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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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Bulk of study financing advices signed off

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell has signed the vast majority of advices on this year’s applications for study financing. Students will now be informed of the decisions. Those who were approved for the

Opinion - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Alzheimer’s Awareness

Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer's, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Every individual may experience one or more of these

Opinion - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Is there something wrong with our young professionals?

Dear Editor, I have some questions for our appointed and elected officials on this island, namely the ministers and parliamentarians. Why when appointing persons to the boards of government owned companies and foundations and other government inst

Opinion - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: The importance of native people being in the constitution

Dear Editor, Constitutions often start with a preamble and some provisions about what defines the specific state. The foundational part reflects the identity of the political community. Therefore, it frequently refers to historical events, specif

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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Insurance Brokers want reflection period on mortgages and loans

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association has announced they’ll meet Parliament soon to request the body introduce legislation that will give consumers a reflection period of between seven and 14 working days to think over the ter

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St. Maarten Police and Prosecutor searches three locations in cross border investigation

St. Maarten/Curacao – The Robbie’s Lottery main office in St. Maarten is amongst three places that were searched Tuesday as part of an investigation into money laundering, tax fraud and forgery by the lottery company’s owner Robbie dos Santos.

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UTS makes choices to improve service

St. Maarten – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) Glen Carty has announced that the company will go through a raft of changes during 2011 that will lead to improved service and reflect the fact that the company

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister to address regional convention next week

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will be one of several high-level dignitaries scheduled to attend and address the Bi-Annual Regional Convention of the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) next week. The gathering opens on July 21

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School bus inspection at end of July

St. Maarten – The Inspection Department has announced school bus inspections have been scheduled from July 27 to July 29 at the Jose Lake Sr. Ball Park parking lot. The inspections will be done between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and 2:00pm to 4:00 p

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Arrindell exploring cooperation with Cuba

St. Maarten – A delegation from Cuba is to visit St. Maarten soon to discuss cooperation in culture and sports. Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell extended the invitation for them to come during a visit to Cuba that ran

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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Arrindell says no to joining Dutch or Aruban Olympic delegations

St. Maarten– Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell is not supportive of St. Maarten athletes being part of either the Dutch or Aruban Olympic teams. She made that position clear at a press conference on Tuesday, where she

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James calls for establishment of Council of Science & Technology

St. Maarten - United Peoples (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Jules James has called for the establishment of a Council for Science and Technology (CST) that would comprise of the nation’s brightest, experienced as well as youngest to participa

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UTS management cautions customers about roaming usage

St. Maarten – “Roaming is expensive,” is the three word caution that Chief Executive Officer of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) Glen Carty issued Tuesday when asked why people who take their smart phones abroad pay such high costs for