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How to stop the spread of rabies

Animal Defenders SXM was very surprised to read that pet owners are advised to vaccinate their dogs against rabies while people are not even vaccinating for distemper. Stopping the transport of pets would be a much simpler approach; no more permits for anyone, something that, at the end of the day, will save lots of lives, tears and money. A simple import and export ban would be an effective...

Mr. Sneek lost it, again

Dear Editor,

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

Worried girlfriend

Dear Queenie,

My mother doesn’t like my boyfriend because she says the men in his family are all cheaters and it...

Lopsided flight

Dear Editor,

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

Reluctant hostess

Dear Queenie,

I make a point of cooking nutritious meals and I don’t keep junk food in the house. However, we...

Worried friend

Dear Queenie,

When my husband and I had bad times in our marriage I used to talk to my best friend about our...

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...

Not a mind-reader

Dear Queenie,

I was planning a surprise party for my husband’s birthday and sent out a lot of invitations well in...

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...

Etty Ket

Dear Queenie,

When someone in a workplace brings in goodies to celebrate a special occasion, do you have to eat...

The hypocrisy of a Caribbean Marxist

Dear Editor,

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

Ears burning

Dear Queenie,

Nowadays it seems everyone talks with a foul mouth – f***ing this and s*** that. I was not brought...

‘Truly worrisome’

Dear Editor,

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

Worried mother

Dear Queenie,

My 8-year-old son has started telling lies about little things like if he brushed his teeth or did he...

Etty Ket

Dear Queenie,

The other day I asked someone I work with to go to lunch with me so we could discuss a project we...

Sahara dust

Dear Editor,

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

Scared

Dear Queenie,

I got divorced not too long ago and I’m having trouble getting used to living alone. The worst part...

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...

Etty Ket

Dear Queenie,

I was taught that it is polite to for a man to open a door for a woman to pass through. But these...

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...

Faithful reader

Dear Queenie,

I don’t live on the island anymore, but I saw this on Facebook and I must say that I agree with...

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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...