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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Alumni Association to become “legal body” Forty-three graduate in USM’s 18th commencement

DAWN BEACH - Forty-three graduates crossed a platform at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa proudly on Saturday and commenced the next phase of their lives. The group will forever be remembered as the University of St. Martin’s class of 2012. S

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Van den Assem: USM’s future looks bright despite acute financial problems

  St. Maarten – “It has not been an easy year, but it’s going in the right direction.” That sums up the core message that President of the University of St. Martin Annalies van den Assem brought to Saturday night’s 18th commencement

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Gibbs beats Arnell in legislative elections

Gibbs beats Arnell in legislative elections

Vice President of the Territorial Council Guillaume ArnellMARIGOT - Even though Vice President of the Territorial Council Guillaume Arnell was the overall winner on St. Martin in Saturday’s legislative elections he lost his bid for the French S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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SCDF meets counterparts in Saba

SCDF meets counterparts in Saba

President of the Saba Cultural Foundation (SCF) Vito Charles (left) and members of his board pose with President of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) Stuart Johnson (second right) during the latter’s working visit to Saba. (Pho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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JFE gives four supplementary scholarships

JFE gives four supplementary scholarships

Members of JFE pose with students who received supplementary funds this year. (JFE photo)St. Maarten - Journey for Education held its cheque presentation ceremony for students receiving supplementary grants from the Foundation last Friday. The pr

Opinion - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Opinion: A painful observation

Last week Wednesday this newspaper published a story about a Saban woman who filed a complaint about the theft of $5,000 by someone who used her deceased mother’s bank card. While the complaint was filed almost nine months ago, no action has been t

Opinion - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Letter: Unpaid advice to Miguel Arrindell and Leopold James

Dear Editor, I am a bit old fashioned. I do almost nothing with my computer. Twitter? What nonsense! In Holland I once heard a lot of sparrows “tweeting” in a tree. The tree did not change, the sparrows did not change. I read that Sarah (Wesco

Opinion - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Letter: Daniel Gibbs: A man of courage

Dear Editor, St. Martin/St. Maarten has change and continues to change in favor of the native St. Maarten/St. Martin people. For the first time in history we had political debates in St. Martin which was for the national level, but the topic that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Baby Wellness Clinic reopens at Brouwers Road today

St. Maarten – The Baby Wellness Clinic has moved from the offices Youth Health Care (YHC) at the Vineyard Office Park Complex to Brouwers Road 6A. This is the building behind Fatum Insurances. Clients are requested to visit the clinic from the afor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Foundation launches unique parting gift for students

Foundation launches unique parting gift for students

Former Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell (seated center) joins in a toast at the launch of Take it to the sky. (Leo Brown photo)St. Maarten - An inspirational CD called Take it to the sky was blessed and launched

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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St. Martin’s first deputy sits in opposition

RRR has “no interest” in Gibbs MARIGOT- Daniel Gibbs has been elected the Deputy for St. Martin and St. Barths in the National Assembly. The announcement was made by President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson on Saturday at the end of the

Opinion - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Letter: Using parliament as a bully pulpit

Dear Editor, I am totally disappointed with our parliamentarians for allowing the minister of justice to use the house of parliament as his bully pulpit. The minister of justice used (misused) a central committee meeting of parliament to criticiz

Uncategorized - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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EMS kicks off EMS Week 2012

GREAT BAY – The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on Sunday kicked off its annual EMS Week 2012 with a church service on Sunday at the Risen Christ Catholic Church, South Reward. The theme for EMS Week 2012 is “EMS More than a job. A Calling.”

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Wescot-Williams salutes taxi drivers at office opening

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended last Thursday’s unveiling of the new Genesis Taxi Building in Sucker Garden. The building houses the new offices of the Genesis Taxi Association. “Congratulations to the board and membe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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St. Maarten Prime Minister holds discussions on addressing social issues

St. Maarten Prime Minister holds discussions on addressing social issues

From left to right Aida Holaman, Joy Arnell, Pyt Lucas, The Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Angela Dekker St. Maarten representative of USONA and Peter Mazereeuw program manager SEI (DCOMM Photo)St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Wil

Editorial - Posted by on June 18, 2012

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Editorial: The technological future

The fact that the University of St. Martin is still in some financial trouble is no great surprise. In fact it’s become a recurring theme. What is news is that things now really seem to be getting better with the finances and the university’s lea