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Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Opinion: Scientology on the war path

Scientology, the pseudo-religion founded by science fiction writer Ron Hubbard is on the war path again. Let’s rephrase the last part of this sentence: …is still on the war path. The Huffington Post published a story about this so-called church t

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Opinion: Towards Suriname

In Curacao there is a dispute about the instruction Justice Minister Elmer Wilsoe did or did not give to Attorney General Dick Piar to investigate who gave confidential information to the Rosenmöller Committee. The opposition is having a ball with

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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De Weever plans to change social welfare and medical aid law

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever plans to amend the law on social welfare and medical aid so that certain categories of people will not be taken off the recipients list. His announcement is p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Man shot during argument over a bill

St. Maarten – An argument between two men over paying a bill has put one man in the hospital and prompted a police investigation. The argument took place in the parking lot of SEL Maduro & Sons between 6:15 p.m. and 6:20 a.m. Police Spokesma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Prices of basic goods stable as inflation rate decreases

St. Maarten – Figures released by the Department of Statistics on Monday shows that the consumer price index for St. Maarten has remained stable in the month of August 2011 when compared to that of June 2011. A year on year comparison shows that th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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SOAB blames Roorda for debt relief delays

“This manner of action caused much delay.” St. Maarten – The Foundation Government Accountants Bureau (SOAB) says a reference by the “can” rule by former Head of Finance Bas Roorda “escapes them” and is not relevant to the activities

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Coast Guard staff learns coaching

St. Maarten – Seventeen staffers in the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard were trained in coaching recently. The course, which included the commandant, officers, the head of the station here in Maarten and officers from Curacao and Aruba, wrapped up the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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House of Restoration and Deliverance Ministries organizes revival and deliverance seminar

St. Maarten - House of Restoration and Deliverance Ministries International and Amsterdam based Pentecostal Ministry Mosterdzaad International will be hosting a two day revival campaign and a three day deliverance seminar and leadership training. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Arrindell speaks at Aruba anniversary celebrations

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell is one of a long list of speakers at celebration on Tuesday to mark the 25th Anniversary of Aruba’s Parliament. The ceremony, which will be held in the Grand Ballroom of th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Civil servants and training club get protocol training

St. Maarten – The National Organizing Committee (NOC) for the Royal visit, has organized a protocol training workshop led by Henrik de Groot for various government entities that handle Very Important Persons (VIPs) in the run-up to next month’s r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Library closed next Monday and Tuesday

St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be closed on October 31 and November 1 so staffers can attend a seminar. The actual seminar begins on October 30. Because of the closure the library extends the November 1 deadline for returning b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Telem Group does emergency repair on undersea cable

St. Maarten – An important upgrade to TelEm Group’s SMPR-1 undersea cable was carried out Monday night, causing interruptions to international voice, broadband data and internet services for a brief period. The upgrade began at 12:00 midnight and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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New Era Foundation organizes pre St. Maarten Day street fair

St. Maarten – The New Era Foundation and Best Marketing Bureau present their first annual pre St. Maarten Day street fair this Saturday on the Longwall Road between Vlaun and the Prince Bernhard Bridge. The day begins with a relay race at 6 a.m., w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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More out of school youth needed for adolescent survey

St. Maarten – The Emory University Research Team began their voluntary adolescent survey at seven participating secondary schools 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. The survey is for youth between the ages of 13 to 19 and will also include focus group discu

Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Opinion: Inspections

The VSA Inspection of the Ministry of Public health released information about recent controls this weekend. What we liked about the release is that it contained the actual names of businesses that had been whether it is unsafe electrical wiring or

Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Opinion: Business as usual

We follow the rants of Harold Camping, a 90-year-old preacher from Oakland, California, with bewildered amusement. The man keeps predicting the end of the world, and every time the calendar turns to his day of judgment, those same worlds flips him th

Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Letter: Waste of tax payers money

Dear Editor, I wonder sometimes what are the priorities of the government of St. Maarten. Let us take the postal service affair as an example. This is a matter that should have been handle post haste. My humble opinion tells me that this matter sh

Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Opinion: More of this …

Dear Editor, Here we are, one year into being self governing (to some extent), while there are many people that claim that we are worse off I still prefer this status over the other status. My reason is that now everything that government does o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Weekend Karaoke Festival labeled huge success

St. Maarten – Organizers of the first Golden Stars Karaoke Festival was a “great success.” Over 425 people turned out for the event, which was held at Celebration Palace on October 22. Some of the feature performers were Anlucinda Mijdt, Richar

Editorial - Posted by on October 25, 2011

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Editorial: The information trail

Whatever one may think of the statement issued by the Foundation Government Accountants Bureau (SOAB) on Monday one thing has become clear St. Maarten missed an opportunity to collect a huge amount of money in debt relief and somebody needs to accoun