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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Shigemoto broke all the rules in the book with Taxand deal

Shigemoto broke all the rules in the book with Taxand deal

Finance Minister Roland Tuitt and MP Patrick Illidge speak ahead of the start of Monday’s Central Committee meeting. (Leo Brown photo)Minister Tuitt: no tender, no signed contract St. Maarten – Former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto broke

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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De Weever tours SLS’ environmental lab

De Weever tours SLS’ environmental lab

From left to right Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Affairs Cornelius de Weever, Director H. Booi- and Raymond Peterson of St.Maarten Laboratory Services on a guided tour of the lab located in Betty’s Estate.St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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St. Maarten Parliament approves Emancipation Day legislation

St. Maarten Parliament approves Emancipation Day legislation

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs shakes hands with National Alliance MP Hyacinth Richardson after parliament unanimously approved the law making Emancipation Day – July 1 – an official public holiday. Leo Brown

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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St. Maarten Tourism Bureau highlights shopping experience

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau sent out an e-mail blast this weekend highlighting the shopping opportunities here. According to the statement three simple words make the island of St. Maarten a shopper’s paradise - duty-free shopping.

Opinion - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Letter: Disappointed in ice show

Dear Editor, I wish to express my profound disappointment in the “Mario Bros on Ice” Show that was held at the L.B. Scot Sports Auditorium on June 2 and June 3. In my opinion the show was a total rip off. When I paid $25 for my daughter and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Ocean Explorers wins lionfish hunt

Ocean Explorers wins lionfish hunt

Nature Foundation Researcher and Lionfish Hunt 2012 Coordinator Tineke van Bussel with staff of Ocean Explorers Dive CenterSt. Maarten – Ocean Explorers Dive Center has been declared the winner of lionfish Hunt 2012, which officially came to an

Opinion - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Opinion: A common cold

Next time you catch a common cold – not unlikely with all those air conditioning systems blowing – don’t bother to rush to your doctor for antibiotics, because they don’t work. General practitioners have a habit of prescribing antibiotics fo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Civil servants begin learning about integrity dilemmas

Civil servants begin learning about integrity dilemmas

Policy Support Worker Cheryl Rohan, Integrity Dilemma Trainer Ralston Bennet, Usona Representative Angela Dekker, Integrity Program Manager Tammy Richardson, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot William, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt and Head of the Depar

Opinion - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Opinion: No guts no glory

Here we go again. The European soccer championship is about to begin this Friday in the Ukraine and the Netherlands is hotly debating whether VIPs (Very Irritating People) should boycott the tournament because former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Tuitt has good news and bad news about budget

St. Maarten – The Central Committee meeting about the Cft-letters concerning the 2012 budget will continue on Monday morning at ten o’clock. Finance Minister Roland Tuitt gave MPs last night an overview of the country’s financial position, but

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Faulty breaker and tampering cause cable outages

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable T.V. switched off a faulty breaker at midnight Tuesday to replace a faulty breaker that led to several outages during the weekend. The outages affected customers all across the Dutch side. “Late Saturday evening to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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MPs question Taxand contract and perceived budget deficit

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament confronted Finance Minister Roland Tuitt during his inaugural appearance in a Central Committee meeting yesterday evening pertinent and pregnant questions about the 2012 budget deficit and about the contract the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Ombudsman expounds on challenges at regional meeting

St. Maarten - Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin is one of several feature speakers at the Second Curacao International Ombudsman Conference, which will take place at the World Trade Center in Curacao. Dr. Arduin has been invited to present on the topic “T

Opinion - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Opinion: Peeing in the pool

Maybe you thought that taking a dive in a swimming pool is pretty cool when it’s hot outside – and it almost always is in the Caribbean. American researchers who had nothing better to do investigated what people actually do in a pool, apart from

Opinion - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Opinion: Age-limits

Facebook has some policies that actually make sense while they are highly impractical at the same time. At least, that’s what Facebook wants everybody to believe. The truth is of course that the social network site does not feel like investing in p

Editorial - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Editorial: The first step to true emancipation

We cannot understand why some continue to make slavery in the Americas and its end a matter of skin color. It is historic fact that slavery has existed in many forms and been experienced by many ethnic groups for millennia. The lesson of those many m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Injured woman gets little assistance from police and SZV

Injured woman gets little assistance from police and SZV

Paramedics prepare to take Mariecame Dominique to the St. Maarten Medical Center shortly after she was hit by a car last Friday. (Julius Goodman photo) St. Maarten - Twenty four year old mother of three Mariecame Dominique was struck on Friday b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Collective Prevention Services calls on nation to help make environments healthier

St. Maarten – Collective Prevention Services (CPS) congratulates the nation on World Environment Day – June 5. The annual observance is part of the department’s calendar of health observations and is aimed at being the biggest and most widely c

Opinion - Posted by on June 5, 2012

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Letter: Fighting unscrupulous employers

Dear Editor, Kindly allow me some space in your paper to vent a bit of the frustration on behalf of the ordinary men and women of St. Maarten for what they endure in trying to make life here on St. Maarten. I do so, being cognizant of the recent