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Pensioners not happy with new cable charges

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

As of the April 1, pensioners are now being charged US $45 to view their favourite television programmes supplied by Statia Cable TV. For the last few years, this provider has maintained fees at $30 for local residents over the age of 65, but such a spike in the cost of viewing has not been welcomed by the island's increasing number of senior citizens.

I am one such pensioner who...

Not confused

queenieDear Queenie,

My son, who is just starting to talk, calls my mother Nana. Now my sister says he shouldn't do that...

Self-conscious teenager

Dear Queenie,

Everyone tells me I'm the prettiest girl in my class, but I don't feel that way. My nose is awful and...

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...

Lonely

Dear Queenie,

I’m in my 50s and my husband died several years ago and my best friend a couple of years after...

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...

Another teenager

Dear Queenie,

There’s this girl who rides the same school bus as I do and we got kind of friendly on the bus...

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...

Pulled 2 ways

Dear Queenie,

My boyfriend and I have been together for several years and I love him but I just can’t forget my...

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...

Nervous girlfriend

Dear Queenie,

I’ve been dating a divorced man and we are starting to get serious about each other.

I have met...

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...

Young mother

Dear Queenie,

My friends all have children and all they want to talk about is their kids, nothing else. Frankly, it...

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...

Teenager

Dear Queenie,

There’s a girl in my class that I know slightly, we are not friends or anything, but we have...

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...

Chubby dad

Dear Queenie,

I’ve been trying to lose some weight, but I don’t have much self-control and my wife keeps...

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...

Too ticklish

Dear Queenie,

I have a great boyfriend except for one thing – he likes to tickle me. I have told him how much I...

Make the right decision please!

Dear Editor,

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

Please...

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Dear Editor, As of the April 1, pensioners are now being charged US $45 to view their favourite... Read more...
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Not confused
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