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Editorial - Posted by on July 2, 2014

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Editorial: Education reform

The speech at by Didacus Jules at the Governor’s Symposium hit a nerve, especially when we consider that most crime on the island is committed by the young, in particular young males. The education system here, and across the region, is failing to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 2, 2014

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Pensioners present petition to St. Maarten parliament

St. Maarten - A petition regarding the concerns of the pensioners and older people was presented to the Parliament of St. Maarten, the Dutch representative, and the Council of Ministers on Monday morning. The seniors braved the heavy downpour of rain

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 2, 2014

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Third Governor’s symposium at the Westin: “Education is the foundation to sustain democratic way of life”

St. Maarten – Discussions about the best education system, the high level of dropouts, a curricular foreign to the realities of St. Maarten that does not meet the needs of the job market and the language of instruction are the main challenges to S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 2, 2014

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Keynote speaker Didacus Jules: “Failure in education is systemic”

St. Maarten – Everything is connected to everything, so there must be a whole-system approach to education,” keynote speaker Didacus Jules, director general of the organization of Eastern Caribbean States said at the governor’s symposium Educat

Opinion - Posted by on July 2, 2014

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Opinion: The Vance James jr. Causeway

Recently I got back into the habit of taking an early morning walk with my dog Hero over the causeway. I didn’t do so for several weeks due to a terrible accident my dear companion had, which almost cost him his life. Fortunately for me and the res

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Opinion: Political Hoax

The OSPP does not believe in trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the people. We call a spade a spade. Where was the UP over the last four years and when did they realize that St. Maarten needs a new hospital? The UP party has been in government

Opinion - Posted by on July 2, 2014

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Opinion: Grassroots perspective

For the third consecutive time, I was invited in my capacity as president of the St. Martin Grassroots People Movement to attend the Governor’s Symposium, which I did along with vice-president, Mr. Albert (‘Jesse’) Adams this year’s theme was