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Editorial - Posted by on July 1, 2014

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Editorial: Explanation owed.

In 2012, the National Alliance had apparently no problem whatsoever with plans for the financing of a megalomaniacal $100 million Justice Park its Justice Minister Roland Duncan wanted to push through Parliament. The project fell over the insane f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 1, 2014

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Ninth edition Laugh Till Belly Burst: Chow Pow sets tone and Trixx does the trick

St. Maarten - Laughter is often referred to as to as the best medicine, but it does not necessarily have to be prescribed by a doctor, over the years comedians have mastered the art and that was evident during the ninth edition of Laugh Till Belly Bu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 1, 2014

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UP concerned about timeline new administration building

St. Maarten - The board of the United People’s (UP) party remains concerned about the opening of the new government building located on Pond Island. A bond was recently concluded via the Central Bank of Sint Maarten and Curacao. "We are close

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 1, 2014

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PM calls hospital’s lack of cooperation frustrating

“SMMC is grabbing at straws regarding possible financing structures” St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has severely criticized the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and her own Minister of Public Health Cornelius de Weever o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 1, 2014

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Terry Peterson announces UP-candidacy, distances himself from the National Alliance

St. Maarten – Terry Peterson announced this weekend that he will be a candidate for the United People’s party (UP) in the August 29 elections. In a statement that runs nearly 1,100 words, Peterson distances himself from the National Alliance and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 1, 2014

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Land dispute in parliament: From $100 to $5.5 million – how political perspectives change

This afternoon the Parliament debates the initiative by Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake to buy land from to Vorst-family in Cay Hill for $5.5 million. The opposition National Alliance has requested the meeting, because it considers the price outrageous:

Opinion - Posted by on July 1, 2014

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Opinion: What value do we attach to our national symbols?

By Fabian Ade Badejo Symbols are the sometimes the cryptic representation of a people’s values, ideals, and aspirations. They are the Morse codes by which our history, culture, and highest achievements are transmitted. No society can function pr

Opinion - Posted by on July 1, 2014

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Opinion: St. Maarten Political power game (New hospital or expansion) and political interference

The St. Maarten Medical Center has gone through turbulent times under its departed director George Scott, but the hospital seems to be rapidly heading for more controversy. The United People’s party set off the latest developments when it announ