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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Petition drive heads towards 5,000 signatures – Prominent locals sign up against cock fighting

St. Maarten– On June 8, Sylvie Ries from Luxembourg was the first to sign a petition that urges the government of St. Maarten to ban cock fighting. While the original target of the petition, set up by Light Workers SXM’s Elaine Christopher was 1,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Cifsef & Wifol Summer Camp 2012 in full effect

Cifsef & Wifol Summer Camp 2012 in full effect

St. Maarten - Cifsel and Wifol are working together to bring kids of various ages a summer camp that is fun and educational. The summer camp runs from July 2 until August 3 from 9:00 am to 5: 00 pm Monday to Friday. The children are split up i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Consumer prices show overall decrease in June

Consumer prices show overall decrease in June

This chart released by the Department of Statistics (STAT) shows the differences in the Consumer Price Index between April and June. St. Maarten - The consumer price index has decreased by 0.6 percent when the figures for April, 2012 and June 20

Editorial - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Editorial: Concerns on food prices

Economic data put out by the Department of Statistics on Monday reveals some good news – prices on basic goods fell in June and inflation has fallen. This no doubt means that people had a little bit of extra change in their pockets. That’s money

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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St. Maarten Cable TV launches new package

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable TV is getting ready to launch its first all-digital package since migrating to its digital platform. The Digital Bronze package is a mixture of channels that will focus on regional and international news, music, sports

Opinion - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Opinion: Henk and Ingrid

Sometimes journalists are unable to resist the temptation to stretch the truth a bit for the benefit of a story they want to write. Unless he has information we don’t have access to, Volkskrant columnist Lars Anderson seems to have taken at least s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Soggy Sundays warm-ups successful – Caribserve 4G Video X Games gets underway this Thursday

St. Maarten - The Caribserve Video X Games (VxG) has surpassed its goal of getting 100 gamers to participate in the event. The competition gets underway on Thursday July 12 and runs July 16. The gamers hail from various parts of the Caribbean, as wel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Rate of inflation shows slight contraction

Rate of inflation shows slight contraction

St. Maarten – The rate of inflation has shown has shown a slight contraction in June 2012. When the average consumer prices for the twelve month period June 2011 to June 2012 are compared one notices an increase of 5.2 percent. This represents an

Opinion - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Opinion: Political correctness is Marxism

A deteriorating society is exactly what the politically correct socialist activists feed on; free thinking, plain speaking, freedom of choice and freedom of speech is a very big sin to them. By using the excuse of not upsetting anyone, the politicall

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Hott Strotterzz hosts Summer Shock show

Hott Strotterzz hosts Summer Shock show

St. Maarten - The Hott Strotterzz modeling agency is once again back in action after a long deserved one year break. The organization is moving ahead in full force and has recruited new models to represent the agency at their annual modeling reci

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Sunset Bar & Grill presents fourth annual bikini contest

St. Maarten - It is that time of the year again where beautiful ladies on the island enter the famous Sunset Bar & Grill bikini contest. Contestants will compete in different segments of beach wear and strut their stuff for a chance to enter the

Opinion - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Opinion: Brammetje Baas

Psychiatrist Bram Bakker has a tendency to outrage a part of his readers and to intrigue others at the same time. In a column that appeared in the Volkskrant yesterday, Bakker lets his thought s run free about the question whether children diagnosed

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Richardson wants new partnership with Europe

BRUSSELS/MARIGOT – President of the Collectivité de St. Martin Alain Richardson has called for new partnership arrangements between the European Union and both sides of St. Maarten. The call was made at a recent meeting between Ultra-Peripheral Te