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Will all the feathers ever get back in the bag?

OPINION_BANNERDear Editor,

The following thoughts have been triggered by a phone call I received a couple of evenings ago from a lady in Curaçao, whom I have been assisting with her family estate. She told me that she had received a call from her brother in Holland, who informed her that he just had read a story on Face book, where a blogger from Sint Maarten was saying extremely negative things about me...

Unforgiving daughter

queenieDear Queenie,

A while ago I had an argument with my father and we both said some pretty nasty things and didn’t...

Response to letter of Mr. Clive Hodge

Dear Editor,

St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE) stands by its statement that it is willing to...

Had enough

Dear Queenie,

I have a friend who calls me whenever she needs to vent about something that’s gone wrong. She goes...

Elderly reader

Dear Queenie,

One of our close friend’s children is getting married for the second time. We are invited to this...

New law firm

Dear Editor,

In your paper of today, page 9 you, have an article about a new law firm being established. As a devout...

What’s going on?

Dear Editor,

I wonder if anyone has noticed that when driving at night over the hill, or at least a 30-minute...

Need help

Dear Queenie,

Our son will be going away to college in September and we were pleased that he would be separated...

Worried mom

Dear Queenie,

My teenage daughter has gained a lot of weight recently and I’m starting to get worried she will...

Seek out meaningful cooperation with the Dutch Government

Dear Editor,

I am one proud Democrat. The opportunities for St. Eustatius that are available under the public entity...

Fed up

Dear Queenie,

A few of us friends used to get together now and then and go out to dinner, but some of the others...

What are we really about?

Dear Editor,

Over the years I have experienced many things in life which as the bible says were and will be. Yes, I...

Changing careers

Dear Queenie,

When I started college I thought I wanted to be a doctor and I took the required pre-med courses. But...

Just a thought

Dear Editor,

Your Saturday edition contains a report on Dutch Super Yacht Yards being disadvantaged because they...

Undecided

Dear Queenie,

I live alone and I’ve been thinking about getting a pet, a dog or a cat to keep me company, but I...

Worried aunt

Dear Queenie,

My sister’s children are so spoiled!

They have a tantrum if things aren’t just the way they...

Alegria is sue-happy

Dear Editor,

In Sint Maarten, when is enough litigation enough? Alegria is not a "world of happiness"; it is a...

Concrete lessons to be learned from the Greek situation

Dear Editor,

I read the recent letter submitted by five persons attached, in one way or another, to University of...

Disgusted

Dear Queenie,

My mother has her favourite grandchildren that she praises all the time and does things with and gives...

Languages on our islands

(from Amigoe.com)

 

I agree with the analysis of Fred de Haas concerning the languages on our islands...

Teenager

Dear Queenie,

My parents used to help me out when I had a problem but not anymore. They just get mad when I ask...

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Tuesday August 04, 2015 St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast
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Will all the feathers ever get back in the bag?
Monday, 03 August 2015
Dear Editor, The following thoughts have been triggered by a phone call I received a couple of... Read more...
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Unforgiving daughter
Monday, 03 August 2015
Dear Queenie, A while ago I had an argument with my father and we both said some pretty nasty... Read more...
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Tuesday Aug. 04, 2015
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
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Monday Aug. 03, 2015
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Notices August 4
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