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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

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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Agreement to equip branch office in Philipsburg – No split of Central Bank

WILLEMSTAD/ GREAT BAY – For the time being St. Maarten and Curacao will continue with a shared Central Bank, and the bank’s office on the Pondfill will be better equipped. That is the result of a meeting between Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Willia

Editorial - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Editorial: No common sense

Gone in twenty seconds. That is what we witnessed on Sunday morning in French Quarter when two bikers took off for an illegal street race. Twenty seconds later a big cloud of dust marked the death of one of them. Apparently these races are taking pl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Social Affairs offers one-time financial aid

St. Maarten - Citizens can make use of the one-time financial assistance that is available at the Department of Social Services to purchase school uniforms and to cover other costs for education, the ministry of public health, social development an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Not all teenagers are in school yet

St. Maarten - Several children are not in school yet, president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union, Claire Elshot said. Under compulsory education children between the age of 16 and 18 are supposed to be in a classroom. “Once they come forward

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Governor Holiday on working visit to the Netherlands

St. Maarten - Governor Eugène B. Holiday left for a working visit to the Netherlands yesterday. He will meet with among others Tom de Graaf, the chairman of the Dutch First Chamber, Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations caretaker Minister Liesbeth Sp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Deadly finish to illegal street race

FRENCH QUARTER / By Milton G. Pieters - What started out as the rights to brag about who could ride the fastest turned into a tragedy for Chris Smith when the 1300R Hayabusa motor bike he was riding in an illegal street race collided with a Hyundai T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Disaster coordinator Salomon urges review hurricane plans

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Disaster Coordinator Winston Salomon advised the tourism sector and the business community to review hurricane preparation plans. The season is now in the most active period, Salomon pointed out in a press statement issued yes

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Court lifts lien on Wathey bank accounts

St. Maarten – The heirs of the late Norman Chester Wathey booked a victory in summary proceedings against Norman Chester Wathey II on Friday. They do not have to pay penalties stemming from an April 13 court ruling, the lien Wathey II placed on the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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WIB organizes fun days

St. Maarten – The Windward Island Bank (WIB) organizes Fun Days this week at several of its branches and at fun partners. During thes events customers can quickly, easily and safely link their Bankomatiko Smart Card with their fun miles card to sta

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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Fire officers hone instructor skills

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Fire Department of Sint Maarten and the Fire Academy of the Netherlands will hold a session to train firefighters who are already on the level of fire officer to hone their skills as instructors this week. Fire officer

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 20, 2012

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More rain on the way: act against mosquito breeding

St. Maarten – The section general public health appealed in a press release issued yesterday to residents to be vigilant and eradicate mosquito breeding places, and to maintain a high level of prevention during the coming weeks where an increase in

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