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Pelican Resort Club saga “Mismanagement by Tenants Association a major factor”

Timeshare Association analysis of the Pelican Resort Club saga SIMPSON BAY – An independent third-party report conducted by the St. Maarten Timeshare Association SMTA in the aftermath of the foreclosure of Pelican Resort Club cites the Board of

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Dennis Richardson takes oath for Council of State Monday

Queen Beatrix will officiate ceremony at Palace Huis ten Bosch St. Maarten – Former Lt. Governor of St. Maarten Dennis Richardson will be sworn in next Monday as St. Maarten’s member of the Kingdom Council of State, the department of communica

Opinion - Posted by on May 5, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Support

We marveled at the support from Prime Minister Wescot-Williams for the free and independent press in St. Maarten. We surely appreciate that support, but it is about time that somebody defines the limits of that freedom. We’re not waiting for any

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Today’s Opinion: Potato cannon

How do you object to something you absolutely don’t want? Activists in Lelystad, in the soon to be dismantled province of Flevoland deployed a potato cannon and catapults to fire organically grown potatoes at a field where the University of Wagenin

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Today’s Opinion: Darfurnica

There is freedom of expression according to Internet terrorist Judith Roumou (insult as many people as possible), and there is freedom of expression according to the Danish artist Nadia Plesner. Plesner, who studies at the Rietveld Academy in Amst

Editorial - Posted by on May 5, 2011

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Today’s editorial: Milestone

Former Lt. Governor Dennis Richardson will be sworn in as St. Maarten’s member of the Kingdom Council of State on Monday. That is a milestone in the history of our young country, because never before did the island have a representative in a positi

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Postulation for WICSU/PSU elections before May 10

St. Maarten – The board of the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private sector Union has set Tuesday May 31 as the date for the election of a new president, general secretary and treasurer. Ordinary as well as honorary members of the union are

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Van Putten upset about plan to allow additional casinos

“Government has no concern for the people” St. Maarten – Social and political activist Eldridge van Putten reacted outraged yesterday to reports in this newspaper that the St. Maarten government has opened the door for the establishment of t

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Royal Resorts was responsible for negotiations with labor unions

St. Maarten – The report from the St. Maarten Timeshare Association boasts of its independence and puts the blame for everything that went wrong at the Pelican Resort Club at the feet of the Tenants Association and its chairman Jeff Borowick. This

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Report Nature Foundation: “Dolphin and whale watching tours possible”

Marine Mammal census shows abundance of whales and dolphins GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation concluded its Marine Mammal Census project which started in February. The goal of this project was to conduct a wide scale census of all mari

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Trip disaster management official to Aruba with DAE ends in disaster

St. Maarten– The trip of disaster management officials to a disaster risk reduction conference in Aruba hit a snag yesterday when a Dutch Antillean Airlines flight from St. Maarten to Curacao was delayed and officials missed a connecting flight to

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St. Maarten Prime Minister acknowledges important role of free media

World Press Freedom Day GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – Sint Maarten’s Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams recognizes the important role of a free press and that of the Sint Maarten media on World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated every year on May

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James: “Projects in Cole Bay and Cay Bay are just the beginning”

St. Maarten - United People’s party parliamentarian Jules James stated yesterday in a press release that he is “very pleased that UP Leader and Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Theo Heyliger, continues