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Home worker

Dear Queenie,

I work at home and because I don’t go to a place of business my family and friends don’t consider it “real work.” They are always calling me to ask me to look after their kids or go out to lunch with them or just to chat. But if I don’t get the work done I don’t get paid.

Queenie, how can I convince them to leave me alone during my working hours?—Home worker...

Etty Ket

Dear Queenie,

When you eat in a restaurant how do you calculate the tip – as a percentage of the food part of the...

Worried mother and wife

Dear Queenie,

Both my children and my husband are very much overweight. I’m worried about all of them but if I...

Klutz

Dear Queenie,

I’m very clumsy and I’m always bumping into things or tripping over them, so I usually have some...

Need to know why

Dear Queenie,

My (ex-)boyfriend told me out of the blue that he was done with me. He didn’t give me any reason...

Fatty’s sister

Dear Queenie,

My sister has always been overweight and finally recently she decided to go on a diet. We are all...

Old-fashioned

Dear Queenie,

What ever happened to the custom of a man asking a woman’s father – or both her parents – for...

Wife without flowers

Dear Queenie,

My husband helps me around the house and tells me all the time how much he loves me. He is a...

Etty Ket

Dear Queenie,

When you are riding in someone else’s vehicle, is it rude to ask them to turn on the radio to a...

Reluctant host

Dear Queenie,

With all that bad weather in the USA my sister in New York wants to come down here with her children...

Just wondering

Dear Queenie,

What do you say when people ask “How are you?” if you’ve been really sick or are having some...

Angry offspring

Dear Queenie,

When I moved out of my parents’ house to live on my own I only had a small apartment with not...

Unappreciated, disrespected and unloved!

Dear Queenie,

I need to draw on your emotional intelligence.

Last night I was to cook for three friends. I expected...

Not rich like them

Dear Queenie,

My husband and I have much less income than my brothers and sisters and their spouses. We live a...

Creeped out

Dear Queenie,

Last year I had a summer job with a local businessman. After I’d been there a week or so he started...

Window watcher

Dear Queenie,

I’m a married man and have no intention of cheating on my wife, but I can’t help noticing that...

Disgusted

Dear Queenie,

I’ve been dating a man who broke up with his former girlfriend after they had been together for...

Undecided

Dear Queenie,

My ex-wife is getting married and I received an invitation to the wedding. Our divorce was by mutual...

Etty Ket

Dear Queenie,

For Christmas a friend gave me a present that was an obvious re-gift. It even had her monogram on it...

Trying to accentuate the positive

Dear Queenie,

My girlfriend and I have been friends since high school and she’s been my girlfriend for a couple...

Recent bride

Dear Queenie,

My parents paid for a very nice wedding for me and my husband. But now they want to know exactly what...

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St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast for Saturday
Saturday, 17 October 2015
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00... Read more...
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SHTA poll: Businesses want anti-ship-jumping legislation
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Click here for SHTA graph pdf PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association... Read more...
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--“Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.”... Read more...
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
PARAMARIBO--Suriname’s National Reparations Committee NRCS has filed a request with President... Read more...
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case... Read more...
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
WASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban... Read more...
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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition
Friday, 16 October 2015
GENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of... Read more...
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring... Read more...
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Cuba in cash crunch due to low commodity prices, Venezuela woes
Friday, 16 October 2015
HAVANA--Low commodity prices, a drought at home and Venezuela's economic crisis have created a cash... Read more...
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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW YORK--As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with... Read more...
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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Editor, With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the... Read more...
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Had enough
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Queenie, My brother died years ago but his widow stayed close to our family. Eventually she... Read more...
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RBC St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Sister Marie Laurence defeated Leonald Conner in the RBC St. Maarten Little League School... Read more...
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Nadal trounces Wawrinka, Djokovic tames Tomic
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHINA-- Former world number one Rafa Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a... Read more...
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
DENVER--For the $2 he spent to buy three old photographs, Randy Guijarro may have hit the mother... Read more...
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
LAS VEGAS--Pro basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom spent a third day hospitalized on... Read more...
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ After three decade in cruise industry ~   By Alita Singh   Frank Bruney has seen tiny... Read more...
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ALL HANDS ON DECK, WE MADE IT!
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ Fair Transport Sailing Vessel Nordlys is launched ~   St. Maarten has been graced by the... Read more...
Editorial - Anybody’s guess
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Governor Eugene Holiday has decided to seek legal clarity on the current constitutional impasse.... Read more...
Editorial - Time is up
Friday, 16 October 2015
With so much ongoing constitutional turmoil, the fact that more than 100 people attended the... Read more...
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Notices October 16
Friday, 16 October 2015
General Meeting St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the... Read more...
Notices October 15
Thursday, 15 October 2015
General Meeting S.M.P.S.A. general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial... Read more...