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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 Saturday, September 25th, 2021
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We as a country can manage our own Central Bank

Dear Editor, I am not a person of the media, but as a born St. Maartener and professional, I have decided to speak out on this matter as I am feeling very belittled and insulted by the comments made by MP More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Heyliger extends congratulations to St. Eustatius

~ Says: “Free and Fair elections allow democracy to reign.” ~ PHILIPSBURG— “Democracy at work,” were the words, Member of Parliament, the Honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten used to describe her sentiments More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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Flags flying half-mast at government buildings

~ In solidarity with the pain and suffering that many on the island are enduring during this period, the Council of Ministers has decided that the flags at government buildings on St. Maarten will fly at half-mast More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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Country embarrassment

The country is constantly being faced with dilemma after dilemma. It goes deeper than a few chats or accusations that transpired over the past months. What has boggled me is the mindset of so many educated persons More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Last letter from Luang Prabang

By Hilbert Haar On a Wednesday morning, I get up at 5.45 a.m. We’ll be on the road again today and I start thinking that we ought to slow down a bit. Nine countries in the not even one hundred days since we left More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Unqualified teachers

By Hilbert Haar What is the definition of a qualified teacher? This question popped into my mind when I read about Minister Wycliffe Smith’s summary of the state of affairs in the schools on our island. LOGIN More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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September 15 Day of Democracy

Great Bay, St. Maarten – ‘International Day of Democracy 2018 is held on September 15th every year, and it has been running for 10 years. It is a United Nations, (UN), day of observation, to review the state More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Delivering happiness

By Hilbert Haar Ah, there is one more thing that has struck me as a significant difference between St. Maarten and the Asian countries where I am currently traveling. LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM ARTICLE. ... Some More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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The high expectations of governments by the people

Dear Sir, I am perplexed by the manner in which Caribbean people see governments. Consistently, throughout the Caribbean there are high expectations by the “man in the street” for government to provide jobs, More...






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