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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Consultant Clarence Richardson evaluates initiative law short term labor contracts

“Recognize seasonal workers in the law” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The National Alliance’s initiative law to curb abuse with short term labor contracts is “a very positive move,” labor and management consultant Clarence Richardson

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Caribbean countries offer aid to Dutch government

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba stand ready to help the Dutch government in carrying out the responsibilities the latter has towards Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The request for aid came from Senator Frank van Kappen on day one of th

Opinion - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Opinion: Reckless gamblers

We’re confident that most people living in the Netherlands do not belong in the category of seasoned poker players. They’re more like reckless gamblers who don’t give a rat’s behind about the outcome of their bets. Point in case: a survey

Opinion - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Opinion: Interesting philosophy (Derek Parfit)

The British philosopher Derek Parfit recently published On what matters – 1,400 pages of highly interesting philosophy. We guess that a lot of this stuff is food for philosophers and not for the average newspaper reader. Parfit, 68, circulated his

Opinion - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Opinion: Conflict-oriented

The debate is up and running, but the opinions we have read so far coming from union leaders seem to be rather conflict-oriented. From the United Federation of the Windward Islands, Willy Haize’s Ufa, nothing else was to be expected of course. H

Opinion - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Pride and EPIC renew calls for the Protection of Mullet Bay Beach and Mullet Pond

An Open Letter to the President of Parliament Dear Drs. Arrindell, St. Maarten Pride Foundation and Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) welcome the news that the Ruins of the Mullet Bay Resort will finally be demolished after hav

Editorial - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Editorial: Reaching out, while reaching in

If nothing else, day one of the inter-parliamentary consultation of the Kingdom, has revealed that St. Maarten is not only finding ways to stand on its own two feet, but that it is also willing to lend a hand to Saba to St. Eustatius. Of course that

Opinion - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: The CGC – An advisory or supervisory body?

Dear Editor, The Corporate Governance Council has been in the news lately concerning the appointment of the former Director of Tourism, Ms. Regina Labega, to the post of President of the Princess Juliana International Airport. The advice given by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Local author meets her living idol

GREAT BAY/THE NETHERLANDS – St. Maarten based author and President of the Beyond Writing Foundation Loekie Morales met Neil Diamond in Rotterdam after a “phenomenal concert” at Ahoy. It was a huge moment for Morales because Diamond is one of he

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2011

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Nagico CEO awards top producers, unveils 2020 vision

St. Maarten - NAGICO Insurances held its annual Agents’ Awards Dinner and Dance on Saturday last at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa. The event was attended by NAGICO’s agents, brokers,  key managers and officers from across the Caribbean in

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St. Maarten gathering information for its EU Dossier

St. Maarten – Loekie Morales from the Department of Interior and Kingdom Relations (BAK) that falls under the Ministry of General Affairs, is currently in the Netherlands visiting the Cabinet of Minister Plenipotentiary of St. Maarten regarding

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St. Maarten businessman on trial for rape this afternoon

St. Maarten - Businessman Bobby V. will finally have his day in court this afternoon to answer to charges of sexual assault on a 16-year-old niece of his in March of last year during the Heineken Regatta. The 66-year-old defendant spent ten days in p

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Heyliger, Shigemoto open talks with Schotte on division, share sale

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger and Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto have opened talks with Curacao’s Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte on the split up of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten and St. Maarten’s desire to

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Arrindell stresses self-reliance at meeting with Rutte

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell described the first day of parliamentary deliberations in The Hague as very positive and constructive. “The first meetings went very well. We approved the agenda as was discussed pri

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Businesses still accessible despite road closure in Cole Bay, St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Motorists are reminded that Waterfront Road in Cole Bay will be closed to all traffic as of Wednesday 9:00 a.m. The closure is between the intersections of Welfare Roads towards the intersection of Waterfront Road in the vicinity of