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Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Editorial: Creating jobs

Members of Parliament love talking about creating jobs for the people. The latest cry is coming from MP Maurice Lake, the former Minister of Vromi, who urges the government to create work for local contractors. It sounds sympathetic – no questio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Armed robbery at Little Europe

St. Maarten - Armed suspects robbed Little Europe jewelry store on Front Street on Saturday morning between 10:30 and 11:00m and escaped in a waiting getaway vehicle that was later found by the police. Little Europe Jewelry Store is located on Fr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Marlin-Romeo calls for establishment of Consumer Protection Agency

St. Maarten —The time has come for the establishment of a Consumer Protection Agency locally, independent MP Leona Marlin-Romeo opined yesterday, pointing out that consumer protection laws exists locally but there is no body to execute such laws.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Fyah Under Yuh Foot carded for April 17th 

St. Maarten - Xtratight Entertainment & the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) have collaborated once again to bring back a show that many last year described as the best local concert ever seen in St. Maarten Carnival Village: F

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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UP MP Lake calls on UP lead Government to make job creation a priority

St. Maarten -  “It is high time that Government and Parliament start empowering our local people to be tops where it concerns jobs and other relevant areas in the country,” UP MP and former Vromi Minister Maurice Lake said yesterday while conte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Minister Connor stresses importance of Tourism to MAC 3rd graders

St. Maarten - Minister of TEATT Claret Connor visited the Methodist Agogic Center (MAC), St. John’s Campus and spoke to the 3rd grade students of campus 1 & 2 about tourism and how it affects their lives. The visit is in keeping with the Min

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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NA MP Pantophlet seeks clarity on internal control department

St. Maarten - Member of Parliament George Pantophlet disclosed yesterday that he will be submitting some questions to Minister of Finance Martin Hassink regarding the setting up of an internal control department. Pantophlet also plans to request a c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Suspect arrested on drugs and weapon charges.

St. Maarten - On Saturday March 14th at approximately 04.40 p.m. a police patrol was sent to a home on Betty’s Estate road to intervene in a dispute. On the scene the officers knocked on the door of the home which was immediately opened by a femal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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SZV updates health minister on card selling scheme

St. Maarten —The investigation into the selling of SZV medical cards continues and SZV has assured interim Minister of Health and Social Development Rita Bourne-Gumbs that the matter is being addressed and treated with the urgency it deserves.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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First Response launches initiative to tackle youth crimes

St. Maarten - In response to mounting reports of youth involved in crimes, First Response has launched an initiative to provide kids with alternative interests. The safety and security company has begun a community safety and security drive dubbed F

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Lions club meets with youth committee Tuesday

St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament, will meet in public session tomorrow March 17. The Permanent Committee meeting is set for Tuesday at 9.00am in the General Assembly Cham

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Aruban teen mothers are getting younger

ORANJESTAD – “When I wake up in the morning and my little son looks at me from his cradle I really get warm inside.” Fifteen-year-old teen-mom Paula forgets her stress in those moments. “This school year I will have to do over again. I am arg

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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OSPP supports call for harbor operational audit

GREATBAY—One St. Maarten Party is in support of a call issued by parliamentarians to have an operational audit done at the harbor, a call which was earlier issued by the OSPP. “ We have been following with keen attention all the activities tha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Open House St. Maarten Academy PSVE.

GREATBAY--- St. Maarten Academy PSVE, an institution that empowers and equip students with a foundation in academic, technical and life skills, had its first Open House on Thursday March 12th. The Open House was for all parents of students who are pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Barbadian Agency Wins “Best in Print” in 2015 CAF ADDY Awards

BARBADOS---Blueprint Creative, one of Barbados’ leading creative agencies, has been awarded the “Best in Print” Award in the 2015 Caribbean Advertising Federation (CAF) ADDY Awards. The “Best in Print” Award is one of the competition’s mo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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AG Schram wants to tackle petty crimes

WILLEMSTAD – Guus Schram, the highest boss of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, was shocked beyond belief during his first year in office about frequently occurring high impact crimes like robberies and murders, Dick Drayer reports on Caribisch Net

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Credit card swindler wants medical help

St. Maarten – That Edward de Bies has serious medical issues is clear to everyone, but about the consequences this should have for his detention the prosecution and the defense are at opposite ends of the spectrum. On October 22 of last year, the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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SMHDF Financial Manager reacts to Bloem: Who is telling fables?

St. Maarten —With reports circulation regarding the termination of Henry Lynch and other board members, Emilio Kalmera, financial officer of the SMHDF is peeved with the way some of the accusations leveled against Lynch have rebounded to him and a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Mobile Health Clinic 19 March in Dutch Quarter area

St. Maarten - Collective Prevention Services (CPS), informs the community that the Mobile Health Clinic Bus, will be in Dutch Quarter near the Mc. Donald’s establishment on Thursday afternoon, March 19 to carry out screening of persons who are int

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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New international media outlets present to cover Carnival 2015

St. Maarten -Representatives from several renowned international news and entertainment outlets will be on St. Maarten in April to cover Carnival 2015. The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Public transport permits under the microscope

MP Wescot-Williams sends questions to Minister Connor   St. Maarten – The closed-door committee meeting of last Tuesday about bus and taxi permits ended prematurely, because Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication Min

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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BTP participates in regional E-waste project

St. Maarten -Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP-SXM) represented by Ryan Wijngaarde met with core members of the CSR committee of the Caribbean Telecom Association (CANTO) in Trinidad this week for the kick-off of a regional E-waste

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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AVA Airways representatives meet with St. Maarten Civil Aviation

GREATBAY -  “St. Maarten needs airlift. The island cannot be dependent upon North American traffic anymore...” This is according to Olivier Arrindell, Chairman of AVA Airways. Recently  Arrindell and The President of AVA Airways Giovanni Ata

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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CFT: St. Maarten needs to increase tax incomes

GREATBAY/WILLEMSTAD –“Sint Maarten still has the challenge to increase tax incomes, whereby a reinforcement of the tax office and also an improvement of the compliance should have the highest priority. The Cft requested a more detailed explanatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Environment committee  meets with  Nature Foundation Friday

St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure of Parliament, will meet in public session on March 13. The Permanent Committee meeting is set for Friday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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FRED and Counter-part Law under discussion Friday

St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee of Health Care, Social Development and Labour, will meet in session on March 13. The public Permanent Committee meeting is set for Friday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Stra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Global health gives back to the community

St. Maarten - Since March is Brain Awareness Month and April is Autism Awareness month, the Global Health team has decided to give back to the community by volunteering every Friday at the I Too Can Learn Center. The team aims to establish a balance

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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The competitive advantage of thinking green

GREATBAY/THE CARIBBEAN---Several studies show that being green, having a small carbon footprint, is not only beneficial to the environment, but it also provides various economic benefits with a minimal monetary investment. Ecologically conscious tour

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Council of Ministers meets with Ombudsman

St. Maarten - On Tuesday, March 10, the Council of Ministers (COM) met with the Ombudsman, Nilda Arduin and her support staff, Secretary General Patricia Philips, and Legal Advisor Marlon Hart. The Ombudsman informed the Council regarding its res

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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New app makes Fun Miles even more fun

St. Maarten - Fun Miles has launched an app for smart phones. It enables cardholders to instantly check their balance, see where they can save and redeem Fun Miles, and use other convenient features. The free app is available for download on the App

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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The Yacht Club Isle de Sol conducts ISPS Security training at NIPA

St. Maarten - In accordance with the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code, The Yacht Club Isle de Sol, an IGY MARINAS Destination, recently provided their contract Security staff of INSEMA Group NV with a scheduled ISPS Code training.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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WIB employees receive USM specialized certificates

St. Maarten - Windward Islands Bank employees received their USM specialized certificate “Towards an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Management for St. Maarten Professionals”. The University of St. Martin (USM) collaborated with the Wind

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2015

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Mindful moments on addiction

When one acquires a certain amount of concentration from practicing mindfulness, one notices that how often the mind springs from thought to thought. It is estimated that a person may have up to 60.000 thoughts a day. The mindful mind watches the tho

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2015

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Opinion: One-way ticket

So this is how things work in Dutch politics: a minister (Ivo Opstelten) gives the parliament incorrect information and after some toing and froing he steps down. His State Secretary Fred Teeven, who was up to his eyeballs in the deal about which Ops

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2015

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Closed door Central committee meeting on Central Bank

St. Maarten - The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in a closed door session on Thursday March 12 regarding a study that was carried out about the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS). The Central Committee meeting is set for T

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