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Open letter to my National Alliance friends

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address my friends in the National Alliance.

My friends, it certainly is a privilege to me that an opinion or statement coming from an insignificant "character" like me has gotten "under your esteemed skin."

Notwithstanding the fact that you are now in charge of all the three seats in the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles for...

Open letter to Commissioner Theodore Heyliger

Dear Editor,
This letter is in response to comments made by Commissioner Heyliger regarding the beach replenishment...

Regarding the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Dear Editor,

As a former Heineken Regatta Steering Committee member (which is the committee that organises the event...

Mr. Concerned

This is my wakeup call for my beautiful Antillean sisters out there whose Antillean men continue to dis them for the...

St. Maarten soccer

Dear Editor,

After reading the well-written article of the former President of the St. Maarten Soccer Association...

Being preyed upon is a choice. Your choice?

Dear Editor,

Recent soft sentencing by judges for violent repeat terrorist offenders will put these terrorist back...

How Anguilla’s election was won

Dear Editor,

The Anguilla Election campaign of 2010 would go down in history as the most gruelling and intense...

Having second thoughts

Dear Queenie,

I have lived with my boyfriend for the past 2 years now. Everything was going smoothly until he began...

St. Maarten Soccer Association former president speaks out

Dear Editor,

I don't like to talk much, but up to now I didn't see any reaction on Mr. Willem Chr. Barendsen's...

Education is crucial to the rehabilitation of offenders

Dear Editor,

Educating young inmates through training in the trade areas of barber, computer repair and tailoring is...

Invader demands champagne

Dear Editor,

On Sunday night about 8:00pm my neighbour was watching TV with his wife, and a stranger who is a...

Open letter to the Lt. Gov Bada Bing, Bada Bing

Dear Editor,

We the residents of Simpson Bay, once a peaceful and quiet little fishing village, now the second city...

Desperate

Dear Queenie,

I like a boy. One day he came up to me and just kissed me. I felt so weird, but in a good way.

But he...

It takes a village to raise a child

Dear Editor,
It takes a village to raise a child. And we have to take it seriously. And each one of us has to do...

Is GEBE ultimately to blame? – Part 3

Dear Editor,

On the local radio program called "Now You Know" of Feb 24, 2010, Kenrick Chittick, an employee of...

Early warnings and broken silences

Dear Editor,

It would be remiss of me if I let this matter go unnoticed. From the inception of BZV being hired as...

I’m ready, he’s not

Dear Queenie,

My boyfriend moved in with me about a year ago for financial reasons and because we wanted to see...

St. Maarten should keep on the track already set

Dear Editor,

Many persons who do not understand how change processes take place are reacting in a very panicky...

It’s a threat to our ecosystem

Dear Editor,

I find it very strange and unacceptable that nobody is talking about what is going to happen to those...

Cooperation is possible

Dear Editor,

Your article about the salvage of a yacht in Simpson Bay, Wednesday, once again reflects the quantum...

Chop Suey

Dear Editor,

The meaning of Chop Suey is not only a name for one of the Chinese dishes; it also means a lot of...

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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...