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

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Help solve the problems

Finance Minister Roland Tuitt called for the board of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten to approve the bank’s budget earlier this week. He called it irresponsible that they have yet to do so with the year half over. On Friday another sign

Opinion - Posted by on July 2, 2012

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Opinion: Mineral water

Bottled water is bad for the environment and also for disposable household income. Consumers take to bottled water for its perceived benefits, but they may have to rethink their position: there is increasing doubt about the perceived benefits of bott

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

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‘Good Samaritan’ Newton Wilson recognized by airport

SIMPSON BAY — “It’s not the dinner nor the tickets to the ‘Laugh Till Your Belly Burst’ comedy show; all of that is just a token because there’s nothing we could do that would really show how much we appreciate Newton Wilson for his exemp

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Sundial records 100% success rate for WEP

St. Maarten - “A successful six weeks” is how general coordinator of the Sundial School’s Work Experience Program (WEP), Seon France described the end of the annual training. Conducted from May 14 to June 1, the WEP gave students of the Health

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Rodolphe Samuel takes over position: Arrindell ousted as president of parliament per July 15

St. Maarten – The parliament moved yesterday afternoon to end the term of its current President Gracita Arrindell per July 15 and to replace her with Rodolphe Samuel. The change of the guard reflects the new political reality after the UP/DP-coalit

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Exclusive Vacations to offer deep discounts

St. Maarten / By Torana Granston - One of St. Maarten’s best kept secrets for travelers may be exclusive vacations, an up and coming business which promises customers timeshare purchases to some of the premier resorts locally and internationally at

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

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Draft legislation short term labor contracts: Advisory Council has serious concerns

St. Maarten – The draft ordinance submitted by the National Alliance faction and independent MP Frans Richardson to curb the abuse of short-term labor contracts has met with serious concerns from the Advisory council. It notes in its advice that wa

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Bank notes in short supply

WILLEMSTAD – The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten has a shortage of 50 and 100 guilder banknotes and a dire shortage of 25 guilder banknotes. The bank is waiting for the supervisory board to approve an order to get more notes and expects it

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Second phase of installing Ebenezer sewage line begins Tuesday

St. Maarten – Work on phase two of the project to install a main sewer line from Ebenezer to A. Th. Illidge Road begins on July 3 and will continue until August 10. The first phase of the project was done during a similar period last year. From J

Opinion - Posted by on July 2, 2012

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Opinion: Overweight Children

Is the government allowed to interfere in a family when the children are becoming overweight or obese? This is what happened to a Dutch family. The story seems to reflect a solution of last resorts, an effort to save a family and its kids from their

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Spectacular special at selected partners Double Fun Miles all summer long

St. Maarten – Fun Miles, the Caribbean’s biggest free saving and redemption program, has unveiled a summer campaign that is as simple as it is spectacular. Cardholders will receive double Fun Miles at ten key partners until August 31. The partner

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Last minute preparations in full swing for Emancipation Day celebration

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs has again stressed the need for the entire community to attend Monday’s Emancipation Day celebrations. She made the special push after pointing that unlike St. Maarten

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