A Caribbean history questioned
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
~ Dismissing the cannibal myth ~ By Rik Haverman As a historian, I started to delve into the... Read more...
Is Buying a Picasso the Best Way to Spend $180 Million?
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
By Montague Kobbé http://mtmkobbe.blogspot.com Last week Christie's made all the headlines after... Read more...
Editorial - Some form of local input
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
The tripartite meeting between the Dutch Caribbean countries to prepare for Wednesday’s... Read more...
Editorial Safety first
Monday, 25 May 2015
In a way today’s story about mandatory student identification (ID) cards is sad. For many... Read more...
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Notices May 26
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Saturday, May 30 FREE HIV TESTING Organized by the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Place: Belvedere... Read more...
Notices May 25
Monday, 25 May 2015
Summer Camp Skills Educational Summer Camp is registering children ages 3 to 18 for its Summer... Read more...