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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Civil servants count the days until Cola payout

Civil servants count the days until Cola payout

[caption id="attachment_14835" align="alignleft" width="300"] President of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labour Unions/Private Sector Union (Wicsu/PSU) Derie Leonard[/caption]St. Maarten - President of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labour Unions/

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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MP Illidge admits meeting at Cadastre “got out of hand”

MP Illidge admits meeting at Cadastre “got out of hand”

MPs Patrick Illidge (l) and Roy Marlin during their press conference yesterday.“If I have to be labeled as the passionate guy for the people, so be it,” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “Yes it got out of hand,” independent MP Patrick Ill

Editorial - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Editorial: The environmentalists’ call

Project Director and Public Relations Officer for Environmental Protection in the Caribbean Reuben Thompson continues to be vocal that the government must pay attention to preserving the environment and the country’s heritage. Though many want to g

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Epic: Less talk and more action on environmental laws

Epic: Less talk and more action on environmental laws

[caption id="attachment_14830" align="alignleft" width="180"] Environmental Protection in Caribbean’s (EPIC) Public Relations Office Rueben J. Thompson[/caption] St. Maarten - Environmentalists are hoping that St. Maarten’s participation in th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Grand recital marks end of DADA summer camp

St. Maarten - An explosive recital on the ground floor of the Yogesh Building marked the end of the Dance and Arts Dimensions Academy (DADA) summer camp. Participants were able to display all that they at learnt and created during the three week summ

Opinion - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Letter: Constitution of exclusion

Dear Editor, Our constitution is a recipe for disaster. The author of our constitution has marvelously made a constitution that excludes the grassroots people of St. Maarten heritage. What is the purpose of the constitution? The primary purpo

Opinion - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Opinion: McWages

What is the secret of Burgernomics? It’s all about the Big Mac as a measuring tool for economists. It began as a joke, but Burgernomics is taken seriously these days and The Economist that started the trend in 1986 launches a new version of it ever

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Opinion: Early Christmas shopping

We still have a couple of months to go, but December 21 will be here sooner than some people wish for. Wild interpretations of the Maya-calendar suggest that our world will come to an end on that date – okay, or maybe two days later. While these pr

Opinion - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Clarification – bottom right hand corner

On Monday July 23 we published a story headlined: Audit Chamber awaits formal presentation of annual accounts in which we state that the government will present two annual accounts for 2010 – one reflecting the period of January 1, 2010 to October

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Wescot-Williams misses wreath laying for Wathey

Wescot-Williams misses wreath laying for Wathey

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams during a previous wreath laying ceremony to honor Dr. Claude Wathey. St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams reflected on the 86th birthday of political icon and co-founder of the Democratic Part Dr. C

Opinion - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Letter: The Cost of Living or Life? – Part 1

By Emilio Kalmera Dear Editor, While moderating a debate on August 8, 2009 entitled ‘The State of the Native-indigenous St. Martin People ‘09’ on MSR Cable TV on the French side, I had the privilege to be among some very outspoken people

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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St. Maarten Prime Minister attends event honoring Bill Gates

St. Maarten Prime Minister attends event honoring Bill Gates

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (fifth right) stands with nine of the other delegation members to the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) currently being held in Washington DC. (PR MINPRESSXM Photo)WASHINGTON D.C/ST. MAARTEN - Prime M

Opinion - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Opinion: A select few

The Cadastre management and its supervisory board have the authority to establish the tariffs citizens have to pay for services. Before the Cadastre introduced the new tariffs it informed the notaries about the changes. While this was a bit of a one-