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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 15, 2014

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Local environmentalist on Mullet Bay dumping: “People should know better”

St. Maarten – In a follow up to the story on the many bags of garbage that were left on Mullet Bay beach over the weekend, Reuben Thompson of the SXM Pride Foundation had more to say. He confirmed that the garbage bags and stray litter had been cle

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Transparency International begins integrity assessment next month

Vacancy lead-researcher open for five more days St. Maarten – Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has all of its ducks but one in a row to begin with the National Integrity System assessment in St. Maarten. The organization

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 15, 2014

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Local Rotary clubs reveal peace monument in March

Rotary Sunrise gets award for Parenting for Fathers St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise received media representatives to its breakfast meeting at Air Lekkerbek yesterday morning. The service club, led by president Angela Gordon,

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Another former National Alliance candidate launches party

“Policy of Social Reform is to benefit entire country” St. Maarten – Under the theme Sovereignty, Economy, Equal Opportunity, former National Alliance candidate Jacinto Mock, who ran with the party in the 2010 Parliamentary elections, offici

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Healthcare insurance premiums for active civil servants double

Measure saves government 13 million guilders St. Maarten – Civil servants will have to pay 2.1 percent extra for their healthcare insurance in 2014 and 2015. This is due to the government’s decision to scrap the country’s contribution to the

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Pride outraged with garbage left on Mullet Bay beach

St. Maarten - During a site visit by the St Maarten Pride Foundation this past weekend the foundation’s volunteers found that parts of Mullet Bay Beach had been left covered in garbage after a party which was apparently held in the afternoon of

Editorial - Posted by on January 15, 2014

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Editorial: Passing the buck

The budget is on its way to approval by the Parliament today but the question remains how the community will react to the fallout when reality hits home. True, this is a skeleton budget, as Minister Hassink has called it. And true, this is a year

Opinion - Posted by on January 15, 2014

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Opinion: The kindness of strangers

Fancy coming out of a supermarket, minding your own business, carrying one of those ugly black plastic bags holding a couple of Monsters and a chocolate bar. The next thing you know, your flat on your back and you are heavily bleeding from somewhere