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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 4, 2011

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De Weever meets unions to discuss relationship

St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever met with representatives of six unions and the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions recently to discuss the agenda and some other pressing matters. The atte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 4, 2011

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St. Maarten Airport introduces self check-in kiosks

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) has set yet another aviation standard in the North Eastern Caribbean with the introduction of automated check-in kiosks in the check-in hall of its terminal building. Already welcomed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 4, 2011

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Thieves grab nearly $1, 500 dollars, assorted items in weekend robberies

St. Maarten – Police are investigating robberies of an assortment of items and a total of $1, 439 dollars in cash on Saturday. The items and money were stolen in different incidents throughout the day. The largest robbery of cash too place at Su

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 4, 2011

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Engineer drowns after buoy collision

St. Maarten – Coast Guard officers pulled the lifeless body of 43-year-old Andy Santos Valero, originally from the Philippines, from the Simpson Bay Lagoon on Saturday. He’d been reported missing by J.M.K, the captain of the yacht “Summer Wind

Entertainment - Posted by on April 4, 2011

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Hailey, Atkinson and Richardson win St. Maarten Idols

St. Maarten - Aimie Hailey sung, ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’, Raheem Atkinson sung ‘If we hold on” and Chantal Richardson sung, ‘Just the way you are’ and those efforts were good enough to earn them the top prizes in their various catego

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 4, 2011

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St. Maarten takes overall win at 2011 Science Fair

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Academy was declared the overall winner of the 17th Annual National Science Fair at the Belair Community Center on Saturday evening. The school won seven of the eight categories and also copped a special award for the Po

Entertainment - Posted by on April 4, 2011

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Lil Roxy set to ramp with top guns

St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - When Roxanne Webster, stage name’ Lil Roxy’ appears on stage in the finals of the 2011 Nagico Calypso competition, she will be seeking to become the first Calypso Queen on St Maarten, a feat long in the making

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 4, 2011

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Dow’s No Money, No Work wins Road March gold

St. Maarten - After a sterling performance during the 2011 Road March competition, which was held last Saturday night, it’s fair to say that Isidore York aka Mighty Dow has literally risen from the ashes and this veteran calypsonian still has a lot

Editorial - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Shock dismissal

The dismissal of a key civil servant at the Finance Ministry will get tongues wagging like there is no tomorrow. The fact that the head of the finance department Bas Roorda received his marching orders after just fifteen months on the job while th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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St. Maarten Finance Ministry fires Bas Roorda

St. Maarten –The Finance Ministry has fired the head of its finance department Bas Roorda this week, for reasons that have not yet been disclosed. When The Today Newspaper called the ministry yesterday afternoon and asked to speak to Roorda, actin

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St. Maarten Government, Parliament’s interaction with Corporate Governance Council remains poor

“We should be an organ that the government opens up to.” St. Maarten – The Corporate Governance Council (CGC) has said it has yet to receive the 400, 000 guilder advance Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced they’d get. The declar

French St. Martin News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Heavy fine for Chinese supermarket owner

MARIGOT – A Chinese entrepreneur who operates a clothing store in Philipsburg was fined $49,750 in the court in Marigot this week for employing four illegals in a supermarket he operates in the French district of Concordia. The illegals and a man w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Census leaders explain the meaning of Census 2011

St. Maarten - Hundreds of enumerators will begin covering every district on Dutch St. Maarten on April 9 during the 2011 housing and population Census to survey all of St. Maarten’s residents. A housing and population Census is an entire count of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Chippie supports Science Fair

St. Maarten - Chippie supported the annual science fair of St. Maarten as a bronze category sponsor. The science fair will be held at the Belair Community Center this weekend and will feature 26 entries from the various secondary schools on the islan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Baetsen withdraws candidacy in face of controversy

St. Maarten – Rudolf Baetsen, who was the Chief Financial Officer of Atlantis Casino in Cupecoy, has told Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte he is no longer interested in being Chairman of the Board of  Commissioners of the Central Bank of Curacao and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Police: Keep records, copies of important items

St. Maarten – The police have urged residents to keep a record of the serial numbers and brands of the items in their homes and to make copies of key documents like their passport, identification (I.D.) card, residence and employment permit and dr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Tribute to a lady of honor and grace, the late Mrs. Eulalie Meyers

God works in a mysterious way His wonders to perform He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm The last time we heard Mrs. Meyers utter these words were at the funeral of the late Mr. van Delden on Friday March 4th, when she m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Sportbike accident yesterday

Sportbike accident yesterday

Yesterday a white Suzuki sportbike had a collision with a car at 6:20pm in the vicinity of Kooyman and Ace on the AJC Brouwers Road. It was understood that the earlier the bike rider was noticed driving haphazardly/agitated carrying a passenger,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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MNO creates access road, closing other side of Middle Region

St. Maarten – Both ends of the main road in Middle Region will be closed as of April 4, when the entrance on the Defiance Haven Side – Hilda B. Richardson Road – is closed. The closure is the second one related to an ongoing road improvement pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Organizers fatal smuggling trip face 10 and 8 years

St. Maarten – Two suspects involved in a human smuggling transport on December 5 that cost eight Haitians their life, are facing prison sentences of 10 and 8 years. A third suspect, who played a minor role, is facing 30 months of imprisonment, but

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Gas prices rise again Saturday

St. Maarten – Gasoline and diesel prices will rise by nine and seven guilder cents respectively as of Saturday. This is the fourth time this year those prices are being adjusted. As of Saturday the price of gasoline will go from 2.33 guilders ($

Opinion - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The rabbit experiment

Illustrative education is a concept some teachers are in love with. Telling kids about stuff is not half as effective as showing them the real thing. Chemistry students know all about this, because they experiment all the time – at least, when they

Opinion - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Instruction time

It finally happened: the financial supervisor has advised the Kingdom Council of Ministers to give St. Maarten an instruction – the ultimate measure at its disposal to solve the 2011 budget woes. Did St. Maarten bring this upon itself? Is the fi

Editorial - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Break out the Bicycles

The price of fuel is being adjusted for the fourth time this year. This is the third time gasoline will go up and the fourth time that diesel will go up. The major factors at play here are the fact that Libya, the country with the largest oil reserve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Parliament pays tribute to Lynch on Monday

St. Maarten – A special sitting of parliament will be held in honour of former Island Council member and Commissioner Edgar H. Lynch on Monday. The sitting will be held in the General Chamber of Parliament at 10:00 a.m. It will also be carried live

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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PJIAE intends to “Live [RED], Show Love

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company N.V. (PJIAE) will serve as the [RED] Business for the month of April. They took up the mantle from Nagico on Thursday. (See related story) “The theme for this year is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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St. Maarten Finance Minister sticks to position in face of instruction advice

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says government is seeking to guarantee a certain basic level of public services to the people of St Maarten under the Constitution of the country by maintaining its stance about the budget. “It is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Significant damage caused to important St. Maarten dive site

St. Maarten – A local Dive Centre reported severe structural damage observed on the bridge of the Carib Cargo Wreck Dive Site on March 28. The Carib Cargo is an approximately 30 meter wreck which sits upright in 45 feet of water. The damaged ree

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Nagico Insurances shows red love

St. Maarten - Nagico put on a closing ceremony of Olympic proportions on Thursday when they closed off their month of activities for the RED campaign with a parade through Philipsburg. The Princess Juliana International Airport begins their Red Month

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Shigemoto submits vision on Cft proposals, looks forward to Monday’s meeting

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers (COM) has forwarded a letter dated March 30, 2011 to Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner with respect to the national 2011 budget. Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has said

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