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Opinion - Posted by on November 14, 2012

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Opinion: When politicians have to go

Former Lt. Governor Dennis Richardson clarified that, based on his knowledge the law states that as long as an investigation is in progress you lose your position. However Richardson’s explanation did not seem to convince too many people, especiall

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Top floor will house The Private Shore disco – Casino becomes duty free store

GREAT BAY – The building in Simpson Bay that was home to the Dolphin Casino and the 1 Eleven night club is currently under renovation. Owned by independent MP Frans Richardson, rumors spread this week about the possible establishment of a house of

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Duncan’s Hypnotic Hotel loses court case against Seaman’s Club

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment N.V. was sentenced in the Court in First Instance yesterday to pay thousands of dollars to Richbenzwan N.V., the company that exploits the Seaman’s Club brothel in Sucker Garden. H

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Opinion: Wall of Shame

Creativity is not exactly a weak point with Big Food. The producers of all those products that populate supermarket shelves know how to handle challenges – like the obligation to list ingredients on their product-labels for instance. The Dutch C

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Six months extension for BTA-permit applications

GREAT BAY- Applicants for renewal of residence permits obtained under the Brooks Tower Accord will get 6 months extra to submit a copy of their birth certificate, the cabinet of Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced in a press statement. The

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Nutritionist Cartel: “Drop sugar, soda and fruit” Obesity goes into big numbers

GREAT BAY – Overweight and obesity are becoming serious problems on St. Maarten with 70 per cent of the population being overweight of which 30 per cent is obese. Not only adults on the island suffer from it, many children are also known to have th

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T-Pain headlines Tempo celebrations

GREAT BAY – Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer T-Pain will headline Tempo Networks' 7th anniversary week long celebrations in St. Maarten. The celebrations which will feature musical stars from the region and the Uni

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Council of State member Marten Oosting: “We are united to obtain a higher goal”

GREAT BAY – “The Council of State contributes to the quality of legislation. That is the focus of our work,” council-member Marten Oosting said during a presentation in the central committee of parliament yesterday. Oosting, a 13-year vetera

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PM heads Kingdom delegation to Spain

GREAT BAY – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will be heading the Kingdom delegation to the Ibero-American summit in Cadiz, Spain from November 14 to18.  The summit is a yearly meeting of the heads of government of the Spanish- and Portuguese-s

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Foundation produces child rights calendar

GREAT BAY- The annual observance of Rights of the Child Week by the Voice Of Our Children foundation will start on Tuesday November 20. The foundation says that it has “taken on a big responsibility” by producing a 2013 calendar for the first tim

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Reader’s Opinion: We want to know…

Who authorized the dredging of sand for the amount of 4.9 million dollars? Who did the trucking of the sand? Who authorized the sale of sand belonging to the people of Sint Maarten? Who is receiving these revenues and what will be done with

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RBC donates to senior citizens

GREAT BAY – RBC Royal Bank celebrated St. Maarten Day by donating $1,000 to the Come Center for senior citizens. This donation was given to further develop the elderly program which enables them to be part of modern day by developing computer class

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Conscious Lyrics celebrates 20th anniversary

GREAT BAY — Friends, well-wishers, and fans of Conscious Lyrics gathered at the SOS Radio studio last Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the radio magazine with host and producer Shujah Reiph. Reiph answered questions posed to him by

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Autopsy Hope Estate-man scheduled for Thursday

GREAT BAY - The identity of the man whose body was found in Hope Estate on Sunday morning has not been established yet. Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos said last night that the autopsy by the pathologist is scheduled for Thursday. For the moment the que

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Heyliger continues pencil case drive

GREAT BAY-Hundreds of students from the St. Dominic School and the Hillside Christian School received pencils cases from the former deputy prime minister and leader of the United People’s Party Theodore Heyliger yesterday. The purple pencil cases i

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Art Lovers exhibition at the Radisson

ANSE MARCEL--Art Lovers Association will host a special exhibition of artworks from its members at the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina and Spa from Friday until Sunday. A reception to mark the opening of the exhibition and the collaboration with Radisson

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Spotlight on bullying at school panel discussion

GREAT BAY- Students from secondary schools on the Dutch and French side of the island will meet on November 30 for a special panel discussion on bullying. This issue has been at the top of the agenda for educators, non-governmental organizations and