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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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I Dad march sends strong message

St. Maarten - The attendance during the first annual I Dad March which was organized by the Royal Kids Foundation on Sunday was not huge, but the messages the kids displayed were enough to get the message across. After assembling on Pond Island, t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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Financial supervisor issues budget-advice before Xmas

St. Maarten – The board for financial supervision Cft received the 2013 draft budget last week Wednesday, secretary Cees van Nieuwamerongen confirmed yesterday. “The government has asked the Cft for an advice about the draft budget,” he said.

Editorial - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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Editorial: Heart-breaking

Photographer Milton Pieters’ front page picture with the I Dad march story says more than a thousand words – so we won’t say anything more to describe this dramatic image. The message it sends is crystal clear and at the same time heart-brea

Opinion - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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Opinion: Get on board

Most will doubt that it is pure coincidence that former Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Mrs. Maria Buncamper-Molanus, affectionately known as Marietje, would out of nowhere show up on a local talk show just a couple of days af

Opinion - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Grassroots

Your Excellency, Governor Holiday, Your increasingly, outspoken public statements on the importance of heritage- and identity preservation for St. Martiners is small, but very significant step in the right direction. For this, we thank and highly

Opinion - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Wake up call

Many of us have had some family member, friend, or relative, who have suffered and died of cancer, or some other form of sickness or disease. Matter of fact cancer, heart attack and stroke seem to be claiming more lives than ever before.   Also Alz

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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PM extend her condolences to Newtown

St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams joined leaders from around the world in expressing her shock and sympathy to the victims and families of the Sandy Hook School killings in Newtown Connecticut. “As a parent I cannot help to expres

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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Yearbook Governor Holiday outlines country’s early history

St. Maarten – The cabinet of Governor drs. Eugene Holiday released copies of the first yearbook that covers the period from October 10, 2010 until the end of 2011. In ten chapters, divided over 72 pages, the yearbook gives insight into the governor

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Archeologist Jay Haviser at governor’s symposium: “Take more responsibility for researching our own heritage”

St. Maarten – At the end of his presentation during the governor’s National Heritage symposium archeologist Jay Haviser had a clear question for Culture Minister Silveria Jacobs: “What about the Monument Council?” It felt like a just conclusi

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Delta’s new service to St. Maarten could result in lower fares to JFK

St. Maarten - Although no price war is anticipated between the legacy carriers that service St. Maarten from New York City, the addition of Delta Air Lines to this route could result in lower air fares for travelers, says Robert Brown, manager specia

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Topxic adds luster to St. Peters

St. Maarten - St. Peters resident Cecil Maynard has been unemployed for the past three years. He has become notorious for loitering daily on several street corners in that district and occasionally tries his hand at odd jobs. But for the past two wee

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Unfinished ring road becomes parking

St. Maarten – Three foot bridges have been placed over the ditch that separates the unfinished ring road from the Walter Nisbeth Road. Vromi-minister William Marlin had promised to install these bridges to make the ring road track better accessible

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Air Fin signs new water supply agreement

St. Maarten - Air-Fin and the St. Maarten Harbor Cargo Facilities SMHCF signed a lease agreement for water supply on Monday. The addendum II to the water supply was also signed between the government, Minister Cornelius De Weever and Air-Fin/Seven Se

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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Rhoda Arrindell at symposium: “Intellectual development is an ongoing process”

St. Maarten - School children spend up to eight hours actively “learning all sorts of interesting things, but when they come home, it is often as if they are expected to simply switch off their learning brain,” former Education Minister Dr. Rhoda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 19, 2012

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SXM Laboratory Services gets supplies from Carec

GREAT BAY - Last week, the St. Maarten Laboratory Services (SLS) received 200 field sample collection kits including dry shippers and personal protective equipment from the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre Carec. Minister of Public Health Social Develop

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Paradise Inn wins fifth futsal title

St. Maarten - After a three goal lead at half time the competition favorites Paradise Inn stormed into their fifth championship title when they defeated the RISC Takers by 7 goals to 2 to bring down the curtains on the 2012 Nagico Futsal tournament o