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

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Schotte emphatically rejects Rosenmöller report

“There was no investigation” WILLEMSTAD – Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte used a presentation that lasted over three hours on Tuesday morning to reject the recommendations of the Rosenmöller report saying he sees nothing more than “sowing d

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St. Maarten Nature Foundation extends Lionfish Derby

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation will be extending its first Lionfish Derby to November 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. due to various requests by fishermen and dive operators. The weigh in will be done at the Nature Foundation office next to Is

Opinion - Posted by on October 12, 2011

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Chocolate

Chocolate lovers, attention. It’s okay to indulge, and it’s even good for you. That is the good news coming out of Sweden, where researchers examined the chocolate-eating habits of 33,000 Swedish blondes. They discovered that the more chocolate t

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Government gets majority of work on Antillean laws

Locally supported initiative laws off the table St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – The Council of Ministers has the bulk of work to do in terms of the laws left over from the Netherlands Antilles that the Parliament of St. Maarten has agreed to

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Nieuwe Post heavily in the red

Postal workers still on NPNA-payroll St. Maarten – Nieuwe Post Netherlands Antilles lost 1.4 million guilders on its operations in St. Maarten in 2010. In the first six months of last year, the losses amounted to 600, 000 guilders, Prime Ministe

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NQA lauds achievements of TEP students at USM

Desk research favorable St. Maarten - The findings of the Netherlands Quality Agency (NQA) desk research into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at the University of St. Martin (USM) have came back favorable. The desk research results came in on

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Police force celebrates first anniversary

St. Maarten – The police force celebrated its first anniversary since St. Maarten became a country in 2010 with a ceremony in front of the police station in Philipsburg. A group of 22 new police recruits took the oath in front of Justice Minister R

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Top five spellers compete in finals on Saturday

GREAT BAY - St Maarten’s First Annual Haliborange Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee Competition is now down to five finalists, who will be vying for the Champion’s title this Saturday at the Belair Community & Fitness Center at 10:00 a.m. The top five

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Tourism Bureau invites businesses to submit information for iPhone App

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau invites St. Maarten businesses to take part in an island-wide initiative to collect information about every service-oriented company including island activities, attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping,

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Long-term trend shows shift towards emerging economies

WTO-report Tourism towards 2030 St. Maarten - International tourist arrivals are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2030 according to a forecast by the United Nations world tourism Organization UNWTO. On Monday the Tourism Towards 2030 report was re

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Potato pudding and guava berry competition to launch Fete de la Cuisine

St. Maarten - Top Promotion Foundation hosts a guava berry and potato pudding contest Friday November 4, 2011 to mark the start of its 5th annual culinary event Fete de la Cuisine. The competition is being organized in cooperation with the Boardwalk

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Dutch MPs want inquiries to move forward

THE HAGUE – Members of the Second Chamber have said it remains important to them that the integrity of Curacao’s government and the leak of a confidential report with minutes from a meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers be investigated. The

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DAE suspends flights to Aruba and Bonaire from Curacao

WILLEMSTAD- Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) temporarily suspended service from Curacao to Aruba and Bonaire on Tuesday as part of the company’s restructuring. The management expects service will be resumed within approximately 30 days. All ticketed

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Forde wins JCI Speech Contest

St. Maarten – Nevillon Forde, a student at the St. Maarten Academy, is the winner of this year’s speech competition organized by JCI St. Maarten. She now travels to Curacao to represent St. Maarten in the National Speech Competition, which will b

Opinion - Posted by on October 12, 2011

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Opinion: Weigerambtenaren

The Dutch language is rather masterful in creating non-existing words. Politicians are the unrivaled champions in this field. Hagueian lingo baffles many people, and gives translators major headaches. Take for instance the weigerambtenaar. This is a