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Opinion - Posted by on August 14, 2012

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Opinion: Win-win situation

Complaints about the cost of living in St. Maarten are persistent, and complaints about our local utilities company must be the favorite topic for jokes at birthday parties. But all that could change if our government took a leaf out of Aruba’s boo

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Opinion: Priority

Making dementia a health care priority sounds like a good idea, and in this sense the theme for yesterday’s Alzheimer’s conference was well chosen. Raising awareness about the tsunami of people suffering from dementia that is coming towards our

Opinion - Posted by on August 14, 2012

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Opinion: Black economy

The trouble with our country is that we don’t have much data about anything. If completing the 2011 census is already a problem, imagine how complicated it must be to answer a simply question like: what is the scope of the black economy? Black wor

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Attacker will be prosecuted for threatening 14-year-old girl – American teen nearly abducted at Hodge pier

GREAT BAY – A man who harassed a 14-year-old cruise passenger last week Monday at the Captain Hodge Pier will be prosecuted for threatening the girl, Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday. Shortly after the girl and her family ste

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All but two school buses inspected

St. Maarten - School bus section inspection head Martha Thewet told this newspaper yesterday that all school buses but two had been inspected and there should not be any problems. “On the first day most parents take and pick up their children from

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Blue Moon festival set for month end

St. Maarten - What is being touted as the island’s first alternative energy, wellness and recycling festival is set to take place from August 31 to September 2 under the auspices of the Youth Explorers Foundation: the Blue Moon Festival. The event

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Drastically lower water and electricity prices in Aruba

GREAT BAY/ORANJESTAD – In Aruba, eight unions, four representatives of employers organizations and the private sector, timeshare organization Atia, the Oppa pension funds and the government signed an energy protocol that will remain in place until

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PM opens legislation workshop

PM opens legislation workshop

St. Maarten - On Friday morning Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the law making workshop for government employees at the A.C Wathey Legislative Hall. The workshop was held in order to bring employees who might be involved in the law making

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Common Court installs resident judge on Friday

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice will install St. Maarten’s new resident Judge Tamara Tijhuis in a special court session on Friday afternoon. Judge Tijhuis already started working at the court – her inaugural public session took place

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Martin Luther King School students get surprise from Rotary and UTS

St. Maarten - Students of the Martin Luther King Jr. School started off the new school year with a surprise from the Sunrise Rotary Club of St. Martin. The club announced its intention to adopt the school for the coming school year. The first initiat

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Emilio Wilson Estate update – Thompson: government should stand by its commitment

St. Maarten – “The government made a commitment to the people and I think it should stand by that promise,” Rueben Thompson told Today Newspaper yesterday in a reaction to the latest developments with the Emilio Wilson Estate. As a boar

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Editorial: Scary experience

Some crimes are obviously worse than others, but crimes that almost happened can be pretty scary too. The story of the 14-year-old girl that was grabbed last week by an apparently disturbed man on the Captain Hodge Pier proves this point. The victim

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PM opens regional dementia conference “This disease affects us all”

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams opened the Regional Dementia Conference at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort yesterday. The St. Maarten Alzheimer’s Foundation organizes the conference under the theme Dementia: Public Health Prio

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ADI chairman impressed by St. Maarten’s dementia fight

ADI chairman impressed by St. Maarten’s dementia fight

A photo finish to a well formulated conference that was held on dementia yesterday. Pictured above are members of government, social activists, health workers and the business community; all key stakeholders in making dementia a national priority.St.

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Police report five robberies

St. Maarten – The police reported five robberies yesterday that were - with the exception of one - all committed last week Wednesday. One 16-year-old boy, K.D., was arrested. He is described as someone “well known to the police.” The first rob

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Lecture on labor laws

St. Maarten – David Kock presents a lecture about labor laws on Thursday August 30 at the Divi Little Bay Resort. David Kock is a professor of labor laws at the Law University of Aruba. Other speakers at the lecture are mr. Rene van Veen, judge in

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Rotary district governor Lewis visits St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Rotary district 7020 governor Vance Lewis visits St. Maarten and a few surrounding islands starting today. In a packed program that ends on Friday with a visit to Anguilla, he will meet with Minister of Telecommunication Romeo Pantoph

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Procedure for filing complaints could do with improvement

Procedure for filing complaints could do with improvement

Justice Minister Roland Duncan receives the report from Council for Law Enforcement Chairman Franklyn Richards. Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos (far left) and Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte (far right) also received copies of the report.Council for Law

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Asha Stevens campus opens with minor glitches

Asha Stevens campus opens with minor glitches

St. Maarten — It was with mixed emotions that the new students at the Asha Stevens Campus of the Hillside Christian School had their first day at school. The newly built facility could be considered one of the most modern schools on the island with

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Nagico one-day tournament returns to St Maarten

St. Maarten - The Leeward Islands one-day cricket tournament that has enjoyed premier sponsorship from National General Insurance Company for the a few years now will be making a return to St.Maarten in October. This year’s Nagico Insurance Leewar