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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Power boat goes up in flames at sea

Power boat goes up in flames at sea

Precariously perched at the top of an inflatable dinghy, members of the Coast Guard direct jets of water into the burning boat. Milton Pieters Photo. St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - The main objective of the Coast Guard was to extinguish th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Prices have increased compared to December 2011

St. Maarten - The consumer price index increased by 2.6 percent in February when compared to that of December 2011. The price index recorded in February is 120.5. When comparing average consumer prices over a twelve month period (Feb. 2011 to Feb. 20

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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USM and UNA explore collaboration

USM and UNA explore collaboration

President of the University of St. Martin Annelies van den Assem (3rd from r), Acting Dean of Academics Glen Yeung (r) and Head of the Business Division Erwin Wolthuis (2nd from r) met with a delegation from the University of the Netherlands Anti

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Alberts first president of Dutch Caribbean Library Association

Alberts first president of Dutch Caribbean Library Association

Director of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library and the first president of the newly formed Dutch Caribbean Library Association Monique Alberts (right) stands with the rest of the board shortly after they were elected. St. Maarten – Director of th

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Rate of inflation hits all time high

St. Maarten – Data released by the Department of Statistics on Tuesday shows that the 12-month average of consumer prices was 5.2 percent higher in February 2012 than in February 2011. This represents an increase in the inflation rate of 100 percen

Opinion - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: The patriotic response

Dear Mr. Editor, A gentleman mentions my name in an article in your paper. The article is name “The politics of fear and division.” This person was in the National Alliance. Where was he when his leader William Marlin went to Holland to look f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Casino staffer collapses mid-afternoon

Casino staffer collapses mid-afternoon

St. Maarten - A waitress at Beach Plaza Casino collapsed on Tuesday just after three in the afternoon but the quick action of ‘casino regulars’ may have saved the life of the woman who’s in her mid-thirties. The woman was identified as Anna R

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Insel Air joins IATA

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Antony Tyler officially welcomed Insel Air as an active member of the organization last week. A requirement to become an active

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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DP and Illidge request meeting with Tromp

St. Maarten – The two member Democratic Party faction and Independent Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge sent a joint request on Monday for a closed door meeting of parliament’s Central Committee that will focus on four issues related to the Ce

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Former judge nominated for seventh board seat

WILLEMSTAD – The Government of Curacao is reportedly expected to approve the appointment of former judge and solicitor general for both Curaçao and Aruba Robert Pietersz to temporarily be the seventh member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of

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 St. Maarten Cable TV opens Mailbox location

St. Maarten Cable TV opens Mailbox location

St. Maarten Cable TV’s new Simpson Bay Mailbox locationGREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable TV’s new Simpson Bay Mailbox location is now open for business to better accommodate subscribers who are switching to the new digital service. There have been

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Foundation notes high prevalence of unprotected sex on record test day

GREAT BAY —The St. Maarten Aids Foundation is concerned about the high prevalence of persons engaging in unprotected and highly risky sexual activities. Over 50 percent of the persons tested at Saturday’s Lions Club Health and Wellness Fair were

Editorial - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Editorial: Simple only for some

Is there a future for the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten? That is a question that has a simple answer for some and a far more complicated answer for others. Very simply it is a means of getting rid of another vestige of the now defunct Nethe

Opinion - Posted by on March 28, 2012

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Opinion: The merits of legalizing prostitution

Prostitution is a subject that invokes a lot of emotion, mostly because many people take a moral stance on the world’s oldest profession. On Tuesday we delved into how the population feels about the matter, especially considering the horrors that y