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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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Heyliger wants to acquire UTS St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger believes statements made in Curacao in reaction to a statement he made about United Telecommunications Services (UTS) should create impetus for the government here to acquire UTS St. Maarten. T

Editorial - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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Editorial: The need for a real discussion on homosexuality

St. Maarten born artist Jabu Arnell has told attendees at a recent panel discussion in Amsterdam that he gets the feeling that the people of the friendly country are accepting of homosexuals. He quickly adds soon after that he has only visited the is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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Mayor of Groningen pledges support for ties between St. Maarten and Hanze Hogeschool

St. Maarten – The mayor of Groningen, Peter Rehwinkel, has pledged his full support for whatever St. Martin can work out in terms of collaboration with the Hanze Hogeschool in Groningen. He made this pledge Thursday when he met with Minister of Edu

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Disaster preparedness should include a continuity management plan

 Dear Editor,   The threat faced by local companies on Welfare Road is real. Combine an active hurricane season with road closures and you have a recipe for disaster that will require urgent and pro-active disaster management planning. Despit

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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Opinion: Dying of hunger

People are dying of hunger in the horn of Africa and the Dutch aid organizations have started an action to collect funds. Yesterday the action had yielded €18.5 million ($26.2 million); the action ends tomorrow. So is $26 million good or bad? De

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister requests extension on SEI projects

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has requested an extension until year’s end where it relates to committing funds to the final five projects in the Socio Economic Initiative (SEI). The program is a co-financing arrangement betwe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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St. Maarten Government updates committee on Plans of Approach

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has received and passed on the latest quarterly reports on the Plans of Approach. Each of the ministries that needed to report has done so and the reports were handed to the Reporting Commission (

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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Gas prices up tomorrow

GREAT BAY – Gasoline and diesel prices will go up by between 4.5 and 3.2 percent tomorrow. The price for unleaded gas at the pump goes from 2.46 to 2.57 guilders ($1.36 to $1.42), and the price for diesel goes from 2.15 to 2.22 guilders ($1.19 to $

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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Aging with grace, and the right to education

Linda Richardson at Aging seminar GREATBAY– Drs. Linda Richardson attended the first Dutch Caribbean seminar on aging last week inCuracao, where she was one of the speakers. This article contains the text of her presentation. “In July 1982,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2011

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Two new lawyers join the St. Maarten branch of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten branch of law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is getting ready for its opening with the addition of two more lawyers: Norbert Hijmans and Marieke Quist. This expansion follows attorney at law Peter van Dort’s arrival earl

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Arnell: St. Maarten is accepting of gays

AMSTERDAM – St. Maarten born artist Jabu Arnell has told attendees at panel discussion in Amsterdam that his home country is accepting of gays, but he’s encountered discrimination in the Netherlands because he is black. Arnell was speaking at Dus