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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2012

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St. Maarten Toastmasters in top three – Romeo-Marlin new Area Governor

St. Maarten -Toastmasters of Area 6 held their installation ceremony for the incoming Area Governor and Club Executives on Saturday at the Community Outreach Mentorship and Empowerment (COME) Centre in the Maynard building. District Governor elect R

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2012

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Pantophlet’s cabinet gets own telephone line

St. Maarten – The Cabinet of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (MinTEATT), which had to be relocated from the Government Administration Building, can now be reached by calling telephone numbers 542-2090 or 54

Opinion - Posted by on July 4, 2012

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Opinion: Out of left field

Just when you think that everybody is on board as far as overweight and obesity is concerned, someone comes out of left field with a slightly different opinion. That would be Volkskrant columnist Malou van Hintum, who wrote yesterday that “the scal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2012

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Imbali all set for summer of folklore and fun

St. Maarten — Imbali Center for Creative Movement began its fifth annual Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp at the John Larmonie Center on Monday, July 2. This year’s program, which focuses on visual and performing arts as a vehicle to celebr

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Lady B hosts 4th annual SXM Sandblast

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s premiere sand castle event is back. It takes place at La Playa, Orient Beach on Sunday July 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The sand castle building event is for all ages and includes a day of contests, castings, live

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2012

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Harbour Group sponsors special fireworks display

St. Maarten – A fireworks display will light up the skies of Philipsburg at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday as part of a private reception hosted by the US Consulate in Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities and a special edition of the Boardwalk Fest a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Inspection report arrives a year later: “Prison conditions threaten inmates’ health”

St. Maarten – Medical facilities in the Pointe Blanche prison are outdated and not easily accessible, a report written by the Inspection of the ministry for public health, social development and labor concludes. Five inspectors visited the prison o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Governor Holiday: “We have corrected that omission”

St. Maarten - Governor drs Eugene B. Holiday has called the emancipation proclamation signed by Governor J.D. Crol in 1863 the end of system that “goes against the core of human nature which is against the will of all men and women to be free.” T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Emancipation Day honoree Baly: “Country St. Maarten was built on the village concept”

Emancipation Day honoree Baly: “Country St. Maarten was built on the village concept”

A dancer leaps into the air during a performance atop the Salt Pickers roundabout in Philipsburg as part of the Emancipation Day celebration on Monday. (Milton Pieters photo)St. Maarten - Hundreds converged at the Salt Pickers monument roundabout on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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VKS celebrate 15th Anniversary Illidge promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

St. Maarten - It was a spectacle to behold on Saturday afternoon as men and women in uniform representing the police, fire department, prison and military departments joined with the Voluntary Korps of St. Maarten (VKS) in its 15th anniversary celebr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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PM tells emancipation church gathering: Emilio Wilson Estate and Great Salt Pond initiatives to take shape

St. Maarten - Sunday’s 149th anniversary of emancipation from slavery was commemorated on Monday with a blessing by members of the clergy at a moving ecumenical service at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. The service was overseen by Captain

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Jacobs: Education and respect are steps to reach our goals

Jacobs: Education and respect are steps to reach our goals

(Left to right) Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs standing with Martin Luther King Jr. teachers. (DCOMM Photo) St. Maarten – Minister of Education Hon. Silveria Jacobs recently told a school leaving exercise at the Dr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Rawlins sees slavery’s injustice in modern labor struggles

St. Maarten - Priest of the SS Simon and Jude Anglican Church on Back Street, Father Terrence Rawlins gave a stirring homily at Monday’s ecumenical service for the 149th national emancipation day celebrations. Speaking from the pulpit of the St. Ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Jacobs salutes Ruby Labega Primary’s aspiring professionals

Jacobs salutes Ruby Labega Primary’s aspiring professionals

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs (second left) standing proudly next to one of the graduating students. (DCOMM Photo)St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs recently spoke to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Cooperation Foundations fund educational farm

Cooperation Foundations fund educational farm

(from left to right) Miniature horse Skippy, volunteer Heleen Hoekman and Alexandra van Luycken from Intervision Foundation, Gianne de Weever, Angela Dekker, Leon Lake and Saskia Kliphuis from Cooperating FoundationsSt. Maarten – Seaside Nature

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Rutte: “Slavery dehumanizes”

AMSTERDAM – “Slavery dehumanizes, outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday during the national commemoration of the Dutch slavery past at the National Monument slavery past in Amsterdam. “Slavery robs the individual of the freedom to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Pizzuti appointed Maho Group’s Vice-President of Hotel Operations

St. Maarten - The Maho Group, widely recognized as the leading leisure, real estate and resort company in St. Maarten, announces the promotion of Armando Pizzuti to Vice President of Hotel Operations. In addition to his General Manager position at So

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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St. Maarten Parliament meets on Thursday

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on July 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament at Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg. The first agenda point is related to a prese

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Prime Minister wants more entries in Ram competition

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the annual Ram Goat Competition beauty contest in Colombier on Sunday. The prime minister, who has been a staunch supporter of the event since it first started in 2000, commented that she was

Opinion - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Editorial: The process of freedom

On Sunday and Monday the nation collectively stopped to look at how on July 1, 149 years ago slavery ended in Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. But there’s a remark that we cannot ignore. That remark is the simple fact that businesses were sti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Just over 70 students honored by Adventist Church

St. Maarten – Some 72 students were recognized by the Education Department of the Philipsburg Seventh-day Adventist Church on June 30. The event was themed “Use Me Lord” and the honorees were presented with awards for excelling at schools acros

Opinion - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Opinion: Unpaid advice: Help St. Maarten students!

Dear Editor, Quite a few St. Maarten students are studying abroad. In the holidays they want to come back to St Maarten. They love the island and they love their parents and their friends. To not be completely dependent on their (poor) parents, they

Opinion - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Opinion: Smart garbage cans

If you live in a place with a lot of sunshine (and yes: St. Maarten qualifies) there are a lot of things one is able to do using this energy source. Initiatives in this field are seldom born in the places where they are most needed, but that’s okay

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2012

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Several honored at year end ceremony

Several honored at year end ceremony

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs (second from left) at the head table during the Department of Public Education’s end of year breakfast and program last week. (DCOMM Photo)St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Cultur

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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