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Dear Reader

The political landscape on St. Maarten is changing.

How much it will change depends on the next move the former leader of the UD party will make.

Theo Heyliger is scheduled to be live on Billy D's radio program on Monday.

All are eagerly looking forward to hearing what the legally and medically challenged political leader of the island has to say.

To what extent St. Maarten's political landscape will be changed, remains to be seen.

We look forward to next week's political developments.

In the meantime, do have a great weekend.

PS: For a taste of the Caribbean, visit the latest addition to the list of restaurants in Simpson Bay: NICK'S CAFE. Open for Local Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Mondays to Saturday; but closed on Sundays. Visit Nick's Cafe Facebook Page online at


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