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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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UTS donates senior phones to White and Yellow Cross

GREAT BAY - UTS donated 5 Alcatel One Touch 282 devices to the White and Yellow Cross foundation for use by its residents. “These phones have specific features that are useful for users whom may have trouble with a smaller, more elaborate phone,”

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Minister De Weever refuses to honor SMMC’s request – “Information endangers unity of government”

St. Maarten /By Hilbert Haar – Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever has denied providing information requested by the St. Maarten Medical Center related to the ministry’s inspectorate and to licenses for the establishment of healthcare cent

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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DNA-databank not possible

St. Maarten – It is not possible to set up a national DNA databank on St. Maarten according to the current legislation, attorney mr. Geert Hatzmann said yesterday. After the arrest yesterday of Jasper S., the suspect in the Marianne Vaatstra cas

Editorial - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Editorial: A bit like Gaza

The St. Maarten Medical Center must feel a bit like Gaza strip residents under the attacks by Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever and his Inspectorate. The latest installment in the war of words is the minister’s reaction to a perfectly n

Opinion - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Back to principles

As the famous Youth Waves band song says "Who’s the Leader, Leader, leader". Right now all our leaders in government are very quiet with regard to the issues affecting the people. Imagine our honourable governor quiet....Our prime minister quiet...

Opinion - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Opinion: DNA-databank

What is the difference between a databank filled with finger prints and a databank filled with DNA-samples? That question came alive after investigators in the Netherlands solved a 13-year old rape and murder case based on the results of a larger-sca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Helping birds every day at library on Saturday

St. Maarten - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) celebrates International Migratory Bird Day during a presentation hosted by the Phillipsburg Jubilee Library on Saturday titled “Helping Birds Every Day”. Parents are encouraged to br

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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PM opens workshop for civil servants

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the civil servants workshop on the new structure and development of the Government of St. Maarten at the University of St. Maarten yesterday. The workshop, which is partly funded by USONA,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Minister De Weever donates to Be Able committee – “Create friendly environment for the disabled”

GREAT BAY- As St. Maarten prepares to welcome an awareness week for the physically challenged organized by the Be Able Committee, Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever is urging the community to create a friendly environment for the disabled.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Minister Jacobs criticizes renewal director’s licenses

St. Maarten – “There are many examples of students who returned to the island and who have been disappointed. They may have found jobs in the fields they studied, but they have not been able to climb the ladder. The feeling for locals has been ke

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Veterinary Clinic Cay Hill joins Fun Miles program

St. Maarten -  Fun Miles has let the cat out of the bag and announced its newest partner: St. Maarten Veterinary Clinic in Cay Hill. This full-service, small animal veterinary hospital is the island’s top dog when it comes to quality medical, surg

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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St. Maarten Zoning plans now complete towards the end of 2013

St. Maarten – The central committee meeting with Vromi-Minister William Marlin on Monday to a large extent was a repeat of an earlier presentation by the minister about zoning plans that was held behind closed doors. Minister Marlin referred the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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St. Maarten Rotary donates to Diabetes Foundation

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise presented a $350 donation to the  Diabetes Foundation at its presentation of the diabetes foot investigation results in the A.C.Wathey Legislative Hall. This contribution is part of  the join

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Turn down the heat, World Bank says

St. Maarten - Small island nations like St.Maarten will be among those most vulnerable to a rise in sea level of more than 1 meter in years to come unless we start planning for the future. The harsh reality of climate change with scientific evidence

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Major clean-up in Sucker Garden

St. Maarten – Last Friday community police officers Helen Romeo-Cristina and Arsela Leonard along with Pablo Wilson from the Department of Vromi carried out a major clean-up campaign in Sucker Garden. Cinnamon Cactus drive, Vine Cactus drive, a sec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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St. Maarten Police receives Segways

St. Maarten – On Monday the police department received its first two Segways. Inspector Ricardo Henson received them on behalf of the police management from Managing Director of ‘Fun and Rolls’ Norman Vidal. The Segways will be used by members

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Veteran players cop third place trophy

GREAT BAY- St Maarten’s veterans’ basketball team Rebels just returned from Curacao where it participated in the 5th Annual CURASUR Masters Basketball Tournament. Eight teams representing the countries and islands of Curacao, Suriname, The Nether

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Robinson chalks up another 10k win in St. Kitts

St. Maarten - From his back to back wins in Curacao and on St Maarten, it seems like there is never a dull moment in the competitive nature of Omarco Robinson who added to his already impressive accolade when he completed the NACAC 10 k event in St K

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 21, 2012

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Team Coors Light wins St. Maarten Day Series

St. Maarten - Team Coors-Light did it again. In the St. Maarten Day Series organized by the St. Maarten Yacht Club consisting of 2 Saturdays of sailing the C-L team won overall in LSR class. The team established a commanding lead in the first day wit