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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2011

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St. Maarten Finance minister’s report confirms Central Bank growth projection

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto’s financial report to Parliament for 2011 confirms the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten’s prediction that the economy will likely experience little to no growth in the year 2011. The minister

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St. Maarten Tourism information system enables tailor-made marketing

St. Maarten - Shorter lines at the immigration counters in the arrivals hall of Princess Juliana International Airport and a wealth of information for the government and the private sector to target individual tourists with tailor-made marketing camp

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St. Maarten Prime Minister hopes for speedy resolution of ongoing row

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is hoping for a “speedy resolution” to the public row between Director of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp and the members of Schotte cabinet. The statement was made Sun

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Budhrani family gets 10th Elton Jones Memorial Award

“It takes true family to beat this disease.” St. Maarten – The Budhrani family, who own Caribbean Gems on Front Street, have been presented with this year’s Elton Jones Memorial Award for being “a constant force behind the scenes” in t

Editorial - Posted by on May 30, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: The necessity of families

A father, a mother, two sons and a daughter. That is the makeup of the group – the Budhrani family - that was presented with the 10th Elton Jones Memorial Award on Sunday night and as Head of the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation’s Prevention Unit Raje

Opinion - Posted by on May 30, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Interesting facts

A review of Finance’s Minister Hiro Shigemoto’s Financial Note reveals some figures that we find interesting. It also gives a confirmation that government and the population is wise to take heed of advice and projections given by independent inst

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Borders on Swindling!

Dear Editor, Some time ago the local Cable Television Company changed owners as was stated by management. The new owner made changes to the, over the years, established line up of channels. They removed three major stations namely, HBO, Showtime

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Today’s Opinion: Mr. Ten Percent

Ronald van Raak kicked off the silly season by calling Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger a little mafia boss and Mr. Ten Percent. That was Socialist Party style retaliation for Heyliger’s off hand remark that St. Maarten’s situation under financi

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Deher elected St. Maarten Marine Trades Association President

St. Maarten – Brian Deher of IGY has been elected to lead the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association. The election was held at the body’s annual general meeting on May 26. As president Deher will lead a nine member board, which has four executive

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SCDF congratulates Mighty Dow on Lifetime Achievement Award

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has congratulated Isidore “The Mighty Dow” York on his Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) held over the weekend. The SCDF also

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Speakers stress positively impacting others at Candlelight memorial

St. Maarten – “Over the years I have learned that HIV can devastate lives and friendships, but when you really do the checks and balances, HIV has brought so many more people together through support, love and human caring.” Those words near th

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St. Maarten’s TelEm Group preparing for launch of Island-wide 3G network

St. Maarten – TelEm Group’s pioneering mobile service provider, TelCell, has announced plans to launch a brand new island-wide 3G mobile service in the coming days. The company which introduced Digital mobile telephony to St. Maarten customers in

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Council on Law Enforcement sworn in

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – The President of the Common Court of Justice Lisbeth Hoefdraad swore in the three members of the Council for Law Enforcement on Friday. The three members are Glenn Camelia (Curacao), Franklyn Richards (St. Maarten) and Jacque

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St. Martin Book Fair pulls together variety of elements

St. Maarten - The recently released program of the St. Martin Book Fair shows a mixture of workshops, discussions, book launches, book sales, book signing by new and famous authors, and original literary readings. The fair will be held June 2 to June

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Arrindell, Shigemoto discuss 2011, 2012 budgets

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell met with Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto on Friday morning to discuss a number of issues related to public finances. It was also an opportunity for the Minister to meet the new Secretary G