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Opinion - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Opinion: Time to hire Peter Gunn

Our regular letter-writer Peter Gunn takes aim at Justice Minister Duncan elsewhere on this page. That’s his constitutional right of course and we would be the last ones to deny him that right. When we read his headline we thought – time to hire

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Arrindell asks Minister Duncan to review crime fighting measures

St. Maarten – “Several business people over the years have succumbed to armed robberies due to gun violence. Last week Friday once again, gun violence took place where a restaurant owner was injured. The owner of L’Escargot Restaurant was sho

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PM turns down trip to Africa

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said in a press statement that she had turned down an invitation by the World Council of Mayors to travel to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea to receive a award for her contribution to building country

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Anonymous cop did post on gossip website

St. Maarten – On Saturday we wrote about a reference attorney Brenda Brooks made to something an anonymous cop had posted on a local gossip website. When we wanted to verify this, the comment the attorney referred to was nowhere to be found. Attor

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Five proceed to Spelling Bee finals

St. Maarten - The second Annual Seven Seas Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee was buzzing with excitement at last Saturday’s semi-final round with ten students competing for a spot in the finals. The finalists are Rashika Ramchandani and Disha Sharma bo

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Cars crash into TelEm phone cabinet

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians are busy carrying out repairs to a damaged phone cabinet in the Simpson Bay area which has left residents and businesses without landline and internet service. The phone cabinet was damaged after one or more

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Independent investigation functioning Central Bank

St. Maarten – There will be an independent investigation into the functioning of the Central Bank for Curacao and St. Maarten. The finance ministers of both countries, José Jardim and Roland Tuitt signed an agreement to this extent. Both parties

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Academy hosts fundraising bingo

GREAT BAY -The St. Maarten Academy Parent Teachers Foundation plans to host its annual bingo this Saturday to raise funds to purchase prizes for the school’s graduation ceremony, to buy a generator and to install of a security surveillance system.

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Ama and Fun Miles add sparkle to November

St. Maarten – Ama Jewelers and Fun Miles celebrated its unique partnership with a campaign that Fun Miles has described as “stylish and all about sparkly fun.” Fun Miles cardholders who would have swiped their card at Ama or sister store Ama B

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Airport staff in training

St. Maarten - Staff of the Princess Juliana International Airport operating company began a three-day Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) certification course yesterday. The course is specially designed for

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JetBlue bends for Hurricane Sandy

St. Maarten - Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall on the American east coast last night in Atlantic City, New Jersey has forced the cancellation of several flights, some of which were bound for Princess Juliana International Airport. JetBlue, the

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Blend In manager Derrick Holiday: “Security officers will be paid”

St. Maarten - Several employees of Blend In Security have been complaining that they were not being paid their salaries, but the management has stated emphatically that this is not true. Managing Director Derrick Holiday was taken to task on the matt

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Road to Hillside’s campus opens today

St. Maarten - The road that leads to the newly constructed Asha Stephens Campus of the Hillside Christian Schools in Cay Hill should be officially handed over by the representatives of the Public Works Department today. Hillside Christian Schools fou

Opinion - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: A paper tiger?

Dear Editor, When I read that the Ombudsman is hosting another information session and explains its role as "The Public Defender" I can't help but seriously question this statement. Although it is theoretically correct, it doesn't mesh with the po

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PM encourages graduating students

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams encouraged graduating students under the theme of “The past, my heritage; the present, my responsibility; the future, my challenge.” The PM stated in a press release that although it has been so

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Even MAN-leader Cooper has his doubts now – Political chaos in Curacao continues

WILLEMSTAD —The war of words between political leaders Gerrit Schotte and Helmin Wiels Sunday night on national TV left a sour taste for MAN political leader Charles Cooper. Considered the key for the formation after the elections, MAN is not so su