Archive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Arrindell stresses the importance of democracy

Arrindell stresses the importance of democracy

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell issued a statement Wednesday both celebrating democracy in St. Maarten and calling for strengthening of the democratic institutions. Both statements were part of a statement issued to coin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on New Post Netherlands Antilles Transfer protocol takes Wescot-Williams by surprise

New Post Netherlands Antilles Transfer protocol takes Wescot-Williams by surprise

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s Shareholder Representative in New Post Netherlands Antilles Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams was shocked on Thursday that the company has signed a transfer protocol with the St. Maarten Communication Workers Union (S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on St. Maarten’s Day planning underway

St. Maarten’s Day planning underway

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has called for organizations planning events for St. Maarten Day to contact the Culture Department so their event can be added to the calendar of events. An organizin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on St. Maarten’s Prime Minister to travel frequently in coming weeks

St. Maarten’s Prime Minister to travel frequently in coming weeks

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Curacao’s Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal are to meet on the sidelines of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York. The meeting will run fr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Book Fair Committee donates books to Vocational School students

Book Fair Committee donates books to Vocational School students

St. Maarten – “Your future is yours to own,” said Connier Thelwell of the St. Martin Book Fair Committee (BFC) to students at the St. Maarten Vocational Training School (SMVTS) on Thursday. Thelwell and author Lasana M. Sekou were at the school

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Telem Group’s restructuring may not start until 2012

Telem Group’s restructuring may not start until 2012

St. Maarten – The placement of staffers in the new corporate structure at the Telem Group will not happen before the end of October, when ongoing projects are rounded off. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and the company’s employees were info

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Sadness and anger mix at Tiffany Reid’s memorial

Sadness and anger mix at Tiffany Reid’s memorial

St. Maarten – A small but empathetic group of people held a candle light march for Tiffany Reid on Thursday evening. The teen died on September 2, 2011 and her father R.R. remains in custody as the prime suspect in her murder. Thursday’s march

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

1 Comment

Francis Hodge claims ownership of his great-grandmother’s land

Cadastre unable to find evidence that supports request St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar –Francis Hodge has spent countless hours stretching back over more than twenty years, to obtain title to a piece of land in Cul-de-Sac his great-grandmother Ra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on 50 percent fewer children at non-subsidized schools

50 percent fewer children at non-subsidized schools

GREATBAY– At least one school that is not subsidized by the Government of St. Maarten has seen its student population drop by roughly 50 percent since compulsory education was implemented. Claire Elshot, who is the director of All Children Educatio

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Confidence and joint marketing stressed at St. Martin Tourism conference opening

Confidence and joint marketing stressed at St. Martin Tourism conference opening

MARIGOT - Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) Richard Skerritt told Thursday night’s opening of the CTO’s State of the Industry Conference that confidence is the defining factor for success in the tourism industry. He’d go on t

Opinion - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Opinion: Local Insurances in stranglehold by banks

Opinion: Local Insurances in stranglehold by banks

Last time we checked, we realized that we did not know anybody who likes insurances – except of course the companies that are selling policies. Most people don’t want to be bothered with the finer points of insurance-related issues, even though d

Opinion - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Opinion: A new political party

Opinion: A new political party

Today we announce the establishment of a new political party that will solve once and for all the problems our government seems unable to handle. We’ve had enough of the shenanigans of the United People’s Party, the Democratic Party, the National

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Reader’s Letter: Let’s start a new political party

Reader’s Letter: Let’s start a new political party

Dear Editor, Many citizens of this country are extremely dissatisfied with the manner in which our present government is taking care of the business of the people. We are a democratic country, so we do have an opposition in parliament. The one and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2011

Comments Off on Dutch government reserves 428 million for Kingdom Relations in 2012

Dutch government reserves 428 million for Kingdom Relations in 2012

THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch government has reserved 428 million guilders for Kingdom Relations in its budget for 2012 and will continue the theme of Promoting the Autonomy of the Kingdom Partners. This policy ideal is part of leaked budget docume