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Editorial - Posted by on August 28, 2011

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Editorial: Gloomy perspective

The Central Bank has confirmed once more that the economic outlook for St. Maarten is not as rosy as the government wants people to believe. The 2011 budget was built on quicksand with an economic growth assumption of 1.3 percent. In reality, there w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 28, 2011

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Coastal Cleanup volunteers picked up 1,000 bags more

St. Maarten – Friday’s front page article St. Maarten scores excellent results in coastal cleanup contained an error that warrants correction. .Volunteers in St. Maarten picked up 668 plastic bags on one day, we wrote. The real number is much hig

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 28, 2011

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Spiritual healer Kailash Leonce remains upbeat after torpedoed lecture

Inspection labeled herbal supplements pharmaceuticals St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – From his room at the Towers in Mullet Bay, the Honorable Priest Kailash Kay Leonce has a view of the American University of the Caribbean – a place where stu

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Foundations honor Emilio Wilson on century birthday anniversary

St. Maarten – Yesterday was the one hundredth anniversary of Emilio Wilson’s birthday and St. Maarten’s Heritage and Environment foundations will mark the occasion with a gathering in the Emilio Wilson Cultural and Historical Park. At four o’

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Debt-to-GDP ratio drops due to debt relief program

St. Maarten – President Dr. Emsley Tromp presented the Central bank’s 2010 annual report yesterday afternoon during a press conference at the bank. This article contains the integral text of the first part of his presentation. The world economy

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Central Bank confirms zero growth scenario and bleak outlook for 2012

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s economy will most likely contract by 0.5 percent this year, Central Bank President dr. Emsley Tromp said at a press conference yesterday afternoon. At best, the economy will show zero growth. When the government wrote th

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Royal Marines take part in annual hurricane exercise

St. Maarten – While hurricane Irene is barreling down towards the American East coast, Royal Dutch Marines and several of the agencies responsible for disaster relief like the Fire Department trained together during the annual hurricane exercise Hu

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on August 28, 2011

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Statians critical of Winair

STATIA - Residents of Statia have voiced their concern about the increase of ticket prices to travel on the Winair. During the 50th anniversary this week speakers minced no words and made it quite clear that they were not happy with the increases.

Opinion - Posted by on August 28, 2011

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Opinion: Emilio Wilson

Saturday it was one hundred years ago that Emilio Wilson was born. Heritage and environment foundations justly honor our cultural icon each year to keep his memory alive. Every year this celebration of a man who came from a simple background to beco

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Abby Hogan charged with obstruction of justice

WILLEMSTAD/WASHINGTON – Abby Beard Hogan was charged in a seven-count indictment filed yesterday in the Northern District of Florida for her alleged role in the obstruction of a multinational investigation into the disappearance of her husband, Jam

Opinion - Posted by on August 28, 2011

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Opinion: Political grandstanding on St. Maarten

Since we were utterly confused, we grabbed the opportunity to ask our Minister of Telecommunication Franklin Meyers for an explanation about the UTS-TelEm controversy. This week, Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger threw his chippie-phone away or, mayb

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Opinion: Natural healing

The action undertaken by the Inspectorate of the health Ministry last Tuesday against the Honorable Priest Kailash Kay Leonce at the Cultural Center seemed at first the right thing to do. A man from St. Lucia comes to St. Maarten, “asks people an a