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Intentional communities

intentional_1~ Living sustainably together ~

By Lisa Davis-Burnett

Sustainability. It's a word tossed around a lot these days. But what is sustainability? When you use up the forest to make wood and paper, but don't plant new trees; that is not a sustainable long term plan. When you and I buy hundreds or even thousands of products that we perhaps don't really need, each one wrapped up in a big...

All aboard the Arkansas and Missouri railroad

train_1~ A scenic trip back in time ~


VAN BUREN, ARKANSAS--“All aboard,” calls the white-bearded conductor...

Backpacking in Chiang Mai – Thailand

Pic_7._In_front_of_the_White_TempleBy Laura Bijnsdorp


It had been a year since a few friends and I had left St. Maarten with Corina IV, a...

Bird Watch SXM

night-heronBy Mark Yokoyama

Enjoy birding: time and season

Birds are nature's alarm clocks and calendars. The rooster crows at...

On Emancipation: Are we free yet?

By Doran Joseph

St. Maarten celebrated Emancipation Day on July 1 and many turned out to commemorate the struggles...

Ready Set Sail in Kalimantan – Part 2

Pic_1._The_Corina_IV_crew_cruising_down_the_Kumai_river~ 'Watch out! The orangutan is about to grab your bag!' ~

By Laura Bijnsdorp

Our Indonesian visas were almost...

Ready Set Sail in Kalimantan Part 1

Pic_1._Town_of_Kumai_with_the_grey_birdnest_factories‘Monkeys everywhere!’


By Laura Bijnsdorp


Our Indonesian visa was almost expired and we had one...

Classic Cars: The Art Form of the XX Century

AC_coupeBy Adrian and Montague Kobbe

AC is best known by most for its emblematic Cobra, the sort of sports car every child...

Ready Set Sail in Bali – Indonesia

Pic_7._Exploring_the_rice_paddies"Is he really walking on fire?"

By Laura Bijnsdorp

I was once again in Bali, I had been there during Christmas to...

Bird Watch SXM

tern-sickBy Mark Yokoyama

Enjoy birding: one bird

On St. Maarten, a great day of birding doesn't necessarily involve seeing...

Ready Set Sail in Flores – Indonesia

Pic_5._A_Komodo_Dragon_trying_to_get_into_our_dinghy“I think they want to eat us!”

By Laura Bijnsdorp


Manta’s and a beach cleanup

We anchored off the...

Bird Watch SXM

yellow-warblerBy Mark Yokoyama

Enjoy birding: books and binoculars

The tools used for birding are much less interesting than...

Ready Set Sail in the Raja Ampats, Part 3

Pic_6._A_collection_of_human_skulls_at_a_burial_groundAre those human skulls?


By Laura Bijnsdorp

 The view was breath-taking and even though we could have...

Bird Watch SXM

egretsBy Mark Yokoyama


Enjoy birding: hone your observation skills


Birding, also known as bird-watching...

Ready - Set - Sail in the Raja Ampats, Part 2

laura_21Seeking the Bird of Paradise


By Laura Bijnsdorp


“Noooooo!” I groan when Max opens my cabin door...

‘The Passionate Foodie’

By Lucinda Frye

Our quest is for diverse, indigenous cuisine brought by the many ethnic people from all over the...

Confessions of a 30-something-year-old West Indian woman

taymerBy Taymer Mason


Workplace Romance


Let us face it. You spend more than half of the day at work and...

Aukje de Jong’s pilgrimage in Spain

~ Funds raised for White Yellow Cross Foundation ~

Aukje de Jong left last year on a journey to walk from Lourdes...

Ready Set Sail in the Raja Ampats Part 1

Pic_3._Wobbegong_shark_or_underwater_mop_1Is that a shark or a mop?

By Laura Bijnsdorp

Early in the morning, we arrived in Sorong. The city lies on the tip...

“This is a Hurricane”

On what was one of his last trips to the West Indies Columbus is said to have written in his diary that he had...

Award winning and local authors for this year’s Anguilla Lit Fest

anguilla_Lit_festBy Brenda Carty

The third annual Lit Fest promises to be better than ever with several award winning authors and top...

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About 80 students will leave for Holland Sun.
Friday, 01 August 2014
AIRPORT--SXM Airport will be transformed into a hub of activity on Sunday when about eighty... Read more...
OSPP 2nd meeting cancelled due to centre’s unpaid electricity bill
Friday, 01 August 2014
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Friday, 01 August 2014
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Foreign experts recover human remains at Ukraine crash site
Friday, 01 August 2014
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Gas blast in Taiwan kills 25, injures 267, topples buildings
Friday, 01 August 2014
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Japan PM tells Brazil time to do more business
Friday, 01 August 2014
BRASILIA--Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit... Read more...
US judge rules Argentina debt talks must continue
Friday, 01 August 2014
NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES--Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after... Read more...
What’s your ambition?
Friday, 01 August 2014
Dear Editor, I was leaving a place of business, and jokingly told the owner to vote right. "Mr.... Read more...
Semi-sane sister
Friday, 01 August 2014
Dear Queenie, I have two sisters who dislike doing chores around the house. I don't like seeing my... Read more...
Oualichi provides 25 girls free soccer camp
Friday, 01 August 2014
CAY HILL--Twenty-five girls, varying in experience, enjoyed three days of free soccer camp... Read more...
Bolt hits the track to delight Glasgow crowd
Friday, 01 August 2014
GLASGOW- - Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt steered Jamaica to a comfortable victory in their... Read more...
Alzheimer's documentary Alive Inside pushes for music therapy
Friday, 01 August 2014
LOS ANGELES--Michael Rossato-Bennett initially thought it was the worst job he had ever taken. The... Read more...
New York's Met Opera, unions extend talks, lockout delayed
Friday, 01 August 2014
NEW YORK--New York's Metropolitan Opera agreed to extend negotiations with its labour unions for 72... Read more...
Intentional communities
Friday, 01 August 2014
~ Living sustainably together ~ By Lisa Davis-Burnett Sustainability. It's a word tossed around a... Read more...
All aboard the Arkansas and Missouri railroad
Friday, 01 August 2014
~ A scenic trip back in time ~   VAN BUREN, ARKANSAS--“All aboard,” calls the... Read more...
Editorial - Political leave
Friday, 01 August 2014
Some have expressed surprise after reading in Thursday's paper that civil servants who are... Read more...
Editorial - Unabated
Friday, 01 August 2014
Contrary to what some want to claim, the front page headlines also bring good tidings all the time.... Read more...
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Notices August 1
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Friday, August 1 FUN DAY Back to school flight simulator club fun day. For children and adults A... Read more...
Notices July 31
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Friday, August 1 FUN DAY Back to school flight simulator club fun day. For children and adults A... Read more...