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Opinion - Posted by on April 6, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Eavesdropping

Two journalists of the British tabloid News of the World were taken into custody yesterday because of their role in an eavesdropping scandal. Ian Edmondson and Neville Thurlbeck are suspected of hacking the voicemails of former Prime Minister Gord

Opinion - Posted by on April 6, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Muzzling the press

In the Netherlands the discussion about limits to press freedom got a new lease on life after stories appeared about a 12-year-old girl who gave birth two weeks ago.  The Dagblad van het Noorden had a picture and the full name of the girl, but it de

Opinion - Posted by on April 6, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Promising secrecy

Is there a link between Bas Roorda’s dismissal and the fact that he filed a complaint at the prosecutor’s office? That is the key question to which only the Council of Ministers has the answer. Roorda says that he does not know, because his di

Editorial - Posted by on April 6, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Silence

First, there was the surprise announcement by the Schotte-government that Rudolf Baetsen, the Chief Financial Officer of the Atlantis World Group would become the chairman of the supervisory board of the Central Bank. Then we learned that St. Maar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 6, 2011

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SCDF & PSS launch design contest for commemorative stamp

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has teamed up with Postal Services St. Maarten (PSS) to launch a postal stamp design contest as Carnival 2011 gets in full swing. The commemorative stamp will go on sale at PSS duri

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EPIC’s Love the Lagoon fundraiser a success

St. Maarten - The Love the Lagoon fundraiser held at Sand Bar, Isle de Sol Yacht Club this past Saturday as part of Environmental Protection in the Caribbean’s efforts to raise money for a sewage pump out boat for the Simpson Bay Lagoon was conside

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 6, 2011

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Senior pageant contestants gearing up for speech/culture competition

~ Focus on Country St. Maarten ~ St. Maarten - The nine contestants of the Miss St. Maarten Senior Carnival Queen Pageant are currently preparing for their Speech and Culture Wear competition which will be held on Sunday, April 17 at the Carl &

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Youth Link Foundation also supports renaming Community Center

St. Maarten - The Youth Link Foundation (YLF) has embraced the idea of renaming the Dutch Quarter Community Center in honor of Edgar Lynch. The proposal, launched at a memorial on Sunday has also received support from National Alliance leader William

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Simpson Bay Lagoon rescue is one of six Coast Guard saves in the weekend

St. Maarten – Saturday’s retreval of Andy Santos Valero’s body from the Simpson Bay Lagoon is one of six times the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard went into action this past weekend. The 43-year-old engineer who worked on the yacht Summer Wind, dro

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Meyers calls on population to stand up and be counted

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, is encouraging the population to stand up and be counted by taking part in the 2011 population and housing census which starts on April 9. The ce

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Murder investigations remain uphill battle, prosecutor says

Public asked once more to provide information St. Maarten – The investigation into the four murders that rocked the island between February 25 and March 5 is an uphill battle, Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos Said yesterday. “We are busy with a n

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Van Putten sends condolence notes to Lynch-Arduin, Meyers

St. Maarten – Commissioner of Public Health and Leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde Van Putten has expressed sympathy to the family of the late Edgar Lynch, who will be laid to rest today and the family of the late Eulalie Meyers-Hazel, who

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 6, 2011

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GB3 youth project gets off the Block with a big AND-1 bang

St. Maarten– The “Get off the block, Get on the bus, Get busy” (or GB3) youth project got off to a high-energy start Saturday evening at the Great Bay Sports Auditorium with an exciting and exhilarating exhibition basketball game with the world