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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 3, 2011

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Arrindell urges students to finish on time and return home

“It is an urgent necessity as we build this new nation” St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell has urged the 60 St. Maarten students who arrived in the Netherlands on Monday to commit to their studies,

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Van der Wulp starts job as new Dutch Representative

Van der Wulp starts job as new Dutch Representative

St. Maarten – Gerard van der Wulp started on Monday as the new Dutch Representative for St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba. Van der Wulp is established in Curacao but he will divide his time between the three countries under his responsibility. He

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Opinion: The benefits of blindness

According to the World Health Organization, about 0.6 percent of the world population is blind.  Ninety percent of all blind people are living in third world countries. The question has now become opportune whether Greece qualifies as a third wor

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St. Maarten Government urges food wholesalers and warehouse depots to be storm ready

St. Maarten – Food wholesalers and warehouse depots are requested to have a plan in place to prepare and secure their properties in the event of a storm/hurricane threat. “With the peak start of the hurricane season less than two weeks away, e

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Emily causes three ships with nearly 13, 000 passengers to divert

St. Maarten – The passage of Tropical Storm Emily will potentially keep 12, 646 cruise passengers away from the island over a two day period consisting of Wednesday and Thursday. Just over half of the passengers would have visited Wednesday on two

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Registration opens for new round of naturalization exams

St. Maarten - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport & Youth Affairs announced Tuesday that candidates who wish to take the Naturalization Examination can register at the Division of Examinations, located at Brooks Tower Suite B2 & B3 Falc

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University of St. Martin adapts course to meet European standard

St. Maarten – Students who successfully complete courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) at the University of St. Martin (USM) will now be able to transfer into other ESL courses in other countries that follow the Common European Framework of

Opinion - Posted by on August 3, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: The purpose of nation building

Dear Editor, Nation-building refers to the process of constructing or structuring a national identity (Native St. Maarten identity or people of St. Maarten heritage) using the power of the state. That power of the state is recognition of the nati

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St. Maarten joins in hosting 2015 Archeology conference

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT/THE VALLEY – St. Maarten, St. Martin and Anguilla will jointly host the 25th International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology in 2015 after the original nomination of St. Maarten/St. Martin received an overwhelmingly positive rece

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Opinion: Mailbox littering

Seven Seas is a company that markets so-called over the counter health products. They’re not really medication, but the company suggests strongly that you’ll be better off when using them. One of those products is Immune Plus, and Seven Seas thou

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Diamond Resorts’ Royal Palm is profitable 2011 resort budget shows

St. Maarten – While Diamond Resorts suffered defeat in the Court in first Instance last month at the hands of its whole-owners, the company’s attorney suggested that its Royal Palm Beach resort will face bankruptcy if Diamond Resorts is not allow