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Varlack launches new book in time for Book Fair

Varlack launches new book in time for Book Fair

St. Maarten – Patricia Varlack launched a new book called, How to gain spiritual muscles recently. The self help book is a mix of teaching and storytelling and describes how people can “rise from a state of depression, burn out and physical par

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Tenth annual book fair officially opens

St. Maarten - The tenth annual book fair opened last night with a ceremony at the Belair Community Center. Shujah Reiph who founded the event in 2002 said in brief welcome remarks that the focus should be “on the kind of society we want to build.

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Jacobs: Preparations for students will be complete on time

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs has pledged to ensure that students are informed well in time of the absolute final decision on their study financing applications before the preparatory Vobas course beg

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Taxand contract put on hold

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt announced Wednesday that he’s put the multi-faceted contract granted to Taxand on hold while he reviews the manner in which it was granted. Former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has already given permi

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Mandatory integrity course begins Monday

St. Maarten – A mandatory course for all civil servants titled Integrity Dilemma Training begins on Monday  and continues until June 15. The training is part of the overall execution of the government’s integrity program. The training will be

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Opinion: The Red Bull myth

Whether the acquittal of bar manager Ester van Kippersluis will go on the books uncontested is an open question at the moment, because the Public Prosecutor’s Office is contemplating its option to appeal Wednesday’s verdict. Van Kippersluis wa

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Prime Minister joins Facebook and Twitter

Prime Minister joins Facebook and Twitter

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has started accounts on Facebook and Twitter to update and keep the public informed on the activities of the Prime Minister and her cabinet. The accounts will also allow people to follow the acti

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Government pushing for emancipation holiday this year

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs says the government is “doing all we can” to ensure that Emancipation Day – July 1 - will be a holiday this year. Parliament will meet on Monday to debate the ordin

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Delta launches JFK – SXM service on Kingdom Day

St. Maarten - Vacationing in St. Maarten becomes convenient for travelers heading to the “Friendly Island” with the launch of direct air service on Delta Air Lines from New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport to Princess Juliana Airport (SXM)

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Methodist Church places focus on men at concert

St. Maarten - The St. Peters Methodist Church is hosting a fundraising event entitled: “Men in concert”. The event will be held at the St. Dominic Secondary School Auditorium on Saturday at 7.00 p.m. “As we go towards the month of June, whic

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Military ready to provide hurricane relief

Military ready to provide hurricane relief

Officers participate in the annual Hurricane Exercise to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. (Royal Marines file photo)WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – The military command center says they are ready to provide aid to the various islands in the Du

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Opinion: Weed pass kicks in: more trouble

When the Dutch soft drugs policy threatened to become a victim of its own success, the government stepped in. Suddenly there was an urge to close down coffee shops (legal distributors of soft drugs), and when the smoke cleared the brilliant decision

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Opinion: Orvillecopter

Animal welfare organizations in the Netherlands are disgusted by a work of art that is currently on display at the ArtRai in Amsterdam: Orvillecopter. When we first saw the picture we had to think about a book we once read entitled (seriously) 101 th

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