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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the issues affecting our economy and neighbourhoods, especially with the spate of crime on the island.

Education is key to fighting crime by starting with the young generation, by teaching them morals and values within the school system. We have a lot of houses but few homes in the community and we...

It’s local news we want to hear!

Dear Editor,

We call ourselves country, but failed miserably to maintain a stable government over the years. In the...

Do we serve democracy by not holding new elections?

Dear Editor,

Much has been said about the matter of a motion of no confidence in the members of the Gumbs I cabinet...

Eight is more than seven

Dear Editor

I read the PM's “weighing in on the political turmoil” and would like to comment.

In 2013, the...

Get out

Dear Editor

With all the latest turmoil that has been going on between the Parliament of St. Maarten and the...

Politicians’ platforms need more specifics than just being ready

Dear Editor,

Whilst we can all hope that constitutional changes that limit the breakdowns in coalitions be enacted...

Permit me to clear the air

Dear Editor,

I am very pleased with the response we have being getting so far, to the problem we are trying to bring...

Total lack of integrity

Dear Editor,

Today there were two articles in The Daily Herald that set me to thinking. The front page article under...

Lt. Governor of St. Eustatius has no shame!

Dear Editor,

The mind-set of our people is still that everything coming from the other side of the Pond is needed...

Know your Constitution and Parliamentary form of Govt.

Dear Editor,

As reported in the media, the perception that “amending the Constitution” is the only solution to...

Not bound together by strong political visions

Dear Editor,

The changing of political affiliations by parliamentarians and the instability of the government and...

We can’t leave people on islands in the hands of big criminals

Dear Editor,

It isn’t really a festive celebration, the anniversary of the new countries Curaçao and St...

A step up

Dear Editor,

First a few Questions:

1. Is it a coincidence that a fall in government happened 10 days before the...

Rain and education

Dear Editor,

I read the editorial of Tuesday, September 29th, and smiled, because it brought back thoughts of my...

Let there be light

Dear Editor,

Hello.

I have to write fast before the power goes off.

What did St. Maarten use before...

Are all St. Maarteners crooks?

Dear Editor,

The word on the street and internationally is that St. Maarten has become a cesspool of crime and...

Hot, bothered and powerless

Dear Editor,

I just read GEBE’s press release about outages lasting till the end of next week, and more to come in...

Can we get financing?

Dear Editor,

I started to comment on a different topic when, what has become a nuisance, the days current went...

The foetus is too far gone to be aborted

Dear Editor,

It is obvious that the management of the school in Betty’s Estate that is currently under scrutiny...

Brilliant move by Heyliger & Marlin

Dear Editor,

There was a call by the leaders of the largest political parties in Parliament for independence. As...

Open letter to Parliament

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address the chairman of the house of parliament, the...

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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
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
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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...