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Editorial - Posted by on May 8, 2011

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Erratum: fatal accident

On the front page of the Today newspaper of Saturday, May 7, a picture appeared of a man sitting in the truck that caused the fatal accident on Sucker Garden Road. The caption identified this man as the truck driver, but this is incorrect. The gent

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Reader’s Letter: An apology is necessary

I looked at the ceremonies of the opening of the Parliament Building on Television. I enjoyed the ceremonies up until the moment that the Member of Parliament Roy Marlin spoke. During his speech he scorned the Members of Parliament of the National Al

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Reader’s Letter: Out of stamps

Dear editor,   I hereby would like to inform you as follows: The “Promised Land Sint Maarten” has run out of stamps for over more than three weeks now. Tourists from all over the world who want to send a postcard to their friends can not sen

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Today’s Opinion: Countdown to cheaper gas

Good news never travels alone. Weird, but true. Now we are reading that the oil prices on the world market are on the way down, and that sounds like good news for people who are suffering at the hands of gas stations. Oil prices down, gas prices down

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Today’s Opinion: Professorial

Not all is peace and happiness in the world of universities. That became clear yesterday morning in a court hearing wherein a professor who’d been working for twelve years for the American University of the Caribbean in Cupecoy, contested her dismi

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American University uses Cayman construction to ease tax burden

Dismissed professor want her job back at AUC St. Maarten / Hilbert Haar – The American University of the Caribbean pays its faculties almost half of their salaries through a company in the Cayman Islands. The university says that the construc

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Schoolgirl dies after truck brakes fail

St. Maarten – A runaway truck coming down the hill on Sucker Garden Road yesterday in the early afternoon fatally hit 12-year-old Sylvia Lynch. The girl died on the spot. A witness said that the truck driver was coming down the hill blowing his

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Cole Bay gets new community center

St. Maarten - The restoration of several wells in the Cole bay district are expected to be done in addition to the upgrading of the Welfare road MP Jules James said Thursday at the town hall meeting at Carl’s Unique Inn. James said that he was “

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SHTA discusses energy prices with GEBE

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA and utilities company GEBE met to discuss the increasing price of electricity and water.  The current economic environment in combination with increasing cost of living has many b

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Students learn about CPR at Belvedere Community Center

St. Maarten —Several students from the after school program and the children in foster homes turned out for hands on training in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at the Belvedere Community Center yesterday afternoon.  The training conducted by

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Franklin Hanze bids his job goodbye

St. Maarten – With a reception in the conference room of the parliament building, acting Secretary General Franklin Hanze bade goodbye to the job he fulfilled since the transition to country status on October 10 of last year. On Monday his successo

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Groundbreaking Welfare Road upgrade on Monday

St. Maarten - The ground breaking ceremonies for the upgrading of the Welfare Road from the Kruithoff roundabout to the intersection in front of the Daily Extra will be done tomorrow. This was announced at a town hall meeting at the Carl’s Unique

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Imbali scores big at dance competition

St. Maarten - Students of Imbali Center for Creative Movement outscored competitors from across the region to take top honours at ‘Le Concours Federaton Regional De Dance Guadeloupe 2011’, in April.  The students, who were trained by Imbali fo