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Tag Archives: St Maarten

  1. Lasana Sekou being studied at Catholic University of Chile

    St. Martin literature is being studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Hurricane Protocol by Lasana Sekou is the St. Martin poetry book that is being studied for the course on “Afro-Caribbean Literature and Music,” taught by Prof. Thomas […]

    March 26, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. ‘Caribbean Literature Day – July 12, 2021,’ by Lasana M. Sekou

    From one end of the archipelago to the next, and apart from single author book releases, there are two literary events that arguably open the way to the crush of Caribbean literature festivals in the first half of the year. The International Book Fair of Havana in February, though COVID-19-cancelled in 2021, sets the pace […]

    March 24, 2021BooksNo comments
  3. St Martin’s Thomassillienne “Masso” Arnell passed on at 89 in NYC

    Thomassillienne Hermance Arnell died peacefully in her sleep on March 4, 2021, at 2 am, in Albany, New York. She was 89. She is survived by her sister Laura “Wendy” Arnell and family, brothers Harold “Sonny” Arnell and family, Benicio “Ben” Arnell and family, and Franklin “Frankie” Arnell and family; cousins Wilfred “Freed” Duzant and […]

    March 9, 2021CultureNo comments
  4. Charles Matz, author, renaissance scholar, dies at 96 – by Lasana M. Sekou

    Poet, renaissance scholar, dramaturge, novelist Charles Matz died at his home in Southampton, New York on February 12, 2021. He was 96. He leaves his children, Margaret Matz (architect, New York), Charles “Carlino” Matz III (professor, NYIT; architect, New Jersey), and Clare Ann Matz (multimedia artist, film director, Italy). He also leaves Antonio Lai da […]

    February 19, 2021BooksNo comments
  5. Standard International Group Advises on $193M in Financing for St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport Terminal Reconstruction

    Standard International Group, a leading New York City-based boutique financial advisory firm with a focus on revitalizing critical infrastructure projects across the U.S. Municipal, Caribbean, and West Africa, announced the completion of $193M in financing for St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) Terminal Reconstruction. André Wright, Executive Vice President of Standard International Group, made […]

    December 12, 2020TravelNo comments
  6. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF REGIONAL UNSUNG FRONTLINE HEROES INITIATIVE

    A 32-year old Registered Nurse tending to COVID-19 patients at a hospital Intensive Care Unit in both Curaçao and St. Maarten, who later contracted the virus himself, is among regional winners in this year’s inaugural Unsung Frontline Heroes initiative. The programme, designed by CIBC FirstCaribbean through its ComTrust Foundation to unearth the work of persons […]

    October 28, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Health1 comment
  7. St Martin artist Deborah Jack exhibits in Africa

    The art of Deborah Jack, probably St. Martin’s most reviewed visual artist, has been on exhibit in Bamako, capital of Mali, since last November. “I exhibited with MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora at Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography,” said Jack. Jack’s photograph in the exhibit is called “Untitled,” from the series, […]

    February 16, 2020PaintingNo comments
  8. Adtalem Global Education Institutions Make Community Investments Across the Caribbean

    Two medical schools and the veterinary medicine school operated in the Caribbean by Adtalem Global Education are leading a dedicated community investment program to support the island nations in which they teach. These community programs include a variety of activities and volunteer support, as well as financial contributions and the donation of computer equipment and […]

    May 27, 2019EducationNo comments
  9. Tamara Groeneveldt “literary ambassador” for St Maarten writers at St Martin Book Fair 2019

    Tamara Groeneveldt leads the list of St. Martin writers and workshop leaders at the 17th annual St. Martin Book Fair, June 6 – 8, 2019, said Shujah Reiph, the festival coordinator. “Each year the book fair looks for a published writer from St. Martin to represent the writers, aspiring writers, and authors of our whole […]

    May 26, 2019BooksNo comments
  10. Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks launched in St. Vincent, recommended in the USA

    The newest Vincentian novel, Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, was launched here at the Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Plastered in Pretty is “Naked truth. It is very contemporary,” said journalist Dexter Rose, a guest speaker at the book launch of about 100 guests. There was also an “outburst […]

    December 6, 2018Books, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Barbadian Blockchain outfit Bitt and Curacao based IBIS sign MOU

    IBIS Management Associates Inc., a Curaçao based digital banking solutions and advisory service provider (IBIS), has entered into an agreement with the Barbados based FinTech company, Bitt Inc. “Our objective is to ensure that banks have access to blockchain protocol based mMoney wallets of Bitt Inc. and can execute transfers to and from the network […]

    October 15, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments
  12. First Spanish-language book to receive Honorable Mention prize from Caribbean Studies Association

    The book Una suave, tierna línea de montañas azules: Nicolás Guillén y Haití, by Emilio Jorge Rodríguez, received the Honorable Mention prize from the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) according to the Gordon K. and Sybil Farrell Lewis Book Prize committee for 2018. The book, which explores “the communicating ties between Haitians and Cubans,” according to […]

    July 9, 2018BooksNo comments
  13. From St. Martin to Cancún: Tourism poetry of Lasana Sekou under critical microscope in Mexico

    Literary critic David Anuar has placed Lasana Sekou’s poetry about tourism under a microscope in the new edition of the Mexican cultural journal, Tropo a la uña, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Lasana Sekou: turismo e inautenticidad del ser,” roughly translated as “Lasana Sekou: tourism and inauthenticity of being,” is the […]

    April 2, 2018BooksNo comments
  14. Howard University students volunteer in St. Martin for “spring-break”

    Students from Howard University (HU) in Washington, DC, spent their “spring-break” in St. Martin volunteering at institutions and foundations bouncing back from last year’s hurricanes Irma and Maria. During their volunteer work the students from the historical university also met with the island’s people; visited the Mental Health Foundation; attended church service; and last week […]

    March 25, 2018EducationNo comments
  15. Ombudsman rules complaint of the Marketplace vendors against the removal of kiosks founded

    In the case filed by a group of thirty Marketplace Vendors, the Ombudsman considered the Complaint founded, and ruled that the standards of Reason, Active and adequate information provision, and Reasonableness and proportionality have been violated. On 12 October 2017 thirty (30) Marketplace vendors, represented by Mrs. Ingrid Grell-Davis (Complainants), informed the Ombudsman that they […]

    January 24, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. Arrindell’s “Language, Culture and Identity in St. Martin” wins USA book design award

    Language, Culture and Identity in St. Martin by Rhoda Arrindell, a leading St. Martin linguist, has won the Graphic Design USA Award according to Gordon Kaye, editor of the GDUSA magazine. Carole Maugé-Lewis designed the winning book cover for the House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) title, said Jacqueline Sample, president of the St. Martin indie […]

    January 8, 2018BooksNo comments
  17. Kamau Brathwaite in Liviticus – like the Psalmist in Babylon; like the weeping prophet, a book review by John Robert Lee

    Liviticus, published in 2017 by House of Nehesi Publishers, is a new collection that is at once a moving confessional poem, in which Kamau Brathwaite writes honestly, frankly, disturbingly on what he calls his “cultural lynching.” He holds nothing back as he cries, like the prophet Jeremiah, about his suffering: “The caul of fat around […]

    December 4, 2017Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  18. HURRICANE TOURISM RECOVERY FUND LAUNCHED TO HELP DEVASTATED PARTS OF THE CARIBBEAN

    The travel and tourism industry has launched the Caribbean Hurricane Tourism Recovery Fund, uniting the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Industry with the noted Tourism Cares organization, which has helped to lead private sector efforts globally following crisis. The fund will allow tourism industry stakeholders and friends of the region throughout the Caribbean and the world […]

    September 13, 2017TravelNo comments
  19. United Nations Deploying Aid and Personnel to Irma-affected Caribbean territories

    The United Nations System is deploying staff and assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Caribbean citizens in the path of record-breaking Hurricane Irma. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have unique economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities that are exacerbated in severe natural crises. “Hurricane Irma is an unprecedented threat to the Caribbean. The United […]

    September 8, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  20. The Unseen Letter, 1st book by Bahamian writer Glen Nairn published with HNP

    The Unseen Letter – A Play in Five Acts by Bahamian writer Glen C. Nairn was recently published in St Martin by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Lasana M. Sekou, projects director of the indie press. With issues of love and desire at play, “Nairn presents change as a ritual of nature, sometimes in […]

    June 19, 2017BooksNo comments
  21. Sir Roland Richardson receives the President’s Award from St. Martin Book Fair

    St. Martin’s leading painter Sir Roland Richardson is the new recipient of the Presidents Award from the St. Martin Book Fair. Richardson accepted the award at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 15th anniversary, and said he was even more touched to be honored by a St. Martin organization. Richardson was awarded the ebony statute […]

    June 18, 2017BooksNo comments
  22. Independence for St. Martin Foundation submits petition for new referendum on constitutional future of St. Martin to Parliament

    The petition for a new referendum on the constitutional future of St. Martin (South) was presented here to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on January 31, 2017, said Joseph H. Lake, Jr., president of the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF). Members of the Foundation made the presentation at Parliament House, at approximately 10:30 am […]

    February 6, 2017Breaking News, Controversy, Featured1 comment
  23. “Memory, Identity, and Immortality in the Caribbean” By Michela A. Calderaro

    Caribbean literature has been gaining stature and critical attention beyond its territorial boundaries, not only in countries whose people speak the Caribbean languages but also in such countries as my Italy. In Italy the study of Caribbean literature, culture and history is part of university curricula, and more and more high school teachers are introducing […]

    August 21, 2016BooksNo comments
  24. “St. Martin culture is the unifying factor in establishing the island’s identity” – Michael Esposito reviews Rhoda Arrindell’s book

    Rhoda Arrindell’s book Language, Culture, and Identity in St. Martin is an important step toward filling a void in defining the vernacular and its value as a manifestation of the culture of the island of St. Martin. This distinction is important because English-based vernaculars are not uniform across the Caribbean, with its great variety of […]

    August 7, 2016BooksNo comments
  25. Transnational Education Professor to Continue Research at Victory Christian Academy on St. Maarten

    Dr. Allison Skerrett begins another round of research with the students and teachers at Victory Christian Academy this week. Skerrett, an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin is looking at how students with multiple nationalities navigate literacy and education. She recently published a book called […]

    February 21, 2016EducationNo comments