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Hurricane MARIA – September 2017

Luckily, Nevis was not at all affected from hurricane IRMA 2 weeks ago. Neighboring island like Barbuda, Antigua, St. Martin and St. Barth were heavily damaged though. Hurricane MARIA came in on a slightly different path, hit Dominica in a … Continue reading

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Year-in-Review 2016: – Happy New Year 2017 – Letter to family & friends

La Tour de Peilz, 18th December 2016 Dear friends, This is the very first time in 22 years since my retirement in 1994 that I am writing this note from Switzerland and not from the Caribbean, the reason being the … Continue reading

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2017 Year of the Rooster

The Chinese do not place too much importance on the Rooster as they do on a number of the other zodiac animals. It is nevertheless said that the Rooster can get into a human being in order to impose good … Continue reading

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2016 Year of the Monkey

The monkey was first worshiped in return for some supposed services rendered to the individual who went to India, by special command of an Emperor of the Tang dynasty, to obtain the Sacred Books of the Buddhist religion. This Emperor … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016 – Year-in-Review 2015: Letter to family & friends

Nevis W.I., December 19th, 2015 Dear Friends, As usual, we started the New Year of 2015 in our house in Nevis and also as usual, we old folk stayed there till mid-March when we took a speed boat over to … Continue reading

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2015 Year of the Goat

The Chinese calendar – which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015 – Year-in-Review 2014: Letter to family & friends

Nevis W.I., December 12th, 2014 Dear Friends, We again started the New Year of 2014 in our house in Nevis and as usual, we old folk stayed in there till mid-March when we took a speed boat over to Reggae … Continue reading

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2014 Year of the Horse

The Chinese calendar -which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ has … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2014 – Year-in-Review 2013: Letter to family & friends

Nevis W.I., December 21th, 2013 Dear Friends, We started the New Year in our house with the whole family, son Nicolas and his wife Alexandra and the 3 grandkids Leonie, Keana & Matteo. We enjoyed their company for over 2 … Continue reading

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2013 Year of the Snake

The Chinese calendar -which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ has … Continue reading

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