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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Consumer prices jump 0.8 percent between February and April

St. Maarten - The consumer price index for St. Maarten has increased by 0.8 percent in the month of April 2012 when compared to that of February 2012. The price index recorded in April 2012 is 121.5.This is evident from the data released by the Depar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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St. Maarten and EU sign off on Dutch Quarter upgrade funding

St. Maarten and EU sign off on Dutch Quarter upgrade funding

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and European Union’s ambassador to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dutch overseas countries and territories Robert Kopecky go over the documents in the presence of Kopecky’s attaché ahead of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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“We need to be prepared” St. Maarten and St Eustatius in joint trafficking training

“We need to be prepared” St. Maarten and St Eustatius in joint trafficking training

Speakers at the opening ceremony of the five day workshop on human trafficking organized by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Foundation Windward Islands (Atip), the International Organization on Migration and the United Nations High Commission on

Editorial - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Editorial: The clear priorities

The figures released by the Department of Statistics on Monday should give the just over one month old “Government that is working for the people” a clear idea of what their priorities should be in the coming period – getting the economy moving

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Opinion: The mandate of MPs

In St. Maarten it is possible to win 186 votes in national elections, become the faction leader of a party and bring your own government down. If there are, as was the case in 2010, only 13,708 votes cast, and the three party leaders win 5,870 of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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St. Maarten's Prime Minister stresses human dignity in run up to Emancipation Day

St. Maarten’s Prime Minister stresses human dignity in run up to Emancipation Day

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams speaks at the opening of the five day workshop for law-enforcement agencies, government officials and non-governmental agencies that will address the protection of asylum seekers, refugees, victims of human tr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Cooperating Foundation finances new snoezel room

St. Maarten - Cooperating Foundation (Samenwerkende Fondsen) presented the board of the White and Yellow Cross Foundation with a cheque for 30, 200 for their so-called “snoezel” room in the new Sister Basilia Daycare from funding agency. “Snoez

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Third suspect Brooks Tower scam in court tomorrow

St. Maarten – Tomorrow morning the Court in First Instance will handle the case of Josane Rosemarie Antoline E. It is the third trial that follows from the investigation into malversation with paper work for applicants seeking a temporary residence

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Préfecture threatens Le Shore beach bar & restaurant with closure

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The préfecture has issued yet another warning to Le Shore, a beach bar and restaurant in Sandy Bay outside Marigot on the way to the lowlands, after neighborhood residents filed new complaints about noise pollution. The prefe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Parliament appoints new president Friday

St. Maarten – The House of Parliament will meet in a public plenary session June 29 to discuss a three point agenda, which includes the appointment of a new President of Parliament. Newly sworn in National Alliance MP Rodolphe Samuel has been named

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Bureau Ombudsman wishes injured colleague well

St. Maarten – Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin and the staff in the Bureau Ombudsman hope that Complaint Officer Kim Huisman will make a full and speedy recovery from the injuries she sustained last Friday. Huisman was injured during an attack on Rue de

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Opinion: Damages

We like food for thought, if only because it doesn’t make us obese, but we also like outside ideas because they offer a fresh perspective on matters we are dealing with on our island. In the multicultural society called the Netherlands, it took th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Central Committee meets on contract abuse, prison and parliamentary crest

St. Maarten – The draft amendment to Book 7A of the Civil Code tabled by the National Alliance is the first point on the agenda of a public Central Committee of Parliament on June 28. The meeting in the General Assembly Chamber begins at 10:00 a.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Over current causes island wide outage

St. Maarten –The island suffered a brief total blackout at 1:18 p.m. because the protection mechanism of one of the transformers that powers the GEBE power plant was activated as a result of an over current. This resulted in an abrupt shutting down

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Tourist office and environmental groups erecting environmental awareness signs

Tourist office and environmental groups erecting environmental awareness signs

A typical St. Maarten beach scene where environmental awareness signs are to be placed. (DCOMM Photo)GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau collaborates with Love the Lagoon and Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) to place environm

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Letter: Emancipation Day blues

In the Day of Emancipation no one should be subjected to labor exploitation. This is the way I think This is the way I do This is the way I show My care and my love for you Sint Martin baby nation You deserve much more than this It is time

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Last week for 2012 Smoya nominations

ST. PETERS – The St. Maarten Youth Council Association is reminding all schools, churches, youth groups, sport clubs and other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that nominations for the 2012 St. Maarten Outstanding Youth Awards (Smoya) will clo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Rate of inflation hits all time high

St. Maarten - The rate of inflation reached an all-time high of 5.5 percent in April 2012. The rate has been steadily increasing since April 2011. This is evident from the data released by the Department of Statistics (Stat) on Monday. “Inflation

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Pantophlet briefed on civil aviation and Winair’s sustainability

Pantophlet briefed on civil aviation and Winair’s sustainability

Robert Gibbs (Winair’s change manager and interim Financial Director), Michael Cleaver (Winair’s Managing Director), Hans de Jong (representative of the Netherlands) and Gerrit Draai (Representative of the Netherlands on the Supervisory Board

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Opinion: How to turn green

How do we turn our paradise in the Caribbean into a truly green enclave? Prime Minister Wescot-Williams is already eyeballing the example of Aruba that struck a deal with entrepreneur Richard Branson and his Carbon War Room to have the complete islan