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Editorial - Posted by on November 8, 2013

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Editorial: Happy Sint Maarten Day

On Monday, Sint Maarten will celebrate Sint Maarten Day on home soil for the second time since the island obtained country status in 2010. It is an occasion to celebrate who we are – or who we want to be. The expression one island – one people

Opinion - Posted by on November 8, 2013

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Opinion: Friendly hackers

Here is a tip for smart youngsters with a feel for computer technology. Microsoft and Facebook are investing in a new initiative that rewards hackers for finding weaknesses in internet security. Friendly hackers are able to earn thousands of dollars

Opinion - Posted by on November 8, 2013

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Opinion: Play nice

Never a dull moment when the protection of animal rights is at stake in the Netherlands (or elsewhere). Helma Lodders, a Member of Parliament for the rightwing VVD says that militant animal and environment rights activists have to stop their actions

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2013

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On the origins of St. Martin Day

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – The popular misconception is that St. Maarten Day (originally spelled St. Martin Day, but more on that later) celebrates the sighting of the island by Christopher Columbus when he sailed past on 11 November 1493 on h

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Vanessa Fraser: A profile of integration

“Hurricane Luis didn’t deter me, I call SXM home” St. Maarten - For twenty years, Guyanese mother and businesswoman Vanessa Fraser has called St. Maarten home. She feels a natural connection to this 37 square mile isle, saying she’s as fri

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Minister Lake says Vromi already trimming budget with car policy

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (Vromi) Maurice Lake says the government has a vehicle policy where cars and trucks should be parked up at their work area or by their office facility at t