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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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St. Maarten Medical Center talks to successor for Dr. Scot

St. Maarten – In a press release which was released by the Supervisory Council the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) stated that its new objective is quality healthcare and organizational structure stability. “The St. Maarten Medical Center’

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Government presents Working for the People-program: Island to become the wellness center of the Caribbean

Government presents Working for the People-program: Island to become the wellness center of the Caribbean

Governor Eugène Holiday, Chairman of Parliament Rodolphe Samuel, former Lt Governor Mathias Voges, Vice-chair of the Advisory Council Mavis Brooks-Salmon, and Ombudsman Dr Nilda Arduin pay rapt attention during the presentations. Photo Today / Milto

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Court ruling scheduled for January 30: Dutch state refuses Corallo rectification

St. Maarten / THE HAGUE – Atlantis World Group and B Plus Giocolegale owner Francesco Corallo sued the Dutch state yesterday in the Hague in an attempt to force a rectification for allegations that he has links with the Sicilian mafia. Corallo was

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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De Weever: Minimum wage should be applicable from 18 years.

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health Cornelius de Weever and the social dialogue group known as the Tripartite that includes representatives from government, unions and business, have reached consensus that the minimum wage should be applicable

Opinion - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Reader’s opinion (reply): Vision and intelligence

Thank you, Mr. Maurice Lake. Let me start by thanking you for responding to my last article, like you I expected a response. In one daily, your article is titled ‘Johnny-come-lately’ in the other daily it is titled ‘Just do your job Mr. Dupe

Opinion - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Opinion: Stress relief

Is cock fighting a good method of stress relief? Dr. Eugene Grabowski, who delivered the Martin Luther King lecture on Tuesday, seems to think so. It certainly is the most original argument in favor of this barbarian so-called cultural tradition we h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Community service for regretful hotel thief

St. Maarten – Mardon Mario Amede took out his frustration against his employer - the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel – on October 17 of last year by stealing an iPad with charger, a necklace, and a watch from a guest-room. Yesterday he expressed hi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Jacobs: no jobs in jeopardy

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports (Ministry of ECYS) says that “it is with great concern that we have taken note of an article that appeared in the Daily Herald yesterday under the heading; “USC official

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Lottery policy available on government website

St. Maarten – The country’s lottery policy is now available, for those who are interested, on the website of the government. Visit www.sintmaartengov.org and go to tab “Government,” scroll down to the link of the “Ministry of Tourism, Ec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Update governing plan through social media

St. Maarten – The governing program, which was launched yesterday, will have a social media component in the form of a Facebook page, where the community can keep up to date with both the launching as well as the different components comprising the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Jewels Are Forever robbery trial postponed again

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance postponed the trial against Johan Alberto R. and Gilbert Ch. yesterday to a later date to give the defense one more opportunity to hear Leon Griffin in St. Kitts as a witness in a robbery at the Jewels Are

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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MPs show up late

St. Maarten - The attendance at yesterday’s governing program launch was modest; the governor showed up before many of the ministers and parliamentarians and in the customary St. Maarten style, the program started late. What was presented was the s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Wescot-Williams talks to Hodge about Central Bank

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams departed late yesterday afternoon for Curacao her first official meeting with the prime minister of the transitional government, Daniel Hodge. Various items concerning the cooperation between th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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PM congratulates PJD2 Radio

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams congratulated PJD2 Radio, the Voice of St. Maarten yesterday on its 40th anniversary in providing news, information and entertainment to the community of St. Maarten. “I would like to sincerely c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Woman faces stiff sentence for causing fatal accident

St. Maarten – The prosecution demands a stiff sentence against a 59-year-old woman who allegedly caused a fatal traffic accident on Coralita Road on March 21 of last year that cost 22-year old Genrick Reid his life. Cynthia Agatha F.-R. is facin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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New members at Toastmasters

New members at Toastmasters

The new inducted members together with the Vice President Education of the Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club. From left to right: Rensley Henson, Daryl Chandler,Shawn Crispulo,Tamara Groeneveldt, Arcella Leonard and Danae Daal (VP Education)St

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Leonard supports enviro defense fund

St. Maarten – MP and UP Party member Johan Leonard is calling to the people and businesses of St. Maarten to support the SHTA’s initiative to establish an Environmental Defense Fund. “I commend the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Associa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Prime Minister Wescot-Williams: Human and capital resources are major challenges

St. Maarten - “The two major challenges we face are human and capital resources,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday as she spoke on some of the handicaps of the current coalition. The government has many plans but needs the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2013

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Advice deviates from government proposals on important issues: SER publishes advice on old age pension reform

Advice deviates from government proposals on important issues: SER publishes advice on old age pension reform

In the picture from left to right: SER senior policy advisor Arjen Alberts, SER chairman René A. Richardson and the honorable Prime Minister Sarah A. Wescot-WilliamsSt. Maarten - The much anticipated SER advice entitled  “The AOV system made Affo