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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 28, 2013

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Meyers concerned about Meteorological service

St. Maarten – Former United People’s party Minister for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Franklin Meyers has expressed his concerns about the functioning of the Meteorological department in Curacao. This department

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 28, 2013

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Rotarians meet with club from Dominican Republic

St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten-Mid Isle hosted twenty Rotarians and spouses from the Rotary Club of Santiago Monumental, in the Dominican Republic on Friday. The Santiago Rotarians were on a cruise passing through St Maarten and wanted

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 28, 2013

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St. Maarten Airport elected as world’s most stunning approach

St. Maarten Airport elected as world’s most stunning approach

St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport has been voted the “most stunning landing” in the world by travel fans around the globe, the airport stated in a press release issued this weekend, but the survey the statement refers to is

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 28, 2013

Comments Off on Foundation introduces U-7 players to interscholastic competition

Foundation introduces U-7 players to interscholastic competition

St. Maarten - If time was permitted, more goals would have been scored in the first week of the St Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation’s interscholastic tournament that kicked off on Saturday in Belvedere. The participating schools in this yea

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 28, 2013

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Gender equity highlighted at opening soccer tournament

St. Maarten - The call to have more women involved in sports at the competitive level was reiterated during the official opening of the St Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation’s annual interscholastic tournament which kicked off last Saturday at t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Asha Stevens Campus officially opens – hailed as the most beautiful school in the Region-

St. Maarten -With a champagne toast and the ceremonial cutting of a ribbon, politicians and educators officially opened the spanking new Asha Stevens Campus of the Hillside Christian Schools. The event saw the simultaneous delivery of the extension

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

Comments Off on Projected increase in revenue practically cut in half: Government agrees to cut expenditures in 2013

Projected increase in revenue practically cut in half: Government agrees to cut expenditures in 2013

GREAT BAY –St Maarten will have to cut its expenditures in the draft 2013 budget by 41 million guilders, the chairman of the board for financial supervision Cft Age Bakker said yesterday afternoon in a meeting with the Central Committee of parliame

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Triforensic already commissioned with investigation: Central Bank controversy continues

St. Maarten – The Amigoe newspaper reported yesterday that the Board of Commissioners of the Central Bank has already taken four times a decision about the terms of reference for an integrity assessment. The first decision was taken on June 7 of la

Editorial - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Editorial: Balanced budget

The government has had to tone down its ambitions for 2013 even before its draft budget reached the parliament. Based on what feels like sound advice from the financial supervisor Cft, the Council of Ministers has agreed to cut down expenses by 25 mi

Opinion - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Letter to the editor: About doping

Lance became a millionaire by fooling everybody. Clever investigators proved his crime and he got nailed. Loving publicity he did not confess his sin to God, but to the goddess of television: Ohhhprahhhh! In St. Maarten the same thing happened. Fo

Opinion - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Letter to the editor: Appalled

Please allow me to explain my concern about Mr. Corallo’s situation after Italy explained the reason for putting the article which tarnished Mr. Corallo’s reputation for life in the newspapers and Interpol. In my opinion one should be very sure,

Opinion - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Opinion: Dream on

We thought we did not hear well when National Alliance MP George Pantophlet made a remark in Wednesday’s Central Committee meeting about the hunt for 40 million guilders in never collected debt relief. Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relati

Opinion - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Opinion: Population growth

With the various projects mentioned and the other aspects that have been envisioned in the governing program, additional human resources will be needed to feed the economy of the country. The growth of a nation’s population is a challenge and a lon

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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CPS alerts health care providers on Norovirus

St. Maarten – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), has distributed Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) epidemiological alert to local health care providers on the need to be vigilant in curbing any possible norovirus outbreak in instit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Lions Club donates to MPC’s Mathematical Olympiad team

St. Maarten - On Tuesday Lions Club president Richard Boyd and past district governor Wally Havertong presented the mathematics Olympiad team of the Milton Peters College with a check of $1,200 to help them cover their expenses.  The team will take

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Committee marks anniversary of emancipation from slavery

St. Maarten/Marigot - A committee was recently launched to commemorate the 165th anniversary of the emancipation from slavery in 1848 for both parts of St. Martin, said Shujah Reiph, president of the Conscious Lyrics Foundation. The committee is m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister at signing sponsorship contract

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, as shareholder and representative of the Telem Group of Companies, oversaw the signing of the sponsorship contract between the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and the Telem Grou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Government inks deal for Public Service Centre

St. Maarten - The government’s eagerly anticipated Public Service Centre is expected to be launch in the second week of March now that the government has signed a rental agreement with the Foundation of Government Buildings. On Wednesday Prime M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Samuel meets youth council

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Rodolphe Samuel is allowing the St. Maarten Youth Parliament to meet at the house of parliament every two weeks. The Youth Parliament had its first meeting on January 11 at the conference room. During t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Cocaine smuggler who passed through St. Maarten convicted in US

St. Maarten/ATLANTA-An Atlanta man who organized a cocaine smuggling ring that spanned St. Maarten in the north to as far south as Trinidad and Tobago, will now have to spend 16 years behind bars for his crimes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Ombudsman: Deadline complaints February 1

St. Maarten – Bureau Ombudsman wishes to inform the general public, in keeping with the discretionary authority granted to the Ombudsman in article 17 sub 2a of the National Ordinance Ombudsman, that on February 1, the Ombudsman will not be accepti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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PM meets with CFT representatives

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with representative on the Board for Financial Supervision (Cft) Richard Gibson Sr, and Chairman of the Cft, Professor Age Bakker, at her cabinet yesterday. The PM met with the two representati

Uncategorized - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Bonaire has no money for road maintenance

KRALENDIJK – The public entity Bonaire needs $70 million to maintain its road network and to build new roads – and the money to do this is not there. Engineering bureau Haskoning has calculated what the island needs for maintenance and road build

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Leonard keeps doubts about Justice Park

St. Maarten – United People’s party MP Johan Leonard reiterated his concerns about plans for a Justice Park, especially about the project’s financing. In a statement issued yesterday, Leonard also referred to remarks made by the Progress Commit

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Parliament Curacao approves basic medical insurance

Curacao - With 10 votes against and 11 votes in favor the parliament approved the basic medical insurance. It will go into effect per February 1. The insurance applies to all groups currently insured by the SVB and BZV, excluding civil servants until

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Unaids opens e-consultation about post-2015 HIV-agenda

St. Maarten / PORT OF SPAIN,—Since the turn of the century the Millennium Development Goals have guided global efforts surrounding the eradication of poverty, diseases, gender inequalities and environmental crises. The goals will have reached their

Opinion - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Letter to the editor: Fairy Tale

Dear editor, Is the honorable Romeo Pantophlet a pawn in the game of ‘politricks’? Since taking office all initiatives that the minister has envisioned, and expect the people to swallow, has MP Frans Richardson's DNA all over it. The impressio

Opinion - Posted by on January 25, 2013

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Letter to the Editor: Acres of Diamonds

Dear editor, There is a story of a South African farmer who farmed his rocky land for years, without reward. His life was miserable as he tried to feed his family and sell a few of his crops to the local townspeople. In desperation he finally real

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 24, 2013

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Minister Tuitt: Cft may be going beyond the law

St. Maarten - The board for financial supervision Cft is becoming more than a thorn in the side of the governing coalition who has been unable to present an acceptable budget to the committee. Finance Minister Roland Tuitt seemed more than peeved dur

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 24, 2013

Comments Off on Threatened girlfriend lied to Judge of Instruction: Shooting-suspect denies everything

Threatened girlfriend lied to Judge of Instruction: Shooting-suspect denies everything

St. Maarten – Apart from his name and date of birth, Jason Omar M. denied everything in the Court in First Instance yesterday, but that did not stop public prosecutor Gonda van der Wulp to demand a 7-year prison sentence for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 24, 2013

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Ombudsman office announces petition to Constitutional Court

St. Maarten – The Ombudsman has announced a press conference for next week Tuesday where the office will announce its first petition to the Constitutional Court. While the invitation for the press conference does not reveal any details about the pe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 24, 2013

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Laville: “all you do is tear down, tear down”: Justice Park sets off attack on opposition

St. Maarten – Independent MP Romain Laville severely criticized the United People’s party in a meeting of the Central Committee yesterday – without naming the party – during a discussion about Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s plan to establ

Editorial - Posted by on January 24, 2013

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Editorial: Rubbish

United People’s party leader Theo Heyliger may not be a member of the current parliament, but his spirit was all around the meeting hall yesterday afternoon. Independent MP Romain Laville made a point of indicating that the members of the UP-fac

Opinion - Posted by on January 24, 2013

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Opinion: Handling alcohol

Here is another view on driving and drinking. It comes, of all places, from Ireland, a country whose citizens are world-renowned for their ability to handle alcohol. In the Irish southwestern province of Kerry citizens are now allowed to drive their

Opinion - Posted by on January 24, 2013

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Opinion: Lying parents

We appreciate it when our children speak the truth, but Chinese and American research shows that too many parents are giving their kids the wrong example. Parent lie to their children on a regular basis. The most popular lie among parents is this one

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