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Exclusive Interview with a Covidist: Dr. L. Richardson, M.D.

BALTIMORE / PHILIPSBURG - Countries need knowledgeable leadership and they must make evidence-based medical decisions. That is the message from Lt. Colonel Dr. Leonard (Lenny) Richardson, a COVID-19 researcher from Anguilla who currently works at ...

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Publisher's Note

It was an amazing honor and privilege to interview Dr. Leonard Richardson, MD. He hails from Anguilla. He has a distinguished career in the air force and in medicine. He is presently working at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD, specializing in internal medicine as a "Covidist" doing research and treating patients with COVID-19. It was an amazing interview.

His bio reads as follows: Lt. Colonel (Dr.) Leonard A. Richardson holds an MD degree from Howard University College of Medicine. Following his graduation, Dr. Richardson completed a joint residency training program at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, and at Howard University Hospital in internal medicine. He then joined the United States Air Force where he served with distinction. As a civilian, he worked as a hospitalist/critical unit physician and started a medical practice, Kingdom Medicine, PA, which has grown to six locations.

He has published a book called "Determined to Practice". It was published in 2016 and it also addresses the topic of dealing with pandemics. This book is sold via Amazon:

I left the interview feeling hopeful. To overcome this virus, we not only need specialized knowledge and education about dealing with this virus, which is here to stay now, but also inspirational leadership that is knowledgeable and providing information that is evidence-based from a medical standpoint. This good gentleman is the real deal and knows what he is talking about. He had some good advice to share and I will certainly be doing a follow-up interview with him regarding the resurgence of the virus infections.


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All residents must be off the roads by 12pm

Hurricane Update 1- St. Maarten All residents must be off the roads by 12pm today. Businesses, already opened, are advised to be closed at 11am for safety of employees. Businesses, not yet open, are not obligated to do so. Military assistance...

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SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN #4 ** DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 TIME: 5:30 AM ... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN ... At 5 AM (0900 UTC), the potential tropical cyclone was centered near latitude 15.3 North,...

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Will the Caribbean Reform Entity become a reality?

PHILIPSBURG - The number of corona-virus infections has pushed attention for the Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) to the background - but it is still there. Since Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs left the most recent meeting of the Kingdom Council of...

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Are facemasks essential after all?

PHILIPSBURG - Facemasks are essential, for example in bars. That is the opinion of Detlef Lohse, a Professor of The Physics of Fluids. Lohse is leading a study into how long droplets hang in the air and what their possible role is in infection....

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The potential of the yachting industry in the Caribbean

Whilst Caribbean economies claim to be looking out for opportunities to diversify their economies, in practice, they have been slow to grab the opportunity that is presented by yachting. By Robbie Ferron The yachting industry is a more complex...

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Council of Ministers Meet With French Counterparts ...

PHILIPSBURG - In a series of meetings held on Friday, July 24th, by technical staff and today, Monday, July 27th, with the Council of Ministers and its French counterparts, current developments on COVID-19 were discussed, as well as the way...

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EOC meets to discuss developing weather system

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - On Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs convened a meeting of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Government Administration Building (GAB) with the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs)...

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Night life industry develop new COVID protocol

Press release from the soon-to-be-established Bar, Restaurant, Casino and Night Life Association for immediate publication ~ SIMPSON BAY - About 30 representatives of the bar, restaurant, casino and night life industry met on Monday to discuss...

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Tzu Chi donates 175 food containers for elderly lunch

CUL-DE-SAC - Elderly clients of the Home Away from Home Foundation are now receiving their lunches in their own individually marked reusable containers thanks to the donation of 175 food containers to the seniors' group by the St. Maarten Tzu Chi ...

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Shipwrecks on Sint Maarten are a hazard ...

PHILIPSBURG - Along the shores of Sint Maarten, partially sticking out of the ocean or completely submerged, 83 shipwrecks await salvage by their owners since hurricane Irma ravaged the island. They are a hazard to people and the environment. The ...

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Simpson Bay, July 28, 2020 - With the threat of the potential tropical storm conditions, which can be expected tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, WINAIR hereby informs the general public that our Sales Office on the Airport Road will be closed...

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Aanwijzing Staten Curacao dreigt

Oppositie voor keuze: zelf impasse doorbreken of gedwongen worden Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - De oppositie staat nu voor een keuze: of de impasse in de Staten zelf doorbreken door quorum te vormen om de geloofsbrieven van...

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Fracties bij Gouverneur

Statenvoorzitter: Staten kan door impasse onmogelijk functioneren Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - Gouverneur Lucille George-Wout heeft de fractieleiders van zowel de oppositie als de coalitie uitgenodigd om vanochtend de in de Staten...

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'Verslechtering betalingsbalans verwacht in 2020'

Tijdelijke kapitaalrestrictie om koppeling NAf en US$ te garanderen Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Terwijl dit in 2019 juist was verbeterd (zie elders in deze editie), zal dit jaar het tekort op de lopende rekening van de...

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Minder Curaçaose jongeren voor studie naar Nederland

WILLEMSTAD - Minder Curaçaose jongeren dan vorig jaar zijn naar Nederland vertrokken om daar een studie te gaan volgen. Zo'n 181 aankomende studenten zijn, na enige vertraging, met de KLM naar Schiphol gevlogen. Vanwege de coronacrisis was de...

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This movement started in June 4th, 2013, by a vibrant young lady by the name of Zahira Hilliman Marmar who had a vision and passion for growing what you eat and eat what you grow. Today the group consist of more than 3k members that share their progress in the garden, shares information concerning gardening, ideas, creativity all garden related. Today we see the group expansing to many categories such as, animal husbandry, honey farmer, garden help, plants for swap, just to name a few.

We enjoyed swapping/ bartering/exchange of plants, seedlings, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Even at times we sit and chat in small groups sharing ideas and solutions. At times end products are also given in this process of exchange/barter, etc., for free.

However on August the 1st, 2020...
We have organized an event where we are encouraging entrepreneurship for both the existing businesses and entering businesses to make extra cash.
In difficult times like these when the economy is in recession, young entrepreneurs are birthed. It has been proven to be the jump start of the economy over and over again. We are not reinventing the wheel. We are just waking up the existing ambitious and creative mind laid down as building block from our ancestors.

We are encouraging the public to come and support the individuals by purchasing a fruit, a plant, some seeds or by products. And if you want to trade, we have the traders right there too. This encouragement will help the Home Grower cover there cost for planting and personal needs.

On the 1st of August, 2020, support the local people who will be selling their products. And if you have excess of plants, come also to trade with the Home Growers of SXM.

And if you want to sign up to trade, sale or just buy our T-Shirt in supporting the home growers, just click on the following links that may suit your interest.

Click below and thanks for supporting the Home Growers Of SXM. (Don’t forget your walk with your mask.)


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CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding...

With the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season in full swing, the country is expecting rainy weather conditions between Tuesday night and Wednesday, and therefore, you are being requested to remove mosquito breeding habitats in and around your yard, the ...

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CPS reminds community of COVID-19 Hygiene Measures

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS), is reminding residents and visitors to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 Prevention Measures that have been promoted to...

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Coastal residents & businesses: Have plans in place for...

PHILIPSBURG - With the peak of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season approximately three weeks away, coastal residents living near beaches as well as businesses that are located along coastal areas, are advised to have plans in place for possible...

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School Bus Transportation Schedule up to August 4th

The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (TEATT) informs all parents of students with secondary exams that school bus transportation has been arranged for the transportation of students for the ...

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Certificate of Conduct (CoC) Application

The service of the Certificate of Conduct (CoC) also known as Police Record has been suspended since the COVID Lockdown. We apologize for the inconvenience this has resulted for the public that this service has not yet resumed. As we return to...

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Should bars and nightclubs be shut down at night?
No, but strict COVID-19 Hygiene Measures should be adhered to.
Should a fine be imposed for not wearing facemasks in public?
No, but strict controls to adherence are necessary.
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Ministers to decide on face masks today

Ministers will on Wednesday discuss new recommendations by its coronavirus advisory team OMT about whether or not to boost the use of face masks in the Netherlands, but sources have told broadcaster NOS there will not be nationwide regulations.

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Real Dutch Covid-19 death toll likely to be above 10,000

The number of people dying of Covid-19 in the Netherlands may be up to 100% higher than the official figures, national statistics agency CBS said on Wednesday. The CBS has introduced a new method to calculate the number of excess deaths - that is ...

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Coronavirus cases rise for third week in a row ...

The number of new coronavirus cases in the Netherlands has increased for the third week in a row, with 1,329 infections reported in the last seven days. The latest weekly update by the public health agency RIVM shows there were 342 more new cases ...

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Code orange for Antwerp: Belgian province added to no-go ...

The Dutch foreign ministry has added the Belgian city and province of Antwerp to its list of European destinations where there is a higher risk of becoming infected with coronavirus. Code orange means that all but essential travel to the area...

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