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Opinion - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Opinion: Competition Authority

Our esteemed parliament seems to be a slow starter, while cynics might turn this qualification even into no-starter. Where are the initiative-laws? Where are the results of two years of parliamentary work? We just learned from MP Johan Leonard that l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Draft-law plastic bags ban almost ready, Leonard says

St. Maarten – Legislation designed to ban single use plastic grocery bags could be tabled in parliament as early as next week, United People’s Party MP Johan Leonard told this newspaper yesterday. In March, Leonard and independent MP Frans Ric

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Domestic violence awareness month starts “Violence is happening all around us”

St. Maarten – The Safe Haven Foundations wants people to stop turning their backs on acts of domestic violence in the society but instead choose to speak out against all forms of violence. The foundation has designated the month of November as dome

Opinion - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Opinion: Catch-22

Does it make sense to go and vote? Of course, in a constitutional democracy voting is a right. In other words, there is no obligation to exercise it. The idea is of course that voters elect their representatives and that these representatives that do

Opinion - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Opinions: Elections

For sure, the excitement about presidential elections in the United States is always huge. That’s because everything in America is huge. At the end of the day though, Uncle Sam’s 45th president is just another politicians taking office. whether h

Editorial - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Editorial: Domestic violence

The month leading up to the holidays in December is dedicated to domestic violence – one of the greater ills in our community. Every now and then somebody ends up in court for ill-treating a wife or a girlfriend. But what we see in court is the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Meaningless no parking sign in front of Yellow Building

St. Maarten - The territorial drift of business owners in the field of parking space is well-known and well-documented. The parking-for-customers-only signs are all over the place. Apart from being an eyesore they have no practical value, because par

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Obama stays in the White House

WASHINGTON –   At 12.15 a.m. the Huffington Post called the presidential race in favor of incumbent President Barack Obama. The site gave Obama around midnight California Washington and Oregon, even though the vote counting there still had to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Road runners donate to charity

St. Maarten - In their continued effort to support a worthy cause, the organizers of the Around the Island Relay, St Maarten Road Runners, recently had singled out the ASA, Kids Program Foundation (No Kidding With Kids) and the Mental Health Foundati

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WIB: Alternative energy can help low income earners too

St. Maarten - The alternative energy show that occurred over the weekend has been hailed a success by the Windward Island Bank (WIB) but its marketing and public relations officer Ferdinand Beauperthuy is still disappointed that more “ordinary peop

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Police opens complaints desk

St. Maarten - Based on recommendations that the office of the Ombudsman made, the police force implemented its complaint desk two weeks ago to serve the community. Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin-Lynch complimented the force last week ahead of the High

Opinion - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Opinion: Haiti

Hurricane Sandy, supersized in American media to superstorm, has done immense damage to an already devastated Haiti. In January 2010, the country was hit by the worst earthquake in 200 years. It affected 3 million people, killed at least 316,000, lef

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Bus inspection calls for suspension bus driver

St. Maarten – The School Bus Inspection Section has announced that the alleged incident on a school bus is totally unacceptable. The department was not informed formally by the parent in question whose seven-year-old son was allegedly struck by a b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Heineken challenge: crack the case Skyfall opens on Thursday

St. Maarten – For Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie Heineken is all revved up for the preparation of its premiere at the Caribbean Cinema this coming Thursday. After a record breaking opening, topping any previous James Bond film, Skyfall is ex

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St. Kitts picks up the first victory over St. Maarten

St. Maarten - The three changes to the St Maarten team had little or no effect on the outcome of the game against St Kitts. They went on to win their first game in the Nagico/LICA 50 over competition by 66 runs and 23 balls to spare. After the hum

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Team Gym Fit set to defend relay title

St. Maarten - When the 25th Around the Island relay kicks off this coming Sunday, the Gym Fit team from the French side of the island will be seeking to repeat last year’s performance and keep the coveted title. On that occasion, Gym Fit, who co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Walk for Diabetes Awareness

St. Maarten – To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14, the Diabetes Foundation will organize an ‘Awareness Walk’ on Saturday November 17. The walk will start at 6 a.m. at the Grand Marche parking lot, and will continue to the AJC Brouwers

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Cabinet education ministry closed until further notice

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – The Cabinet of the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Silveria Jacobs is closed until further notice. Scheduled appointments for the week with the minister have been cancelled and will be rescheduled fo

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Tempo teams up with Liat

St. Maarten - The pan-Caribbean media and entertainment network, Tempo, is teaming up with regional airline Liat to offer selected Caribbean travelers free trips to St. Maarten for the network's seventh anniversary celebrations from November 25 to De

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Volunteers wanted for cultural ID-card committee

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Nation Building Foundation wants to set up a cultural ID-card committee and it is looking for volunteers willing to help out. One of the tasks for this committee will be to determine “who will receive our St. Martin cu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Nature Foundation report: Sea turtle nesting season moderately successful

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has recorded a moderately successful sea turtle nesting season. From March to May three species of sea turtles come to lay their eggs on local beaches, one of the few places on earth were this actually oc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 7, 2012

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Charbonier wins dancehall competition

St. Maarten - It really did not matter if they were dancing on the ceiling, on their heads or back or feet, what the participants of the dancehall competition had to do was impress the panel of judges and captivate the audience. At the end of the com