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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Arrindell drawing up “hit list” for American University of the Caribbean

Arrindell drawing up “hit list” for American University of the Caribbean

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has welcomed the DeVry Institute’s $235 million dollar purchase of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Cupecoy. The plan to invest a fu

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Editorial: A look at standardized school leaving exams

The idea to create a standard school leaving exam will no doubt cause teachers at the primary schools to breathe a sigh of relief. At the moment many of the teachers at sixth grade level are burdened with preparing students for multiple exams that ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Hospital gets new incubator from Rotarians

Hospital gets new incubator from Rotarians

St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of St. Maarten donated a travelling incubator to the St. Maarten Medical Center on Wednesday. The club’s president Rebecca Low has called the donation a labor of love that was purchased from the $47, 000 the club ha

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: A housewife’s views on GEBE

Dear Editor, To those who know me as a housewife and stay-at-home mom it will come somewhat as a surprise to see me respond to recent articles that have been printed in the dailies. Besides being a wife, Mom, and avid reader of the dailies, I am a

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Opinion: Big tobacco

Big tobacco is on the war path against the American Food and Drug Administration over the introduction of anti-smoking warnings. The FDA wants to depict stuff like dead bodies, diseases lungs and rotting teeth on cigarette packages to warn consumers

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Opinion: What is the difference between right and wrong?

A female supervisor who was suspended from her job at utilities company GEBE is struggling with this very question right now, after the Court in First Instance acquitted her of a theft-accusation. Reviewing details of the case, we wonder whether GEBE

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Arrindell announces a range of plans in education address

“We must restore common sense to education.” St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell has reasserted her opposition to the statement that education is in shambles, but has opined that it is “not as heal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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GEBE-supervisor acquitted of stealing client’s money

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance acquitted 44-year-old GEBE-supervisor Corinna C.P. of stealing an envelope containing $1, 960 from the bag of a customer who had come in to pay his utilities bill on March 29 and forgot his bag when he left.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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St. Maarten Ministers to discuss trimming 2012 budget deficit next Tuesday

St. Maarten – The budget for 2012 has a deficit, but Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, has stayed away from naming a figure because the document “is still so much under discussion” and she does not want the figure “to live a life of its o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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“Cooking as culture” for St. Martin schools

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT - As the new school year opens, the poster entitled “St. Martin cuisine as culture” is heading for the island’s schools. It’s being distributed by the St. Martin Book Fair Committee (BFC). The House of Nehesi Publishers pos

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Two killed and one injured in late morning shooting

Two killed and one injured in late morning shooting

St. Maarten – Two men died – E.L. and K.L. - and one woman were injured in an early morning drive by shooting on the A. Th. Illidge Road. Roughly six shots were fired during the shooting spree in front of Cat’s Guest House that began around 1

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Arnell wants to attain President Distinguished status

St. Maarten – The newly elected President of the Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club Joy Arnell has challenged club members to bring the government sponsored club to President Distinguished status while reaping the program’s benefits. That means

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Prime Minister wants responsible transition for Post Office

Prime Minister wants responsible transition for Post Office

St. Maarten – Securing the employment of the staff at the Post Office and ensuring that service will continue to be available are key points that Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will raise at an August 23rd meeting of the shareholders in New

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Youth Health Care coordinating first pregnancy market

St. Maarten – Preparations are well underway for the first Pregnancy Market organized by Youth Health Care (YHC). The event is being held under the auspices of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) in collaboration with the Community Helpdesks under

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Court acquits teenager of committing armed robbery

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance acquitted Jimey Everton B., 19, of taking part in an armed robbery on the Rhine Road in Maho on March 5 whereby two American tourists were robbed of their rental car. At last week’s trial it appeared alread

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2011

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Five-year demand for minor role in kidnapping

St. Maarten – James Halston H., 33, probably regrets the day he accepted a free stay at an apartment belonging to supermarket-owner Roberto Francisco G. in September of last year. When G. announced in December that he was going to kidnap someone an