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French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 30, 2011

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Gibbs’ Union for Democracy lays out heritage plan

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Union for Democracy’s commission on Heritage has recommended that the various villages be upgraded into order to create economic activity and ensure that important historic buildings are preserved. The commission, which

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St. Maarten Teachers want clarity on salaries and hours

Union to request additional day off St. Maarten – President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot wants to table concerns from teachers at the M. Genevieve de Weever School when she meets Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sp

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St. Maarten and Curacao jointly request discussion on terminating Kingdom laws

St. Maarten and Curacao jointly request discussion on terminating Kingdom laws

Prime Minister Mike Eman, Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams stand together with the agreement they signed on Monday at their summit in Curacao.WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and

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Heavy rains force closure of Cole Bay School

GREAT BAY – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) has appealed for residents to take measures to prevent mosquito breeding after the island experienced two days of rainfall. The heavy showers caused the closure of the Seventh Day Adventist Prima

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St. Maarten students in Tallahassee treated to Thanksgiving Dinner

St. Maarten students in Tallahassee treated to Thanksgiving Dinner

St. Maarten students were presented with goody bags at a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Links Group of Women of Tallahassee and the City of Tallahassee last Thursday.GREAT BAY – St. Maarten students in Florida were treated to Thanksgiving dinner

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Salomon thankful country St. Maarten spared this hurricane season

St. Maarten – Disaster Coordinator Winston Salomon, who is also Fire Commander, is thankful that the nation was spared serious devastation from a hurricane for the 2011 season. The six-month 2011 season, which began on June 1 and ends today, was ex

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Mighty Dow makes his presence felt in Antigua

Mighty Dow makes his presence felt in Antigua

The Mighty Dow with Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda Baldwin Spencer. Photo contributed.GREAT BAY- St Maarten’s musical ambassador, Isidore ‘Mighty Dow’ York was one of the artistes who paid tribute to Rupert Philo aka Mighty Swallow

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Union protests exclusion of cost of living from draft 2012 budget

GREAT BAY – The Windward Island Teachers Union has protested a decision by the Council of Ministers not to include paying a 3.2 percent Cost of Living Adjustment in the draft budget for 2012. The union learned of the exclusion in a recent letter fr

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Simpson Bay Resort calls on emergency situation

Uncertainty continues for Wifol-members St. Maarten – The ousted Wifol-members at the Simpson Bay Resort will go through at least another couple of days of uncertainty after the Common Court of Justice heard the resort’s appeal against last Fri

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Chun predicts no fall-out from American Airlines’ bankruptcy filing

Chun predicts no fall-out from American Airlines’ bankruptcy filing

An American Airlines jet aircraft on the tarmac at the Princess Juliana International Airport.GREAT BAY/DALLAS – Director of the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau May Ling Chun does not anticipate that St. Maarten will be adversely affected by America

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St. Maarten Airport promotes inter-island tourism cooperation

St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company N.V. (PJIAE) hosts an inter-island meeting with the tourist offices of its “hub islands” - St. Maarten/St. Martin, Anguilla and St. Barthelemy today. The meeting is a fol

Opinion - Posted by on November 30, 2011

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Opinion: Under pressure

The ANP (Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau) is the largest press agency in the Netherlands. It was established on December 11, 1934 by Dutch daily newspaper-publishers who felt the need for a joint supplier of fast, independent and reliable news. But

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Opinion: Uncertainty

After yet another day at the courthouse, Wifol-members who belong to the work force at the former Pelican Resort – now Simpson Bay Resort – must be scratching their heads in despair. The wrangling between the union and the timeshare resort has re

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Opinion: Guilty by association

It was to be expected: the Kingdom Council of Ministers swallows Curacao’s plan to have its integrity examined by transparency international. Kingdom Relations Minister Piet Hein Donner, who will most likely soon disappear from the political scene

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Letter: Theatrical drama

Dear Editor, The behavior of Parliamentarian Romaine Laville during the meeting of parliament called by the National Alliance to discuss the firing of over 100 workers at the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina by management was pure theatrical drama. H

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Letter: Chamber of Commerce a rubber stamp for Government?

Dear Editor, Please allow me to reiterate current president of the Chamber of Commerce Mr. Glen Carty's statement 1 year ago: “Government's failure to “get its act together” in a year and to reverse any further increase in Turnover Tax (ToT)

Editorial - Posted by on November 30, 2011

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Mediating in the Kingdom

St. Maarten and Curacao have found each other in a proposal to look at putting end dates to the Consensus Kingdom Laws. Aruba is also willing to help them by serving as mediator with the Netherlands. This unity among the Caribbean countries that are

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Le Pingoiun debuts in 2012 Regatta

Le Pingoiun debuts in 2012 Regatta

Antilope returns to St. Maarten St. Maarten - Organizers of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta announced on Tuesday that Brad Van Liew has entered his Open 60, Le Pingouin, into the 2012 event which takes place March 1 to 4. The organizers will al

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 29, 2011

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Schools closed for clean up

MARIGOT – Schools in French Quarter and Grand Case will remain closed until December 1. The closure affects students from the elementary school in French Quarter and the nursery and elementary schools in Grand Case. The closures are so crews can

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Radisson reopens December 15

Radisson reopens December 15

President of the Collectivite Frantz Gumbs stands with officials from Radisson, which will reopen on December 15 following upgrades in the physical infrastructure and training for the staff.MARIGOT – Radisson will reopen on December 15 now tha

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Prime Minister presented with first copy of National Gazette

Prime Minister presented with first copy of National Gazette

Left to right, Eline Linthorst, Department of Legal Affairs and Legislation, Prime Minister Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams, Nancy Joubert, Department of Legal Affairs and Legislation, Femma Pais, Department of Legal Affairs and Legislation, and Hensl

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Horizon Yacht Charters donates to Marine Park

Horizon Yacht Charters donates to Marine Park

From left to right: Horizon Yacht Charters Reservation Manager Carlijn van Bergen, Horizon Yacht Charters Director David Duong, Nature Foundation Marine Park Manager Tadzio Bervoets and Horizon Yacht Charters Technical Manager David Duong.St. Maa

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Audit Chamber begins first regularity audit

Audit Chamber begins first regularity audit

Chairman of the General Audit Chamber Roland TuittSt. Maarten – Chairman of the General Audit Chamber Roland Tuitt announced the start of the field work in the first regularity audit on Monday. The start of the information gathering and review

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Wyatt and Brison promote candidacy in Chamber elections

Wyatt and Brison promote candidacy in Chamber elections

Maria Mercedes “Elektra” Wyatt and Managing Director of R&B Island Mauby Rolando Brison who are candidates for the two small business spots on the board of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry.St. Maarten - Maria Mercedes “Elekt

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Saba joins Spotlight St. Maarten

THE BOTTOM – The Government of Saba, represented by Commissioner of Tourism Chris Johnson and Commissioner of Harbour Affairs Bruce Zagers, have struck an agreement with the President of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association Brian Deher for the

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Positive Foundation takes message to schools

Positive Foundation takes message to schools

Marcia Holiday- Ravelli conducting Daisy Wheel demonstrations with several MAC students. St. Maarten — The Positive Foundation and the St. Maarten’s Nurses Association recently took their breast cancer awareness campaign to six elementary scho

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Video conference deals with Simpson Bay Resort appeal

GREAT BAY – This afternoon at a quarter to three the appeals court deals with the appeal of Simpson Bay Resort and Royal Resorts against last Friday’s court ruling that obliged the company to live up to the collective labor agreement with Wifol-

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Students “grill” Education Minister during field trip

Students “grill” Education Minister during field trip

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, (on chair) explains a point as 6th grade students of the Sister Regina Primary School take notes. (Photo contributed)St. Maarten – Students of the sixth grade of Sis

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Prime Ministers discuss committees and upcoming conference

Prime Ministers discuss committees and upcoming conference

Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Prime Minister Mike Eman arrive at Landhuis Groot Sta. Martha for their tripartite meeting on cooperation on Monday morning. They are accompanied by Director of Fundashon Tay

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Dominica’s passport-selling program comes under fire

Fall-out from row over Francesco Corallo’s “diplomatic immunity” St. Maarten / ROSEAU (DOMINICA) – By Hilbert Haar / The Commonwealth of Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is at the center of a huge controversy over selling dipl

Opinion - Posted by on November 29, 2011

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Opinion: Our daily nightmare

The solution to our daily nightmare called traffic jams is so simple that probably nobody is interested in putting it into practice. We happened to discuss this topic last weekend with a gentleman called Scot (from the pronunciation we could not esta

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Opinion: Lip balm addiction

Our lips are sensitive and they suffer from for instance excessive exposure to sunshine and from chronic infections. The lip’s epidermis consists of protein threads and several types of fat. The balance between these components determines the lip

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Opinion: Human rights (Joran van der Sloot)

Joran van der Sloot has been a pain in the neck to a lot of people ever since the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway on May 30, 2005. For five years, Van der Sloot was the darling of some media; for some reason, editors like to refer

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Letter: Insel Air captain Robert Page is a pilot extraordinaire

Dear Editor, The island experienced some terrible weather conditions on Sunday November 27. On Monday the headline in the one of the newspapers read “Weather causes dramatic scenes at PJIA on Sunday”. The article states, “Bad weather caused

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Collective Prevention Services issues safety tips for holiday shopping

GREAT BAY – Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has stressed that every parent's number one concern this holiday season should be to make sure that gifts given to childre

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