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Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: A message to the people of St. Maarten

Dear Editor,   One thing I’ve realized over the years is that to be an effective leader you can’t aspire to be loved by everybody. I think people with this affliction have a hard time being great leaders. They dither on decision-makin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2011

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Consultation begins on new tariff structure for telecommunications

St. Maarten - The Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten has begun a consultation to come to the draft proposal of a new tariff structure for the communications industry on St. Maarten. This consultation round is intended to obtain observatio

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Hints of higher premium to pay for pension increase

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville has revealed that a greater contribution from workers and cutting out the taxes people pay on their pensions are the core elements of his proposal for higher pensions for reti

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Residents urged to stay alert as wave approaches and strengthens

“Watches and warnings could be issued at very short notice” St. Maarten – Both the Emergency Operations Center and the Meteorological Service of Curacao have urged residents to continue to monitor the approach of a tropical wave/low pressur

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Yvette’s cookbook is a 2011 bestseller

St. Maarten - From Yvette’s Kitchen to Your Table – A Treasury of St. Martin’s Traditional & Contemporary Cuisine by Yvette Hyman has sold out. In a record seven weeks after its June 2011 release here, less than 80 copies of the cookbook ar

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Trumane returns in a positive frame of mind

Trumane returns in a positive frame of mind

St. Maarten - Miss St. Maarten Carnival Trumane Trotman has returned to her island from the Jaycees Caribbean Queen Pageant in a positive frame of mind. Trotman competed against 15 other young women from around the Caribbean last Friday in Antigu

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Laville calls for new poverty assessment study

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville has called for a new poverty assessment study to come to a real understanding of present day living conditions in St. Maarten. With his naked eye and from his interactions dur

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Unions protest month old decision on legal position

St. Maarten – The National General Police Union St. Maarten, the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) and ABVO have jointly protested the June 30th approval of legal positions for police officers and civil servants