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Dr. Dennaoui and family attacked at home

St. Maarten – Police confirmed yesterday that an incident took place Monday night at Dr. Dennaoui’s home in Cole Bay in an apparent home invasion, though at this point they did not release any specific details. According to some local media websi

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Minister Lake: Marlin wanted Emilio Wilson documents burnt “An independent investigation is warranted”

St. Maarten – In the escalating battle of words over the Emilio Wilson Estate saga and its fate, Minister of Public Housing and Spatial Planning Maurice Lake took note of statements made by the former Minister of VROMI William Marlin yesterday and

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Oral Gibbes puts mental illness in the spotlight Association fights against taboo

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar* – Mental illness is a growing problem worldwide and St. Maarten is no exception. Oral Gibbes Live dedicated its TV-program on Monday to the Mental Health Caregivers and Patients Association (MHCPA) – an organizatio

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Parliament president registers to vote in European elections

St. Maarten - The representative of the Netherlands in Sint Maarten Gert Versluis, handed over a bundle of registration forms for the elections for the European Parliament to Parliament President drs. GracitaArrindell. The elections are scheduled for

Editorial - Posted by on March 12, 2014

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Editorial: No prosperity without security

No society or civilization in the history of the world has ever prospered without security. Indeed, if a place is insecure, how can its entrepreneurs, scientists, craftsmen, etc, thrive if they feel threatened and constantly concerned about their saf

Opinion - Posted by on March 12, 2014

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Opinion: Normcore

It is not even that long ago when my youngest daughter eyed me with dismay, shook her head and said. “Dad, white sports socks. You really cannot do that anymore.” It felt like a repeat, all those years back, when I slipped up and referred to a Du

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 12, 2014

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Opinion: Dutch Passports

We saw somewhere a comment on the price for a Dutch passport in St. Maarten. The question was: why is it more expensive here than in the Netherlands? Good question. The prices for Dutch passports are detailed on the website rijksoverheid.nl. Th

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Opinion: Stop blaming the white man

Dear editor, St. Martin is becoming more complex than ever. Most people who are living in St. Martin for the last 20 years see St. Martin different from how the native St. Martin people that care for St. Martin see life. The future of St. Martin i

Editorial - Posted by on March 12, 2014

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Editorial: Continuity

Calling a minister a pathological liar is not something we hear politicians say every day. So when National Alliance leader William Marlin dropped that bomb on his successor Maurice Lake at a press conference yesterday, we started wondering about the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 12, 2014

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Chikungunya-patient Rosalie Williams speaks out

“It felt like someone dropped a brick on my foot” St. Maarten /  By Hilbert Haar – On a Tuesday seven weeks ago, Rosalie Williams, an internal auditor at telecom provider UTS, woke up in the middle of the night and discovered that she was

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Debt collector Kim Huisman serves small and large clients “As an attorney I am able to put pressure on debtors”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Huisman Law and Collection Firm opened its doors for business in September of last year. Located in Maho, attorney Kim Huisman, focuses on debt collection though she practices civil and corporate law. With an approa

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NA-leader William Marlin strikes back: “Minister Lake is a pathological liar”

St. Maarten – National Alliance leader William Marlin struck out at Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake in reaction to a press statement about the purchase of the Emilio Wilson Estate. Marlin created a mess and we have to clean it up, Lake said amongst man

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Opinion: Number plates (1)

Dear Editor, With your permission, let me share a pressing concern with you and your reading public. Those of us who are still driving with yellow number plates are guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt. So Rollocks why this article now, one woul

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Opinion: Timeshare (high pressure selling)

Some time ago, we received via our website a cry for help from a French email address. We will not mention the lady’s name here, or the name of any company involved, because they really do not matter all that much. This is a story about doing the r

Opinion - Posted by on March 12, 2014

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Opinion: Number plates (2)

Elsewhere on this page, Julian Rollocks pleads for mercy from Finance Minister Martin Hassink. He, Rollocks, wants to give people more time to get their new number plates and pay for their road tax. Our question is: why would people need more time?