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Par stands to lose half its seats – Survey: Schotte and Wiels stable in election forecast

Curacao – Gerrit Schotte’s MFK and Helmin Wiels’ Pueblo Soberano will win the same number of seats in the October 19 elections as in 2010, but their coalition with the MAN will fall one seat short of a majority. That is the outcome of a survey

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Navy commander Borsboom visits St. Maarten on Friday

St. Maarten – Vice-Admiral Mathieu Borsboom, the commander of the Dutch navy visits St. Maarten on Friday. He will meet with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, and pay a visit to the port and to the Coast Guard Support center in Simpson Bay. Bo

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Little Miss St. Martin pageants meet

The contestants in the Little Miss St. Martin pageant and their parents and chaperones met with pageant director Nzinga Lake for an informative meeting in preparation for the event that is scheduled for Sunday November 4. Last year’s winner Kiara M

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Tomorrow evening at University – Lecture on the lost Jews of St. Maarten

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin and the Philipsburg Jubilee Library host a lecture on “The Lost Jews of St. Maarten”, presented by Dana Cohen Sprott tomorrow. The lecture begins at 6.30 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. Entry is free. This

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Beach cleanup volunteers robbed

St. Maarten – Students of St. Dominic High School who went with St. Maarten Pride’s President Jadira Veen to clean up Guana Bay Point yesterday morning got a raw reward for their efforts: when they came back to Veen’s truck after the cleanup, b

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WIB-customer wins a lot of Fun Miles

St. Maarten – Ermine Tweed became the winner of 25,000 Fun Miles in an action organized by the Windward Islands Bank together with Fun Miles. The winner received her miles from fun Miles SXM account manager Agnetha Huijting at the WIB branch on Bus

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Rozier takes bribery-accusers to court

Curacao — During a live interview on TV, independent parliamentarian Dean Rozier announced summary proceedings against MFK-members Pik Pisas, Monique Felida and Rudney Garmers, who accused him of bribery. As proof he presented an email between him

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“Promoting awareness brings confidence to the disabled”

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Silveria Jacobs attended on Saturday evening the fundraising gala dinner of the Be Able Committee under the auspices of Top Promotion Foundation. The dinner is a first

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Opinion: Oops II: the whole-wheat discussion is heating up

Bakker Menno ‘t Hoen started something with his op-ed in the Volkskrant about what one could call the dark side of whole-wheat bread (see Today’s opinion page of October 2: Oops: whole-wheat bread is not healthy at all). At the respectable NRCHa

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MP James demands answers from Minister Duncan – Gun permit Romain Laville at center of sixteen questions

St. Maarten – Did Justice Minister Roland Duncan answer questions UP-MP Jules James posed to him or did he not? That is the question to which James would like to get an answer. At the opening of the parliamentary year, James asked the minister wha

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Voges asks Europe to consider St. Maarten’s vulnerabilities

St. Maarten - During the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union conference held last week in Greenland Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges stressed St. Maarten’s role as a new country within the constellation and the steps gove

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Opinion: What a wonderful world

If you want to be a country you have to embrace everybody who lives there this is easier said than done, at least for some who may think that this is “their” country and that others should dance to their tune. I was born in the Netherlands, in a

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Doodnauth to spearhead national team

St. Maarten -A fourteen man squad led by Romain Doodnauth will be expected to hit the ground at a running pace when it goes up against archrivals Anguilla in three T/20 matches this upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Anguilla. The 29-year-old l

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PM attends gala dinner for disabled awareness week

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the Top Promotions Foundation cocktail evening at the Rock House in Port de Plaisance last weekend. The event was a fundraiser for the Week of Awareness for the disabled that will take place

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Editorial: Guns again

United People’s party MP Jules James is seriously concerned about Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s gun policy. He is a firm opponent of people walking around with guns – especially when those guns are loaded and even more especially when the pe

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Name badges for SZV staff

St. Maarten – Starting this week, all SZV staff will be wearing ID-badges showing their name and position within the organization. “As a growing organization, which aims to provide optimal service to its clients, SZV wants every customer to know

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Minister Jacobs visits street fair

St. Maarten (DCOMM) –Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Silveria Jacobs attended the Upper Princess Quarter Street Fair last weekend. Minister Jacobs, who was a guest, commended the Upper Princess Quarter Community Council Fe