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Opposition prevents Deputy James from entering Parliament

PHILIPSBURG - The opposition benches remained empty on Monday morning when parliament was supposed to examine the credentials of substitute MP Jules James. Due to a lack of quorum, the meeting could not take place. It seems that a new political...

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Dear Reader

Trying to be health conscious can be a problem nowadays if you are to believe all the news about the amount of pesticide found in organic foods.

You are even scared to drink water for fear of contamination.

What then can you consider a healthy choice free from contaminants and pollutants?

Homegrown food?

Food for thought ....

We pause this editorial for the following amber alert just in...


Anaika de los Santos , 13 years old, was reported missing by her family on Monday evening.

As usual, Anaika left her home in Back Street to walk to Sundial School at 7:30 in the morning, but school officials reported she never arrived there.
Anyone with information should call the Police Station at +17215422222 - her mother Raquel Brown +17215817845 - or father Ivan de los Santos +17215817404.

Source: The Daily Herald/

Let's keep an eye out everyone. We are still but a village.

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No control on number games since 2009

PHILIPSBURG - Gamblers who put their money on number games whereby the numbers are drawn with bingo balls could have a problem on their hands. Minister Stuart Johnson (Tourism and Economic Affairs) told the Central Committee of Parliament last...

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De Weever says separation of powers must not be compromised

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Cabinet of the Minister of Justice issued a statement on Sunday afternoon in connection with the incarceration of Leader of the United Democrat (UD) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Theo Heyliger. Minister...

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Justice Minister De Weever: Remember Slavery ...

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Two additional Airport Security Officers to be Sworn in...

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The K-word

By Hilbert Haar ~ I was waiting for it and it finally happened. Members of Parliament have begun to describe the transfer of bribery-suspect Theo Heyliger to a prison in Bonaire as kidnapping - the K-word. Asked for his opinion about the extension...

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No Dutch citizenship for former President Louis C. Fleming

PHIIPSBURG - Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday was within his rights when he refused Dutch citizenship to the former President of the Collectivité de Saint Martin, Louis Constant Fleming, it appears from a ruling by the Court in First Instance earlier ...

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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin salutes Government Firemen

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - From March 24 thto 30 th marks the celebration of Firefighters Week 2019 for the Government Firemen working within the Ministry of General Affairs. Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin who is responsible for General...

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PM Romeo Marlin Address on the Treaty of Concordia

SINT MARTIN/SINT MAARTEN (MARIGOT HILL/ST. PETERS) - On March 23 rd, dignitaries and invited guests from both sides of Sint Maarten gathered at the same location close to the French / Dutch border atop St Peters, to commemorate 371 years of the...

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New baggage scale installed at the airport

A new baggage scale was placed at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport on Friday afternoon. The scale at the check-in counter was inspected by calibration specialist Head of the Economic Affairs Department Dave Levenstone and was found to be in good...

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Saba's economy might be at stake as medical students leave

The blog Caribisch Netwerk reports that, currently, the number of medical students on Saba has seriously reduced. The economy on Saba runs, apart from the tourists, on 2000 people, of which 400 are usually students at the Saba University School...

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Dr. Damien Wilson New House Officer at SMMC

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Ombudsman visits Mossel Mental Health Foundation

PHILIPSBURG -- On March 22nd Ombudsman St. Maarten Gwendolien E. Mossel paid and informative visit to the Mental Health Foundation for an introduction to the staff as well as for a clear explanation of the list of services provided by the foundation.

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NAGICO Group Launches LIVE FIT Plan to Promote Health

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