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Time for bullying research

st. Maarten - Large scale research needs to be done on St. Maarten in the absence of accurate statistics on the level of bullying in schools. This was the consensus of an anti-bullying panel that addressed more than 300 students and teachers during l

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No permits asked or issued for drag racing strip

St. Maarten – The plans for a drag racing strip and a cricket field did not come out of nowhere, Vromi-Minister William Marlin said yesterday. But up to today, “no permits have been granted for these projects and no requests for such permits have

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Jacobs plants yellow sage trees

St. Maarten– Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs was at the Leonard Connor Primary School in Cay Bay to plant yellow sage trees, last Friday. It’s an annual initiative of the Rotary Sunrise Chapter to bring cultural awareness in the schools

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‘Thanks for the passing of yet another quiet hurricane season’ Prime Minister speaks at Thanksgiving service

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams joined the National Thanksgiving service last Sunday, in giving thanks not only for the passing of a quiet hurricane season, but for all what there is to be thankful for. In 1996, one year after

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1963: A Landmark Year in St. Martin: Sold out at signing event

St. Maarten – The book signing event that took at Van Dorp Bookstore last Saturday, turned out to be a success. Even before Daniella Jeffry, the author of ‘1963: A Landmark Year in St. Martin’ could be seated behind the table, there were alr

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Detained and released in Curacao Sprinter Mariano knows Nothing about cocaine

WILLEMSTAD – Sprinter Brian Mariano was detained at Hato airport this weekend with 720 grams of cocaine in his luggage. The drugs were found after tracker dogs raised the alarm near Mariano’s suitcase in the airport’s luggage department. The co

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UTS-CEO Carty: “Future-proof network” High speed internet-cable to St. Maarten after all

GREAT BAY – “St. Maarten is not left out in the cold,” UTS CEO Glen Carty told this newspaper in answer to questions about the Pacific Caribbean Cable System. Yesterday we reported, based on a report on Caribbean News Now that the high speed PC

Opinion - Posted by on December 4, 2012

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Opinion: Catch-22

Ha! A Catch-22 situation. You’ve got to love these professors who come up with solutions most people wouldn’t buy from a dealer in used cars. Get this: tackling overweight among adults begins with children. By teaching them (the children) how it

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Purchase Emilio Wilson Estate hinges on balanced budget

St. Maarten – The purchase of the Emilio Wilson Estate for $17 million hinges on the completion of a balanced 2013 budget, Vromi-Minister William Marlin said yesterday. “As long as there is no balanced budget, the government is not allowed to

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Linesman dies after attack by teenage soccer players

ALMERE - The 41-year-old linesman beaten up by three boys aged 15 and 16 after a football match in Almere at the weekend has died. Richard Nieuwenhuizen was chased and attacked by the youths from Amsterdam club Nieuw Sloten after an amateur footba

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 4, 2012

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Editorial: Excessive

While Vromi-Minister William Marlin remains committed to the purchase of the Emilio Wilson Estate there is still no explanation for the reason the property’s price went through the roof in just four years time. It is all good and well to preserv

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Parliament has the last word, Vromi-Minister Marlin says

St. Maarten – “The parliament has the last word,” Vromi-Minister William Marlin underlined yesterday in a meeting of parliament’s central committee where he answered questions from MPs about maintenance and zoning. Marlin dismissed stories

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“French-side residents are causeway’s main beneficiaries”: Government wants more alternatives

St. Maarten – “The government wants to create more alternatives,” Vromi-Minister William Marlin told members of the parliament’s central committee yesterday when he discussed the criticism he has received for his “tunnel-vision.” The m

Opinion - Posted by on December 4, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Ashamed to be from Holland: Zwarte Piet is racism

Approximately 90% of the time I am proud to be from Holland. But around November, when December 5 is approaching, shame is taking over. The Dutch celebrate a national holiday, somewhat like Christmas, on December the 5th called Sinterklaas. The discu

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Van der Dijs could lose position as President

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – President Commissioner Oswald van der Dijs of the Council of Commissioners (SB) of Refineria di Kòrsou (RdK) (Curacao Refinery) may be removed from office. Yesterday, van der Dijs was summoned by the Interim Council of Minis

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US may have access to Dutch patient records

THE HAGUE – The American authorities may have access to information stored in the new Dutch digital patient record system because it is being built by a US firm, Nos television reports. The system is being developed for the Dutch government by C

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Samuel praises Aids Foundation

St. Maarten – Increased access to antiretroviral treatment has changed the face of the HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, helping tens of thousands of people to live longer and healthier lives while also helping prevent HIV transmissi

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Oceania’s Riviera makes inaugural call

St. Maarten  –On Sunday Oceania Cruises’ ‘Riviera’ made her inaugural call to St. Maarten. The arrival of the 1,250-passenger cruise ship at Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities is a boost for the country’s cruise number, particular

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Opinion: White bicycle plan

St. Maarten is not the only place that is struggling with traffic jams, overweight and obese employees and exploding healthcare costs. In the Netherlands, Vromi-Minister William Marlin’s counterpart Melanie Schulz signed an action plan with associa

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Guyana wants to know origin of stolen gold

WILLEMSTAD – Guyana has asked Curacao for help in tracing the origin of US$11.5 million worth of raw gold that was stolen by gunmen from a Guyanese fishing vessel on the Dutch Caribbean island. The request came from Natural Resources Minister Rober

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Seniors association rejects national health insurance

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) has expressed outrage at what it calls the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development’s disrespect of stakeholders of the pension and healthcare fund. The associ

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Learning Unlimited kicks off Disability Awareness Week

St. Maarten - Students of Learning Unlimited (LU) helped celebrate the kickoff for the Disability Awareness Week. Together with other schools an awareness parade, organized by Rochana Richardson and Neelesh Alwani, was held in Phillipsburg last Satur

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USGF continues training

St. Maarten– The United Student Government Front (USGF) hosted the second Parliamentary Procedures workshops for students, last Thursday at the St. Dominic High School. Students from St. Dominic High, as well as two campuses of the St. Maarten A

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Clem Labega parking gets makeover

St. Maarten – The Vromi-ministry wants to re-instate the parking lot booms at the Clem Labega Square in the center of Philipsburg, Vromi-Minister William Marlin said yesterday during a meeting of the parliament’s central committee. “This is

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Police arrest 55 PKK-members in Zeeland

ELLEMEET - Police have arrested 55 suspected members of the Kurdish separatist movement PKK who were holding a secret meeting in the province of Zeeland, the Public Prosecutor’s Office said yesterday. The meeting was taking place at a holiday co