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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 28, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister pledges to meet Winair workers later

“I want to have something concrete to discuss” St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has vowed to meet employees of Windward Islands Airways International N.V. (Winair) once she has a “solution in sight” for the “vulnerabl

Editorial - Posted by on July 28, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Still the easy way out

The 2012 budget has yet to see light outside of the walls of the government administration, but the first signals that the island could have problems again with a gap between revenue and expenditures has come to light. Undoubtedly the prime minister

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Laville drafting pension increase proposal

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville has announced that he’s in the final stages of crafting a proposal for an increase in pensions. The initiative, which he began working on seven months ago, is one of six he

Opinion - Posted by on July 28, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Who are you to judge John Krolis?

Dear Editor, John Krolis made an exceptional contribution. Earlier this week my good friend and comrade, John R. Krolis was laid to rest, humbly and quietly as he lived his years on this earth. After that I was forced to listen to all kinds of com

Opinion - Posted by on July 28, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: How to love our ancestry and native St. Maarten people

Dear Editor, Be an active St. Maartener. Actively demonstrate your love for your country St. Maarten by being part of its political process. Continually strive for a better St. Maarten for all. Study the history of St. Maarten. What are s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 28, 2011

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Caribbean Justice Ministers take joint position on Coast Guard

WILLEMSTAD – The Justice Ministers of Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten have drafted and signed a joint letter calling for a new vision on the Coast Guard. They’ve requested their Dutch counterpart, Justice and Security Minister Ivo Opstelten, be re

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St. Maarten Government closing 300 meters of road in Dutch Quarter

St. Maarten – Head of New Projects in the Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) Kurt Ruan announced that 300 meters of the A Th. Illidge Road will be closed off as of 9:00 a.m. on Friday July 29. The closure

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 28, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister signals potential budget issues for 2012

“…we’re basically going to be doing an exercise like we did in 2011…” St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams believes her government should request that the Central Bank pay the one percent foreign reserve levy it collects

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Eleven hurricane shelters for 2011 hurricane season

St. Maarten – The Department of Disaster Management has released the listing of hurricane shelters for the 2011 Hurricane Season. The buildings on the list serve as temporary shelter in the event of a hurricane strike. They will be manned by law

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 28, 2011

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St. Maarten Police arrest one and seek another for beating

St. Maarten– Police have launched investigations into two beatings that place on Tuesday. One person H.J. has already been arrested and detained. According to the police report J. and D.O. have a dispute over money. When the two met at Lagonese

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St. Maarten Police continue to emphasize securing vehicles

St. Maarten – Police continued to press people on Wednesday to be more careful when it comes to securing their cars. The caution follows three car thefts on Tuesday. According the police report thieves stole a 2005 black Kia Rio from Castries Driv

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Arrindell calls for support of hunger relief effort

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell has joined in appealing for the general public to donate money to assist millions facing hunger in the Horn of Africa due to severe drought. The Red Cross St. Maarten is working with the