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Editorial - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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Editorial: Leadership (Silveria Jacobs to be NA leader)

There is a new era around the corner in St. Maarten’s political arena. The announcement that Silveria Jacobs will be at the helm of the National Alliance come 2016 –given the approval of the party’s congress – indicates William Marlin’s imm

Opinion - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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Opinion: Dollarization

The council of advice organizes a seminar about dollarization tonight at the university on Pond Island. It is an issue that comes and goes. Discussions about dollarization go back years and the opinions about the pros and cons are divided. One thing

Opinion - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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Opinion: Heart-wrenching

The verdict in the Dest-case that came down yesterday triggers the question whether it was all worth it. The defendant was the marketing manager of the Tourist Bureau and he was the one who pushed for the completion of the investigation against him.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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Opinion: Transparency

Opposition politics is one part criticism and one part coming up with better ideas than the government has to offer. We’re not into politics for dummies, but we do wonder at times about the way our politicians are going about their business. We

Opinion - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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Teach our kids the value of hard work

Yesteryear it was common to see young people being given tasks by their parents, grandparents and other older members of the society. Many of these same children have grown up today to be business owners, executives, teachers, lawyers and the like. A

Opinion - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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Opinion: What Next?

By Jacob Gelt Dekker, opinion columnist for Curaçao Chronicle. The big question on everyone’s mind is, what will fill the void that was left behind after the collapse of socialism? Will the world witness a new central theme of religion or polit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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Court exonerates Tourist Bureau marketing director Edward Dest 

Judge: “You do not deserve punishment” St. Maarten – The expression ‘mixed feelings’ probably describes best what Edward Dest must have experienced when the Court in First Instance declared him guilty of embezzlement yesterday and heard

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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MP Silveria Jacobs becomes new NA-leader next year

St. Maarten – The leadership of the National alliance will transfer in 2016 from MP William Marlin to MP Silveria Jacobs, current party leader Marlin said yesterday in answer to a question from this newspaper. During the August 29 elections of last

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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Teenager faces twelve years for fatal DVD-store shooting

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office demanded a 12-year prison sentence against Shimano G. yesterday, the just 17-year-old boy who fatally shot Etienne Leblanc on October 9 of last year in his handicapped father’s DVD-store on Back Street. Th

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Community urged to exercise caution against fires

St. Maarten - The island is said by the fire department to be currently going through a dry spell and as such they are encouraging the community to exercise caution. “The Fire Department is calling on the community to be very conscious by not t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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SMCU calls for dismissal of entire TelEm board

St. Maarten —The board of directors of TelEm is not functioning in its supervisory role and the company is in urgent need of a CEO, the St. Maarten Communications Union opined yesterday, following disputes with management over the opening of biddi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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RBC gives clients chance to win weekend getaway

St. Maarten– RBC Royal Bank launched its new ‘It’s all about YOU’ campaign throughout the Caribbean this week. With the new brand campaign, RBC reiterates its commitment to focus on its clients’ needs and to go the extra mile to help its cl

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Woman calypsonian challenges male dominance in calypso

St. Maarten -  Z'Haria Richardson, a.k.a. "Zee" is among three women who will be competing in the calypso eliminations this Saturday-- under the sobriquet of Calypso Empress-- along with two other females. The other two female competitors are La

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 30, 2015

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“Home is where I prosper” initiative making strides

GREATBAY---The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI)and the University of St. Martin (USM)collaborated on a Pre-USM “Work Experience Program” as part of the Chamber’s 20/20 Vision: “Home is Where I Prosper” Education Initiativ