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Tag Archives: St Maarten

  1. Tangle by Rochelle Ward, a “haunting” new book published in St Martin, by Lasana M. Sekou

    Tangle by Rochelle Ward (Faizah Tabasamu), a “haunting,” “sensual” poetry book, is now in St. Martin bookstores and online for everywhere, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).  “Tangle is a living organism” with “Haunting poems that vibrate and explode in the eye and heart,” said Belizean author Sean Taegar. “Ward draws together things […]

    December 1, 2021BooksNo comments
  2. Caribbean book popular at Dubai Expo, “Plastered in Pretty” by N.C. Marks

    How to stand out at the world’s fair in 2021? Perhaps by topping your nation’s “achievements” with works of culture. At the Dubai Expo, which opened on October 1, 2021, “Visitors to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Pavilion got EXCITED when they saw the cover of N C Marks Plastered in Pretty!” posted events […]

    October 23, 2021BooksNo comments
  3. Season of Storms to St Martin’s Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

    St Martin Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs just received SOS: Season of Storms from the book’s author, Fabian Adekunle Badejo, said his publisher House of Nehesi (HNP). The new poetry collection, presented to Prime Minister Jacobs on International Literacy Day, opens with a live wire of experiences borne of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Prime Minister Jacobs […]

    September 16, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  4. UASD political science grads receive ‘Africa in My Skin’ gift copies

    África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau was presented to Dominican Republic university graduates by the book’s author Rafael Nino Féliz. The political science graduates from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), each received the trilingual poetry book at the main campus on August 9, said Jacqueline […]

    September 7, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. SOS: Season of Storms by Fabian Adekunle Badejo; USA distributor “recommends” new Caribbean book

    SOS: Season of Storms by Fabian Adekunle Badejo is the newest HNP title in St. Martin bookstores and in the hands of Caribbean readers. Now SPD is recommending the poetry book in the USA, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). SOS: Season of Storms is “A frank, passionate description of a life in […]

    August 31, 2021BooksNo comments
  6. Africa in My Skin wins USA graphic design award for St. Martin book publisher

    HNP has won the American Inhouse Graphic Design Award 2021 for África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau, according to Gordon Kaye, publisher at Graphic Design USA (GDUSA). House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) received the award in July on behalf of both companies from GDUSA in New York […]

    August 13, 2021BooksNo comments
  7. Third printing for “Golden Voices of S’maatin” by Ruby Bute

    The new printing of Golden Voices of S’maatin by Ruby Bute is available here at the Silk Cotton Grove Art Gallery, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers. The poetry book is in its third printing. “I am happy with the quality and content … the same as the previous two. I am […]

    July 22, 2021BooksNo comments
  8. ‘Africa in My Skin’ by Dominican Republic poet Rafael Nino Féliz, published as trilingual edition

    África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau by Rafael Nino Féliz has just been published by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The poems, in the original Spanish, with the English and French translations in one book, are strung together like invitations to the Dominican Republic and the other […]

    June 18, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  9. COMEDIANS ONICIA MULLER AND DEVIN WHITLOCK PREMIER HILARIOUS NEW PODCAST ABOUT SCAMS

    Former crime reporter turned comedian Onicia Muller and fellow Chicago comedian Devin Whilock have joined together to produce a comedy podcast exposing scams. ‘Scam, Swindles, and Schemes‘ is a weekly show about trending stories, everyday problems, and practices that may be more pervasive people realize. Lighthearted, opinionated, and very much not to be taken seriously, […]

    June 16, 2021OddityNo comments
  10. Ti Koko and Kush Kush go to school with children of the Virgin Islands

    Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull is now on the School Reading List for Grade 4 students, said Janice George Harris, Education Officer for Language Arts and Theatre in the Ministry of Education, Tortola, Virgin Islands. “The progress of this excellent storybook published in the Caribbean has landed it in the curriculum […]

    May 23, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  11. 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
  12. ‘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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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