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Editorial - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Editorial: The gap must close

For the second time this year seemingly different interpretations of the law have handed the Wifol union and its members at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina victory in the Court in First Instance and then defeat on appeal. This clearly shows that the la

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Thanksgiving Service this Sunday

GREAT BAY – The Government of St. Maarten, the St. Maarten Christian Council, the St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation and the Seventh Day Adventist Church will jointly host the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Lighting ceremony at the Clem L

Opinion - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Letter: Avoid black Christmas

Dear Editor, Have you heard about black Friday in the US where shoppers go crazy shopping for so called sales to the extent of wanting to shoot each other? This is a perfect example of greed, where the poor, not the rich people, kill themselves bu

Opinion - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Opinion: Best metaphors

We know how much our Culture Minister loves the English language, so we thought it a good idea to entertain her with a selection from the annual English Teachers' awards for best student metaphors/analogies found in actual student papers. All this, c

Opinion - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Opinion: Don’t panic, it’s organic

Opinion: Don’t panic, it’s organic

Soft drugs humor on a tee shirt in a store on Back Street.Marijuana is as much part of life in the Caribbean as Johnny cake and corrupt politicians. Let’s face it: people will keep smoking ganja whether this is illegal or not. While we are n

Opinion - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Opinion: Good standing

Diederik Stapel became a household name overnight last month. Not because this behavioral scientist came up with spectacular research but because it turned out that he had been sitting behind his desk in his ivory tower called university dreaming up

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Minister recommits to 500,000 guilder donation

Meyers: “Government has shown our commitment” St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers has announced the government will keep its promise to give the St. Maarten Yacht Club 500,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Suspected murderer released due to lack of evidence

Several people provide alibi St. Maarten - The Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Police Department jointly announced Friday they released the 18-year-old they’d held as a suspect in Mark Deygoo’s killing on November 30 due to lack of evide

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Simpson Bay Resort wins stay of execution

Wifol disputes ruling and will go back to court St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice suspended the November 25-ruling that gave Wifol-members the right to go back to work at the Simpson Bay Resort in Pelican Key. Wifol’s attorney mr. Maa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Youthful trio elected in historic Chamber election

Youthful trio elected in historic Chamber election

Voter turnout quadruples Voters in Friday’s record breaking election of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry go through the procedure of presenting their voting cards and identification to the elections committee. (Leo Brown photo)St

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Clownin theatre comes to St. Maarten

Clownin theatre comes to St. Maarten

A scene from Baba-Yaga”, which will be performed on December 9 and 10 at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg.St. Maarten - Albina Matuzko and Sue Morrison have teamed up with Imbali Center for Creative Movement to stage two performances of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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TelEm Group experiences difficulties in transferring lines in Philipsburg

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians had problems connecting residential and business lines in the Philipsburg area. They first encountered the problem on Wednesday and it continued into Friday. The affected lines are part of the final batch of 2

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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French and Dutch ready to sign cooperation agreement

MARIGOT – The Council of Ministers met with its French counterparts yesterday for a meeting about cross-border cooperation. “In some areas the cooperation got off to a spluttering start,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said at the end

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2011

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Rado holds triune celebration in St. Maarten

Rado holds triune celebration in St. Maarten

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (2nd left) is assisted by Ajay Baharani, Adesh Baharani and President of Rado U.S.A. Robert Brennan in cutting the ribbon at the first Rado Boutique in theAmericas.St. Maarten – “The passion in the eyes of