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Dudley dodges death

dudly_1A true story of how boat dweller Dudley Campling survived Hurricane Gonzolo

 

By all accounts, Dudley should be dead. He was watching a movie to pass the time during the expected tropical storm when suddenly his 30-ton steel boat heeled over as though it was under full sail. A trip on deck found his toe rails underwater and brought the immediate realization that the forecast tropical...

Tricks, treats or trivia?

oct_31_2012~ The history of Halloween ~

 

Once upon a time, there lived an ancient people known as the Celts, who lived...

Bird Watch SXM

bird_watch_43By Mark Yokoyama

 Storm Survivors




Hurricanes and other storms impact birds in many ways. Storms can be a...

Dream Voyage on container ship Sambhar

20140911_191423_resizedAntwerp (Belgium) to Callao (Peru)

By Marga Hart

"Unbelievable!! There are so many people in the world and so many...

The Pirate Priest: Father Jean Baptiste Labat

5220724534_e9161fd230_zThe eight-volume edition of Nouveau Voyage aux Isles de l’Amerique, written by Labat, was published in Paris in...

Oonya Kempadoo: The Workings of Magic

Oonya-Kempadoo-by-Thomas-LangdonBy Montague Kobbé

http://mtmkobbe.blogspot.com

When Oonya Kempadoo walks into a room, she brings along with her an...

Earliest Humans

1Science behind the news

Last Saturday, The Daily Herald contained a story out of the U.S. that researchers have...

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...

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...

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Port, Health Ministry discuss Ebola virus
Saturday, 25 October 2014
POINTE BLANCHE--Health Care Ministry VSA and Port St. Maarten officials met this week concerning... Read more...
Seniors discuss concerns, National Development
Saturday, 25 October 2014
BELAIR--The St. Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) held a well-attended seminar on... Read more...
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Rights report points to ‘unchecked homophobic violence’ in Jamaica
Friday, 24 October 2014
NEW YORK, United States--A new human rights report has pointed to what it describes as "unchecked... Read more...
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Hurricane Gonzalo’s damage in Bermuda estimated up to $200M
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm
Friday, 24 October 2014
NEW YORK--News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but... Read more...
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Two killed, 4 hurt in school shooting
Friday, 24 October 2014
MARYSVILLE, Washington--A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he... Read more...
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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
Friday, 24 October 2014
OTTAWA/HAMILTON, Ontario--Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that... Read more...
Putin accuses United States of damaging world order
Friday, 24 October 2014
LAURA, Russia--Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering... Read more...
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"We won't pay," furious Cameron tells EU summit over surprise bill
Friday, 24 October 2014
BRUSSELS--In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David... Read more...
Cuban economists press for deeper reforms
Friday, 24 October 2014
HAVANA--Some of Cuba's best-known economists are openly questioning the very core of the... Read more...
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All about kindness
Friday, 24 October 2014
Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address an exceptional teacher from... Read more...
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Happy without him
Friday, 24 October 2014
Dear Queenie, My wife's father is a mean person who likes to manipulate others into doing whatever... Read more...
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St. Martin Veterans back to back champions in Tortola
Friday, 24 October 2014
MARIGOT--St. Martin Veterans were crowned back-to-back Champions at the 3rd Annual Old Madrid... Read more...
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Real, Barcelona set for titanic 'Clasico' battle
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Matthew McConaughey enjoying his Interstellar career heights
Friday, 24 October 2014
KILLEEN, Texas--Matthew McConaughey's upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be... Read more...
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UK's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet
Friday, 24 October 2014
LONDON--Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday... Read more...
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Dudley dodges death
Friday, 24 October 2014
A true story of how boat dweller Dudley Campling survived Hurricane Gonzolo   By all accounts,... Read more...
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Tricks, treats or trivia?
Friday, 24 October 2014
~ The history of Halloween ~   Once upon a time, there lived an ancient people known as the... Read more...
Editorial - Enough reason
Friday, 24 October 2014
Some local residents no doubt will be relieved that the fogging in the districts is now scheduled... Read more...
Editorial - On their own terms
Thursday, 23 October 2014
MAN leader Charles Cooper did the right thing by apologising for saying "blood will flow" should... Read more...
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Saturday Oct. 25, 2014
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Notices October 25
Friday, 24 October 2014
Sunday, October 26 DEMOCRACY MARCH Organised by People United for True Democracy Starting on the... Read more...
Notices October 22
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Friday, October 24 KIDS NIGHT OUT Organised by Beyond Writing Foundation Place: Culture &... Read more...