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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Government turned down request for financial support Subsidy dries up – Victorious Living Foundation closes

St. Maarten – Despite losing its funding as a result of the dismantling of Antillean co-financing agency Amfo and denial by the Ministry of Justice for subsidy, the Victorious Living Foundation plans to end 2012 strong with the complete restructuri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Still posted on Interpol, but Corallo is free to come home

St. Maarten – Five days after B Plus Giocolegale Ltd sent out a brief press release stating that Italian authorities had annulled the arrest warrant against its owner Francesco Corallo, the casino boss is still listed as wanted on the website of In

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SMMC wants copies of licenses for other health centers – Court sentences De Weever to provide information to hospital

St. Maarten –Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Affairs Cornelius de Weever has so far refused to take decision on a request by the St. Maarten Medical Center to provide it with information related to the ministry’s inspector

Opinion - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Opinion: Sad development

With the closure of the Victorious Living Foundation the doomsday scenario non-governmental organizations already foresaw in February is starting to take shape. With funding from the Antillean co-financing organization Amfo coming to an end, Victo

Opinion - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Opinion: Bye bye weed pass

It was never going to lead to anything anyway but Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten terminated the much criticized weed pass yesterday. In a letter to the Second Chamber the minister wrote that there is no longer a need for the so-called “closed club

Opinion - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Opinion: Depression

When we read that more than half the absenteeism is due to a psychiatric disorder or depression, we almost fell over backwards. Maybe this is true, we don’t know. As born optimists we have a bit of a problem with such a statement. Just last week

Opinion - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Opinion: Equality

The principle of equality ought to apply to all citizens. That includes those citizens that happen to work for the government (where they are paid by other citizens – at least by the ones paying taxes) and also those who have been put in office by

Opinion - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Opinion: No more letters

Brilliant! A Danish top civil servant says that the Netherlands will be able to save itself €2 billion (that’s $2.6 billion, or 4.65 billion Antillean guilders) per year if the government stops sending letters. It will be good for citizens and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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The Commodores headline 33rd Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten – The Commodores will be the next headline for the final concert at Kim Sha Beach, during the 33rd edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. They join a historical cast of headline acts to celebrate the party-side of the Caribbean's

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Diabetic feet workshop for beauty salons

St. Maarten – A workshop is planned for beauty salons and spas in particular for their owners and employees about identifying diabetic feet next week Monday. Beauty salon and spa owners and employees are asked to sign-up with the Ministry of Pub

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Pantophlet and Mingo meet with MSC

St. Maarten – Minister Pantophlet and Harbor CEO Mark Mingo were on a European trip to discuss the further strategic development with MSC as their new larger vessels are coming online this season with the Divina. For the upcoming season, MSC will

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Prosecutor’s Office supports Operation Vigilance

St. Maarten - The Public Prosecutor’s Office will give a follow up to police efforts during the so called Operation Vigilance, it stated in a press release last night. Like last year the Prosecutor’s Office will strongly cooperate with police to

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Universal Children’s Day celebrated worldwide

St. Maarten – The 58th celebration of the United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day, will be held on today.  Each year togetherness and awareness are internationally promoted worldwide. Unicef promotes and coordinates this special day, which

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Residents concerned about Back Street flooding

St. Maarten - Residents and businesses on lower Back Street have had to endure consistent flooding in the area as a result of sporadic rainfall. Water has been collecting in the area between Manzinilla Street and Longwall Road ever since the Publi

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St. Maarten Harbor hosts tall ship Christian Radich

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Harbor Group of Companies has agreed to host the A Class tall ship Christian Radich when it arrives in St. Maarten January 3-6, 2013 as part of the Norwegian vessel’s Caribbean itinerary that includes stopovers in St. Lu

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KFC labor dispute continues

St. Maarten - Shop steward for the Wifol union Ramona Vasquez  says that she was assured by the union president Theophilus Thompson that she would have received her bi-weekly salary payment from employer Q.F.S Enterprises N.V doing business as Kentu

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 20, 2012

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Psychiatric disorders play big role in absenteeism

WILLEMSTAD — ‘Het is weer tijd om op te staan. Maar ik heb geen zin om naar m’n werk te gaan.’ (It’s time to get up again but I don’t feel like going to work) This song was a modest hit in the Netherlands in 1965 from a cult band called H

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St. Maarten’s PJIAE Airport complies with Icao flight plan

St. Maarten - Princess Juliana International Airport operating company N.V. (PJIAE) announced yesterday that the Air Traffic Services Division has met all requirements in accordance with amendment 1 to ICAO PANS ATM DOC 4444 that pertains to the impl

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Professor Stephen Small “Commemorating slavery is the only right step”

WILLEMSTAD — Commemorating the abolition of the slavery 150 years ago in the former Dutch colonies is the only right step, said Professor Stephen Small during a lecture at the University of the Netherlands Antilles last week. “Commemorations are

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Antilleans 14 times more likely to be murdered

THE HAGUE – There were 165 murders in the Netherlands last year, an increase of seven on 2010 but still well below the levels in the early 2000s, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday. Twice as many men as women were killed and one t

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Friso shows signs of awareness

LONDON – Prince Friso, who has been in a coma since a skiing accident in February, is showing ‘signs of limited awareness,’ the state information service RVD said yesterday. “Prince Friso has recently begun to show signs of limited awareness;