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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Brothers remain detained for abusing younger sisters

St. Maarten – Two young men remain detained for abusing their two younger sisters. The Judge of Instruction released their mother, who was also arrested in connection with the abuse charges, under protest from the Public Prosecutor’s Office. P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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St. Maarten’s Airport management to investigate latest SOL fuel stock-out

Labega reiterates need for performance standards St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport operating company (PJIAE) is to investigate the latest fuel stock-out that affected several airlines Saturday. According to Larry Donker, PJI

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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French St. Martin Carnival Queen combines talent and confidence

St. Martin - An unforgettable talent piece and a confident prepared speech on women in politics secured 784 points for Christiana Denis who became St. Martin’s Senior Carnival Queen. The pageant was held on Friday night after a five year hiatus at

Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Opinion: Good governance

The Corporate Governance Council is a thorn in the side of Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger. For all DP-parliamentarian Leroy de Weever is concerned, the council could evaporate tomorrow and he would not lose a night sleep over it. Politicians so

Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Letter: Genesis Chapter 1

Dear Editor, Nation building is a process and method that the builders have to use correctly for a country to be successful. The question is how a country should be built? The answer is the people. Question number two is what must the people ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Jingle sought for education campaign

St. Maarten – The Vocational Education Campaign launches a jingle competition today as part of its ongoing information campaign which is themed “Always Progressing”. The contest is open to everyone and is aimed at highlighting the campaign’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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USM seeks to formalize cooperation with Uwi Open Campus and ACC

St. Maarten - “There is obviously a serious intention on the part of both the University of the West Indies (Uwi) Open Campus and the Anguilla Community College (ACC) to cooperate with the University of St. Martin (USM). USM shares those intentions

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Sports: Arey: Basketball helps you to get a good education

St. Maarten - What a group of young basketball players learnt after spending eight hours with Donnie Arey and Will Graham last Saturday can last them a life time, because not every day windows of opportunity like that is possible. Arey, a coach from

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Sports: Steelers records highest win margin to date

St. Maarten - In the 2012 Softball season which is in its third week, the ladies in the Steelers team have displayed that they can be as determined as their male counterparts when they defeated the Survivors by 34 to 0, when the competition resumed l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Sports: Clair’s goal spree highlights opening of soccer tournament

St. Maarten - With a total of 41 teams registered, the Johan Cruijff Court, in Belvedere buzzed with activity on the opening day of the annual interscholastic soccer tournament last Saturday which was organized by the St Maarten Soccer Educational Fo

Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Opinion: The never-ending story (Timeshare)

Maybe it’s just us, but we get the strong impression that there is something seriously amiss in the state of timeshare-land. One attorney told us recently that we ought to stop writing “one-sided stories about the timeshare industry.” We though

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Environmentalists benefit from sale of bracelets

St. Maarten - In their effort to give something back to the community, International Liquors and Tobacco made a monetary contribution to Nature Foundation and La Reserve de Saint Martin, over the weekend. The funds were raised through the sale of a v

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Nation prays for Prince Friso

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams says that the nation is praying for the wellbeing and recovery of Prince Friso. The 43-year-old prince, who is the second son of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, was temporarily buried in an avalanche in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Sports: La Savanna and Spartans secure spots in finals

St. Maarten - The La Savanna cricket team and the B&C Beverage Spartans have both advanced to the finals in their respective divisions after winning their semi final matches by huge margins when action in the RBTT Cup resumed over the weekend.

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Editorial: Higher powers

If it is true what attorneys for the Workers Institute For Organized Labor stated in court on Friday that the Simpson Bay Resort is employing illegals via manpower agencies to replace the fired Wifol-members and that the labor inspection and immigrat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Parliament discusses civil claims and bankruptcy today

St. Maarten – Parliament has six hearings and meetings planned for this week including Civil Claims and Bankruptcy today. Representative of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Bar Association will be present for the parliamentary hearing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Wescot-Williams welcomes assistance agreement between Caricom and Haiti

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Haiti. The agreement stipulates areas in which Caricom can assist Haiti. “I welcome the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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St. Maarten Realtors deeply examine sale and lease agreements

St. Maarten – Sale and lease agreements were the hottest topic at the recent first annual meeting of the Real Estate Association St. Maarten (Ram). The 40 realtors who attended the session at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort peppered Peter van Do

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Wifol takes another shot at Simpson Bay Resort

Union demands adherence to collective labor agreement St. Maarten – This Thursday Judge Mr. René van Veen will rule on a lawsuit against the Simpson Bay Resort Management company and the Royal Resorts Management Company. At stake is a demand by