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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Senior advisor says no to dollarization for St. Maarten

Senior advisor says no to dollarization for St. Maarten

Senior Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Finance Emilio Kalmera and Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto prepare to field questions on dollarization at a public debate at the Belair Community Center that was organized by the St. Maarten chapter of Junior

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Last Jesus La human smuggler sentenced to almost 6 years

St. Maarten – Jean Journel Cobite got some relief yesterday when the Court in First Instance sent him to prison for human smuggling and membership of a criminal organization for 5 years and 10 months. The verdict included a 14-month sentence reduct

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Healthcare Union backs hospital’s request for government guarantee

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Healthcare Union Association (WIHCUA) has called for the government to grant the St. Maarten Medical Center a guarantee letter that will allow the facility’s management to get a loan to finance its expansion pla

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Communications union threatens court action over postal workers salaries

Communications union threatens court action over postal workers salaries

Union leaders who form the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions address the media at a press conference on Wednesday. Seated from left to right are President of the Windward Islands Healthcare Union Association Julian Lynch, Public Relations

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Vliegenthart resigns from Cft’s Board

THE HAGUE – Member of the Board of financial supervision (College financieel toezicht - Cft) upon proposal of the Netherlands Margo Vliegenthart has tendered her resignation to Dutch Minister of Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donn

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TelEm Group cutover spills over to second day

St. Maarten – TelEm Group’s final cutover of residential and business subscriber lines in the Philipsburg area will continue for a second day today (Thursday). The scheduled cutover of more than 2000 fixed subscriber lines to the company’s new

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Chamber readies for biggest election to date

Chamber readies for biggest election to date

Director of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry Claret Connor makes a point at the start of a press conference on Friday’s election, while Chairman of the election committee Franklin Brison looks on.St. Maarten – The 19 candidate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Arrindell presents PhD study on St. Martin language at library

Arrindell presents PhD study on St. Martin language at library

Dr. Rhoda Arrindell presents Director of the Philispburg Jubilee Library Monique Alberts (L) with a bound copy of her doctoral dissertation “Language, Culture and Identity in St Martin”.  (CLF photo)St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Cul

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Unions collectively demand return of tripartite discussions

Thompson: “This is a clear warning” St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions have called for a return to tripartite discussions in order to repair the country’s deteriorating labor situation. The body, which consists of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Government and developer quarrel about white elephant

Court orders RGM to finally sign lease agreement St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The government of St. Maarten has demanded that Trinidad & Tobago-based RGM Ltd and its local affiliate RGM St. Maarten N.V. abide by a court ruling calling for the

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Council of Ministers discusses Cost of Living payment today

Council of Ministers discusses Cost of Living payment today

President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Claire Elshot quotes from the Advisory Body for Civil Servants’ (GOA) advice on paying a 3.2 percent cost of living adjustment to civil servants. St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers will

Opinion - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Opinion: Why?

It does not happen very often, but yesterday we wondered why on earth a young man had been dragged into court to answer to charges about a cell phone he stole on February 19 from a man who was waiting for a bus near Photo Gumbs on Bush Road. The you

Opinion - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Opinion: Scary news

Oho oh, here is some scary news for those readers who are currently holed up in a hospital bed. The British research agency Dr. foster reports that patients who are in a hospital during a weekend run a 10 percent higher risk of dying that weekday-pat

Opinion - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Opinion: “Rethink your actions”

Parliamentarian George Pantophlet wants “people to rethink their actions.” When we read that line it put a smile on our face. Pantophlet was talking in a charming roundabout way about the Simpson Bay Resort and the way this company is treating i

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Editorial: Tragic saga (Government Building)

The tragic saga of the new government building has always been shredded in a cloud of mystery. On October 18, the Court in First Instance ruled in the multi-facetted disputed between developer RGM and St. Maarten. The fact that the developer basicall

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 1, 2011

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Radjouki honored for his sterling contributions

St. Maarten - National Table Tennis Coach Franklyn Radjouki was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten-Mid Isle recently. The award, which was presented by the club’s past president, is in recognition of his outstanding