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Unpaid advice to a stubborn Christian

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to respond, once again, to Mr. Clive Hodge on the subject of homosexuality.

Good morning Clive, thank you for your response. I have just a few remarks about your article.

1. You say that one per cent of the world is homosexual. Worldwide that percentage is between three and 10 per cent. (St. Maarteners think in St. Maarten it is three...

Confused Sister

Dear Queenie,

My sister gave me a pretty necklace for my birthday. Sometime later I saw her daughter wearing...

Counterpart policy will fail in its current form

Dear Editor,

In a letter to the Editor in January 2015, I gave an opinion about the Counterpart policy. Afterward...

An idea whose time has come

Dear Editor,

St. Maarten is getting more populated by the day, not less; and, the number of vehicular accidents...

Etty Ket

Dear Queenie,

Our family gets together on special occasions, but one person’s spouse works odd hours and often...

Offended

Dear Queenie,

What is it with people nowadays? Why can't they put down their cell phones and/or other gadgets long...

Officer Benjamin's sacrifice

Dear Editor,

Last week's shooting of a police officer by a coward with a gun has brought our once- tranquil...

Fed up daughter

Dear Queenie,

My father died a few years ago and since then my mother has turned her back on all her own friends...

Taking crime to a higher level

Dear Editor,

Wednesday morning, August 4th, was another busy day in Front Street, Philipsburg, as three tourist...

Dating again

Dear Queenie,

I’ve been divorced for several years now and I’ve been dating a man who is some kind of cousin to...

Urgency to take action is now

Dear Editor,

In solidarity with the shooting incident that occurred in Philipsburg this week, our thoughts and...

Caught in the middle

Dear Queenie,

A couple of years after my first wife died I got married again. The problem is that she refuses to...

Teenager

Dear Queenie,

I want to ask my doctor to give me birth control pills but I’m afraid he will tell my parents and...

Who will honour those who dishonour themselves?

Dear Editor,

I fully expected negative feedback to my last article (Detestable Practices) from at least one or two...

Worried aunt

Dear Queenie,

My sister's children are so spoiled!

They have a tantrum if things aren't just the way they want...

Will all the feathers ever get back in the bag?

Dear Editor,

The following thoughts have been triggered by a phone call I received a couple of evenings ago from a...

Unforgiving daughter

Dear Queenie,

A while ago I had an argument with my father and we both said some pretty nasty things and didn’t...

Response to letter of Mr. Clive Hodge

Dear Editor,

St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE) stands by its statement that it is willing to...

Had enough

Dear Queenie,

I have a friend who calls me whenever she needs to vent about something that’s gone wrong. She goes...

Elderly reader

Dear Queenie,

One of our close friend’s children is getting married for the second time. We are invited to this...

New law firm

Dear Editor,

In your paper of today, page 9 you, have an article about a new law firm being established. As a devout...

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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...