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Opinion - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Opinion: If you know about it – report it

Dear editor, I have heard and read many commentaries on the allegations of abuses against our children, and as a parent, educator and citizen I ask your indulgence to express my thoughts on the matter via this medium. Child abuse comes in many fo

Opinion - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Opinion: Lust for blood

The sexual abuse case involving a local sports coach has once again brought out the worst in those who operate so-called gossip web sites. Without thinking – a capability that is apparently beyond their grasp – the melee writers have published th

Editorial - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Editorial: Path of wisdom

Independent MP Patrick Illidge is right about one thing: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was dead wrong with the reason he gave for not wanting to receive him at a reception in The Hague earlier this month. Illidge now claims he chose the path of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Court orders PSS to pay salary arrears and damages Postal Services blundered with suspension Denicio Richardson

St. Maarten – The Supervisory Board of Directors of Postal Services St. Maarten blundered when it suspended its managing director Denicio Richardson on December 27, 2011 for overstepping his authority to sign checks with a value of more than 5,000

Uncategorized - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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MP Patrick Illidge about integrity controversy in the Netherlands: “I chose the path of wisdom”

St. Maarten – Independent MP Patrick Illidge says in an interview with Steven Cyrillien that can be listened to on sxmislandtimes.com that he “chose the path of wisdom” when the controversy erupted about his presence at a meeting about integri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Caribbean cruise passengers look for new horizons “If you’ve seen one island, you have seen them all”

St. Maarten – The cruise industry is St. Maarten’s bread and butter – alongside with the timeshare industry, and competitors are on the move. Tom Stieghorst reports in Travel Weekly, the online newsletter for the cruise industry how the Caribb

Editorial - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Editorial: Slow company (TELEM)

UP-leader Theo Heyliger presented a razor-sharp analysis of telecom provider TelEm in Parliament yesterday. It felt a bit like the wakeup call the company desperately needs. For a company that is required to act fast in a highly competitive and fa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Sports coach accused of abusing minors detained further

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) requested an extension on the detention period of a local sports coach, E.Y. (born 1965), who is charged with the sexual abuse and rape of minor boys. The prosecution is calling on witnesses to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Scientists examine landslide at Tent Bay on Saba “Complete evacuation the only option”

THE BOTTOM, Saba – A large landslide in the vicinity of Tent Bay on Saba has put the authorities on high alert. The Island Council wants to review and improve the monitoring system for volcanic activities, Hazel Durand reports on Caribisch Netwerk.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Telecom 101- Theo Heyliger: “TelEm is a slow technological company”

St. Maarten – “TelEm is one of the most cautious companies we have. It is more reactive than pro-active,” UP-leader Theo Heyliger said yesterday afternoon in a meeting of Parliament about the possible merger of telecom providers TelEm and UTS.

Opinion - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Opinion: Ultra cheap (solar) electricity

Utilities company G.E.B.E. better hurry up with its view on future energy resources for St. Maarten. Technological developments threaten to make the current power plan obsolete within the next fifteen years – that is, if we accept what Vincent Dekk

Opinion - Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Opinion: Bitcoin-alarm

It has been a bit silent in the Bitcoin corner in St. Maarten after bitcoin-entrepreneur Ryan Higgins started promoting the virtual currency in St. Maarten. At the time, we pointed out the possible pitfalls of using Bitcoin. Now, technology website A