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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Party leadership stands by its Commissioner – El Hage is not going anywhere

KRALENDIJK –The Union Patriotiko Boneriano (UPB) will not ask Commissioner Burney el Hage to resign. Instead, the party encourages El Hage to solidify his position, UPB-President Yonchi Dortalina told the Amigoe yesterday. The UPB-Preside

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Time to clear lagoon of shipwrecks, Epic says

St. Maarten - Although the causeway project over the Simpson Bay Lagoon has been rejected by the majority of Simpson Bay residents as was evident at a town hall meeting earlier this year, environmentalists are hoping that some good may be able to com

Opinion - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Opinion: Officialese

Officialese is a nice term for language used by government entities. In some cases it gives hilarious effects, and in other instances it just confuses people – the prime reason why government departments hardly ever use normal language. A nice exa

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Tobacco control trainers complete 3-day workshop

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Eight tobacco control trainers completed training by the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) recently as part of Public Health Minister De Weever’s hundred percent smoke free schools initiative. The workshop represented

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Snorkel club grads ready to become junior rangers

St. Maarten - The Nature Foundation’s snorkel club came to an end on Saturday at the Megaplex cinemas where the students were treated to a showing of Finding Nemo 3D. This is the third snorkel club the foundation hosted since the program started in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Smooth talker punished for threats with machete

St. Maarten – Rikinaldo Francisco Murray was described by his mother as a smooth talker and also as a potentially dangerous man. On February 21 he threatened a neighbor with a machete and that netted him in the Court in First Instance last week a 1

Opinion - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Opinion: Abuse of authority

The big discussion in Curacao still comes back to this one focal point: did Ivar Asjes act within his mandate as president of parliament when he unilaterally decided that there would be no more public meetings of parliament? And was the new majority

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Davelaar: Schotte unable to stop interim-cabinet

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte is unable to prevent the establishment of an interim cabinet. That is the opinion of PNP-leader Humphrey Davelaar in a reaction to Schotte’s national address of last Friday. Schotte said that wi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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St.Maarten heads to World Routes forum

GREAT BAY- St.Maarten has confirmed its membership at the 18th World Route Development Forum in Abu Dhabi from September 29 to October 2. Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet is expected to join his counterparts from around the world as well as airline

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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A Tribute to Camille Baly

St. Maarten / By Oswald Francis - It has been over two weeks now that St. Maarten bade farewell to one of its finest sons, Camille Ector Baly, educator, historian and cultural icon. I first met Mr. Baly in 1980 while on a sabbatical-leave from the A

Opinion - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Opinion: Hungry old man

How well does St. Maarten take care of its senior citizens? That question pooped into our head yesterday afternoon during a visit to Le Grand Marché on Bush Road. There we encountered an old man who could easily be in his eighties or even beyond

Editorial - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Editorial: Getting along

The VVD and the Labor Party seem to be miles apart ideologically. Yet the leaders of these two parties get along just fine and we may soon see them together in the next Rutte-cabinet. How is this possible? Because politicians in the Netherlands under

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Sweepstake winner happy with new car

St. Maarten – Barbara Booker received her brand new Chevrolet sonic LTZ at the dealership of F.W. Vlaun and Sons this weekend. Booker is the winner of the Xtreme Communications sweepstake. The summer sweepstake started on June 1 for Xtreme Chippie

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Curacao faces bleak financial future

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao is looking at a bleak financial future. From 2013 on the Finance Ministry projects an annual deficit of 187 million guilders ($104.4 million) for three years straight. The Finance Ministry published a report entitled Financial

Opinion - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Opinion: Clues

What is the best way to get to know somebody? No, we're not referring to the best strategy to pick up a girl in a bar. We're referring to ways to find out what somebody is really made off - be it a spouse, a friend, an employee or anybody else that e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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St. Maarten accepted as associate Paho member

GREAT BAY/WASHINGTON– St.Maarten, Aruba and Curacao were admitted as associate members of the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) during the 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference, which began yesterday at Paho headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Ombudsman info session in Belvedere tomorrow

St. Maarten – The Ombudsman continues with its information sessions in the district tomorrow with a meeting at the Belvedere Community Center. The meeting begins at 7.30 p.m. and is for residents from Dutch Quarter, Belvedere and surrounding areas.

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 18, 2012

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Rutte and Samsom confident about working together

THE HAGUE - Caretaker prime minister and VVD leader Mark Rutte and Labor leader Diederik Samsom have confidence they can work together well, they told reporters yesterday afternoon. Both party leaders had talks with coalition negotiator Henk Kamp ye

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Schotte denies impasse

WILLEMSTAD – There is no impasse between the Council of Ministers and the majority in the parliament, outgoing Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte told the Antilliaans Dagblad over the weekend. Governor Frits Goedgedrag refers in his August 28