Sint Maarten heritage inscribed in UNESCO Register

unesco certificate

PHILIPSBURG — May 29, 2018 marks the anniversary of a historic event that took place 170 years ago. On Monday, May 29th,1848, the day after slavery was abolished in the French territories, 26 slaves residing on the Diamond Estate Plantation took the brave decision and made a dash for freedom across the border to the French Side.  This important More...

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Old House 3
By The Publisher On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Volunteers help turning the Old House into natural history museum

QUARTIER D’ORLEANS – Just outside of French Quarter, the Old House is coming back to life again. Volunteers from both sides of the  island spend their Saturdays cleaning up the place and getting it ready for More...

Minister Jacobs with Mr. Blijden and Ms. Henry – SG UNESCO
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

St. Maarten accepted in UNESCO Memory of the World Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean

PHILPSBURG — St. Maarten henceforth has its first successful entrée of its documentary heritage in the Memory of the World Register for Latin America and Caribbean. The Memory of the World Programme More...

Tom Westermeijer death announcement
By The Publisher On Monday, November 27th, 2017

Dutch developer Tom Westermeijer passed away

EDE, The Netherlands — On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Dutch real estate developer Tom Westermeijer (79) passed away after a short illness. He leaves to mourn his wife, Jannie, and three sons, Johan and More...