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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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250 Unemployed locals get “employability” training

Ambitious project designed to steer people towards suitable employment St. Maarten – With close to a million guilders from the state budget, St. Maarten intends to train 250 people through the employability through training-project and make sure

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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Ten year old Alison Healy wins back to school raffle

St. Maarten - During the month of August, Chippie’s youth program Chipster, held a back to school special for members doing their back to school shopping. Any Chipster member making a purchase of $75 or more at Office 1 Superstore, Van Dorp or Klas

Opinion - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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Opinion: the capture of Omar Nelson aka Chucky

Omar Nelson’s quest for freedom came to an end yesterday when he was arrested in Retreat Estate – an appropriate name for a location to go in hiding, we thought. It was obvious to everybody except Nelson that his arrest was going to take place s

Editorial - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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Editorial: Citizenship

Monday was a good start of the week for our local police force. Shortly after six, eight detectives, a phone call: Omar Nelson, a 20-year old fugitive criminal, had been located. Within ten minutes the officers were not only out of bed, they were als

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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Corporate Toastmasters go behind the mask

St. Maarten - The Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club entertained and enlightened its members in a masquerade setting with the theme Behind this Mask during its last meeting. Guests included the newly formed Evolution Toastmasters Club of French S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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After 162 days on the run, Chucky is in custody again

Police investigate leak about operation St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Police arrested Omar Nelson, aka Chucky, yesterday morning. The 20-year-old Nelson had been on the run after he escaped from prison on March 19 for 162 days. In his absence,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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Identifying drowning victim remains a mystery

St. Maarten, Maho – Police is yet to establish the identity of the man who drowned on Sunday near the Sunset Beach Bar in Maho. Police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson said yesterday that the clothing of the man had been found on the beach but th

Opinion - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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Opinion: The St. Maarten traffic situation

Many readers are upset about the traffic situation in Cole Bay and they will remain upset for quite some time, as least for as long as the culvert that is being constructed under the welfare road is not finished yet. And that is scheduled to be the c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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Library starts Read to Me campaign this Saturday

St. Maarten - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library’s annual book start campaign Read to Me targets babies and toddlers. This year’s theme is Sharing is Caring. The Library organizes the campaign in close collaboration with Ennia, Sifma, and the White

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2011

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Flu vaccine now available at local pharmacies

St. Maarten – Oduber Agencies announced in a press release issued yesterday that flu vaccine is now available at local pharmacies. “Every year during the winter season a high percentage of the population of countries that have winters are infe