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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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Union and insurance broker sign cooperation agreement

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Communication Workers Union (S.M.C.U) and Henderson Insurances have signed a cooperation agreement for the insurance broker to provide technical back-office support for negotiating “human-related” benefits for the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister in New York for UN General Assembly

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Wiliams arrived in New York Monday evening for the United Nations (UN) 66th General Assembly, which will run from September 19 to September 24. The Prime Minister flew from Curacao where she’d attended Mo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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No legal action yet against bogus BTA-employers

St. Maarten – Last month Justice Minister Roland Duncan announced legal action against companies that had acted as bogus employers for applicants for a Brooks Tower Accord permit extension. An investigation by the so-called BTA-committee showed tha

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Final draft of sports policy being prepared

St. Maarten – Proposals from the various sports organizations and enthusiasts who attended part two of the Sports conference initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport on Saturday will be incorporated into a final draft of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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Devon Otto remains in Curacao for the time being

St. Maarten – Devon Otto remains in custody in the Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon in Curacao for the time being, until the local public prosecutor’s office does not need him anymore for the investigation into the shooting in the prison last Tues

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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RBC/RBTT donates 5, 000 to local cancer foundation

RBC/RBTT donates 5, 000 to local cancer foundation

The presentation of the cheque by RBTT President & Country Head, Mr. Wayne Kowlessar, Mrs. Shermina Powell of the St. Maarten Cancer Foundation along with 2 volunteers of the foundation and the Prime Minister of St. Maarten Mrs. Sarah Wescott

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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Department of Personnel and Organization experiencing communication challenges

GREAT BAY – The Department of Personnel and Organization (PnO) has been confronted with technical issues related to its internet, fax, and telecommunication systems beyond its control and will not be available until further notice. “The Departme

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Arrindell invites 10 students to join her at Monroe College

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has offered 10 students in the final year of high school the chance to spend a week at Monroe College’s New York campus during the school break from Octob

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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School says farewell to Reid

St. Maarten – Tiffany Reid’s secondary school – St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E. - played a significant role in her funeral Monday afternoon at the New Testament Baptist Church. The deceased burnt body was found on September 8 on Pumpkin Road and t

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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Militant union continues strike at central kitchen Grand Case

President Gumbs dismisses union claims about inhumane working conditions GRAND CASE, St. Martin – President Frantz Gumbs of the Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin has dismissed claims by the militant UGTG-union about inhumane working co

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Launch of St. Maarten’s tourism information system delayed until December

St. Maarten – The Tourism Statistic Information System TSIS will go live before December 15, project manager Martin Meijerink told this newspaper yesterday. In May, during a presentation at the St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show, Meijerink proj

Opinion - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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Opinion: Hygiene

Public Health Minister Richard Visser recently discovered something everybody knows but never thinks about. Hygiene in pubs and restaurants leaves a lot to be desired. This is a point of concern for people with a sensitive stomach. They may come hom

Opinion - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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Opinion: An ideal world

In an ideal world, everybody is equal. In the real world it doesn’t work that way, even though there is progress. But how does one define progress? That depends very much on goals and beliefs. If the goal is to turn the whole population into devote

Opinion - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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Opinion: A crime free St. Maarten

Our government has a vision. We discovered this on page 22 of the governing program which is aptly called A Foundation of Hope for Our Country. We discussed that title last week (see Hope does not exist, Today, September 15, page 7) so there is no ne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2011

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Schotte: Dollarization remains a political decision

WILLEMSTAD — Curacao’s Prime Minister has said that dollarization remains a political decision that Curacao and St. Maarten must take even though the International Monetary Fund has advised against it. Saying that the IMF is against dollarization

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SBO students to work on new school

SBO students to work on new school

Stakeholders in the construction of a primary school in Belvedere turn soil in order to officially break ground on the project, which will provide work experience for 10 students in the Secondary Vocational Education (SBO) Program. Standing left