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Editorial - Posted by on July 17, 2014

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Editorial: Shooting is “an isolated incident”….. Dream on

The shooting at the airport in Curacao seems to be related to a war between two gangs. Where gangs are involved, drugs usually are not far away. In this sense, the shooting adds an argument to the debate about the legalization of drugs. If gangste

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on July 17, 2014

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Two dead in Curacao airport shooting – “This is a serious blow to our tourism”

WILLEMSTAD – Two people were gunned down in a brazen gangland style shooting at Curacao’s Hato International Airport Tuesday evening. And at least six others were wounded, police said. According to reports, a car drove up to the front of the ar

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Minister De Weever sticks to expansion plan for hospital

St. Maarten – “Absolutely.” That was Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever’s response to a question from this newspaper whether the government is looking for the expansion and upgrading of the current medical center, rather than opting

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L’Escargot Restaurant-robber sentenced to 6 years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Franklyn Emmanuel Lake yesterday to 6 years of imprisonment for his role in an armed robbery on the owners of L’Escargot restaurant on October 26, 2012. At the trial on June 26, the prosecution

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Hype-agenda highlights career choices

St. Maarten – Education Minister Patricia Lourens received the first copy of the Hype-agenda yesterday morning from coordinator Zulayka Peterson during a press conference at the government administration Building. The agenda, produced for students

Opinion - Posted by on July 17, 2014

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Opinion: We’re not alone (…there’s life in space)

Good news or bad news? The American space organization Nasa says that we are not alone and that it will prove this point within the next twenty years. The scientists that participated in a discussion at Nasa headquarters on Monday seem to agree that

Opinion - Posted by on July 17, 2014

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Opinion: Vagina art of Rokude Nashiko

She wanted to tear down the taboo that surrounds female genitals, but Japan was not entirely ready for it, Rokude Nashiko said only one week ago in an interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw. She was right: in the meantime the police have arrested h

Opinion - Posted by on July 17, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Respect democratic privacy

Dear editor, First of all, I must commend Jeffrey Richardson for his letter to the editor Violation of Privacy of July 16. He dealt with the lack of privacy during the endorsement of the political lists inscribed for the August 29 parliamentary

Opinion - Posted by on July 17, 2014

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Opinion: The promise of a state of the art hospital for St. Maarten

Okay, it is election time and if you want to get the people’s attention, you need a carrot. A big one, if you are able to find it. The United People’s party found such a carrot: the promise to build a brand new state of the art hospital. Let u

Opinion - Posted by on July 17, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Moving forward positively

Dear Editor, It was of course with great interest that I read the article titled “CPC Contests Thompson’s Explanation” which is based on an interview with the CPC’s Treasurer and Secretary as featured in your publication yesterday July 15t