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Opinion - Posted by on September 11, 2013

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Opinion: Opening of St. Maarten’s parliamentary year a festive event

The opening of the parliamentary year is basically a festive event where the governor presents the government’s plans for the coming year. In a way, this is our “troonrede” akin to the address King Willem-Alexander will deliver next week Tuesda

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Tenth report progress committee: Duncan unconvinced of need for renovation Pointe Blanche

St. Maarten – The progress committee St. Maarten was still very much put out about the delays the renovation of the Pointe Blanche prison encountered. In the tenth progress report, that Minister Ronald Plasterk sent to the Second Chamber earlier th

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Izi head chef Laurence honored with award

Izi head chef Laurence honored with award

Wendell Laurence (center) receives his award from Parliament President Gracita Arrindell. To the right is Izi-owner David Foini. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten – Wendell Laurence is the recipient of the first President of Parliament Aw

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St. Maarten Parliament drifts into new year on Ravel’s Boléro – “Structural campaign against corruption, money laundering”

Governor Holiday passes the honor guard on Wilhelmina Steeg on his way to the parliament building. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten – “A new corporate culture for the Government of St. Maarten calls for creativity to do much with littl

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HPV vaccine available for women – Cervical cancer campaign starts at schools

St. Maarten – Health Minister Cornelius de Weever announced yesterday the official launch of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) National Vaccination Program amongst young girls. HPV is a virus that causes cervical cancer, the second most common cancer

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Dorcas Foundation receives big donation for upgrading kitchen

St. Maarten – Members of the Dorcas Foundation established in 2002 to formalize the community service activities of the Seventh Day Adventist Community in Cole Bay, received a donation of 73.973,83 guilders from the Cooperating Foundations of the

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Stakeholders agree on draft for bridge opening times

St. Maarten – Last Wednesday the representatives of the St. Maarten Marine Trade Association (SMMTA), the St. Maarten Princess Juliana Airport, and the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Corporation (SLAC) met at the SLAC offices in Simpson Bay to furthe

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Unions not invited to opening of parliament

St. Maarten -Although social partners such as trade unions were not invited to the opening of the Parliamentary year 2013/2014, the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions (WICLU) says that it still wishes the country’s highest legislative body mu