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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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PM Wescot-Williams applauds opening Charlotte Brookson Academy

PM Wescot-Williams applauds opening Charlotte Brookson Academy

[caption id="attachment_15820" align="alignleft" width="300"] Charlotte Brookson Academy student Kaie La Touche awaits early Monday morning the opening of classes.[/caption]St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams applauded the opening of t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Spies threatens Curacao with intervention – Kingdom Council of Ministers doubles meeting frequency

THE HAGUE – The Kingdom Council of Ministers has decided to double the frequency of its meetings because of Curacao’s precarious financial situation. At the proposal of outgoing Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth spied the council will meet ever

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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De Weever flayed by union for criticizing SMMC

St. Maarten - The Windward Islands Health Care Union Association (WIHCUA) which has membership in St.Maarten, Statia and Saba, has reacted to the statements made by Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever that the St.Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC),

Opinion - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Opinion: Urine

We were rather amused by the story about the cleaner who urinated in a tea kettle in the hospital in Aruba. It reminded us of something – a blast from the past if you want. That users of the kettle – staff members who boiled water with it for co

Opinion - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Opinion: Another solution for traffic jams

Ah, never thought about that as a solution for the traffic jams in St. Maarten: working at home, instead of going to the office every day. The concept has been around for decades in the Netherlands and elsewhere but most employers did not buy into it

Opinion - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Opinion: Death of the phonebook

There must have been a time when people were happy to receive something that was free. In the Netherlands the phonebook is free for instance, but not everybody is happy with it. An annoyed consumer by the name of Alexander Klöpping took action and c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Stormy weather ahead

Stormy weather ahead

[caption id="attachment_15822" align="alignleft" width="560"] The depression’s position as depicted on the site of the National hurricane center yesterday afternoon.[/caption]St. Maarten – By Wednesday the weather in St. Maarten could turn nasty.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Winner of Burger King iPad-3

Winner of Burger King iPad-3

Burger King's Colebay restaurant manager Francisca hands an I-Pad 3 to the lucky winner.St. Maarten - Mr. Kiran Sidwhani with ticket #064248 won the August 15th-draw for the iPad-3 from Burger King. Burger King's iPad-3 promotion so far produced

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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One arrested after fight at Milton Peters College

St. Maarten – The first school fight of the year is on record after the arrest of student S.A.W. at the Milton peters college on Friday. W. got into a fight with fellow student U.A.R. during school hours, the police reported yesterday. R. suffered

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Prime Minister urges community to keep an eye on the weather

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams urged the community yesterday to closely monitor the weather systems out in the Atlantic and to be vigilant and prepared as the country is currently entering the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Employability through training program placed 17 candidates

St. Maarten (DCOMM) - The project Employability through Training the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor launched in the latter part of last year is progressing well and has placed 17 participants on job training to date. The newl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Robbery-suspect arrested at home

St. Maarten – Detectives arrested M.S. at his home in Fort Willem on Friday as a suspect in a robbery investigation. A search of the premises yielded two marijuana plants growing in the back yard, several stolen cell phones, iPods, iPads, ammunitio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Seniors in Action program at community outreach center

Seniors in Action program at community outreach center

Seniors are indeed in action as they exercise and dance. Leo Brown Photo.St. Maarten - This and every Wednesday seniors meet to greet each other, exchange stories of bygone days and get into action with dancing and exercise classes. The program is ca

Editorial - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Editorial: Be storm ready

The tropical depression that is rapidly approaching St. Maarten will for sure bring us a lot of bad weather. How bad it is going to be was unclear last night, but the National Hurricane Center reported a 90 percent chance that the system will become

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Food and water safety tips from office of disaster management

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The office of disaster management and the ministry of public health published tips about food and water safety yesterday as part of the information campaign about hurricane-related issues. Make sure to have appliance thermome

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Man robbed in store at gun point

St. Maarten – Two armed men robbed a man in a store on Back Street at gun point of his cell phone, his sneakers and $600 in cash. The robbery took place on Saturday at the beginning of the evening around 6.30 p.m. The victim, B.G.H., was held at g

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Ujima Foundation and library receive Seven Seas-donations

Ujima Foundation and library receive Seven Seas-donations

Pictured from left to right are Seven Seas Water Corporation Chief Operating Officer, Mario Mondo, Ujima Director Judith Martin-Bell, Philipsburg Jubilee Library Monique Alberts and Seven Seas Water St. Maarten Managing Director, Franklyn Richard

Opinion - Posted by on August 21, 2012

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Opinion: Philip

The internet is a fabulous invention, no doubt about it and we would not be able to function without it. Like with everything in life, there is a downside. In our book that downside has a name as well: Philip Spooner. We never saw the guy, never tal