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Editorial - Local solution

As foreseen, the continued problems with the budget are starting to have an effect on the public sector. For example...

Editorial - Put up or shut up

Parliamentarian Maurice Lake has a point (see Thursday paper). The persistent rumours that government is about to...

Editorial - Loud and clear

The figures presented by Transparency International (TI) regarding poverty in St. Maarten (see related story) are...

Editorial - Unproductive approach

The long-awaited Transparency International (TI) report is out and the general conclusions are not that shocking. The...

Editorial - Single market

That Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake is concerned about the cost of living on the island (see related story)...

Editorial - Badly-needed jobs

The slowdown regarding investment in the local economy was confirmed by Windward Islands Bank (WIB) Managing Director...

Editorial Bare necessity

Again a public warning has been issued about the lack of marketing for the island, this time by its top bookings...

Editorial - Something tangible

That the Parliament of St. Maarten has agreed to co-sign a letter to the First and Second Chambers of Parliament in...

Editorial - On the side of caution

The recent stabbing incident at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM (see related story) must have been quite...

Editorial - Clear explanation

The conclusion in Tuesday’s headline that St. Maarten has become less dependent on tourism based on the Central...

Editorial - Jurisprudence

The application of rulings by the Joint Court of Justice regarding the American-Dutch Friendship Treaty of 1956 (see...

Editorial - Collective responsibility

A tropical wave in the Atlantic that had some potential for development (see Saturday paper) is no longer being...

Editorial - What’s going on?

The visa requirement for Colombians to visit Curaçao and St. Maarten was dropped effective July 1. Although it took...

Editorial - Mixed messages

The latest word from the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) does not give rise to optimism particularly...

Editorial - Sooner or later

The governing programme of the UP-led coalition, although presented rather late in the day, contains a few...

Editorial - Inquiry welcome

What already had been rumoured is now a fact. The Prosecutor’s Office is making use of its authority under the...

Editorial - Follow the rules

It may not seem like big deal, but the average motorist is probably pleased about Sunday afternoon's surprise police...

Editorial - How many?

The oath-taking ceremony for the first St. Maarten-born cardiologist, Emiko Bird-Lake, no doubt filled her family...

Editorial - Calm and stability

No news is good news, it is often said, and one can only hope that will prove the case for Friday's meeting of the...

Editorial - Reserve judgement

The UP-led coalition submitted its governing programme “Ready to Work for You” on Thursday. Better late than...

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Amsterdam under threat of Dutch state supervision
Friday, 31 July 2015
AMSTERDAM--A series of financial missteps may result in Amsterdam being placed under Dutch state... Read more...
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Twelve places of detention for Saba and St. Eustatius
Friday, 31 July 2015
ST. EUSTATIUS--The police station in St. Eustatius will be extended with a detention facility for... Read more...
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Caricom, Vatican establish diplomatic relations; Haiti-DR issue already raised
Friday, 31 July 2015
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One of most rare seabirds rediscovered in Dominica 150 years after last seen
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Jeb Bush not a candidate? Super PAC's spending reveals otherwise
Friday, 31 July 2015
NEW YORK--The first report of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's Super PAC, made public... Read more...
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Thursday, 30 July 2015
WASHINGTON--Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against relentless solar... Read more...
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Palestinian toddler killed, Jewish arsonists suspected
Friday, 31 July 2015
DUMA, West Bank--Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on... Read more...
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After Ebola criticisms, WHO plans for four-month epidemic response
Friday, 31 July 2015
GENEVA--The World Health Organization is creating a "blueprint" to improve the medical response to... Read more...
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Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration
Friday, 31 July 2015
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO--BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory... Read more...
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In rural China, shoppers go online - with a little help
Friday, 31 July 2015
TONGLU, China--Cheng Yonghao left his village in central Henan province almost 20 years ago, not... Read more...
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Elderly reader
Friday, 31 July 2015
Dear Queenie, One of our close friend’s children is getting married for the second time. We are... Read more...
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New law firm
Friday, 31 July 2015
Dear Editor, In your paper of today, page 9 you, have an article about a new law firm being... Read more...
St. Maarten to host CONCACAF U-15
Friday, 31 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG—St. Maarten will host the CONCACAF Boys Under 15 Championship Tournament August 7 to... Read more...
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Wie drops out as Pettersen sets pace at windy Turnberry
Friday, 31 July 2015
TURNBERRY, Scotland-- Norway's Suzann Pettersen surged two strokes clear of the field while world... Read more...
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Facebook CEO, wife expecting a baby girl
Friday, 31 July 2015
SAN FRANCISCO--Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are... Read more...
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"Spot the fake!" Mirren meets herself in triplicate wax works
Friday, 31 July 2015
LONDON--"Spot the fake!" British actress Helen Mirren joked as she posed with not one but three wax... Read more...
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Bird Watch SXM
Friday, 31 July 2015
By Mark Yokoyama   Bird Study Skins   Study skins are – as you may have guessed –... Read more...
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Ready Set Sail in the Caribbean Part 5
Friday, 31 July 2015
~ Visiting saints and a butterfly ~   By Laura Bijnsdorp   From Dominica, we sailed... Read more...
Editorial - Local solution
Friday, 31 July 2015
As foreseen, the continued problems with the budget are starting to have an effect on the public... Read more...
Editorial - Put up or shut up
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Parliamentarian Maurice Lake has a point (see Thursday paper). The persistent rumours that... Read more...
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Notices August 1
Friday, 31 July 2015
Pool Closure Carib Swim Team, Cole Bay will be closed for renovation during the month of August... Read more...
Notices July 31
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Spay/Neuter Campaign St. Maarten Animal Welfare Continuing through August their $25 pet spay or... Read more...