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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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Margaret Hawthorne new US Consul General

Margaret Hawthorne new US Consul General

  WILLEMSTAD - The United States Consulate General in Curacao announced the appointment of Margaret Hawthorne as the US Consul General to Curacao and Chief of Mission to Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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Minister Lee focuses on increased labor compliance

St. Maarten News - “In recognizing the progress that has been made in the field of labor over the years, we need to acknowledge that the creation of meaningful, stable and sustainable employment can only be achieved in partnership,” said Minister

Editorial - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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Editorial: Some comfort

That the killer of Police Officer Gamali Benjamin would not end up with a life sentence did not come as a surprise to many, but the only reasonable alternative seemed to be the maximum temporary prison sentence of 30 years. That the court went ten ye

Opinion - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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Opinion: A better outcome

At this moment we are not able to get into the finer points of the court ruling that put the life sentence against Ridge Damisse, the rapper who fatally shot Police Officer Gamali Benjamin on August 5 of last year because the judge took her rulings w

Opinion - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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Opinion: Fantasy holidays

With the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association, we do wonder about that last minute decision by the Council of Ministers to ditch the national holiday of Saturday, April 30 and to make Tuesday May 3 a national holiday instead. What surpris

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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Disappointment over short sentence against killer Officer Benjamin

  Prosecution immediately appeals 20-year verdict St. Maarten News – Anger, frustration and disappointment describe the reaction after the Court in First Instance sentenced Ridge Demisse to 20 years of imprisonment for manslaughter on P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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SHTA criticizes “amateurish” move to alter public holiday

Also annoyed about hurricane pass decision GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) is upset with the government about two issues: the decision to exclude business owners and hotel staff from hurricane passes and the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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Delegation at Council of the Americas

WASHINGTON – A delegation from St. Maarten led by Prime Minister William Marlin attended last Tuesday a reception in honor of delegations co-hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry and the Council of the Americas. The reception was held at the Ben

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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UTS introduces flexible bundle packages

St. Maarten News - Bigger, better bundle packages are in the works at UTS for its customers interested in postpaid services. The company will soon introduce new plans that will bring its customers more of everything. More savings, more flexibility, m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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For some, St. Maarten Carnival ended on a winning note

For some, St. Maarten Carnival ended on a winning note

  Hundreds tramp behind the truck carrying the No Limit band during the final stages of the last lap. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News - As the flames died around King Momo to signal the end of what turned out to be an en

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 6, 2016

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St. Maarten Carnival Foundation more than happy with waste management company

St. Maarten Carnival Foundation more than happy with waste management company

  This four-man crew of Quality Sweepers worked in rain and sunshine to execute their tasks as expected by the SCDF. Photo contributed GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Thursday said it is “more th

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