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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 12, 2012

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Court establishes prisoners’ right to go on strike

Collective punishments declared unlawful St. Maarten – The Pointe Blanche Inmates Association booked a significant victory in court yesterday. Judge mr. Coen Luiks ruled that the prison has to desist from keeping prisoners locked up in their cel

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St. Maarten Government begins rounding off plans of approach

St. Maarten Government begins rounding off plans of approach

Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies makes a point during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams following Monday’s round of meetings at the Government Administration Building in Philip

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Work resumes on Seventh Day Adventist School soon

Work resumes on Seventh Day Adventist School soon

A view of the incomplete new building at the Seventh Day Adventist School in Cole Bay and a part of the current structure and school yard. St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs Silveria Jacobs confirmed on Monday

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Reis proposes St. Maarten and Guyana deepen relations

St. Maarten - Guyana’s Honorary Consul to Antigua & Barbuda Robert E. Reis sees the need for the strengthening of bilateral relations between St. Maarten and Guyana. He’s also opined it would be mutually beneficial for the two countries to en

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Labega and de Weever see benefits in aerodrome workshop

St. Maarten - Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company Regina Labega says the airport stands to benefit immensely from a workshop for aviation professionals from the Caribbean, North America and The United Kin

Opinion - Posted by on June 12, 2012

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Opinion: Cock fight license

Justice Minister Roland Duncan noted shortly before the parliament approved the new criminal code, that organizers of cock fights need a permit. Holding such “cultural events” in the backyard without a permit is still punishable by law. How wo

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Turning Point scales up awareness ahead of commemoration

Turning Point scales up awareness ahead of commemoration

The drum set that was recently presented to the Turning Point Xtreme Prevention Team (TPXPT) Drum Band.St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Cornelius de Weever commended Turning Point Foundation for their years of se

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St. Maarten Driver’s licenses become more expensive

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt revealed in the central Committee yesterday afternoon that the fees for renewing a driver’s license will go up from 300 to 400 guilders. The fee for a first driver’s license will go up from 100 to 200

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Committee discusses personnel costs Wednesday

St. Maarten– The Committee of Country Expenditures meets the General Audit Chamber in a closed session on June 13 to exchange ideas on personnel costs in 2011. The meeting, which will take place in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parli

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Jacobs impressed by new FBE school

Jacobs impressed by new FBE school

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Director of Usona’s St. Maarten office Angela Dekker and Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies share a light mo

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More than 10 stakeholders at second pregnancy market

St. Maarten – More than 10 stakeholders from the public and private sector will be present at Wednesday’s second Pregnancy Market organized by Youth Health Care (YHC), under the auspices of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) in collaboration wi

French St. Martin News, Opinion - Posted by on June 12, 2012

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Opinion: Sheep control (Naturist Beach, nudism)

The Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin opened the offensive against naturism on its beaches earlier this year by placing signs that read: Naturism Prohibited. One of those signs stands at the end of the Club Orient Beach in Orient Bay. It’

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Twenty-six graduate from Caribbean International Academy

Twenty-six graduate from Caribbean International Academy

The valedictorian for the class of 2012 at Caribbean International Academy Pravin Mahbubani is handed an award by the school’s headmaster.St. Maarten—The class of 2012 with 26 students graduated from the Caribbean International Academy at the sch

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Cholera related travel advisory remains in effect

St. Maarten – Collective Preventive Services (CPS) announced Monday that it continues surveillance for cholera and maintains its travel advisory for persons traveling to Hispaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic). The Pan American Health Organization (

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Free lecture on women’s health tonight

St. Maarten – Dr. Randolph Friday is the feature speaker at a lecture on health that the New Testament Baptist Church hosts tonight at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will be at the church building and is free of charge. Friday, who is a gynecologist, wil

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 12, 2012

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Opinion: Prisoners’ rights

The Court in First Instance has established that the Pointe Blanche Inmates Association, and by extension the inmates in the prison, have the right to express their opinion, the right to association, the right to assembly and the right to demonstrati

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Opinion: The death of Happy Bay

Quite often St. Maarten is referred to as an island with 37 beaches on 37 square miles. That would be the total for both sides of the island. But when we checked a beach map that depicts all these beaches, there were no more than 26. Apparently, elev

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St. Maarten MPs pepper finance minister with questions about Taxand

St. Maarten – MPs peppered Finance Minister Roland Tuitt in the Central Committee with question related to the Taxand contract. Taxand is a tax consultancy hired by former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto to restructure the country’s tax system. L