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Editorial - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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Editorial: Perceptions (Criminal court cases in the works against politicians)

As our front-page article shows, the UP may have to take a lot of flack in the weeks before the elections on August 29. There is literally a barrage of criminal court cases in the works and they are all in one way or another linked to the green party

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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Mega drug smuggler back to court for new hearing: Supreme Court strikes down denied extradition request

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice will have to revisit the request from the United States of America to extradite drug smuggler Jhon Henry Medina. On September 11 of last year, the Common Court concluded, based on the extradition treaty th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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Prosecution UP Candidate Maria Buncamper-Molanus for Eco Green remains possible  

Candidate #23 Silvio Matser and UP-rep Roy Heyliger also in legal trouble St. Maarten – There is still no decision about the possible criminal prosecution of UP-candidate #21 Maria Buncamper-Molanus, the prosecutor’s office said in answer to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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UP only party without errors: CENTRAL VOTING BUREAU APPROVES ALL PARTIES

St. Maarten —All five members of the Central Voting Bureau approved the validity of the political parties contesting the upcoming Parliamentary elections slated for this coming August. Even though several of the political parties had received noti

Opinion - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: There we go again

Just like the different seasons show what time of the year it is…so do the ridiculous, polluting, intimidating , clue-less, expensive political posters, banners, flags and other dazzling ‘talisman’ - objects, tell us that it is that time again�

Opinion - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Sustainability and the economy

Dear Editor, Lately, the terms economic diversification and sustainable development seem to have become catchphrases amongst current and aspiring decision makers. These terms are often used, but their implementation is sadly seldom truly pursued.

Opinion - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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Opinion: Blogosphere

Could the blogosphere – that realm where bloggers rule – indeed contribute to more transparency and openness and to public debate? A darn good question that is. The internet did not literally burst onto the scene – it evolved over a long per

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2014

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Autism: Something is the matter with my child

By Myriam Haar “Yes, I noticed there is something not quite right with him but I don’t know what it is or what to do about it.” In the course of the emotional coaching I’ve been giving since January 2013 to groups of children facing var