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Editorial - Posted by on June 24, 2014

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Editorial: Fresh air in local politics

The candidacy of Emil Lee on the list of the Democratic Party is right now just that – a candidacy. But Lee has already brought his flavor of accountability and integrity to local politics before the first ballot has been cast. Long before he ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2014

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Former SHTA president Emil Lee announces candidacy for Democratic Party

St. Maarten – Former SHTA-President Emil Lee announced his long-awaited candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections as a member of the Democratic Party at a press conference in Holland House yesterday morning. Lee said that, irrespective of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2014

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Dr. Alma Fleming-Rogers school officially opened

St. Maarten—The newly built Belvedere primary school was officially opened by the Minister of Education Patricia Lourens-Philip yesterday afternoon.  The school was named Dr. Alma Fleming-Rogers Educational Center after veteran educator Alma Flemi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2014

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DP joins NA in call for Parliament meeting on land purchase

St. Maarten - The Democratic Party (DP) faction in Parliament expressed its concern yesterday over the allegations made by National Alliance leader William Marlin over an alleged land deal worth $5.5 million approved by Vromi Minister Maurice Lake,

Opinion - Posted by on June 24, 2014

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Opinion: Politicians will have to get used to intensified scrutiny

The Democratic Party demands that candidates for this year’s elections sign a pledge. That is a document containing agreements between the party and the candidates. While party leader Sarah Wescot-Williams did not go into detail about the content o

Opinion - Posted by on June 24, 2014

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Opinion: Empty churches – full stadiums

Sociologist Ruud Stokvis published an intriguing study about sport and the social functions of religion entitled Empty Churches, Full Stadiums. While soccer players are running behind a ball in Brazil to establish the next world champion, Stokvis say

Opinion - Posted by on June 24, 2014

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Opinion: Abolition laws

The possibility to trade and appropriate Africans and Asians as slaves remained in existence in some parts of the world until far into the 19th century, but protests against the practice kept increasing, Piet Emmer writes in an op-ed in the Volkskran