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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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USM’s tuition increased for Fall 2012

St. Maarten – The University of St. Martin (USM) is raising its tuition by 25 dollars per credit hour in order to deal with its precarious financial situation. As of Fall 2012 will be $157 per credit for Dutch and French nationals and $190 dollars

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Prison director Ricardo retires

St. Maarten – Prison director Rudsel Ricardo will retire by the end of this year, Justice Minister Roland Duncan said yesterday in a meeting of the Central Committee. The minister said that he has already recruited a replacement. “I have convin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Duncan: “No intention to create Pointe Blanche Resort and Spa”

St. Maarten – “I have no intention to create the Pointe Blanche Resort and Spa,” Justice Minister Roland Duncan said yesterday afternoon in a central committee meeting that dealt with the situation at St. Maarten penitentiary facility. “It

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Tourism businesses lose money on Emancipation Day

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) has expressed disappointment that the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Cooperation’s in Simpson Bay were closed on July 2 – the day the Dutch side celebrated Emancipation Day. The associa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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St. Maarten's Prime Minister officially opens SDA “Festival of the Laity Dr. Tobias calls Christian laity to fulfill gospel commission

St. Maarten’s Prime Minister officially opens SDA “Festival of the Laity Dr. Tobias calls Christian laity to fulfill gospel commission

President of the Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventist Dr. Kern Tobias addressing delegates and attendees at the 2012 Festival of the Laity. The conference events are held at Sonesta Maho Resort from July 4-8. Sessions begin daily at 10 am. S

Editorial - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Editorial: No Resort and Spa (St. Maarten Prison)

Justice Minister Roland Duncan took a clear position in yesterday’s Central Committee meeting on all issues related to the Pointe Blanche prison and its residents. The minister made it clear that the Inmates Association has some introspection to d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Frans Richardson objects to TelEm-UTS merger

St. Maarten – Independent MP Frans Richardson vehemently opposes a merger between telecom providers TelEm and UTS. “I am not much in favor of a merger with a company in which Curacao owns shares,” he said yesterday at the parliament building.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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“A sudden, drastic increase… is not in the best interest of St. Maarten.” Timeshare Association suggests $7 per night fee and impact study

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) has suggested that the weekly tax of $50 that timeshare owners pay be changed into a daily tax of $7.00 instead of proceeding with a proposal by the United People’s (Up) Party faction that

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Opinion: Homeopathy

There is a war underway in the Netherlands between opponents that are familiar with each other: the homeopathic and the pharmaceutical industry. The Association against Quackery is elated, while 24 percent of Dutch households will have to say goodbye

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Opinion: Weigerambtenaar (2)

It was to be expected that the Dutch weigerambtenaren would strike back. As we wrote yesterday, civil servants that refuse to marry same sex couples are called weigerambtenaren in the Netherlands. One of these weigerambtenaren (at least we assume he

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Lions Club honors 11 top performing students

Lions Club honors 11 top performing students

This group of eleven students was honored by the Lions Club last night during the 2012 Lions Students Excellence Awards. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affair

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Hughes places lien on Wathey accounts

St. Maarten – Stanley Leopald Hughes has placed liens on the bank accounts of the heirs of Norman Chester Wathey to force compliance with a court ruling which states he has legal rights to a portion of the Wathey estate. Copies of the documents rel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Boasman denies sidelining Thompson

St. Maarten - Head of the Department of Labour Policy Rafael Boasman has brought clarity to statements made by Windward Islands Chamber of Labour Unions (WICLU) president Theophilus Thompson that he was being sidelined from functioning on the Tripart

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Complaints about Saban bank card theft fall on deaf ears

St. Maarten – The police has more investigations to do and addressing the case with the Public Prosecutor’s office will not make things go any faster. You will have to wait until the investigation is completed. This sums up the reaction attorney

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Cleanup in Middle Region and Defiance this Sunday

MIDDLE REGION/DEFIANCE – The Middle Region & Defiance Community Council hosts a clean- up campaign from 6:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. this Sunday. The community council especially wants the young people that participated in the first Emancipation Day B

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PSS gets international designation

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has received official notice from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) that, in accordance with article 2 of the Universal Postal Convention, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has designated

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Country St. Maarten takes first steps into mortality coding

Country St. Maarten takes first steps into mortality coding

Dr. Virginia Asin (second from right) with from left to right Sarah Quesnel, Tyringa Crawford, and Celia Brooks.St. Maarten - Head Collective Prevention Services (CPS) of the Ministry of Public Health Social Development Dr. Virginia Asin recently

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Philipsburg Jubilee Library prepares for second annual summer musical

Philipsburg Jubilee Library prepares for second annual summer musical

Part of the cast and team of "Free to be me" St. Maarten - Free to be me is the name of this year’s summer musical presented by the Philipsburg Jubilee Library and Thinkstage Entertainment Ltd, following last year’s successful musical Camp Rock.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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ESF-3 continues preparations for hurricane season

St. Maarten – Head of the Department of Infrastructure Management at the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Claudius Buncamper says his department continues to make preparations for the 2012 Atla

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Cocks meets farmers on challenges and working conditions

Cocks meets farmers on challenges and working conditions

Vice-President in charge of Community and Economic Development Wendel Cocks (second right) and two technocrats Janice Carti (second left) and Alfred Flanders (left) met farmers like this one last Saturday to get a first hand view of their challen

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Pantophlet: St. Maarten Pensioners get more than some counterparts

St. Maarten - “Our social protection floor as far as the pension is concerned is much more than what other countries have,” Hubert Pantophlet said on Wednesday in response to criticisms leveled by social partners that the pension received by the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2012

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Former Miss St. Maarten represents SSS in Rotterdam Summer Queen Pageant

Former Miss St. Maarten represents SSS in Rotterdam Summer Queen Pageant

DJ Spy (Group Leader), Aishira Cicilia S.I.U's Queen representative, Geralda James and Bryan Bennet (floor members)GREAT BAY/THE NETHERLANDS - Former Miss St. Maarten Aishira Cicilia represents St. Maarten, Saba & St. Eustatius in the Rotterd