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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Years of inactivity end for Monument Council

Advice will go soon to Minister Arrindell St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell will soon have an advice on her desk about the Monument Council. Department head Neville York told this newspaper yesterday t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Rethink small claims court, Bar Association advises

St. Maarten – Parliament ought to take another look at amendments to the civil code aimed at establishing a small claims court, Bar Association dean mr. Remco Stomp told members of the Central Committee of parliament yesterday afternoon. mr. Stomp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Editorial: Small claims court

Changes to the civil code could lead to the establishment of a small claims court - a place where consumers are able to settle disputes that do not exceed 10,000 guilders or about $5,500. Businesses also have access to this court, be it for a slightl

Opinion - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Opinion: Monitoring education

Information is an often misunderstood commodity and not everybody fully grasps the importance of the sender-receiver concept. Senders send information and often mistakenly think that receivers will get the message. Wrong. In many cases the projected

Opinion - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Opinion: Baker Jr. strikes again

Calypsonian Baker Jr. is at it again. This time he targets the upcoming French-side elections in his song Never Again. These are the lyrics: NEVER AGAIN Verse 1 Election two thousand twelve, is blooming in French St.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Twenty-two start nursing course

St. Maarten – Twenty-two people, who are mainly, between 16 and 24 began a three year course that will lead to them becoming licensed practical nurses on February 15. The LPN program is a new course of Advanced Secondary, Professional & Technical E

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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St. Maarten’s Prime minister stresses country’s commitment to social justice

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has stressed the country’s commitment to social justice in a statement that coincided with World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is an undeniable principle for peaceful and prosperous coexi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Chamber delegation explores cooperation possibilities

St. Maarten - The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. (TLH-SXMF) Director Arthur Lugisse, along with the President of the TLH-SXMF Ben Harris, welcomed St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry Executive Director Claret Connor and Board member T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Prosecutor’s Office confirms cause of death Oliver Petit

St. Maarten - The investigation into the death of 58-year-old Olivier Petit has established that the 58-year old took his own life on December 6 of last year. On the morning of that day Petit’s lifeless body was discovered in the front yard of a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Epic adds three to board of directors

St. Maarten – Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) added Tajiana Ancora-Brown, Oldine Bryson-Pantophlet, and Alexandra Halley to its board of directors. They join Adam Brown and President Natalia Collier. Ancora-Brown has an excellen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Heirs demand demolition illegal structures

St. Maarten – The heirs of the late Joseph Patterson demand that illegally constructed buildings on a property on the family’s property in the vicinity of the Ginger Road and the Welgelegen Road in Cay Hill are immediately demolished. In an ad

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Epic resumes free educational presentations

St. Maarten - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean’s (Epic) annual environmental education program for the second half of this school year will commence on February 27, 2012 and continue through March 27, 2012. The program offers free educa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Lasana Sekou recites at Casa de las Americas

St. Maarten - Cuban book publisher Arte y Literatura launched Musa desnuda by Lasana M. Sekou at the 21st annual International Book Fair of Havana (February 9-19, 2012). The book fair invited Sekou to the presentation of the new poetry anthology and

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Carnival Queen pleads for more job opportunities

St. Martin - Newly crowned St. Martin Carnival Queen Christiana Denis delivered a moving performance on Friday night when she sang a calypso called ‘Stand Up for Ourselves.’ The seventeen year old said that she was inspired to sing the piece that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Education ministry trains seven exam screeners

St. Maarten – Seven people have been certified as Advanced Secondary Professional and Technical Education (SBO) test screeners after participating in five day training given by Cito International that ended on February 17.Cito International is the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2012

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Priest pleads for community involvement Priest pleads for community involvement

St. Maarten – The Middle Region and Defiance Community Council in its meeting of February 9, 2012 approved their calendar of activities for the year 2012. The council’s president Lenny Priest says it is their intention to carry out this program i