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Unions present Wilsoe and Schotte with declaration on legal positions

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – “Social Justice and a-social minister.” That slogan was screamed by more than 300 police officers several times Monday morning in front of the Justice Ministry. The officers went to the ministry to present Justice Minister

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Opinion: Customer service (2)

Let’s dig into the topic of customer service a bit more. The term itself is misleading because it suggests (in general) a relationship between a buyer and a seller – like a shopper in a supermarket, a client at a hairdresser, or a traveler on an

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Short circuit leads to complete power plant shutdown

St. Maarten – A short circuit in the main high voltage Busbar system is the reason utility company GEBE has given for Sunday night’s power outage. The outage, which affected the entire Dutch side of the island, began at 10:30 p.m. and kept employ

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Cooper announces new coastline development

WILLEMSTAD - Minister of Spatial Planning Charles Cooper has announced that the 900 meters of coastline from Marie Pampoen to Breezes Curacao Resort will be developed into a boulevard that is freely accessible to the entire population. Cooper had ini

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Correction timeshare resort ruling changes nothing for Wifol-members

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice reacted swiftly yesterday to a complaint the Wifol union filed on Friday about the ruling in the case against the Simpson Bay Resort and its management company Royal Resorts but the outcome left the union

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Government aims to pump out water much faster

St. Maarten – The first set of 48 inch wide pipes that will be installed in the Great Salt pond to move water to and out of the Rolandus Canal arrived Monday. By the time all the pipes are installed and a new pump house behind the Public Works yard

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Aids Foundation gets second car from Vlaun and General Motors

St. Maarten – F.W. Vlaun & Sons handed over the second of five cars that it’s donating to the St. Maarten Aids Foundation yesterday. The first car was donated in 2010 and the local company has partnered with General Motors to donate five cars to

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Minister orders business close Friday

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers announced on Monday that all business places must close on November 11, which is St. Maarten’s Day. The day is an official holiday and in keeping

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Department of Labor conducting job vacancy survey

St. Maarten - The Department of Labor is in the process of conducting a job vacancy survey in collaboration with St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry and The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association. The survey is being distributed now and w

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Westin welcomes acclaimed executive chef

St. Maarten - Westin St. Maarten Resort & Spa welcomed notable, 25-year industry veteran, Executive Chef Robert W. Reed to its culinary team recently. Reed will be responsible for the direction and organization of all food functions and outlets withi

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Laveist and God’s Chosen kick off week of St. Maarten Day celebrations at Academy

Laveist to donate 20 traditional wear to school St. Maarten – National Alliance Member of Parliament Louie Laveist has urged students at the academic campus of St. Maarten Academy to embrace the history and culture of the island. His encourageme

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UTS contributes to St. Maarten’s Day celebration in Holland

St. Maarten - UTS contributed 2000 euro to the planned St. Maarten’s Day celebration which will be held in the Netherlands on November 11, 2011. The celebration is an initiative of the cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary and is meant to create

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USM hosts lecture on youth unemployment today

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin (USM) invites the public to its lecture entitled, “Youth Unemployment its Causes and its Solutions” given by Raphael Boasman, Head of the Labor Department. The event scheduled for Tuesday November 8, 201

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Over 100 visit Safe Haven’s women’s festival

St. Maarten – Between 100 and 150 people visited Safe Haven Foundation’s third annual women’s festival at the Clem Labega Square on Saturday. The event was opened with a prayer by Edna Rijkaard and words of support from the Prime Minister Sarah

Editorial - Posted by on November 8, 2011

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Editorial: Opportunity

The job vacancy survey being implemented by the Department of Labor is a great opportunity for businesses to get some free advertising next to what they pay for in local, regional and international newspapers. It also gives the department the chance

Opinion - Posted by on November 8, 2011

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Opinion: A fine for patients

The VVD is a so-called liberal party. Other than in the United States, where liberal is considered leftwing, the VVD is a rightwing party. VVD stands for Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy). This part