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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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St. Maarten Weekly News reports: American Airlines aborts non-stop flights from New York

St. Maarten – Jeff Berger analyzed the situation at American Airlines in this weekend’s edition of his St. Maarten weekly news electronic  newsletter. He notes that the airline is a mess and that non-stop flights this winter from JFK in New York

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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MP Douglasss urges De Weever to use tact in hospital conflict

St. Maarten – Opposition MP Dr. Ruth Douglasss called upon Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever “to stop playing out this sensitive matter in public and handle this in a productive and professional manner that will ultimately produce positi

Editorial - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Editorial: Rapid progress (Michael and Thelma King murder)

With the arrest of one suspect, the team that is investigation the brutal murder of Michael and Thelma King seems to have made rapid progress. It is probably a bridge too far to conclude now immediately that the case has been solved, but at least

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Wilson satisfied with team effort at CAC Games

St. Maarten - At the conclusion of the 40th CAC Games that were held over the weekend in Puerto Rico, a few athletes were able to secure podium positions and place St Maarten in the sporting headlines. The delegation which was headed by Martin Wil

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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One arrest in double King murder

St. Maarten – Yesterday morning around 4 a.m. police arrested a suspect in the murder of Michael and Thelma King. No details were released about the arrest or about the suspect, other than that it is a man. The quick arrest is the result of investi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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MP Pantophlet: “Businesses should live up to their responsibilities”

St. Maarten – “It is the responsibility of the government to create the environment where businesses can thrive. Businesses in turn should live up to their responsibilities by providing employment and by paying proper wages and benefits,” Natio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Life expectancy up in the Caribbean

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – During the past 110 years, health in the Americas has improved significantly, but inequalities persist, according to a report by the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) and the World Health Organization WHO. Average lif

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Minister Jacobs takes part in Special Olympics parade

Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister Silveria Jacobs joined on Saturday in an early morning parade with the Special Olympics Committee, the athletes, Sr. Basilia clients, members of the Mohican scouts, the Red Cross Youth Chapter, sponsors, and voluntee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Minister Jacobs seeks cooperation with Uruguay

St. Maarten (DCOMM) –Minister Silveria Jacobs met in Uruguay with the country’s Vice-Minister of Education, Science and Culture Oscar Gomez, and the head of the Cultural Department to foster ties of cooperation in the areas of promoting our cu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Benders wants to see drag racing develop in a safe environment

St. Maarten / By Milton G. Pieters - Their areas of interest were not as vital as their mere presence on the area of the Ring Road behind the zoo early yesterday morning,  but what they all had in common was their whole hearted support for the cons

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Summer Speaks: Spoken word at Sheer

St. Maarten - The fourth annual “Summer Speaks”, an evening combining spoken word, poetry, short story, music and fine dining will take place this Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. at Sheer restaurant on Front Street.  The event, called “Summer Speaks: A

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Ombudsman exchanges views with ministries

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – The Office of the Ombudsman is currently in the process of meeting with secretaries general, heads of departments and sector heads of the seven ministries to exchange views about the procedures followed thus far by the Ombudsman

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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University networks in Aruba and Curacao

GREAT BAY - On September 17 management of the University of Saint Martin attended the “Leraren aan het stuur,” a congress organized by the Education Directorate in Aruba together with Look, the scientific center for teacher research. The St. Maar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Haren’s mayor Rob Bats appalled by Facebook-riots

GREAT BAY/ HAREN – Rob Bats, the former chef of the governor’s cabinet in St. Maarten, was appointed per May 1 to mayor of Haren – a sleepy town with less than 20,000 inhabitants in the province of Groningen. On Friday the 49-year old mayor had

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Divico joins Fun Miles

GREAT BAY – Divico Cash & Carry has joined Fun Miles, the Caribbean’s largest free customer reward program. This means that Fun Miles cardholders can now save and redeem Fun Miles at Divico’s clubstore while shopping for the premium brands

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Suggests other ministries follow suit – SHTA commends minister for name badge-initiative

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association SHTA has expressed its wish that more departments will follow the lead of Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Cornelius de Weever to have staffers wear name badges.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Arrindell returns from visit to The Netherlands

GREAT BAY / THE HAGUE - "As an active MP, I will continue to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones with members of the First and Second Chambers as well as with other governmental entities within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, includi

Opinion - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Opinion: Anonymous writing

We received this very nice letter from an anonymous fan of Today’s opinion page, basically thanking us for our editorials and opinions. Of course, we like compliments, and we’re happy to share them with our readers. Ego never sleeps. “You ar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Opinion: Name tags

Minister De Weever (public health, social affairs and labor) got kudos from the hospitality and trade association SHTA for his initiative to adorn civil servants in the departments he is responsible for with name tags. Soon, we figure, employees at t