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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Fired night manager protests eviction from staff apartments

St. Maarten – The management of Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino allowed Neville Mars back into the staff apartment they’d locked him out on Tuesday. The property’s manager Keith Graham said they’d changed the locks after trying unsu

Editorial - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Editorial: Tax free does not mean cheaper

A report that St. Maarten has the highest prices for gasoline when compared to the other countries in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom will likely raise some eye brows, because it a sure sign that tax free does not mean cheaper. While we do not c

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: I am a patriot

Dear Editor, For the past years many people heard of Miguel Arrindell and asked what is his purpose and who is he. Well my native St. Maarten people of heritage and fellow Dutch citizens I am, remain and will always be a patriot of St. Maarten.

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: The basics of destination marketing

Recently the President of the Collectivité of French Saint Martin said in an article in the Today newspaper that he is looking at a more upscale tourism market for his side of the island. Immediately two things came to mind. One was that this would

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Opinion: Company-doctors

The Arbo-law regulates in the Netherlands the position of company-doctors. The law guarantees their independence. That is important, because employees who go for a visit to such a doctor mostly don’t want their employer to hear the details of their

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Opinion: Inmates

The request by prison director Rudsel Ricardo to disband the Inmates Association over fears of trouble during the upcoming renovation project in Pointe Blanche was an ill-advised plan and Justice Minister Roland Duncan quickly killed the idea yesterd

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Opinion: Smoking ban

Flip-flopping is a political pastime and the Dutch government is good at it. Take for instance the smoking ban. It was introduced in June 2008, caused of course a storm of criticism and was subsequently adapted. Public Health Minister Edith Schipp

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Opinion: Square cigarettes

The embattled tobacco industry, desperately looking for the next big thing to lure customers, has something new coming soon: the square cigarette. Remarkably, the motive this time is not to create a new hype; instead, the goal is cutting cost. R.J

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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St. Maarten Minister Duncan rejects request to disband Inmates Association

Attorney: “Ricardo refuses to give information” St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan turned down a request by prison director Rudsel Ricardo to disband the Pointe Blanche Inmates Association and to let him select four “positive le

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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St. Maarten Prison worker steals from departing prisoner

St. Maarten – The Federal Detectives arrested a 46-year-old civil servant who works at the Point Blanche prison on Monday for embezzling 1, 232 dollars in May. The money belonged to an inmate and the theft was discovered on the day he was leaving t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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St. Maarten has highest fuel prices among Dutch Caribbean countries

GREAT BAY\WILLEMSTAD – St. Maarten currently has the most expensive fuel prices in the Dutch Caribbean countries when a comparison is done with Curacao, Aruba. Prices here are also higher than those in the Public Entity of Bonaire. Motorists here p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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St. Maarten Parliament and government department to jointly set up archive

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell announced Monday that the Department of Legal Affairs and Legislation and Parliament’s Secretariat, will be working closely to get copies of the laws from the former Archives of the Ne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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St. Maarten Police training center

GREAT BAY – The building of the old BBW cement factory in Sucker Garden will be turned into a police training center. The facility will have, among others, a shooting range and a gym. Starting next year, police officers will have to pass fitness an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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Curacao likely host for four party consultations with Suriname

GREAT BAY\WILLEMSTAD – Parliamentary leadership from Curacao, Aruba, Suriname and St. Maarten have agreed to have an inter-parliamentary consultation later this year. Curacao is likely to be the host. The meeting where parties agreed to have the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2011

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UTS reveals it has three cell sites in St. Barths

WILLEMSTAD\GREAT BAY – A press statement from United Telecommunications Service (UTS) reveals that the telecommunication company has three cell towers in St. Barths, but is not officially doing business there. The towers have been erected to ensure