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

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Wiels tops Schotte in Curacao: former social worker in control – Road to independence will set agenda for new cabinet

St. Maarten / Curacao – The victory of Helmin Wiels’ Pueblo Soberano in Friday’s parliamentary elections has done more than making a return of the MFK-PS-MAN coalition possible. Wiels won 42 percent more votes than he did two years ago, while S

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

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Prevention Week concludes with open house – Fire fighters show new bush fire truck

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Fire Department closed off Fire Prevention Week with an open house on Saturday at the Clem Labega Square. The event provided the perfect opportunity for the department to not only perform fire safety drills but to also unv

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

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Safe Haven gets donation from Island Gem

St. Maarten – The Safe Haven Foundation received a donation from Island Gem on Friday in the form of a starters package for a woman that is ready to leave the shelter. The package includes kitchenware, linen and other household items. “Safe Have

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

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Nearly seventy candidates for Living Statues Festival

St. Maarten – Nearly seventy potential participants have registered for the second Living Statues Festival that will take place in December in Philipsburg. On Saturday they attended a fact finding mission at the Motiance Dance school where they got

Opinion - Posted by on October 22, 2012

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Opinion: Major headache

Helmin Wiels has something to celebrate in Curacao but at the same time the surprise winner of Friday’s elections inherits a major headache if indeed he becomes the country’s new Prime Minister. While this is none of our business, the question is

Opinion - Posted by on October 22, 2012

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Opinion: Lost

We may be forgiven for not understanding this. The Mental Health Foundation takes care of psychiatric patients. It gets subsidy from the government that established the foundation in 2001 on a date that showed some foresight: 10-10-2001. We have qui

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

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Four Fun Miles winners at Keijzer Computers

St. Maarten – Four lucky winners came to pick up their prizes at Keijzer Computers in Cole Bay. The company joined Fun Miles in September. Swiping their card at Keijzer Made customers eligible to several prizes in the period from September 13 until

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

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Samuel congratulates electorate in Curacao

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel congratulated the electorate in Curacao in a brief press release yesterday “for exercising their democrat right in free and fair elections.” The turnout for the elections was approximat

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

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Minister Jacobs at first round Spelling Bee

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon. Silveria Jacobs, attended the opening of round one of the Seven Seas Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee which will be held over three Saturdays at the AUC Medical School

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

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Over 200 take part in Fatum loop La Floch and Robinson win

St. Maarten - Omarco Robinson, a Jamaican national shaved off 41 seconds from his previous time in the 2011 Fatum Run to win the 10k run yesterday. In the female category, Gael Le Floch, a French national was the first overall in 47 minutes. At the

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

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Permit for involuntary admissions remains elusive – Mental Health Foundation finds no support in court

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance rejected a request by the Mental Health Foundation to order Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever to give it a permit for the forces admission of psychiatric patients. Judge mr. Rene van Veen ruled th

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

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Specialist Bravio speaks at cancer conference

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Gynecologist and obstetrician Dr. Igor Gomes Bravio is one of the speakers at this week’s cancer conference that is organized by Collective Prevention Services from the Public Health Ministry and a number of non-governmental

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

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Rain does not deter crowd in anti-bullying march

St. Maarten - Intermittent rain could not stop a crowd of some 300 people most of whom were children as they marched on Saturday night against bullying. The march was organized by the Voice Of Our Children (VOOC) foundation and according to VOOC Pres

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

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Candid discussions at hospital’s open house

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Medical Centre opened up its facilities on Saturday to answer questions on the hospital’s safety. The general lobby area was transformed into an exhibition site where various departments conducted what was referred to as

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

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Patients speak out: service at hospital second to none

St. Maarten - Some people beg to differ about the situation at the St. Maarten Medical Center where several complaints were levied against the staff recently. Among them are businessman Paul Jeffery and Station Manager of Menzies Aviation Kenneth Kon