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St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on February 6, 2011

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Seventeen teams register for SMYBF tournament

St. Maarten - The starting whistle on the 2011 St. Maarten Youth Beat Foundation Basketball Tournament sounded on Friday in front of an impressive crowd. Seven of the 17 teams that have registered are primary schools and the other ten are secondary s

Opinion - Posted by on February 6, 2011

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Opinion: An Open Letter to the People of St. Maarten

Dear Friends, I am a senior citizen tourist who has been coming here for several years. I love your island and have come to love many of you. When we arrived this year for our annual vacation, I quickly became aware of the difficult political sit

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Today’s Opinion: Vocational training

Veteran columnist Marcel van Dam made an apt observation in the Volkskrant about the trend among parents to get the highest possible level of education for their children. If you don’t make it to university these days, you’re a bit of a loser. B

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 6, 2011

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Dollarization: the way to go or a never-ending loan from the USA?

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Discussions about a joint Central Bank and a joint currency for the countries St. Maarten and Curacao are as old, and probably older, as the famous Slotverklaring of November 2006. In July of last year, the choice f

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Islands prepare for state visit

St. Maarten / Curacao – St. Maarten and Curacao have begun preparations for a state visit to both countries by the President of the Dominican Republic Lionel Fernandez. No firm dates have been given, but statements from both Prime Minister Sarah We

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University initiates technology lecture series

St. Maarten – The University of St. Martin begins a lecture series titled “ICT & Me” February 9. A mix of lectures and panel discussions will be held over the course of the series which will end on March 30th. The first lecture, scheduled for

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Parliament discusses credit union, dollarization on Monday

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will discuss current developments related to the Christian Kingdom Cooperative (CKC) and dollarization in a public meeting in the Dr. Claude Wathey Legislative Hall on Monday. The meeting, which was

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Third Brooks Tower fraud suspect released

St. Maarten - Evelyn H., one of five suspects in the Brooks Tower fraud investigation and a former Secretary to several former Lt. Governors, was released from preventive custody yesterday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. Two others remain behind bars. The

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New health insurance cards for civil servants, teachers

St. Maarten - The Executive Body of the Social and Health Insurances St. Maarten (SZV) will inform all care providers on Monday that civil servants and teachers who previously fell under the Bureau Healthcare Costs (BZV) and those who have PP cards h

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Jealous slapper gets stabbed

St. Maarten – A woman who got jealous and attacked a woman who was talking to her fiancée ended up in hospital with stab wounds on Wednesday morning. Detectives are investigating the matter after they were called to the St. Maarten Medical Center