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St Martin | Making Johnny Cakes with Alton Brown

Watch on YouTube A local chef prepares some local island specialties.


Renewables in the Caribbean

James Ellsmoor, Director of Solar Head of State and Founder of Island Innovation, has a unique way of communicating and promoting the use of renewable...

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The Dutch Caribbean municipalities in comparative perspective

View on Understanding the 2010 rejiggering of the political status of the Netherland Antilles. By Wouter P Veene...

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Saint Martin/Sint Maarten: An Island Divided

View on Saint Martin. Sint Maarten. A crossroad between North and South, split between France and the Netherlands, t...

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Treaty of Concordia

View on An English translation of the 1648 treaty that divided the island between Dutch and French, effectively creati...

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Lost History: Rediscovering the Taíno People

An introduction to the Taíno Indians, a subgroup of the South American Arawakan Indians who inhabited the Caribbean islands prior to Columbus' arrival.

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Birds of the West Indies

on Amazon The undisputed leading field guide. By Herbert A Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H Garrido, Allan Keith and Janis I Raffaele; illustrated by...

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The Taínos

on Amazon A noted archaeologist and anthropologist tells the story of the Taínos, the pre-columbian indigenous people of the Caribbean, from their a...

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Species of the Dutch Caribbean

on An excellent, searchable database from the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance of the more than 200 plants and animals found on the Lee...

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