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

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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

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

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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

Opinion - Posted by on December 4, 2012

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Editorial - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Editorial: Left out in the cold

Telecom provider UTS is a partner in a deal that will bring a high speed submarine internet cable from Florida via Puerto Rico and Tortola to Curacao and Aruba and from thereon to South America. St. Maarten is a shareholder in UTS, but from the re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Crystal Pineapple Awards: Robert Dubourcq receives lifetime achievement award

St. Maarten – While most winners at the Crystal Pineapple Awards accepted their trophies calmly Friday evening, rookie of the year Julian Pop celebrated his election as if he’d just broke Usain Bolt’s world record on the 100 meter dash. He thre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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UP wants audit of Tempo investment

St. Maarten – The United People’s party wants an audit of the investment the government made in the Temp Turns 7 birthday bash. “We need to know if the tax payer’s got their monies worth! Tax payer’s monies cannot be thrown around just like

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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High-speed internet cable bypasses St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Caribbean News Now reported on Saturday that telecom providers United Telecommunication Services (UTS), Cable & Wireless Communications, Setar, Telconet, and Telefónica a Global Solutions have signed a turnkey contract with Alcatel

Opinion - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Opinion: Dream world

Politicians live in a dream world. Maybe not all of them, but many of them still think that they are able to shape society by writing legislation and making rules for anything and everything. Maybe that worked like, a hundred years ago. But these day

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce elections on Friday

St. Maarten – The results of the re-submittance postulation of candidates for the election for the Board of Directors of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry, were released yesterday. The re-submission of candidates were examined a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Michael Ferrier on electoral law “I support the initiatives of the PM”

St. Maarten - Democratic Party President Michael Ferrier shed some light on the electoral law in the following discourse that we publish here as food for thought. “Let’s say for argument sake that in the next election there are 15 seats up for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Recognition ceremony for SEI

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Health held a recognition ceremony last Monday to commemorate its partnership with the private sector regarding to the SEI project ‘Employability through Training’. The goal of the project is to assist unski

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Number one seeds end visit on winning note

St. Maarten - The finals in the male and female singles in the first annual Breaking Barriers Wheelchair tournament  was as competitive as it was entertaining when Esther Veergeer  from Holland and Stephane Houdet from France won  their respective

Opinion - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Opinion: A lack of ideology

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams wants to review the electoral laws and determine whether there is a way to make elections result in more stable governments. But the PM did not give any hint in which direction she wants to take this matter. The only pr

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Double volleyball victory for United Volley Club

St. Maarten - In a weekend packed with activities, the United Volleyball Club (UVC) scored two victories, both on Saturday. After the regular training activities on Friday evening, the UVC men team went immediately to their playoff game against th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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The Nutcracker delivers

St. Maarten– An international favorite and a memorable treat during the holiday season, "The Nutcracker Ballet", was performed on Saturday night. Organized by the Motiance Dance School, the show was held at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa with

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Caribbean women are at a considerable disadvantage

St. Maarten - Drs. Gracita R. Arrindell, attended, together with MP Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce, the regional meeting of parliamentarians in Panama last week. “The three day conference was not only a meeting to assess the progress and remaining obsta

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Prime Minister commemorates World Aids Day

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams commemorated World Aids Day over the weekend by organizing a ‘Zumba me Red’ event on the Clem Labega Square on Friday evening, in cooperation with the HIV/Aids working group. The PM also attend

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Support team for Living Statues Festival arrived

St. Maarten - The Beyond Writing Foundation and the Motiance Dance School welcomed the Dutch crew of the World Statues Foundation (artistic director Ron Miltenburg, the teachers Afke Wesdijk and Eveline Beuman) and Curacao makeup artist Franceen Denb

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