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

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Three prisoners escaped from Pointe Blanche prison

Three prisoners escaped from Pointe Blanche prison

St. Maarten – Sobiesky Manuel Parrondo, Carlos Miquel Olivier-Ruiz and Marco David Santana-Guerero escaped yesterday afternoon around 5 p.m. from the Pointe Blanche Prison. The prisoners were locked at the time of their escape in the open-air re

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

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Drug awareness parade for fight against drugs

St. Maarten – In connection with the upcoming International Day Against Drug and Illicit Trafficking, the Turning Point Foundation and its prevention team organized a drug awareness parade yesterday to highlight the fight against substance abuse in

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

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Justice Ministers seek cooperation in field of technical investigation

ORANJESTAD – The justice ministers of the Kingdom agreed during the Judicial Four Country Consultation in Aruba on Friday to research possibilities for cooperation in the field of technical investigation resources. Sharing knowhow and techniques is

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

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Tuitt wanted national lottery

Executive assistant Engel urges Minister Hassink to continue with initiative St. Maarten – Outgoing Finance Minister Roland Tuitt was in the process of setting up a National Lottery in collaboration with Canadian Bank Note Limited (CBN) before h

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

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Windward Islands Teachers Union turns 40

St. Maarten - Veteran teachers, retirees, young professionals and their counterparts from neighboring islands converged over the weekend for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu). Via a simple ceremony at its

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

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Lake requests overview of decisions taken by Marlin

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Vromi) Maurice Lake says based on an initial assessment during his first week on the job at the Ministry of Vromi, he has requested a thorough overview o

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

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Lourens mulls teachers’ rights caucus

St. Maarten – Education Minister Patricia Lourens-Philip has committed to jointly hosting a conference on the rights and responsibilities of teachers, with the Windward Island Teachers Union (Witu). The minister, on Saturday said that she was desir

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

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PM looks forward in receiving feedback

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams commented recently that she looked forward to receiving the feedback from the ST. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) Annual General Meeting that had as its main topic Electoral Reform

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

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PM: New council of ministers has hit the ground running

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams gave an explanation on her weekly radio show One on One with the PM on Pearl FM regarding the first week of the new council of ministers. “None of the ministers are new to government and have

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

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Students join in RBC’s Blue Water Project

  St. Maarten – The endangered sea turtles that charter a course to Guana Bay Beach to lay their eggs this nesting season should have a much better time getting ashore after a joint effort of RBC Royal Bank’s Blue Water Project and some 4

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

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Witu launches Status of Women Committee

St. Maarten -On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Windward Islands Teachers Union has launched its Status of Women Committee. The setup of the committee is a requirement of the 24 member state Caribbean Union of Teachers, of which Witu is a m

Editorial - Posted by on June 24, 2013

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Editorial: Think tanks

Our young country has no shortage of advisory bodies – from the Social Economic Council and the Council of Advice, to the General Audit Chamber, the Corporate Governance Council and the Ombudsman. There is also the SHTA (hospitality) the SMMTA (mar

Opinion - Posted by on June 24, 2013

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Opinion: Second Love

The rightwing Christian party SGP has found something to get excited about: Second Love, a website that promotes love affairs for married people. The site has, or so it claims on the site, already 350,000 members and that makes it look like hordes of

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

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Inspectorate suspends Dr. Arrindell

St. Maarten - As of Monday June 24, local physician Dr. Angelica Arrindell will no longer be allowed to practice medicine at her Madame Estate Clinic.  Dr. Arrindell has been suspended by the Inspectorate of Public Health, Social Development and Lab

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

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SER wants more consistent dialogue with government

Chairman René Richardson concerned about neglect of advice: St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – There has been “only one instance where government has reacted to advice” from the Social and Economic Council (SER), said Chairman René Richardson

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

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Late Editor-in-Chief gets moving service

St. Maarten - Making their presence felt at the memorial and thanksgiving service for the late Courtney Emmanuel Gibson at the SS.Simon & Jude Anglican Church on Back Street last Friday was as important as what the sympathizers  would have liked

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

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Minister Lake signs permits for 24 senior citizens homes

St. Maarten - Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Maurice Lake will sign the building permit necessary to start the construction of 24 senior citizens homes early next week. All relevant paper work is being prepared by the ministry, Lake stated in