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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2012

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Jules James-meeting continues tomorrow

St. Maarten – The second plenary public session of parliament about the UP-parliamentarian Jules James voting on November 17 of last year on motions that concerned himself is scheduled to begin tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock. The meeting take

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Rainbow Beach Club-email angered owners

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance will rule on the dispute between the Rainbow Beach Club and a group of 11 disgruntled owners at the Cupecoy-property this coming Friday. Judge mr. Diederik Thierry will issue the ruling in writing. Rainbow

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“Teach school children about local heroes”

Mavis-Brooks-Salmon at tenth Lionel Bernard Scott-lecture St. Maarten - Vice-President of the Advisory Council drs. Mavis Brooks-Salmon has suggested young people be taught more about local heroes and basic survival skills as a means to make them

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Minister joins volunteers to clean up Snoopy Island

World Wetlands Day 2012 St. Maarten - World Wetlands Day 2012 under the theme of Wetlands and Tourism was observed on Saturday with about twenty volunteers cleaning up Snoopy Island in the Simpson Bay lagoon. The cleanup event was organized by th

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Cooperating Funds open new office in Philipsburg

St. Maarten - The Foundation Cooperating Funds opened its office in Philipsburg on Saturday as a way to ensure that the organization can function better. The office will be open Wednesday and Friday evening and Saturday evening. Non-governmental orga

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Overseas territories agree on sustainable development

BRUSSELS/GREAT BAY - Environment, trade and regional integration are set to become key areas of cooperation between Overseas Countries and Territories and the European Union in the years to come. Discussions at the OCT-EU Forum in Brussels that ended

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Office 1 Superstore joins Fun Miles

St. Maarten - Office 1 Superstore joined the Fun Miles program last week. Cardholders can save and redeem fun miles at Office 1 in Cul de Sac, which offers a complete range of office needs. The new partner is giving away double miles until February

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“Clearly countries must assess the use of this technology”

Wescot-Williams at Canto meeting St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams believes that a critical question in the current debate on whether the internet is a human or civil right is: how does the development of broadband access influe

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Telecom leaders focus on broadband expansion

Canto-meeting in Maho St. Maarten- Delegates at the 28th annual general meeting of the Caribbean National Telecommunications Organization Canto will brainstorm how to move forward with three projects to expand broadband access in the region on Tue

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Audit Chamber launches dual-language website

St. Maarten – The General Audit Chamber upgrades its web presence with the launch of the Dutch language version of the website as well as the introduction of new features. The website www.arsxm.org was launched on November 14 of last year. It pro

Opinion - Posted by on January 30, 2012

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Opinion: Dog eats dog

The Dutch Labor Party – once the pride of leftwing voters – is being eaten alive by its leftwing brethren in the Socialist Party of Emile Roemer. Yesterday, the SP shot up to 34 seats in Maurice de Hond’s political poll; that’s 19 seats abov

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Editorial: Under pressure

The pressure on parliamentarian Jules James is mounting, as more and more critics come out of the woodwork. Letters to the editor and criticism by fellow-parliamentarians comes on top of the already heavy pressure from within the community.

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Opinion: Leading by example

Criticism is in our blood so to speak but every now and then we come across something that stands out in a positive way. We have a Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor who truly leads by example. We’re not immediately claiming he

Opinion - Posted by on January 30, 2012

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Opinion: Dengue-fines

Dengue is an ugly disease we don’t wish to anybody. The government is reasonably consistent in communicating warnings to the population about breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that spread the disease. In Aruba, the government went a step further

Opinion - Posted by on January 30, 2012

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Opinion: Boot-ban in schools

Kids are creative. Ask any teacher in St. Maarten and they’ll tell you how clever students are when it comes to smuggling contraband onto the school premises. The main concerns in our schools have to do with dangerous stuff like machetes, firearms,