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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Gasoline prices up again today

St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Franklin Meyers announced his second hike in the price of a petroleum product in six days on Thursday. The hike is in the price of gasoline and takes effect on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Employability through training officially starts

St. Maarten – The first batch of participants of the SEI Project “Employability through training” started their training at the Belvedere Community Center on Monday. This training will handle social skills and the participants will get to inter

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Defendants deny involvement in stunning series of burglaries

Caribbean Gems lost $340,000 worth of jewelry St. Maarten – “These false accusations have brought shame on my father. I had nothing to do with this,” Bryan Giovanni H. told the Court in First Instance yesterday. But prosecutor Mr. Marleen Ov

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Meyers officially opens 43rd St. Maarten Carnival

St. Maarten - Carnival 2012 was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs and Transportation Franklin Meyers at the Festival Village on Thursday evening. In his brief statement he called on the people that gathered at the Festiva

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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TelEm Group and Heavenly Water provide water stops for carnival routes

St. Maarten – TelEm Group will be distributing free bottles of water to carnival revelers again during this year’s carnival celebrations. The main days for distribution will be the Children’s Parade on April 22 and the Grand Parade on April 30t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Arnell endorses Hollande in French presidential election

MARIGOT, St. Martin – There is division in the ruling Triple R party over which candidate to endorse in Saturday’s election of the President of France. No official party line will be announced because of the different opinions but second Vice-Pre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Opinion: Probabilities

The I-Tjing, or the Book of Changes, is a classic Chinese text. Its philosophy is about balancing contrasts and about accepting the inevitable. The Chinese knew one thing for sure thousands of years ago: there are no coincidences; everything happens

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Police accused of corruption in handling complaints

St. Maarten – Rosendo Agatha says he’s not happy that police have thus far refused to take complaints that he wishes to file against an officer and his own son. This is not the first time he’s had trouble. He also tried filing a complaint in 20

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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TelEm Group launches top-up service with Windward Islands Bank

St. Maarten – TelEm Group’s mobile provider TelCell is now offering top-up services via Windward Island Bank’s Easy Charge Service. The new service was announced this week and now TelCell mobile customers only have to register once with WIB to

Opinion - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Opinion: Emancipation Day

“Emancipation Day therefore is a celebration of the victory of the human spirit over the inhumanities and injustices of slavery. What we are celebrating is freedom and as such this is not just a day for St. Maarteners alone, but for everyone who re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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TelEm Group donates DSL modem and 3G dongle to SCDF

St. Maarten – Internet provider, TelEm Group is continuing its support for Carnival  with complimentary donations of high-speed DSL internet and mobile data service to the Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF). The donations are part of the compa

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Arrindell urges businesses to support athletics meet

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT- Minister of Culture, Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell issued a stirring call recently for the private sector to throw its support behind the international athletics meet being hosted by the Speedy Plus  Clu

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Minister of Public Health urges the use of ear plugs during carnival

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Health. Social Development & Labor is taking the hearing of the youth here on our island very serious, by means of an audio meter that was donated to the section Youth Health Care this year by Minister of H

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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Editorial: A fuel free carnival

We’ve made the off-hand suggestion before that people should break out their bicycles in the face of rising fuel prices. Considering that the price of gasoline is going up again today for the second time in six days, we think it’s a good idea to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2012

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De Weever opens workshop on HIV/Aids workplace policy

St. Maarten - The two-day skills building workshop on the development of a National Workplace Policy on HIV and Aids at Carl’s & Sons Conference Center was officially opened by Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius

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Opinion: Blood test

Presented as house rules inmates at the Pointe Blanche prison are now apparently subjected to an obligatory blood test. We heard about this in court from one defendant, and the story was confirmed by attorneys. A prosecutor volunteered that these tes

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L.B. Scott Road partially closes next week

St. Maarten – One lane of the L.B. Scott Road will be closed to motorized traffic as of Monday, 23 April, 2012 until Thursday, 27 April. Contractor Windward Roads will be resurfacing the road during that timeframe. Traffic signs will be set up s