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Should have known

Dear Editor,

It is a very high standard, but a very basic tenement of management. The fact is that a settlement of this size is catastrophic for the harbour.

I disagree with your editorial of “costly mistake” – there is no such thing. There is only accountability when it involves transactions of this magnitude. It is irrelevant whether he knew or not – He is the Director – and...

Again, is this necessary?

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

I read “an explanation to our readers” and the “Publisher’s Note” and in no way would I...

Your reputation is on the line

Dear Editor,

Permit me to express a word of caution to our new Minister of VROMI, Claret Connor. I write this...

It’s time to move on

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

If government officials cannot address the public in a sober and civil manner, then they need to...

St. Maarten independent in 2020?

Dear Editor,

With so many politicians facing serious legal challenges, jail sentences, distrust locally, as well as...

Wow! Guard dogs in Front Street

Dear Editor,

“We've come a long way” is usually used in a positive sense. I do not know if it is necessary to...

Speaking out loud & clear

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some much needed space to address some issues. Some current and longstanding issues...

Kudos to Dennis

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson.

Thank...

Attorney-general Guus Schram

PG  On the occasion of the installation of members of the Joint Court of Justice  11 September 2015

Thank...

More questions than answers

Dear Editor,

There seems to be more questions than answers within our political sphere. This is the sad reality that...

Our proud civil servant

Dear Editor,

I, the undersigned, would like to congratulate the honourable Christophe Emmanuel for a job well done...

New Black Peter is refugee washing up on shores of Fortress Europe

Dear Editor,

Whenever we see the dehumanizing images of young children from Syria and Somalia washing up on the...

Mullet Bay Golf Course

Dear Editor,

It’s a crying shame it should have to come to that! However, it is time that the golfers take a...

Why would St. Maarten allow foxes to run the hen house?

Dear Editor,

St. Maarten continues to work on what has been generally referred to as timeshare owner consumer...

Important that we do not allow public debt to grow

Dear Editor,

Recently I was in a meeting where it was argued by an influential Sint Maartener, very forcefully that...

Status Quo

Dear Editor,

Another political year comes to an end in Great Bay, and the biggest losers are our people. We would...

Attempts to tarnish our good name regrettable

Dear Editor,

The management and board of Sint Eustatius National Parks Foundation (STENAPA) have taken note of Leo...

Where is the Timeshare legislation that would have helped prevent this disaster?

Dear Editor,

We celebrate the legal victory of the handful of timeshare tourists who were willing to organise...

Leadership needed to exit vicious circle

Dear Editor,

Not only in Sint Maarten, but in the entire Caribbean, there are huge expectations from governments to...

Your own conclusions

Dear Editor,

It has been a trying week – two major storms have passed us by without any damage or significant...

Time to help Dominica is now

Dear Editor,

In the past we on St. Maarten/St. Martin have repeatedly gone to the extent in helping those in our...

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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...