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Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 16, 2012

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Feature: Tamarind Hotel's good communication skills

Feature: Tamarind Hotel’s good communication skills

St. Maarten – Tamarind Hotel managing director Paul Ingram was touched by the picture that appeared on the front page of the Daily Herald on Saturday, showing a dying cow with a mourning fellow-cow next to it. He sent his hotel guests pictures of a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2011

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Royal family enjoyed the people’s enthusiasm

Meeting with the press at the Westin St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar– “The people’s enthusiasm” was a recurring theme yesterday morning when the royal family met the press at the Westin Hotel for an evaluation of the visit to the Caribbean p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2011

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Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte: “We have no reason to lie to the public”

St. Maarten – “We have no reason whatsoever to lie to the public. On the contrary. But sometimes we withhold information in the interest of an investigation because it is something only the perpetrator knows.” Chief Commissioner Peter de Witt

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 14, 2011

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Teen Times speaks to Rotary Club St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Teen Times coordinator Mike Granger and a young staff writer, Luis Hurtault, were the guests of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten’s board in recognition of Rotary’s fifth avenue of service “New Generations”. New Generations joins C

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: What really happened last week!

Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to share my observations about how the media has covered the recent story of two real estate associations being formed on our island.  I am grateful for the exposure this topic has receive

Opinion - Posted by on April 15, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Garbage

Blaming the messenger is an old trick and also an old story so we would be lying if we said that we are surprised that it even surfaces in St. Maarten. We expected something like this. Because that’s what happens if news reports are, say, critic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 12, 2011

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Bas Roorda’s attorney qualifies Duncan’s statements as nonsense

“The grounds for dismissal are fabricated” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “This is nonsense,” Bas Roorda’s attorney Maarten Le Poole told this newspaper to statements by Justice Minister Roland Duncan about the reason for his client

Opinion - Posted by on April 12, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Fabrications {Bas Roorda}

On Friday we were stunned to learn that the dismissed head of the finance department Bas Roorda had to leave the island to protect his personal safety. Yesterday we were equally shocked about statements Justice Minister Roland Duncan made in the medi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 29, 2011

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Wiels says Curacao dances to the tune of St. Maarten casino owners

Controversy over Central Bank appointments for Richardson and Baetsen WILLEMSTAD – All seven candidates for the Council of Commissioners of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten have been approved by the government accountant bureau founda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Calypsonians must submit music sheets by March 4

St. Maarten - All calypsonians registered to take part in the Senior Calypso Eliminations and Senior Road March competition are urged by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) to submit their music sheets to the SCDF by next Friday

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 29, 2010

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SHTA names Dennis Richardson and Richard Gibson Person of the Year

SHTA names Dennis Richardson and Richard Gibson Person of the Year

St. Maarten---The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association recognized Dennis Richardson and Richard Gibson sr. for their outstanding contribution and commitment in achieving the new constitutional change for St. Maarten and awarded them with t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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Prosecution UP Candidate Maria Buncamper-Molanus for Eco Green remains possible  

Candidate #23 Silvio Matser and UP-rep Roy Heyliger also in legal trouble St. Maarten – There is still no decision about the possible criminal prosecution of UP-candidate #21 Maria Buncamper-Molanus, the prosecutor’s office said in answer to

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

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Laville’s scholarships do not exist

St. Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Romain Laville said his goodbyes to politics last week with a full page color ad in the Daily Herald. However, the vice-president of parliament stretched the truth beyond breaking point in his advertis

Opinion - Posted by on January 15, 2014

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Opinion: The kindness of strangers

Fancy coming out of a supermarket, minding your own business, carrying one of those ugly black plastic bags holding a couple of Monsters and a chocolate bar. The next thing you know, your flat on your back and you are heavily bleeding from somewhere

Opinion - Posted by on December 27, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: A name for the Simpson Bay causeway

It is with much interest that I read the suggestion of Mr . Todd Peterson for a name for the causeway  in the Daily Herald  of Monday December 23.  Now that the bridge is open, kudos to all involved in the process, the big question is: what name w

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

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Today Newspaper honored with Public Media Award 2013 - Crystal Pineapple Awards names Jan Beaujon Person of the Year

Today Newspaper honored with Public Media Award 2013 – Crystal Pineapple Awards names Jan Beaujon Person of the Year

[caption id="attachment_25928" align="alignleft" width="550"] The winners of the Crystal Pineapple Awards proudly show their trophies. Photo Today / Leo Brown[/caption] St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade association SHTA decorat

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

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Justice Minister: No change to Dutch passport policy

St. Maarten – Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson wants to bring clarity to a news story that is living a life of its own, he feels, regarding Dutch passports and the rumors about changing the requirements to obtain one. “The decisions and r

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

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“Migrants are the engine of the economy” Richardson wants easier access to Dutch passports

St. Maarten – “Migrants are the engine of the economy and they should be able to obtain a Dutch passport in an easier way,” Justice Minister Dennis Richardson is quoted as saying in an article that appeared in the Volkskrant yesterday. “It

Opinion - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Opinion: Telegraaf Caribbean edition

Anybody excited about the arrival of the Telegraaf in Sint Maarten? On Saturday the Caribbean edition of the latest newspaper in the Netherlands landed left right and center in bars and other places as a promotional item. The paper was old (dated

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2013

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Late Editor-in-Chief gets moving service

St. Maarten - Making their presence felt at the memorial and thanksgiving service for the late Courtney Emmanuel Gibson at the SS.Simon & Jude Anglican Church on Back Street last Friday was as important as what the sympathizers  would have liked

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

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St. Maarten Justice Minister: “Where does it say I am not allowed to have a brothel?”

St. Maarten Justice Minister: “Where does it say I am not allowed to have a brothel?”

Justice Minister Duncan’s name was linked to two brothels last month – Bada Bing and the Seaman’s Club.Kingdom Council of Ministers expects action from government in bribery case St. Maarten – The Netherlands is expecting a gesture fro

Editorial - Posted by on March 12, 2013

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Editorial: Nagging questions (Bada Bing bribery scandal)

Daily Herald reporter Mike Granger denied yesterday that he received the Bada Bing-tape from UP-leader Theo Heyliger. That leaves the party-leader to answer the nagging questions. Did he ask Van den Heuvel to set up Patrick Illidge in an attempt to b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 12, 2013

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Mike Granger: “I received nothing from Mr. Heyliger”

St. Maarten – Daily Herald reporter Mike Granger denies the claim by Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel that Theo Heyliger handed over the bribery-tape featuring independent MP Patrick Illidge to him with the instruction to edit it down to the par

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

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Bada Bing boss Van den Heuvel tells his story “Theo Heyliger asked me to make that video”

Bada Bing boss Van den Heuvel tells his story “Theo Heyliger asked me to make that video”

[caption id="attachment_21765" align="alignleft" width="250"] Jaap van den Heuvel: “I am very sorry for what I have done.” Photo contributed.[/caption]St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Bada Bing-owner Jaap van den Heuvel made the video that appar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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St. Maarten Casinos disagree with fee increase

St. Maarten – The proposed fees on casino table games and slot machines for the government to generate at 7.5 million guilders in revenue has apparently not been met with the approval of the casino industry. The Casino Operators’ Association yest

Opinion - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Are the media biased?

This is an open letter to Paul de Windt and Courtney Gibson, publisher and editor respectively of The Daily Herald. Obviously, this letter should have appeared in that newspaper, but the author sent it to us because the Herald refused to publish it.

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Official results around the island relay

St. Maarten - There are no changes to the top finishers in the 25th Around the Island Relay which took place on November 11. The final results will come as good news to the 41 of the 50 teams that started the race. The time separating the first to

St. Maarten News - Posted by 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

Opinion - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Opinion: A dress code for journalists

Dear government, The weekly Council of Ministers’ press briefing is usually a relaxed and almost informal event whereby ministers give updates about their portfolios and whereby journalists have the opportunity to ask any questions they like. Ye

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 2, 2012

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Six royal decorations bring total since 1954 close to 230

GREAT BAY – Steel pan virtuoso Isidore York is now a knight in the order of Orange Nassau; five others became members of the order: Asha Stevens-Mohabier, Suzette Moses-Burton, Stella Elstak-Simmons, Duane Richardson-Gumbs and Soraida Ersilia-Isabe

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Opinion: The truth about money laundering

Justice Minister Duncan is apparently not aware of any report that indicates St. Maarten has a serious money laundering problem. Maybe he is unaware of an estimate by the International Monetary Fund that the Caribbean region launders an estimated

Uncategorized - Posted by on January 9, 2012

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How green is the Golden Rock? (St. Eustatius (Statia))

The Ecology Global Network published a four-part series written by Betsy Crowfoot about the looming Nu Star oil terminal expansion in Statia. The Island Council is considering an expansion with 30 to 40m oil tanks at the Farm, about one kilometer fro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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SHTA president Emil Lee wins Person of the Year award

Crystal Pineapple Awards MAHO - St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association President Emil Lee is this year’s person of the year for his outstanding contribution to his organization and to tourism in general. During the Crystal Pineapple Award

Opinion - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Opinion: Amber Alert (Missing Girl)

We read with some dismay the story about 13-year old Diamond Elisa who went missing on October 14, that’s nine days ago since yesterday. The story was buried on page 7 of The Daily Herald. We’re not criticizing our brethren on Bush Road; we’re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Pariani represents St. Maarten in regional spelling bee

Pariani represents St. Maarten in regional spelling bee

St. Maarten - Keya Pariani amassed 95 points Saturday on her way to winning the first Haliborange Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee Competition. The event was held at the Belair Community and Fitness Center with a large crowd from the five schools that ad

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