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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2011

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SHTA take concerns over sector, structured cooperation to Governor Holiday

St. Maarten - Members of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association met with Governor Eugene Holiday recently to share their concerns about the current state of the tourism industry in St. Maarten. The five member delegation, led by the Presid

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2011

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Meyers pleased with increase in global tourism travel figures

“Maintain a spirit of optimism.” St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, is pleased to learn that international tourism continues to recover from the global financial crisis and d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2011

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St. Maarten Justice officials tour potential second prison site

St. Maarten – Minister of Justice Roland Duncan and key members of the judicial chain visited “The Box” in Cay Hill last Thursday to inspect whether it could serve as a detention center for convicted prisoners and people in pre-trial detention.

Opinion - Posted by on May 16, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Out of the closet

So Jan Kees de Jager, the Dutch Finance Minister is gay. We join NRC Handelsblad columnist Youp van ‘t Hek in wondering about the news value of this piece of information. Van ‘t Hek wrote in his column this weekend that he learned this from the t

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Today’s Opinion: Little blue men under fire

Beware of what you let your children read. If you are ready to give any credibility to an analysis by the French writer Antoine Buéno, you’ll never let your kids read a Smurf comic book again, unless of course you are voting Geert Wilders. On June

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Today’s Opinion: Assisted suicide

Switzerland is an interesting country. It produces tennis pro Roger Federer, the Swiss army knife and watches that are so cute that retailers in St. Maarten sell illegal copies of them by the truck load. Did we mention the cheese and the banks? But

Opinion - Posted by on May 16, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Medical tourism could become just as important as the timeshare sector

Dear Editor, News that a Florida-based Advanced Orthopedic Center is looking to set-up a multi-disciplinary clinic on the island to cater to residents and visitors is most welcomed – medical tourism. Discussions have already taken place with go

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Reader’s Letter: Heritage and born here is important

Dear editor, For the past week I have read articles and opinions from various people in St. Maarten about rights, heritage or born here. So I went online and located the constitution of Country St. Maarten to see what is stated in it. Article 43

Opinion - Posted by on May 16, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: A challenge to the anti-St. Maarten legislators

Dear Editor, It has become a norm that many legislators are expressing and are of the opinion that being born in St. Maarten as a Dutch citizen does not qualify you for a job in St. Maarten. Those legislators say the most important thing is exper

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Meyers calls on business community to support Inspirational Business Symposium

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, is calling on the business community to support the Inspirational Business Symposium that will take place today at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Reso

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Miss St. Maarten getting ready for busy year

St. Maarten - Newly crowned Miss St. Maarten Senior Carnival Queen Trumane Trotman has a very busy year ahead of her. Praised for her intellect and confidence on stage, Trotman has publicly been hailed as a very impressive candidate to represent St.

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Yvette’s cookbook: St. Martin’s traditional and modern cuisine published

St. Maarten - From Yvette’s Kitchen to Your Table – A Treasury of St. Martin’s Traditional & Contemporary Cuisine by Yvette Hyman has been released here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Author Yvette Hyman and husband Felix are the propriet

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Central Committee and Kingdom Affairs Permanent Committee meet on Tuesday

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will meet with the Committee of Financial Supervision (Cft) on Tuesday, May 17. The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at 10:00 a.m. The permanent c

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TelEm Group lands contract to upgrade, update University’s telecommunication services

St. Maarten – TelEm Group was recently awarded a contract to upgrade telecommunication services at the University of St. Martin (USM). Under the contract TelEm Group will be installing a new and fully featured IP-based PBX system for the university

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New Penal Code provides stiffer penalties for traffic fatalities

Mos: “We could not detain him any longer” St. Maarten – Chief Public Prosecutor Hans Mos said on Sunday that the “public uproar” over the circumstances that led death of 12-year-old Silvia Lynch will be answered with the introduction of

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Rain fails to dampen Childfest energy

St. Maarten - Six year old Angelle Presentacion’s rendition of the ‘Best of Both Worlds, 10 year old Keoni York’s rendition of I Believe and 15 year old Julia Bates’ rendition of Grenade gave each of them the top prize in their categories at

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Maidwell gets sports man’s farewell

St. Maarten - Malcolm Maidwell, one of the men responsible for the Around the Island Relay, will be remembered for a number of others things, but most of all he will be remembered as a man that had a vision and the ability to mobilize people from all