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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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St. Maarten welcomes Choice Hotel’s interest

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten's tourism authorities are welcoming interest by an American hospitality company to expand its network of Caribbean hotels to the island. Speaking ahead of this week’s annual St. Maarten-St. Martin Annual Regional Tradeshow (

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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S.H.T.A has no desire to control Tourism Authority

“Balance is needed” St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (S.H.T.A) has stressed their commitment to public/private sector partnership on the Tourism Authority because of recent statements by Minister of Tourism, Ec

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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New taxi fee proposed agenda point

French want discussion on taxis, busses GREAT BAY/MARIGOT – President of the Collectivity Frantz Gumbs has invited Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers to a meeting “in the near future to

Editorial - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: It’s time to talk

The key to any good partnership is communication but this seems to be a problem around the island’s main economic drivers. We make the remark because of the approach of late where it comes to the Tourism Authority does not signal that talks have be

Opinion - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Another Judgment Day

We all know now who Harold Camping is: a misguided self appointed religious freak from California who fooled thousands of people into believing that the world would come to an end on May 21. It didn’t happen, of course, and that came as no surprise

Opinion - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Disastrous 80/20 rule

Liberté, Égalité et Fraternité – Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood. That’s the motto of the French Revolution. In 1789, the Declaration of the rights of Man and of the Citizen defined liberty as follows: "Liberty consists of being able to do

Opinion - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Tantalizing investigation

What is stopping the National Detective Agency from diving straightforward into one of the most tantalizing investigations of the past year? Many people have forgotten about it by now, but the file is still resting patiently on a shelve somewhere in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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UTS supports GB3 youth project

GREAT BAY - UTS has pledged its support to the “Get off the block, Get on the bus, Get Busy” (GB3) project initiated by Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell by donating two BlackBerry smart phones to the two coordinator

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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Tromp considering resigning from Central Bank top job

Investigation requested about innuendo WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY - Director of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp has an investigation into the "innuendo" and rumors in the local media about his role in a personal loan from a loc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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Daniella Jeffry launches Saint-Martin: Destabilization of the French Caribbean

“They have created a new society whereby the locals are left out” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Thursday Daniella Jeffry launches her book Saint-Martin, Destabilization of the French Caribbean at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. The conten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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YHC preparing for annual vaccination open house for May 28

St. Maarten – Youth Health Care (YHC), a section of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, is currently preparing for its annual vaccination open house for Saturday, May 28. Immunization is a way of protecting children agai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2011

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Inspection department advises against playing near construction sites

St. Maarten – The Inspection Department is advising parents and guardians to speak with their children regarding not playing in or around the infrastructure works site in Middle Region. Children could get injured while playing in or around const