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Letter: Our nazi-like gun control laws

Dear Editor, Our gun control laws were copied directly from Hitler’s Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 (Translated to English). Read it, and you will see they are the same gun control laws we have on our books today. “Classified guns for “sporting

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Letter: Personal responsibility and free will

Dear Editor, Free will is the ability to do what you want, and pursue your interests. In other words, free will is the ability to pursue the object of your passions, motivations, wants, interests, and desires. So where do our “wants” come from

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Letter: Socialism and the Anti-Christ

Dear Editor, Here is a quote that really speaks to today. Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1787: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” My observation is that socialis

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Opinion: Babyboomers

Interesting discussion in NRC Handelsblad about the babyboomers. According to Huub Mous that generation has failed. Columnist Max Pam examined that position and he concluded that so far, every generation has failed. “From the generation of my paren

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Opinion: Dirty phones and dirtier hands

Ughh, don’t read this before breakfast. Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that one out of every six cell phones has traces of urine and feces on it, stuff that belongs in the bathroom or, to be more specific, in the toilet. The British

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Opinion: Take it or leave it

The political situation in Curacao is deteriorating, and the Netherlands is facing what politicians like to call “a situation”. They don’t like the word problem. The situation is this: the Kingdom Council of Ministers has made clear to the gov

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2011

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Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte: “We have no reason to lie to the public”

St. Maarten – “We have no reason whatsoever to lie to the public. On the contrary. But sometimes we withhold information in the interest of an investigation because it is something only the perpetrator knows.” Chief Commissioner Peter de Witt

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Shigemoto announces new approach on 2010 annual accounts

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has gotten concurrence from the Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) to split up his presentation of the government’s accounts for 2010. The first set of accounts will cover January 1, 2010 to October

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Shopping in St. Maarten core part of Liat’s future strategy

Regional carrier Liat marks 55 years ST. JOHNS / By Andrew Bishop – Liat’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Challenger announced at a press conference Friday that the airline is adding a fourth S to the region’s key marketing strategy of Sun, S

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Stimulate the economy to fix crime, SHTA recommends

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA acknowledges and supports Minister Duncan’s efforts to safeguard the tourism industry and protect our primary industry, the association’s executive director Valya Pantophlet said

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Princesses get extra lessons in history, culture, and unity

Little Miss St. Martin Pageant on November 6 Princesses get extra lessons in history, culture, and unity St. Maarten - The pageant princesses Shendricia Daal, Tsjaniqua Jeffrey, Kiara Meyers, and Joliyah Abram also have a number of upcoming her

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Prime Minister commits to bettering human condition and quality of life

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams reaffirmed the country’s commitment to “the betterment of the human condition and the quality of life of all our people” during Sunday’s World Food Day Exhibition at the University of St. M

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Local mail goes out again as of today

St. Maarten – It will be at least another week before people can send and receive mail from international destinations, but local mail – like bills and bank statements – should begin going out again as of today. The announcement this will happe

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Sabans protest Dutch government’s treatment

THE BOTTOM - Four faction leaders in the Dutch Second Chamber have called for Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner to play a greater role in Saba. The island, which has just under 2, 000 residents, became a public entity of

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St. Eustatius to file international protest against the Netherlands

ORANJESTAD - The Commissioner of Economic Affairs in St. Eustatius Clyde van Putten will use today’s meeting between the Executive Council and visiting faction leaders from the Dutch Second Chamber to protest the “condescending, arrogant, take-it

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Donner predicts higher prices from current account deficit

WILLEMSTAD – Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner has informed members of the Second Chamber that while Curacao’s current account deficit will have no impact on the debt of Curacao and St. Maarten and on the Dutch tax p

Editorial - Posted by on October 17, 2011

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Editorial: Action on poverty

A falling quality of life since October 10, 2010 is being brought squarely into the picture as faction leaders as six of the 10 faction leaders from the Second Chamber continue touring the Dutch Caribbean. Statements in Saba and St. Eustatius the com

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Shigemoto denies Blackman’s charges

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has called statements by former Finance Commissioner Xavier Blackman, including the charge that Shigemoto made payments without the commissioner of finance of executive council’s permission as groundl