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By The Publisher On Thursday, May 5th, 2022
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Draft COHO-law encounters fierce criticism; PFP proposes alternative

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson, as well as MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (United Democrats) have made their positions about the draft COHO-law clear ahead of the Inter-Parliamentary More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
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Lazy Affairs

Lazy Affairs I am late with this column today as a direct result of the term ‘laissez-faire’. I once heard someone pronounced it as ‘lazy fairs’. So the term ‘lazy affairs’ got stuck in my head ever More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
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It’s Time SXM Foundation Extends Congratulations to Carnival Troupe Blue Etoile

PHILIPSBURG — It’s Time SXM Foundation is proud to have been a sponsor of the Blue Etoile Carnival Troup. Through the continued strong commitment, dedication and sound planning of troupe leader Nathalie More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Press release policy

By Hilbert Haar The media accreditation policy the Department of Communication announced recently has local journalists up in arms. Good. They demand a meeting with the Council of Ministers to discuss their concerns More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Journalists demand postponement of accreditation policy

PHILIPSBURG -- Seven journalists affiliated with The Daily Herald and five other media workers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in which they express their concerns about the media More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Parliament Curacao wants amendments to draft COHO-law

WILLEMSTAD — “The Parliament of Curacao finds the draft consensus kingdom law COHO in its current form unacceptable,” the website dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl reports. But the motion to which the site More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
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Calypso is back: Beau Beau crowned Calypso King 2022

FESTIVAL VILLAGE — Calypso is back with King Beau Beau as the 2022 Senior Calypso finals winner. We might as well call him Commander Beau Beau because with his rousing calypso song called “Tribute to More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
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Slikken of stikken

By Hilbert Haar I don’t want to cause any trouble but this statement from the International Labor Organization (ILO) is too good to keep from the good citizens of St. Maarten and in particular from all those More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 24th, 2022
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Reform or referendum?

By Hilbert Haar Member of Parliament Grisha Heyliger-Marten is sending mixed and confusing messages through her most recent letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. So maybe it is time to clarify a couple of things. What More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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Pleasing rates

By Hilbert Haar The court case of a French teacher against the St. Maarten Academy offers a candid insight into the way this school is going about its business. It fired the teacher, who’d been employed since More...