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Editorial - Posted by on September 30, 2013

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Editorial: Clear message

While Minister De Weever was not physically present, he sent a loud and clear message to the community in his address to the Transforming Care congress at the Westin on Saturday evening. We have remained silent for too long about mental health issues

Opinion - Posted by on September 30, 2013

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Opinion: Integrity Investigations of the St. Maarten Government

The way we understand it so far is that St. Maarten will now be blessed with two integrity investigations. Oh wait, there is a difference: Transparency International will do a national integrity system assessment and whoever the governor decides to h

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Opinion: Missed opportunity

The powers that be in Curacao took a very strange decision about the Gay Pride Parade. The police told the organizers that “all expressions that indicate the gay-identity of the event are not allowed to be shown in public.” In other words: Cur

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 30, 2013

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Minister de Weever at opening Transforming Care congress: “Taboo mental health  must be addressed”

Minister de Weever at opening Transforming Care congress: “Taboo mental health must be addressed”

[caption id="attachment_25238" align="alignleft" width="194"] Mental Health Foundation’s chairman of the board Dr. Felix Holiday. Photo Today / Leo Brown [/caption]St. Maarten – The opening of the Transforming Care congress on Saturday evening at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 30, 2013

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Dealer escapes police, leaves drugs and cash behind

St. Maarten – A drug dealer escaped police during a high speed chase on Friday evening, though patrol officers managed to confiscate the dealer’s car, three bricks of compressed marijuana and a large amount of cash. The Special Task Force was

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 30, 2013

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MPs enjoy luxury in Mexico City

MPs enjoy luxury in Mexico City

In front of the Emporio Hotel, from left: parliament assistant Benjamin Kelly and MPs Patrick Illidge, Romain Laville, George Pantophlet, Johan Leonard and Leroy de Weever. Photo Facebook.St. Maarten - While the government was struggling in The Hague

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 30, 2013

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Simpson Bay Lagoon soon to be filled with invasive sea grass – The invasion has begun

[caption id="attachment_25231" align="alignleft" width="200"] Bervoets shows a sample of the invasive sea grass species. Photo contributed.[/caption]St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – “St.  Maarten is becoming a land of invasive species,” Tadzio