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Editorial - Posted by on June 10, 2013

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Editorial: Standards

Is our Kingdom using different standards for different countries? That is definitively the impression we got when we read that Aruba aims to bring its budget deficit down to the European standard of 3 percent next year. Not everybody believes that th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 10, 2013

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Claudine Toussaint wins mix off

St. Maarten - The setting was perfect for the finals in the YDP mix off at Divi Little Bay last Friday, the judges knew what to look for and the competition between the five aspiring bartenders was keen, but after two rounds of competition, the top p

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Harbor CEO Mingo discusses EU-funding with Timmermans

St. Maarten - Chief Executive Officer Mark Mingo of the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies on Friday mapped out to Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans the concerns of the port authority regarding European Union (EU) funding, interd

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Strong Viking Run in the Netherlands – St. Maarteners raise funds for hospitalized children

WIJCHEN – Sandy and wet, but with a big smile on their faces they crossed the finish line: a group of fit St. Maarteners that took part in the Strong Viking Run an obstacle course of 19 or 11 kilometers through mud, water, electrical wires and othe

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Buncamper-Molanus takes helm at Rotary Club of St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Maria Buncamper-Molanus officially accepted the role of President of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten on Saturday. Her function goes into effect on July 1. The gala took place at the Infinity Restaurant at Oyster Bay Resort. “Becomin

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SER symposium features Professor Ryan Peterson

St. Maarten - Professor. Dr. Ryan Peterson, PhD, MSc. who holds the ‘Economics Research Chair on Sustainable Islands’ at the University of Aruba will hold the keynote address at the first annual symposium of the Social Economic Council (SER) that

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Aruba refinances national debt with help from the Netherlands

Aruba – Prime Minister Mike Eman says that the process to refinance the country’s national debt with help from the Netherlands has already started. At the same time VVD-MP André Bosman in The Hague has asked Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Pla

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Today examines Jeff Berger’s claims Flying to St. Maarten is cheap, dollarization a no-brainer

By Jason Lista , St. Maarten - Jeff Berger, editor of the online St. Maarten Weekly News, identified last week 12 problem areas on St. Maarten he hopes to see addressed by the government in order to improve the economy and the vacation experience.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans:  “I am at St. Maarten’s disposal”

Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans: “I am at St. Maarten’s disposal”

Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans and Prime Minister Wescot-Williams at Friday’s press conference. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – “We do not come and tell St. Maarten what our foreign policy is as defined by The Hague. Instead

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Formateur misses deadline: target is now Wednesday

St. Maarten – Formateur Sarah Wescot-Williams has not managed to meet the June 7 deadline Governor Holiday gave her when she was appointed on May 24 to form the country’s next government. Yesterday, she indicated that her report will probably be

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Jeff Berger’s twelve ideas for solving St. Maarten’s problems

“Legislative window dressing is insulting to timeshare owners”   St. Maarten – Jeff Berger, the editor of St. Maarten Weekly News has been coming to St. Maarten for 35 years. His online newsletter, part of everythingsxm.com, is wide

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Governor receives final report formation

St. Maarten – Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday, received a draft national decree from caretaker Vice Prime Minister William Marlin on Wednesday regulating the dissolution of parliament and the holding of early elections. In addition, Governor Holiday r

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Jacobs: Country not prepared for early childhood education

St. Maarten - Although Unicef-Netherlands has recommended that St. Maarten increase its availability of child care centers, government does not have the financial resources nor legislation in place, to even implement such centers at this time, Educat

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Facebook-Minister Timmermans: “Social media should play a bigger role in politics”

St. Maarten – Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans is the only member of the Dutch cabinet that is present on Facebook. The page has more than 17,000 likes. Currently, the page carries an image that outlines the minister’s trip in the region

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Youth to caucus in September

St. Maarten - A Round Table Conference featuring youth and adolescents is expected to be hosted in September by the Department of Youth Affairs within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports. Education Minister Silveria Jacobs made the a