Tess Verheij: “Important that children engage in creative activities”

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By Hilbert Haar GREAT BAY – With a grant from the Prince Bernhard Fund, artcraft café and art school owner Tess Verheij thought she had it made for at least fifteen underprivileged but talented local children: a weekly art class for a whole year. The funding is there and Verheij is ready to begin but there is one stumbling block: no children. Verheij More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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NIPA signs internship deal with SHTA

GREAT BAY – The National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday with the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) that opens the door for NIPA-students More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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“All students have to pay back their study debts”

Education Minister Jet Bussemaker: “All students have to pay back their study debts” GREAT BAY – Dutch Education Minister Jet Bussemaker said yesterday that she does not know how much local students owe in More...

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By webadmin On Monday, November 21st, 2016
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Guadeloupe and Wolthuis rethink multiculturalism

GREAT BAY – Dr. Francio Guadeloupe and Drs. Erwin Wolthuis, respectively the president of the University of St. Martin and the division head of its hospitality program, have written a theoretical essay on More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
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Jacinth Hunkins wins FCCA essay contest

GREAT BAY – Jacinth Hunkins, a 15-year-old student of the St. Maarten Academy School, won the senior division of the annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) essay contest. This year’s essay competition More...

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By webadmin On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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Dr. Gittens gives reason for sudden departure from USM-SCELL

Dr. Natasha Gittens about her departure from Scell: ”I weep quietly inside” By Terrance Rey GREAT BAY – The business community in St. Maarten was set alight on Friday with the announcement that Dr. Natasha More...

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By webadmin On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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C-TEC attracts more than one thousand participants

GREAT BAY – From October 23 to 25, the Hillside Christian School and the adjoining NIPA were the scene of an array of lectures and workshops on applying twenty-first century technology in education, constituting More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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Pre-USM students graduate

GREAT BAY – The University of St. Martin hosted the USM Preparatory Program (PRE-USM) class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony in the presence of Minister Silveria Jacobs (Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs). More...