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We need a reduction in the fuel clause now

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to share OSPP’s written request, on December 19, 2014, to President of Parliament Dr. Lloyd Richardson, that a meeting be called with NV GEBE to discuss a reduction of the fuel clause in our energy bills. The fact that a new government was sworn in Friday and a new minister will assume the responsibility of energy is no excuse to...

Finally, the truth has revealed itself

Dear Editor,

No matter how much a person tries to dodge the truth, his conscience always finds a way to expose it...

Health Care at SMMC

Dear Editor,

My wife and I took my 3-year-old daughter to the Emergency Room at St. Maarten Medical Center, because...

The ugly truth about the harbour

Dear Editor,

This week, the harbour's financials and an excerpt of a Panamanian financing company were published...

UP ready, not staying UP

Up say they was ready

Like a ever ready battery

NA say wee getting ready

DP say we was ready ah ready

But up to...

Mindful moments on the amygdala (emotional centre of the brain)

Dear Editor,

A formal mindfulness practice calms the brain by calming the amygdala, training it as it were, to look...

Being robbed at Mullet Bay Golf Course

Dear Editor,

That's right, it's a robbery. As of December 15 they are charging St. Maarten

residents US $90.00 to...

The Statia Referendum: a fundamental choice

Dear Editor,

On Wednesday, December 17, Statians have the opportunity to express themselves with regard to their...

When Common Sense Beats Education!

Dear Editor,

There is an English Proverb that states: If you think education is expensive try ignorance.

I would...

Hosting America’s Cup could generate millions for economy

Dear Editor,

Destination Sint Maarten's association with the America's Cup comes from the Sint Maarten 12 Metre...

The real downfall of National Alliance: my view

Dear Editor,

Whenever a party loses almost half of its seats that were gained in the previous election, it signifies...

Things most people don’t want to hear.

Dear Editor,

Just last week I heard a radio preacher confidently telling his listeners, "God loves the sinner, but...

Tis the Christmas Season

Good manning miss yaya

Min mother send min te ask yo

if yo could lend she ,Yo grater

Cauz she want te grat two...

Movie Night ‘Hidden Colours 1’: A success

Dear Editor,

The Marcus Garvey Grass Roots School for Education and Liberation earnestly believes that films have...

‘I can’t breathe!’

We need to stand up for what is right—do or dare

Don't be callous, don't ignore, don't practice being laissez...

Renovation Golden Rock Homes cancelled!

Dear Editor,

The working relationship with the Dutch housing corporation Woonlinie and St. Eustatius is again in...

‘The Sunshine-City, Guava-Berry sound’

Dear Editor,

St. Martin's (north and south) style of music has always intrigued me; therefore, I would like to tell...

Falling Short!

Dear Editor,

I could hardly believe what I read in The Daily Herald on Saturday, December 6. Three of the seven...

Help promote ethnic diverse input!

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address the management of all radio and cable...

Is it fair to all?

Dear Editor,

This title is again taken from a Rotary sign that I have seen on the island. As the government of St...

Serious business

Dear Editor,

They sometimes say that some things are better left without being said. This is my opinion about the...

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We need a reduction in the fuel clause now
Friday, 19 December 2014
Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to share OSPP’s written request, on... Read more...
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Santa’s helper
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Rotary Youth Soccer Competition
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George Clooney criticizes Hollywood in cyberattack
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Editorial - Hit the ground running
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Editorial - Inconclusive
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The referendum in St. Eustatius fell far short of the 60 per cent turnout considered the minimum to... Read more...
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Notices December 20
Friday, 19 December 2014
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Notices December 19
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