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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Fuel prices go up again

St. Maarten – Gasoline and diesel prices will go up for the second time in just under two weeks on Thursday. This is the second time this month that the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications has approved hike and cit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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New women’s shelter in the works at Marigot Hill Road

Foundation organizes raffle in March to fund project St. Maarten – The SXM women’s shelter project intends to raise $90,000 in March through a raffle to fund the first phase of a state of the art community service women’s shelter project at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Richardson: We are looking forward to carnival 2013

St. Maarten - The portrayal of several cultures by revelers highlighted the penultimate event on the schedule for Saint Martin Carnival 2012 and already the Fcdsm president is looking forward to the next one. Thousands of spectators lined the route t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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New penal code tough on driving under the influence

Maximum penalty from 2 to 9 years St. Maarten – Under the new penal code St. Maarten will for the first time in its history become tough on driving under the influence of alcohol. Under current legislation the maximum punishment is 2 years, but

Opinion - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Letter: Unpaid advice to so called animal lovers

Dear Editor, So called animal lovers only love certain animals. They love the dog, the cat, the canary and the dolphin. Most professional animal lovers are women. They love dogs because a dog is faithful and will never betray them. They love the

Opinion - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Letter: Appalled

Dear Editor,   I was appalled this morning when a security guard from Mullet Bay Golf Course strongly informed me that pedestrians could no longer walk the fringes of the golf course going from Cupecoy to Maho or vice versa. “You can

Opinion - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Opinion: Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor are always welcome at our newspaper. So far we have set only one condition and that is that writers sign their letters with their true name. After all, we live in a constitutional democracy where citizens have the constitutional

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Opinion: Dangerous jobs

St. Maarten is still the Friendly Island in spite of the seemingly high murder rate of 31.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011. However, for journalists the country is a safe place to work: nobody got murdered in this profession last year, or in the man

Opinion - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Letter: Self preservation is what St. Maarten/St. Martin needs

Dear Editor, It’s human nature to want and feel appreciated in our standing in life. What is self-preservation? Self-preservation is the sibling of self-care. In the same way that we need to care for ourselves we need self-protection, too

Editorial - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Editorial: Justice

Of all the stimulants available to consumers, alcohol is probably still the most accepted one. Smoking kills (but selling cigarettes remains legal), marijuana, cocaine and other mind-blowing products are addictive, but alcohol? Nah, don’t touch our

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Phillips gets training in Bermuda

St. Maarten - The Secretary General of the Bureau Ombudsman St. Maarten Patricia Phillips has returned from Bermuda after a one week exchange visit and training at the Bureau Ombudsman. Bermuda’s Ombudsman Arlene Brock is one of the Ombudsmen in th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Library highlights Anansi stories Friday

St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library hosts a presentation this Friday between 5:30 p.m. and 7.00 pm that focuses on Anansi folktales. The two presenters are Anansi expert drs Mirto Laclé and popular storyteller Hillie Arduin. Laclé, wh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Arrindell receives Ombudsman handbook from Arduin

St. Maarten – Ombudsman Nilda Arduin presented President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell with the bureau’s handbook 2011-2012on Tuesday morning. The handbook, which will be updated on an annual basis, comprises of established guidelines for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Eight start cake baking and decorating course

St. Maarten - Eight people have registered for a cake baking and decoration course offered by the Small Business Development Foundation (SBDF) as part of its youth entrepreneurship training, which is done in collaboration with the Get off the block,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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SOL waiting for approval to build storage tanks

St. Maarten - SOL Antilles NV is waiting for the approval of the local regulatory authorities to begin the construction of a 25,000 barrel storage tank at its Cole Bay terminal, said SOL General Manager David Antrobus. With the new tank built it will

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Penny’s joins Fun Miles

St. Maarten - Fun Miles N.V has added a third company to its list of growing partners since the year began. Penny’s Department Store in Philipsburg made the partnership official on Tuesday after months of deliberating on what would be the best way

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Students question ministers

St. Maarten – In preparation of the Cycle II final examination, grade six (year 4) of the Marie Genevieve de Weever Primary School visited the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. The school is currently covering the topic 'Government of St. Maarten' a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Central Committee starts discussing national budget today

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell says the Central Committee will start to discuss the 2012 National Budget on Wednesday. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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BTP Curacao advises 22 cent average electricity base rate

St. Maarten – The Bureau Telecommunications & Post (BTP) of Curacao has advised a base rate of 0.22 guilders with respect to GEBE, the electricity generation company. An analysis has been made regarding the cost price outcome for 2012, which is an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2012

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Education minister stresses language proficiency

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport DR Rhoda Arrindell recently stressed her desire for all students to be proficient in up to four languages by the time the graduate from secondary school. In a speech at the opening of La