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Worldwide recession negatively impacting local insurers

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (Siba) has told Members of Parliament that the state of the world economy has had three negative impacts on the local insurance businesses. The revelation was made a Central Committee meetin

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Reader’s Letter: An assertion of important and relevant facts

Dear Mr. Editor, I refute those allegations of “the Supervisory Board has done everything within its authority to see to it that the managing director complies with the laws that govern the company and manages the company in accordance with bas

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Reader’s Letter: Stimulate the economy, not government

Dear Editor, We must come up with an economic plan to stimulate our economy. I believe that tax cuts really do provide a stimulus and they provide flexibility. People who want to consume more can use their tax cut for that purpose; People who want

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Opinion: Another disappeared American

Aruba will probably never get rid of its Natalee Holloway past. The island finds itself once more in the crosshairs of American media as a result of the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, a 35-year old from Maryland. CNN already has a camera crew in Ora

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Opinion: Mike Tyson

To put young St. Maarteners “on a positive track” tourism Minister Franklin Meyers announced on Wednesday that “the likes of Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson will come to St. Maarten.” That’s an innovative direction, for sure, but we wonde

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Opinion: Search engines

Internet search engines are funny animals. Well, they’re not really animals of course, but they are, to say the least, funny in the way that they reveal sometimes more than net surfers wish for. Take for instance the way people end up on our web si

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St. Maarten Insurance Brokers urge parliament to end “predatory practices”

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (Siba) has opened discussion with Members of Parliament on the need to amend two laws that will end what is considered a predatory practice where banks sell insurance to people who take lo

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Man acquitted of raping little boy after spending 7 months in jail

St. Maarten – Patrick Ray A., a 42-year-old who held two jobs until his arrest on December 26 of last year – as a deliveryman and as a security guard – was acquitted of rape charges in the Court in First Instance yesterday for lack of evidence.

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Winair getting ready to mark its 50th year

St. Maarten – Windward Islands Airways International (Winair) will focus on thanking it customers and giving special recognition to Saba and St. Eustatius when it celebrates its 50th Anniversary on August 25. Winair was established in 1961 by Georg

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Active Parenting workshops to continue in new school year

St. Maarten - Active Parenting workshops will continue in all Foundation Based Education and Pre Secondary Vocational Education (PSVE) schools in the coming school year. These workshops will be conducted by certified trainers and leaders. The worksho

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Livestock owners advised to secure animals

St. Maarten – The Office of Disaster Management issued a statement Thursday urging livestock owners to review their plans of how they will secure their livestock in the event of a hurricane strike. The release was issued as part of the information

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St. Maarten Marine Trades Association welcomes funding increase

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) expressed its appreciation to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers Thursday for the intention to increase the annual subsidy to th

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St. Maarten Bankers Association does not anticipate bank defaults due to recession

St. Maarten – Even though they’re not sure what the effects of the ongoing worldwide recession will be the members of the St. Maarten Bankers Association are convinced no banks will run into trouble. The announcement was made during a recent Cent

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I Can Foundation fraud trial postponed until November

St. Maarten – The I Can foundation fraud trial was postponed until November 2 yesterday, to allow time for additional investigation. Yesterday afternoon, the defendants in the case, Neville Junior Hermitt F., 54, and his wife Joan Theresa, 42, made