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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Harbor takes measures; port call Allure of the Seas canceled; schools closed - Tropical Storm Isaac underway

Harbor takes measures; port call Allure of the Seas canceled; schools closed – Tropical Storm Isaac underway

A crane operator moves a container to a safer place in the harbor. Milton Pieters Photo.St. Maarten – Tropical depression number 9 turned into Tropical Storm Isaac, the crew of the air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft reported at 5 p.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Laville-James controversy smolders on

St. Maarten – The controversy between United People’s party MP Jules James and his former faction leader and now independent MP Romain Laville smolders on, it appeared from a remark James made in parliament yesterday morning. James asked for a

Editorial - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Editorial: Excellent

The initiative of that department with the long name to organize budgeting workshops falls without any doubt in the category excellent. In a world where the drive for instant gratification has become the standard for too many people, managing a ho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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One year later, parliament ratifies its own crest – MP Leonard needles Chairman Samuel about his footprint

St. Maarten – In its first meeting under Chairman Rodolphe Samuel the parliament approved its own crest yesterday morning. But what should have been a ten-minute affair turned into a tedious monster that lasted an hour due to bickering about what S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Ronald Halman chairman General Audit Chamber

Ronald Halman chairman General Audit Chamber

St. Maarten – Parliament approved the appointment of Ronald Halman as the chairman of the General Audit Chamber yesterday unanimously. The advice from the Central committee also contained the names of four other members for the audit chamber, and t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Nature Foundation drills new mooring pins at dive sites

Nature Foundation drills new mooring pins at dive sites

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation upgraded the dive moorings at two of the island’s most popular scuba diving sites last week inside of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park  - Mike’s Maze and Proselyte Reef. The installation of the moori

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Caribserve 4G powers Aids Foundation

Caribserve 4G powers Aids Foundation

UTS/Caribserve representatives Ivy Lambert and Carl Riley, present the CaribServe 4G connection to members of the St. Maarten Aids Foundation – Gerard van Osch (left) and Rajesh Chintaman (second from right).St. Maarten – To support the set-u

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Parliament squashes plan for speaking time on notifications

St. Maarten – A proposal by Parliament Chairman Rodolphe Samuel to limit the speaking time for parliamentarians on notifications – at the beginning of the agenda for each meeting – to 3 minutes, first triggered a request by MP Gracita Arrindell

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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VOXPOP: Are you prepared for a hurricane?

GREAT BAY-St.Maarten is now entering the peak of the hurricane season and with the increase in stormy weather activities over the Atlantic in the last few days, the Office of Disaster Management and the Prime Minister have urged residents to be prepa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Movie filmed on St. Maarten - Trials encourages people to accept their differences

Movie filmed on St. Maarten – Trials encourages people to accept their differences

A scene from the movie Trials with   Johnathon Seguin audio assistant, Laundry Piper as cameraman, Georgia Peterkin in her role of lead actress and Stanley Romney (key grip) in background.St. Maarten - The multi-talented and highly motivated gospel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Learning Unlimited starts school year today Upgraded school adds college level courses

Learning Unlimited starts school year today Upgraded school adds college level courses

[caption id="attachment_15888" align="alignleft" width="320"] Learning Unlimited Principal Robert Gibson and Executive Director Dr. Ponuah Alcott.[/caption] St. Maarten - The Learning Unlimited Preparatory School went through a number of necessary

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Budgeting workshops start next week Tuesday

St. Maarten - The Department of Community Development, Family and Humanitarian Affairs (C.D.F.H.A.), the community help desk and social services are offering free weekly workshops on Taking total control through budgeting. The first workshop takes pl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Leonard wants official notices about tropical storm alerts

St. Maarten – Members of parliament ought to get an official notification from the relevant authorities on the arrival of inclement weather. That is basically what MP Johan Leonard claimed in yesterday’s meeting of parliament. Leonard had unde

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Presidente team domino champion

St. Maarten- The strong domino team sponsored by Presidente made light work of their opponents to cart off the championship trophy along with the $1,500 cash prize when the first annual Mount Gay Rum domino tournament concluded at the Under The Sun C

Opinion - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Opinion: Snitching Wiels

What exactly is the role politicians have to play in our communities? That question came up when we read that the inevitable Helmin Wiels has filed a complaint against the Catholic school board in Curacao at the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Somehow

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Staff to report to school today

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – In connection with Tropical Storm Isaac to the south of the island on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, management and staff are requested to report to their respective schools to secure school materials and to report to the

Opinion - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Opinion: The pill for men

If the broken family is key to the troubles our young generation is experiencing, there could be some light at the end of the tunnel, even though the moral debate about it still has to begin. This is what we are talking about: the pill for men. Th

Opinion - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Opinion: The teeth brushing connection

The thought that scientists are making things up just for the heck of it, for publicity or to attract extra funding crosses our mind at least once a week. But still, when a publication like the Journal of the American Geriatric Society publishes a st

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Crystal Pineapple Awards this year on November 30

St. Maarten — With one hundred days left, the 7th annual SHTA Crystal Pineapple Awards Fundraiser will honor outstanding individuals in our community once again. The association will be gathering the who’s who of the tourism industry and communit

Opinion - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Opinion: New DNA-test

Scientists in Rotterdam have developed a test that makes it possible to establish hair and eye color of an unknown person based on DNA. This could be useful for tracking down criminals, because this additional information limits the circle of possibl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Soggy Dollar Bar ready for Romain Virgo

Soggy Dollar Bar ready for Romain Virgo

St. Maarten –  Dancehall Reggae performer Romain Virgo is looking forward to his first appearance on St. Maarten at the Soggy Dollar Bar, Simpson Bay, Saturday. The club event, titled “Can’t sleep” after Romain Virgo’s hit song I Caan S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Condolences Minister Jacobs for Camille Baly’s family

Condolences Minister Jacobs for Camille Baly’s family

Education Minister Silveria Jacobs with Camille Baly during Emancipation DaySt. Maarten (DCOMM) – On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports, Minister Silveria Jacobs extended her sincerest condolences to the family a