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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Thompson tackles poverty

St. Maarten – Theophilus Thompson, the president of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions showed up at with two bottles of washing up liquid at the union’s weekly press conference. One bottle contained 14 and the other 10 fluid ounces. “

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Repairing the pension-gap: allowance is available

St. Maarten – Pensioners who do not enjoy full pension benefits are entitled to either an allowance by means of pension or onderstand by means of pension. Claire Elshot, vice president if the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions said Yesterday

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Heyliger congratulates airport with bond issue

St. Maarten – United People’s party-leader Theo Heyliger made a point of congratulating the airport with “the successful conclusion of an over $130 million bond for the gateway to the country.” In a press statement issued yesterday afterno

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Community groups raise funds for Ace School

St. Maarten - All Children’s Education Foundation (Ace) elementary school recently received a generous donation from the Tzu Chi Foundation thanks to a combined fundraising effort from Tzu Chi and several community groups. Together the groups he

Opinion - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Opinion: The first stone

Is it hypocritical to pray, as Gerard Bijnsdorp claims elsewhere on this page? That is a matter of perception. For those who believe in God it is probably a useful activity. For those of us who don’t – well, that needs no further explanation.

Opinion - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Taking care of our elderly

With great interest we have been following the ongoing “fight” of Drs. Raymond Jessurun, a representative of various foundations and organizations that are defending the rights of pensioners and elderly. He is a fierce proponent of equal access t

Opinion - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Opinion: Sex and violence

Serious news is hard to come by these days. Surfing the internet, from Yahoo to the Dutch populist newspaper de Telegraaf and everything in between, it seems that most editors have been impregnated by the mantra: sex sells. Oh, and violence as well.

Opinion - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: National day of hypocrisy

On Sunday, St Maarteners gathered at Clem Labega Square for an annual day of prayer. A lot of well dressed dignitaries were present: Eugene Holiday, Sarah, members of the council of ministers and also our clergymen.  Theme: “Understanding times, k

Editorial - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Editorial: Look at me

United People’s party leader Theo Heyliger issued a press statement yesterday in which he congratulates the airport with a successful $132 million bond issue. It seemed an innocent enough statement, but on closer scrutiny it seems that the UP-le

Uncategorized - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Tax revenue up in Aruba

ORANJESTAD — According to the latest financial-economic monthly report from the Central Bank of Aruba, the government received 12.1 percent more tax revenue in October than in  the same month in 2011, namely 8.8 million florins. In total the gover

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University celebrates anniversary

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Students, especially from the technical faculty, are to become more involved with the maintenance and renovation of schools. The new minister of Education, Rubina Bitorina  thinks the students’ participation with the commun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Sonesta Maho Resort hosts international event

St. Maarten – With a recently completed $3 million refurbishment and enhancement, the all-inclusive Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and Casino Royale is playing host for 25th Portuguese CHIN Winter Picnic and 25th Italian CHIN Winter

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Carnival Store offers keepsakes

Carnival Store offers keepsakes

St. Maarten -As part of its new marketing and branding strategy, the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will transform one of its booths in Carnival Village into “The Carnival Store” and focus heavily on merchandising for Carn

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Lions buy copies of Williams’ book because of Prayer

Lions buy copies of Williams’ book because of Prayer

GREAT BAY-Last Saturday the St. Maarten Lions Club made what it called “a very valuable donation for a good cause,” when its president Lion Richard Boyd presented a cheque for $722 to Felicita Williams. Williams is the author of the book Beca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Orange Grove and Patrick Grayham perform at Heineken Regatta

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta announced that Orange Grove and Patrick Grayham will be performing on Friday March 1 during the Boardwalk party of the Regatta. Having traveled and performed throughout the Caribbean, Europe and even the

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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Seven teams compete in Super Splash competition

St. Maarten - Swimmers in the male and female categories are expected to strive for excellence when the third annual Super Splash Sprint Meet takes place at the Caribbean International Academy C.I.A in Cupecoy this upcoming Saturday and Sunday. Th

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Statia installs fishing device

ORANJESTAD – Last Friday the first official fish aggregation device was placed offshore of Statia. The equipment attracts various types of fish like tuna, wahoo, dolphin and billfish. A representative of the department of fisheries of Dominica,

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Costa Concordia triggered cruise-safety debate

St. Maarten - The rock that pierced the Costa Concordia on Jan. 13, 2012, ripped a hole in more than its steel hull Tom Stieghorst writes in the online newsletter for the travel industry Travel Weekly. The accident, which killed 32 people, also to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 16, 2013

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ALL SET FOR MISS PITCHOUNETTE

ALL SET FOR MISS PITCHOUNETTE

St. Maarten - Of the five young ladies that will be participating in the Miss Pitchounette pageant at the Omni Sports Hall in Galisbay, Marigot on Sunday January 27, only one will walk away with the crown and the coveted title which is currently