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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2011

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New vision on financing social housing

St. Maarten - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Theodore Heyliger has laid out his vision for how the country should move forward with financing social housing. He did so in remar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2011

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Fired Cadastre employee demands 20 months salary in compensation

Court rules on Richardson-case next week Wednesday St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Next week Wednesday the Court in First Instance will pronounce its verdict in the controversy between fired Cadastre-employee Sharanda Richardson and her former e

Editorial - Posted by on May 31, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Being practical about a vision

St. Maarten's Vice Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger wants to prove that our friendly country can stand on its own and take care of its own affairs. One area that he gave specific focus on Monday is housing. The needs in this area are big. Some 2,00

Opinion - Posted by on May 31, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Overpopulation

Switzerland, the country of the famous army knife, swatch, Roger Federer and the referendum, has to deal with an unexpected initiative from an unexpected corner in the next year-and-half. The environmental movement Ecopop wants a referendum that bind

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The attractiveness of black women

Satoshi Kanazawa is what Wikipedia calls “a controversial evolutionary psychologist” at the London school of Economics. Last week the 48-year-old Japanese enfant terrible produced an interesting piece on the Scientific fundamentalist blog of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2011

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Dutch Antilles Express Airlines (DAE) bankruptcy looks imminent

WILLEMSTAD\GREAT BAY - The bankruptcy of airline DAE is expected anytime. Curacao’s Minister of Economic Development Nasser El Hakim (MFK) has expressed concern about the situation and the potential impact on staff and the image of the aviation sec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2011

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Deported Dominicano awaits court ruling on June 27

Attorney Brison contests Minister’s right to remove his client from the island St. Maarten – Judge Mr. R.W.J. van Veen will rule on June 27 on the case of Pascal Beltran a 21-year-old Dominicano who was deported from the island after he was ca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2011

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Rogers elected St. Maarten Police Union president

St. Maarten – Carlyle Roger has been elected president of the Police Union at an election held on May 24. The other members of the board will be appointed to the functions of Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The other members of the board

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St. Maarten Prime Minister to chair first EOC/ESF Meeting on Wednesday

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Chairman of the Island’s Disaster Emergency Management Organization, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), comprising of 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), will chair the first meeting of t

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CPS Recommends Risk Group to get Seasonal Flu Vaccine

St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is recommending high risk groups to get their seasonal flu vaccination. The recommendation is being made against the backdrop of

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Wiels calls for Jamaloodin’s resignation

“Why has no one arrested Tromp?” Curacao – Leader of the second largest party in Curacao’s governing coalition, Helmin Wiels of Pueblo Soberano, has called for Finance Minister George “Jorge” Jamaloodin to resign for “once again fall