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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Central Bank prolongs credit freeze

St. Maarten - The credit freeze, effective during the period March – August 2012 to address the persistent high deficit on the current account of the balance of payments and the declining international reserves has started to produce the intended r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Sadhu Vaswani Mission encourages residents to go meatless

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -The Sadhu Vaswani Mission encourages residents to take the one-day “veg pledge” to go meatless Saturday November 23. The pledge is part of the mission’s celebration of the 133rd birth anniversary of the mission's found

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Black Friday makes way for Cyber Monday

St. Maarten - Black Friday drew hundreds into Philipsburg yesterday to enjoy deals on items, some of which they may not have needed. Electronic stores attracted the most customers and shoppers could be seen standing in long lines, braving the swelter

Opinion - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Seven deadly sins

Angela Cropper, president and co-founder of the Cropper Foundation passed away last week Monday in London, aged 66. Together with her husband John, Angela Cropper established this foundation in 2000 as a not-for-profit organization for the promotion

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Research into health of St. Maarten reef fish

St. Maarten - Dr. Paul Sikkel has just completed several days of research on the health of St. Maarten’s reef fish by investigating a species of parasitic isopod that feed on fish blood. The Assistant Professor of Marine Ecology at Arkansas State U

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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“We don’t have Fema on speed dial like New York” – MP Douglass: situation at St. Maarten Medical Center is alarming

St. Maarten – United People’s Party MP Ruth Douglass labeled the conflict between the Public Health Inspectorate and the St. Maarten Medical Center as “alarming” in a press statement. “Why is the SMMC not willing to compromise and act respo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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“Workers are not piggy banks”

St. Maarten - “No way will the workers be the piggy banks for government,” said president of the Windward Island Teachers Union Claire Elshot at the weekly Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions press conference. She stated that the GOA has rec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Diabetic foot presentation to Council of Ministers

St. Maarten – On Wednesday the Collective Preventive Services, in collaboration with the Diabetes Foundation, officially presented the results of their report ‘Results of the evaluation of the diabetic feet at the local medical clinics’ to the

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Wheelchair tennis players have arrived

St. Maarten - Eight of the twelve world ranked wheelchair tennis players and members of their extended families received a warm welcome when they touched down at the Princess Juliana International Airport yesterday ahead of the start of awareness wee

Opinion - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Go and sin no more

We received the letter published below from a local student who studies in the Netherlands. For obvious privacy reasons, we allow this opinion without the writer’s name. Open letter to the government, the parliament and the Ministerial Foundatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Maintenance crew fixes Manzanilla Street

St. Maarten - Residents of lower Back Street were relieved on Thursday morning when the Department of Infrastructure Management and Maintenance began working on Manzanilla Street. The street runs between Cannegieter and Back Street in the vicinity of

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Animal cruelty

Animal cruelty encompasses a range of behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty investigated by humane officers is unintentional neglect that can be resolved through education. Intentional cruelty, or abuse, is kno

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Post pageant, Fraites sorely disappointed

St. Maarten - Still reeling from her win last Saturday night of the Miss St. Maarten Caraibes Hibiscus crown, twenty year old Stephanie Fraites, now feels that her victory is bittersweet. The Dutch Quarter native is expected to represent the island a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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PM meets fire department and airport

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with Fire Department Chief Winston Salomon, Head of Disaster Management Paul Martens and Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Regina Labega on matters regarding the ser

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Oasis games training this weekend

GREAT BAY – Training sessions for the Oasis game is currently underway and will continue this weekend at the Dutch Quarter Community Center. Persons interested in becoming a trainer are invited to attend either the session from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Make time for your kids, Minister Jacobs says

St. Maarten – As part of celebrating the United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day, and in connection with the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs, is calling on parents to make time Saturday to support

Editorial - Posted by on November 25, 2012

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Editorial: Happy meatless Sunday

Some people are still processing their Thanksgiving turkey, or maybe even having Thursday’s leftovers for lunch this weekend. And here comes the commemoration of Sadhu Vaswani’s birth date and the call for a meatless day tomorrow. Everything hap