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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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“I have a completely clean record” Corallo denies allegations from Milanese prosecutors

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Atlantis-Betplus owner Francesco Corallo denies all allegations that were brought against him. His Chief Financial Officer Rudolf Baetsen issued a press release yesterday wherein Corallo reacts to the Reuters report

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Police relocate inmates to restore order at prison

Police relocate inmates to restore order at prison

St. Maarten – The prison’s management and the police issued seperate statements Sunday announcing that several inmates were removed from the Pointe Blanche prison in an effort to restore order. The group includes members of the Inmates Associat

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Holiday stresses protecting and enjoying environment on Ocean Day

Holiday stresses protecting and enjoying environment on Ocean Day

Ursula Oppikoffer (second left), who runs an animal shelter in St. Martin and organizes the I love my Island Ram and I love my Island Dog competition, is presented with an award by President of the St. Maarten Pride Foundation Jadira Veen (left)

Editorial - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Editorial: The quest for dividends

National Alliance Member of Parliament George Pantophlet has raised the matter of government owned companies paying dividends to its shareholders with the new finance minister Roland Tuitt. This is no surprise considering that the MP has consistently

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Non-Governmental Organizations urged to join Healthy Caribbean Coalition

St. Maarten – Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Head Dr. Virginia Asin-Oostburg, recently attended the Healthy Caribbean 2012 “Rallying for action on NCD” conference and workshop, where a gateway to the region is now offered to local non-gov

Opinion - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Opinion: Corallo

The press release issued this weekend by the attorney for Atlantis-Betplus owner Francesco Corallo sheds a new light on the investigation in Milan that resulted in house arrest for a former banker and one other man and for labeling Corallo as a fugit

Opinion - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Letter: “Thanks for the cleanup Mullet Bay, but why be anti-social?”

Dear Editor, Private property is private property; I understand and respect that. But now after finally tearing down their buildings, which were left to lie in ruin for more than 15 years for various reasons, the owner(s) and management of the Mu

Opinion - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Opinion: Softies

Michiel Hennink, a student of political science at the University of Reading in Great Britain, gave the Dutch government a piece of his mind in an opinion piece that appeared in De Volkskrant on Saturday – and he had a valid point. The government a

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Letter: RRR: A communist agenda

Dear Editor, I must now admit I have made a major mistake in voting for RRR on St. Martin. Trust, to me, is an essential value in a relationship. When I voted for the RRR party especially for Mr. President Alain Richardson, as a man of God, I exp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Winair and airport treat students to special tour

Winair and airport treat students to special tour

Students, chaperones and PJIAE Marketing and Communications officials pose with WINAIR pilot and management. (PJIAE photo)St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company N.V. (PJIAE) brought smiles to faces of the gr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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St. Maarten Government begins testing drinking water

St. Maarten – The cabinet of the Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor announced on Sunday that ministry’s inspectorate is now ready to begin testing the quality of drinking water. The statement confirms the minister’s announceme

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Pantophlet renews dividend quest

St. Maarten – National Alliance Member of Parliament George Pantophlet has praised the National Alliance/Democratic Party/I-3 government for “hitting the ground running”. He’s credited the government with the recent 24 (guilder) cents reducti

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Healthy cooking workshop begins tonight

St. Maarten - The department of community development and the health department of the Foundation of Seventh Day Adventist Churches begin a series of healthy cooking demonstrations tonight. The classes, which will be facilitated by Sabine Lake-Flande

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 4, 2012

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Philologist Sara Florian about E-books: “A natural progression in the evolutionary path of literature”

Philologist Sara Florian about E-books: “A natural progression in the evolutionary path of literature”

Dr. Florian pictured in the garden of the University of St. Martin on Saturday with her husband Eugene Ooi.St. Maarten – Dr. Sara Florian’s E-book workshop at the book fair drew a limited audience that was treated to an enticing review of technol

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Five ordinances added to parliament’s website

St. Maarten – Five new draft ordinances have been added to the parliamentary website -www.sxmparliament.org - for citizens to review. The laws are in Dutch. The new laws that have been added are the Criminal Code, the draft amendment that will allo

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Jacobs commits to identifying talented students

Jacobs commits to identifying talented students

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs speaks at last Thursday’s Musical Showcase organized by music teachers Rosemary Marsham-Hodge, Bobby Vlaun and Marva Richardson. (DCOMM Photo)St. Maarten – Minister of Education

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Teachers welcome Jacobs’ summit idea

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs says her idea for a teacher’s summit has been welcomed by educators at the schools she’s already been at as part of the school tour she began on May 31. So far the m