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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 ships crossing the oceans to provide them with everything and here we are.... in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and we haven't seen another ship in more than a day!" When I wrote this, we had been at sea for about three days.

We boarded container vessel CMA CMG Sambhar in...

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

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


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...

Alfredo Foundation still reaching out

IMG_6472Offers youth a chance to conquer the waves

Years ago, WEEKender reported on Alfredo Foundation which offers...

A Splash of Excitement & Adventure Shawn York’s newest T-shirt line is out!

sean_1Square Miles Apparel created by Shawn "New" York has been turning heads for four years now. If you haven't been...

Animal Defenders SXM

~ Volunteers in the spotlight: Fleur Hermanides ~

For more than three months, a group of wonderful volunteers has...

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Dream Voyage on container ship Sambhar
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Antwerp (Belgium) to Callao (Peru) By Marga Hart "Unbelievable!! There are so many people in the... Read more...
The Pirate Priest: Father Jean Baptiste Labat
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