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Editorial - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Editorial: Pressing the matter

National Alliance Member of Parliament George Pantophlet says two people recently supplied further evidence why there should be more impetus behind passing legislation that will end the abuse of the short term labor contract. Those two people have be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Rock the House 6 set for August 6

St. Maarten - Registration is open and ready to go for the 6th annual Rock the House show which is scheduled for Saturday August 6, 2011 at the LB Scot Sports Auditorium. The show gives audiences a chance to pick the winner of each category. This ye

Opinion - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: GEBE: It’s a matter of restitution

Dear Editor, I’ve been following the GEBE saga reported in the papers rather closely of late. The recent motion that the National Alliance brought forward to reduce the GEBE fuel clause by 50 percent for the next six months was a good start. The

Opinion - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Opinion: Abortion debate

For some politicians the thought that there ought to be a debate about legalizing abortion alone is already too much, while answering the simple question are you pro life or pro choice seems to be causing major headaches. The question is of course

Opinion - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Opinion: Sorry!!! No cash refunds

In these times of economic hardship every dollar spent on bad products hurts more than ever before. We started thinking about this when we glanced over a cash receipt from a local supermarket. It contains all kind of information we usually do not ten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Administrative court dismisses demand by former Commissioner Blackman

Court cites lack of urgency as reason for its decision St. Maarten – The Administrative court dismissed a demand by former Finance Commissioner Xavier Blackman to order the government to take a decision about his right to benefits based on the P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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St. Maarten Parliamentarians divided about legalized abortion

Penalties up to twelve years in draft penal code St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Parliament of St. Maarten is divided about the legalization of abortion, this newspaper learned from a round of phone calls that reached ten of the fifteen pa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Gibson Sr. officially nominated for Cft’s Board

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has sent a letter withdrawing Michel Soon’s nomination to the board of the Committee on Financial Supervision (Cft) and proposing Richard Gibson Sr. instead. The government’s intention to do th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Jaycees hosting briefing and social at the library

GREAT BAY – JCI St. Maarten, a member of the Junior Chamber International, will be having a brief presentation and social at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on July 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The aim of the event is to provide information on the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Mental Health Foundation begins move to Cay Hill

St. Maarten - The Mental Health Foundation will be moving to its new location at 1 Leopard Road Cay Hill this month. The Foundation is presently located at the intersection of 107a Oven drive L.B. Scott Road in Cul de Sac. The foundation says the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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MP cites cases of short term labor contract abuse

“The abuse continues” St. Maarten – National Alliance Member of Parliament George Pantophlet says that the abuse of the short term labor contract continues. He was approached by two people who informed him that they were told one day before

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Court rules special general meeting can move forward (Pelican Resort Club)

St. Maarten – Friendly Island Properties Ltd. (FIP) achieved an important victory against the Tenant’s Association of Pelican Resort Club (TAPRC) and the Special Foundation to Safeguard Interest of Pelican Resort Club (SBBPRC) in a verdict hand

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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CPS announces survey on health observances calendar

St. Maarten – Collective Preventive Services (CPS), an executing agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, will be carrying out a random telephone survey with respect to its Health Observance Calendar. The Health Obs

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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St. Maarten Government needs over 20 million guilders to complete new building

October completion date no longer feasible St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, who is responsible for Facilities Management, has said it is unfeasible to believe that the new Government Administration Building will be completed b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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Non-payment prompts questions about Academy School Board

St. Maarten – Teachers at all but the St. Maarten Academy, which falls under the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (Fave), have received the full 5.3 percent Cost of Living Adjustment on their June 2011 Vacation Allowance payment and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 7, 2011

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St. Maarten’s Prime minister congratulates Labega on new post

St. Maarten – The new Managing Director of the Princess Juliana Airport Regina Labega is one of several people that Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams congratulated at Wednesday’s Council of Minister’s press briefing. Labega began working at