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Opinion: Something to think about

The bulk of St. Maarten’s tourists come from the United States. It’s by far our largest market. Add to that the growing number of Canadians that are visiting St. Maarten and you can confidently say that North America in general provides us with t

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Opinion: Honoring our own

In ending, as we have traditionally done during our State of the Nation address, we have nominated Persons of the Year for 2013. This year, however, we have taken a different approach. Instead of focusing on individual persons, we felt this year a

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Opinion: Election-winner: integrity

Integrity seems to be the buss words for politicians that want to get ahead. Meul is Kaptein, a retired professor at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a partner in KPMG Integrity, is the author of a book entitled Servants of the People – Abou

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Editorial: Information gap

On the first workday of the New Year, politics immediately takes center stage with the visit of a 12-strong political delegation from the Netherlands. The parliamentarians and senators will visit St. Maarten, Statia, Saba and Bonaire in the coming

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Today’s predictions for the New Year

Emilio Wilson Estate purchase but no waste-to-energy plant St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – It seems almost too easy: predict what will and what will not happen in St. Maarten in any given year. The Today newspaper made its first predictions in 20

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Dutch politicians meet with Governor and Prime Minister

Ahead of Ipko-meeting in Curacao St. Maarten – A delegation of twelve Dutch parliamentarians is visiting St. Maarten today, ahead of the inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) that takes place from Tuesday January 7 until January 10 in

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Today’s People of the Year: Our Community Police Officers

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Honoring someone as out Woman or Man of the Year is always an interesting mind game. Who stood out this year in a way that contributed positively to our daily lives? There is no doubt that there are always more cand

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Editorial: Happy New Year

The last story of the year was certainly not a happy one – the court rulings in the Michael and Thelma King murders. The outcome is frustrating form the victims’ relatives, for sure and it seems a good idea for our parliament to pay attention to

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Michael and Thelma King murders: Appeals court overturns life sentence Johnson

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice overturned the life sentence for Meyshane Kemar Johnson yesterday and punished the 30-year old former security guard to 30 years imprisonment for the armed robbery of the Happy Star restaurant and the murde

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Opinion: Opening businesses on January 1

Dear Editor, As the representative of the Private Sector workers, it is with a bitter taste that the Minister of Economic Affairs Mr. Ted Richardson and I assume his Loyal and Famous Advisors/Advisors have finally shown the people and working clas

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Opinion: St. Maarten Enviro tax

Here is another suggestion that went nowhere in 2013 in St. Maarten. There was no interest in this idea whatsoever. Not to rub it in, but to bring the idea back to the forefront, we reprint here what we wrote in November of last year about a measure

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Opinion: Competition Authority

Some people are good at giving other the impression that time stands still. Especially parliamentarians seem to be gifted in this field. To illustrate our point, read here what we wrote in November of last year – and keep in mind that many f the is