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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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SHTA-director Harley positive about upcoming tourist season

GREAT BAY – The new Executive Director of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) Alfred Harley, is looking forward with enthusiasm and excitement towards his new function within the association. “Being the new Executive Director

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Second floor for John Larmonie Center

St. Maarten – Education Minister Silveria Jacobs gave orders for the maintenance of public schools last Wednesday to the Minister of Vromi. “I am more than relieved that much needed repairs on several schools will begin soon,” the minister stat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Fraites heads to Hibiscus International

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten Caraibes Hibiscus queen Stephanie Fraites will meet her competitors tomorrow for the first time, as she prepares to represent the island in the prestigious Miss Caraibes Hibiscus International Pageant set for December 8. Fra

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Editorial: Celebration time

The Tempo birthday celebration began this past weekend but the critics are not convinced that the island is getting a premium deal. First it was $400,000 for Tempo, now the government seems to have found an additional $23,000 to pay local performers.

Opinion - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Opinion: Electricity from plants

Good news for citizens with an aversion against utility companies and their relentless tariffs, not to mention their power cuts. A company in Wageningen – Plant-e – has found a way to generate electricity from indoor plants. On Friday the comp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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MP asks Minister Marlin for “forensic investigation” – Laveist miffed about Ferrier’s accusations

St. Maarten – National Alliance MP Louie Laveist has reacted with dismay to a letter to the editor by Democratic Party president Michael Ferrier accusing him of issuing 30 bus- and taxi licenses to companies he or his family members controlled duri

Opinion - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Opinion: Friendly Warning

Okay, we know that Dubai is not part of Parlatino, so chances that our politicians or anybody else from St. Maarten for that matter, ever ends up there is rather slim. Still, just in case, we figure that a friendly warning will do no harm. Here is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Awareness week for the disabled begins

St. Maarten—The Awareness Week for the disables, organized by the Be Able committee kicked off with a march from the area in front of the Catholic Cemetery to the Cyrus Wathey Square on Saturday. The parade through Front Street was led by a drum ba

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Restructuring process completed – TelEm Group slims down to staff of 134

St. Maarten - TelEm Group management last Thursday announced the official closing off of the company’s restructuring process following months of negotiation and final implementation. In a brief ceremony, management and union used Thanksgiving to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Lions conference next November in St. Maarten

GREAT BAY - A large delegation of members of the Sint Maarten Lions Club accompanied District Governor Lion Claudius Buncamper to the Lions Multiple District 60 annual midyear conference in Kingston Jamaica. The conference dealt with workshops on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Siba President underlines importance of spreading risk – Henderson signs deal with new insurance companies

GREAT BAY – “We must understand the importance of spreading risk. It would be a bad day for customers if they woke up one day and realized that Pointe Blanche or Beacon Hill was no longer there, and that they had to stand in line waiting for a se

Opinion - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Opinion: The eighteenth camel

William Ury is a senior fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He co-founded the university’s program on negotiation and wrote several books about the subject with titles like Getting Past No: Negotiating with Difficult People. He co-authored a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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PM addresses pensions and high cost of living

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams joined pensioners and civil servants in celebrating their commitment and service to the government and the people of St. Maarten yesterday at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel. The Prime Minister

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Elshot concerned about higher pension premiums

St. Maarten – An increase in pension fund premiums between three and five guilders is manageable, Windward Islands Teachers Union president Claire Elshot says. The union-leader is concerned about the effect higher pensions may have on the premium t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Opinion: The man who charged himself with murder

He made a name for himself as G. Dep and even was on stage with rapper P. Diddy. But the success did not make Trevell Coleman happy. His story is an interesting one, not only because of his personal history, but also because there is a lesson in it f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Clevelands buy back Mary’s Boon

St. Maarten – Mark and Karla Cleveland bought back Mary’s Boon for a reported $2.9 million last week, Jeff Berger’s online newsletter St. Maarten weekly News reported. The Cleveland’s owned the hotel, located just south of the airport on t