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Doing a Good Thing Wrong Is No Good

~ Op-Ed on Media Policy by Ralph Cantave ~ On Tuesday, May 3, the world celebrated International Press Freedom Day, which inspired this article along with the recent press developments on our island. It is an honor to serve in this noble profession and I look forward to contributing towards the profession’s value, impact and legacy. As a member of More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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The trouble with dualism in St. Maarten (and in the Netherlands)

PHILIPSBURG — When St. Maarten became an autonomous country in the kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010, the Island Council disappeared and was replaced by the Parliament as we know it today. The More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 29th, 2022
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A call to action for 2022!

Knowledge is power, gives confidence and peace of mind. Knowledge straightens the spine, lifts up the chin and empowers one’s steps. Knowledge, formally acquired through the educational system, or informally More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Some words of advice to…

The Sitting Representatives of the People of Sint Maarten, the Government, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Political Parties, Politicians, aspiring Politicians and aspiring Representatives of the People of More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
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Update on the right to a bank account

Dear editor, It should have surprised absolutely no-one in the Sint Maarten business community that businesses now must place ads in a newspaper to get a bank’s attention, as happened in the January 6th edition More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
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Pamela to Put our house in order of Proper Priorities

Putting our house in order of proper priorities of first things first. The fact that mrs.Pamela Gordon Carty has now assumed leadership of the USP, the first and foremost action we are looking forward to is: Putting More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 29th, 2021
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Can we cooperate and co-exist?

Blessings to All People, Leaders in all Areas, Governments, and Representatives of the People of the Countries and Entities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. First things first. I am very and deeply concerned More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 4th, 2021
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A ‘(not so) Mea Culpa’

Dear Editor, Allow me to play my violin as backup music to the disingenuous Rolando Brison “me, me, me sob story” I just watched as he announced his resignation from the position of President of Parliament. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 1st, 2021
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Respect

Dear Editor, Although I am tempted to say a few things that point directly to the character of the present holder of the office of President of Parliament, I want to focus on the stature and importance of that More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
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Shining a light on Integrity

As the INTEGRITY Advancement Movement Foundation, I have been watching and keenly observing all that has been happening and developing on Sint Maarten; in and out of all Levels of Government, within the Private More...