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Editorial - Posted by on February 9, 2012

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Editorial: Free market or not

Healthcare can be left in the hands of the private sector and up to the free market, but it’s become clear that protecting telecommunications is something that is dear to the administration’s heart. This is proven in Wednesday’s announcement by

Opinion - Posted by on February 9, 2012

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Opinion: Fat cats

It’s not like there is a new buzz word in town but still, we keep hearing this more and more. This or that is done, or not done, to keep a couple of fat cats happy. It is one of those expressions popular with our National Alliance parliamentarian L

Opinion - Posted by on February 9, 2012

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Opinion: School buses

Violence on school buses has suddenly become a hot topic again after a recent stabbing incident. We hear a lot of oohs and aahs, but apparently there is nobody around with solutions to put a stop to this juvenile violence. In the past school buses

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 9, 2012

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First stage Vesuvius-trial starts under heavy security

Investigation continues; new court hearing in June St. Maarten – The trial against seven suspects in the Vesuvius-investigation will continue on June 6. Yesterday, all suspects appeared in the Court in First Instance for pro forma hearings. For

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St. Maarten Gasoline prices go up Friday

St. Maarten – Gasoline and diesel prices will rise by eight and five guilder cents respectively on Friday. The adjustment is being made because of a hike in the price of petroleum products on the world market. Unleaded gasoline will go from 2.31

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Meyers refuses to grant UTS landing permit for fiber cable

Carty: “It’s not wise to put all your cables in one hole” St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers has said he will not grant a landing permit to Unite

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Library organizes Black History month activities

St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library has organized two major events and a series of movie nights to mark Black History Month that begins with a book party for Hillie Arduin’s first children’s book - Princess Ivana, the princess that di

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Meyers congratulates Flamingo Resort’s staff on hospitality training

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications & Transport Franklin Meyers congratulates the over 100 staff at Flamingo Beach Resort who successfully completed the American Hotel and Lodging Association Education Institute

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Private sector dominates St. Maarten Tourism Authority

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers said Wednesday that Chief Executive Officer of the Harbour Group Mark Mingo would have been aware that the proposed candidates for the St. Ma

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BTP Curacao shaves 11 cents off electricity tariff

Final decision pending St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Franklin Meyers says an interim report from Bureau Telecommunications and Post (Curacao) recommends that government implement an ele

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Budget discussions begin February 22

St. Maarten – Discussions on the draft 2012 budget will begin at 10:00 a.m. on February 22, 2012 in a Central Committee meeting. President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell announced the date on Wednesday – the day she received and distributed

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How a cocaine theft resulted in 4 murders

The Vesuvius-investigation St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – When Amador Jones stole ten bricks of cocaine with an estimated local value of $70,000 from Hector Miguel Arrindell last year he set off a dramatic series of events that resulted in four

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Notaries’ green light new business partnership law

St. Maarten - The Notary Association is “strongly in favor and has endorsed” a proposed law that will allow companies in St. Maarten to form partnerships. This will be the first time that there is comprehensive legislation to deal with this point

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St. Maarten Prime minister reaffirms standpoint on civil servants in parliament

President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell has no issue St. Maarten / By Torana Granston & Donellis Browne – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams leaves it to individual ministers to decide how, when and if the civil servants in their minist

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Sol Antilles gives back to the community

St. Maarten — The regional supplier of petroleum products SOL Antilles NV are among a number of sponsors who have generously donated to the Love of Kids Foundation which will be conducting a symposium that began at the Bel Air Community Center whic

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The Tallahassee – St. Maarten Foundation Inc. focuses on environmental promotion for 2012

St. Maarten - Director of The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. (TLH-SXMF) Arthur Lugisse, returned to Tallahassee, Florida recently to execute a new platform with respect to the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Partnership after spending six months on

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St. Maarten Government proposes two buildings for Dutch grant

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell announced on Wednesday that the Methodist Church on Front Street and the historic Passangrahan building have been proposed as the recipients of €1.3 million grant f

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Two hearings merged into one

St. Maarten – A decision has been made to merge hearings on two draft laws into one on Thursday. Instead of splitting discussions on Common Law Marriage and Book Two of the Civil Code over Thursday and Friday the decision has been taken to hear not

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Child rights activities this Saturday

St. Maarten - The Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, the St. Maarten Early Childhood Association, Day Care and Early Stimulation Centers will be holding activities in recognition of the Rights of Children on Saturday. The festivities will commen

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St. Dominic High School hosts bingo February 18

St. Maarten - St. Dominic High School’s Parent/Teachers Association, the students, teachers and parents hosts the school’s annual bingo in the school’s auditorium and gym on February 18 beginning at 8:00 p.m. sharp. The prizes include airline t