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Bird Watch SXM

Binkie-StudySkin-BirdWatchSXMBy Mark Yokoyama

 

Bird Study Skins

 

Study skins are – as you may have guessed – preserved bird skins used to study birds. They are an important part of the museum collections scientists use when studying birds and they can also be used in education to give people an up-close look at birds and their distinguishing features. Thanks to a special workshop on preparing study...

Ready Set Sail in the Caribbean Part 5

Pic_3._View_from_Fort_Napoleon~ Visiting saints and a butterfly ~

 

By Laura Bijnsdorp

 

From Dominica, we sailed towards Guadeloupe...

Secret History: African-American Baseball Players in Japan

2In the fall of 1936, a 24-year-old African-American baseball player from rural Louisiana stepped off a boat in Tokyo...

Economic woes not over

By Terry Nisbett

Jamaica is paying more to the Internal Monetary Fund (IMF) than it is getting in disbursements for...

Classic Cars: The Art Form of the XX Century

57_MG_MGA_Coupe_HudsonPart VIII, MG

 

By Adrian and Montague Kobbe

 

Over the course of its history, Morris Garages (MG) was...

Ready Set Sail in the Caribbean Part 4

GOPR1350~ Exploring the natural beauty of Dominica ~

 

By Laura Bijnsdorp

 

I was very excited to sail and...

American Whiskey Revival

1._Distilling_partner_Eddie_Russell_inviting_the_group_on_a_tour_of_the_distillery~ Family bonds are at the heart ~

 

In the last instalment of our American Whiskey Trail journey, we stopped...

Weekend thoughts

11741077_10153395520906772_1981952736707138472_oThis week my head was spinning with the news from NASA about the space probe New Horizons making its closest approach...

Five years since the world’s worst oil accident

4._news-cat-island-oil-vin~ Examining one habitat's demise ~

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

In 2010, prior to the April 20 blow out of Deepwater...

From Dusk 'til Dawn

~ Ramadan explained by Imam Yakubu Mohammed ~

By Rik Haverman.

The holy month of Ramadan will come to an end next...

Archaeology takes centre stage

ica~ IACA Congress 2015 begins July 19 ~

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

This month, experts in the field of Caribbean...

Refrain from labelling students

By Terry Nisbett

 

The principal of a special education school in Jamaica has found that primary schools are...

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...

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Deadline to pick up approved licences extended to Aug 14
Monday, 03 August 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Persons whose business licences were approved before January 1 have a little time... Read more...
Jet ski driver released, did not have a licence
Monday, 03 August 2015
PHILIPSBURG--The jet ski driver who was detained on Friday after an incident with a passenger has... Read more...
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Suriname bank with half billion US dollars in assets acquired by Trinidad’s Republic Bank
Sunday, 02 August 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--Republic Bank Limited has welcomed a new territory into the fold of the... Read more...
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Caricom, Vatican establish diplomatic relations; Haiti-DR issue already raised
Friday, 31 July 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana--There is now, for the first time ever, a Vatican Ambassador to the Caribbean... Read more...
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Biden, aides talking about possible presidential run
Sunday, 02 August 2015
WASHINGTON--Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings... Read more...
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US, Egypt return to "stronger base" in ties
Sunday, 02 August 2015
CAIRO--The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite... Read more...
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Pittsburgh doctor linked to second lion hunt probe
Sunday, 02 August 2015
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Canada PM calls Oct 19 election, set to focus on sluggish economy
Sunday, 02 August 2015
OTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct.... Read more...
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Subaru suppliers have been told to treat workers fairly
Sunday, 02 August 2015
TOKYO--Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of automaker Subaru, has told its network of... Read more...
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Greece may seek up to 24 billion euros
Sunday, 02 August 2015
ATHENS--Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international... Read more...
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Response to letter of Mr. Clive Hodge
Sunday, 02 August 2015
Dear Editor, St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE) stands by its statement that it is... Read more...
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Had enough
Sunday, 02 August 2015
Dear Queenie, I have a friend who calls me whenever she needs to vent about something that’s... Read more...
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St. Maarten opens against St. Vincent
Sunday, 02 August 2015
PHILIPSBURG --St. Maarten will face St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the CONCACAF Boys Under 15... Read more...
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10th Caribbean Junior Cycling Championships
Sunday, 02 August 2015
Following the success of Velo Club de Grand Case’s (VCG) youth team in the Cadet Tour of... Read more...
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Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash
Sunday, 02 August 2015
ROME--Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a... Read more...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral draws crowd of onlookers
Sunday, 02 August 2015
ALPHARETTA, Georgia--Dozens of onlookers gathered on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral... Read more...
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Bird Watch SXM
Friday, 31 July 2015
By Mark Yokoyama   Bird Study Skins   Study skins are – as you may have guessed –... Read more...
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Ready Set Sail in the Caribbean Part 5
Friday, 31 July 2015
~ Visiting saints and a butterfly ~   By Laura Bijnsdorp   From Dominica, we sailed... Read more...
Editorial - Not worth it
Sunday, 02 August 2015
The biggest boat party of the Northeast Caribbean takes place today in Anguilla as part of that... Read more...
Editorial - Local solution
Friday, 31 July 2015
As foreseen, the continued problems with the budget are starting to have an effect on the public... Read more...
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Monday Aug. 03, 2015
Monday, 03 August 2015
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Saturday Aug. 01, 2015
Friday, 31 July 2015
Notices August 3
Sunday, 02 August 2015
Pool Closure Carib Swim Team, Cole Bay will be closed for renovation during the month of August... Read more...
Notices August 1
Friday, 31 July 2015
Pool Closure Carib Swim Team, Cole Bay will be closed for renovation during the month of August... Read more...