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Editorial - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Editorial: Youth Drinking

The initiative by the St. Maarten’s Lion’s Club to have the powers that be increase the legal drinking age from 16 to 21 is a positive one. Their expressed willingness to compromise on this and accept at the very least 18 years as the legal drink

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Opinion: Worrisome questions (Bada Bing case)

A serious accusation against the Prosecution Department surfaced in the “Bada Bing” trial that, if true, can rock the integrity of the Public Prosecutor’s Office at its very foundation. Cor Merx, the attorney for Jaap van den Heuvel, stated

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Opinion: Learning to love criticism

A NEW study by the linguist and tech entrepreneur Kieran Snyder, done for Fortune.com, found two differences between workplace performance reviewsgiven to men and women. Across 248 reviews from 28 companies, managers, whether male or female, gave f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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REAL FACTS ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING

You probably see and hear a lot about alcohol—from TV, movies, music, and your friends. But what are the real facts about underage alcohol use? Myth Alcohol isn’t as harmful as other drugs. FACT Alcohol increases your risk for many deadly d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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I Can-children make fundraiser lot of fun

St. Maarten - The I Can Foundation’s fundraiser event at the Dutch Quarter Community Center on Friday evening drew a modest crowd but the I Can-children who performed on stage made the evening a lot of fun all the same to the delight of their audi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Trustee: Central Bank liable for damages CKC-accountholders

St. Maarten – The trustee in the bankruptcy of the Christian Kingdom Council, attorney Jeroen Veen, holds the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten liable for the damages the CKC-accountholders suffered after the Court in First Instance declared

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Low turnout, high disappointment at Miss West Indies

St. Maarten -Guadeloupe's Alex Rabolion is the new Ms. West Indies Queen after beating out thirteen other delegates to win the coveted crown on Sunday morning in Galisby. The 26-year old beautician was one of the early favorites heading into the pag

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Lenny Priest: Establish the van Hugh Law.

St. Maarten -Young people in the community needs to be taken “off the block” and put to useful employment, says leader if the One St. Maarten People’s Party (OSPP) Lenny Priest, who is proposing the establishment of van Hugh Law, to be named a

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MP Silveria Jacobs elected Chair of Education committee

St. Maarten - MP Silveria Jacobs has been elected as the Chair of the Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament and MP Tamara Leonard has been elected as Vice Chair. The Committee for Education, Culture, Yo

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Two supermarkets robbed within minutes

St. Maarten -An armed gunman made away with undisclosed amounts of cash on Friday after robbing two supermarkets in Cole By within minutes of each other. According to inspector Ricardo Henson the two Chinese supermarkets located in the Cole Bay a

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Government launches official Facebook Page

GREATBAY---The Government of St. Maarten has embraced social media by launching its Official Facebook page-- “Government of Sint Maarten”-- to the local populace and the rest of the world. A government information service press release yesterd

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Lions launch online petition to increase drinking age

St. Maarten - An online petition geared at encouraging the government to amend the law by raising the legal drinking age from 16 to 21, was launched yesterday by the St. Maarten’s Lion’s Club as part of its youth alcohol awareness campaign.

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Man walks away unscathed from accident

St. Maarten —The driver of a loaded heavy vehicle had a lucky escape yesterday morning when he walked away unscathed after the dump truck rolled down a hill, destroyed the railing and fell into a ditch. The incident took place at approximately

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Mingo champions small entrepreneurs to bank

St. Maarten – CEO of Port St. Maarten Mark Mingo has thrown his weight behind small entrepreneurs looking for financing for projects that would further enhance the islands tourism product, and he has encouraged banking officials to seriously cons

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Tax office won’t accept requests for 2008 reduction of assessment

St. Maarten - A request for the reduction of an assessment by virtue of the Inspector of Taxes for the various taxes and premiums: Income tax ; Wage Tax and Premium AOV/AWW, AVBZ ;  Turnover Tax ; Profit Tax ; Room Tax ; Car Rental Tax ;  Time Sha

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Annual Environment Conference launched at Bel Air Community Center

St. Maarten —Despite the small turnout at the launching of the Annual Environmental Conference at the Bel Air Community Center, the conference had its desired effect of underlining the importance of protection of the environment. Leader of the Dem

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MPs Informed about NIPA by Students, Board and Director

St. Maarten -The Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament met on Thursday, February 12, with students of the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) as well as the NIPAs Board and its Managing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Swiss accounts

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HS