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Editorial - Posted by on August 15, 2011

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Editorial: The merits of privatization

There is a huge kernel of gold in the admission that Winair will be in a better position if the airline is in the hands of a business person rather than in the hands of the government. One of the reasons for that is government should indeed be busy w

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Hodge believes Winair should be privatized

St. Maarten – Managing Director of Windward Islands Airways International Edwin Hodge has said he believes privatization is the best way forward for the airline. He was speaking on For the Record with Eddie Williams on Radio Soualiga 99.9 Choice F.

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Heyliger puts projects on hold as money runs out

St. Maarten – Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Theodore Heyliger announced Sunday that infrastructure projects he’d planned to do this year have been put on hold because he does not have the money to carry th

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Heyliger stresses education’s importance as new school year begins

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister Thedore Heyliger stressed the importance of education on Sunday in a message on the eve of the 2011/2012 academic year that begins today. Heyliger has also thanked all the teachers, volunteers and administrators

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Thewet stresses traffic safety as students return to school

St. Maarten – Head of the School Bus Inspection Section Martha Thewet has called on motorists to observe the traffic rules, parents to speak to their children and school bus drivers to strictly comply with and enforce the code of conduct. Thewet ma

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Brandon provides summary of Canto conference

St. Maarten - Management and Board Members of the Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten attended the 27th annual Conference & Trade Exhibition of the Caribbean Union of Telecommunications Organizations (Canto) last month. The annual conferen

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Development Bank and Small Business Development Foundation meet Central Committee on Tuesday

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting with a representative of the Netherlands Antilles Development Bank (OBNA) and the Small Business Development Foundation (SMDF). Both meetings are public and will also be carried live

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Lawyer challenges Aruba officials in tourist case

ORANJESTAD — A U.S. tourist detained in Aruba in the death of his travel companion has cooperated with investigators and should be immediately released because there is no evidence against him, his defense lawyer said Sunday. Michael Lopez, the Aru

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Shooting victim waiting for police

St. Maarten – Clinton Humphrey Hodge, who was shot in Dutch Quarter roughly10 days ago, says he’s waiting for police to tell him if they’ve arrested the man who shot him. Hodge has also said he’s in excruciating pain as he continues to recove