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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Jadira Veen: “Monument permit Rainforest park highly questionable”

Jadira Veen: “Monument permit Rainforest park highly questionable”

“Unlawful” procedures outrage Pride Foundation" GREAT BAY / By Hilbert Haar – St. Maarten Pride Foundation President Jadira Veen is outraged about the fact that the former Minister of Culture Rhoda Arrindell issued a monument permit that c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Civil Registry and Vromi look ready to end Plans of Approach

St. Maarten – The last ministerial consultation on the Plans of Approach has agreed that the report the progress committee led by R. Bandell submits in July will be the yard stick to determine which of the seven plans is successfully finished and w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Integrity Bureau by year’s end Ministers and over 900 civil servants get integrity training

Integrity Bureau by year’s end Ministers and over 900 civil servants get integrity training

Ralston Eric Bennett of Life Transforming Institute leads one of the many sessions he gave to civil servants on integrity dilemnas. (DCOMM photo)St. Maarten - The Integrity Dilemma Training, came to a successful conclusion on June 15. The interac

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Few agreements at four way justice talks

ORANJESTAD/GREAT BAY – Tuesday’s meeting between the Justice Ministers of Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and the Netherlands has “covered what they needed to cover” and did not explode into major clashes between the parties. Several controversia

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Ministry of Vromi is cleaning up its payroll

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) had during the third quarter of last year still had at least thirteen civil servants on the payroll above its formation. From the progress report

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Music recital in Sucker Garden on Saturday

St. Maarten – The 12th Annual Young Artists Music Recital will be held at 7:00 p.m. sharp this Saturday at the Bible Baptist Church on Arch Road in Sucker Garden. The event will be under the leadership of pianist and music pedagogue Dennis Tjon. Tj

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Lee voted CHTA’s second in command

MONTEGO BAY/GREAT BAY – President of the St. Maarten Hotel & Trade Association and General Manager of Princess Heights Hotel, St. Maarten Emil Lee was recently elected 1st Vice President of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA).

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Slavery enters the presidential elections

Thinking that the history of slavery is an obsession exclusively entertained by people in the Caribbean, and in St. Maarten in particular, is a mistake. Slavery also keeps Americans – at least certain Americans – occupied. It is of course no c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Taxi Associations want more organization, regulation and protection

St. Maarten – Two of the country’s main taxi associations have requested a meeting with Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Romeo Pantophlet to discuss 12 points of concern. The overall goal of the two orga

Editorial - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Editorial: Rainforest park

That the previous government was going to allow for the construction of a theme park in the Emilio Wilson Estate is in itself no news. The Island Council placed the estate on the Monument list in 2007 and solemnly pledged to protect it for future gen

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St. Maarten represented at Danish Road Show

St. Maarten represented at Danish Road Show

Sander Langeveld of Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa (third from left), Bart Schüller of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (fourth from the left) and Sonesta St. Maarten’s Heleen Bruggeman (fifth from left) pose with sales staff at the Spies office

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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St. Maarten Government issues leptospirosis advisory

St. Maarten – Section General Public Health (SGPH) says leptospirosis zoonosis, is an infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria called spirochete. Leptospirosis can be transmitted by many animals such as rats, skunks, mice, raccoons, and oth

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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French open festival with music debate

MARIGOT – A panel discussion on the effects of music on St. Martin Youths and a discussion around the St. Martin songs: “Oh sweet Saint Martin Land” and “St. Martin is my home” will serve to open a music festival being hosted by the Section

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Live drill and CPR demonstrations for EMS Week

GREAT BAY – The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has organized a live drill for Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. on the Pondfill Road between the Government Administration Building and the Post Office. The activity is part of its annual EMS Week 2012

Opinion - Posted by on June 20, 2012

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Opinion: Healthy living

Paco, the Pan American Conference on Obesitas sounded the alarm once more this past weekend in Aruba: there are too many children around that are seriously overweight or obese. Action is needed. We’ve heard all this before, and nothing happened.

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Section General Public Health urges vigilance for heat stress

St. Maarten – Section General Public Health (SGPH) observes that for several weeks it has been very warm and it could get warmer heading into July and August. The department is thus calling on the community to closely friends, family members and co