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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2012

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Labor department launches theme workshops

St. Maarten – A cross section of people attended an employment workshop hosted by the Section Labor Market within the Department of Labor Affairs on Wednesday afternoon. The event, which was held at the Department of Labor and Social Affairs on the

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USM partners with KGraphix to offer new program

GREAT BAY – The University of St. Martin has partnered with KGraphix on a new accelerated two-level course in graphic design. The program that was designed by KGraphix and facilitated by USM is designed to give participants with basic computer skil

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Internet entrepreneur makes job offer to course participants

GREAT BAY - The students of the website design course being given by the Small Business Development Foundation in collaboration with the Get off the Block, Get on the Bus, Get busy project received a surprise visit from internet entrepreneur Terrance

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Boardwalk-robbers sent to jail for three years

GREAT BAY – The Court in First Instance sentenced Kietdaro Kyron Liburd and Nayshawn Brown to 3 years imprisonment yesterday for an armed robbery on two tourists on the Boardwalk on January 1. The sentence follows the demand the prosecution made at

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Heineken Regatta: Calm before the storm as registrations continue to pour in

St. Maarten – Founder of the Caribbean’s largest sailing event Robbie Ferron expects the quality of racing to supersede the amount of entries for the 32nd annual Heineken Regatta, which officially gets underway today. But before the serious part

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St. Maarten Harbour bond “in line” with procedure and policy

St. Maarten– Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has asserted that the recently concluded bond issue for the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies at the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten “is in line” with the bank’s charter and its invest

Opinion - Posted by on March 1, 2012

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Opinion: Prostitution

It was all about the sex industry in St. Maarten at the courthouse yesterday afternoon. As our front page story shows, the girls who work in this industry have to put up with quite some stuff that would send any union-leader worth his salt straight t

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Opinion: Opposing brother

Miguel Arrindell used the term opposing brother in a letter to the editor as a reference to this newspaper yesterday. That has a nice ring to it; it almost felt like a sign that Arrindell understands that in a constitutional democracy there is space

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Booth holders must pay by March 31

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is reminding all booth holders that complete payment for their booths must be made by or before March 31. Booth holders also have until March 31 to submit all photos for the persons w

Editorial - Posted by on March 1, 2012

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Editorial: No need for rhetoric

In a matter of just days a new row has erupted between the government of St. Maarten and the government of Curacao over their joint central bank and the way it does business. Accusations of impropriety and who will be held responsible for damages now

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Library hosts book sale Saturday

GREAT BAY – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library hosts a book sale Saturday that will include a huge selection of children books that can be used by teachers and parents. People will be able to buy 20 books for $5, single hard cover books for $1 and mag

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Hairdresser faces 8 years for hammer-attack on adversary

Prosecutor: “This is attempted murder” St. Maarten – Ray Stallin P.C., a 30-year-old hairdresser and artist may expect to spend his foreseeable future behind bars in the Pointe Blanche prison. Prosecutor mr. Dounia Benammar demanded 8 years

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“It is still the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten.” Still no contact on appointment of seventh board member

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says he has not officially been contacted by the President of the Common Court of Justice Liesbeth Hoefdraad about the temporary appointment of a seventh member of the Supervisory Board of Curacao and St.

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Heyliger signs building permit for SOL fuel storage tank

PJIA welcomes report as “excellent news” St. Maarten – The management of the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company has welcomed news that Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Theodore Heyl

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Laveist bribery-trial back in court today

St. Maarten – National Alliance parliamentarian Louie Laveist will stand trial again this morning after the Supreme Court sent his bribery-case back to the Common Court of Justice in October of last year. This decision was based on a technicality:

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Arrindell visits Martin Luther King Jr. School

GREAT BAY – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell visited the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School in Dutch Quarter Wednesday for their Black History month celebration. “I was excited to be invited to spend some time with the school as th

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Deadline on assessments and voluntary disclosures extended

GREAT BAY – The St Maarten Tax Department and the Receiver’s Office announced on Wednesday that they will grant a one month extension to people who file an objection letter to recent assessments that were levied as part of a project to update th