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Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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Opinion: A different path of wisdom

Public functions are under siege. A small error of judgment is enough to kill a career. This is the trend in the Netherlands – one St. Maarten ought to embrace, but for the time being there is little chance that the job-generating machinery of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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Dr. Nilda Arduin receives excellence award.

St. Maarten - The Ombudsman of St. Maarten, Dr. Nilda Arduin, was presented with one of the most prestigious international social awards, the “Obelisk of Excellence by the Women of Great Esteem Organization.” The award was presented by the founde

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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ROGERS COMPETES IN KING OF KINGS “I intend to give it my best”

St. Maarten - When Ruminni “The Protégé” Rogers leaves to compete in the Leeward Islands King of Kings Calypso competition, he will not only be seeking to win the prestigious title, he will also be looking to follow in the footsteps of Leroy

Editorial - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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Editorial: Giving back

There has been a spell lately of corporate and volunteer group donations to worthy causes and individuals, especially to the Art Saves Lives summer program about to begin shortly, and this can only be a good thing. We also read with interest the dona

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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39 graduate from Vocational School

St. Maarten  - Thirty-nine students graduated from the Vocational School during a festive meeting at the Cultural Center on Back Street last night. The graduates finished studies in automotive, care, carpentry, general service, hospitality and netw

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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Casino cashier fails to establish her innocence

Court confirms 2013 verdict for embezzlement and filing false report to police St. Maarten - It was déjà vu yesterday in the Court in First Instance for Ruby Valencia Fernandez, a former cashier at the casino in the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort. In

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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US Retiree gets suspended sentence for importing five firearms into St. Maarten

St. Maarten - James Matejicka retired to St. Maarten, but he found himself in a bit of a bind when he wanted to ship his belongings from the United States to the island in February of last year. The problem: among those belongings were five firearms

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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UP Next (youth wing of the United People’s Party) launched at Hard Rock Café

St. Maarten - The youth arm of the United People’s Party “UP Next” was launched at the Hard Rock Café yesterday evening. The group is expected to increase in its size as the political party prepares for the upcoming Parliamentary elections th

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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Opinion: Treacherous ground

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Wednesday that she “condemns in the strongest possible terms” the act of abuse against “what appears to be more than one of our children.” Hardly anyone would disagree with this statement - if i

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Confusing

Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of my client Ms. Regina LaBega concerning the article you published on page 3 (bottom right hand corner) of your edition of June 19, 2014, under the title: “Investigation into Tourist Bureau embezzlement: Pros

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2014

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St. Maarten Burglary prevention tips

During the past three months, the burglary team of the police force has recorded more than twenty burglaries in the Pelican, Simpson Bay and Cole Bay area. The burglar(s) who commit these crimes seem to have no trouble at all to enter the houses they