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Editorial - Posted by on December 28, 2011

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Editorial: A definite need for caution

Aruba has taken the right approach to handling fireworks. At least they’ve taken a step in the right direction by testing some of the stock on the first day of sales. Their cautious and proactive approach has already shown that the fuses on some of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 28, 2011

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“Iconic” employee retires after 40 years at Winair

“I will now take the bed I had at Winair…” St. Maarten – Gertrude Souchette-Maccow got an emotional send off from her colleagues at Windward Islands International Airways (Winair) on Tuesday. Souchette-Maccow has been at the airline for 40

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 28, 2011

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April 2011 census results not ready until “early next year”

St. Maarten – The results of the 2011 census will become available early next year,” a spokeswoman for the Statistics Bureau told this newspaper yesterday. The census took place from April 9 to 17 this year and was announced with much ado by a m

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Audit Chamber still waiting for 2010 annual financial report

St. Maarten – The General Audit Chamber still has not received the 2010 annual financial report from the government, Chairman Roland Tuitt told this newspaper yesterday. Mid-October, ahead of a symposium organized by the three high councils of sta

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 28, 2011

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St. Martin has youthful population

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The latest information from the Information Desk on French Overseas Territories reveals that nearly 93 percent of the population on St. Martin is under 60 years old. The data also shows that immigrants from the Haiti are the l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 28, 2011

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Library closes for New Year’s celebration

St. Maarten - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be closed from 12:45 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday December 31 for the New Year’s holiday. The normal opening schedule will resume on Tuesday January 2. We apologize for any inconvenience this ma

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St. Maarten Police see fewer crimes this year end

St. Maarten – Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson has said that things are going “just as planned” with the end of year strategy the police have implemented to provide security in high traffic areas visited by tourists and shoppers and in the neigh

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UTS partners with Chipster Buddies on gift giving

St. Maarten – UTS staff members, their children and Santa Claus decorated a Christmas tree and hung festive decorations at both the I Can Foundation & Crystal Children’s Home recently. Polo Ralph Lauren, Affordable, Klass Electronics and The Movi

Opinion - Posted by on December 28, 2011

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Opinion: A friendly warning (Fireworks)

There are no laws against stupidity. It is good to remember this now that the sale of firework to private citizens has started this week for the first time in ten years. We’re sure that the business owner who took the initiative will handle his pro

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Opinion: Embarrassing

Oh oh. We fear that Mary Hamer has caught a serious form of Joranitis. The aging American radiologist has fallen badly for Joran van der Sloot, the key suspect in the 2005-disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, and the only suspect in th

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Opinion: Grasshopper-economy

We’re having some issues of our own on our Friendly Island with electricity-supply, but in a far-away country called Uganda people are in a real bind. And mind you, they are not concerned about their beers that don’t keep cool in the fridge, or a

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Police urge safe driving during New Year’s transition

St. Maarten – Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson has urged motorists to slow down, observe the traffic rules and to be courteous to other road users in the upcoming days as celebrations in the holiday season continue. The next major event of the year