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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2014

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NA pummels Minister Richardson with questions about airport

St. Maarten – The meeting of Parliament yesterday morning about the airport was short-lived because Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Ted Richardson said he needed time to gather information from the airport to answer the barrage of question

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2014

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Lars de Vries was the court’s preferred candidate-notary Minister deviated from advice to offer perspective to locals

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Dennis Richardson confirmed in an email to this newspaper that he deviated from the advice from the Common Court of Justice to appoint candidate-notary Lars de Vries in the vacancy of notary Henri Parisius. “It

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3rd annual VOOC Spelling Bee hailed a success

St. Maarten - More than 40 first, second and third grade students from 17 elementary schools participated in the 2014 Spelling Bee Competition organized by the Voice Of Our Children (VOOC) Foundation. Sponsored by Guardian Group, B &C Beverag

Editorial - Posted by on May 20, 2014

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Editorial: Walking the walk

We’ve noticed the change that Be The Change is making. It’s easy to talk the talk, and not many actually walk the walk. But the $900 donation to the Ujima Foundation will no doubt go a long way and positively impact the lives of young at risk boy

Opinion - Posted by on May 20, 2014

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Opinion: New kid on the block

People have a never-ending ability to destroy themselves. They smoke, they drink and they eat too much. Result: lung cancer, liver disease, obesity. And how do we deal with all this? Cigarettes are freely available, alcohol idem ditto – and in St.

Opinion - Posted by on May 20, 2014

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In memoriam: Lars de Vries

With the tragic death of Lars de Vries, Sint Maarten lost a gentleman, as well as its most competent\talented (candidate)-notary. The days before he decided to come to his extreme act, I had contact with him. He felt offended up till the bone, becaus

Opinion - Posted by on May 20, 2014

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Opinion: Election time

It is an election year and that does not go unnoticed. Political parties are suddenly eager to issue press releases about matters that touch their potential voters. Point in case is the press release from both the United People’s Party, the one fro

Opinion - Posted by on May 20, 2014

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Opinion: A Day Without A Haitian

We read a letter somewhere signed by a proud St. Maartener. His name is Doran Joseph – remember that name. The man raved and ranted for two full newspaper columns about “them.” This way this proud St. Maartener launched an attack on the Hait