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Pelican Resort workers jubilant at tri-partite agreement

Pelican Resort workers jubilant at tri-partite agreement

St. Maarten – Workers of the former Pelican Resort said a prayer of thanks in front of the Government Administration Building and thanked their attorneys Maarten Le Poole and Wim van Sambeek on Tuesday afternoon because an agreement has been reac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Ministerial Foundation wants dress and behavior code for gay cruise passengers

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation made a solid presentation to the parliamentary committee for Tourism and Economic Affairs yesterday, but spokesman pastor Wycliff Smith did not stick solely to the issue of the “gay cruise

Opinion - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: “Gay marketing”

St. Maarten hangs on to the idea that its economy will grow by 1.3 percent this year, while a solid projection by the respected Central Bank does not get past 0.3 percent. That explains the hole in the budget. Yesterday the parliamentary committee f

Opinion - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “Protect Timeshare owners”

Dear Editor, If your government does not wake up and protect timeshare owners from excessive maintenance fees and resorts closing the economy of this island will be destroyed. Timeshare people are leaving in huge numbers to places where they feel

Opinion - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “Make them give something back”

Dear Editor, So Pelican got just what they wanted didn’t they; another set of tax breaks! That was what it was always about and they strong armed government until they got it. So what is stopping other companies from doing the exact same thing?

Editorial - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: The collective psyche of our nation

Tuesday’s tripartite agreement to allow employees of Simpson Bay Resort and Marina to return to work is cause for celebration and proves that the resolution to the matter truly lay in dialogue and not in the courts. In the end willingness for parti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Calypsonians given one final deadline for music sheets

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has issued one final deadline for all calypsonians and road march singers who have registered for Carnival 2011 Monday, March 14th is the very last day to submit music sheets. Music

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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St. Maarten Justice Minister to brief Parliament on law, policy and crime spike

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament meets with Justice Minister Roland Duncan today concerning several justice matters including the recent spike in crime. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9th at 2:30 p.m. in the General

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Cft: Pandt’s statements are not Board’s opinions

St. Maarten - “The Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) has taken notice of expressions of Mr. Max Pandt made in the media. These expressions are of Mr. Pandt's own account and are no reflection of the opinions of the Board.” Those two lines are

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Arrindell supports laws against human slavery and exploitation

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Drs. Gracita Arrindell, says she supports the drafting of legislation that would make human slavery and exploitation of persons an illegal act and punishable by law. She’s also outraged after she heard about

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Nagico sponsors Academy’s Wall of Achievement

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Academy will erect a ‘Wall of Achievement’ to motivate and inspire current students at the institution to strive for greatness and excellence. The project, funded by Nagico Insurances to the tune of US $1 500, was an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Tri-partite agreement reached for resort reopening (Pelican)

St. Maarten – The Simpson Bay Resort Management Company (SBRMC) has committed to reopening Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina within 10 days and taking all 182 members of Wifol back to work. The management

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Wave Donation helps Safe Haven relocate

Wave Donation helps Safe Haven relocate

St. Maarten - The Safe Haven Foundation received a donation of US $2,500.00 from the “Team Wave” Tuesday. The latter competed in the recent Heineken Regatta and used the opportunity to heighten the awareness for abused women. The handover of

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Fire destroys hillside in French Cul de Sac

Fire destroys hillside in French Cul de Sac

St. Maarten – An early morning fire that kept going well into yesterday afternoon destroyed all vegetation on a hillside overlooking Pinel Island and Orient Bay. The fire started before seven o’clock, most likely on the garbage dump that is loc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2011

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Four nation project ends in St. Maarten

St. Maarten - For the first time ever, St. Dominic High has participated in a Comenius project with Germany, Italy, and Sweden. All four countries worked on projects based on the theme “The way we were, the way we are”. Three out of the four meet