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Editorial - Posted by on April 16, 2015

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Editorial: Easy does not do it

That the parliament does not want to run head over heels into passing legislation for the establishment of the Integrity Chamber is up to a point understandable. Hence the adjournment of yesterday’s meeting. The question is however what parliame

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2015

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Is happiness a watch called Apple?

The Apple Watch promises to make users’ lives better in a number of ways, from helping them stay on schedule to tracking their physical activity. But early reviews of the product suggest another possible improvement: It might get us to quit staring

Opinion - Posted by on April 16, 2015

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Not so social media

You don’t have to be a celebrity a la Rihanna to become the target of social media users (other labels than user come to mind here, but for starters, we’ll keep it polite). If you live in a small community like, say, Sint Maarten, and the top of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2015

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Parliament adjourns meeting about Integrity Chamber

Minister Richardson: “Passing this law strengthens our position” St. Maarten– The parliament is dragging its feet, or at least taking its time, with the handling of the draft ordinance for the establishment of the Integrity Chamber. Yesterda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2015

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Students won’t intervene in fights for safety reasons

St. Maarten—Asking a group of students of the Charlotte Brookson Academy yesterday their feelings towards the now infamous fight between an 18-year-old and a 14-year-old student that was broadcasted on social media proved interesting, since the stu

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Plasterk supports investigation into money flow

THE HAGUE/GREATBAY – The Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk said that he supports a Kingdom-wide investigation that is focused on the money flow within the gambling industry, drug trafficking and trafficking in the Caribbean part

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2015

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SHTA continues education initiative with NIPA visit

St. Maarten - As part of the SHTA’s initiative to highlight educational institutions and programs related to the Hospitality industry, SHTA director Zaandam visited the NIPA where she participated in a “practical lunch” prepared by the culinar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2015

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Hurricane Forecaster predicts: Seven storms, three hurricanes and one major storm upcoming season

St. Maarten - CSU's April forecast for the 2015 hurricane season, by the numbers indicate that there will be seven storms, three hurricanes and one major storm: Tropical Storms 7 (58% of average) Hurricanes 3 (46% of average) Major Hurricanes  1 (5

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2015

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MP Lake commends Gebe; urges seniors to apply for relief

St. Maarten –NV Gebe has extended its senior relief program until December of this year and this has led to a verbal commendation from United People’s Party MP Maurice Lake to the company for taking this action. The relief for seniors began i

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More students of Sundial to participate in art competition

St. Maarten —Several students of the Sundial School have joined the team of potential artists to participate in the First Response art competition which will be judged by some local persons who are known for their extensive knowledge in art. The s

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VVD Alderman fined for money laundering

THE HAGUE--A former alderman on Vlissingen town council has been fined €10,000 by judges in Middelburg for fiddling his travel expenses. Jacques Damen, who represented the right-wing VVD, was also given a two month suspended jail term for the fraud

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WINAIR employees now members of PDP Country Club

St. Maarten - Effective April 01/2015 all WINAIR employees became members of Country Club at PDP and will enjoy access to gymnasium and the swimming pool. This access has been given to all WINAIR employees and is the result of cooperation between WI