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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Support for Emilio Wilson Park - Airport donates towards cook house restoration

Support for Emilio Wilson Park – Airport donates towards cook house restoration

Left to right: Julius Lambert, airport staffers Robert Brown, Daphne Roberts and Suzy Kartokromo, and airport managing Director Regina Labega. (PJIAE photo)St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company made a donation for

Editorial - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Editorial: Let’s travel

Less travel and more law making was one of the statements we remember from immediately after the fall of the first Wescot-Williams cabinet. It sounded like a lofty promise – and it was. So here we are after the summer recess with the first centr

Opinion - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Letter: Respect for Mr. Corallo

Dear editor, I know Mr. Corallo as a young kid under the grape tree and at the casino at Sea view. He was the Michael Jackson of St. Maarten; a handsome lad, very friendly and all the girls loved him. I also got the opportunity to know him better

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Governments meet again this Saturday - No clarity yet on Tromp probe at Central Bank

Governments meet again this Saturday – No clarity yet on Tromp probe at Central Bank

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams and Finance Minister Roland Tuitt confer with Curacao’s Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte via a video link.St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Finance Minister Roland Tuitt will likely attend a me

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Voice of Our Children releases anti-bullying bumper sticker

Voice of Our Children releases anti-bullying bumper sticker

St. Maarten - Corporate citizen Nagico has partnered with local foundation Voice of Our Children (VOOC) to produce bumper stickers for the new academic year on the topic of bullying. The insurance company has been very supportive of all of the founda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Winair loses air ambulance service from Saba and Statia

St. Maarten – After fifty years, Winair has lost the right to provide air ambulance services to Saba and Statia, the company said in a press release issued yesterday. “Winair has been informed that it does not comply with existing regulations

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Central committee talks about travel on Friday

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of parliament kicks off the new political season with a meeting on Friday morning. Two of the four agenda points are about traveling abroad: a visit to The Hague to attend a reception for the departing President

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Hurricane measures for livestock owners

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Office of Disaster Management urges livestock owners to review their plans of how they will secure their livestock in the event of a hurricane. Livestock owners should make sure that their animal holding areas and other

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Visit from South American tour operators

Visit from South American tour operators

Tour operators for Olympus in Bolivia .St. Maarten - Copa Vacations tour operators from all over South America visited St. Maarten this week. Agents from Lares Tours Uruguay and Olympus Bolivia discovered the joys of island life under the sun whi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Movie this Sunday at New Testament Baptist Church - Brother Stevenson features in musical The Covenant

Movie this Sunday at New Testament Baptist Church – Brother Stevenson features in musical The Covenant

Stevenson Simplice (center) in the musical The Covenant.St. Maarten – This Sunday evening the New Testament Baptist Church in Philipsburg will show The Covenant, a musical featuring Saint Martin born Stevenson Simplice. The movie was produced an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Hurricane awareness forum tonight in St. Peters

St. Maarten – Tonight there is a hurricane awareness and preparation forum at the Rupert Maynard community center in St. Peters for residents of the St. Peters and Marigot Hill communities. The forum begins at 7 p.m. The goal of the meeting is t

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Royal Caribbean waives entry fee for 5K road race

St. Maarten - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines announced on Monday via blogspot Royal K that it will waive the entry fee for everyone wishing to participate in its annual Royal 5K race on St. Maarten. The company says that it made this decision after Bri

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“We cannot afford to waste a single drop” Scarcity of drinking water concern for citizen Dekkers

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten is vulnerable because there is very little drinking water on the island, Kevin Dekkers says. Citizens depend on imported bottled water and on the desalinated water utilities company Gebe distributes to private homes and busine

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Martina Bartelink joins KPMG

St. Maarten - Martina Bartelink has joined the KPMG Advisory team in Sint Maarten, the company announced in a press release issued yesterday. Bartelink has lived and worked in the Caribbean before and is well known with the public sector here and in

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Alzheimer’s International meets with service clubs

St. Maarten - Representatives of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and its local chapter the St. Maarten Alzheimer’s Foundation met with the leaders of several service organizations yesterday afternoon at Cheers Restaurant on Front Street.

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Lasana Sekou at Dominica LitFest

St. Maarten - Lasana M. Sekou returned on Monday from Dominica where he participated in the Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair in Roseau (8/10-12/12). The festival invited Sekou to read his fiction and poetry and to conduct the workshop on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Mental Health Foundation teams up with Capriles

St. Maarten – On Monday evening the Mental Health Foundation signed a cooperation agreement with the Capriles Clinic in Curacao. The agreement makes the Mental Health Foundation an acknowledged partner of the Capriles Group. “MHF and Capriles

Opinion - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Opinion: Political games

It is amazing that the outgoing government of Curacao is still pursuing its quest to oust Central Bank president Dr. Emsley Tromp. The Schotte-government should not have started this exercise to begin with, and now that his cabinet has fallen to a lo

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Opinion: The thing with sex appeal

Sophie Peters, a Belgian student who made a documentary called Femme de la rue (Woman of the streets) has triggered a seemingly never-ending discussion in European media about the way some men treat women in public places. The documentary shows how P

Opinion - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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Opinion: Ugly colonial history

A remarkable broadcast on Dutch television yesterday: an interview with captain Raymond Westerling by journalist Joep Buttinghausen from 1969. The more than 40-year-old interview was never broadcast in the Netherlands. There was not a single TV-stati

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Ministers now fully informed by all Secretaries General

St. Maarten - Last week the Council of Ministers concluded its information sessions with all Secretary Generals. In the picture Vromi’s Secretary General Louis Brown presents his overview and plans of the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2012

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TelEm presents reggae singer Virgo at Soggy Dollar bar

St. Maarten – TelEm Group and show promoters  Riddimbox present a concert with reggae star Romain Virgo at the Soggy Dollar bar next week Saturday. TelEm and the promoter worked together earlier this year during carnival on the Red Nation concert.