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Editorial - Posted by on August 13, 2014

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Editorial: Number of cruise ship passengers and supporting them

Is it good news or bad news that the (projected) number of cruise passengers could exceed the 2 million mark this year? To the casual observer this question is a no-brainer. More tourists are good for the economy, right? Well, that depends. Fir

Opinion - Posted by on August 13, 2014

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Opinion: Change? (Politicians promising)

The political complaint is now in the home stretch, and the politicians from all political parties have stepped up their rhetoric, promising “change” along with more and more free-stuff.  One of the most important issues for most of us is the do

Opinion - Posted by on August 13, 2014

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Opinion: Ebola is not that contagious

Molecular biologist turned science communicator Eva Teuling writes in an op-ed in the Volkskrant why “we” do not have to fear ebola, the disease that has taken already more than a thousand lives in West Africa. Writing from a Dutch perspective he

Opinion - Posted by on August 13, 2014

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Opinion: Victimizing the victim

The Amigoe in Curacao carried a remarkable story yesterday that sounds all too familiar. It is about a 31-year-old exotic dancer who “escaped” from a nightclub in San Nicolas. On further reading, it appears that the exotic dancer is actually a pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 13, 2014

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Fourth mobile telecom provider is not necessarily good news

St. Maarten – The mobile telecommunications market in St. Maarten is in for a rough ride and an uncertain future after Elwaldo Arrindell’s company Beach Mart NV obtained a concession for the exploitation of a mobile telecommunication infrastruct

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 13, 2014

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Local fisherman help with shark research project

St. Maarten - Locally mandated fishermen are continuing to assist the St. Maarten Nature Foundation with the tagging and releasing of juvenile sharks species in the island’s territorial waters as part of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation Shark Res

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 13, 2014

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Voting in Today election poll now open – Send a free text message to vote

St. Maarten – Starting today, Chippie-users will begin to receive text messages for Today’s election poll. Chippie-users will be able to express their political preference for the August 29 elections via a free text message. Today has once again