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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 9, 2014

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CIBC First Caribbean Bank, Cole Bay bank branch robbed

St. Maarten – Three armed men robbed the CIBC/First Caribbean Bank branch on Welfare Road in Cole Bay yesterday morning between 9:50 am and 10 am, police confirmed. They said they received several phone coming into the Police Central Dispatch repo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 9, 2014

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The face of poverty: James Maduro’s story “How do they expect me to live?”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – James Maduro is not one to complain, but he loves to tell stories with a glint in his eyes. The 72-year old lives in Belvedere - wheelchair-bound after losing both of his legs to diabetes-induced gangrene. “The d

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 9, 2014

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UP-leader Theo Heyliger presents candidates: “There must not be another coalition”

St. Maarten - A large crowd came out last night for the first public event of this election summer in Pointe Blanche on the parking lot across from the Tropical Shipping company - the presentation of the 23 candidates on the list of Theo Heyliger's

Opinion - Posted by on July 9, 2014

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Opinion: Politics for the rich

As the leader of the Concordia Political Alliance, I have realized that we have laws whereby only big parties and most of all rich parties would be able to contest elections here for parliament on St. Martin. First of all to prove that what I’m

Opinion - Posted by on July 9, 2014

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Opinion: New generation hurricane

In a feature release last week, the World Bank stated that rising sea levels caused by global warming are forcing Caribbean countries to prepare themselves better to face severe weather events. Arthur, the first hurricane of 2014, hit the eastern

Opinion - Posted by on July 9, 2014

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Opinion: Different approach

Politics must be accessible to all. That sounds good and sympathetic, but is it really? Jeffrey Richardson answers the question elsewhere on this page: politics is for the rich and for the big parties, he says. If you have great ideas but no money, y

Opinion - Posted by on July 9, 2014

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Correction: Gebe relief program for senior citizens

Ah, we missed that one. The relief program Gebe offers to senior citizens aged 62 or older gives the invoiced amount as a reduction to consumers who have less than 200 guilders on their invoice. We mistakenly wrote that these consumers get no relief