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Opinion - Posted by on February 27, 2012

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Opinion: Community hotline

What a wonderful country we live in. On the day our relentless patriot Miguel Arrindell sent us a letter warning that the island will be overrun soon by Dominicans (though we suspect he may have meant Dominicanos), Jamaicans, Haitians and Guyanese re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2012

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St. Maarten gets Interpol office

Seminar about counterfeit medical products begins tomorrow St. Maarten –Interpol will establish an office in St. Maarten in the near future. The costs of this office are for the account of Interpol, police inspector Ricardo Henson announced yest

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2012

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Efficiency and renewables key in draft energy policy

Minister Heyliger: “Twenty percent renewable resources by 2015” St. Maarten – The draft energy policy for country St. Maarten moves away from using diesel #2 and heavy fuel oil for power production, Minister Theo Heyliger (Public Housing, Ur

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Parking woes in Mullet Bay

MULLET BAY – The demolition of the structures at the former Mullet Bay resort have left beachgoers in a bind, because for unknown reasons access to the property has now been barricaded with heavy pieces of concrete. Beachgoers had an easy time befo

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Huge turnout for bikeathon

St. Maarten - In their renewed effort to stem the flow of violence among the youths on the island, the bikeathon organized by  the  Drug Abuse Resistance Education, D.A.R.E,  attracted scores of participants, some as young as five years old. Th

Opinion - Posted by on February 27, 2012

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Opinion: Energy policy

Did we see white smoke coming out of the government building? Is there really an energy policy, albeit a draft, that focuses on efficiency and on renewable energy resources? Wow, we did not see that one coming. We’re of course happy with the idea b

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Personnel costs ministers go up by almost 6 percent

Draft budget 2012 St. Maarten – Ministers will earn more this year if the parliament approves the 2012 draft budget. The seven members of the Wescot-Williams cabinet will cost the state together 125,578 guilders ($69,765) more than in 2011. The

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Prime Minister congratulates local Dominicano community

Dominican Republic celebrates Independence Day St. Maarten (DCOMM/Today staff) – Dominicanos around the world will be celebrating the 168th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s independence today. “On behalf of the people and the gover

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TelEm focuses on customer service

Telecom provider chooses red as new company color St. Maarten – TelEm Group management and personnel held a staff retreat at the Divi Little Bay Resort on Friday and came out armed with a new mission to make customer satisfaction their prime foc

Editorial - Posted by on February 27, 2012

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Editorial: Too much to ask

The draft budget for this year reveals an average increase in the personnel costs for our ministers of nearly 6 percent. For five ministers these costs are even going up by 7.2 percent. Unlike the risings costs for staff bureaus (where increases coul

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More than twenty removed from 2012 subsidy list

St. Maarten – A total of 22 organizations stand to lose their government subsidy this year, the subsidy list of the draft 2012 budget shows. Removing the subsidies saves the government 15.9 million guilders (about $8.8 million). The Foundation T

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Concerned parent alleges improper conduct by teachers

St. Maarten – A concerned parent who claims that the St. Maarten Academy PSVE has suspended two teachers for improper conduct with students while leaving a third teacher allegedly involved in the same activities in his position, now claims that the

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Heyliger calls on residents to get involved with community councils

St. Maarten – The Middle Region and Defiance Community Council have approved its 2012 calendar of activities and plans on carrying out its program in its entirety. But that is only possible with the cooperation of the districts’ residents. Vic

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2012

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Fashion Night Out shows creations by local designers

GREAT BAY- The atmosphere on the roof of the Privé Lounge, in Simpson Bay took on a subtle tone last Saturday night when a group of aspiring models showcased the line of clothing of Maza Rombley, Marlyn Boasman and Alida Brown. The staging of The

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 27, 2012

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Motiance’s musical theater blows crowd away

GREAT BAY-The energy, talent and passion of musical theater students of Motiance Dance School was on show over the weekend at the school’s production, Blown Away.  Blown Away represented the grand finale for Joost and DJ, two male choreographers/d