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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 Economies and the Tourism Area Lifecycle; Why Aruba and Sint Maarten have exceeded their carrying capacity.” The study ought to sound the More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Opening of schools depends on the pandemic

GREAT BAY — At Wednesday’s Council of Minister’s press briefing, the minister responsible for Education, Drs. Rodolphe Samuel said the opening of schools on the island depends on the Coronavirus More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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July 18 set for repatriation flight organized to bring students and residents home

PHILIPSBURG – In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Relations (DBB), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport (ECYS), and the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication More...