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Black History Month lecture: “Your son does not need drugs, he needs his daddy”

Black History Month lecture: “Your son does not need drugs, he needs his daddy”

  Dr. Umar Johnson (center, autographing book) surrounded by guests at the Black History Month Lecture. Photo CLF MARIGOT/GREAT BAY – “When you give a five-year-old, an eight-year-old, or a ten-year-old psychiatric medication, y

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Senior MPC students visit TelEm for career advice

St. Maarten News - Two classes of senior students of Milton Peters College (MPC) paid a visit to the TelEm Group main building last week to learn about the company and also to quiz personnel about job opportunities. The students received a presentat

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Court swears in six new civil registrars

St. Maarten News: Sint Maarten – Acting head of the Civil Registry Department Kathy Snijders, accompanied six staff members to the Court of First Instance last week Wednesday where they were sworn in as civil registrars. Judge Sander van Rijen adm

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Opinion: Noro Virus at Sonesta Maho a coincidence?

There are no coincidences, so the outbreak of the noro-virus at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort comes at a remarkable moment. On February 4, inspectors closed down The Point Restaurant for hygiene violations and now just three weeks later, students fal

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Opinion: The gift of thankfulness

Showing thankfulness to others has minimally two outcomes. The person being appreciated feels encouraged to keep doing what they're doing. And the person being thankful, increases seeing positive things to be thankful for. As a parent, being appreci

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Elton Jones writes: The great sacrifice

Our country is going through some political changes brought about by people we elected that have no empathy for the suffering masses. It should surprise no one when I say that the coalition of eight and the executive they support will do and say anyt

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Jeff Burger writes: Why business is down

Stayover tourists are the people who propel the St. Maarten economy. Most stayover tourists are timeshare owners since the clear majority of accommodations here are in timeshare resorts. Since the island has never enacted any genuine Timeshare Owner

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Outbreak of gastroenteritis bugs debate competition students

New controls at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort St. Maarten News – Gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines, affected a number of participants in the Leeward Islands Debate competition on Friday evening at the Maho Beach Resort

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Tiki hut operator fights eviction

Tiki hut operator fights eviction

St. Maarten News – Businessman Julian Rollocks has asked his attorneys to help him remove tenants from a Tiki hut at Kim Sha Beach. Dino Arrundell and his wife had until yesterday to leave. Arrundell, whose wife manages the Tiki hut and its barbeq

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Women’s Network aims to increase USM-enrollment

St. Maarten News – The Women’s Island Network (Win), held a membership drive at Skip Jack’s in Simpson Bay last Wednesday. Scell-director Natsha Gittens founded Win in August of last year, based on her vision to organize a consortium of powerf

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Forty projects registered for second SXM DOET

St. Maarten News – More than thirty organizations have registered 40 projects to be executed during the Kingdom's and Sint Maarten's largest volunteer campaign SXM DOET on March 11 and 12. The initiative is executed locally by the Be The Change Fo

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Housing foundation celebrates highest point Plantz building

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Development Foundation reached the highest point of the Walter Plantz building in Belvedere which is expected to house some four couples or young professionals who do not qualify for social housing. During the occas

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Caribbean healthcare cooperation underway

St. Maarten – Dr. Virginia Asin Oostburg, Head of the Collective Preventive Services (CPS), attended the Caribbean regional consultation last week related to advancing the Caribbean cooperation in health to benefit the regional public good. The mee

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TelEm offers Kodak smartphone special

St. Maarten News - TelEm Group is heading into the Carnival season even earlier than in previous years with some non-stop promotions starting today. According to the company’s Carnival promotion team, picture-taking is what Carnival is all about

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Better tourists

We published about economist Arjen Alberts’ study into the relationship between tourism-development and labor productivity for the first time in early January, well ahead of any other local media outlet. Yesterday the issue came to the forefront ag

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Moral authority

Tens of thousands Europeans and Asians migrated to the war theatre of Syria and Iraq in the Middle East. Upon arrival, they surrendered their lives to IS, became instant “Slaves to Allah,” Abd-Allah, and pledged allegiance to IS– leader, Abu-Ba

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Real Tax Havens

“It is tantamount to an economic blockade”. That’s how Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, described the current withdrawal from Caribbean indigenous and offshore banks of correspondent relationships by US banks. His sentimen

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Cricket hero Keacy Carty’s scholarship worth $100,000

St. Maarten News – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports granted a talent scholarship of $20.000 per year for a period of no more than 5 years, to local cricket hero Keacy Carty, who has been recognized by ministerial decision as a g

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Economist Arjen Alberts in webinar: “We don’t need more tourists ”

St. Maarten News / By Hilbert Haar – “We don’t need more tourists. We need better tourists,” economist Arjen Alberts said yesterday during a webinar hosted by Runy Calmera, the chairman of the Dutch Caribbean Economists Association. The webi

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UP faction leader Meyers tips his hat to finance minister

Many questions, but satisfaction with solution for government building St. Maarten News – Members of Parliament bickered about the sale of the government administration building on Pond Island yesterday in a public meeting, where especially the op

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Winair pays off old debt to airport

St. Maarten News - On 10-10-10 Winair was transferred to majority shareholder Country St. Maarten and minority shareholder the Netherlands with a substantial negative equity and debt position on its balance sheet due to years of accumulated operation

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Sea Breeze Hotel has to keep letting to Lydia Henderson

Long-term stay at hotels falls under rent protection St. Maarten News – Sea Breeze Hotel owner Lou Fortuno is not authorized to put his tenant Lydia Henderson out of her room, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday afternoon in summary procee

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Fly All Ways airline connects Paramaribo to St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – Fly All Ways will soon begin scheduled direct flights from Paramaribo to St. Maarten and to Georgetown in Guyana. Currently Fly All Ways is still a charter company but management has been busy during the past couple of months wit

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Sol sponsors Heineken Regatta water taxi service

St. Maarten News - One of the most unique features of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is the long standing Sol Water taxi service which is free to all competitors racing in the event. This service which operates daily on all racing days has been spo

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Hotel owner and tenant in court over right to stay

St. Maarten News – In October 2011, former radio personality Lydia Henderson launched a book about her personal journey through life entitled Lydia - From Heterosexual to Bisexual to Lesbian to God. Yesterday, she was in court to fight an eviction

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K1 Britannia hosts sailing challenge for foster kids

St. Maarten News - The K1 Britannia Foundation in collaboration with 12 Meter, organized a fun sailing challenge for youths in foster care last Saturday. The Foster Care Program is a core part of the K1 Britannia Foundation activities on St. Maarten.

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Tzu Chi volunteers receive their Hong-bao

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation presented its volunteers with a personal token from Tzu Chi Founder Master Cheng Yen during a recent tea party celebration at its L.B. Scott Road location. The token known as Hong-bao or red enve

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Minister Lee maintains: “No interference with food inspections”

St. Maarten News – Members of Parliament and Minister Emil Lee (Public Health, Social Development and Labor) spent the afternoon talking at cross purposes in a meeting dedicated to the controversial inspection by a multidisciplinary team of the Son

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SMMTA: “Postpone transfer of concession to SLAC”

St. Maarten News – The board of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) requested that the Council of Ministers postpone or cancel the transfer of any additional concession rights to the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority (SLAC) including the w

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New name for Harbour Group of Companies

St. Maarten News – The Harbour Group of Companies has officially changed its name to Port St. Maarten Group of Companies. The rebranding of the group began quietly in 2014 when the port celebrated 50 years cruise St. Maarten. “It’s all about re

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