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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 15, 2012

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January and February occupancy figures for St. Maarten return to 2008 levels

Hoteliers expecting good first quarter St. Maarten - Hotel occupancy rates may soon show an upward trend for the first quarter of the year. The official figures are expected next week but Executive Director of the St.Maarten Hospitality and Trade

Opinion - Posted by on April 15, 2012

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Letters: A banging new road

The new Middle Region Road is banging but not quite in the way our youth use that expression! The M.R. Road at this moment is definitely “leading” to the “crazy-house”. How so? Well, that’s where all the people who live alongside it will ev

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Gifted Foundation successfully hosts its first fun day

St. Maarten - Sucker Garden got the first in a series of Gifted fun days recently. Many parents, children and friends turned out to the Melford Hazel Sports Complex for the Easter treat,‘FunDay Monday,’ on April 9 that the Gifted Foundation co-ho

Opinion - Posted by on April 15, 2012

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Opinion: The price of living unhealthy

That living an unhealthy lifestyle is a bad idea sounds a bit like a no-brainer. Yet, all around us we see people doing exactly that. They eat too much, they eat unhealthy, they drink and smoke like there is no tomorrow and they’ve forgotten how to

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Chief Public Prosecutor Mos to Hodge-Sprok: “You are a valuable colleague”

St. Maarten – Chief Public Prosecutor Hans Mos led the office in congratulating Ludwina Hodge-Sprok on 35 years in government service on Thursday. Hodge-Sprok started her career at the Psychiatric Hospital in Curacao on April 1, 1977 and has contin

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Opinion: Challenge (Simpson Bay Resort)

Attorneys have a weapon in their arsenal that they seldom use: the right to challenge a judge. The objective of such a challenge is to force the judge to withdraw from a case and to let it be handled by someone else. When the attorneys for the Wifol

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Mediator’s office participates in internship on Aruba

St. Maarten – Marcellina Loblack of the Department of Labor will be traveling to Aruba on April 15 to participate in an internship at the mediator’s office there. The reason for this internship is to ensure continuity with regard to public servic

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Foundation completes country’s first audio-book

St. Maarten - Beyond Writing Foundation has finalized its very first audio book ‘Overseas Bloodline’. The new audio book, which is read by Sharon Freiburg, is also a first for the country. Freiburg was selected as the voice for the book last Aug

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Opinion: Thrill seekers (Fence Hanging at St. Maarten Airport Runway)

St. Maarten - We have always wondered whether those idiots whose idea of fun is to hang on the fence at the end of the airport runway are plain crazy or simply suicidal. And now some dumbass has injured herself – courtesy of a departing Jet Blue pl

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ISD Distributers N.V. launches new cleaning product line

St. Maarten - ISD Distributers launched “an exceptional line of cleaning products” which is expected to revolutionize the cleaning industry on the islands at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino on Wednesday evening. Even though the turnout t

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Zwanniken sends second letter to social justice group

St. Maarten – The attorney for Maurice Lake – Roeland Zwanniken – has requested by letter dated April 12, that the Soualiga Movement of Social Justice, Reginald Arrindell, Rene “Koto” Wilson and Natasha Manuel “refrain from slandering the

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RBC employee wins car in Landsloterij draw

St. Maarten - On March 1, 2012, Philipsburg resident Swinda Richardson did what she had been doing for the last 15 years. She bought her lucky number 32211 from Landsloterij. The ticket cost 3.50 guilders but Richardson was a bit hopeful that it woul

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Wifol-attorneys challenge Common Court judge (Simpson Bay Resorts)

St. Maarten – Three judges are currently considering a request by Wifol-attorneys mrs. Maarten le Poole and Wim van Sambeek to challenge Judge mr. Jurjen de Haan. Judges Monique Keppels, Koen Luijks and Didier Thierry will pronounce their decision

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Teachers’ union requests six additional points

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) has requested Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell add six points to the agenda of a meeting on Monday requested by the minister. Arrindell wants a discussion o

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Peace Is supports St. Maarten Academy’s efforts

St. Maarten – Peace Is Foundation has partnered with the St. Maarten buy valium mexico Academy for their Choose Peace project, which was launched in March.  Peace Is assisted with the t-shirts and will also advise and support the St. Maarten Acade