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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Hillside expansion to be completed in May

St. Maarten - The expansion project for the Hillside Christian schools should be completed by May next year. The new school will have 16 new classrooms, a gym and place for early childhood education. School Director Asha Stevens says the expansion o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Education minister stresses cooperating on improvements in new school year

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell stressed the government’s continued focus on doing its part to improve education on Monday as the 2011/2012 school year began. All but one government managed or gov

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Duncan wants solicitor-general

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan wants St. Maarten to have its own solicitor general at his office in St. Maarten, Duncan said last week. The Minister revealed that there are plenty of situations screaming for a solution, almost a year

Opinion - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Daddy, it’s back to school week

Dear Editor, As a former secondary schoolteacher I must use this opportunity to remind some of our fathers that it is back to school week. This brings with it certain very serious responsibilities. Don’t get the wrong impression, the writer of

Opinion - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Opinion: 40,000 Cars

So what is the problem with our road network again? Vromi-Minister Theo Heyliger pointed the finger on Friday to car dealers, banks and insurance companies. The flow of imported cars continues, the minister said, banks are quicker with car loans than

Opinion - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: He’s back! (ex Gebe managing director)

Dear Editor, One might think that this is becoming another scary episode of “Nightmare on Elm Street”. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board Mr. Lambert is on his way to achieve what he set out to do from the very beginning. He is trying to g

Opinion - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Opinion: Grammar

Professional soccer players, at least many of them, are out of their league when it comes to the proper use of their language. Nothing new there: nobody expected the great Pele to be an expert on classic literature, a great writer or an excellent pub

Opinion - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Opinion: Separating boys and girls

Educators in the Netherlands are considering an idea that is worth the attention of our own educators: separate classes for boys and girls. The chairman of the Management Council, Wim Kuiper, launched the plan in the daily newspaper Trouw yesterday.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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“Online tracking is a step in the right direction”

THE NETHERLANDS - The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) has commended Minister Franklin Meyers for announcing that he’s planning to implement a tracking system for business licenses. Once in place the system will allow applicants

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Schaminee-Miguel becomes Lions Club President

St. Maarten – Merlyn Schaminee-Miguel took the reins of the St. Maarten Lions Club from outgoing President Lisandra Havertong at a recent Changing of the Board ceremony at Saratoga Restaurant at the Simpson Bay Yacht Club. Havertong thanked all the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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Young people to “shadow” MPs

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Youth Council Program Director and Coordinator for the St. Maarten Youth Parliament Connie Francis, met President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell on Monday morning to brief her on the Youth Parliament which was establis

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Central Committee with Development Bank postponed

St. Maarten – The planned Central Committee of Parliament meeting, with a representative of the Netherlands Antilles Development Bank (OBNA) for Tuesday morning, has been postponed for a later date. The meeting with the Small Business Development F

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Duncan wants his own copy of Acts software

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan wants to get control of the management systems that are currently under control of Curacao. Acts, a company based in Willemstad, designed among others a foreigners management system and Actspol, a police

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 16, 2011

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General practitioner threatens to sue over SZV contract

St. Maarten – A general practitioner – Dr. Neville de Weever-Labega - has threatened to take government to court if he is not given a contract that will allow him to treat patients that fall under the Social and Sickness Insurances (SZV). In turn