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Great progress in education, but violence in class is on the rise

St. Maarten – Realization of the right to education has made great progress over the past two decades, the Unicef-report “The situation of children and adolescents in Sint Maarten” states. Key factors are, “significant state investments, comp

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Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations Plasterk: Intervention St. Maarten and Curacao not an option

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – During a lengthy policy debate on the future of the Kingdom last Tuesday, the Senators (Members of the First Chamber) of the Netherlands expressed their concerns about the political situation in St. Maarten and Curacao. T

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Judge terminates pretrial detention status – Shigemoto to court after the summer

St. Maarten – The trial of former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto will most likely take place after the summer, Solicitor-General Taco Stein told this newspaper yesterday. However, while the investigation has been completed, a decision about going

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Youth emigration causes brain drain

St. Maarten – Analysis of St. Maarten’s demographics shows the need to bring in skilled personnel from other countries. Youth emigration causes brain drain, which creates the need to create incentive policies to retain young people. Immigration m

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Arrindell: St. Maarten should explore opportunities with Venezuela

St. Maarten – “I can agree with Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans that a structure for regular talks should be found with Venezuela so regular talks can take place where ideas and information are exchanged,” MP Drs. Gracita Arr

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Jacobs addresses date for examination requirements

St. Maarten – Subsequent to recent inquiries regarding the implementation date for the New Dutch examination requirements, the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs hereby informs the general public that the implementatio

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Vromi busy with preparation for hurricane season

St. Maarten – Head of the Infrastructure Management Department of the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Claudius Buncamper, Emergency Support Function (ESF-3) says that his department is working on several