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Thieves steal computer from newspaper’s office

St. Maarten –Thieves stole a Dell computer and roughly two euro from the Today Newspaper’s office sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. The break-in occurred sometime between 11:00 p.m. and just after 8:00 a.m. and has been reported t

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Middle Region Road closes at 9:00 a.m.

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, and Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI) announced Tuesday that the Middle Region Road will be closed for through traffic at 9:00 am today. The road will be closed off for the app

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St. Maarten Carnival Bacchanal begins with music sheet row

St. Maarten – Carnival 2011’s first bit of bacchanal boiled over Monday as Andrew Richardson aka Baker Jr. accused the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation of “playing mind games” and “trying to pull a hoax on calypsonians.” In a t

Editorial - Posted by on March 15, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Justice Tsunami

As the days go by St. Maarten continues to be buffeted by waves of cares. Yesterday we talked about the need for national focus on the country’s finances. Considering the reports today and in the past weeks there is also a very palpable need to als

Opinion - Posted by on March 15, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Grading the Minister of Finance

The Prime Minister in a news conference last week indicated that there was a process in place to evaluate the performance of the Ministers after a year and then a decision can be made on …. And she wasn’t clear what we could do. Now we all know t

Opinion - Posted by on March 15, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: The Pelican at the Yacht Club (Part I)

Seeing a pelican temporarily pausing its flight last week and landing at the parking lot by the Simpson Bay Yacht Club (S.B.Y.C) made me reflect on the symbolism of that moment. Obviously there are differences between the formerly known Pelican Resor

Opinion - Posted by on March 15, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: What we all need to know

Dear Editor, The frequency and magnitude of hazards that are currently affecting this planet makes it necessary for all of us to take stock of our lives and to modify our style of living to help mitigate against these natural hazards, be it a volc

Opinion - Posted by on March 15, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Doing things right

Trinidad and Tobago is a lot of things that St. Maarten is not. Two islands, one country versus one island two countries for instance. But what strikes first time visitors most is the friendliness the Trini’s bestow on their visitors. The immigrat

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Police investigating spate of armed robberies

St. Maarten – The Special Robbery Unit and Forensic Department of the police spent the weekend dealing with a spate of armed robberies and may have come close to solving one that occurred on Saturday night, during a high speed chase on Monday after

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Pantophlet queries Shigemoto further before physically receiving answers

St. Maarten – Finance Minister of Hiro Shigemoto replied on Monday to questions National Alliance Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet submitted in a February 28 letter. The letter reached the Minister’s cabinet on March 10 and he replied

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People with expired licenses get preference

St. Maarten - The Civil Registry Department has started to process driver’s licenses again. Preference will be given to those with an expired license. The driver’s license window is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for walk-ins and between 2:00

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Minister investigating expulsions

St. Maarten - Justice Minister Roland Duncan is investigating reports that people are being expelled even though they have an employment permit and are waiting for a residence permit. The Minister said the move by Immigration officers is not correct