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Editorial - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Editorial: Good for everyone (Economic Inspection Department controls)

That the economic inspection department, in coordination with other government agencies, decided to surprise a large hotel and resort in Cupecoy with a control of their business standards is good news. We have all sorts of gurus coming to the island

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Sapphire Beach Club & Resort inspected after complaints: Operation first of its kind on hotel

CUPECOY, St. Maarten – The Economic Inspection Department (TEZVT), along with several other government entities from various ministries, carried out a multidisciplinary control of the Sapphire Beach Club and Resort in Cupecoy recently. The action w

Uncategorized - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Divers find gun – possibly used to kill Helmin Wiels

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – During a search in the Waaigat in Curacao divers found a firearm on Saturday morning, Leoni Leidel-Schenk reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Investigators are examining the weapon to see if this is possibly the gun that was used to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Air St. Maarten offers direct flight to Guyana

GREAT BAY - Air St. Maarten will be the first in aviation to launch a direct flight to Guyana from St. Maarten. “This is the best news I have heard,” said a Guyanese national living on St. Maarten. Chief Executive Officer of Air St. Maarten Te

Opinion - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Opinion: Underlying message (slavery in the past and current slavery)

Slavery remains a sensitive topic in the Caribbean. It is again on the agenda now that fourteen Caribbean countries (St. Maarten not included) are going to sue the Netherlands, France and Great Britain for damages. Caricom has set up a ten-point plan

Opinion - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Opinion: Question for the Prime Minister

Dear editor, I have a question for the Prime Minister of Country St. Maarten. Madame Prime Minister can you tell me why no cost of living adjustment for the year 2012 was paid out to pensioners who are members of the General Pension Fund of St. Ma

Opinion - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Opinion: How to eat less

The world is full of fat people (no offense) and it is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. Not only for the fat people themselves (how is it possible to be comfortable if you are heavily overweight or obese?) but also for the society. Productivity

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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National Institute for Professional Advancement (N.I.P.A.) Officially opened

St. Maarten - The campus of the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) was officially opened by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams yesterday with the unveiling of the plaque of the school. In her address to the gathering, which inc

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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World Cup Soccer: Dutch crush Spanish fury

SALVADOR, BRAZIL (AP) — The Netherlands thrashed world champions Spain 5-1 yesterday in the World Cup's first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the past six years and avenging a loss in the 2010 final

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Prime Minister highlights unity and identity on Flag Day: “This is our flag, our colors, and our St. Maarten”

st. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescott-Williams stressed in her opening remarks the importance the national flag has in the national identity and the role it plays in focusing the national psyche on what it means to be a part of St. Maarten. Sh

Opinion - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Opinion: Youth detention

The rule that minors are not allowed to be detained with adults comes across as humane and loaded with good intentions. There is however a flipside to this policy, because where do these minors end up if they have to be kept apart from adult prisoner

Editorial - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Editorial: Silent citizens

When the police force sent out a press release earlier this week asking possible witnesses of the robbery at the Scotiabank in Simpson Bay to come forward we had a double feeling about this request. First of all, it should not be necessary for the

Opinion - Posted by on June 16, 2014

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Opinion: Tipped into poverty

The Editorial Board of the New York Times addressed an issue recently that also plays in St. Maarten’s tourism oriented service industry, but its views did not meet with universal approval. Read and judge for yourself: “When Senate Republicans