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Opinion - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Reader’s Letter 3: Advice to Social Activist Eldridge Van Putten

Dear Mr. Editor, Can you please permit me to give some advice to the social activist Mr. Eldridge Van Putten? With all respect I understand your purposes for a signature drive. But let’s be realistic, a signature drive does not make a governmen

Opinion - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Reader’s Letter 2: The lunatics already have guns!

Dear Editor, The recent statement made by the prosecutor’s office about the Duncan’s gun law is misleading, misguiding, and does not hold water. Here is why. An illegal black market fire arm is one of the easiest to get on St. Maarten. Just as

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Reader’s Letter: Significant developments taking place in quality of life areas

Dear Editor, During the past two weeks there have been some significant developments with the launch of a number of initiatives that will deal with the quality of life issues of our people in the coming months and years. It won’t happen overni

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Wasting energy

The crisis in North Africa is going to have an effect on our daily lives in the Caribbean. Libya’s oil output has dropped by 75 percent and the effect will be higher prices on the global oil market. That will, sooner or later, be felt at the gas pu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Man left for dead on Mullet Bay Beach

St. Maarten – The death of 37 year old L.G. in a Martinique hospital Saturday is being investigated by the police forensic and detective departments. The Caucasian Frenchman’s body was first discovered just after sunrise on Saturday at the Mullet

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Oldest school begins anniversary celebration today

St. Maarten - The Oranje School, which is St. Maarten's oldest school, will begin a year of celebrations today to mark its 160th year of existence. The property the school sits on was purchased on Friday April 25, 1851 by then Lt. Governor Johannes

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SBROC accepts arrangement

Wifol considers final draft MOU today St. Maarten – Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC) have accepted the final draft of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will lead to the reopening of the former Pelican Resort and for the employees

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Coalition to meet on budget, governing program

St. Maarten – Budget 2011 and the Governing Program 2010 – 2014 are agenda points for a coalition meeting of the United People’s (UP) Party and the Democratic Party (D.P) that will be held on Tuesday. D.P faction leader in Parliament Roy Marlin

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PAR to request Governor’s intervention

WILLEMSTAD/CURACAO — PAR-leader and former Prime Minister Emily de Jongh-Elhage will write Governor Frits Goedgedrag this week and request he intervene in Curaçao’s government using the guarantee function in the Charter. De Jongh-Elhage’s requ

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Dodson examines black experience at Conscious Lyrics lecture

St. Maarten - The study of the slave trade has reveled remarkable facts of the history of the global black experience of the people living in the Americas and particularly the Western hemisphere. This is one of the assertions Howard Dodson, a histori