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

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Advice to timeshare owners: don’t sell American newsletter: Wifol is acting poorly

St. Maarten – The Wifol union is “acting poorly” in the dispute with the Simpson Bay Resort, Jeff Berger writes in his weekly electronic newsletter St. Maarten Weekly News. In a reaction to the latest developments, Berger notes: “The Labor

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Attorney: dismissal during pregnancy always unlawful

St. Maarten – Civil law attorney mr. Wim van Sambeek says that he is “shocked” by the lack of legal know how at the Windward Islands Teachers Union Witu. The reaction follows after today published a story on Saturday about a teacher who was fir

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

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Lionfish hunt yield results

Lionfish hunt yield results

St. Maarten - Already twenty seven invasive and poisonous lionfish have been collected by local dive companies Ocean Explorers, Scuba Fun, Dive Safaris, Aqua Mania, Blue Bubbles and Caribbean Dive College for the 2012 Lionfish Hunt which started

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Museum Day on Friday

St. Maarten – The Museum on Front Street received a water color depicting museum artifacts from Dutch artist and illustrator Ria Commandeur. Museum director Elsje Bosch (r) and friend of the artist pose with the art work in the museum. Commandeur d

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 15, 2012

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Tallahassee Foundation visits Collectivité de St. Martin

TALLAHASSEE - Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation director Arthur Lugisse assisted eight delegates of the city of Tallahassee during a recent rest and relaxation visit to the island. One of the visits Lugisse coordinated was a meeting with Collectivi

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MP Hyacinth Richardson’s mother laid to rest

St. Maarten – Jane Eliza Richardson-Proctor, mother of National Alliance MP Hyacinth Richardson was laid to rest yesterday. “Momma” passed away on May 7 at the age of 91. Saturday evening there was a wake at the deceased’s residence on Mes

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 15, 2012

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Collectivité de St. Martin issues ban on swimming at Le Galion

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Collectivité issued a ban on swimming at Le Galion for 48 hours yesterday. Due to the heavy rainfall the salt ponds at Orient have overflown and streamed into the sea at Le Galion. This causes potential pollution at Le Ga

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Tenth book fair opens with economist Norman Girvan

Tenth book fair opens with economist Norman Girvan

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT - The tenth annual St. Martin Book Fair, will take place from May 31 to June 2. Coordinator Shujah Reiph said that fourteen guest authors and artists, from Asia to the Americas, will be on hand to celebrate the opening at the Belair

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St. Maarten Tourist Bureau teams up with travel writer Greenberg

St. Maarten Tourist Bureau teams up with travel writer Greenberg

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau teamed up with travel industry veteran Peter Greenberg for the launch of his new Michelin Guidebook series titled Like a Local (www.likealocalbooks.com) at the New York launch event held at the Varick Room

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Antilliaans Dagblad: Wilsoe will order Piar to stop Bientu-probe

WILLEMSTAD - Curacao’s Justice Minister Elmer Wilsoe will order attorney general dick Piar to stop the Bientu-investigation, the Antilliaans Dagblad reported yesterday. Wilsoe says that the criminal investigation and the prosecution of lottery boss

Opinion - Posted by on May 15, 2012

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Opinion: Dangerous territory

The Bientu-investigation in Curacao has reached new and dangerous territory with Justice Minister Wilsoe’s announcement that he will order Attorney General Dick Piar to put a stop to it. Wilsoe shows with this move that he is not impressed by th

Opinion - Posted by on May 15, 2012

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Opinion: Whistleblowers

We all know why many wrongs in organizations are never made right: talking about these situations usually ends badly for the whistleblower. The name of Bas Roorda comes to mind, and we all know how that story ended. In the Netherlands, Socialist P

Opinion - Posted by on May 15, 2012

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Opinion: Dismissal

Something good will come off the story about the teacher who lost her job for getting pregnant out of wedlock. For one, the case makes clear – to those who were unaware of it – what the rights of employees are. Faith based schools are perfectl

Opinion - Posted by on May 15, 2012

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Opinion: Two events

There are two events on the horizon that deserve everybody’s attention. The nearest one is the National Museum Day. It will offer citizens, school children and visitors alike an opportunity to visit our quaint museum on Front Street for free this F