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Editorial: Hiccups with the garbage collection

It was not pretty but maybe it was unavoidable. The change of the guard in the garbage collection department did not go smoothly. On the contrary, garbage piled up on several places, including in the heart of Philipsburg. We know who is responsible

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Category I Hurricane

The first idea that may come up when reading this heading is that this article pertains to the strength category of a hurricane. A Cat I hurricane we simply do not fear anymore in St. Maarten, as after Luis and Marilyn in 1995 we learned how to prepa

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Opinion: Implausible (ID Card machine always broken)

We’ve lost count (because we haven’t been paying attention – our bad) but it seems that the civil registry has been unable to produce new ID-cards or driver’s licenses like forever. All this is due to “severe technical issues” or so we ar

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Opinion: The lost years

The Dutch state has failed to come up with a convincing counter-story to terrorism, says professor of jurisprudence Paul Cliteur in this op-ed that appeared on dutchnews.nl. “Perhaps one of the most remarkable facts to emerge from the confusion sur

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Hiccups with garbage collection on St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – The new contracts for garbage collection kicked in on April Fools Day but the transition to the new situation did not go smoothly. The government said in a press release that “unfortunately during the transition period the coll

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Sixty companies “red-flagged” RST investigates SZV insurance car d fraud

St. Maarten News – The Detective Collaboration Team (RST) is currently investigating fraud with SZV-insurance cards, SZV’s interim director Glen Carty told this newspaper yesterday. The insurer has sixty local companies ‘red-flagged” in conne

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Work on new St. Maarten Government building begins

“We want civil servants to move in as soon as possible” St. Maarten News – SZV will begin tomorrow with the finishing touches on the new government administration building on Pond Island. On February 5, the government signed a landmark agreeme

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Deadline essay contest in three weeks

St. Maarten News – The deadline for the essay contest organized by the department of culture is Friday, April 22. The interscholastic essay contest on intangible heritage is open to secondary school juniors and seniors (forms 3 to 5 or grades 9 to

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Free workshop for parents

St. Maarten News - The Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs hosts a free workshop this evening to assist parents with helping children to choose and explore career options. The workshop tak

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Minister Jacobs attends carnival’s cultural events

St. Maarten News – Minister silveria Jacobs (Education, culture, Youth and sports) attended both cultural carnival programs over the weekend. “The Calypso elimination, which showcased the least amount of participants we’ve seen in years, brough

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Orva Medina launches inspirational book

St. Maarten News - Local inspirational author Orva Medina will be presenting her book I am Ishshah Chayil on Thursday from 6 to 7.30 p.m AT THE Philipsburg Jubilee Library. “I am Ishshah Chayil is the Hebrew translation of a Virtuous Woman. It is

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Career Fair at Vocational School unites students and businesses

St. Maarten News - Princess Juliana International Airport, TeLEm, the Red Cross and entrepreneur Regina Rabess who is also a teacher at the St. Dominic School were among the businesses that participated in a Career Fair at the St. Maarten Vocational

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C-Lounge Restaurant at Alegria (ex Caravanserai) firebombed

St. Maarten News – An unknown man firebombed the C-Lounge restaurant at the Alegria Resort in Beacon Hill on Sunday evening. Witnesses saw how a man threw an incendiary device through the windows of the establishment at 7.45 p.m. Police patrols an

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Cole Bay fire victims angle for government assistance

St. Maarten News - There was an outpouring of emotions as the Lewis family got together to view the damage caused by the fire that took place in Maracas Drive in Cole Bay last week. The matriarch of the family Maud Lewis who now resides in the United

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Dietician Jeshneila Carti highlights nutrition with type 2 Diabetes

St. Maarten - Nutrition is a critical part of diabetes care. Balancing the right amount of carbohydrates, fat, protein along with fiber, vitamins and minerals helps us to maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Jeshneila Carti, dietician at

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Spread the word…not the antibiotic resistant germs

One year ago, with the most widespread Ebola epidemic in history, there was a ‘wake up moment’ for Hygiene and Infection Control in hospitals around the world. Health care practitioners stopped and took a look at the importance of hygiene and inf

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DNA spit kit leads to first arrest

AMSTERDAM - A DNA spit kit has led to the Netherlands’ first arrest for allegedly spitting at a tram driver or conductor, reports the Parool. For six months, 50 GVB public transport employees have been armed with the spit kit, to help track down pe