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Editorial - Posted by on September 6, 2013

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Editorial: A brutal insult (to autistic children and Down syndrome sufferers)

That there are children in our community that needs more attention in school than others is a fact. Under the law on compulsory education it is the government’s responsibility to take care of these children and to give them the best possible care.

Opinion - Posted by on September 6, 2013

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Opinion: Fifteen children (Unicef Report)

The discussion about the Unicef-report that describes the situation of children and adolescents in St. Maarten received the traditional Pavlov-reaction from both Education and Culture Minister Patricia Lourens and several Members of Parliament. The b

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Advice MP Lloyd Richardson to families of autistic children: “Move to a developed country”

St. Maarten – National Alliance MP Dr. Lloyd Richardson advised families that have children with for instance autism or down syndrome “to move to a developed country” where they would have better facilities to see to the needs of their children

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Man dies after CPR fails

St. Maarten - A long-time resident of St Maarten, died several minutes after he complained of feeling ill when he collapsed while walking with a close friend in the upper section of Cay Hill, opposite Kooyman last night. Efforts to secure the iden

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 6, 2013

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“Are fifteen children a representative sample?” Minister Lourens and MPs criticize Unicef-report

St. Maarten – The Unicef report about the situation of children and adolescents in St. Maarten drew fire from Education and Culture Minister Patricia Lourens as well as from several members of the Central Committee yesterday morning. The main quest

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Crofty-bomb injures Academy-student

St. Maarten – A student at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE sustained injuries yesterday morning from a homemade plastic bottle bomb, commonly known as a Crofty-bomb. According to a police report, a fellow student probably threw the bomb. The victim su

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Daytime robbery at Porto Cupecoy

St. Maarten – The sales office at Porto Cupecoy was robbed yesterday afternoon, according to sources. Two armed men entered the premises and tied up the staff with zip ties while making off with an undisclosed amount, though sources speculated ther

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MP Johan Leonard gets his facts upside down

St. Maarten – United People’s party MP Johan Leonard somehow got his facts upside down when he addressed the issue of special education during yesterday’s Central Committee. The Ministry of Education has designated a new school in Belvedere for

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Prison time looms for Coconut Pete

St. Maarten – On September 25, Peterson R., better known by his nickname Coconut Pete will hear in the Court in First Instance whether he has to spend 15 months behind bars for a burglary he allegedly committed on May 5 in Simpson Bay and for fenci

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SHTA commends on message MPs

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), the largest private business representative on the island, commends on the clear message made by Members of Parliament to the Council of Ministers pertaining to the Annual Repor

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Union condemns non-payment of teacher increment

St. Maarten - Although teachers are working with a new salary structure, the annual increments they receive within their salary scale remains the same. The increase of sorts is usually paid out by August 30 every year but this year things appear diff