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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.

Opinion - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Protecting the Emilio Wilson Estate

Dear Editor, Please allow me to respond to Mr. Peterson’s letter of Tuesday February 22nd, 2011 titled the Emilio Wilson Estate Saga. I have read Mr. Peterson’s letters to your publication over the past six months with great interest and appre

Opinion - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Fuel clause questions

The court ruling against utilities company GEBE in favor of the Westin Hotel will probably raise a lot of questions, especially about the fuel clause on invoices for water. The Westin claimed in court that there is no contractual or otherwise lega

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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Schools still waiting for recognition

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten United Multi-Purpose Education Foundation (SUMEF) is still waiting to be recognized by government the foundation’s president Carmen Hodge revealed recently. She could not speak concretely on what is causing the delay

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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St. Maarten Finance Minister Shigemoto: “I responded two weeks ago”

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says he responded to the questions he received from National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet via Parliament about two weeks ago. The Minister’s response was sent via the Pres

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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St. Maarten Coat of Arms decision is up to the parliament

St. Maarten – The Executive Council took a final decision about the Coat of Arms for St. Maarten in September, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, but the decision was not tabled in the Island Council for approval. The prime minister wrote this i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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US College student acquitted of involvement in armed robbery

St. Maarten – Jimey Everton B., an 18-year-old college student is free to return to the United States to continue his studies after the Court in First Instance acquitted him of involvement in a brutal robbery on December 22nd that cost the victim t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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Epic pushes for environmental education in school curriculum

American intern Linden Rayton: “Kids are so in to it” St. Maarten – Epic project manager Rueben Thompson wants environmental education to become a structural part of the curriculum in primary schools in St. Maarten. Natural heritage and e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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(Pelican Resort) Wifol, SBROC to continue “exchanging views” on resort reopening today

St. Maarten – Representatives of the Workers Institute for Organised Labor (Wifol) and the Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC) are expected to continue “exchanging views” today on a proposed settlement agreement that will allow the resort

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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PM: All must pay their fair share

St. Maarten –Acting Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor and Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams believes the proposal to hike the fees for St. Maarten residence and work permits as part of a broader discussion on whom, which gr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2011

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(Pelican Resort) Accepting transfer tax payment, dismissal request depend on negotiations

St. Maarten – The government has not yet made a decision on whether to cash cheques for transfer tax from Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC). There is also still no decision on the dismissal request that Royal Resorts filed for the 182 employ