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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 7, 2012

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American musicians threaten resort with legal action

No reaction from Port de Plaisance to extensive complaint St. Maarten – Prof. Elyena Foster-Miremonde and her son, concert pianist and composer Julian Lampert have filed a complaint against the management of Port de Plaisance about the condition

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Departments call for specific agency to register abuse

St. Maarten – “A lot of the programs are curative. After the fact we are busy with programs. We need to introduce preventative programs because while we are busy outing a fire at one place, there is another fire popping up elsewhere. We need to s

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Police arrest student for stabbing two others

St. Maarten – The Detective Department is investigating an early morning stabbing near the Sundial School. Two students - J.H. and S.E. - were taken to hospital and the suspect – K.R. - was arrested by the police. Police were called to the sce

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 7, 2012

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Letter: National stadium: a national disaster

Dear Editor, I’ve kept silent long enough. Football has already been stagnated on St. Maarten. The Raoul Illidge Sports Complex has been in a terrible state for years! I grew up playing football on that field. It hurts to see that things aren’

Opinion - Posted by on February 7, 2012

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Letter: Unpaid Advice to Domino’s Gijs

Dear Editor, For a very long time I have a vague but strong feeling that I am missing something in my life. Love?  No, I love my wife, my children and my friends. Money? No, I have a good pension and I have no rent to pay. Am I sick? No, I walk m

Opinion - Posted by on February 7, 2012

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Opinion: Burqas

We once calculated that finding a woman in the Netherlands who is dressed in a face-covering burqa requires extreme eyesight, because there is only one burqa-sporting muslima for every 83,685 citizens. The brilliant government in The Hague sees burqa

Opinion - Posted by on February 7, 2012

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Opinion: Dating flights

The Dutch airline KLM introduces a meet and seat service on intercontinental flights. The service allows passengers to share their information via the social networks Facebook and LinkedIn. Based on this information they have the option to choose nex

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Opinion: Port de Plaisance

The complaints filed by Elyena Foster-Miremonde and her son Julian Lampert about their experiences at Port de Plaisance are another dent in St. Maarten’s reputation as the destination of choice in the Caribbean. That mother and son have a reputa

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Opinion: The end of handwriting

The Volkskrant reported yesterday that students are increasingly unable to write. They get cramps and scribble. In a world filled with Ipads, laptops and smartphones students have lost the habit of holding a pen or pencil properly. Trust the Belgi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 7, 2012

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Labor affairs department offers service at community helpdesk

St. Maarten – The Department of Labor Affairs has stationed a job placement and complaints officer at the community helpdesk in St. Peters. The two officers will be available every Wednesday between 8:30 p.m. and 12:00 to help register for jobs or

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Love of Kids education series begins Wednesday

St. Maarten – Parents, coaches, scout leaders, church leaders, community service groups, psychologists, physicians, school administrators, education and youth affairs policy makers, student care coordinators and playschool teachers are all being in

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 7, 2012

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Richardson unhappy with government and businesses

We are tired of getting shifted left and right every year GALISBAY- President of the Festivité Carnavalesque De Saint Martin (FCDSM) Phillipe Richardson has repeated calls for there to be more support by the Collectivité and the business sector fo

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DP faction leader leaves child abuse discussion in protest

St. Maarten - Democratic Party faction leader Roy Marlin walked out of Monday’s meeting on the central registration system for child abuse half an hour after the meeting began because he objects to the way the meeting was being conducted. He was sp

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Public prosecutor and tax office deepen cooperation on tax fraud

St. Maarten – An agreement between the office of the public prosecutor and the tax office to strengthen administrative co-operation in the field of taxation was signed by Attorney-General Dick Piar, Chief Public Prosecutor Geert Beergsma, acting h

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Sunfed concerned about new funding agency

St. Maarten – The leadership of the St. Maarten United Non-Governmental Organization (Sunfed) have expressed concern about the government’s set up of a funding agency that will replace the Antillean Co-Financing Agency (Amfo). The specific worrie

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Ufa gets another Haize as leader

It's me and my team St. Maarten – “I really want to deal with the pending negotiations.” That is the one concrete thing that the newly elected President of the United Federation of the Windward Antilles Rignaldo Haize was willing to say before

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Five parliamentary hearings this week

St. Maarten – Parliament has four more hearings this week on new legislation. The first of five, which focused on the Central Registration System for Child Abuse, was held on Monday. The other hearings this week relate to Inheritance and Legacie

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Reggae sensation Beres Hammond headlines regatta closing party

St. Maarten – Beres Hammond who is the biggest name in contemporary Reggae will be the headline act for the Sunday night close out party of the 2012 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta on Kimsha Beach. Hammond, (born Hugh Beresford Hammond, 28 August