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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2011

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Charnella Margarita wins 5000 fun miles

CUL-DE-SAC---Charnella Margarita won 5000 fun miles at the drawing of the raffle as Fun Miles celebrated its fifth anniversary at the Emilio Wilson Park on Saturday evening. The company attracted several partners and expects to double their number du

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Son former Lt. Governor Richards gone missing in the Netherlands

GRONINGEN – The regional radio and TV-station Omroep Groningen reported just before the weekend on its web site that Joaquim Richards, son of the former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards went missing two weeks ago. The 24-year-old left his house on O

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2011

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Living Statues Festival in December

St. Maarten – “Have you ever heard about the Living Statues? People who have experienced this phenomenon, mostly to be found in big cities, can tell you how nice and divers it is. History and culture will be exposed in a very unique, artistic way

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“Every appearance that death Latoya Bryson was accident”

St. Maarten / MIDDLE REGION – The death by electrocution of 28-year-old Latoya Bryson last week Tuesday has become the subject of relentless speculation. Did the woman die through a brutal accident with a badly connected hair dryer? Or is she St. M

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St. Maarten Day radio-theater on Pearl FM with “Cradle of the Nation”

St. Maarten - Once upon a time, radio was king of the airwaves and radio shows with voice, music, and sound effects ruled the imagination. Today, radio has to compete like any other media to win and keep audiences glued to it for that age-old pastim

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Royal family enjoyed the people’s enthusiasm

Meeting with the press at the Westin St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar– “The people’s enthusiasm” was a recurring theme yesterday morning when the royal family met the press at the Westin Hotel for an evaluation of the visit to the Caribbean p

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Arrindell meets congressman Conyers

St. Maarten – Parliament President Gracita Arrindell was recently in Washington DC, and met with Congressman John Conyers Jr., a Detroit Democrat, who was re-elected in November of last year. He is serving his 24th term in the U.S. House of Represe

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Bonaire wants to bid farewell to the penny

KRALENDIJK — The use of the penny is expensive, for both shops and banks on Bonaire. It was decided to start a pilot to see if rounding up at 5 cents with cash payments at cash desks on Bonaire is a possibility. The test will be done at two superma

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Wifol takes Simpson Bay Resort to court in summary proceedings

Union fights execution of faulty court ruling St. Maarten – The attorneys for the Wifol union have filed a request for summary proceedings against the Simpson Bay Resort Management company and the Royal Resorts Management Company this weekend,

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Man robbed at gunpoint

St. Maarten - A man was robbed of his gold chain and five dollars in the vicinity of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Sunday. According to an eyewitness account, the man was stopped by two youths and asked if he had known someone. He told the youth

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University offers course for teaching in digital environment

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin will soon be offering a course specifically for (aspiring) teachers, instructors, and lecturers to enable them to use technology more effectively in the classroom The course entitled “Teaching and Learni

Editorial - Posted by on November 7, 2011

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Editorial: Shaking hands with H.M. Queen Beatrix

Shaking hands with H.M. Queen Beatrix, crown prince Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima is not part of the daily routine for local journalists. Yet this was what we went through on Sunday morning at the Westin Hotel, where we were part of a unique p

Opinion - Posted by on November 7, 2011

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Opinion: Customer service

Zappos is an American company that sells shoes and apparel online. The company’s CEO, Tony Hsieh, has made customer service the core of the business. Customers must get a WOW-experience every time they contact the firm. That’s the reason the Zapp

Opinion - Posted by on November 7, 2011

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Opinion: The end of an era?

Speculation about the end of H.M. Queen Beatrix’s reign has been around for a long time, but her trip to the west triggered even more of it. Jan Hoedeman and Remco Meijer published an analysis in the Volkskrant last Saturday under the headline, If