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Editorial - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Editorial: Volunteers

The Volunteers Fair St. Dominic High School organizes this Saturday highlights an often forgotten and undervalued potential. The school has made volunteer work an obligatory part of its curriculum – without it, students will not get their diploma.

Opinion - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Letter: Caribbean tourism industry needs to re-invent itself

With economic and financial crises hitting the world at large, the Caribbean is faced with an unprecedented challenge to remain attractive to tourists with limited budgets and a wide range of options available to them for travel. In order for the Ca

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Opinion: Back to farming

It is almost attractive to complain when the economy is going south, jobs are hard to find and pensioners see their benefits taken to the slaughterhouse. The world got to know Greece as the ultimate destination for a romantic holiday and also as the

Opinion - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Opinion: Eavesdropping

Here is an interesting case that played out in a courtroom in den Bosch in the Netherlands. The public prosecutor demanded a €2,500 ($3,600) fine against TV-station BNN that had eavesdropped in a rather roundabout way on RTL-Boulevard TV-host Alber

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister: Maintain preparedness for busy 2011 hurricane season

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, who heads the disaster management organization, is calling on the populace to continue to maintain a state of preparedness in order to be able to take action in an organized manner shou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Supreme Court rules on Laveist-case in October

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Supreme Court in The Hague will rule on October 25 on the cassation of National Alliance party parliamentarian Louie Laveist, his attorney Reinold Groeneveldt confirmed yesterday in answer to a question from this newspa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Winair representative joins key panel on intra-regional travel

St. Maarten / St. Martin – Executives from WinAir, Liat and InselAir – who already operate flights to and from St. Maarten - will give their perspective on how to make intra-regional travel work at next week’s inaugural State of the Industry Co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Ombudsman meets ministry officials and court chief

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin continued her series of information exchange sessions with the various government ministries Monday by meeting staffers of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommuni

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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St. Maarten Carnival Foundation wants schools to participate in Carnival

School tours to commence again GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) issued a statement Tuesday encouraging all schools to “take the initiative in preparing a group of its students to participate in the Junior Carn

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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St. Martin government gets temporary number

MARIGOT, St. Martin – A temporary number has been set up so that people can continue calling the Hotel of the Collectivite of St. Martin. The temporary number is 0590 29 56 60. The phones in the building – which houses the main governmental admi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Cuban delegation exchange ideas with island’s sports organizations

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The exchange of ideas with a delegation from Santiago de Cuba currently on a fact-finding mission here is already yielding positive results, according to remarks made by President of the National Olympic Committee of St. M

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St. Maarten Minister of Finance meets IMF officials today

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has said that the Ministry of Finance is ready to meet with International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials during the next two days with respect to their official visit to the country in connect

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Volunteers Fair at St. Dominic High school this Saturday

“Our students feel proud that they have taken part in a service” GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – St. Dominic High school organizes St. Maarten’s first Volunteers Fair this Saturday at the school’s auditorium in an attempt to bring community-min

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 7, 2011

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Kingdom Visa Law to be handled Thursday

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Permanent Committee of Parliament for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations will meet on Thursday. The main agenda point is visa requirements for admission into the countries of the Kingdom of the Netherland