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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Decision Buncamper-Molanus investigation is still pending

Prosecutor’s Office awaits investigative capacity GREAT BAY, St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The landsrecherche is currently occupied with investigations into the embezzlement at the Tourist Bureau and the circumstances surrounding the March 1

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Sports Minister Arrrindell is bent on creating winners

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Minister Rhoda Arrindell (Education, Culture, sports and Youth Affairs) addresses the sports conference at the University of Saint Martin on Saturday. The conference was attended by a delegation from Cuba. Because the addre

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Weitenberg resigns as Cft president

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - Prof. drs. Hans Weitenberg has notified Minister Donner of Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations that due to health problems, he resigns as president of the Board of Financial Supervision Cft. Professor Weitenberg started

Opinion - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Opinion: Crystal Pineapple Awards

The Crystal Pineapple Awards event is a on the distant horizon for the sixth consecutive year. It is a stylish event designed by the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association to honor people for outstanding achievements in the hospitality industr

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Santana pulls the plug on government in Bonaire

KRALENDIJK – The government of Bonaire no longer has a majority in the Island Council. Rafael Santana, who occupies one seat in the Council with the PHU said yesterday morning that the party no longer supports its own Commissioner Michiel Bijkerk.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Registration for St. Maarten Carnival 2012 opens on Thursday

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation SCDF announced that registration for all events of Carnival 2012 will open this Thursday. The early start fits the SCDF-board’s strategy to begin early with the preparation of every aspect

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Caribbean Hotel sector does not expect real growth before 2012

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The hotel sector in the Caribbean does not expect to see any significant growth until next year. More than three-quarters of hotels that took part in KPMG’s 2011 Caribbean Hotel Benchmarking Survey said that regional gove

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Telem assesses damage to cable that caused internet blackout

St. Maarten – TelEm Group is busy assessing Sunday’s damage to the SMPR-1 submarine cable which left St. Maarten with limited international voice and data services. A dive company has been contracted to survey the SMPR-1 cable in the vicinity o

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Nominations for Crystal Pineapple Awards open until October 28

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Nominations for the sixth annual SHTA Crystal Pineapple Awards fundraiser can be submitted until October 28, the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association announced yesterday. The nomination-period may be extended if by

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Tromp not welcome in Council of Ministers

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Central Bank President dr. Emsley Tromp is not welcome in the Council of Ministers in Willemstad, Finance Minister George Jamaloodin wrote in a letter to the bank. Renny Maduro, the chairman of the Board of Commissioners, see

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Workshop focuses on HIV/Aids strategic plan for next 5 years

COLE BAY, St. Maarten – The HIV/Aids program management team started a four-day workshop yesterday at Carl’s Unique Inn and Conference Center in Vole Bay. The workshop’s focus is on the strategic plan for the next five years. Program manager S

Opinion - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Opinion: Silent killer

With World Alzheimer’s Day just a couple of weeks away, a research by the university of Dresden in Germany shows that every year 38 percent of Europeans – almost four out of every ten – are confronted with a mental disorder – from depression,

Editorial - Posted by on September 6, 2011

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Editorial: Wheels of justice

The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but turn they do. While many people have started wondering aloud whether the prosecutor’s office had silently decided to forget about December’s three million dollar Eco-Green scandal that cost Public Health