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Opinion - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Reader’s Letter 3: Advice to Social Activist Eldridge Van Putten

Dear Mr. Editor, Can you please permit me to give some advice to the social activist Mr. Eldridge Van Putten? With all respect I understand your purposes for a signature drive. But let’s be realistic, a signature drive does not make a governmen

Opinion - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Reader’s Letter 2: The lunatics already have guns!

Dear Editor, The recent statement made by the prosecutor’s office about the Duncan’s gun law is misleading, misguiding, and does not hold water. Here is why. An illegal black market fire arm is one of the easiest to get on St. Maarten. Just as

Opinion - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Significant developments taking place in quality of life areas

Dear Editor, During the past two weeks there have been some significant developments with the launch of a number of initiatives that will deal with the quality of life issues of our people in the coming months and years. It won’t happen overni

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Wasting energy

The crisis in North Africa is going to have an effect on our daily lives in the Caribbean. Libya’s oil output has dropped by 75 percent and the effect will be higher prices on the global oil market. That will, sooner or later, be felt at the gas pu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Man left for dead on Mullet Bay Beach

St. Maarten – The death of 37 year old L.G. in a Martinique hospital Saturday is being investigated by the police forensic and detective departments. The Caucasian Frenchman’s body was first discovered just after sunrise on Saturday at the Mullet

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Oldest school begins anniversary celebration today

St. Maarten - The Oranje School, which is St. Maarten's oldest school, will begin a year of celebrations today to mark its 160th year of existence. The property the school sits on was purchased on Friday April 25, 1851 by then Lt. Governor Johannes

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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SBROC accepts arrangement

Wifol considers final draft MOU today St. Maarten – Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC) have accepted the final draft of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will lead to the reopening of the former Pelican Resort and for the employees

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Coalition to meet on budget, governing program

St. Maarten – Budget 2011 and the Governing Program 2010 – 2014 are agenda points for a coalition meeting of the United People’s (UP) Party and the Democratic Party (D.P) that will be held on Tuesday. D.P faction leader in Parliament Roy Marlin

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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PAR to request Governor’s intervention

WILLEMSTAD/CURACAO — PAR-leader and former Prime Minister Emily de Jongh-Elhage will write Governor Frits Goedgedrag this week and request he intervene in Curaçao’s government using the guarantee function in the Charter. De Jongh-Elhage’s requ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2011

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Dodson examines black experience at Conscious Lyrics lecture

St. Maarten - The study of the slave trade has reveled remarkable facts of the history of the global black experience of the people living in the Americas and particularly the Western hemisphere. This is one of the assertions Howard Dodson, a histori

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Prosecutor’s Office strongly opposes Duncan’s gun law

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos strongly opposes Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s plans for more liberate gun laws. “The Minister wants to give people a better opportunity to obtain a license,” he said during a pre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Shigemoto: “We’re still working it out”

St. Maarten – Minister of Finance Hiro Shigemoto says the government is still “working out certain aspects of the law on corporate governance” and that has caused a delay in finalizing the budget for the Corporate Governance Council. That appro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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GB-3 partners press for more structural solutions, pledge cooperation

GB-3 partners press for more structural solutions, pledge cooperation

St. Maarten – Potential partners in the "Get off the block, get on the bus, get busy" project initiated by Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell have pressed for the nation’s young people to be presented structural sol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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TAPRC: “Open or we’ll sue” SBROC, timeshare owners go to court over reopening

St. Maarten – The Tenants Association Pelican Resort Club (TAPRC) has threatened to file summary proceedings early next week if the resort now known as Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina are reopened, full

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Ground broken for new FBE School

Ground broken for new FBE School

Heyliger asserts government’s commitment to education St. Maarten – Acting Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger has pledged that the budgets of the future will reflect the government’s commitment to education by allowing for the construction

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Telem celebrates opening of first glitzy style outlet at cruise facility

Telem celebrates opening of first glitzy style outlet at cruise facility

Telecom boutique offers 20 MB per second internet access St. Maarten – The Telem Group of Companies officially opened its Telecom Boutique in the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facility yesterday afternoon. The boutique offers cruise passengers high speed

Editorial - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: (Pelican Resort) Back to court

Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC) is heading back to court because they’ll fail to meet a deadline today to reopen the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina. This time it’s for summary proceedings fi

Opinion - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Reader’s Letter 2: Minister Heyliger’s Hide and Seek Game

Dear Editor, I was wondering when Minister Heyliger would resurface again. After being “all over” during last year’s elections (with a catchy song on the radio, ads in the newspapers, on TV and in the Movie Theater, a Facebook page, a flashy

Opinion - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Letter by reader: Open Letter to the public of St. Maarten Police Brutality

Dear Editor, It is my sincere privilege to thank all of you, who in one way or the other expressed sympathy with me after my ordeal of police brutality, which recently took place. Without your support and prayers, it would never have been possible

Opinion - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion 2: Facts and figures

You’d think that the Netherlands would take proper care of a small island nation it keeps pressing to make a decent job of maintaining law and order. Here are some real facts and figures to chew on. The St. Maarten police force is working at 5

Opinion - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Guns for the rich

Maybe it is understandable that Justice Minister Roland Duncan came to the conclusion that the have’s on this island must get better means to protect themselves against the increasing number of armed robberies and burglaries. After all, nobody want

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2011

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Leta Cordes now officially a cold case

Leta Cordes now officially a cold case

Chief Prosecutor Mos takes on role of press officer St. Maarten – Come March 9, chief Prosecutor Hans Mos will take over the role of press officer from Rienk Mud who will return to the Netherlands. Before Mos arrived in St. Maarten, his predeces

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Benjamin gets emotional farewell

Benjamin gets emotional farewell

MARIGOT / By Milton Pieters - Jean Benjamin may be considered “just an avid sportsman with a passion for almost anything that can reach maximum speeds”, but the attendance at his funeral matched that of a statesman who had made a significant

Opinion - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: “Screening”

The Freedom Party is a scary gang, as everybody knows, but just how scary – that we are about to discover. Yesterday the Volkskrant lifted another tip of the veil that covers the dirty secrets of Wilders and co. The party actively screened suppo

Opinion - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “A plague at the Post N.V.”

Dear Editor, Please permit me space to express my opinion and concerns on various issues that are a plague to our island, St. Maarten. As a son of the soil, as we put it, and having lived abroad for many years I am now faced with constant inner

Editorial - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Still Struggling

That the Corporate Governance Council is working is clear. That it also feels that it can function better is also clear. That latter point however requires that the government and the companies and foundations under the body’s supervision meet thei

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Corporate Governance Council takes budget struggle to Parliament

Duzanson: “This is a vicious cycle” St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – Parliament has been requested to intervene in a yearlong battle for the Corporate Governance Council to receive its budget allocation for 2010 and 2011. A letter with thr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Dutch Representative Walrave leaves, successor Jonkers arrives

Dutch Representative Walrave leaves, successor Jonkers arrives

St. Maarten – The head of the office of the Dutch Representative in St. Maarten, Lars Walrave, left and his successor Marsie Jonkers was introduced to the island’s makers and shakers during an informal reception at the Passangrahan Hotel yest

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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St. Maarten Cable TV joins USVI Innovative Companies

St. Maarten - The transfer of control of St. Maarten-based cable TV operator St. Maarten Cable TV to Caribbean Asset Holdings (CAH), a subsidiary of National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), is scheduled to occur on March 1st, 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Calypsonians must submit music sheets by March 4

St. Maarten - All calypsonians registered to take part in the Senior Calypso Eliminations and Senior Road March competition are urged by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) to submit their music sheets to the SCDF by next Friday

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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GEBE will appeal Westin-ruling

St. Maarten – St. Maarten's utility company GEBE Managing Director William Brooks said yesterday that the company will appeal the court ruling that orders it to repay a large amount of money to the Babitbay Beach Development Corporation (Westin St.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Meyers pledges to maintain price controls in midst of economic pressure

St. Maarten – Minister of Economic & Tourism Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, says Government is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East and North Africa with respect to the impact and influence that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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National Alliance rejects majority position on staffers

St. Maarten – The National Alliance faction leader William is protesting a decision by the majority of faction leaders in Parliament to give each faction at least two staffers. He also strongly disagrees with the interpretation of Article 16 of the

Entertainment - Posted by on February 25, 2011

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Laugh till Belly Bust to bring comic relief

Laugh till Belly Bust to bring comic relief

St Maarten - If comedy on St Maarten should be measured, one has to take into consideration the people that are supporting these ventures and now that Nagico Insurances has joined the Windward Island Bank, the St Maarten Tourist Office and St Maar

Editorial - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Let’s Celebrate!

The Workers Institute for Organized Labor (Wifol)  and the representatives of Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company have begun “exchanging views” again. Let’s celebrate! Yes, we think a celebration is in place because of the resumption of talks.

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