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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Thukela wants stem cell research in St. Maarten

Thukela wants stem cell research in St. Maarten

Plan for $130 million International Medical Center in Cupecoy Bird’s eye view of David Morrison’s design for the International Medical Center in Cupecoy.  St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Thukela, a South African partnership of a New

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Court awards Bas Roorda damages for unreasonable dismissal

St. Maarten – The dismissal of acting head of the finance department Bas Roorda per May 1 of this year was “apparently unreasonable.” The Court in First Instance ruled yesterday that the country has to pay Roorda 25,000 guilders in damages. Th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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St. Maarten Law enforcement welcomes 73 new officers

St. Maarten Law enforcement welcomes 73 new officers

The bar in front of the Cultural Center was packed with new recruits last night. St. Maarten – Law enforcement in St. Maarten became a better place yesterday when 73 recruits were sworn in at a ceremony at the Cultural Center on Back Street in

Editorial - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Editorial: Stemcell research

In line with the rather vague presentation Thukela spokeswoman Sandra Papale served in parliament yesterday, the Thukela partnerships description of its intended activities in its proposed International medical center are equally vague. In a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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MP De Weever: “I don’t need a corporate governance council”

St. Maarten – Democratic Party MP Leroy de Weever made again clear in parliament yesterday afternoon that he sees absolutely nothing in the corporate Governance Council and that he would prefer to see it disbanded. UP faction-member Johan Leonard w

Opinion - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Opinion: Bas Roorda vs Country St. Maarten

The Court in First Instance created clarity on several fronts with its ruling in the case Bas Roorda vs country St. Maarten. The most important lesson is this: as a whistleblower you always end up with the short straw. That is obviously predictable,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Opinion: Sales pitch of Thukela’s International Medical Center

In our editorial we addressed Thukela’s intention to include stemcell research in its activities in its proposed International Medical Center, so we won’t repeat ourselves here. The presentation of the plan to the parliament yesterday morning se

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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TelEm works frantically on repairs

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians are pulling out all the stops to get customer lines repaired and installed in time for the Christmas holidays. Rain during the past weeks has hampered progress, however the technicians are finding creative ways

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Christmas camp at Seaside Nature Park

St. Maarten – The Seaside Nature Park in Cay Bay organizes two outdoor vacation camps; the first one started yesterday, and the second one is programmed for December 26 until December 30. The camp is for children in the age from 4 to 10. The Seasi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Labor office closed for official opening

St. Maarten – The Labor Office on the Pondfill is closed tomorrow due to the official opening of the renovated facility by the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever. The official opening is scheduled for three

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Early Christmas at TelEm parking lot

Early Christmas at TelEm parking lot

The TelEm Christmas girls who helped organize the event.St. Maarten – TelEm Group personnel were joined by family and friends yesterday - transforming the company’s Pond Island parking lot into a bustling Christmas Festival Village. Personne

Opinion - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: A tribute to Mr. Bijnsdorp

A tribute to you because of what you say and how you say it. Your opinion articles are funny and daring, while your artistic drawings are amusing and classical. A tribute to you as we exchanged ideas before and kept any salsa out of the mix.

Opinion - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Opinion; Problem child

We just got over the unfortunate health-comparison of lesbians, gays and bisexuals versus straight people and we are already hit with another one in the same series: the lower-educated versus the higher educated. Why wait with the comparison between

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 20, 2011

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Rotary Club enhances the spirit of giving

Rotary Club enhances the spirit of giving

The Rotary made many kids happy with a party at the zoo.St. Maarten - No less than a 150 food hampers were distributed to families on the island under the leadership of Rotary Club of St. Maarten’s community service director Fred van der Peijl. Wit