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Refrain from labelling students

By Terry Nisbett

 

The principal of a special education school in Jamaica has found that primary schools are sending many students who have no intellectual disabilities to her institution. According to the Jamaica Gleaner, Principal Sylvestina Reid of Randolph Lopez School of Hope finds that at the beginning or end of the school year, there is an increase in the number of students...

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...

Freedom Run 2015

page9b40~ Participate in history ~

This year, we celebrate the 152nd anniversary of St. Maarten's Abolishment of Slavery...

Ready - Set - Sail in the Caribbean Part 2

Pic_1._Jantis_conch_island_bar~ Swimming with turtles & climbing a 4,000 feet volcano ~

 

By Laura Bijnsdorp

 

We had had a great...

For sale: Missile-launch facility

ebat~ eBay obsession ~

 

By Tom Burnett

 

What are you looking for? An intercontinental ballistic...

Dad-isms

Lisa~ Words of wit and wisdom from our fathers ~

 

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

 

We all have that voice in our...

Taking the trolley uptown

robert~ Urban renaissance so sweet ~

By Tom Burnett

Trolley, tram, or street car? Whatever you want to call those...

No Kidding with our Kids After School Activities Program

DSC_0936~ Celebrates 20 years of caring, teaching, & fun ~

 

“We will continue on our path with dedication and...

Root Beer: The Beloved Beverage

DSC03352~ A sweet indulgence with a complex story ~

 

 

Once called Sassafras Tea or simply “root tea,” the...

Peeling rubber, crossing borders and getting sunburned

1._Posing_on_an_ATV~ Doing an island tour on an ATV ~

By Rik Haverman

When you think of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), you perhaps...

Teen Carnival Queen and Animal Defenders team up

mercedes_story_24Jondalin Brown isn't just a beauty with a bright smile. The 13-year-old is giving of her time and energy to help...

American Trains in all their Glory

4a~ A Texas Museum Preserves History ~

 

by Tom Burnett

 

The Museum of the American Railroad is a...

Bird Watch SXM

grassquit-femaleBy Mark Yokoyama

 

Eye on Endemics: Black-faced Grassquit

 

This common resident has a cheerful, chirpy...

Do jellyfish poop?

EPIC’s Environmental Education Program

 

By Laura Bijnsdorp

 

In November 2014, I was hired to run...

Caribbean women in geology

aaa~ Pushing against the glass ceiling ~

 

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

 

If you drive a car, fly in a plane, run...

Ready Set Sail in South America

1._Corina_IV_vs._Early_Purple~ Brazil, French Guiana and Suriname ~

By Kippy Gilders

The cruising community is like a village, except it's...

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...

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

1._Picassos_Les_FBy Montague Kobbé

http://mtmkobbe.blogspot.com

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...

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Robbers wear uniforms of delivery companies
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson is calling on businesses and... Read more...
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WIB registered growth in loan portfolio in 2014
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Windward Islands Bank’s (WIB’s) total net loans and advances to customers in 2014... Read more...
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Guyana says it will continue relations with Venezuela despite border dispute
Monday, 06 July 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana--Guyana will continue commercial and cultural relations with Venezuela,... Read more...
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Son of opposition party activist gunned down at Trinidad mosque
Monday, 06 July 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--The 28-year-old son of a well-known People's National Movement (PNM)... Read more...
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US to increase support for Syria’s opposition
Monday, 06 July 2015
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in... Read more...
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Chicago's July 4 rituals: fireworks, gun deaths
Monday, 06 July 2015
CHICAGO--Late in the evening on July 4 a haze of smoke from backyard fireworks hung over Chicago.... Read more...
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Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Church
Monday, 06 July 2015
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador--Pope Francis used his first Mass in Ecuador on Monday to ask for support in his... Read more...
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Gaza children emotionally shattered year after conflict
Monday, 06 July 2015
LONDON--The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year's conflict... Read more...
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Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
PARIS/ATHENS--France and Germany told Greece on Monday to come up with serious proposals in order... Read more...
Surveillance software maker gets taste of its own medicine
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO--Italy's Hacking Team, which makes surveillance software used by... Read more...
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How to stop the spread of rabies
Monday, 06 July 2015
Animal Defenders SXM was very surprised to read that pet owners are advised to vaccinate their dogs... Read more...
Mr. Sneek lost it, again
Monday, 06 July 2015
Dear Editor, On Friday, July 3, 2015, the headlines of this well-read newspaper stated: "Koos Sneek... Read more...
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FISU World University Championships
Monday, 06 July 2015
Felix Brown, from St. Martin, front row seventh from left, is in Korea on the French University... Read more...
 St. Maarten’s Bodybuilders place at Trinidad Invitational
Monday, 06 July 2015
TRINIDAD--Cleopatra Carti and Desmond Patterson from St. Maarten placed at the Sportworld Classic... Read more...
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World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in New York City
Monday, 06 July 2015
NEW YORK--The world's oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of... Read more...
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Buffett donates record $2.84 bln to Gates, other family charities
Monday, 06 July 2015
   NEW YORK--Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway... Read more...
Refrain from labelling students
Friday, 03 July 2015
By Terry Nisbett   The principal of a special education school in Jamaica has found that... Read more...
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Steam locomotives helped open the United States
Friday, 03 July 2015
You know the sound, chu-chu-chu and the high whine of a whistle blowing smoke. The sound is... Read more...
Editorial - A little boost
Monday, 06 July 2015
The increase in St. Martin’s income tax reduction rate for hotel renovations (see Monday paper)... Read more...
Editorial - To be continued
Monday, 06 July 2015
The verdict in the case brought by two staffers of St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation... Read more...
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Notices July 7
Monday, 06 July 2015
Educational Scholarship Be the Change Foundation has set up the first Erika Cannegieter Dream Big... Read more...
Notices July 6
Monday, 06 July 2015
Teachers, Volunteers Needed I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Foundation is seeking teachers (Special Ed) and... Read more...