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Editorial - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Editorial: Irony (St. Maarten elections)

It’s election time again and boy do politicians think we have a short term memory. The recent statements by the DP leader about being against “one party rule” made us do a double take. What? Is this coming from the same party that has been in p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Moses-Burton escapes tragedy

St. Maarten – Suzette Moses-Burton, St. Maarten’s former HIV/Aids program manager and currently the executive director of the Global Network for People living with HIV, escaped tragedy on her way to the twentieth international Aids conference th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Future keynote speaker in St. Maarten: Leading AIDS expert among dead in flight MH17 crash

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten AIDS Foundation bemoaned the profound loss for the global AIDS community that resulted from the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The plane was en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Maximiliaan Phelipa: In the Garden of Art

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – He waits for me patiently by his gate on Front Street. Philipsburg has settled to a quiet stroll in the late afternoon, and local artist Maximilaan Phelipa is standing near the entrance to the garden of his home. He

Opinion - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Opinion: The color of our skins

Ever met someone who was proud of his white skin? I did. It was 2005 and I was canvassing a neighborhood in California for work. Suddenly, there was this old guy in his garden who started a conversation with me. Forgive me for not remembering the det

Opinion - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Opinion: Lost in a dark forest

Hurray! There is trouble in the Caribbean and that is always a good reason for Dutch media to write about the islands. This time, however, political editor Remco Meijer severely criticizes the diplomatic acumen of Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Pl

Opinion - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Opinion: Fear of flying

The tragedy with the Malaysian airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that killed all 295 people onboard inevitably triggers questions about aviation safety. How safe is it really to fly? Based on raw numbers taking an airplane is much saf

Uncategorized - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Victim Curacao airport shooting was a gang member

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao is still reeling from the shooting at Hato airport whereby two men were killed while six bystanders sustained injuries. The police have identified one of the victims as 35-year-old Erwin Adriano Juliano, a prominent member of t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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National Alliance supports expansion medical center

Manifesto: “State of the art equipment and the best physicians” St. Maarten – The National Alliance does not support the construction of a new hospital, it appears from the health and wellness chapter of the parties political manifesto. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Young dance and design talent Deveny Elferink to New York

St. Maarten - Deveny Elferink, one of St Maarten’s top youth dance and design talents flew to New York on Thursday to attend The School of Creative Arts and Performing Arts SOCAPA and the Parson New School of Design. At just 13 years of age, De

Editorial, Uncategorized - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Editorial: Tough talk (airport shooting in Curacao)

The airport shooting in Curacao has put Curacao’s Justice Minister Nelson Navarro in overdrive. With a live broadcast speech on TV, he announced tough measures to increase the safety of the island’s population. Navarro announced that the measu

Opinion - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Opinion: Basic approach

The Board of the National Alliance hereby acknowledges the decision of the Honorable Minister Maurice Lake to continue with the basic approach of former Minister William Marlin to grant contracts directly to small contractors instead of having them w

Opinion - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Opinion: Edu-tourism

Dear Editor, I have read the article of Mr. Andrew Smith which was published in the Today newspaper of Monday July 14, 2014 with regard to his view on “Edu-Tourism”, and have taken great interest. As a candidate on the Democratic Party slat

Opinion - Posted by on July 21, 2014

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Opinion: Oppression and injustice

Dear Editor, Writer wishes hereby to in the very first place, express his sincere thanks to you for the very great article concerning himself in your well-read Today Newspaper. However there  has been a very dramatic twist in this affair with