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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2011

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St. Maarten Library to place focus on labor issues

St. Maarten – Labor issues are the focus of the first “Know Your Rights” information session that the Philipsburg Jubilee Library has organized. The session, which will be held at the library on Thursday between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., is the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2011

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Mental Health Foundation on St. Maarten robbed

St. Maarten – The Mental Health Foundation is one of the victims of a spate of robberies at the weekend. Police reported the break in alongside seven other incidents that occurred between Friday and Monday. Thieves broke into the foundation’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2011

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Stoning dog leads to hospitalization

St. Maarten – Police are investigating two recent and unconnected attacks, one of which led to L.C. being hospitalized. The police report that C. was attacked on Saturday after he threw a stone at a dog that had tried to bite him. The dog’s ow

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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Health and Social Insurances appointment system to be improved further

St. Maarten – Interim Director of the Health and Social Insurances (SZV) Dennis Richardson has announced that clients will soon be able to make appointments at the office, on the phone or via the internet. This next evolution in raising the level o

Opinion - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Are you a traitor or are you a patriot?

Dear Editor, In St. Maarten it is normal when you ask “where are you from” that the answer you get 95 percent of the time is, I am not from here or the so called St. Maartener will tell you my mother and father are from somewhere else. Often t

Opinion - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Who is a St. Maartener?

Mr. Editor, Please allow me to see if I can try to diffuse this problem. There is nothing wrong in defining who is a St. Maartener! If our Government had determined in the 1950’s who can be considered a St. Maartener everything would have been

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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GEBE’s failed assessment is about more than tariffs

Water losses estimated at 5 million per year St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – The management of water and electricity company was quick to issue a statement last week that it would begin implementation of a new tariff structure “conditionall

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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St. Maarten Red Cross joins in assisting Africa

St. Maarten – Red Cross St. Maarten has joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies via The Netherlands Red Cross in an Emergency appeal to assist millions facing drought and hunger in Kenya. Monetary donations can b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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Winair’s new board gets appointed today

St. Maarten – The new board of Windward Islands Airways International (Winair) will be officially appointed at a special Shareholders Meeting at the offices of Lexwell Attorneys on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. One of three new members will not be a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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Cadogan installed as Charter President of the Johnson and Wales University (JWU) Alumni Chapter-St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Karen Cadogan was installed as the charter president of the Johnson and Wales University (JWU) Alumni Chapter-St. Maarten on July 16 in a reception at Prive Sky Lounge. The other Board members are the Vice President Carmen Reyes-Lake,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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Council of State “intensely busy” with guarantee function advice

St. Maarten –The member of the Council of State from St. Maarten Dennis Richardson has been talking about the guarantee function that the Kingdom government has ahead of the body issuing an advice to the Second Chamber on the central question of ho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2011

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USM hosting Needs Assessment Summit on July 28

St. Maarten –The University of St. Martin (USM) has invited key stakeholders from the business sector (including) to a Needs Assessment Summit at USM campus on July 28, 2011. Government, as an employer, and the Department of Labor has also been inv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Cutting ties with Curacao asap

The Dutch have a saying: Afspraak is afspraak (An agreement is an agreement) and that is being put severely to the test in Curacao where one coalition partner has been pushing the buttons of not just the opposition, but also of the parties that he sh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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Woman reports house break in

St. Maarten – A female resident of Hodge’s lane has filed a complaint against a man who broke into her house on Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The thief entered through a bedroom window that he smashed to get in. People who saw the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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St. Maarten and Jamaica agree on joint marketing’s necessity

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Franklin Meyers and the Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund C. Bartlett agree that the Caribbean region must market together in order to keep visitors coming. Th

Uncategorized - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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New iStore raises eye brows

New iStore raises eye brows

St. Maarten– A new store on Front Street that has Apple’s trademark fruit symbol over its doors has prompted questions over whether they are licensed retailers of the company’s products. The questions are spurred by news reports of four fake

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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Prime Minister Wescot condemns attacks on Norway

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has condemned the attack against government institutions and a group of young people attending a political rally in Norway on Friday.  “On behalf of the people and Government of St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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GEBE introduces conditional new tariff structure in August

GEBE introduces conditional new tariff structure in August

St. Maarten - GEBE announced in a recent statement that it is on track to introduce the new tariff structure as conditionally approved by the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications for August 1, 2011. A formal dec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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St. Maarten Governor Holiday gives historic first interview today

 St. Maarten - Governor Eugene Holiday will discuss his responsibilities, the Royal Visit in October, his cabinet’s functions and other matters in an exclusive interview on Debating the Issues at 12:00 noon on Saturday at PJD2 1300 A.M. This is t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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Prime Minister congratulates LaRocque on appointment

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has congratulated the Secretary General designate of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Irwin LaRocque (56) on his appointment.  LaRocque is currently Assistant Secretary General for Trade and Ec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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Spate of car thefts prompts police advisory

St. Maarten – A spate of car thefts early in the week has led the police to advise car owners to purchase alarm systems and GPS tracking systems for their cars. The police have also advised people not to leave their keys in their ignition, ensure a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2011

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Truck driver attacked and threatened

St. Maarten - The driver of a garbage truck filed a complaint with the detective department on Wednesday after an unknown man threatened him with a gun. The man was driving along the Soualiga Boulevard near Caolina’s when the unknown person smas

Editorial - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Editorial: A really bad choice

Last year’s decision of the Island Council to rent a building on Front Street to be the home of the Parliament Building was roundly criticized at the time mostly because of the fact that it would cost tax payers $96, 100 per month to rent the three

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Police investigating spate of robberies

St. Maarten – Police have detained one of two people they caught attempting to break into a car on the G. Clement de Weever Road at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The pair, who had acting suspiciously, ran as the patrol approached. A grey Kia Rio and a w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Help for the African Horn

Dear Editor, At this very moment a catastrophe of devastating proportions is occurring in the region known as the Horn of Africa which comprises the countries Somalia, Ethiopia and the northern part of Kenya. There has been no rain for almo

Opinion - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: How serious is our Government

Dear Editor, I am honestly of the opinion that during meetings of the Council of Ministers of St. Maarten important items are discussed and decisions are made that are in the best interest of this island. I was very surprised and astonished whe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Government requests “Survival Plan” from Winair

St. Maarten – The Government of St. Maarten has asked the Supervisory Board and Management of Winair to submit a “Plan of Survival.” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, who is Shareholder Representative for Winair, announced the request durin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Heyliger won’t put MPS and staff at risk

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) Theodore Heyliger says he will not put the lives of the Members of Parliament, their staff and visitors at risk by signing off on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Marlin denies obsession with Laville

St. Maarten – Leader of the National Alliance faction William Marlin has accused United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville of being an attention seeker whose party sacked him and putting Dr. Ruth Douglas in his place on the permane

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Nearly 160 renew licenses through contingency plan

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says 157 people registered as living in St. Martin had taken advantage of the opportunity to renew the driver’s license they’d been issued by the government on the Dutch side by the end of busi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Heyliger awaiting quick scan from St. Maarten airport

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister and Shareholder Representative for the Princess Juliana International Airport Theodore Heyliger is awaiting the outcomes of a quick scan that the Supervisory Board and management of the Princess Juliana Internati

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Heyliger wants structural solution for Pier 1 repairs

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister and Shareholder Representative for the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies Theodore Heyliger has impressed the need for the company to implement a structural solution to ensure that Cruise Pier 1 at the Dr. A.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Police issue advisories on driving, consent letters and I.D. cards

St. Maarten – The police have issued an advisory asking people to drive carefully because of ongoing road works. The advisory was part of the police report that was issued on Wednesday. That same day Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Hou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Prime Minister says interaction with parliament will continue

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has joined in explaining that the Council of Ministers and the Parliament of St. Maarten will continue to synchronize efforts. She made specific reference to “interaction” on operational matter

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Police hand man over to Mental Health Foundation

St. Maarten – Police handed over a mentally ill man to the Mental Health Foundation on Monday after he jumped into sewage water next to the Fresh Pond on Monday. He ran into the water when police arrived to investigate why he was attempting to dest

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