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Editorial - Posted by on June 3, 2014

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Editorial: Weird

The Council of Ministers met last week with a man named Craig Baptiste who supposedly is working on a project to increase the hub function of the Princess Juliana International Airport. But who is this man? Portrayed in a DCOMM press release as so

Opinion - Posted by on June 3, 2014

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Opinion: Five parties

The August 29 elections appear to become a five-horse race, after the announcement by the electoral council that just five parties met the deadline for registration last week. While the council did not identify any particular party in its announcemen

Opinion - Posted by on June 3, 2014

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Opinion: The social cost of the Simpson Bay development plan

Dear Editor, The Citizens for Positive Change Party (CPC), a newly formed political party contesting the 2014 parliamentary elections, is of the firm opinion that the draft Simpson Bay development plan does not meet the internationally accepted cr

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

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American scholar about battling youth criminality: “Focus on at-risk-youth engagement”

St. Maarten – Dr. Kornel A. Brown, an international education and training consultant, and a post-doctoral scholar at the Department of Adult and continuing Education at the College of Arts and Sciences at the National Louis University in Chicago,

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

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Voters register closes next week – Wednesday DP urges voters: check registration

St. Maarten – As the June 11 deadline for the closure of the voting register rapidly approaches, the Democratic Party issued a press release urging eligible voters to double check at the Census Office whether their names are included in this regis

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

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Nature Foundation alarmed about mangrove destruction

“Plans do not fit in with sustainable development” The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has expressed in an official letter its concern about the possible construction of marinas and possible other developments in one of the last remaining mangro

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

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Rotary Clubs unveil Peace Monument

St. Maarten - The Rotary Clubs on St. Maarten/St. Martin joined 1.2 million people worldwide in calling for peace as they unveiled a peace monument last Saturday. The monument has been strategically placed at the entrance of the Philipsburg Jubilee L

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

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Port of St. Maarten records 1 million cruise passengers

St. Maarten – The harbor surpassed one million cruise passengers in mid-May, one month ahead of projections, the Harbour Group of Companies announced in a press release. In previous years this milestone occurred around mid-June. Chief Executive

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Five parties register for elections

St. Maarten - By the end of the deadline for registration of political parties last Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. representatives of five political parties had appeared before the Electoral Council to apply for registration to be able to participate in t

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

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Council of Ministers meets Craig Baptiste

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Craig Baptiste, the president and chairman of B&L Worldwide attended a meeting with the Council of Ministers last week, where he was asked to provide elucidation on the project proposals previously received by the govern