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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2014

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Recognition for St. Maarten’s first social worker: Elaine Gumbs-Vlaun: “Do it with your heart and soul”

St. Maarten – When Elaine Gumbs-Vlaun started her career as a social worker last century in a male-dominated St. Maarten, she had an encounter with a man who refused to pay child support. When he met his social worker, expecting this to be a man, h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2014

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MP Heyliger against TelEm/UTS merger: Fears workers will lose jobs

St. Maarten – Last week Thursday the management of Telem Group and the St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) had a meeting to discuss several matters. The main topic in the four hour long meeting held was the merger of Telem Group and UTS, the SMC

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Elections in first week of September: Minister De Weever remains loyal to Democratic Party

St. Maarten – Member of parliament Petrus Leroy de Weever will step aside if his nephew, Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever, becomes a candidate on the list for the Democratic Party for the elections that will be held in the first week of S

Opinion - Posted by on March 19, 2014

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Opinion: Unanswered questions

The Democratic Party’s press conference made clear that we could be looking at the end of the political career of Petrus Leroy de Weever and that his nephew, Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever will stay on board with the red family. That pu

Opinion - Posted by on March 19, 2014

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Opinion: The new cocaine

The new cocaine might be resting peacefully in your refrigerator or your kitchen cabinet right now. And no, we are not talking about drugs here but about the mafia’s new goldmine – counterfeit food and beverages. It could be the wild salmon you a

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Opinion: Interesting job

Prisoners in Zwolle and Veenhuizen are getting an interesting job from Justice and Safety State Secretary Fred Teeven. They are going to produce the 731 cell doors for a new prison in Zaanstad. The inmates will work for a company with the slightly fu

Editorial - Posted by on March 19, 2014

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Editorial: A big heart

Without any doubt, Elaine Gumbs-Vlaun is The Example of what all human beings ought to be. The lady is – if you’ll forgive us the expression – a woman with balls and a heart so big that you cannot help but just love her. The choice to honor