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Editorial - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Editorial: Protecting our wetlands

The initiative to have Mullet Pond and the last remaining wetlands on the island turned into protected parks under the Ramsar Convention of 1971 is good thing and a move in the right direction. It will, hopefully, protect the legacy of the island’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Three prisoners escape, one killed

St. Maarten – On Saturday night 3 prisoners escaped from the Point Blanche prison, the public prosecutor’s office said in a press release yesterday. The prisoners are L.T.A (26 years old), O.S.N. (23 years old) and Nashon Francis, who was shot de

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Seaborne Airlines, a new airline, starts daily San Juan flights from and to St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Seaborne Airlines, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the region, was airborne from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) as it executed its maiden flight to St. Maarten on Saturday. Met with

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Mullet Pond to be added to International Convention on Wetlands

St. Maarten – Minister of Environment Maurice Lake said efforts are underway to have Mullet Pond protected and recognized under the Convention of Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971). Over the weekend the Minister took a tour of Mullet Pond and Simpson

Opinion - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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The best toolbox

Anthropologist-author-journalist Joris Luyendijk will be one of the headliners of this year’s Dataharvest+ conference that wil be held in London in May. Luyendijk worked as a Middle-East correspondent for a number of years before moving to London t

Opinion - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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A culture of slaves

Families are trapped in poverty by having to pay ‘excessive’ amounts of tax. It is a disgrace the amount of people left so destitute on St. Maarten today that they have to turn to prostitution, begging, welfare, churches and other charity food ba

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Local books reach milestone at Philipsburg Jubilee Library

From 15 published in 300 years, to 100 in last 30 St. Maarten - February saw one of the highest use in recent years of St. Martin books by school children, young people and adults, said Morenika Charles Arrindell, public relations officer at Phil

Editorial - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Editorial: Keep it up

According to a press release from the House of Nehesi (see front page story), at least 100 books have been published on or about St. Maarten in the last 30 years, compared to a paltry 15 over the last few centuries. We think that is something heading

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Young Community Helpers Display Uniforms

St. Maarten - In keeping with their three year tradition, the management of the Lighthouse Pre School & Daycare Center in Hope Estate had their annual community helpers’ day yesterday in which the children were attired in a variety of uniforms

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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DigiKidz Pilot Project Launched

St. Maarten -The Asha Stevens Campus of the Hillside Christian Schools in Cay Hill has been chosen for the pilot project for DigiKidz. This project came out of the 4C Foundation which was described as a very comprehensive project that should be open

Opinion - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Hosophobia

Hosophobia is the fear of dirt or a fear of the impure. This deficiency in the human mind has resulted in the emergence of products like hand sanitizers and toilet seats that produce at the push of a button a cover for the next visitor. In general, t

Opinion - Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Medical Tourism has arrived

Dear Editor, The Cayman Islands Medical Tourism Facility known as “Health City Cayman Islands” officially opened on February 25. The opening of the $80 million dollar facility with 140-beds has been described as the most significant event in