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

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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

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

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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

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