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Opinion - Posted by on November 5, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Your move Louie

Professor Jaime Saleh made an interesting point during the symposium organized by the High Councils of State on Friday when SHTA-President Emil Lee asked at what point elected officials should step down. When there is sufficient suspicion, Saleh said

Editorial - Posted by on November 5, 2012

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Editorial: Nothing to complain about

After UP-leader Theo Heyliger, the Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA has also expressed its concerns about the effects hurricane Sandy could have on our island’s economy. It is an understandable point of view, even if the term Pavlov-reaction

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2012

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Big turnout for De King Arrow

St. Maarten - Last Saturday the Celebration Place was the setting of the benefit concert for the De King Arrow Foundation. The well attended fundraising was put together by De King Arrow (Errol Dolphin) after suffering from two heart attacks. The su

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Four Belvedere residents get Henry Lynch award

St. Maarten -The third annual Belvedere Family Funday and James Henry Lynch Friendship Award Ceremony occurred over the weekend; four citizens were honored for their service as positive role models in the society. Recardo Groeneveldt, Angela Dore, Ab

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“Gebe cannot serve us well; we need an alternative” – Plants, panels and palaces at alternative energy show

St. Maarten - More than a dozen businesses set up displays on the parking lot of Port-de-Plaisance to participate in the first ever Windward Island Bank Alternative Energy Show. Throughout the day many people, most of whom were business owners, visi

Opinion - Posted by on November 5, 2012

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Opinion: Entitlement

Mary Smith, a retired journalist of National Geographic, has a keen eye for our island’s environment. On Saturday she noticed how the garbage dump across from the entrance to the luxurious La Samanna hotel in the Lowlands had been enhanced by the a

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Massive loss of support for VVD

THE HAGUE – The electorate in the Netherlands is extremely unhappy with the VVD, the latest opinion poll of market researcher Maurice de Hond shows. If elections were held today. Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party would win just 27 seats. It now h

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Pantophlet pleased with new numbering plan

GREAT BAY – Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Minister Romeo Pantophlet, is very pleased with the transition to the new numbering plan for St. Maarten. This numbering plan is the first allocation and management of numbering resources, carri

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Pueblo Soberano and Pais possible coalition-partners

WILLEMSTAD – A coalition of Pueblo Soberano with Pais depends currently on the willingness of Charles Cooper’s party Man. The two parties need Man, with 2 seats in parliament, to form a majority of 11 in the 21-seat parliament. The differences b

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Birthday party turns into Middle Region fund raiser

St. Maarten – What started with a plan for the annual birthday party of Today’s Editor-in-Chief Hilbert Haar’s spouse Myriam turned into a fundraising event for the president of the community council for Middle Region and Defiance Lenny Priest

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Hillside Adventures hike attracts 75 nature lovers

GREAT BAY – Hillside Adventures, the eco-project under development by Joslyn Richardson and Russ Battiato, got a boost on Saturday when Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams You 2 Can Move initiative came to town. At 6 p.m. an impressive group of 75

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SHTA worried about effect Sandy on tourist season

St. Maarten — ‘Hurricane Sandy dealt severe damage to the communities of the North East; New York, New Jersey and Connecticut among others, but it will also have a deep impact on our own upcoming season’ the SHTA expressed today. This area is t

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PM encourages to celebrate St. Maarten’s Week

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is encouraging the community to show their support for St. Maarten’s Week. “In celebrating the day in which we celebrate St. Maarten, I would like to encourage the community to start to commemo

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Rashika Ramchandani wins Spelling Bee competition

St. Maarten — The students of the Methodist Agogic Center dominated the finals of the Spelling Bee Competition at the American University Campus on Saturday morning. The winner was Rashika Ramchandani of the Methodist Agogic Center, Browler Millard

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Department of Statistics conduct second Business Cycle Survey

GREAT BAY – The Department of Statistics will conduct the second Business Cycle Survey for the year 2012, starting on Monday November 5thuntil December 14th. This survey is conducted twice per year with a purpose to collect up-to-date information o

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Government taxes businesses to death, MP Arrindell says

GREAT BAY – “Government is heading in the direction of taxing people and businesses to death. The United People’s party had a strategy to go after those businesses and others that weren’t paying at all. Expanding the tax base will bring in th

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St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation releases Carnival 2013

St. Maarten — The new schedule for Carnival 2013 was released today by The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation. This year’s schedule will feature 22 days of Carnival activities and there will be 17 days of “fettin” from the official o

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Competition favorites draw first blood

GREAT BAY- Antigua and Barbuda sounded an early warning by opening their Nagico/LICA 50 over campaign on a winning note after defeating St Maarten by 201 runs in what can only be described as a one sided affair. Originally, St Kitts was scheduled