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Editorial - Posted by on August 10, 2012

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Editorial: Oops

The Emilio Wilson Estate saga threatens to turn into an ugly story that would make the man whose name it bears spin in his grave with frustration and anger. From the court papers we obtained yesterday it becomes clear that greed is the main ingredie

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Company demands millions in damages if adventure park plan falls through – Rain Forest puts lien on Emilio Wilson Estate

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The purchase by the government of the Emilio Wilson Estate is in limbo. Rain Forest Adventure St. Maarten N.V. and Rain Forest Tram Ltd. – the companies that had an agreement to develop a commercial attraction park

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Scotia Bank donates to University

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the presentation of a check for $25,000 from the Bank of Nova Scotia to the University of St. Maarten. The contribution will go directly towards the funding of a computer system for the reg

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Five community police officers introduced to Minister Duncan

St. Maarten - The five new officers that were chosen to be trained as community police officers were introduced to Justice Minister Roland Duncan on Wednesday. The minister explained that he was quite happy with the officers for their willingness to

Opinion - Posted by on August 10, 2012

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Letter: Swim with the dolphins: bad idea

August Monday is over and some revelers may still have a headache. Now six organization backed by more than eleven million supporters have sent a letter to Anguilla’s governor William Alistair Harrison to object to the return of the dolphinarium to

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Salomon endorses hurricane cleanup project in St. Peters

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Disaster Coordinator Winston Salomon endorses the St. Peters community weekly hurricane season clean-up which is scheduled to kick-off tomorrow. Other clean-ups are scheduled for the weekends of August 18 and 25. The primary

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Union leader concerned about students with BB, Elshot wants more reading for new school year

St. Maarten / By Torana Granston - With the advent of the new school year come Monday, president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) Claire Elshot says that she remains committed to monitoring the development of education on St.Maarten and

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Jamaicans celebrate Bolt’s 200 meter victory

St. Maarten - Seconds before the conclusion of the highly anticipated showdown between the defending 200 meters Olympic champion Usain Bolt and his countryman Yohan Blake, a small group of Jamaicans that was assembled at the Ackee Pod Bar & Restauran

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Minister recommends healthy school snacks

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Nutrition related health problems in children are increasingly significant causes of disability and premature death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The problem of overweight and obesity have reached ep

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Seven Seas Water donates to New Status Drum band

St. Maarten – The Council of Cultural and Artistic Expressions Foundation (COCAAE) on Wednesday became the latest recipient of a donation made by Seven Seas Water St. Maarten. Managing director Franklyn Richards recently made the $1,500 donation t

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Jacobs wants study financing branch in the Netherlands

St. Maarten – Education Minister Silveria Jacobs is seeking to establish a St. Maarten study financing branch in the St. Maarten House in The Hague where the cabinet of Plenipotentiary Minister Mathias Voges is also housed. Preliminary talks with

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Bikini finals set for tonight

St. Maarten - The curtains will go down on the 4th annual Sunset Bar & Grill Bikini contest which has been generating lots of hype lately, but only one person will win the car, another will a US $2000 cash prize and a third will get US $1000. Howe

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Confusion about shooting that happened 5 years ago

St. Maarten – Samuel Rony B., a 24-year-old stood trial in the Court in First Instance on Wednesday for a shooting incident that took place on August 124, 2007 when he was just 19 years old. Remarkably, the defendant had never been heard about the

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Global price increase around 6 percent Union concerned about rising food prices

St. Maarten - “There is no clarity in direction. Everyone is doing as they please and no one is focusing on commodities.” These sentiments were expressed by president of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labour Unions, Theophilus Thompson yesterday

Opinion - Posted by on August 10, 2012

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Opinion: Parenting 101

Who is responsible for children’s upbringing? The parents, the school, the government, sport clubs ..... The list is endless and quite often schools are mentioned as the institutions that ought to take at least part of the responsibility. Aleid Tru

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Former journalist Harley executive director SHTA

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), has named Alfred Harley as the successor of executive director Valya Pantophlet. “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Harley to the team. His broad experience brings a unique prospe