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Editorial: Nagging questions (Bada Bing bribery scandal)

Daily Herald reporter Mike Granger denied yesterday that he received the Bada Bing-tape from UP-leader Theo Heyliger. That leaves the party-leader to answer the nagging questions. Did he ask Van den Heuvel to set up Patrick Illidge in an attempt to b

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Coast Guard catches illegal fishermen

St. Maarten – The Coast Guard caught an illegal fishing boat from Venezuela in the protected waters near Saba on Sunday and prevented that the crew was able to sell its catch on the black market. The Coast Guard’s Dash-8 patrol plane spotted t

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Mike Granger: “I received nothing from Mr. Heyliger”

St. Maarten – Daily Herald reporter Mike Granger denies the claim by Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel that Theo Heyliger handed over the bribery-tape featuring independent MP Patrick Illidge to him with the instruction to edit it down to the par

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Online voting begins this Friday - Seventeen local projects vie for Kroonappels prize

Online voting begins this Friday – Seventeen local projects vie for Kroonappels prize

[caption id="attachment_21797" align="alignleft" width="550"] Image with the presentation of the No Kidding with Our Kids Foundation[/caption] St. Maarten – Hundreds of social initiatives from all over the Kingdom are in the mix for the Kroonapp

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Wilson Jr. declares candidacy for St. Maarten 2014 Elections - “We are a sinking ship”

Wilson Jr. declares candidacy for St. Maarten 2014 Elections – “We are a sinking ship”

St. Maarten- The campaign season has already started and social activist Rene Koto Wilson Jr. will be transitioning from social commentary to politicking. Today understands that the St. Peters resident plans to contest the 2014 General Elections as p

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Minister Duncan meets with unions

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Upon request from the unions NAPB, Abvo and Wicsu/PSU in a letter dated February 26,  Minister of Justice Roland Duncan, began talks regarding the legal position of police officers. The minister started the meeting by expl

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Road to Carnival-party kicks off at Soggy Dollar

Road to Carnival-party kicks off at Soggy Dollar

[caption id="attachment_21793" align="alignleft" width="250"] This lucky limbo dance winner (right) went home from the ‘Road to Carnival” event with a TelCell 3G Smartphone courtesy of lead customer service representative Suraj Ramdas (left).[/ca

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Dutch daily The Telegraaf poll: sever ties with St. Maarten

St. Maarten – The aftermath of the Patrick Illidge bribery scandal is still burning through the media in the Netherlands. Yesterday the Telegraaf used its section Question of the Day to poll its readers about this issue: “The Netherlands has to s

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VKS Commander Illidge says goodbye

St. Maarten -Former commander of the Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten Lieutenant Colonel Jean Illidge bid an emotional farewell to public service to the nation on Saturday afternoon in the presence of close to 100 dignitaries and invited guests, as wel

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Massive fish die off in Great Salt Pond

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation and its sister organizations St. Maarten Pride and Epic have been addressing the massive fish die off in the Great Salt Pond for the last few days. The majority of fish that died were of the genus Tilapia. ‘