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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 17, 2012

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Sacked Simpson Bay Resort workers urged to visit Wifol

St. Maarten - The 80 workers who were terminated by the Simpson Bay Resort Management Company (SBRMC) are urged to visit the Windward Institute for Organized Labour (Wifol) to ensure that their case is brought before the resort’s trustees, attorney

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Prosecution demands 12 months against 50-year-old defendant – Inappropriate contacts with 11-year old girl

St. Maarten – Prosecutor Gonda van der Wulp demanded 12 months imprisonment against Eliseo C.-G. for inappropriate contacts with an 11-year-old girl and for firearm possession. The defendant’s attorney, mr. Geert Hatzmann, asked the court to acqu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 17, 2012

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S4 staff visits Voges

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias S. Voges received a delegation from S4 on Wednesday at the Sint Maarten House. The student support organization introduced explained its many duties and responsibilities for St. Maa

Editorial - Posted by on August 17, 2012

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Editorial: Inappropriate

The story about a 50-year-old man who allegedly maintained inappropriate contacts with an 11-year-old girl, and probably with a host of other very young children as well, will send chills up the spine of many a parent – and for good reason. While

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 17, 2012

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Parliament president took threat seriously and filed complaint – Mentally disturbed man threatened to rape Samuel’s 14-year-old daughter

St. Maarten – “Samuel is a liar,” Arnaldo Marlon Dexter Connor suddenly exclaimed in the Court in First Instance yesterday afternoon, after Judge Tamara Tijhuis confronted him with details of the accusations brought against him. The defendant i

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Union discussed situation at Gebe with minister Marlin

St. Maarten - A detailed discussion on Gebe and the refusal of the utility company's management to sign the collective labor agreement for unionized workers was focus of talks between the Windward Institute for Organized Labor (Wifol) and Deputy Prim

Opinion - Posted by on August 17, 2012

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Opinion: Consumer strike

That there are always ways to get around strangling high food prices appears from actions undertaken by the mayor of Marinaleda in the Spanish Andalusia district. The mayor runs a city – a village one could even argue – of less than 3,000 citize

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 17, 2012

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Young entrepreneurs develop local Bayside Apparel brand

Young entrepreneurs develop local Bayside Apparel brand

St. Maarten - Not unlike most young entrepreneurs venturing out on their own for the first time brothers Lee and Rae Dominique believe they’ve struck on a winning combination when it comes to knowing what is hot and keeping teenagers engaged and en

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Media consultant pleads for creating biosphere reserve

St. Maarten – “Serious consideration should be given by the governments of both sides of the island with respect to the creation of the “Sint Maarten/St. Martin Biosphere Reserve.” We have more to gain than lose,” media consultant Roddy Hey

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 17, 2012

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Remembering Gassy

Remembering Gassy

St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - Not many young people on St Maarten and old knew who George Gaston Richardson aka Gassy was, but those who had the opportunity to secure his friendship would agree that he was one of the best racing cyclists to rep

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CIA-student wins essay contest

CIA-student wins essay contest

St. Maarten - Fleur Hendrickx, a 12-year-old student of the Caribbean International School has placed first in the Junior Division of the annual FCCA Essay contest organized and coordinated by the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau. The competition is des

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Minister De Weever sets steps to enhance staff performance

Minister De Weever sets steps to enhance staff performance

CPS, Public Health and Social Development participants in the Essential of Public Health Function workshop held in July with more to follow in the coming months. DCOMM Photo St. Maarten (DCOMM) –Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever says

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Parents urged to lend a hand in refurbishment of schools – Union leader impressed with De Weever School

St. Maarten - A visit to the Marie Genevieve de Weever School by president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Claire Elshot on Monday, “was a positive delight to her eyes” in light of all of the hysteria surrounding the readiness of th

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Elshot warns: looming shortage of teachers

St. Maarten - President of the Windward Island Teachers Union (WITU) has warned of a teacher shortage crisis if the issues surrounding the evaluation of foreign teaching degrees are not sorted out post haste. “I fear that we would have a looming

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Ombudsman information session at Melford Hazel community center

St. Maarten — No more than 50 people turned out at the information session the Ombudsman Bureau held at the Melford Hazel community center on Wednesday evening. During the session, the function of the Ombudsman was defined by the Director General P

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PM receives Vance Lewis

PM receives Vance Lewis

Vance Lewis hands Prime Minister Wescot-Williams her honorary rotary pin.St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams received a courtesy visit from Rotary district 7020 Governor Vance Lewis on Wednesday. Lewis was accompanied by James Ferr