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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 2, 2012

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Store owner fights back: robbers flee empty-handed

GREAT BAY – The owner of Victoria’s Mini Grocery got the upper hand against three young men who entered his store with the intention to rob him on Wednesday morning around eleven thirty. The youngsters entered the store dressed in dark clothing a

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Hollywood casino robbed

PELICAN KEY – Wednesday afternoon around four o’clock the Hollywood casino in Pelican Key was robbed by an unknown man. The casino-manager, identified by the police as A.A., said that a man dressed in dark clothing had walked into the casino with

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Labor Day address Witu-president Elshot: “Workers are still facing challenges today”

St. Maarten – “It is important for the workers of Country St. Maarten to understand and to commemorate the achievement of Labor Day. We recognize Labor Day’s historic impact on things our forefathers fought for and obtained,” Claire Elshot sa

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Rotary Mid Isle gets three awards

St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten-Mid Isle received three awards at the recently held District 7020 Conference in Haiti. The Club received the Platinum Distinguished Governor’s Award for their outstanding dedicated service during the Ro

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Wifol prepared to negotiate with Simpson Bay resort

St. Maarten – “The rights of the workers have been trampled by the Simpson Bay resort,” Wifol-President Theophilus Thompson said yesterday at the union’s weekly press briefing. There is still no ruling on the resort’s request to freeze the

Opinion - Posted by on May 2, 2012

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Opinion: Man of action

The grocery store owner who fought of three street punks who intended to rob him has set an example for all his colleagues, but it is one that needs to be handled with care. From what we learned through a police report the would-be robbers were un

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Priest outraged about sewage flowing into his yard

ST. PETERS – Theophilus Priest is outraged about the actions of the owner of two apartment buildings located just behind his home on Marigot Hill Road. “Every week he pumps raw sewage from his apartments into my yard,” Priest fumed yesterday af

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Wifol-President criticizes child labor in supermarkets

St. Maarten – Achieving the 8-hour work day is one of the biggest achievements of organized labor unions, Wifol-President Theophilus Thompson said in his Labor Day address yesterday. “In the past employees worked endless hours without limitation.

Opinion - Posted by on May 2, 2012

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Opinion: Labor Day

Wifol-president Theophilus Thompson’s remark about the 8-hour working day hit the nail on the head for many workers. That was an achievement, though Thompson kept saying in his address at the union’s weekly press briefing that this had been achie

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Opinion: Opinion of an opinion pollster

We know Maurice de Hond as the Dutch national opinion pollster. He’s been doing this stuff like forever: since 1977 to be exact. He will turn 65 in October of this year, but there are no indications that he is about to slow down. On Wednesday he ju

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Oyster Pond Road intersection gets facelift

OYSTER POND, St. Maarten- A recently designed border monument was unveiled on Wednesday by the management, staff and several guests of Oyster Bay Beach Resort, along with the home owners of the Oyster Pond Estates. The monument, which took about thre

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Phillips-fans protest, but: Glenicia Mitchell is Senior Carnival Queen

St. Maarten - The second time around proved to be the charm for Glenicia Mitchell, last year’s third runner up and this year’s Senior Carnival Queen. She was crowned early Thursday morning in front of a somewhat dis-satisfied crowd who threw a fe

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Spies snubs anti-poverty platform: Equal rights a matter for local government

GREAT BAY – The petition social organizations united in an informal anti-poverty platform submitted to the Kingdom Council of Ministers in January has fallen on deaf ears with Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies. Not the Kingdom, but the gove

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WTN-TV celebrates second anniversary

GREAT BAY - The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. (TLH-SXMF) Director Arthur Lugisse, and its industry partner celebrated on April 3 WTN-TV’s second anniversary combined with the CEO of The Obersi Group of Companies Alvin Obersi's birthday ce

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