Opinion - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Opinion: Catch-22

Does it make sense to go and vote? Of course, in a constitutional democracy voting is a right. In other words, there is no obligation to exercise it. The idea is of course that voters elect their representatives and that these representatives that do

Opinion - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Opinions: Elections

For sure, the excitement about presidential elections in the United States is always huge. That’s because everything in America is huge. At the end of the day though, Uncle Sam’s 45th president is just another politicians taking office. whether h

Editorial - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Editorial: Domestic violence

The month leading up to the holidays in December is dedicated to domestic violence – one of the greater ills in our community. Every now and then somebody ends up in court for ill-treating a wife or a girlfriend. But what we see in court is the

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Meaningless no parking sign in front of Yellow Building

St. Maarten - The territorial drift of business owners in the field of parking space is well-known and well-documented. The parking-for-customers-only signs are all over the place. Apart from being an eyesore they have no practical value, because par

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Obama stays in the White House

WASHINGTON –   At 12.15 a.m. the Huffington Post called the presidential race in favor of incumbent President Barack Obama. The site gave Obama around midnight California Washington and Oregon, even though the vote counting there still had to

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Road runners donate to charity

St. Maarten - In their continued effort to support a worthy cause, the organizers of the Around the Island Relay, St Maarten Road Runners, recently had singled out the ASA, Kids Program Foundation (No Kidding With Kids) and the Mental Health Foundati

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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WIB: Alternative energy can help low income earners too

St. Maarten - The alternative energy show that occurred over the weekend has been hailed a success by the Windward Island Bank (WIB) but its marketing and public relations officer Ferdinand Beauperthuy is still disappointed that more “ordinary peop

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Police opens complaints desk

St. Maarten - Based on recommendations that the office of the Ombudsman made, the police force implemented its complaint desk two weeks ago to serve the community. Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin-Lynch complimented the force last week ahead of the High

Opinion - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Opinion: Haiti

Hurricane Sandy, supersized in American media to superstorm, has done immense damage to an already devastated Haiti. In January 2010, the country was hit by the worst earthquake in 200 years. It affected 3 million people, killed at least 316,000, lef

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Bus inspection calls for suspension bus driver

St. Maarten – The School Bus Inspection Section has announced that the alleged incident on a school bus is totally unacceptable. The department was not informed formally by the parent in question whose seven-year-old son was allegedly struck by a b

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Heineken challenge: crack the case Skyfall opens on Thursday

St. Maarten – For Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie Heineken is all revved up for the preparation of its premiere at the Caribbean Cinema this coming Thursday. After a record breaking opening, topping any previous James Bond film, Skyfall is ex

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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St. Kitts picks up the first victory over St. Maarten

St. Maarten - The three changes to the St Maarten team had little or no effect on the outcome of the game against St Kitts. They went on to win their first game in the Nagico/LICA 50 over competition by 66 runs and 23 balls to spare. After the hum

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Team Gym Fit set to defend relay title

St. Maarten - When the 25th Around the Island relay kicks off this coming Sunday, the Gym Fit team from the French side of the island will be seeking to repeat last year’s performance and keep the coveted title. On that occasion, Gym Fit, who co

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Walk for Diabetes Awareness

St. Maarten – To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14, the Diabetes Foundation will organize an ‘Awareness Walk’ on Saturday November 17. The walk will start at 6 a.m. at the Grand Marche parking lot, and will continue to the AJC Brouwers

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Cabinet education ministry closed until further notice

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – The Cabinet of the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Silveria Jacobs is closed until further notice. Scheduled appointments for the week with the minister have been cancelled and will be rescheduled fo

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Tempo teams up with Liat

St. Maarten - The pan-Caribbean media and entertainment network, Tempo, is teaming up with regional airline Liat to offer selected Caribbean travelers free trips to St. Maarten for the network's seventh anniversary celebrations from November 25 to De

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Volunteers wanted for cultural ID-card committee

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Nation Building Foundation wants to set up a cultural ID-card committee and it is looking for volunteers willing to help out. One of the tasks for this committee will be to determine “who will receive our St. Martin cu

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Nature Foundation report: Sea turtle nesting season moderately successful

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has recorded a moderately successful sea turtle nesting season. From March to May three species of sea turtles come to lay their eggs on local beaches, one of the few places on earth were this actually oc

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 7, 2012

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Charbonier wins dancehall competition

St. Maarten - It really did not matter if they were dancing on the ceiling, on their heads or back or feet, what the participants of the dancehall competition had to do was impress the panel of judges and captivate the audience. At the end of the com

Uncategorized - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Charles Cooper envisions return of old coalition

WILLEMSTAD – It has been more than two weeks now since the election and the new parliament has already been installed. When everybody thought that it would be easy to form a government according to the mandate of the people, meaning a Pueblo Sobera

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Minister Plasterk champions equal rights and culture

St. Maarten – Ronald Plasterk was sworn in as the successor of Liesbeth Spies as Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations yesterday. A member of the Labor Party PvdA, Plasterk has a rather superficial bond with the Caribbean. He spent once

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Pantophlet in Panama to rescue Copa flights

St. Maarten – Economic Affairs and Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet headed a delegation to Panama of Friday in an attempt to keep the level of Copa Airlines flights to St. Maarten at four flights per week to Princess Juliana International Airport.

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The new faces of the Dutch government

THE HAGUE  - Yesterday the members of the second Rutte-cabinet were sworn in by H.M. Queen Beatrix. These are the new faces of the Dutch government. On the back row, from left to right: Stef Blok (VVD - Housing and Public Service), Edith Schipper

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Dutch Navy maps Simpson Bay Lagoon

St. Maarten – Divers of the Royal Dutch Navy have mapped out Simpson Bay Lagoon by using advanced sonar systems. These results will benefit St Maarten’s emergency services in the future for the coming hurricane seasons. The divers are part of t

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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PM extends condolences to Minister Jacobs

Minister Jacobs with her mother Nadia Bryson-Willemsberg.St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams extended on behalf of the Council of Ministers and the Government of St. Maarten her deepest condolences to Minister of Education Silveria J

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Belair welcomes community police officer Henson

Belair Community Council secretary Benson Pompier shakes hands with community police officer Henson after the tour of the neighborhood.St. Maarten - The Belair Community Council and the Belair Home Owners Association welcomed community police officer

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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St. Maarten Aids Foundation continues to evolve with new board

St. Maarten – In on-going efforts to become more effective in the response to HIV/Aids, St. Maarten Aids Foundation has appointed a new board of directors. The five member board, which includes one newcomer, attorney-at-law Brenda Brooks, is headed

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Master class for Living Statues

St. Maarten – The Beyond Writing Foundation and Motiance Dance School are organizing together a master class of 4 hours for the contestants of last year’s Caribbean Living Statues Festival. Director of Motiance Dance School, Arlene Halley: “The

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Freedom concert exceeds expectations

St. Maarten - The Belair Community Centre was filled to capacity on Saturday night when people turned out to witness five local gospel recording artistes perform on the same stage for the first time. At the end of the almost four-hour long show, t

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Saleh disagrees with Curacao’s screening law

Professor Jaime Saleh shares a light moment with Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin-Lynch and chairman of the General Audit Chamber Ronald Halman. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten - The former Governor of the Netherlands Antilles believes that scr

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Antigua and Barbuda picks up second victory

St. Maarten - Duplicating the performance of their first win over St Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda went onto to pick up their second successive victory when they defeated St Kitts by 61 runs and 81 balls to spare in the Nagico/LICA 50 over competition

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Union: no problem with Boasman

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union and the Private Sector Union said in a statement issued yesterday that it has no objection to the nomination of Raphael Boasman as acting government mediator. Earlier, the President of the Wi

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Opinion: Emotional support dogs

There are still ways for savvy air travelers to get a bigger bang for their buck, in spite of airline-strategies to charge passengers for anything and everything. Especially pet-owning travelers ought to pay attention. The story is not at all new, bu

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Career and study fair set for tomorrow

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Career and Study Fair Committee is making final preparations for the annual Career & Study Fair, scheduled for tomorrow at the Belair Community Center. College and university representatives from St. Maarten, Cura

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 6, 2012

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Boo at the Zoo

St. Maarten – A large crowd attended the successful Halloween fundraising party at the Zoo last Friday night. The children enjoyed the spooky tour, marshmallow roasting, cupcake decorating and many more. The St. Maarten Zoo wants to thank everyone

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