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What must the tourists think of us!!

OPINION_BANNERHello Government officials, Car rental agencies, Hotel managers, and anyone else who has the first initial contact with visitors to our island when they arrive,

On Monday I met a couple who are on the island for a week and spoke with them as they came into our shop to rent bicycles. When I asked them how they were enjoying their stay, they commented that the island was quite messy. I told them...

Hopefully a new trend

Dear Editor,

Anyone who follows what happens in the world of politics would be surprised if Theo Heyliger is really...

Mindful moments on anxiety

Dear Editor,

Mindfulness is your ability to stay with the present moment. It is the discipline of listening to your...

Why Saleh is wrong

Dear Editor,

I have much respect for Professor Jaime Saleh, former Governor of the Netherlands Antilles. However, I...

Friendly or Fantasy Island?

Dear Editor,

Some people may call St. Maarten the Friendly Island while others will call it the Fantasy Island but...

Make a start

You don't like what you see? Simply close your eyes

Choose to focus on change or be stuck with the "whys?"

Notice...

R.I.P. Ruby

Dear Editor,

The dog was chained to a tamarind tree her whole life 24/7. She was a strong, healthy and lovely dog...

Why aren’t inspectors putting end to abuse in day care centre?

Dear Editor,

Just a few weeks ago there was a headline in this paper concerning an investigation into child abuse at...

Congratulations

Dear Editor,

Friday saw the swearing in of a new Parliament for the governing term 2014-2018. After all is said...

Political parties not what made out to be

Dear Editor,

The Dutch (and much of the rest of the world that may be interested) must be scratching their heads...

Motion on constitutional referendum irresponsible

Dear Editor,

Wednesday, October 8, the Island Council of Statia passed a motion to hold a referendum preferably...

Shouldn’t we march against corruption?

Dear Editor,

The upcoming march against the meddling of the Dutch is beyond me. Instead of concerned citizens...

Local politics and Ebola

Dear Editor,

I have been watching with interest at the present situation in Africa involving the Ebola virus, and...

Mindfulness moments on substance abuse in our young

Dear Editor,

Mindfulness is staying with the experience; as in body and soul. It is the direct opposite experience...

Constitutional crisis in country St. Maarten

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address the Government of St. Maarten.

On the front...

Who is the Dutch?

Dear Editor,

If a congressman from the United States would make a statement about St. Maarten, would we then...

Coup d'état by the Dutch Second Chamber

Dear Editor,

Noticeably was that one day after the Parliamentary Election that was held on August 29, that some...

Changing the people or changing the system?

Dear Editor,

On 10-10-2014 Sint Maarten will exist four years as an independent Country within the Kingdom of the...

iDad challenges fathers of St. Maarten/St. Martin

Dear Editor,

Fathers are just as essential to healthy child development as mothers. A father brings unique...

Mindful moments on single mothers

Dear Editor,

Many times people tell me they cannot meditate that their mind is all over the place. This is not...

Holier than thou

Dear Editor,

The country is abuzz about yet another attempt to form a government after the first parliamentary...

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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Mosquito fogging starts November 1
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California community suffers as wells dry up
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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White House fence jumper to face mental evaluation
Thursday, 23 October 2014
WASHINGTON--The man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night was charged in... Read more...
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Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria
Thursday, 23 October 2014
OTTAWA--The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently... Read more...
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Economic bounce, tough campaign point to Rousseff win
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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EU strikes compromise to set new climate target
Thursday, 23 October 2014
BRUSSELS--European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030,... Read more...
Citigroup will revisit US court over Argentine bond payments
Thursday, 23 October 2014
NEW YORK--A U.S. judge has scheduled a Dec. 2 hearing to weigh whether or not Citigroup Inc can... Read more...
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What must the tourists think of us!!
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Hello Government officials, Car rental agencies, Hotel managers, and anyone else who has the first... Read more...
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Confused
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Dear Queenie, I have two friends who always visit me at the same time. Even when I arrange to get... Read more...
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Lievense engineering Relay Race strategy
Thursday, 23 October 2014
SIMPSON BAY--The 27th annual Around the Island Relay Race may break the record for most teams... Read more...
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Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Williams bounces back
Thursday, 23 October 2014
SINGAPORE-- Maria Sharapova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread... Read more...
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A Minute With: Shailene Woodley on teen sex, violence and Marvel
Thursday, 23 October 2014
LOS ANGELES--For actress Shailene Woodley, transitioning from her teen years into adulthood in... Read more...
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Keanu Reeves returns to the dark side in John Wick
Thursday, 23 October 2014
NEW YORK--Actor Keanu Reeves travels to a murky underworld in the action thriller, "John Wick,"... Read more...
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Carib Swimteam Coach
Thursday, 23 October 2014
New CST coach makes an impact ~ CST wins Corail Helicopter Fall Meet ~ Carib Swim Team (CST) held... Read more...
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Hurricane Story
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The writer is a student at Methodist Agogic Centre, read her great review of the passing of... Read more...
Editorial - On their own terms
Thursday, 23 October 2014
MAN leader Charles Cooper did the right thing by apologising for saying "blood will flow" should... Read more...
Editorial - Not much of a choice
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
By unanimously passing a motion rejecting the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to... Read more...
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Thursday Oct. 23, 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Notices October 22
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Friday, October 24 KIDS NIGHT OUT Organised by Beyond Writing Foundation Place: Culture &... Read more...
Notices October 21
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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