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Editorial - Posted by on June 17, 2011

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Editorial: The main theme

Consultation and research are no doubt the main theme of our newspaper today. Some of it is good and some of may put storm clouds on the horizon. Among the things to be highlighted is that youth have been given a voice through a Knowledge, Attitud

Opinion - Posted by on June 17, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Summer Tourism: A new St. Maarten mindset

Dear Editor, With the tourist high season behind us and the start of the low season before us, some resorts and other businesses are offering summer specials to attract visitors to the island. St. Maarten Cultural, Music and Entertainment Develop

Opinion - Posted by on June 17, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Come a lot better than this St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation

Dear Editor, Just today – June 15, 2011 – I got the experience of my life that is noteworthy of publication. I believe that some others may have had the same experience and just kept silent. I was called by a very gracious lady at this foun

Opinion - Posted by on June 17, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Country St. Maarten must be of St. Maarten heritage

Dear Editor, If you want to build a country, you first need to understand who is a St. Maartener and not who is considered a St. Maartener. Use your government register and cadastre which was mostly maintain by your Democratic Party for the last 5

Opinion - Posted by on June 17, 2011

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Open letter to Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams

Dear Editor,   I am writing this letter to ask you to intervene in a matter that I regard as sigficant and precarious. This matter is in regards to plans to convert the building known as the Box in Cay Hill into a prison/juvenile detention

Opinion - Posted by on June 17, 2011

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Opinion: Cross purposes

If the situation were not so serious it were hilarious to see people talk at cross purposes. That this example for a good laugh (okay, cry is more appropriate – take your pick). Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos has suggested to Justice Minister Duncan

Opinion - Posted by on June 17, 2011

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Opinion: No Sir

There is a weird brew of lingo for the royally decorated in use on our island. The great late film maker Ian Valz is among those citizens whom media on occasion referred to as Sir Ian Valz. Bobby V., who was in court this week, also is commonly refer

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Opinion: Only losers

There are crimes and then there are crimes. From simple theft to armed robbery, from manslaughter to murder, and from indecent exposure to rape. You get caught, you end up at the courthouse sooner or later, where your whole history will be put on pub

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Today’s Opinion: We stand corrected

Prosecutor Bart den Hartigh pointed out to us that attorney Brenda Brooks also made a reference to desisting if the court would not give her the opportunity to hear her client’s son before Judge Keppels denied the request. We did not pick that u

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UTS reports 15 million guilder profit for 2010

WILLEMSTAD\GREAT BAY – Curacao and St. Maarten have 15 million guilders in profits from UTS to share up. This was confirmed Thursday by Curacao’s Shareholder Representative and Vice Prime Minister Charles Cooper. Curacao claims 87 percent of th

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Ombudsman to seek membership in international grouping

St. Maarten – The Ombudsman of St. Maarten Dr. Nilda Lynch-Arduin will begin the process for St. Maarten to become member of the International Ombudsman Institute (I.O.I) upon her return from a three country tour that began in Austria. The Ombudsma

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MPs meets students tonight

St. Maarten – Discussions at the inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation conclude today with discussions on the scheduling of future inter-parliamentary contact meetings between the four countries within the Kingdom. A press conference by the del

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Rotary, Alzheimer Foundation begin joint campaign

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten and the St. Maarten Alzheimer Foundation launched a joint, three month long awareness campaign on Wednesday in an effort to educate the community and identify ways to support caregivers. The project is b

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SIBA requests meeting with Central Bank on St. Maarten

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA) has requested a meeting with St. Maarten based officials of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) or for a delegation to give them a hearing on their next visit to Philip

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Donner to raise investigation during Caribbean tour

THE HAGUE – Well placed sources around Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner has said he’ll raise the matter of installing an independent committee to investigate the operation of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten and the

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Chun to serve as consultant at Tourism Bureau

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism Franklin Meyers confirmed on Wednesday that May Lin Chun has been appointed to temporarily head the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau. It has also emerged that Chun, who has a background in marketing, has been hired as a

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Youth survey to be tweaked

St. Maarten – A research team from Emory University have interviewed 40 students between 15 and 19 about their sexual and reproductive health, drug and alcohol use and gang behavior. They expect to survey 10 more today to round out a sample group o

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Pride asks, “Where is the Inspection Department?”

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Pride Foundation has “strongly recommended” the Inspection Department in the Ministry of Public Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure immediately demolish structures near Karakter Beach Bar, Tang

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St. Maarten utilities GEBE will implement new tariff structure in August

Managing director Brooks explains the fuel clause St. Maarten – Utilities company GEBE will put its new tariff structure in place by August 1, managing director ir. William brooks said yesterday morning at a press conference at the company’s m

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55 students to receive degrees at University’s seventeenth commencement

Many first at this year’s commencement St. Maarten– Some 55 students will graduating and added to the University of St. Martin (USM) alumni roster on Saturday, June 18, 2011 when the island’s institution of higher learning holds its seventee