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Opinion - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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Open letter to MP Johan Leonard

Dear Mr. Leonard, In yesterday’s central committee meeting you claimed that you had been attacked by the Today newspaper. What a pity that you did not tell the whole story. I remember writing about the manpower agency of Tamara Leonard in rel

Opinion - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: A stable diversified economy

Our economy is supported by one pillar: Tourism. Different sectors/spin offs of our economy are thriving because of this pillar. Think about our marine, hotel-restaurant-bar and retail sectors. As a matter of fact tourism is the main reason that our

Opinion - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: St. Maarten and Equatorial Guinea

The continent of Africa has 54 independent countries with a tremendous amount of natural resources and mostly corrupt leaders; we will compare one of them to St. Maarten. Equatorial Guinea is a relatively small oil-rich West African country, and i

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MPs grouse about the media in central committee meeting

St. Maarten – Members of parliament hotly discussed the media in a central committee meeting yesterday, whereby National Alliance MP Louie Laveist went all out against reporter Alita Singh of The Daily Herald for slanting stories, while UP-MP Johan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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Identities shooting victims released

St. Maarten – The victims of the fatal shooting on Illidge road on Sunday morning have been identified as Antoine M. Whit (25) and Miquel Angel Torre Cleman (21). Whit has the French nationality, while Cleman is from the Dominican Republic. The

Editorial - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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Editorial: Rosy picture (Simpson Bay Resort & Marina / Hard Rock)

While the management of the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina paints a rosy picture of the upgrade of its facility, one critical follower of the timeshare industry has noted the darker side of this vital segment of our economy. Thousands of timeshare own

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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Dr. Arduin: “The world is watching what we are doing” No response still the main complaint at Ombudsman

Dr. Arduin: “The world is watching what we are doing” No response still the main complaint at Ombudsman

Standing l.t.r. senior legal advisor Marlon Hart, Secretary General Patricia Philips and legal advisor Kim Huisman; sitting l.t.r.  intern Jahneiro de la Rosa, Ombudsman Nilda Arduin, and intern Rayette James. Photo Pearl FM 98.1St. Maarten –

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Opinion: New tricks

That it is not easy to learn an old monkey new tricks appears from the findings of the Ombudsman. The number one complaint about the civil service remains the same: letter and requests wait in vain for a response. Why this is so is a question with

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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Town hall presentations available online

St. Maarten – Presentations made in the town hall meetings covering Dutch Quarter, Middle Region, Dawn Beach, Red Pond, Guana Bay and Point Blanche by representatives of the Ministry of VROMI, are currently online for download. For persons inter

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Pan in Paradise concert themed Sound of Steel

Pan in Paradise concert themed Sound of Steel

St. Maarten - Dow's Musical Foundation and the Ebony Steel Orchestra under the leadership of Isidore York aka the Mighty Dow, is presenting its 21st annual "Pan in Paradise" steel pan concert, with this year's theme "Sound of Steel" featuring the Eb

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Cleanup for Little Key

Cleanup for Little Key

The garbage which was collected during the cleanup on Little Bay.St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation in cooperation with the Voluntary Korps of St. Maarten (VKS) held a cleanup on Little Key Island in the Simpson Bay Lagoon on Saturday. Although

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Rotary hosts children’s Christmas party

St. Maarten – With the assistance of the Dutch Quarter community center and Morrasia Nicolas, the community center was transformed into a festive Christmas scene. One hundred and five children from the Dutch Quarter area were visited by Santa Claus

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Christmas carolers sing at Windward Islands Bank

Christmas carolers sing at Windward Islands Bank

The young Christmas carolers sing their songs at the Windward Island Bank in Philipsburg. St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Bank got a visit by some young Christmas carolers from the Methodist Agogic Centre’s early stimulation to spread the Chr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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St. Martin Weekly News: Seminole Tribe about to acquire Hollywood Casino

St. Maarten – Jeff Berger’s e-newsletter St. Martin Weekly News sharply criticized the management of the Simpson Bay resort and Marina for sending out an email to timeshare owners that contained no huge news. Just "things are better than ever, ti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 11, 2012

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Ministry of General Affairs holds appreciation evening

Ministry of General Affairs holds appreciation evening

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams in her speech during a appreciation evening for civil servants last Friday. St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams held an appreciation evening for the Ministry of General Affairs last Friday at the

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Health inspector commends efforts to control epidemic

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Despite the observed shortcomings the Board of Directors and other members of the crisis team at the St. Elisabeth Hospital (Sehos) have made serious efforts to get the epidemic under control, Health Inspector Jan Huurman wrot

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Harbor cranes center of dispute in Aruba

ORANJESTAD —Stevedore company Astec does not wish to intervene in the discussion regarding the crane from harbor authority APA. “We operate the crane but APA is the owner,” said director Mike d’Isle. He therefore sees no problems with the unl

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Screening process for candidate ministers in Curacao begins

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Formateur Glenn Camelia will now send letters to the various candidates for the minister to request their approval in writing for the screening. This was declared by Camelia himself. With these letters the screening process ha

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Queen and Crown Prince at Kingdom concert

ROTTERDAM —Queen Beatrix and prince Willem-Alexander will attend the seventh Royal Concert at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam on Saturday on the occasion of Kingdom Day. The purpose of the concert is to show the solidarity between the Net

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Kingdom pushes for audit at Central Bank

THE HAGUE — The Kingdom Council of Ministers urged the ministers plenipotentiary Sheldry Osepa of Curaçao and Mathias Voges of St. Maarten to have the audit at the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) conducted within short. All parties

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Thousands take part in silent march in Almere, The Netherlands

ALMERE – Some 12,000 people gathered in Almere last Sunday for a silent march to commemorate the amateur football linesman who died after being attacked by a group of teenagers a week ago. The crowd carried torches and banners and some wore brac

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Dutchmen build supermarket in Willemstad

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Contractors’ association AAV believes the government misses out on millions of revenues in the form of social premiums and taxes, including jobs, due to lack of control at building projects on the island. According to AAV-di