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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 12, 2011

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Advisory Committee finalizing Brooks Tower Accord resumption procedures

St. Maarten – The formation of the inter-ministerial Brooks Towers Accord Advisory Committee has been accomplished and members have already met regularly during the past weeks to discuss and finalize the procedures of the much anticipated re-instat

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Bas Roorda’s attorney qualifies Duncan’s statements as nonsense

“The grounds for dismissal are fabricated” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “This is nonsense,” Bas Roorda’s attorney Maarten Le Poole told this newspaper to statements by Justice Minister Roland Duncan about the reason for his client

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Caribserve launches fourth generation internet access

Wimax: faster, cheaper, and available “anytime, anywhere” St. Maarten – Internet service provider Caribserve announced the introduction of its Wimax 4G network yesterday. “This is a major milestone for UTS and its affiliate Caribserve,”

Opinion - Posted by on April 12, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Lessons in democracy

While there is some talk about the banana republicism of St. Maarten, there is plenty of that in Curacao as well. At the center of controversy is, as usual, the party of Helmin Wiels, Pueblo Soberano, and his minister of education Rene Rosalia in par

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Today’s Opinion: Fabrications {Bas Roorda}

On Friday we were stunned to learn that the dismissed head of the finance department Bas Roorda had to leave the island to protect his personal safety. Yesterday we were equally shocked about statements Justice Minister Roland Duncan made in the medi

Editorial - Posted by on April 12, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: A boost up to the board room

The graduating class of the Sundial School is taking its destiny into its hand by deciding to do create a year book. The project symbolizes the needed spirit to take initiative and the creativity that lies within the next generation. We commend them

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Rounded professional appointed as Inspector General

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever met with and introduced the new Inspector General Earl Best on Monday. Best, who studied Sports Medicine in the Netherlands, was appointed for three years as

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Sundial graduates seek support for year book project

St. Maarten - The graduating class of 2011 of the Sundial School has formed a committee to create a year book. The book is themed “From the Classroom to the Boardroom”  and is expected to make this year’s graduation the best ever.  In a lette

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Anti-counterfeit network React prepares large raid in St. Maarten

St. Maarten / Curacao – Last week two jewelry stores on front street saw a thousand of their counterfeit watches crushed by an asphalt roller at the order of bailiff Karl Arndell. The action fit into a pattern of heightened awareness among brand ma

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Course participants sign declaration on historical preservation

St. Maarten/Curacao – Civil Servant and author Loekie Morales, who is also president of the Beyond Writing Foundation, joined other participants in the first Caribbean heritage course in signing the Willemstad Declaration on Caribbean heritage. Mor

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Dutch Kingdom Affairs Committee meets Wednesday, Justice committee meets Thursday

St. Maarten – The permanent Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 13 at 2:00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of Parliament in the House of Parliament located in the former Caribbean Palm Buildin

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Aruba Hospitality School hosting information session Thursday

St. Maarten  - The Dean of Academic Affairs of the Colegio EPI Hospitality & Tourism Ryan Maduro will meet officials in the Department of Education and hold an information session for prospective students during a visit to St. Maarten that begin

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Tickets on sale for Senior Queen Speech and culture wear event

St. Maarten - The nine contestants in the Miss St. Maarten Senior Carnival Queen Pageant will participate in their speech and culture wear competition this Saturday, April 16 at the Carl and Sons Unique Inn in Cole Bay. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. and tic

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Academy honors science fair winners, volleyball team

Exam class takes study leave St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Academy honored its winning team at the St. Maarten Science Fair during Monday’s early morning assembly. The school’s volleyball team and the class of students preparing to sit their