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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Port St. Maarten promotes cruise employment

Port St. Maarten promotes cruise employment

  From left: Mark Mingo, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Chief Operations Officer Adam Goldstein and an apprentice at the FCCA cruise conference in Cozumel, Mexico. Photo contributed GREAT BAY - Port St. Maarten Management will pursue the pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Seven armed robberies, eight years in prison

St. Maarten – Eight years of imprisonment was the sentence for Jurendy Jacob Brooks yesterday morning for committing a string of seven armed robberies and for firearm possession. The punishment is almost half of the 15 years the prosecution demand

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Statia stops working with Governor Berkel

ORANJESTAD – The two commissioners of Statia’s Executive Council will terminate their working relationship with Governor Gerard Berkel per November 2, Island Council member Clyde van Putten stated in a press release. The decision follows “the d

Opinion - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Michael J. Ferrier writes: 8 is more than 7

Dear Editor, I read the Prime Ministers opinion about the political turmoil and would like to comment. In 2013 the UP wanted to come into government and (rightfully so) proclaimed 8 parliamentary seats to be more than 7. The battle between prop

Opinion - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Silveria Jacobs writes: Why are we stalling?

Dear Editor, The Constitution of St. Maarten states that if a Minister(s) received a motion of no confidence he/she/they must make his/her/their position available to the Governor in order for the process to continue with the formation of a new go

Editorial - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Editorial: Foolish

We have to agree: closing down that meeting of parliament yesterday in record time and based on an article that does not even get in the neighborhood of the situation at hand was not the smartest thing to do. MPs of the new majority called it ‘ille

Opinion - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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John Kerry writes: A joyful Constitution Day

Dear editor, On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Sint Maarten on your Constitution Day.  Today you will gather with family and friends and reflect on your nation’s past and hopes for

Opinion - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Opinion: Eyes on the ball

While the political situation deteriorated further yesterday morning with a rather distasteful display of rule-bending, we would like to keep our eyes on the ball and look towards to Cabinet of Governor Holiday. It is in general not done to drag o

Opinion - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Religion and science

What is the difference between religion and science? That question came up in a column by Bert Keizer in Trouw and Ger Groot reacted to it. Keizer wrote that we do not consider religion as a physical reality. But people have been doing this for a ver

Opinion - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Opinion: SXM lift your head

Dear SXM, Today is a day to make history. We as a nation of people, made up of people from all over the world, which makes us very unique. We are Caribbean by nature, so today we stand at the cross road with only one hope and that hope is to step

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Lack of funding hampers St. Maarten promotion by Kahn

St. Maarten – Kahn Travel Communication has been asked not to spend any more money on behalf of St. Maarten because its contract with the government has not been signed, the company’s president Richard Kahn confirmed in an email to this newspaper

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Living Statues Festival returns in December

Living Statues Festival returns in December

  Lady Justice, a living statue from a previous festival. Photo contributed St. Maarten – The Living Statues Festival will return to St. Maarten on December 18, 19 and 20, Loekie Morales, founder of the Caribbean Living Statues Festival

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Chair aborts meeting within sixty seconds: New majority calls action MP De Weever illegal

St. Maarten – Acting as the second vice president of Parliament, independent MP Cornelius de Weever wrong-footed parliament yesterday morning by opening and closing a meeting designed to appoint a new chair within sixty seconds after which he “ra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Robbers put McDonald’s staff in freezer

St. Maarten -Police are investigating a robbery at McDonald’s restaurant in Dutch Quarter. Tuesday morning close to 10.15 a.m., two armed men dressed in black forced their way into the establishment and managed to place five employees and one custo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Audit report for cost of seawater intake facilities in Pointe Blanche complete

Audit report for cost of seawater intake facilities in Pointe Blanche complete

  From left Seven Seas Water CEO John Curtis, Minister of Public Health Rafael Boasman, Soab auditor Lieuwe Hiemstra, legal advisor Public Health Cabinet Len Dijkstra, and policy advisor Public Health Cabinet Farah Busby- Richardson. Photo co