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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 2, 2012

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Budget issues central at special meeting

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams anticipates that issues around the budgets of Curacao and St. Maarten will feature prominently at a special meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers on July 13. The prime ministers of Aruba, Cur

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Employment contracts were legally terminated, court rules – Union loses lawsuit against two water taxi companies

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Tender Services NV legally terminated the employment contracts with eleven employees, the Court in First Instance ruled in summary proceedings yesterday. The United Federation of the Windward Antilles (Ufa) took the company

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Meyers appeals to young people to apply for AUC/USM Scholarship

St. Maarten - United Peoples (UP) Party faction leader Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce congratulates the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) for taking the initiative to create the opportunity for citizens of the nation to pursue higher education on th

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De Weever congratulates department and SHTA on successful mixer

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever has congratulated the Labor Affairs Department, Mr. Emil Lee and the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association for the “very successful mixer last week.

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Regina Labega: One year at the helm of affairs at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE)

St. Maarten - July 1, Emancipation Day, has a double significance for Regina Labega, Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport operating company (PJIAE). Not only would it be this year that the day would be observed for the firs

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Minister Jacobs attends Catholic education graduation ceremony

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs addressed the graduates of the six Catholic Schools on Wednesday at a ceremony held at Port de Plaisance Resort and Spa. The Mass, officiated by Father Manuel, was touch

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De Weever pleased with ILO membership

St. Maarten - “I know this will be a busy year because we have to ratify at least five ILO conventions. They are busy preparing them to be taken to parliament and I am looking forward to these as well.” That is the summary of a position taken by

Opinion - Posted by on July 2, 2012

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Opinion: Driftwood pastor about cocks and hens

Good morning dear believers. Here is your pastor of the Driftwood Tabernacle Church. Let us today meditate about the fate of cocks and hens. They are animals created by God, so we have to see to it that they are happy. What do we do with hens? We put

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Government proposes maintaining current i.d card fee for minors and elderly

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has sent parliament a notice of change to a planned amendment to the Stamp Ordinance. The ordinance establishes fees that government charges for services it renders and parliament is getting ready

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General Pension Fund St. Maarten (APS) gives Tuitt detailed overview of operations

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt and his policy advisor Xavier Blackman have been briefed in detail by representatives of General Pension Fund St. Maarten (APS) on the fund’s organizational set-up, policy on investments and ongoing and

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Princess Juliana International Airport supports “Our Heart for Haiti” project

St. Maarten - Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) made a contribution of $650 to students of the St. Dominic High School for the “Our Heart for Haiti” project. The high school and its Parents Teachers Association (PTA) had requested th

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Help solve the problems

Finance Minister Roland Tuitt called for the board of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten to approve the bank’s budget earlier this week. He called it irresponsible that they have yet to do so with the year half over. On Friday another sign

Opinion - Posted by on July 2, 2012

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Opinion: Mineral water

Bottled water is bad for the environment and also for disposable household income. Consumers take to bottled water for its perceived benefits, but they may have to rethink their position: there is increasing doubt about the perceived benefits of bott

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‘Good Samaritan’ Newton Wilson recognized by airport

SIMPSON BAY — “It’s not the dinner nor the tickets to the ‘Laugh Till Your Belly Burst’ comedy show; all of that is just a token because there’s nothing we could do that would really show how much we appreciate Newton Wilson for his exemp

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Sundial records 100% success rate for WEP

St. Maarten - “A successful six weeks” is how general coordinator of the Sundial School’s Work Experience Program (WEP), Seon France described the end of the annual training. Conducted from May 14 to June 1, the WEP gave students of the Health

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Rodolphe Samuel takes over position: Arrindell ousted as president of parliament per July 15

St. Maarten – The parliament moved yesterday afternoon to end the term of its current President Gracita Arrindell per July 15 and to replace her with Rodolphe Samuel. The change of the guard reflects the new political reality after the UP/DP-coalit

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Exclusive Vacations to offer deep discounts

St. Maarten / By Torana Granston - One of St. Maarten’s best kept secrets for travelers may be exclusive vacations, an up and coming business which promises customers timeshare purchases to some of the premier resorts locally and internationally at

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Draft legislation short term labor contracts: Advisory Council has serious concerns

St. Maarten – The draft ordinance submitted by the National Alliance faction and independent MP Frans Richardson to curb the abuse of short-term labor contracts has met with serious concerns from the Advisory council. It notes in its advice that wa

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Bank notes in short supply

WILLEMSTAD – The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten has a shortage of 50 and 100 guilder banknotes and a dire shortage of 25 guilder banknotes. The bank is waiting for the supervisory board to approve an order to get more notes and expects it

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Second phase of installing Ebenezer sewage line begins Tuesday

St. Maarten – Work on phase two of the project to install a main sewer line from Ebenezer to A. Th. Illidge Road begins on July 3 and will continue until August 10. The first phase of the project was done during a similar period last year. From J

Opinion - Posted by on July 2, 2012

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Opinion: Overweight Children

Is the government allowed to interfere in a family when the children are becoming overweight or obese? This is what happened to a Dutch family. The story seems to reflect a solution of last resorts, an effort to save a family and its kids from their

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Spectacular special at selected partners Double Fun Miles all summer long

St. Maarten – Fun Miles, the Caribbean’s biggest free saving and redemption program, has unveiled a summer campaign that is as simple as it is spectacular. Cardholders will receive double Fun Miles at ten key partners until August 31. The partner

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Last minute preparations in full swing for Emancipation Day celebration

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs has again stressed the need for the entire community to attend Monday’s Emancipation Day celebrations. She made the special push after pointing that unlike St. Maarten