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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 18, 2011

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St. Maarten, Anguilla seek functional cooperation

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten and Anguilla have agreed to what Chief Minister Hubert Hughes calls a “functional cooperation” between the two islands similar to the kind of cooperation that exists between the Scandinavian countries. The agreement wa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 18, 2011

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St. Maarten Parliament opens informal discussion on draft Kingdom Visa Law

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament will open informal discussions on the Kingdom Law on Visas in short order. The decision to do so was made Tuesday in a meeting of the Committee on Kingdom Relations and Inter-parliamentary Affairs where it was al

Opinion - Posted by on May 18, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Global Stealth (Global Wealth Trade)

It is quite entertaining to read the reactions to the action by the public prosecutor against Global Wealth Trade, the multilevel marketing company that wanted to entice more people in St. Maarten to join its sales force this week. Of course, there

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Today’s Opinion: Judgment Day

While the office of the public prosecutor kept an eye on the smooth talkers of Global Wealth Trade, representatives of Family radio, a “Bible-based Christian broadcasting ministry with no church affiliation” quietly did its business in the street

Editorial - Posted by on May 18, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: An example to follow

The fact churches in the Netherlands have come out against homophobia is something that should miss no one’s attention. This news is significant and helps to show the complete difference in attitude between The Netherlands and Dutch Caribbean. Whi

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Reader’s Letter: Child Fest and Adult Entertainment

Dear Editor, On Sunday I went to Child Fest. I saw a lot of kids and parents having fun and I saw volunteers doing a great job. On Saturday evening there was a dinner where the rich could eat a 200 dollar lobster in order to finance a swimming p

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Attorney appointed St. Maarten university’s new president

St. Maarten – The University of St. Martin (USM) Board formally announced Tuesday that Annelies van den Assem LL. M has been appointed the new President. The appointment took effect May 1 and Van den Assem is presently familiarizing herself with th

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St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association sending representative to Copa gathering

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association’s (S.H.T.A) 2nd Vice President and Director of Marketing, May Ling Chun will be in the Bahamas from May 19 to May 23 representing St. Maarten at the Copa Vacations Conference in Nass

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SHTA meets Central Committee Thursday

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting with the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) on Thursday. The main agenda point is the state of affairs regarding the national economy. The SHTA requested the meeting

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Global Wealth Trade flops after police intervention

Canadians did business without a license St. Maarten – Global Wealth Trade got the cold shoulder on Monday when it organized a sales meeting at their “Caribbean Regional Office” in the Yogesh Complex. The publicity surrounding this meeting

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IB-program at St. Dominic High prepares students for university

St. Maarten – Eighteen students entered the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at the St. Dominic High School last August. The 2-year program preps the students for study at the university level abroad. At $1,500 a year, it is a classy altern

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Rotary, parents and teachers assists students’ mission to Haiti

St. Maarten - The Rotary Club Mid Isle donated $3, 000 to International Baccalaureate students of the St. Dominic High School students last week. The money is to help with costs of travelling to Haiti in July to assist the Heart of Haiti Foundation.

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Roy Marlin: Greater respect for third parties needed

St. Maarten – Democratic Party faction leader Roy Marlin has called for greater respect for third parties in terms of their meetings with the Parliament. He said this to journalists Tuesday, when it became apparent the Board of Financial Supervisio

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St. Maarten Parliament has “open and frank” discussions with Cft

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell has called Tuesday’s Central Committee meeting where MPs held talks with the Board of financial supervision (Cft) an open and frank discussion. “The meeting ended on a very positive

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St. Maarten Medical Center, union sign protocol, commit to working together

St. Maarten – General Director of the St. Maarten Medical Center Dr. George Scot and President of the Windward Islands Healthcare Union Association (WIHCUA) Julian Lynch signed a Collective Labor Agreement protocol recently. Labor Mediator Derrick