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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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IND hosts open house February 24

IND hosts open house February 24

The offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service on the A.T. Illidge RoadSt. Maarten – The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) will be having an Information Day at its Open House on February 24, and the public is invited to attend

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Martin Luther King Jr. School reopens Wednesday

St. Maarten – The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School in Dutch Quarter will reopen for normal classes at the usual time on Wednesday. The school had to be closed so it could be repaired and cleaned. Those repairs have now been completed and the premi

Opinion - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Opinion: Blue Mall blues

The Blue Mall announced some time ago with conviction that it was about to happen: the huge shopping mall in Cupecoy would have a grand opening on February 17. So this Friday would have been party-time, but as was to be expected, nothing is going to

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Tromp meets tax reform workgroup

Tromp meets tax reform workgroup

President of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Tromp meeting with the Tax Reform Workgroup. (DCOMM Photo)St. Maarten – Representatives of the Tax Reform Workgroup led by Sissy Gonzalez-Fung met with a delegation from the Central  Ba

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KPMG hosts family business seminar

St. Maarten – KPMG hosts afternoon seminar on February 28 that will focus on family business. Director and founder of the KPMG Centre for Family Business in Ottawa, Canada Grant Walsh will be the key note speaker during the seminar while Tax Partne

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St. Maarten Government launches adult sexuality study

St. Maarten – The Department of Social Development within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has published tenders for a survey that will measure the Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior and Perceptions of people from 18 to 59 on

Opinion - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Opinion: Improvements

Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies was in St. Maarten. The minister praised the government for improvements in the field of finances. What those improvements are, nobody knows – apart from the incrowd and that circle guards

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Committee appointed to handle Caricom application

St. Maarten – The Prime Minister of St. Lucia Dr. Kenny Anthony is the chair of the committee that will assess applications from St. Maarten and Curacao to become associate members of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). The decision to set up the co

Opinion - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Letter: UP Party keeps their sheep in line

Dear Editor, It was no surprise that Member of Parliament Jules James will be saved and let the Pelican workers be the sacrificial lamb. After all, UP party can care less about a bunch of poor people who is of no interest to them. Most of the Peli

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Jeffry accuses Ogoundélé of “creating confusion”

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Secretary General of Generation Solidarity Louis Jeffry says they are waiting for Martha Ogoundélé after she went to the media on a “private” discussion she had with the party’s president and secretary general. Jeffry

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Arduin interview re-airs ahead of book launch

St. Maarten - The Law in Focus will rebroadcast a two part series of an interview with Hilli Arduin on education, starting this Thursday, ahead of the launch of the author’s first book “Prinses Ivana”. The launch will be done at the Philipsburg

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Tromp gives ministers “very informative” presentation

Tromp gives ministers “very informative” presentation

An overview of last Thursday’s meeting between a delegation from Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten and the Council of Ministers.St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has called last week Thursday’s meeting between the Council of M

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Aliotti elected chairman of regional commission

Aliotti elected chairman of regional commission

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Vice-President in charge of environment Pierre Aliotti has been elected chairman of the shores commission of the organization for French territories in the Americas. Aliotti succeeds Mayor of St. Anne and Martinique Malsa

Editorial - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Editorial: Looking at the constitution

There is no surprise that the courts have ruled that that the age limit in the government’s policy on the issuance of employment permits is discriminatory. While the court has gone as far as international treaties, which supercede local legislation

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Charles Leopold Bell School reopens Monday

St. Maarten – The Charles Leopold Bell School in Cole Bay will reopen for normal classes at the usual time on February 20. The school has been undergoing repairs to its deteriorating structures which have resulted in a couple of classrooms being ou

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Blue Mall opening postponed

Blue Mall opening postponed

CUPECOY, St. Maarten – The Blue Mall has postponed its official opening until an unspecified later date, because the work that needs to be done is still not finished yet. General manager Omar Becerra told this newspaper yesterday that the Blue Ma

Opinion - Posted by on February 15, 2012

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Opinion: The zebra secret

Maybe this is the news MP George Pantophlet has been waiting for all these years: a solution for the midges. We’re not sure if the following would work, but it is at least worth a shot, given the fact that the government is apparently doing nothing

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Mighty Dow and Beenie Man duet spawns video

St. Maarten - Isidore ‘Mighty Dow’ York will soon release a video for his hit collaboration with Jamaican dancehall star Anthony ‘Beenie Man’ Moses Davis, on the song ‘You Make Me So’.  Seventy five percent of the video will be shot on S

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Work permit age-requirement for foreigners does not hold up

Court grants permit to 24-year old South-African St. Maarten – The national ordinance on foreign labor has come under fire after the Court in First Instance overruled Labor Minister De Weever’s refusal to grant a work permit to a South-African