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Opinion - Posted by on December 5, 2011

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Opinion: No cigar

We always thought that praying was something for churches, mosques and synagogues. And that’s fine: if you want to do track and field you go to a stadium, if you want adult entertainment you go to Golden Eyes or the Platinum Room and if you want to

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Police patrol catches ganja dealers

St. Maarten – A police patrol caught two men dealing marijuana in a car with a French license plate in the School Steeg in Philipsburg on Thursday evening shortly after six o’clock. The officers noticed that the interior light in the car was o

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Airport honors four employees for their exemplary service

St. Maarten - The history of the Princess Juliana International Airport has been shaped by the distinguished contributions of the four employees who were honored for their exemplary and dedicated service to the institution, Managing Director Regina L

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Construction boom biggest threat to pelican population

Nature Foundation presents research datas  GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently concluded its year-long Pelican research project. The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is one of St. Maarten’s national symbols, the depicti

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Marine Park chair Davelaar wants fish farms in Aruba

ORANJESTAD – Aruba is battling a situation similar to the one in St. Maarten: a declining fish population in coastal waters. The Aruba Marine Park Foundation now recommends sustainable fishery, the development of fish farms, retraining fishermen as

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Aerial survey shows new patches of sargassum weed

St. Maarten - On Saturday the St. Maarten Nature Foundation conducted aerial surveys with an aircraft piloted by captain Ricardo Wilson of the Caribbean Flight Academy to look for patches of sargassum seaweed which may be headed in the direction of l

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TelEm says cutover problems are solved

St. Maarten – Saturday at approximately midnight TelEm Group technicians assigned to the company’s Outside Plant and Switching Departments successfully completed repairs to faulty equipment affecting customer lines in the Philipsburg area. As

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on December 5, 2011

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Curacao’s Prime Minister Schotte lied about contract Transparency International

Curacao – The Antilliaans Dagblad reported on Saturday that Transparency International has not yet signed a contract with the Schotte-government for an integrity assessment. The newspaper quotes Alejandro Salas, Regional director Americas for Trans

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Rental car driver evades police control

St. Maarten – The driver of a rental car refused to stop for a police control at the look-out point on Cole Bay Hill on Friday evening drove off at high speed in the direction of Cul-de-Sac. He lost control of his car while he was overtaking an SUV

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Kan Super Angels celebrate 40 years of friendship

St. Maarten - Kan Jewelers does not exist anymore, but the former employees of the store have remained friends for decades. This weekend, fourteen of them came together in St. Maarten to celebrate 40 years of friendship. On Saturday they went to mass

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Tourists catch young robber, and decline to file complaint

St. Maarten – Two assertive cruise tourists caught a young robber on Thursday after he had ripped a gold chain from a woman’s neck near the Oranje School on Front Street. The robbery occurred on Thursday afternoon around two thirty. After t

Opinion - Posted by on December 5, 2011

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Opinion: Threatened species

You’d think that in this fast changing world, employees with 40 years of service to their name have become something akin a threatened species. While the market dictates that change is the new standard, and that there are no longer jobs available f

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Aids foundation raises more than $20,000

St. Maarten - Notary Meredith Boekhoudt-Gibson (second left) hands President of the St. Maarten Aids Foundation Dr. Gerard van Osch the winning raffle ticket for the red Chevrolet Spark that was donated by General Motors and F.W. Vlaun and Son. The w

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Oranje School inaugurates first technology center

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) came in for high praise at the official inauguration of the Technology Center of the Oranje School last Wednesday. Giving the vote of thanks, school principal Kay Philips described

Opinion - Posted by on December 5, 2011

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Opinion: Zwarte Piet

It’s a good thing that the Sinterklaas celebration is not overly popular in St. Maarten. The annually returning and rather ridiculous discussion about perceived racism got a new twist in the Netherlands this weekend when a man dressed up like Zwart

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Timeshare resort postpones job offers and labor policy

Wifol continues legal battle against Simpson Bay Resort St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The battle for Wifol-members to remain on the payroll of the Simpson Bay resort continues. On Friday the Common Court of Justice overruled a November 25-rul

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First community helpdesk opens in St. Peters today

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – Residents of St. Peters will get their community helpdesk this afternoon at five thirty when the first one-stop shop for community public services officially opens at the Rupert Maynard Community Center. Residents are invited

Editorial - Posted by on December 5, 2011

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Editorial: Major concern (Simpson Bay Resort)

The Simpson Bay Resort saga is dragging on to such an extent that one is tempted to forget that this is about people, about jobs and about the livelihood of many families. The legal wrangling has now reached the point whereby the independence of t

Opinion - Posted by on December 5, 2011

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Opinion: Be careful whom you marry

World Aids Day brings out the best in people, we’d like to think. Among all the Aids-related stories the media were bulldozered with the past week, one story from Australia stood out. We now wonder how it would hold up in a court in, say, St. Maart