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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Curacao might get instruction to fix budget

WILLEMSTAD/ THE HAGUE – The government of Curacao will most likely get an instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to fix the 2012 budget. Cft, the financial supervisor, issued a letter yesterday addressed to parliament president Ivar Asje

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Lee “saddened and disappointed” by Richardson’s “defamatory” attack

GREAT BAY – President of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) Emil Lee is saddened and disappointed by a recent statement by Independent Member of Parliament Frans Richardson. The association president finds it especially lament

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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MFK demands adjustments to controversial 80/20 regulation

WILLEMSTAD – The Movementu Futuro Kòrsou (MFK) demands changes to the controversial 80/20 regulation, the Antilliaans Dagblad reported yesterday. The newspaper obtained a document from the MFK-faction in parliament addressed to social development

Editorial - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Editorial: Looking at the issues

Personality politics is still very much alive in St. Maarten and was most recently made evident by Independent Member of Parliament Frans Richardson’s rant aimed at the President of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association Emil Lee. That t

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Opinion: The Pareto principle

Maybe politicians in Curacao have never heard of Vilfredo Pareto. We’ll be honest with our readers: we came across the name for the first time yesterday as well. Pareto was an Italian economist, but he was also a bit of a philosopher. Note how far

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Euronews comes to St. Maarten

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten Cable TV is one of two television companies in the Caribbean to have signed broadcasting deals with international news channel Euronews.  As a member of Co-op association (Caribbean Cable Cooperative Ltd), Euronews inked the d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Supreme Court upholds Charles Barry sentence

St. Maarten – Charles Barry earned a 2-month discount on his 4-year sentence for his involvement in a robbery at Diamonds International in Oyster Pond on August 8, 2007. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court granted the discount because it had take

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Radisson Blu Resort benefits from multi-million dollar upgrade

ANSE MARCEL, St. Martin - The Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin is having a very good year, according to Jean-Marc Jalbert, general manager. The 252-room property reopened last winter after a seven-month, $53 million renovation, Gay Na

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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New regulations on price gouging coming

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Traffic and Transportation (TEATT) Romeo Pantophlet is currently preparing a ministerial regulation aimed at preventing price gouging during a hurricane threat in 2012. The ministerial regul

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Musician pursues banner vandals

Musician pursues banner vandals

MARIGOT, St. Martin – French side singer J. Lyrics is offering a $1, 000 reward to anyone with information on who tore down a banner he placed near the Lady Liberty Roundabout in Agrement. The artist mounted the banner at 10:30 a.m. to promote his

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Governments called to swiftly enact environmental laws

St. Maarten/RIO-The world’s judges, prosecutors and legal experts have adopted a powerful call to action to build capacity for implementation and enforcement of national environmental laws at the conclusion of United Nations Environment Programme

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Just over 70 percent of first IB class successful

St. Maarten –Some 71 percent of the 14 candidates from St.  Dominic High School that sat examinations for an International Baccalaureate Diploma during the month of May have fulfilled the requirements to be awarded the internationally recognized I

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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De Weever learns about e-health

De Weever learns about e-health

Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever with delegation in the Netherlands.St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever is part of a delegation that left St. Maarten

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Letter: Free advice to mr. Hilbert Haar – Thread with gentle care on the cock-fight issue

Dear Mr. Haar, It is very clear, that you are playing a very influential role in the petition to have cock-fighting on St. Maarten declared illegal. Just to be clear and for the record: That is your full right, which we respect! However, as a S

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Yacht Club Isle de Sol gets Clean Marina Award

FORT LAUDERDALE/St. Maarten – IGY Marinas announces the granting of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Clean Marina Award to its three marinas in the Yacht Haven Grande Collection. Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thoma

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Opinion: Free advice to mr. Leopold James – Misconceptions

Dear Mr. James, Let me begin by taking a misconception out of the way, because the concerns you express in your letter suggest that I, as the Editor-in-Chief of this newspaper, “play a very influential role in the petition to have cock-fighting

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Letter: The hippy freaks have lost it

Dear Editor, I recently read in a local newspaper concerning the petition against cock fighting that they had a couple of thousands of signatures from overseas and a few prominent locals were included in the names of the petition signatures. The a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Interpol visit focuses on extending international police cooperation

LYON, France – The President of the Parliament of St. Maarten drs. Gracita Arrindell and Justice Minister Roland Duncan have met with Interpol’s Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters as pa