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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 31, 2011

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Mighty Dow named foundation’s Man of the Year

St. Maarten - Isidore “Mighty Dow” York was presented with his “Man of the Year Award” from the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation (THL-SXM) on Saturday evening by Culture Minister Rhoda Arrindell on Saturday evening at the Cheri’s Café. T

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Teachers to receive 3.3 percent in July

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has given a firm commitment to pay teachers and civil servants the 3.3 percent in cost of living adjustment on July 1, 2011. They payment, which will be made as part of the July salary, will not be retr

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Pelican Resort workers storm resort, meet today

St. Maarten – Pelican Resort workers will meet at the Wifol building beginning at 9:00 a.m. today to discuss their strategy going forward after they stormed the resort’s lobby on Saturday. The union’s attorney also filed an injunction on Friday

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Today’s editorial: Let’s have the dialogue

Leaders of three unions campaigned on radio on Sunday for the return of social dialogue on St. Maarten. This newspaper wholeheartedly agrees for several reasons with the principal one being something we’ve said before: The best way to solve problem

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Today’s Opinion: Living with earplugs

Carl Kruger, a senator from the state of New York has been on the warpath against iPods and Blackberries since 2007. In the fourth year of his war against these gadgets and their clones Kruger has revived his attempt to get a political majority for a

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Parliament meets Tuesday on Ombudsman’s formation plan, allowances and BTA Process

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell has announced Parliament have a general public meeting on Tuesday, February 1 at 3:00 p.m in the Dr. Claude Wathey Legislative Hall. Members of Parliament (MPs) will vote on the formation

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Youth Parliament to be established

St. Maarten – Establishment of the St. Maarten Youth Parliament is one of the major plans the St. Maarten Youth Council Association has for 2011. The youth parliament is the successor to the youth island council and will be for young people between

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Prison director Ricardo ignores court ruling

Inmate sent back to Curacao without authorization St. Maarten – Prison director Rudsel Ricardo ignored the decision the Common Court of Justice took last week to keep Nashon Francis detained in Pointe Blanche instead of sending him back to the B

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Shigemoto to make corrections, commission audit

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has pledged he’ll have the Department of Salaries and Wages make corrections to the salaries of police officers as soon as he receives the indexed scales from the Justice Department. The scales, which

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Unions press for return on tri-partite barganing

St. Maarten – Presidents of three labor unions have called for a return of the tripartite bargaining between the government, business sector and unions. The three state the principal of social dialogue “has been put aside” and that it must be q