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St. Maarten Prime Minister commends the men and women of the VKS

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the 14th anniversary ceremony of the St. Maarten Voluntary Corps (VKS) on Saturday.  The event also served as the swearing in of an officer, and the promotion of officers and non-commiss

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Editorial: No cause to celebrate

Some may jump and cheer at the fact that St. Maarten currently has a one member majority in the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten because former politician Nelson Navarro has quit to avoid a conflict of int

Opinion - Posted by on July 5, 2011

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Opinion: Dangerous payday

Many people are always longing for that special day in the month to arrive: payday. But they may want to think again about how much reason this day is for a celebration, because American research suggest that people run an increased risk to die in th

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Opinion: Fit policemen

After we reported about fat policemen yesterday, we have something to say about fit policemen today. Before we get into the thick of things, we’d like to point out that we’re not in the habit of making fun of people’s appearance. The world is f

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Opinion: Responsibilities

Amsterdam’s mayor Eberhard van der Laan has a situation on his hands that costs the municipality buckets of money, and Eberhard has had enough. The cause of his concern is young people who drink so much that they end up in hospital. To get there, t

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Economic indicators paint rosy picture of St. Maarten government revenue

St. Maarten– The economic indicators for the year 2010 the St. Maarten Ministry of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Transport and Telecommunications released yesterday suggest that government revenue increased  by 11.6 percent to 237.6 million guilders,

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St. Maarten Police force welcomes fourteen new recruits

BBW-complex to become training center St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan and Commissioner Carl John welcomed a group of fourteen new police recruits during a brief meeting at the Minister’s office yesterday morning. The fourteen r

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Drainage upgrade Dutch Quarter underway

DUTCH QUARTER – The drainage upgrade project in Dutch Quarter is well underway, as the picture shows. The ditch along the main road is being cleaned up, and the banks as well as the floor are getting a concrete cover. The work started at the end of

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Eman, GEBE representative gets briefing on stabilizer

GREAT BAY/ORANJESTAD – Senior staffers of Mango Green – a renewable energy company - met Aruba’s Prime Minister Mike Eman on July 2 to discuss how the company’s Renewable Power House System can increase efficiency on the grid of Aruba’s uti

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Imbali begins 2011 summer camp

St. Maarten - After an amazing year in the arts, winning a dance competition in Guadeloupe as well as in France, producing the original Folkloric Musical “Don Lolo”, Imbali continues with their dedication to artist training with their Annual Visu

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Philipsburg Jubilee Library opens registration for summer program

St. Maarten - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library announced its upcoming Summer Program “The Joy of Reading, Fun, and Games on Monday. The program begins Thursday July 7 with a screening of Tangled and ends with a “big bang” closing party on July 2

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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort fires absent night manager on the spot

Court denies Neville Mars any compensation St. Maarten – Neville Mars, a former night manager for Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino says he will appeal a decision by the Court in First Instance that approved his dismissal for urgent reas

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Labega confirmed as St. Maarten airport director

St. Maarten –Three days after she stepped into the job, the Supervisory Board of Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE) has announced that Regina Labega is the new Managing Director of the PJIAE. Her appoin

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Realtors form new association

St. Maarten – Six real estate companies have formed the St. Maarten Real Estate Association with the key goal of having their industry “regulated and professionally guided.” The six current members are Tendal Real Estate N.V, Jennifer’s Vacat

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St. Maarten currently holds “majority” in Central Bank’s board

Navorra quits as board member WILLEMSTAD\GREAT BAY - Attorney Nelson Navarro has resigned as a member of the Supervisory Board (SB) of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS). According to Navarro, he wants to avoid any possible confli

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UNDP representative arrives for discussions with St. Maarten government officials

St. Maarten – Dr. Marcia de Castro, Resident Representative and United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), arrived on the island Monday for discussions with government officials including the prime

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St. Maarten Parliament gets “very busy” after summer recess

St. Maarten – Parliament will have a very busy schedule after the recess which started on July 1.  Members of Parliament (MPs) will return to work in the week of August 8. President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell said on Sunday that a n