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Back to school: Education (almost) returns to normal

PHILIPSBURG – Education is about to return, at least partially, to normal on Monday, October 19, it appears from two press releases issued by Minister of Education Drs. Rodolphe Samuel. “Some schools are in full compliance with school safety plans while others still require minor adjustments,” the minister stated. Update: Latest press release More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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NAGICO donates Hand Sanitizing and Temperature Check stations to all Public Schools and school supplies for Public School students

~ NAGICO donates Hand Sanitizing and Temperature Check stations to all Public Schools and school supplies for Public School students ~ PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN – In preparation for the reopening of Schools More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Tourism study: time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM – Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting in the Agnietenkapel he defended his thesis entitled “Small Island Tourism More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Participants from St. Maarten start University of Curacao’s Legislative Writing Course

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Education, the honorable Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, issued a statement informing the general public that a total of nine persons – seven civil servants and two external candidates More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Education must continue

~ No need for rules if common sense rules ~ PHILIPSBURG – The beginning of the new school year created a rather awkward situation, not only for the government, but also for schools and parents. While some schools More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Minister of Education Drs. Rodolphe Samuel’s approach to reopening schools

PHILIPSBURG – The bottom line of Education Minister Drs. Rodolphe Samuel to reopening the schools remains focused on three by now familiar issues: wearing facemasks, washing hands and social distancing. Nothing More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Minister Samuel urges schools to do distance learning

PHILIPSBURG – “It was never the intention of the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport to close schools,” Education Minister Drs. Rodolphe Samuel writes in a letter dated August 16 to all subsidized More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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Closure of Learning Unlimited was unlawful

PHILIPSBURG – Public Health Minister Richard Panneflek did not have the authority to close down the Learning Unlimited preparatory school as he did last week Wednesday, August 12. That is the essence of a More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Learning Unlimited defies Education Ministry’s closure-order

PHILIPSBURG – All public and private schools have to remain closed for onsite education, Education Minister Rodolphe Samuel wrote in a letter to all school boards on August 11, but that message was apparently More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Learning Unlimited establishes hygiene procedural handbook

~ LU’s hygiene procedural handbook balance educational needs with safe environment ~ CAY HILL — In preparation of the opening of its 2020-2021 school year on August 12, Learning Unlimited (LU) has produced More...