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Mr. Sneek lost it, again

Dear Editor,

On Friday, July 3, 2015, the headlines of this well-read newspaper stated: "Koos Sneek Files Charges Against Clyde van Putten."

Mr. Sneek plays the victim here. The victim of slander, of unsubstantiated accusations. Now playing the role of a victim is a rescue mechanism to protect the person's ego when he fails to reach his important goals. Instead of admitting that he failed in...

Lopsided flight

Dear Editor,

I have taken note on the press release by the Board of the UPP, pertaining to the indecisiveness of MP...

Request to Prosecutor Kamps: ‘Do not hold Judith on trumped up charges’

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address Prosecutor Tineke Kamps.

Prosecutor Kamps: via...

The effect of Racism, Slavery and the Civil War in a Civilized Society

Dear Editor,

The title above has led to the introduction of this piece of writing. Twenty-one-year-old Dylan Roof...

The hypocrisy of a Caribbean Marxist

Dear Editor,

On Saturday night at University of St. Martin, Comrade Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St...

‘Truly worrisome’

Dear Editor,

I would like to congratulate the graduates of both the Prins Willem-Alexander School and the St...

Sahara dust

Dear Editor,

Sahara dust, and in general the small particle air pollution known as PM2.5 that includes Sahara dust...

An Integrity Committee is most definitely needed

Dear Editor,

Okay, I have read the document on the establishing of the Integrity Committee (IC) and I must say that...

Rolling back the ‘Arm’s-length’ Policy: Govt & its companies in the power play

Dear Editor,

Once upon a time, in the last century, what we know today as "government-owned companies" were...

Always be prepared

Dear Editor,

The saying is well prepared and well documented. I do not know that if it was grandstanding or trying...

Time to make use of all the tools at our disposal

Dear Editor,

With much interest I read the letter by some of the leaders and lecturers of the University of St...

Gearing up to a new era of colonialism and nepotism

Dear Editor,

Lately, our representatives seem to worry a lot -and sometimes rightly so- about the Dutch (post)...

Ease the tension

Dear Editor,

The tensions between the administrators on Statia and those in The Hague are flaring up again, and we...

Rain Forest Adventures replies to Barbara Cannegieter’s letter

Dear Editor,

This is written in response to your letter to the editor on June 16, titled "Rain Forest Adventures did...

Is ‘claire voyance’ an exact science?

Dear Editor,

For years now on a constant basis, names like Kaba, Francoise, Toulle and several others, have...

Only the People can save the people!

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

Region's Corruption - the idea for this paper was born in my heart, when I read an article by Prof...

Rain Forest Adventures did not invite SXM Pride

Dear Editor,

I read with interest the article in Monday's paper stating that Rain Forest Adventures met with members...

Look at it from a broader perspective

Dear Editor,

Is it really discriminatory for Holland to stipulate that Dutch be a part of the requirement to obtain...

‘Excusez-moi?’ – Muppet time for Astrid on Statia

Dear Editor,

"Statia needs me and I am now heading home!" With these words, Statia Commissioner of Finance Astrid...

Is Alegria’s concept possible?

Dear Editor:

After reviewing the plans released for the former Caravanserai and surrounding properties, I cannot...

Is this the only discriminatory decision?

Dear Editor,

Permit me to remind myself that I believe in being fair to all, to avoid being accused of doing the...

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Saturday, 17 October 2015
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Friday, 16 October 2015
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Friday, 16 October 2015
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Friday, 16 October 2015
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
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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
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
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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...