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Let us steer away from negativity in tackling environmental issues

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

Although it may not seem so, the Fifth National Report of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to assess the status of the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, released by Dutch State Secretary of Economic Affairs Sharon Dijksma, does not paint as bleak a picture as it may initially seem, or which has been reported during the previous days.

Some years ago I was...

Our judiciary system needs a complete overhaul

Dear Editor,

Sexual molestation is swiftly becoming the norm and the rights of our children are just about obsolete...

Joint Court of Justice does not know how to count to two

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

I realize that a newspaper usually is not the right place to discuss the content of the verdict of a...

Pensioners not happy with new cable charges

Dear Editor,

As of the April 1, pensioners are now being charged US $45 to view their favourite television...

Protection of local entertainers

Dear Editor,

After reading the reports and seeing photos in the daily newspapers of the lighted parade that was held...

Election date postponement request

Dear Editor,

Yesterday morning I read the article in your newspaper in which Minister President, the Honourable Mrs...

Stop seeing sovereignty, independence as taboo

Dear Editor,

Yet another election looms around the corner and as if scripted the parties are yet to offer a modicum...

Our children need protection

Dear Editor,

As a "Non Original Son" of the soil, l must admit that I have absolutely no business interfering in St...

Development: is it a good or bad thing?

Dear Editor,

Once again, politicians and candidates are gearing up for the upcoming elections and as customary; the...

Generic medication

Dear Editor,

Today I was sent by the SMMC Pharmacy to have a stamp put on a prescription that I have been taking for...

Oh Sweet St. Maarten Land

Dear Editor,

The role of government is to safeguard, in every way, the wellbeing of the people they have chosen to...

Commissioners of Finance do not pay themselves

Dear Editor,

Thursday and Friday there was a heated debate in the island council on the US $15,000 salary advance...

When the cow drowns then we cover the well

Dear Editor,

It surprises me to read in the newspaper that our honourable parliamentarian is complaining about...

Make the right decision please!

Dear Editor,

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

Please...

Civil Registry very stressful

Dear Editor,

Many, many people are going to the Civil Registry to renew their passports only to be told they have to...

Unpaid advice about airport roundabout

Dear Editor,

I have seen now several times the "3 million" dollar pelicans in the airport roundabout. I am...

News at its best

Dear Editor,

Let me guess. Not only is Tintamarre island poised to become a Principality (a la Monaco) with its own...

Just a thought

Dear Editor,

I listened to a programme with two youngsters who recently returned from their studies. Their complaint...

Awkwardly familiar

Dear Editor,

Early last week I decided to attend the plenary session of parliament to try to follow the discussion...

Who’s fooling who?

Dear Editor,

A set of us were sitting at a location, and as usual, these days it is about Carnival or politics. So...

I waited and waited, but the call never came

Dear Editor,

All over the world governments are changed for all kinds of reasons. For governments to change people...

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Fish Day returns with emphasis on security
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Hamas, PLO announce reconciliation agreement
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs stock split
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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Let us steer away from negativity in tackling environmental issues
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Dear Editor, Although it may not seem so, the Fifth National Report of the Kingdom of the... Read more...
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Unhappy teenage son
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Dear Queenie, My parents do not get along very well and have not for as long as I can remember.... Read more...
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Little League
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The runner, JP Greaux from Sagicor takes off to second against The Daily Herald in the St. Maarten... Read more...
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Tae kwon do students pass Belt examination
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
MIDDLE REGION--Forty students from the King Yen tae kwon Do took and past their belt examination... Read more...
Oscar winner Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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MTV Video Music Awards will return to Los Angeles
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
LOS ANGELES--The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the music industry's top televised... Read more...
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Daybreak Breakfast Fete
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Back with a Bang! If you think the first one was great, wait until you experience the second annual... Read more...
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Grand Parade
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Editorial - Good and bad
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Earth Day went by relatively unnoticed on Tuesday, which is understandable considering the Easter... Read more...
Editorial - Helpful reminder
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
With Easter, Carnival and everything else that's going on this month, the recent presentation to... Read more...
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Notices April 24
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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Notices April 23
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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