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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 6, 2012

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CPS issues TB warning after spotting two cases

St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a public health agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour has warned people who may have been exposed to tuberculosis or who have it to strictly follow their medica

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Good governance and integrity high on agenda inter-parliamentary consultation

Good governance and integrity high on agenda inter-parliamentary consultation

St. Maarten – Freedom Party spokesman for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom Eric Lucassen and Curacao’s Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels will be among the parliamentarians that visit St. Maarten for the inter-parliamentary Kingdom Conference

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St. Maarten Parliament introduces acting Secretary General Joubert

St. Maarten – The Parliament’s secretariat was strengthened with two new employees who started at the beginning of this month: acting Secretary General Nancy Joubert and second acting SG Van Dyke Bell. Joubert comes from the government’s depart

Editorial - Posted by on January 6, 2012

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Editorial: Public

Last year, the inter-parliamentary consultation’s presidium decided in a meeting that was held in The Hague in June, that the deliberations would be “public in principle.” This year, the consultation is held for the first time in St. Maarten,

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 6, 2012

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Opinion: Ministerial threat

The Friendly Island is still a safe place for journalists to work. Sure we have been threatened a couple of times – once even by a member of the current cabinet – but no shots have been fired and the threats did not go further than a war or words

Opinion - Posted by on January 6, 2012

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Opinion: Sexual satisfaction

Wouldn’t it be nice to be a researcher? An idea pops into your head and wham, before you know it you are busy interviewing 806 American women aged between 40 and 80 about their sex life. We’d rather go surfing or something like that, but okay, re

Opinion - Posted by on January 6, 2012

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Opinion: Slander

A false report maliciously uttered and tending to injure the reputation of a person. That’s how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines slander. Last month this newspaper was involved in a court case with an attorney who thought we had slandered hi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 6, 2012

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Thompson decries government’s systemic environmental abuse

Thompson decries government’s systemic environmental abuse

Uncontrolled algae growth causes foul stench St. Maarten – Vice President of the St. Maarten Pride Foundation Reuben Thompson says that the “thick green slimy water” snaking its way to the Fresh Pond from the Great Salt Pond is nature fina

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CPS urges parents and guardians to prepare healthy school snacks

St. Maarten – Collective Prevention Services (CPS), executing agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, has strongly recommended parents and guardians start preparing healthy snacks for their children this year. Parents

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 6, 2012

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French put on special exhibit for Haiti earthquake anniversary

French put on special exhibit for Haiti earthquake anniversary

MARIGOT - The French Saint-Martin Tourism Office hosts a Haitian art exhibit on its premises beginning January 12. The exhibit, which opens with a private viewing between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., will continue until mid-February and is in commemora

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Government and churches host seventh national prayer day Sunday

GREAT BAY - The 7th Annual National Day of Prayer will be held this Sunday, January 8, 2012 in front of the Government Administration Building under the theme, “Thank you Lord for watching over us as we go forward.” The ecumenical service will b

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SCDF ‘reloads’ its Youth Extravaganza showcase

SCDF ‘reloads’ its Youth Extravaganza showcase

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) announced on Thursday that its popular Youth Extravaganza will take on a new format for Carnival 2012. Entitled “Youth Extravaganza 2012: Reloaded” the talent showcasing event w

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Anguillans to visually confirm suspects’ identification today

St. Maarten – Members of the Royal Anguilla Police Force will visit St. Maarten today to make the visual confirmation on whether three men being held by the Police Force of St. Maarten for armed robbery are suspects they are seeking. The Anguillans

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Duncan salutes Jacobs’ no nonsense approach

Duncan salutes Jacobs’ no nonsense approach

St. Maarten - Crime fighting, improved prison facilities and policy reforms are Minister of Justice Roland Duncan’s stated priorities for the year 2012. He’s chosen those items over “solving petty conflicts among civil servants, especially th

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Duncan wants Justice Ministry to issue licenses

Duncan wants Justice Ministry to issue licenses

New resolution still unfinished St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has announced he wants to move the issuance of driver’s licenses to the Ministry of Justice because he’s unhappy with the “bad service” people are getting fro

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Nearly 1.7 cruise passengers help set new record for St. Maarten

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies has revealed that it welcomed a record 1,656,159 cruise passengers spread over 596 ship calls in 2011. This is 344,200 more cruise passengers than the just over 1.5 million passengers that arri