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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2014

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TBS-measure is law, but facilities are lacking

WILLEMSTAD – “It is not a point of discussion whether we should have a TBS-clinic. The moment you include a TBS-measure in your own penal code, the country has to make sure that the facilities are there,” says Annemarie Marchena-Slot, the dean

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Appreciation for renovation of Raoul Illidge Sports Complex

St. Maarten - The refurbished Raoul Illidge Sports Complex was officially opened with cutting of the ribbon by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs Patricia Lourens-Phillip on Friday aftern

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New water-production plant Pointe Blanche operational

St. Maarten – The reverse osmosis water-production plant in Pointe Blanche goes online today. Minister Cornelius de Weever said in a press release that the plant will be producing at full capacity – 3,700 cubic meters every day. The Minister has

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Only one patient hospitalized since December – More than one hundred cases of chikungunya

GREAT BAY – Sint Maarten has registered 115 confirmed cases of infection with the chikungunya-virus from the moment the first case was confirmed on December 6 of last year up to February 20. This appears from the surveillance of chikungunya publish

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Vromi-Minister Lake attacks his predecessor over Emilio Wilson Estate

“Marlin left a mess and  we have to clean it up” St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake says his predecessor William Marlin is making false statements in a press release he sent to the media on Friday. Minister Lake said he met with h

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Opinion: Three ministries

Dear editor, If one should analyze the situation in Country St. Maarten today, one would conclude that there are three Ministries of Vromi and that they are situated respectively at the Harbor Group of Companies in Pointe Blanche, at the Princess

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Editorial: Saber rattling

The Emilio Wilson Estate saga has now entered the stage where politicians are calling each other to account. The former minister says this, the new minister says that and the citizens who voted their respective parties into office are left watching t

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Union loses lawsuit about cost of living adjustment

St. Maarten – The government is under no obligation to pay the cost of living adjustment over the years 2011 and 2012 to civil servants, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday in summary proceedings. The government does not have to index the s

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The archeology of art: Uncovering the artist within

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – Most people know Jay Haviser as the island’s resident archeologist. But he is not defined by his profession. He does more. “My mother was an artist,” Jay Haviser said in his office in Madame’s Estate as he sa

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Lottery ruling victory for My Lucky Day “Smartplay operates without permit”

St. Maarten – Robbie’s Lottery operates in St. Maarten without the necessary permits. This appears from a ruling the Court in First Instance pronounced yesterday in a lawsuit of two companies doing business as Robbie’s Lottery – Smartplay NV

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Editorial: No quorum

It is clear that the government coalition does not feel a lot like having a discussion in parliament about perceived irregularities at the airport. All parliamentarians that support the coalition - including independent MP Patrick Illidge and NA-runa

Opinion - Posted by on March 11, 2014

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Daylight saving time: yes or no?

For days after “springing forward,” many of us feel a little jet-lagged and cranky. And the research is piling up to show that the time change affects more than our mood. It changes energy use, health, worker productivity and even traffic safety.

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Opinion: Downright scary

Ahw… touchy, touchy. The liberal VVD hit a nerve in Rotterdam by distributing posters with the text: “In Rotterdam spreken we Nederlands” (In Rotterdam we speak Dutch).  If you think only people in the Caribbean are quick screaming discriminat