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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2014

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WIFOL contemplates industrial action against Little Switzerland

St. Maarten—Industrial action against Little Switzerland is currently being contemplated by the Windward Islands Federation Of Labor (WIFOL) over what the union views as stalling tactics in negotiating the terms of a Collective Labor Agreement (CLA

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2014

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Employment major concern for prisoners: Inmates Association meets Minister of Justice

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson met recently with the Inmates Association at the prison in Pointe Blanche. The prison director, social workers, and a representative of the Penitentiary Supervisory Committee (Commissie v

Editorial - Posted by on September 10, 2014

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Editorial: Government’s policy challenges and opportunities

Not an outline of the government’s agenda for the coming year, but a focus on policy challenges and opportunities. That was, by necessity, the focus of the governor’s address at the opening of the parliamentary year. This way, the address rema

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2014

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Governor Holiday at opening parliamentary year: “There are real opportunities for economic growth”

St. Maarten – Ravel’s Bolero was once more floating through the parliament building yesterday morning ahead of the official opening of the parliamentary year 2014-2015. What stood out apart from the music was the absence of United People’s par

Opinion - Posted by on September 10, 2014

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Opinion: We still disagree

Ed Gumbs walked into our office yesterday afternoon to react to our opinion headlined The root cause of all trouble. Gumbs maintains that parliament seats won belong to the party, we disagree – and we still do. Gumbs bases his argument on articl

Opinion - Posted by on September 10, 2014

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Opinion: The writing on the wall

Election results never make everybody happy. The UP’s victory turned to nothing real quick, when the other three parties signed an agreement before the sun came up on Saturday, August 30. But in politics like in life – it is what it is. One di

Opinion - Posted by on September 10, 2014

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Opinion by Debbie Zwanikken: Mindful moments on learned optimism

As an ambassador for mindfulness, it is my task to enlighten you to the benefits of taking up a mindful practice. Today, I encourage you to hug someone with complete awareness as you lean in, feel the size of the person, the warmth or coolness, the p