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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 19, 2011

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Travel company’s proposal restarts cruise conversion discussions

St. Maarten – A proposal from S.E.L. Maduro and Sons Ltd has brought the country’s tourism partners back to the table to look at converting cruise passengers into stay over tourists. Stakeholders who attended the recent meeting are, amongst other

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 19, 2011

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Shigemoto: “It is not correct that State Secretary Frans Weekers blames St. Maarten”

Shigemoto: “It is not correct that State Secretary Frans Weekers blames St. Maarten”

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has said Dutch State Secretary of Finance Frans Weekers should look at how the Netherlands can reduce the tax burden on the people of St. Eustatius and Saba, without blaming St. Maarten. He also believe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 19, 2011

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Arrindell offers condolences to Pantophlet family

Arrindell offers condolences to Pantophlet family

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell has expressed her sympathy to the Pantophlet family on the passing of Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet’s father. “On behalf of the Parliament of St. Maarten, I would like

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 19, 2011

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Local St. Maarten charter companies upgrade crew with STCW'95

Local St. Maarten charter companies upgrade crew with STCW’95

Lead Instructor Marco London (on the right with white T-shirt) with recent graduates of the STCW'95 course. (Photo contributed) St. Maarten - Crew from Eagle Tours, Aquamania, Captain Morgan charters and several other crews from the island and a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Social Services and Labor reopens today

St. Maarten – The offices of Social Services and Labor located on the Pondfill next to Carl & Sons, will reopen today. The departments fall under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour. The offices won’t be 100 per ce

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Ministers and Commissioners make inter-regional travel top advocacy point

“The risk is less than the net economic benefits” St. Maarten – Regional Tourism Ministers and Commissioners have decided to push advocacy on inter-regional travel to the top of their agenda for the coming 12 months. Their efforts will be ba

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IMF encourages slashing “relatively high wages”

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto flew to Curacao on Sunday to meet with officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) and the private s

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St. Maarten Beaches more user friendly after clean up

St. Maarten Beaches more user friendly after clean up

Director of the St. Maarten Archaeological Center Dr. Jay Haviser lifts a bag onto a scale so that its contents can be weighed after its contents were itemized. (Milton Pieters photo)  St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - Fewer volunteers

Opinion - Posted by on September 19, 2011

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Opinion: Rewriting history

The Golden Carriage, a nineteenth century vehicle the Queen uses every year for her traditional trip to the Staten-General on the third Tuesday in September, is at the center of a mini-controversy initiated by Socialist Party MP Harry van Bommel and

Opinion - Posted by on September 19, 2011

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Opinion: Exercise for Dummies

Dutch psychiatrist Bram Bakker wrote a book entitled Bewegen voor Beginners (literally translated: Exercise for Dummies) that ought to be mandatory reading in St. Maarten for everyone who is suffering from overweight, depression or high cholesterol a

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Reid’s specter hangs over foundation launch

St. Maarten – President of the Voice of our Children Foundation Charmaine Olivaccee paid tribute to the 13-year-old Tiffany Reid at the foundation’s official launch at the Philipsburg Jubilee on Saturday. The teen will be laid to rest today, 11 d