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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Country’s first community helpdesk opens in St. Peters

Country’s first community helpdesk opens in St. Peters

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (right), Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever and Esther Kivelier – an elderly resident of St. Peters – stand together with Peggy Ann-Dross, Aida Boyrard and Joy Arne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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IMF: Splitting monetary union will adversely affect banks

Curacao / St. Maarten - A staff report based on September’s International Monetary Fund Article IV consultation states that the possible dissolution of the monetary union between Curacao and St. Maarten will lead to disruption of the banking system

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Resort projects to spend less on staff and more on administration

Versant report based on projections by Simpson Bay Resort management St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The financial statements Simpson Bay Resort and Marina’s attorney mr. Jairo Bloem presented during court hearings in the dispute with the Wifo

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St. Maarten Prime Minister praises country’s volunteers

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams congratulated the country’s non-governmental organizations and their members Monday as the world observed International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development. The day is meant to high

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Debate on Corporate Governance Council continues today

Debate on Corporate Governance Council continues today

Prime Minister attends but Finance Minister sends written answers Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-WilliamsSt. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has confirmed that she will be in parliament at 2:00 p.m. today to answer questions on the f

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Kingdom Relations Committee preparing for January meeting

St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations will meet behind closed doors at 10:00 a.m. to prepare for the next Parliamentary Consultation of the Kingdom (POK), which will be held in St. Maarten from Jan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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SBO Service Center launches awareness campaign vocational education

St. Maarten – A one year campaign to promote vocational education was launched on Monday night at the Belair Community Center. The initiative, which targets businesses, parents and students is funded by Usona and will include information sessions,

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Twenty-five burning questions for Senator Louis Constant Fleming

Cousin Claudie seeks answers in property-dispute MARIGOT – Claude Oger Fleming (Claudie), a first cousin of senator Louis Constant Fleming, is still contesting the ownership of several pieces of property in Marigot and in Port de Plaisance that

Opinion - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Opinion: Skimmers are getting bolder

Bank cards are handy as long as they don’t end up in the wrong hands. And as long as their owners do not become victims of skimmers. We have had our share of skimmers in St. Maarten – mostly ignorant and poor Eastern Europeans who fell for promis

Opinion - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Opinion: Never-ending quest (Cadastre land issue)

Mid-September we reported about the quest of Francis Hodge for obtaining title to a piece of land in Cul-de-Sac his great-grandmother Rachel Hazel bought more than a hundred years ago. Hodge started searching for documentation more than twenty years

Opinion - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Opinion: Manpower agencies

The Netherlands is battling bad-ass manpower agencies and it seems to have found a way to make sure that at least the state is getting its fair share. It’s an interesting measure the Dutch came up with, and it deserves our attention in St. Maarten

Opinion - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Opinion: Caribenglish

In South-Korea they call it Engrish, in China Chinglish and – by extension – in our region we call it Caribenglish. They’re all the same expressions for the violation of pure English. The South-Koreans have had enough of this, because bad tr

French St. Martin News, Opinion - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: In response to the RRR group

Dear Editor, Permit me some space in your paper to response to the new political organization on French St. Martin that is known as the RRR Group (RASSEMBLEMENT-RESPONSABILITE-REUSSITE). Your approach is on the right path. Please take some of my

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Voges congratulates duo on award nomination

Voges congratulates duo on award nomination

Left to right, Glen Helberg, President of OCaN, Aruba’s Minister Plenipotentiary E. Abath, Minister Hensley Koeiman of Curacao, and Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges.St. Maarten – Ivy Defoe and Mischu Laikah, who are from St. Maarten,

Editorial - Posted by on December 6, 2011

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Editorial: The evaporate camp

A general public meeting of parliament on the functioning of the Corporate Governance Council and its letter dated October 25 to the body resumes today, with the prime minister in attendance. She is expected to reply to various questions posed by MPs