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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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Fuel storage capacity to multiply by five – Airport projects maximum growth to 1.9 million passengers by 2020

St. Maarten - Princess Juliana International Airport projects in its master plan the arrival of  1.7 million passengers by 2020 in a worst case scenario and 1.9 million in a more robust market, managing director Regina Labega said yesterday morning

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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Beach bins in place

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau partnered with Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) in 2009 to establish the Blue Flag Program on St. Maarten and launch a continuous environmental awareness campaign aimed at encouraging residen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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No more parking along airport fence

St. Maarten - No vehicles will be allowed to park anymore alongside the SXM Airport’s fence, according to a decree issued by Justice Minister Roland Duncan. The decree is in keeping with the international aviation safety requirement established by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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Union calls for social dialogue with Tuitt – Row over cost of living adjustment continues

St. Maarten - The President of the Windward Island Teachers Union Claire Elshot yesterday reacted to statements made by Finance Minister Roland Tuitt two weeks prior on the payout of the 2011 cost of living adjustment (Cola). At that time, Tuitt, whi

Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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Wholesale unemployment – Part 1

Is there a relationship between profit and unemployment? There is enough evidence that would suggest yes. In the past when trade was done via bartering, the village concept was such that persons in a village produced in so far possible what they n

Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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Opinion: Female evil

We would not dare getting on the case of women who want to get ahead in life, but when a woman – in this case writer Lisette Tooft – attacks members of her own sex, we are curious enough to examine what on earth is going on. Tooft wrote a flaming

Editorial, Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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Editorial: Projections

The airport foresees a maximum growth to 1.9 million passengers by 2020, managing director Regina Labega said yesterday. Compared to the benchmark year 2008 - the year the economic crisis hit - that is an increase of 10 percent. Over a period 2008-20

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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Minister Jacobs opens first Olympiad

St. Maarten – Minister of Sports Silveria Jacobs opened the first ever National Primary & Secondary Interscholastic Olympiad on Monday organized by the Ministry of Sports. The goal of the Olympiad is to increase the number of sports particip

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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“Sickness bug” overwhelms public schools – Additional workload leaves teachers with bitter taste

St. Maarten - Several teachers have been on sick leave for an extended period and no proper provisions have been put in place to cushion the effects of their absence in schools, the Windward Island Teachers Union (WITU) says. During its weekly press

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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Nagico donates copier to Martin Luther King School

St. Maarten - Nagico Insurances donated a brand new copier and over 200 copy books to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. school yesterday morning to assist with teaching material for the children enrolled there. “Education is one of the areas we giv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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More tourists and higher spending in the Caribbean

St. Maarten - The Caribbean welcomed close to 25 million visitors in 2012, up 5.4% over 2011, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the online newsletter for the cruise industry Travel Weekly reported. The forecast for 2013 calls

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2013

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“I am fighting, do it for yourself as well” Jessurun fires up senior citizens

St. Maarten – Yesterday the St. Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) held an information session for the senior citizens at the Hope Estate Senior Citizens Recreational Center, which was hosted by Vice President Raymond Jessurun. P