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Editorial - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Editorial: Taxi!

Our front-page story reveals that not all is well in taxi-land. On the contrary, politicians have been distributing so many licenses that nobody in his right mind would want to accept one anymore. There are too many taxis and there is not enough w

Opinion - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Open letter by Theo Heyliger

Dear Hon. Ministers Lourens and Lake, St.Maarten’s youth are very talented. This is very evident from the numerous cultural and artistic expression events they have taken part in and developed over the years. They display true artistic skill, cr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Justice Minister: No change to Dutch passport policy

St. Maarten – Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson wants to bring clarity to a news story that is living a life of its own, he feels, regarding Dutch passports and the rumors about changing the requirements to obtain one. “The decisions and r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Minister Lake encourages local farming

“It would be our own” St. Maarten – The Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Maurice Lake encourages the Cape Bay Community Council (CBCC) and the Soualiga Social Movement (SSM) to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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St. Maarten Chamber welcomes Dutch ambassador

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Tamara Leonard, and its executive director, Claret Connor, welcomed the Dutch Ambassador to Panama, Wiebe J. de Boer, at the SXM Airport over the weekend. Ambassador de Boer

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Man shot in his home

St. Maarten - A man was shot in his home last Saturday around 4:15 am in Mariana Estate. Several police patrols, detectives, and paramedics were sent to investigate. Officers found the 25-year-old victim lying on the floor of his apartment. He was bl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Too many taxis and not enough work: Cab driver Rofino Arrindell calls politicians to account

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Rofino Arrindell has been a cab driver in St. Maarten since 1984 – almost thirty years. What was once a decent livelihood is has become a major headache due to the licenses politicians have freely distributed to t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Parents appeal decision that favors Learning Unlimited school

Ruling ignores cultural and religious aspects of moustache-dispute St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Preparatory school Learning Unlimited is free to set the rules for its students and it does not have to bend to the wish of parents to make excep

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Government and private sector unite for St. Maarten Day

“It’s about St. Maarten.” GREAT BAY – “It’s about St. Maarten, showing our uniqueness,” Fabiana Arnell of the St. Maarten Day Organizing Committee said Friday at a press conference. The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry, t

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Editorial: Unhappy with court ruling in favor of school

The court ruling in the moustache-dispute at Learning Unlimited is, as things stand now, a slam-dunk for the school. The court has ruled that the school is free to make its own rules and that parents are free to accept or to reject them. Exceptions a

Opinion - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Opinion: Costly noise (New penal regulation on French St. Martin)

From now on, noise that disturbs the neighbor on the French side will be paid cash, without judgment. So be careful with loud music, your lawnmower or your dog. Daniella Jeffry translated this regulation in English. Noises and other noises made at

Opinion - Posted by on November 4, 2013

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Opinion: How pictures appear in the newspaper

We received a curious complaint from an anonymous reader about a picture of Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever on page 3 last week Thursday.  The picture shows a close up of the minister and therefore does not depict his whole face. Our r