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Request to Prosecutor Kamps: ‘Do not hold Judith on trumped up charges’

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address Prosecutor Tineke Kamps.

Prosecutor Kamps: via the local media this Thursday morning, July 2, 2015, we have learned that the rumours pertaining to the arrest of Ms. Judith Roumou are indeed factual. Before this, our main source of information about this case was Facebook.

It became very clear to us from reading the many...

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...

The hypocrisy of a Caribbean Marxist

Dear Editor,

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

‘Truly worrisome’

Dear Editor,

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

Sahara dust

Dear Editor,

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

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...

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...

Always be prepared

Dear Editor,

The saying is well prepared and well documented. I do not know that if it was grandstanding or trying...

Time to make use of all the tools at our disposal

Dear Editor,

With much interest I read the letter by some of the leaders and lecturers of the University of St...

Gearing up to a new era of colonialism and nepotism

Dear Editor,

Lately, our representatives seem to worry a lot -and sometimes rightly so- about the Dutch (post)...

Ease the tension

Dear Editor,

The tensions between the administrators on Statia and those in The Hague are flaring up again, and we...

Rain Forest Adventures replies to Barbara Cannegieter’s letter

Dear Editor,

This is written in response to your letter to the editor on June 16, titled "Rain Forest Adventures did...

Is ‘claire voyance’ an exact science?

Dear Editor,

For years now on a constant basis, names like Kaba, Francoise, Toulle and several others, have...

Only the People can save the people!

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

Region's Corruption - the idea for this paper was born in my heart, when I read an article by Prof...

Rain Forest Adventures did not invite SXM Pride

Dear Editor,

I read with interest the article in Monday's paper stating that Rain Forest Adventures met with members...

Look at it from a broader perspective

Dear Editor,

Is it really discriminatory for Holland to stipulate that Dutch be a part of the requirement to obtain...

‘Excusez-moi?’ – Muppet time for Astrid on Statia

Dear Editor,

"Statia needs me and I am now heading home!" With these words, Statia Commissioner of Finance Astrid...

Is Alegria’s concept possible?

Dear Editor:

After reviewing the plans released for the former Caravanserai and surrounding properties, I cannot...

Is this the only discriminatory decision?

Dear Editor,

Permit me to remind myself that I believe in being fair to all, to avoid being accused of doing the...

An excuse for evil

Dear Editor,

On June 5 your Opinions section printed an article from a ‘mysterious’ writer that I feel must be...

Lawless country St. Maarten

Dear Editor,

Please grant me a lil space in your paper.

Sorry to say it but this island is sinking garbage, is...

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Dutch ban public gatherings after riots over Aruban death
Friday, 03 July 2015
THE HAGUE--Police in The Hague fired warning shots and arrested 34 people during a third straight... Read more...
Arrested Kadaster head to sit out 475 days for social-benefit fraud
Friday, 03 July 2015
~Ordered to pay back 38,500 euros~ PHILIPSBURG--Kadaster Director Clemens Roos, who was arrested... Read more...
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OECS condemns Dominican Republic deportations, European Union blacklist
Thursday, 02 July 2015
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada--The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has joined the growing... Read more...
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We have our own Greece in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--Puerto Rico cannot repay its debts. The governor of the island, Alejandro... Read more...
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Lawsuit filed against America over protections for rare wolf
Thursday, 02 July 2015
WASHINGTON--A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife... Read more...
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All clear after false alarm over shots at Washington Navy Yard
Thursday, 02 July 2015
WASHINGTON--Police issued an "all clear" on Thursday after a false alarm about gunshots fired at... Read more...
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Germany says new reports of US spying harm security ties
Thursday, 02 July 2015
BERLIN/WASHINGTON--Germany is taking seriously the latest reports about U.S. spying on senior... Read more...
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Brazil police arrest another former Petrobras executive
Thursday, 02 July 2015
SAO PAULO--Brazilian police arrested Jorge Zelada, former director of Petrobras' international... Read more...
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IMF warns Greece of huge financial hole
Friday, 03 July 2015
ATHENS/WASHINGTON--The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the... Read more...
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BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over 2010 spill
Friday, 03 July 2015
HOUSTON--BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states... Read more...
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Request to Prosecutor Kamps: ‘Do not hold Judith on trumped up charges’
Thursday, 02 July 2015
Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address Prosecutor Tineke Kamps.... Read more...
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Not a mind-reader
Thursday, 02 July 2015
Dear Queenie, I was planning a surprise party for my husband’s birthday and sent out a lot of... Read more...
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Business Soccer Tournament
Thursday, 02 July 2015
FC Soualiga women’s soccer team, will  hosting their third annual Business Soccer Tournament... Read more...
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Nadal loss sends shockwaves round Wimbledon
Thursday, 02 July 2015
LONDON-- The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters at Wimbledon was spectacular halted on... Read more...
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Jada Pinkett Smith on being the feminist force of Magic Mike XXL
Thursday, 02 July 2015
LOS ANGELES--From playing the villainous, manipulative Fish Mooney on Fox's Batman origins TV... Read more...
Rolling Stones will stage major career exhibit at London gallery
Thursday, 02 July 2015
LONDON--Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones will put on their first major exhibition looking at... Read more...
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Just Ask Aggie!
Thursday, 02 July 2015
Welcome to the first edition of "Just Ask Aggie", where the knowledgeable Aggie answers your... Read more...
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Celebrating 4th of July
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
~ American Independence Day ~ With the progress of globalization, July Fourth is arguably the most... Read more...
Editorial - Time running out
Thursday, 02 July 2015
It appears a General Measure of Kingdom Governance to impose an Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten... Read more...
Editorial - Let justice run its course
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
What happened to Mitch Henriquez in The Hague is obviously regrettable. The Aruban who was visiting... Read more...
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Thursday July. 02, 2015
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Tuesday June. 30, 2015
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Notices July 3
Thursday, 02 July 2015
Teachers, Volunteers Needed I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Foundation is seeking teachers (Special Ed) and... Read more...
Notices July 2
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Teachers, Volunteers Needed I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Foundation is seeking teachers (Special Ed) and... Read more...