Borderless

I follow the trails in the kochia bushes And find the age-old footprints of the Diamond 26 and the dew-fresh shoe prints of sobbing children escaping to go to school, backpacks caught in the prickly thorns of the thickets because the gendarmes turned them back at the border. I hear the lizards scurrying about without borders I watch the mockingbirds More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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SMCP concerned about school children being turned back at the border

PHILIPSBURG — With the re-opening of schools this year, the people of St. Martin are living the consequences of matters that have been ignored, not dealt with, or overlooked for the past decades. Education More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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GRACITA: “Parliament has not only the Power but the Obligation to Steer the Course of Government”

PHILIPSBURG — Gracita Arrindell states: “the current state of governance is critical as our island continues to grapple with business closures, under- use of Trust Fund millions, archaic government IT More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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What are the rules of engagement for yachts?

Dear Editor, A great many yachts migrate from the Northern Caribbean to the Southern Caribbean to evade the hurricane belt every year. This year with the Covid danger all the territories closed their borders and More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Border closure has taken on a European context, says MP Wescot-Williams

MP Wescot-Williams: “St. Maarten/St. Martin’s border closure has taken on a European context and should be elevated to a Kingdom level.” Philipsburg, St. Maarten, August 2, 2020 – MP Wescot-Williams: More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 27th, 2020
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The potential of the yachting industry in the Caribbean

Whilst Caribbean economies claim to be looking out for opportunities to diversify their economies, in practice, they have been slow to grab the opportunity that is presented by yachting. By Robbie Ferron The yachting More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Playtoys in who’s playpen on whose plantation?

Who is the victim and who is the victimizer? Who’s playtoy in who’s playpen on whose plantation? Country ST.Maarten has been developed as the CARBON COPY of ST.Maarten back in the days of slavery. The More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Asking the wrong questions

By Hilbert Haar Edwin James is at it again. This time he is tackling what he calls media houses for not asking the right questions of talking heads they invite to their programs. Gotta give the guy some respect More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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Edwin James takes the Wathey family to task

PHILIPSBURG – Local political commentator Edwin James is on a roll, firing off one piece of his mind after the other into the social media landscape on St. Maarten. His latest target: the Wathey family. James More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 26th, 2020
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What does commonwealth mean?

Dear Editor, A commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good. Historically it has sometimes been synonymous with ‘republic’. The noun ‘commonwealth’, More...