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Editorial - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Editorial: On punishment and reformation

Skeptics may see Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell’s offer of study financing to an inmate and the request for prisoners to have accredited courses as creating incentives for going to prisons. We immediately disagr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Defending Futsal champions suffer from second shock threat

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - The defending champions in Futsal suffered another disappointing defeat Sunday when they were hammered 9 – 1 in their match against AUC. This is their second loss of the 2011 Futsal Tournament, which is being played at the

Opinion - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Opinion: Alternative punishment

Germans don’t have a sense of humor but they appear to be jolly creative with alternative punishments. The following example proves this point: a sixteen-year-old girl has to read Anne Frank’s diary, write an essay about it and do twenty hours of

Opinion - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Opinion: Service charges

Rui Bagina is on a mission to get service charges restaurants and hotels slap on top of their bills into the hands of employees. What we get from this action is that there is a gross misunderstanding about this charge – not only among employees in

Opinion - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Opinion: The Last Fatwa

Bringing the voice of the reasonable Muslim out of the shadows, that is the goal GreenLeft parliamentarian Tofik Dibi is after with The Last Fatwa, global awareness campaign he launched last Friday on the Internet. Dibi says that Muslims must free

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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British tourist feels ripped off by local jewelry store

British tourist feels ripped off by local jewelry store

Store owner prepared to make amends GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Jacky Evans, A British tourist who bought a gold ring for $1,280 at a jewelry store on Front Street during her vacation in May is not happy with the quality of the jewelry and she feel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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No massive damage from Tropical Storm Maria

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) gave its all clear signal on Sunday evening, but the Meteorological Department of Curacao maintained its Small Craft Advisory as Tropical Storm Maria continued to move away from the loc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Suspected child killer stays in custody

Suspected child killer stays in custody

“We’ll be requesting another eight days.” St. Maarten – Public Prosecutor Hans Mos says his office will request a second period of eight days in pretrial detention for R.R. when the first eight day period granted last Friday expires. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Waiter demands that employers pay out service charge to staff

Waiter demands that employers pay out service charge to staff

Attorney Van Sambeek: “The demand is legal nonsense” GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Waiter Rui Bagina is on a mission: he demands that businesses in the hospitality industry share the 15% service charge they add to their bills with their employees

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Foundation wants more awareness of poverty issues

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Home Away from Home taking care of the Golden Age Foundation launched a campaign Friday to raise awareness of how poverty is affecting senior citizens. The campaign will last until October 17 when they will host activit

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Little Miss St. Martin Pageant opens week of celebrations

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Planning has begun for The “Little Miss St. Martin Pageant”. The event, which is open to girls between 8 and 11, is scheduled for November 6 at Celebration Palace. It will be the opener for the weeklong St. Martin’s D

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Minister hopes new plan fits financial reality

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius De Weever has expressed the hope that participants at last week’s four day workshop to craft the HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016 delivered realistic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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New foundation for mentally ill and addicts nearly complete

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – A foundation is coming together that will consist of work on behalf of people with mental illnesses and their families is coming together under the leadership of Dr. Neville de Weever-Labega. The name of the new organizatio

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Miss St. Maarten focusing on humanitarian platform

GREAT BAY – Miss St. Maarten Carnival 2011 Trumane Trotman has with Safe Haven and the Programme Management team for HIV/AIDS and participated in to research her platform – sexual abuse of children – for the Miss Humanity International Pageant.

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Former Cft Chairman passes away

Former Cft Chairman passes away

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY - Former Chairman of the Board of financial supervision (College financieel toezicht - Cft), Professor drs Hans Weitenberg died last Friday September after a short period of illness. Weitenberg died peacefully, surrounded by his

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2011

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Arrindell promises inmate study financing

Arrindell promises inmate study financing

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has promised the top student in a recent computer course at the Pointe Blanche prison study financing when to further his studies. Shervin Woods, who cau

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St. Maarten’s Inmates association presses for accredited courses

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Vice President of the Inmates Association at the Pointe Blanche Prison Timothy Simmons has said that providing accredited courses to inmates is a way to reduce recidivism. He made the statement at a recent graduation ceremo

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St. Maarten Students request exchange visits with Cubans

St. Maarten Students request exchange visits with Cubans

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The head of the Cuban delegation Dania Mesa Valenciano that visited recently has said that exchange visits between students in St. Maarten and Cuba could happen if it is made part of a cooperation agreement that will be d