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Editorial - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Editorial: Silly season

The fuss in the Netherlands about the position of the Caribbean islands in the Kingdom is a typical piece of non-news. Prime Minister Rutte simply stated a fact, and there is nothing new about it. Apparently Dutch journalists have not considered t

Opinion - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Opinion: A forgiving lot

Sport journalists are a forgiving lot. After all the commotion surrounding dope-king Lance Armstrong, followed by a host of confessions from other cyclists, one would think that the Tour de France would have been dead as a doornail. One would have th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Dutch delegation visits the hoods

Dutch delegation visits the hoods

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte listens to community police officer Rensley Henson, while he takes him on a tour through the community of Belvedere on Saturday. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten - The Dutch delegation spearheaded by Prime M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Telegraaf-story causes a stir:

Telegraaf-story causes a stir: “If you want out, give me a call”

Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten - Telegraaf-journalist Ruud Mikkers, who toured the Antilles last week with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and a trade mission caused quite a stir in the Netherlands on Saturday with a front-pa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Devon Otto stabbed in prison brawl

St. Maarten - Convicted armed robber and murderer Devon Otto was stabbed several times in a violent altercation in the Pointe Blanche prison on Saturday morning, shortly before the Dutch prime minister’s visit. According to reports, Otto was on a r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Wescot-Williams reacts against false reports and allegations on radio show

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams called for an end to tarnishing the name of country St. Maarten for political reasons, she said during her weekly radio program One on One with the Prime Minister. During the radio program the p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Wicsu questions new ambulance directive

St. Maarten - The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/ Private Sector Union (Wicsu/PSU) says that its extremely concerned with reports that it has received from some of it members who are ambulance personnel that their involvement in pre-hospital c

Editorial - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Editorial: Sharing concerns

Prime Minister Rutte's concerns about St. Maarten held no surprises for anyone familiar with the local situation. Money, justice and integrity are the keywords. That the budget has to be established is a bit of a no-brainer. That there are justice

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Opinion: There are no coincidences

Is everything that happens subject to the strict rules of causality? In other words: does the principle that everything has a cause hold up under all circumstances? If that is true, there are indeed no coincidences. The Scottish philosopher David Hum

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Chamber president unveils plan for sustainable development

Chamber of Commerce President Tamara Leonard (middle) during yesterday’s press conference. Photo Today/Milton PietersSt. Maarten – “I do not think it is necessary to reemphasize that this chamber board works in an orderly fashion. In everyt

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Marcel Loor arrested in Paris

Former head of Immigration Marcel Loor. File Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten - Charlene Craig, the girlfriend of former Immigration head Marcel Loor is at a loss for words after she learned through internet-reports that her partner had be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Doctor’s conference commences Monday

Some of the doctors together with Acting Head of the Tourist Office, Augusto Priest (left) and Minister of Health Cornelius de Weever (third from left) at the press conference yesterday. Photo Today/Andrew BishopSt. Maarten – Some 240 doctors are e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Mental Health Regional Advisor visits St. Maarten

[caption id="attachment_16200" align="alignleft" width="150"] Minister Cornelius de Weever[/caption] GREAT BAY – St. Maarten is in the process of developing a National vision on Mental Health including but not limited to psychiatric and addictio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2013

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Witu gets support from Indian Merchants Association

St. Maarten - As it gets ready to attend the 36th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Union of Teachers Union in Georgetown, Guyana; the Windward Islands Teachers Union is seeking sponsorship from the private sector. Thus far, the Indian Merchants A