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Editorial - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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Editorial: Clear picture (American University)

Parliamentarians made a lot of noise about the deal the American University clinched with the tax inspectorate. But as stories this newspaper will publish also in the coming days will show, this news does not fall out of the sky. The university ha

Opinion - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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Opinion: A lady in distress

Some emails are too weird to be true. We all know the scammers from Nigeria that send out grammatically handicapped emails to unsuspecting souls and their story is basically always the same: they’re sitting on a pile of money that they want to get

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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How the founders of the American University of the Caribbean in Cupecoy got a very sweet deal “They gave nothing and took everything”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The departure of the American Associated Group NV – the former owner of the American University of the Caribbean in Cupecoy – has caused quite some controversy, not in the least because AAG seems to have left th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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Buyers attempt to prevent auction by the bank – Parts of Caravanserai sold under false pretenses

St. Maarten – The Caravanserai drama entered the next stage on Friday when two companies that bought pieces of the property from Haresh Manek’s Kildare Properties in 2011 went to court in an attempt to prevent financer Scotia Bank from selling or

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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Former calypso king Arrindell passed away

St. Maarten – Former calypso king Fernando Arrindell passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 70, the website sxmislandtime.com reported. Arrindell won his title in 1979. His son Roberto, aka Fish Da Mega Boss is the current calypso king.

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St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation and ILTT solidify relationship for Carnival

GREAT BAY -The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and International Liquors and Tobacco Trading (ILTT), distributors of Heineken and Captain Morgan Rum have joined forces for Carnival during the next three years. With a working relat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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St. Maarten Airport gets Bizz award in Dubai

St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International  Airport Operating Company, PJIAE N.V. has been selected to receive another international business award as “one of the most prominent businesses in its industry and region.” Known as “The Bi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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Andi Siegers talks cigars – Made in St. Maarten

St. Maarten /By Jason Lista – He walks in smoking one of his own cigars. Andi Siegers makes himself comfortable at the table and orders a drink. The sun starts to set as he takes another puff. He is relaxed. Like many young St. Maarteners, thoug

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Lake first minister to ever meet Corporate Governance Council

St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake briefed the Corporate Governance Council (CGC) last Thursday on a number of matters including the additional members for the Supervisory Board of Gebe,  the acquisition of all Gebe-shares by the government

Opinion - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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Opinion: American University of The Caribbean – School of Medicine

It is tough to wrap your mind around the inner workings of a politician. Point in case: National Alliance MP Louie Laveist. With his fellow faction member George Pantophlet he questioned Finance Minister Maarten Hassink on Thursday extensively – th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2013

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Approved budget amendment now awaiting advice from Cft

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten is not out of the woods yet after the parliament approved the amendment to the 2013 budget on Thursday evening. Ratification of the ordinance by finance Minister Maarten Hassink and Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday should not b

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Mental Health Foundation hosts congress on St. Maarten

St. Maarten -Director of the Mental Health Foundation Eileen Healy announced that there will be a congress on mental health beginning on September 30, titled Transforming Care. “Why the title Transforming Care? The congress symbol is the butterfly,

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Statia teams up with SHTA for eco-conference

St. Maarten – “Maybe by changing Statia we can change St. Maarten,” Charles Lindo, Director of Tourism on Statia, said yesterday. He came to the island to promote the second Statia Sustainable Conference, a conference geared at educating the wi

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Elshot: Marlin’s views on Cola one-sided

St. Maarten - The president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot has called out Democratic Party Member of Parliament Roy Marlin over statements made in Parliament that the demands of unions for their cost of living adjustment would r

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Workers intimidated from joining unions

St. Maarten - Many workers on St. Maarten are fearful and cower at suggestions that they are free to become involved in industrial relations. That’s the assessment of trade unionist Claire Elshot, who while speaking at the Windward Islands Chamber