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Impressive farewell for Helmin Wiels

Impressive farewell for Helmin Wiels

A throng of people makes its way up to the SDK-stadium to pay tribute to Helmin Wiels. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Natasja GibbsWILLEMSTAD – Thousands paid their respect to the murdered politician Helmin Wiels in Curacao yesterday. Additionally, hund

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Koto calls for solidarity march on Friday

Koto calls for solidarity march on Friday

St. Maarten – Renée “Koto” Wilson organizes a peaceful solidarity march against corruption on Friday, whereby he will also demand elections. “All the police officers, the firemen and the customs officers who have come by my house to tell

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Lionfish edible elsewhere but not in Sint Maarten

Lionfish edible elsewhere but not in Sint Maarten

Consuming venomous fish could lead to ciguatera poisoning St. Maarten - Eating lionfish is not a good idea, Jeff Berger warned this week in het St. Maarten Weekly News online newsletter. The fish may contain the ciguatera toxin. “If you eat fish w

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St. Maarten Teachers take ministry to court

St. Maarten – Three members of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Witu are taking the government and the minister of education to court over two different issues. Witu-President Claire Elshot said yesterday that one teacher is working in a full

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St. Maarten Vice PM Marlin wants elections on July 26

St. Maarten Vice PM Marlin wants elections on July 26

Vice Prime Minister William Marlin during the election campaign in 2010. Photo Today / Milton Pieters.St. Maarten – If it were up to National Alliance leader and Vice Prime Minister William Marlin, elections would be held on Friday, July 26 and

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Statement UP-leader Heyliger “National Alliance shamelessly plays with the people’s emotions”

Statement UP-leader Heyliger “National Alliance shamelessly plays with the people’s emotions”

UP-leader Theo Heyliger shakes hands with National Alliance MP Dr. Lloyd Richardson at the start of Monday’s meeting of parliament. Photo sxmislandtime.com / Samuel AllenSt. Maarten – For the first time since the political upheaval erupted S

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Union-leader Elshot: “We have a Humpty Dumpty government”

Union-leader Elshot: “We have a Humpty Dumpty government”

St. Maarten – “We will have a Humpty Dumpty government and the coalition will look like scrambled eggs,” observed Claire Elshot, Vice-President of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions yesterday at the weekly press briefing. To the sugge

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Unions discuss cost of living adjustment with government

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions will meet tomorrow with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams to discuss the cost of living adjustment. Wiclu vice-President Claire Elshot said yesterday that so far, the government had incl