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English takes over at Dutch universities

THE HAGUE - More than half of Dutch university courses are taught entirely in English, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. The paper looked at 1,632 different degree courses at the country’s thirteen universities and found 60 percent are now in Engl

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Prosecutor’s office goes after mismanagement in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Curacao has asked the Common Court of Justice to declare that there was mismanagement at the government-owned companies Refineria di Kòrsou, Aqualectra and Curoil. The request is based on a report b

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Hurricane map

All is quiet on the weather front right now. One system (the cross to the left of the map) near the Texan border has a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. Elsewhere tropical depressions eight and nine produce wind speeds of 35 miles per

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MP Maurice Lake: “Be realistic about improving the economy”

GREAT BAY – “We got to be realistic about improving our local economy. It is not that difficult. Over the years, government main issues were financial management of the different ministries were they overspent and implemented other revenue gener

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Historic agreement with the Dominican Republic

St.maarten - After nearly three years of discussions between the Dominican Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the long awaited Memorandum of Understanding between the two states was signed on Monday by Prime Minister William Marlin on behal

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More people hold multiple jobs

THE HAGUE - An increasing number of people in the Netherlands have more than one job, and working weeks are getting longer, according to a new report by the government’s social policy unit SCP. It studied employment patterns in 2014 and found almos

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Psychotic driver faces eight years in jail

AMSTERDAM - A driver who crashed into another car at 237 km/h, killing a father and leaving two children permanently disabled, had traces of speed and cannabis in his system, a court has heard. Neil van der L. said he was ‘not in control of himself

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Zika-infections may have dire consequences for reproduction

St.maarten- The Zika virus reproduces in the vaginal tissue of pregnant mice several days after infection, according to a study by Yale researchers. From the genitals, the virus spreads and infects the fetal brain, impairing fetal development. The fi

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Justice civil servants get their life insurance

St.maarten - Minister of Justice Edson Kirindongo announced yesterday that Nagico Insurances was selected to provide Group Life Insurance for all 550 civil servants who fall under the justice department. Minister Kirindongo explained that of the fou

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Police tackle public drunkenness

St.maarten - The police department has recently been confronted with people who were highly intoxicated at establishments where alcohol is sold to intervene in situations that had gotten out of hand. On many occasions the persons involved were so dru

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Vlaun and Sons sold

St.maarten—The car dealership FW Vlaun and Sons which seemed to be a permanent fixture on the landscape of St. Maarten has changed ownership. Managing Director Eric Vlaun told this newspaper that the company has been sold to businessmen from Domini

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Almost 5,000 unemployed on the French side

MARIGOT – Unemployment on the French side increased by 1.8 percent over the past three months. Currently, 4,660 people are without a job. In July, unemployment among young job seekers (below 25 years of age) jumped by 17.1 percent. In the category