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Opinion - Posted by on October 19, 2011

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Letter: The Daily Herald: Hypocrisy?

Dear Editor, I wrote an article for our papers to urge people to go to The Alley to attend the book launch of a local writer: Lydia Henderson. You may like her or not, she is a local celebrity, who writes a book. The Daily Herald did not publish m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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Landsrecherche interviews Heyliger and Herald publisher

St. Maarten – Theo Heyliger and Publisher of the Daily Herald, Paul de Windt were interviewed by the Landsrecherche in the alleged Bada Bing corruption case, a press release from the Prosecutors’ Office stated yesterday. In the last few days s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Formateur Heyliger: reports about Gumbs are speculative

St. Maarten – Formateur Theo Heyliger has labeled media reports suggesting that Marcel Gumbs could become the next prime minister as speculative. In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, Heyliger noted that he has not completed the names of the c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 3, 2014

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BWF’s Pilot project on storytelling comes to an end ‘goodbye for now’

St. Maarten - The Beyond Writing Foundation (BWF) has finalized its pilot project on storytelling and Reading. The project started in August and ended on October 31. While the program ran storytellers and readers visited the medical center twice a we

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2014

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De Weever demands that Dutch MP Andre Bosman retracts slander

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor Cornelius de Weever has summoned Dutch VVD-parliamentarian André Bosman in an open letter – written by his attorney Jairo Bloem – to retract his statement that UP-leader Theo H

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2014

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St. Maarten – Hurricane Gonzalo claims two lives – destroys everything in its way

St. Maarten – Hurricane Gonzalo took the lives of one and possibly two people in St. Maarten, and another two in nearby St. Barths. Préfet Délégué Philippe Chopin confirmed the deaths on French territory. According to reports—which have been

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Opinion: Incomprehensibility

Dear Editor, I will quote from the Daily Herald paper regarding the Daily Herald and the report of the Integrity Committee (your paper from last Friday) and you may tell the public (in a note under this article) that what is quoted by your paper a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 11, 2014

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Michael Ferrier furious about Leonard’s Winair-questions

St. Maarten - Michael Ferrier, former chairman of the Winair ad hoc committee, has lashed out at UP MP Johan Leonard for "recklessly endangering the jobs of 126 Winair employees". Last Friday, Leonard announced in a press release that he had sent a

Opinion - Posted by on February 27, 2014

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Orca-trial tentatively scheduled for May 7

St. Maarten – The Orca-trial against independent Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge and Bada Bing-owner Jaap van den Heuvel will most likely take place on Wednesday May 7. The date is not set in stone yet, but prosecutor Tineke Kamps confirmed th

Opinion - Posted by on February 21, 2014

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Opinion: Setting the record straight

The Daily Herald licked the feet of gambling mogul Francesco Corallo on Wednesday by devoting almost half a page to the Italian-Dutch businessman’s defense against reporting by the Antilliaans Dagblad and the Today Newspaper. “Corallo sets the re

Opinion - Posted by on February 21, 2014

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Opinion: Setting the record straight

The Daily Herald licked the feet of gambling mogul Francesco Corallo yesterday by devoting almost half a page to the Italian-Dutch businessman’s defense against reporting by the Antilliaans Dagblad and the Today Newspaper. “Corallo sets the recor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2014

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Analysis Antilliaans Dagblad: Francesco Corallo’s attorneys manipulated mafia ruling

St. Maarten – The doubts about the existence of a recent court ruling that bans Italian authorities from linking B Plus and Atlantis World Group owner Francesco Corallo with the mafia gained momentum yesterday with the publication of a thorough ana

Opinion - Posted by on February 6, 2014

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Opinion: On the Causeway name

Dear Editor, In response to a letter to the editor published in the Saturday edition of The Daily Herald under the heading  “Bridge over troubled waters” I would like to comment as follows:   I can agree to a certain extent with

Opinion - Posted by on February 3, 2014

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Opinion: Non-heroic citizens

Concerned citizens from Simpson Bay – apparently afraid of their own shadows – lambasted telecom provider UTS for “holding a poll in the Today newspaper” about a possible name for the bridge across the Simpson Bay lagoon. Said residents turne

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

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MP Patrick Illidge detained on bribery charges

St. Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge was detained by the Landsrecherche yesterday morning in connection with the Orca investigation into possible bribery and money laundering, the Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed. He

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

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Rainforest Adventures fires back: “Allow me to correct some facts”

St. Maarten – Chief Engineer of Rain Forest Adventures (RFA) John Dalton is not taking President of the Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation Reuben Thompson’s recent remarks lying down.  Thompson wrote a scathing critique of RFA in a January 15 lette

Opinion - Posted by on January 16, 2014

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Opinion: Thompson refutes editorial

Dear Editor,   Board members and volunteers of the Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation (EWEF) read the editorial in the Daily Herald of Friday January 10th, 2014 with a great sense of disappointment and astonishment. The Editor’s poorly rese

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2013

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Attorney Merx: “Coercion method is unlawful” – Bada Bing-boss suspected of forgery and money laundering

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office confirmed in a press release that Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel has been detained by the National Detective Agency. He is suspected of forgery, failing to file a tax return and money laundering. Van den

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2013

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Wake for Courtney Gibson on Friday

St. Maarten – The Guyanese community will be holding a wake for the late Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Herald Courtney E. Gibson this Friday at Quality Snacks on the Walter Nisbeth Road from 7 p.m. A condolences book will also open at The Daily H

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 4, 2013

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Guyanese re-enact youthful days at anniversary

Guyanese re-enact youthful days at anniversary

Kids in the 5 and under age bracket compete in a short sprint and the top three were rewarded for their efforts. This was one of the many events during the family fun day which took place on Sunday. Photo Today/Milton PietersSt. Maarten - Dave Ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Martha Thewet heads newly formed heart and stroke foundation

Martha Thewet heads newly formed heart and stroke foundation

Left to right is the treasurer of the SMHSF Cleon Frederick, Secretary Farina Amjad, President Martha Thewet and Marlene Mingo, of MF Mingo BV, Notary offering a congratulatory hand shake to Thewet.St. Maarten - As ironic as it might sound, each

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 15, 2013

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The Hague debates bribery of Bada Bing tomorrow

St. Maarten / THE HAGUE – Tomorrow at 10.15 a.m. (island time) the parliamentary committee for Kingdom Relations debates the Bada Bing bribery case. The debate will be streamed live on the internet via tweedekamer.nl. The issue will come up in t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2013

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SHTA strikes back at Romain Laville “MPs would do well to lead by example”

[caption id="attachment_118" align="alignleft" width="300"] Romaine Laville on the right[/caption] St. Maarten - Certain Members of Parliament behave as if commenting on the budget is an earned right and that if organizations or individuals don’

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2013

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Bada Bing bribery investigation – Interview with Minister Pantophlet lasts 4 hours

St. Maarten –Officers of the National Detective Agency interviewed Minister of Economic Affairs Romeo Pantophlet for four hours yesterday afternoon. The minister was heard as a witness in the Bada Bing bribery scandal. The Public Prosecutor’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2013

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Justice Minister Duncan interviewed for hours about the Bada Bing bribery scandal

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan was interviewed as a witness in the Bada Bing bribery scandal on Friday for more than four-and-a-half hours by the head of the National Detective Agency (Landsrecherche) Ademar Doran, a senior detective

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2013

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During morning rush hour in St. Peters – A call on our readers to improve flow of traffic

St. Maarten – Readers who buy their newspaper on the way out of St. Peters in the morning are requested to have their money ready when they stop at one of our street vendors. The request comes from community police officer Felix Richards who has be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2013

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Beleaguered MP Illidge returns to St. Maarten “Dark days ahead”

Beleaguered MP Illidge returns to St. Maarten “Dark days ahead”

Independent MP Patrick Illidge answers questions from journalist Maximo Castro and Today’s Editor-in-Chief Hilbert Haar upon his return to St. Maarten yesterday afternoon. Photo Today / Leo Brown.St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “There are dark

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 10, 2013

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Bada Bing sues the Telegraaf over bribery-story MP Illidge accepted $15,000 with $30,000 still to follow

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “Fuck him. We control the government. I just told him to sign.” This is a verbatim quote from the Bada Bing tape; its author is independent MP Patrick Illidge and the statement refers to Vice Prime Minister Willi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 8, 2013

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Video footage shows Illidge allegedly taking bribe from Bada Bing – Telegraaf bribery-report targets Illidge and Duncan

[caption id="attachment_14603" align="alignleft" width="216"] Patrick Illidge[/caption] By Hilbert Haar – St. Maarten bashing seems to be all the rage in the Netherlands during the Ipko-meeting. First there was the firestorm over the remunerati

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Jacobs: no jobs in jeopardy

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports (Ministry of ECYS) says that “it is with great concern that we have taken note of an article that appeared in the Daily Herald yesterday under the heading; “USC official

Opinion - Posted by on December 12, 2012

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Opinion: Magic

Last Sunday I sat on my porch and when I looked at Simpson Bay Beach, I was flabbergasted! I took my binoculars and what did I see? Aliens had landed! I saw the weirdest vessels I had ever seen. I decided to go to the beach with my dogs Koko and Dush

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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MPs grouse about the media in central committee meeting

St. Maarten – Members of parliament hotly discussed the media in a central committee meeting yesterday, whereby National Alliance MP Louie Laveist went all out against reporter Alita Singh of The Daily Herald for slanting stories, while UP-MP Johan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Veteran broadcaster Eddie Williams returns

St. Maarten - Veteran broadcaster Eddie Williams will be back on the air reading the newspapers and giving commentary on 99.9 Break FM (formerly Radio Soualiga) starting this Friday at 7:15 a.m. Williams took a sabbatical from radio earlier this year

Opinion - Posted by on October 1, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Kneejerk

Hilbert Haar's kneejerk reaction to Leopold James letter to the FBI and our valued tourists. Never mind, that the concerns of the majority of St. Martin native people and other law-abiding citizens, about the total out of control illegal migration f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Petition against drag racing strip slowly gains support – Government stops filling Great Salt Pond for now

St. Maarten - The Ministry of Vromi made the decision sometime last week to stop the filling a section of the Great Salt Pond often described as "North Dijk" for the construction of a drag racing strip, Secretary General Louis Brown said. When as

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