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Why is Simpson Bay still forgotten?

Dear Editor,

As a 25-year tourist/timeshare owner to St. Maarten this is obviously my/our preferred vacation spot and home away from home, I find it mind-boggling that the government still has not done anything to improve the conditions for the merchants and safety of its visitors in Simpson Bay.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that if there were sidewalks and some order to the...

God is speaking are we listening?

Dear Editor,

We are living in the last days and it is evident that many people are not listening to what God is...

A different love & pain

Dear Editor,

I have always been grateful for the job that I did, because more than anything else it taught me so...

The power of a praying woman

Dear Editor,

Prayer has always been the backbone of most Caribbean families for ages. Most people would readily...

Follow your stars, Star Peterson

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your paper to describe a Phenomenal Person of SXM.

Dear SXM (Star...

A different love & pain

Dear Editor,

I have always been grateful for the job that I did, because more than anything else it taught me so...

Mindful moments on living happy and up

Dear Editor,

Mindful living has to do with present moment awareness; however, if one is not here, it becomes...

Royal Decorations

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your well-read newspaper to bring clarity to a very disturbing full-page...

A rose by any name smells just as sweet

Dear Editor,

Last week, I read two articles in your paper from a Pastor, who explained the meaning and origin of...

The Believers Connection Convention or the Believers Confusion Convention?

Dear Editor,

The just-concluded convention, which was held at the Great Bay Sports Auditorium on the Long Wall Road...

Follow your stars, Star Peterson

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your paper to describe a Phenomenal Person of SXM.

Dear SXM (Star...

The prepared will inherit the future!

Dear Editor,

We want to congratulate the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the opening of the...

Mindful moments on the debate of raising the drinking age

Dear Editor,

Mindlessness is pushing forward with your goals in spite of heeding your sixth sense. Behind most...

In the spirit of Barbara Jordan

Dear Editor,

The late Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), (D., Texas), former member of the U.S. House of Representatives...

Goodness! Fire & Hell!

Dear Editor,

"Fire and Hell! And all things nasty is all the people of St. Maarten have to look forward to in the...

Do something about the broken hospital!

Dear Editor,

Since my last letter to you, regarding the service level and general condition of the operation at St...

Look in the mirror!

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One of the major challenges government is facing is in trying to reach on the second floor of progress...

What God has to say about Carnival?

Dear Editor,

Many people and religious believers would be celebrating this yearly event called Carnival.

For many...

SXM Airport should explore opportunities for additional European tourists

Dear Editor,

In November 2015, Norwegian Airlines will launch a non-stop service between London Gatwick and Puerto...

St. Maarten homebuyer’s nightmare

Dear Editor,

On July 19, 2004, I purchased in good faith a property on Fan Coral Rd. I was under the understanding...

Compulsory education is weakening the nation

Dear Editor,

Like tainted blood, compulsory education has destroyed the authenticity of the educational system. No...

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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...