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Editorial - Posted by on November 5, 2013

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Editorial: Bold step by telecom provider UTS to invest millions

Telecom provider UTS has taken a bold step by investing millions in a new network that meets the demands of today’s market. While the company is not saying too  much about this move in the context of a possible merger with competitor TelEm it i

Opinion - Posted by on November 5, 2013

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Opinion: Election threshold

We are still waiting for news about election reform. In the Netherlands, like in St. Maarten, there is also some dissatisfaction about the current system. Bernard Wientjes, chairman of the employers organization VNO-NCW suggested yesterday the introd

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2013

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Opinion: Plastic grocery bags and the environment

Statistics from the European Union suggest that Dutch consumers on average use 71 single-use plastic grocery bags per year. In St. Maarten, this number could easily be true per month, though we have to admit that we do not know this for sure. As our

Opinion - Posted by on November 5, 2013

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Opinion: The pursuit of happiness

Now that the debate about Black Peter has fizzled as it ought to, the Netherlands has something new to get excited about - a pill that arouses the sexual desire in women. This is typical a product that fits perfectly in a society that is in the perpe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2013

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St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce signs agreement with ambassador to Panama

St. Maarten – The Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement yesterday with the Dutch ambassador to Panama, Wiebe de Boer at its first business symposium at the Westin Hotel. The agreement is designed to promote St. Maarten as a transport hub for the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2013

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Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard Chopper now stationed on St. Maarten

“Fighting the pirates of the Caribbean” St. Maarten – “You’re welcome here. We now have increased border patrol on St. Maarten,” Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson said yesterday as he greeted the flight crew of the Dutch Caribbean

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2013

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Telecom provider UTS invests millions in new network

Company wants to offer more products and improve customer service St. Maarten – Telecom provider UTS has invested between $5 and $9 million in the upgrading of its network, Chief Operating Officer Glen Carty said yesterday. The upgrade is design

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2013

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Nature Foundation: Fish Die-off mainly due to Tilapia itself

St. Maarten - Based on the three fish die offs, the Nature Foundation St. Maarten has compiled and delivered a report based on research conducted during the week of the October 27 which outlines the causes, results, and possible preventative measure