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Editorial - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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Editorial: Looking at St. Maarten’s core business

St. Maarten’s tourism industry is still showing some prestige as the island and businesses here have been selected as nominees in Caribbean Travel + Life’s Best of the Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards. These are awards that carry a lot of weigh

Opinion - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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Opinion: Parking woes (on St. Maarten)

The first day parliamentarians were able to use their reserved parking places on the Clem Labega Square did not pass without incidents, and by the looks of it, not all MPs were aware that they are now entitled to park on a cordoned off part of the pa

Opinion - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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Opinion: Disasters

Yesterday’s Central Committee meeting about disaster management was revealing in more than one way. Fire Chief Winston Solomon was right on target with some remarks that address the overblown expectations people have of the protection the governmen

Opinion - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Be strong and courageous

Dear Editor, It is good for us as native people of St. Maarten Heritage that we are sometime afflicted, that we might learn our statutes. Afflicted is grievously affected by a situation. In native St. Maarten people case we continue fight to be re

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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St. Eustatius refuses to implement gay marriage

St. Eustatius - Commissioner of Culture Clyde van Putten has said that there is no way the Government of St. Eustatius will implement the law allowing people of the same sex to get married. He put that position forward in a recent meeting with the Du

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister and Health Minister assist with Vision Screening Project

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever attended the end program of the Vision Screening Project, a pilot project that gave young students, whose parents gave

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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St. Maarten/St. Martin gets fifteen nominations in reader’s choice competition

St. Maarten – St. Martin as a destination or a business here has been nominated in 15 categories of Caribbean Travel + Life’s Best of the Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards. The majority of the nominations went to St. Martin, including Best Overa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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Orange Grove headline final summer concert

St. Maarten – Orange Grove will headline the finale concert of Porto Cupecoy’s Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, August 10. The gig is part of their three-week Caribbean tour. “The Summer Concert Series will finish up on a high note, saving

Opinion - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: The truth about accreditation

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines accreditation as an official approval given by an organization stating that something has achieved the required standard. This doesn’t mean that if an institution is unaccredited means it is not go

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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William Marlin: “We have wasted two months”

St. Maarten – National Alliance leader William Marlin was not happy with the fact that his party’s proposal to regulate short term contracts via an amendment of the civil code was on the agenda for yesterday’s central committee meeting. After c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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Caribbean Model & Bikini Search underway

St. Maarten - The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. has teamed up with Direct Music TV America & Lifestyles Magazine, PJD-2 Radio and Divi Little Bay Resort to organize the 2011 Lifestyles Magazine & Direct Music TV's Caribbean Model & Bikini S

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Blue Mall is ready – on the outside

CUPECOY, St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Blue Mall project in Cupecoy is a long way from being finished or ready for an official opening. While the structure is ready, the building’s interior is a maze of empty floors, waiting for tenants to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2011

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Fire Chief Solomon: “No country in the world is prepared one hundred percent”

Presentation to parliament about disaster management St. Maarten – “Are we prepared? No country in the world is prepared one hundred percent. But with sound leadership anything is possible. Compared to other countries we are ahead, but disaste