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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2012

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De Weever: protect employees when companies change owner

Short term labor contract abuse requires “comprehensive approach” St. Maarten – Labor Affairs Minister Cornelius de Weever wants legislation to protect the rights of employees in the event business operations are transferred to a new owner.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2012

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St. Maarten Residents should prepare for rough seas

St. Maarten – Coastal residents are advised to have plans in place for possible storm surge in the event of a passing hurricane along the south coast of the country. These plans should have been in place since before the hurricane season started on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2012

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Cadastre Director Roos outraged about Ombudsman report

“I have had enough of this woman” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – What should have been the “historic moment” Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin envisioned with the presentation of her office’s report about its first systemic investigation, tu

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Sister Basilia Day Care Center officially opens

Sister Basilia Day Care Center officially opens

Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever and Franky – a client at the Sister Basilia Center – work together to cut the ribbon and open the new Sister Basilia Center Day Care while, amongst others, Prime Mini

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USM partners with Hanze Hogeschool: New business program starts here in August

PHILIPSBURG – The University of St. Martin (USM) will be offering an International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) in conjunction with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen (Netherlands) as of August 2012. The program is the

Opinion - Posted by on June 29, 2012

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Opinion: Dolphin pool

When it comes to choosing between what is right and what is economically beneficial the Eastern Caribbean still tends to opt for the fast buck. In St. Maarten we have seen that turning the Emilio Wilson Estate into a tourist attraction, has defeated

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Board of financial supervision changes media policy

St. Maarten – The Board of financial supervision Curaçao and St. Maarten (Cft) has decided recently to publish all its advices and reports on its website three weeks after they are issued. The decision was made after the body evaluated its media p

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ICWI launches Road Angel policy today

St. Maarten – Insurance Company of the Windward Islands (ICWI) will launch its flagship Road Angel policy at its Cole Bay Office at 6:00 p.m. The policy, which is specifically geared toward female drivers, was first introduced in ICWI’s home coun

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Gifted Foundation hosts praise party

Gifted Foundation hosts praise party

St. Maarten - Gifted Foundation hosts their first praise party called “Last Saturdays – Summer Praise” at the John Larmonie Centre on June 30 starting at 7:00 p.m. Gospel artiste Omalie Durand of Dominica and Anguilla will be performing live

Opinion - Posted by on June 29, 2012

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Opinion: Clowns in a theater democracy

Criticism of the Dutch parliament has increased to the level where a Volkskrant columnist is calling parliamentarians “the clowns of our theater democracy.” It is an interesting thought and though we are not ready to plaster such labels on the me

Editorial - Posted by on June 29, 2012

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Editorial: Historic moment

A historic moment it was indeed: the first report about a systemic investigation produced by the Bureau Ombudsman since its inception on October 10, 2010. Unfortunately this report, about perceived irregularities at the Cadastre is surrounded by the

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Emancipation poster series to St. Martin libraries and available to public

Emancipation poster series to St. Martin libraries and available to public

Public Library director Patrick Javois (L) receiving the Emancipation Day commemorative poster series 2012 in Marigot (6/28/12) from Dr. Rhoda Arrindell. (CLF photo) GREAT BAY/MARIGOT - House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) and Conscious Lyrics Foun

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Apna close St. Maarten office July 1

St. Maarten - The General Pension Fund Netherlands Antilles (APNA) will officially close down on July 1. The closure comes after 73 years of services rendered to the civil servants and pensioners of St. Maarten. It is brought on because of the disman

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St. Maarten Government takes another step to upgrade Dutch Quarter

St. Maarten Government takes another step to upgrade Dutch Quarter

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Vice Prime Minister William Marlin and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs join with officials from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, the Ministry of Housing, Sp

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Laugh Till Belly Burst cast draws dividing line

Laugh Till Belly Burst cast draws dividing line

Front row, l-r Trinidad, Yashere, Kennedy, Da Phox, back row l-r Duporte, Arrundell, Beauperthuy and Ferland.St. Maarten – The fact that even entertainment has its parameters became explicitly clear during the press conference for this year’s Lau

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Princess Juliana International Airport wants non-aeronautical revenues up to regional standards

Princess Juliana International Airport wants non-aeronautical revenues up to regional standards

Some of the concessionaires at the Princess Juliana International Airport owe an accumulated 20 million dollars.St. Maarten - A recent study commissioned by the Princess Juliana International Airport operating company, PJIAE, concluded that the airpo

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St. Maarten joins regional domain name association

St. Maarten joins regional domain name association

President of Latin America and the Caribbean TLD Association (LACTLD) Eduardo Santoyo and SX Registry’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Normand Fortier sign documents related to St. Maarten becoming an LACTLD member.St. Maarten – SX Registry which