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Charles Cooper envisions return of old coalition

WILLEMSTAD – It has been more than two weeks now since the election and the new parliament has already been installed. When everybody thought that it would be easy to form a government according to the mandate of the people, meaning a Pueblo Sobera

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Minister Plasterk champions equal rights and culture

St. Maarten – Ronald Plasterk was sworn in as the successor of Liesbeth Spies as Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations yesterday. A member of the Labor Party PvdA, Plasterk has a rather superficial bond with the Caribbean. He spent once

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Pantophlet in Panama to rescue Copa flights

St. Maarten – Economic Affairs and Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet headed a delegation to Panama of Friday in an attempt to keep the level of Copa Airlines flights to St. Maarten at four flights per week to Princess Juliana International Airport.

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The new faces of the Dutch government

THE HAGUE  - Yesterday the members of the second Rutte-cabinet were sworn in by H.M. Queen Beatrix. These are the new faces of the Dutch government. On the back row, from left to right: Stef Blok (VVD - Housing and Public Service), Edith Schipper

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Dutch Navy maps Simpson Bay Lagoon

Dutch Navy maps Simpson Bay Lagoon

St. Maarten – Divers of the Royal Dutch Navy have mapped out Simpson Bay Lagoon by using advanced sonar systems. These results will benefit St Maarten’s emergency services in the future for the coming hurricane seasons. The divers are part of t

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PM extends condolences to Minister Jacobs

PM extends condolences to Minister Jacobs

Minister Jacobs with her mother Nadia Bryson-Willemsberg.St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams extended on behalf of the Council of Ministers and the Government of St. Maarten her deepest condolences to Minister of Education Silveria J

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Belair welcomes community police officer Henson

Belair welcomes community police officer Henson

Belair Community Council secretary Benson Pompier shakes hands with community police officer Henson after the tour of the neighborhood.St. Maarten - The Belair Community Council and the Belair Home Owners Association welcomed community police officer

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St. Maarten Aids Foundation continues to evolve with new board

St. Maarten – In on-going efforts to become more effective in the response to HIV/Aids, St. Maarten Aids Foundation has appointed a new board of directors. The five member board, which includes one newcomer, attorney-at-law Brenda Brooks, is headed

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Master class for Living Statues

St. Maarten – The Beyond Writing Foundation and Motiance Dance School are organizing together a master class of 4 hours for the contestants of last year’s Caribbean Living Statues Festival. Director of Motiance Dance School, Arlene Halley: “The

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Freedom concert exceeds expectations

St. Maarten - The Belair Community Centre was filled to capacity on Saturday night when people turned out to witness five local gospel recording artistes perform on the same stage for the first time. At the end of the almost four-hour long show, t

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Saleh disagrees with Curacao’s screening law

Saleh disagrees with Curacao’s screening law

Professor Jaime Saleh shares a light moment with Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin-Lynch and chairman of the General Audit Chamber Ronald Halman. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten - The former Governor of the Netherlands Antilles believes that scr

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Antigua and Barbuda picks up second victory

St. Maarten - Duplicating the performance of their first win over St Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda went onto to pick up their second successive victory when they defeated St Kitts by 61 runs and 81 balls to spare in the Nagico/LICA 50 over competition

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Union: no problem with Boasman

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union and the Private Sector Union said in a statement issued yesterday that it has no objection to the nomination of Raphael Boasman as acting government mediator. Earlier, the President of the Wi

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Opinion: Emotional support dogs

There are still ways for savvy air travelers to get a bigger bang for their buck, in spite of airline-strategies to charge passengers for anything and everything. Especially pet-owning travelers ought to pay attention. The story is not at all new, bu

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Career and study fair set for tomorrow

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Career and Study Fair Committee is making final preparations for the annual Career & Study Fair, scheduled for tomorrow at the Belair Community Center. College and university representatives from St. Maarten, Cura

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Boo at the Zoo

St. Maarten – A large crowd attended the successful Halloween fundraising party at the Zoo last Friday night. The children enjoyed the spooky tour, marshmallow roasting, cupcake decorating and many more. The St. Maarten Zoo wants to thank everyone

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Opinion: Screening law

Professor Jaime Saleh had a clear message for politicians in St. Maarten (and elsewhere, for that matter) when he discussed Curacao’s screening law. However, Saleh’s opinion that we do not need such a law seems to be based on wishful thinking and