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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Cable T.V. supports Breast Cancer awareness

St. Maarten Cable T.V. supports Breast Cancer awareness

Barbara Warren, the Executive Assistant at St. Maarten Cable T.V., (left) and Beulah Jonis, the Managing Director of St. Maarten Cable T.V. (second right) presents Mercedes “Elektra” Wyatt (second left) and President of the Positive Foundatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Parliament resumes discussion with de Weever on Monday

GREAT BAY – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius De Weever returns to Parliament on Monday at 10:00 a.m. to respond to questions on government’s policy in regards to the issuance and renewal of doctor cards and govern

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Telem officially launches 3G+ network with computer lab donations

Telem officially launches 3G+ network with computer lab donations

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (2nd right), Telem Group’s Chief Financial Officer Helma Etnel (2nd left) and Curt DeGourville (right) present the school manager of the St. Maarten Vocational Training School Vernon Richards (center) and th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Priest pushes for upgrading of Historical Marigot Hill Road

Priest pushes for upgrading of Historical Marigot Hill Road

Theophilus Priest at the Historical Marigot Hill Road.St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – At an approximate cost of 4 million guilders, the Historical Marigot Hill Road could be restored. Connecting the road through the mountains to Marigot could

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Carnival winners collect notebooks and internet vouchers

St. Maarten – The winners and first runner-ups in the 2011 Jr. Carnival Queen Show, the 2011 Jr. Calypso Show and the 2011 Miss St. Maarten Pageant were presented with the communication packages they won on Friday at the office of Bureau Telecommu

Opinion - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Opinion: Willem Holleeder

Willem Holleeder is not a nice man. As a teenager he was a member of a gang, together with Cor van Hout, that evicted squatters at the request of real estate owners in a less than civilized manner. In 1983 he kidnapped beer brewer Freddy Heineken and

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Opinion: From Antigua to Amsterdam

Opinion: From Antigua to Amsterdam

Yesterday, Today’s news editor Donellis Browne became a naturalized Dutch citizen, together with hundreds of others. Below he describes the feelings that accompany the transition of a boy who was born in Antigua and raised in St. Maarten into a

Opinion - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Opinion: Amber Alert (Missing Girl)

We read with some dismay the story about 13-year old Diamond Elisa who went missing on October 14, that’s nine days ago since yesterday. The story was buried on page 7 of The Daily Herald. We’re not criticizing our brethren on Bush Road; we’re

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Make Halloween safe and fun for your pets

Halloween is one of the most anticipated times of the year for kids because of all of the candy, treats, decorations, parades, and haunted things to do. Halloween is also one of the most dangerous times for pets, mostly for the same reasons. In order

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Little League competition heats up

St. Maarten - Milton Peters College Stars MPC made light work of the mixed schools Monday in a secondary schools division of the current little league baseball tournament. Ashielle Hodge carried the day for his team from the defensive, while Bryan Go

Editorial - Posted by on October 23, 2011

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Editorial: Answers on social welfare

Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever heads back to Parliament on Monday to answer the questions and concerns put forward by MPs. One can only hope that he will approach the topic at hand with the due sensitivity

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Restaurateur treats Sister Basilia clients and I Can residents to lunch

St. Maarten - Cindy Gooding and her staff at Cindy’s Roti Shop in Sucker Garden treated the clients and staff of the Sister Basilia Center and the children of the I Can Foundation to lunch on Thursday afternoon for a second straight year. Gooding a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Prince Bernard Culture Funds changes its name

Prince Bernard Culture Funds changes its name

WILLEMSTAD – The Prins Bernhard Culture Funds Netherlands Antilles and Aruba has been renamed Prince Bernhard Culture Funds Caribbean. The change was made a month ago with a change to the statutes. The name change reflects a decision by the board

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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TelEm Group publically launches 3G Voice and Data Service today

TelEm Group publically launches 3G Voice and Data Service today

St. Maarten – TelEm Group officially launches its new 3G-Plus Voice and Data service this evening, following a month of testing and fine-tuning. The official launch will take place at the Holland House Hotel in front of specially invited stakehol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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MPs accuse gas stations of thieving

St. Maarten – Parliamentarians Frans Richardson and Louie Laveist severely criticized the business practices of local gas stations that charge dollar-paying customers far below the exchange rate for the guilder. “All SOL gas stations are doing t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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St. Maarten Marine Trade Associations agree on cooperation

St. Maarten Marine Trade Associations agree on cooperation

St. Maarten - Board members of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) and Metimer, the French side’s marine association, met recently to discuss how they could collectively work together to improve the marine industry on both sides of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Government examines GEBE's fuel clause

Government examines GEBE’s fuel clause

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Economic Affairs is looking at ways to reduce the pain electricity bills cause consumers by bringing the fuel clause down from 44.6 to 34.7 cents per kilowatt. Minister Meyers showed yesterday during a Central commit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Positive Foundation and Elektralyte Foundation hosts open house at St. Joseph

St. Maarten - The Positive Foundation and the Elektralyte Foundation are collaborating with the St. Joseph School in order to raise breast cancer awareness this weekend by having an open house on at the St. Joseph School on Front Street from 10:00 a.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Pariani represents St. Maarten in regional spelling bee

Pariani represents St. Maarten in regional spelling bee

St. Maarten - Keya Pariani amassed 95 points Saturday on her way to winning the first Haliborange Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee Competition. The event was held at the Belair Community and Fitness Center with a large crowd from the five schools that ad

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Man slips into coma after ill treatment in bus

St. Maarten – Police have arrested and detained R.S.P.C. for striking S.J.G.B. in the head with a hammer on Wednesday October 19. S.J.G.B’s mother J.B., who witnessed the incident filed the report because the victim has slipped into a coma in the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Meyers: 2000 new jobs in the next three years

St. Maarten – Two thousand new jobs, and an upgrade for all hotels and guesthouses within the next three years, plus two brand name hotels and 500 new hotel rooms in the next two years. These ambitions are part of a plan Economic Affairs and Touris

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Government-issued cash registers for all supermarkets

St. Maarten –The government plans to equip all 102 supermarkets in Dutch St. Maarten with a government-issued cash register that is hooked up to a central database. Economic Affairs Minister Franklin Meyers revealed the plan yesterday during a Cent

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Opinion: Maximum pressure

Sad but true: the Caribbean part of the Kingdom is only news in the Netherlands when the news is bad. This is why Dutch newspapers spend a lot of ink on Curacao, and hardly any on St. Maarten. As far as the Netherlands is concerned, St. Maarten is ir

Opinion - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Opinion: Robbers (The gas stations)

Two Members of Parliament, Frans Richardson and Louie Laveist opened a frontal attack on local gas stations that charge, one could argue, top dollar for their fuel. The beef the MPs have with these gas stations is that they count in the old Antillea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Appeals court finds Bobby Velasquez guilty of rape

Appeals court finds Bobby Velasquez guilty of rape

St. Maarten –The Common Court of Justice overruled the Court in First Instance yesterday and found businessman Bobby Velasquez guilty of raping a 16-year-old second cousin on March 7 of last year. The lower court acquitted the defendant on June 15.

Opinion - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Opinion: Courageous

The dust has finally settled on the rape charges against businessman Bobby Velasquez, but the outcome of the appeals court hearing was considered by some observers as surprising. Still, for the victim of this unsavory affair there is at least some fo

Editorial - Posted by on October 21, 2011

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Editorial: Moving the economy

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers has offered parliament quite an ambitious vision for growing the economy. The broad goals are, put it mildly, lofty and will take a very serious focus to acc

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

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Coast Guard arrest American who smuggled Guyanese

St. Maarten – The Coast Guard has handed over a 76 year old American man – E.C.K. - and an 18 year old Guyanese man - E.J.S. - they found in a dinghy off shore at 2:00 a.m. on October 17 to the police. The pair had just come from a night of drink

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

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TelEm Group’s Breast Cancer Awareness promotion a huge success

St. Maarten – TelEm Group’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign for the month of October has turned out to be a huge success for the company with hundreds of information leaflets distributed – and many promotional Blackberry Smartphones sold. The

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

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Ministry seeks youth participants for adolescent survey

St. Maarten – Section General Public Health of the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), which is an executing agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, in collaboration with its local stakeholders (secondary schools,

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

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Alberts to lecture on globalization tonight

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin (USM) invites the public to a viewing of the documentary film “Life and Debt,” directed by Stephanie Black. The viewing will be followed by a lecture by Arjen Alberts who is expected to put issues highli

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

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Local capoeira students host demonstrations this weekend

St. Maarten – Thirty-five local Capoeira students will receive their belts during a Batizado or “baptism” ceremony this weekend. The ceremony is part of a three day event being organized by Soualiga Capoeira that includes capoeira masters from

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

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Ministry monitors measles outbreak in Europe and the Americas

St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Service (CPS) of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is monitoring several large measles outbreaks in the European and African regions, with several reported outbreaks in the America

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

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Fingerprinting is one of several issues for Academy’s teachers

St. Maarten – President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot says finger printing as a means of confirming what time teachers arrive at school is only of several issues her members at the St. Maarten Academy is concerned about. The

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

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Union Road opens to two lane traffic Friday

St. Maarten – A decision was made Wednesday to make Union Road a two way street again as of Friday. This means the junction across from the SOL/Tackling gas station will be returned to its original situation. Parties in the meeting also decided

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