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Education, St. Maarten’s primary emergency

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

Allow me to first of all inform you that I am not an educator nor do I pretend to have all the answers. I will try as much as possible to steer clear of the clichés and any semblance of personal attacks, however, should some feathers be ruffled so be it.

We have all heard or read in the wisdom of our forefathers the adage "those who fail to prepare, prepare to fail." This seems...

Our corrupt government lets outsiders destroy our beaches

Dear Editor,

Reading in The Daily Herald of today, Friday, May 22, 2015, pupils from Regina school collected 25 bags...

Ref: Health Issues

Dear Editor,

I, the undersigned, would like to bring the following to your attention. As a concerned citizen and...

Are we getting the best government structure?

Dear Editor,

St. Maarten is witnessing a watershed moment where the excessive expectations of citizens of the public...

Mindful moments on raging children

Dear Editor,

Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle ~ Plato.

When one practices mindfulness, one...

Police harassment

Dear Editor,

Last Friday I was at Lagoonies with my wife, having a good time with some food and drinks. Koolberry...

Find it soon!

Dear Editor,

In a democracy, elections are the main catalyst for change or status quo in most conservative...

Congratulations to taxi drivers

Dear Editor,

It is rarely that people ask me to "write for them" that I accept, because I consider it their opinion...

What a charade!

Dear Editor,

The continuation of the Central Committee meeting on May 7, 2015 on the Harbour Security contract was a...

Mindful moments on fostering integrity

Dear Editor,

In a mindfulness practice of sitting and paying attention to the minuscule, one trains the mind in...

St. Maarten is on right track

Dear Editor,

Things are looking up economically over the next four years and beyond.

Since 2008/2009, when the...

Parliament must do its job

Dear Editor,

Never have I witnessed such a degrading meeting of the people's business in parliament as that meeting...

Decision to lease out Emilio Wilson Estate & to allow housing is improper

Dear Editor,

Over the past twenty to thirty years, many residents; cultural- heritage activists, environmentalists...

A crucial election: The next Commonwealth Secretary-General

By Alex May

The last rites have been read prematurely for the Commonwealth many times. But even some of its...

Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Dear Editor,

On Saturday I was doing a little shopping at a supermarket in Cole Bay when I decided to look over...

Missing in action

Dear Editor,

It appears to me that the Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs and the political leader Theodor Heyliger of this...

People want leadership

Dear Editor,

Member of Parliament George Pantophlet says that the people of St. Maarten don't need more politicians...

When would we ever get it right?

Dear Editor,

Since the election last year we have experienced and endured constant and unrelenting barrages from the...

Farewell, Island Mama

Dear Editor,

Please allow me a little more space in your paper to bid farewell to yet another Awesome person of SXM...

President François Hollande trumps with a six of hearts

Dear Editor,

In The Daily Herald, Saturday, May 9, 2015, edition we quote: "....He announced St. Martin will get the...

Lost dog or ‘mysterious disappearance’?!

Dear Editor,

She was lovely, slightly brownish short red-haired with a lovely white spot on her chest, small size...

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Economic framework ‘good’ although not yet convincing
Monday, 25 May 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Stakeholders are still digesting the content of the newly-presented draft National... Read more...
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AUC honours Best with transformational award
Monday, 25 May 2015
MAHO--St. Maarten Inspector General Dr. Earl Best was one of several persons to receive the... Read more...
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CWC set to introduce post-hurricane drones
Monday, 25 May 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--With a week to go before the June 1 official start of the Atlantic hurricane... Read more...
Quake jolts Trinidad 2nd time this week; also felt in Grenada
Friday, 22 May 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--A second earthquake in three days jolted Trinidad and Tobago Thursday. The... Read more...
Fate of domestic surveillance program uncertain after vote
Sunday, 24 May 2015
WASHINGTON--The U.S. Senate blocked a measure to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans'... Read more...
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Obama reaffirms commitment to Israel security to American Jews
Friday, 22 May 2015
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama, seeking to shore up support from the Jewish community ahead of... Read more...
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Irish voters support same-sex marriage in social revolution
Monday, 25 May 2015
DUBLIN--The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a... Read more...
Spain's ruling party gets worst local election result in 20 years
Sunday, 24 May 2015
MADRID/VALENCIA, Spain--Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) took a battering in regional and local... Read more...
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China, Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link
Monday, 25 May 2015
BEIJING--China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300... Read more...
Middle East business leaders meet in shadow of ISIS
Monday, 25 May 2015
DEAD SEA, Jordan--Islamic State militants were not invited to a conference of several hundred... Read more...
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Education, St. Maarten’s primary emergency
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Dear Editor, Allow me to first of all inform you that I am not an educator nor do I pretend to have... Read more...
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Happy showering
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Dear Queenie, Bwahahahahahahahahaha! Thanks for the LOL! Because of you I spilled coffee on my... Read more...
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Learning Unlimited and Combined win Interscholastic Soccer titles
Sunday, 24 May 2015
BELVEDERE— Learning Unlimited Hotshots won the age Seven and Under Champions in the 23rd edition... Read more...
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Nevis lifts third Masters Cup
Sunday, 24 May 2015
CUL DE SAC—Nevis Masters Cricket Team lifted its third consecutive Leeward Island Masters... Read more...
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Sweden's Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest
Monday, 25 May 2015
VIENNA--Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday,... Read more...
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France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes
Monday, 25 May 2015
CANNES, France--French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at... Read more...
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Popcorn
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Hans Minnaert: The creative force behind Forget the Popcorn Social media has been abuzz lately with... Read more...
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Funds for Sax Concert
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
@ Karakter Friday Connis Vanterpool is lonely. He has been without his trusty, shiny companion for... Read more...
Editorial Safety first
Monday, 25 May 2015
In a way today’s story about mandatory student identification (ID) cards is sad. For many... Read more...
Editorial - Less is more?
Saturday, 23 May 2015
Parliamentarian Maurice Lake has a point (see related story). The Gumbs cabinet has been short of... Read more...
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Saturday May. 23, 2015
Friday, 22 May 2015
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Friday May. 22, 2015
Friday, 22 May 2015
Notices May 25
Monday, 25 May 2015
Summer Camp Skills Educational Summer Camp is registering children ages 3 to 18 for its Summer... Read more...
Notices May 22
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Friday May 22 FREE BIRD WALK Organised by Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) and... Read more...