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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 19, 2012

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Protests against legalizing cock fights gain momentum

“Animal fights are qualified as abuse all over the world” St. Maarten – “Everywhere in the world cruel activities that previously were considered traditional or cultural, like for instance bull fights, dog fights and cock fights, are prohi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 19, 2012

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Tourist Bureau publishes FAQs handbook

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) has just published FAQs about St. Maarten – The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Handbook. The handbook is intended for a planned certification course for tour guides and other hospitality professio

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Coast Guard and judicial assistance central at four way justice talks

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan anticipates that today’s four party meeting between the Ministers of Justice of Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and the Netherlands will be emotional and rough at certain moments. He made the announcement

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Focus on poverty reduction, social equity and environmental protection PM leads high level delegation to Rio+20

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams leads the delegation from St. Maarten that is expected to form part of the larger Kingdom of the Netherlands grouping at this year’s Rio+20 Conference. The prime minister leaves the island today fo

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Mercuur calls for understanding between faith and spirituality

Mercuur calls for understanding between faith and spirituality

The St. Maarten delegation at TEDxYouth event. (Akeem Adams Facebook photo)WILLEMSTAD – Kylie Mercuur, one of St. Maarten’s representatives at TEDxYouth event on Saturday in Curacao, has promoted understanding between adherents of a faith and

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Jacobs congratulates CIA students on education journey

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs addressed the faculty and staff, family and friends of the graduates and especially the graduates of the Class of 2012 of the Caribbean International Academy (CIA). Jacob

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 19, 2012

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Application for ticket bursary open

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Collectivité announced Monday that the responsibility for handing requests for funding assistance for students travelling out of the region to study has been transferred to the Human Development Sector in the Directorate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 19, 2012

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Nagico Insurances awards its top agents

St. Maarten - Nagico Insurances hosted their annual agent’s awards dinner on Friday evening at the Sonesta Maho Resort, where several local and overseas agents were awarded for their outstanding premium production over 2011. Under the theme Reachin

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De Weever visits baby clinic

De Weever visits baby clinic

Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever with staff of the Baby Wellness Clinic. (PR MINVSA photo)St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever visited the newly ope

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Causeway Facebook page attracts mixed comments

St. Maarten – Contractor Volker Stevin opened a Facebook page about the causeway across the Simpson Bay Lagoon that is currently under construction and will be completed in about one and a half year. The Facebook page shows a couple of pictures

Opinion - Posted by on June 19, 2012

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Opinion: More about cock fighting

The online petition against cock fighting in St. Maarten had collected more than 1,500 signatures yesterday. The umber surpassed the initial goal to have 1,000 signatories; the new goal is 2,000. The protests are sent directly to Governor Holiday and

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Scotiabank hosts regional testing day at branches across the Caribbean

Belize is the newest location to host testing St. Maarten – Scotiabank in partnership with the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV and AIDS (CBMP) will start Regional HIV Testing Day 2012 here this weekend. Other countries across the re

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Obesity prevention program kicks-off in August

St. Maarten - The Ministry of Public Health Social Development & Labor Section General Public Health recently presented their obesity Prevention Program to a group of stakeholders in the form of a nutrition and physical education program, which is to

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TelEm Group March bills ready for payment

St. Maarten – TelEm Group apologized to customers Monday for late delivery of their March bills. These bills, which were delayed because of the company’s transfer from an old billing system to a brand new billing system, are now ready for collect

Editorial - Posted by on June 19, 2012

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Editorial: Facebook

Contractor Volker Stevin has found an interesting way to communicate with the community about the progress of the causeway across the lagoon project by opening a Facebook page. This offers visitors the opportunity to express their opinion, but also

Opinion - Posted by on June 19, 2012

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Opinion: Predictable exit

After the predictable exit from the European championship tournament Dutch sports journalists will spend probably the rest of the summer rehashing everything that went wrong and everything that should have been done better. Whining, finger pointing,

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Community Police join Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters

Community Police join Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters

The five community police officers pose with VP Education Julisa Frans (left) along with Club President TM Joy Arnell (right) of the Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club.St. Maarten - The country’s first five community police officers; Felix Ri

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Jacobs salutes country’s talent after dance recital

St. Maarten – Minister of Culture Silveria Jacobs attended a dance recital by the St. Maarten Dance Theatre, headed by Susha Hien and Ihndhira Marlin on Sunday. It was an evening of dance from three-year-olds and up which was thoroughly enjoyed by