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The challenges of seniors

~ John A. Richardson on the challenges that being a senior brings ~ Mr. Editor, Please allow me some space in your well read newspaper to share my observations with the general public, your readers. One of the first things I remember from school was when it comes to math, there is an order of operations. Just like everything there is a sequence to More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, March 25th, 2023
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Addiction

By Hilbert Haar If people need proof of how disinterested the government is in the wellbeing of the citizens it is supposed to serve they should read the advice from the Social Economic Council (SER) about lottery More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 25th, 2023
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Lottery booths: how the government facilitates gambling addiction

PHILIPSBURG — The Social Economic Council (SER) sent its advice about the placement of lottery booths in low income areas to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on February 14. It is hampered by a lack of data. More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
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Ombudsman asked to investigate fairness of tax system

PHILIPSBURG — Citizen John A. Richardson has approached the Ombudsman in an open letter with a request to investigate the fairness of St. Maarten’s fiscal system. The letter addresses in particular the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 18th, 2023
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Why you should avoid lotteries

By Hilbert Haar Let me begin with a confession. I have been a poker player for close to twenty years. But I am not a gambler. You see, there is a difference between playing games of chance – where the outcome More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 18th, 2023
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Lottery booths target low-income areas

PHILIPSBURG — There are 360 lottery venues in St. Maarten per February 2021, according to a study by the Social Economic Council (SER). That is, assuming  population of 40,000, one booth for every 111 inhabitants. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 29th, 2023
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Slavery debate gains momentum in the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG — The history of slavery is not only a hot topic in the Caribbean. Three Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht – have already offered apologies and in Dordrecht the e-zine More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 26th, 2023
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‘Soualiga isn’t who she used to be’

Dear Editor, Words can’t describe how distraught I am at this moment. I can only imagine how my ancestors would feel if they were here to witness this atrocity. The historical structure at Diamond Estate has More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
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St. Maarten urgently needs a national dementia plan

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten currently has an estimated 600 citizens living with dementia and over the next couple of decades the situation is projected to get much worse. Alzheimer’s Disease International More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 30th, 2022
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Speaking out on behalf of pensioners

Dear Editor, How can we be just looking forward to the fun filled coming days of the closing of 2022 and the opening of 2023 Celebrations, when our Seniors still continue to struggle and suffer every end of the More...