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Ready Set Sail in New Ireland

1._Celebrating_my_birthday_on_a_private_piece_of_paradise_in_NuguriaNuguria, Lihir & Kavieng


By Laura Bijnsdorp


From Bourgainville, we travelled along another large island called New Ireland belonging to Papua New Guinea.



The morning that I woke up in Nuguria, it was my birthday! The atoll compromised over about 10 islands surrounded by reef was beautiful and very remote. It would definitely be a bit of a different...

The Long Lost Letter

By Will Johnson


Recently when reading the book “Fourteen Islands in the Sun” by Charles Graves, I...

High-tech made in Haiti

By Terry Nisbett

A Haitian company is producing a low price tablet in Haiti itself. The tablet is called Sûrtab and...

Ready Set Sail in Bourgainville

Pic_1._Anchoring_close_in_the_bay_of_Piru_IslandExploring Piru, Fauro & Ligain

By Laura Bijnsdorp

From the Solomon Islands, we sailed towards Bourgainville –...

Weekend thoughts

Hold out your hand, and look at it – imagine the miracle of that appendage. It is your number one way to interact...


By Bram Reinke, attorney-at-law

On January 9, the Parliament of St. Maarten adopted a legislative proposal to amend...


img304By Gerard van Veen


In the summer vacation of 1950, a Dutch priest working in France came with a group of...

Ready Set Sail in the Solomon Islands

~ Sunken ships, headhunting & betel nuts ~

By Laura Bijnsdorp

On February 17, we arrived in Ghizo, one of the...

‘The Passionate Foodie’

By Lucinda Frye


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

Prime Minister and SIMARC celebrate National Tree Day

TreeDay14_poster~ A bridge between generations ~


St. Maarten commemorates the National Day of Trees every year on March 22...

Ready- Set - Sail in Louisiades Archipelago, part 2

[Editor’s note: Last weekend, we read that the Ready - Set - Sail crew decided to donate school supplies and some...

Changes in inheritance law and donation

By Hendrich Seferina, attorney-at-law

On January 9, the Parliament of St. Maarten adopted a legislative proposal to...

Open house at Clay Montessori Academy

058Experience once again a day in school.

For those not familiar with the Montessori method, Dagma Doncher (school...

Ready - Set - Sail in Louisiade Archipelago - Part 1

Pic_2._Kids_coming_to_check_out_our_yachtDonating school-supplies, bartering for goods & amazing shells


By Laura Bijnsdorp


In the first...

Aviation on the Brain: Marseno Bremer

2By Lisa Davis-Burnett


We say it’s “The Friendly Island” and there is a reason for that: It’s the...

Learn more about our laws

Offered by HBN Law


The Tenancy Ordinance


To the many landlords, tenants and owners of real estate...

My friend the former slave girl

Once, when giving a lecture in the elementary school on Saba on slavery, a student asked me if I had ever met a...

Vivian Roberts: Keeping traditions alive

3By Lisa Davis-Burnett


Arrowroot can be found on grocery store shelves. It’s a white powder that can be...

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

she_who_shines_by_Sadee_Brathwaite_1~ My West Indian Woman ~


By Taymer Mason and Jackie Brathwaite


What would you say if you could...

International Women’s Day Feature

1Okama Epke-Brook: Giving, Living, Loving with Grace


By Lisa Davis-Burnett


Remarkable doesn’t...

Ready - Set - Sail to South East Asia!

ready_set_sailWe are setting sail again


By Laura Bijnsdorp


After three months of spending time in Australia and...

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Ombudsman named as Woman of Great Esteem
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Friday, 18 April 2014
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Friday, 18 April 2014
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by... Read more...
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Friday, 18 April 2014
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Friday, 18 April 2014
NEWCASTLE, England--The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor,... Read more...
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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Joint Court of Justice does not know how to count to two
Friday, 18 April 2014
Dear Editor, I realize that a newspaper usually is not the right place to discuss the content of... Read more...
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Friday, 18 April 2014
Dear Queenie, I have a boyfriend and he promised that he would marry me. We bought rings and set... Read more...
Little League prepares for season
Friday, 18 April 2014
Uniforms were being handed out at the St. Maarten Little League Complex on Pond Island Thursday and... Read more...
Brooks steals four bases at Florida Showcase
Friday, 18 April 2014
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Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
Friday, 18 April 2014
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Clinton pregnant with her first child
Friday, 18 April 2014
NEW YORK--Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of... Read more...
Ready Set Sail in New Ireland
Friday, 18 April 2014
Nuguria, Lihir & Kavieng   By Laura Bijnsdorp   From Bourgainville, we travelled... Read more...
The Long Lost Letter
Friday, 18 April 2014
By Will Johnson    Recently when reading the book “Fourteen Islands in the Sun” by... Read more...
Editorial - Lesser evil
Friday, 18 April 2014
That Curaçao Prime Minister Ivar Asjes (PS) in today's edition is rather critical of the "Reforma"... Read more...
Editorial - Fair share
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Efforts to provide coverage for persons living in St. Maarten who for whatever reason have no... Read more...
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Notices April 17
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Friday, April 18 GENERAL MEETING Organised by Dutch Saint Maarten United Bus Drivers Association... Read more...
Notices April 16
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Friday, April 18 GENERAL MEETING Organised by Dutch Saint Maarten United Bus Drivers Association... Read more...