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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2011

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Civil servants receive salaries after payrolls merged

GREAT BAY – Civil Servants were able to collect their salaries on Friday. The banks were asked to credit accounts on Thursday after the government completed the merger of the payroll for civil servants of the former Island Territory of St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2011

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Teachers, civil servants won’t compromise on key demand

“If it’s not 5.3 percent, we don’t want it.” St. Maarten – Teachers and civil servants are to meet in working hours again on Monday to discuss the details of a proposal made by Minister of Finance Hiro Shigemoto on payment of a cost of l

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Market Garden abolishes plastic grocery bags

Initiative saves environment more than half a million bags per year St. Maarten – Market Garden has said farewell to plastic grocery bags, a move that follows an earlier move by the Cakehouse supermarket. Director Dough Tannehill told reporters

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J.W. Sloan Gallery has to pay $75,000 for not delivering $900-table

St. Maarten – A dispute with a customer from Anguilla over a table worth $900 has cost the J.W. Sloan Gallery owner Jan Marshall in Cole Bay a penalty of $75,000. Yesterday, the Common Court of Justice ruled in favor of the client and ordered the g

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Today’s Opinion: Lie detectors

Some people have a lot to say about Jamaicans but the following initiative ought to get even the harshest critic on his knees out of gratefulness for enriching the world with the most brilliant idea since the invention of the wheel. The Ministry of

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Today’s Editorial: Stunning numbers

Market Garden has abolished all plastic grocery bags in its store and it is looking into replacing the remaining plastic in its vegetable department with a biodegradable alternative as well. Kudos, of course, but the numbers store manager Tannehill r

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Court blocks armed robber’s return to Bon Futuro prison

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice ordered yesterday morning that Nashon Elwin Francis must be detained again at the Pointe Blanche prison and no longer in Bon Future in Curacao. Francis has been moved there as a disciplinary measure by pris

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St. Maarten Minister gets pension reform proposal in February

St. Maarten – Pension reform and reforming the St. Maarten health insurance system are key activities being undertaken by the St. Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor in 2011. This was announced by the Acting Secretary Ge