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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Government’s tight financial position continues next year

St. Maarten – With the “hard and sometimes bothersome” process of finalizing the 2011 budget behind them the Government of St. Maarten has begun preparation of the 2012 Budget. Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto makes the revelation in his financi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Prison takes family visit away to punish striking inmates

Duncan’s legal advisor writes inmates: “He who loses his freedom, loses immediately all other rights” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Inmates at the Pointe Blanche prison are feeling the pressure from the prison management after they orga

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Court postpones Snowflake-trial after defendant’s murder

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance postponed the Snowflake-trial yesterday in the wake of the murder of one of the defendants, Cappuccino-owner Hector Miguel Arrindell, until August 24. Only one of the defendants, 35-year-old Martinois Mich

Editorial - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Making good use of time

Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has told parliament that most of the seven ministries have begun preparing their contributions for the 2012 budget. That is good news considering that two budgets in a row – 2010 and 2011 – were approved well into

Opinion - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Defensive reactions

The Central Bank is a non-political watchdog of our financial system. When the bank offers an opinion, or when it releases a report about whatever subject, it is based on dry facts. Those facts sometimes don’t sit well with politicians, the masters

Opinion - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The right to strike

Anyone who breaks the law runs the risk to end up in prison. That’s a reasonable retaliation for a society with established rules for maintaining law and order. But what does it really mean to lose your freedom for three, four, five, or more years?

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Catholics holding march, prayer session for hurricane season

St. Maarten - The St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, in collaboration with the Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group, will have its annual “Walk for God's March and Protection” during the hurricane season on Saturday, June 4th. The walk begins at 7

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Lions Cook Book Sale this Saturday

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Lions Club will be holding a special public sale this Saturday and next Saturday for their newly printed cook book “In the Kitchen with St. Maarten Women.” The cook book, which was launched in March, features various r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Vacationers urged to check vaccination status

GREAT BAY– People in the midst of planning a summer vacation are being urged to get vaccinated on May 28 at the Youth Health Care’s (YHC) annual vaccination open house. This could help especially people heading to Europe where there is a measles

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Candle light memorial to focus on Touching Lives

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will join the rest of the world on Sunday in marking the observance of the 28th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Most other countries held their observance ceremony last week; however the finishing touches were being

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Disaster Management to use Twitter and Facebook for 2011 Atlantic hurricane season

St. Maarten – Section Head of Disaster Management Paul Martens, says that the department will be using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook in order to get information to members of the community who utilize the aforementioned sites

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Piar, Schotte discuss corruption allegations

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY - Attorney-General (PG) Dick Piar met Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte Thursday morning to discuss allegations of corruption leveled at cabinet ministers by Director of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp. Piar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Curacao factions want meeting on Central Bank controversy

WILLEMSTAD\GREAT BAY – Faction leaders in Curacao’s Parliament have called for a public meeting on the current dispute between the Director of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp and members of the Schotte Cabinet. They made

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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Senior Citizens to air their feelings on pensions

St. Maarten – Episode four in a series by the St. Maarten Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association will focus on what pensioners feel about the island’s pension system and how it can be improved. The series is excerpts of the seminar the founda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Governor continues observation, promotion tour with visit to Oranje School

St. Maarten – Governor Eugene Holiday and First Lady Marie Louise Holiday-Hazel paid a working visit to the Oranje School on Wednesday. The visit was part of the Governor’s program to obtain a firsthand view of developments in the community and f