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Editorial - Posted by on February 11, 2014

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Editorial: Pest Control

Roaming bands of vervet monkeys, the kind typically associated with the island of St. Kitts, are causing havoc on the island, and their numbers are only increasing. The Nature Foundation is justifiably alarmed with the unchecked populations of these

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2014

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Terry Peterson announces his political ambitions “Send me a message that you want me to run and say why”

St. Maarten - Community activist, Terry Peterson, has launched an exploratory committee with new Facebook page and 2014 “Making SXM Better” Magnetic Calendar. “This week I have summoned an exploratory committee to assist me in realigning and ca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2014

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From vision to reality: SDA inaugurates new gym

St. Maarten - Nine years after its initial conception, the complete Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) School expansion project was made a reality. Sunday  afternoon saw the official dedication of  the school's spanking new gymnasium and two additional cl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2014

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For assistance with chikungunya-survey: Minister thanks Justice Academy cadets

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Last Friday the Collective Preventive Services (CPS) organized a meeting with cadets from the Justice Academy who were thanked by Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever for their assistance with a field survey which is bei

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2014

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Opinion: Immigration

Foreigners have always been an easy target for locals who feel that things are not going their way. Immigration is a hot issue in many countries, including the United States and Europe, but also small island countries like St. Maarten. In Switzerl

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2014

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How safe are our ATMs?

Automatic Teller Machines, or ATMs, are popular targets for international criminal gangs. It is apparently easy, or at least doable, to fool these machines with forged bank and credit cards. Up to a point of course; the security departments of local

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2014

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Opinion: A day without trousers

There are ways to express your opinion about anything. The Ukranian female protesters united in Femen (“death to patriarchy”) do it by baring their pretty chests, a method that is sure to get riot police excited and to jump into action. In Col

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2014

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Tensions rise as auction Caravanserai looms

SZV empties rooms of furniture St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Tensions are rising ahead of tomorrow’s auction of the Caravanserai property in Beacon Hill. Yesterday one of the property’s creditors, social insurance office BZV, emptied a coup