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20 Jan 2017 05:34 PM

Government Denies Moving Towards Silencing Observer Media Group

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  –  The Antigua and Barbuda government has denied allegations that it is moving to silence the OBSERVER Media Group (OMG) and has distanced itself from the action taken by the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) to recover outstanding debts owed to it by the media group.

Earlier this week, the Chief Executive Officer of the OBSERVER Media Group, Darren Derrick, said that the APUA’s claim in the High Court for the payment of EC$1,198,598.86 from Observer Publications Limited and EC$387,500.88 from Observer Radio Limited was “an attack on the only independent media house in Antigua & Barbuda”.

Derrick said that the Group intends to appeal the High Court ruling in favour of the APUA and “have it set aside” adding that “we are very confident” the court would rule in the Group’s favour.

Information Minister Melford Nicholas, speaking at the weekly Ca

binet news briefing, told reporters that the claim by the OBSERVER Group was misleading and that the Gaston Browne led administration had no intention of silencing the media house.

“I want to be forceful in this positon – there is no such intent on behalf of the Gaston Browne administration Read more

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12 Nov 2015 11:44 PM

Mp Leona Marlin-Romeo Congratulates Minister Of Culture Bourne-Gumbs And Organizers On Sint Maarten’S Day Theme And Celebrations

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo, congratulates outgoing Minister of Education Culture Youth Affairs and Sports Rita Bourne-Gumbs and organizers for a well thought out theme for the 2015, Sint Maarten’s Day Celebration.

“It was a pleasure to see the display of diverse cultures unified to celebrate Sint Maarten’s Day in a dignified way Read more

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01 Oct 2015 02:11 AM

The University Of St. Martin Donates To Dominica

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The day after Dominica was hit by heavy rainfalls due to Tropical Storm Erika, the Board of Directors and Management of the University of St. Martin (USM) addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of Dominica Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, in an act of spontaneous solidarity.

In that letter USM pledged its support to the recovery of Dominica.

That very same day students, faculty, and staff began to pool resources to assist with the relief efforts.  

The President of the Board, Mrs Read more

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02 Jun 2015 05:29 PM

St. Martin Book Fair Program June 4 – 6, 2015

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -  Pre-Book Fair Activities;

Tuesday, June 2

8pm – 11pm
The Poets Lounge
Guest poets: Rosabelle Illes (Aruba), Fola Gadet (Guadeloupe). Magueda Jackson (St. Martin/Anguilla), reads her poetry from the new anthology Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla
Place: Q Lounge (Upstairs, McDonald's Restaurant)
Simpson Bay

Wednesday, June 3

6 pm – 7:30 pm
Economic Models in the Caribbean
Presentation/discussion with business and political leaders
Guest speaker: Luiz Bernardo Pericás (Brazil)
Historian, social critic, translator
Author of Che Guevara e o debate econômico em Cuba
(Che Guevara and the economic debate in Cuba)
Cambridge University Press

Place: Mr Read more

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12 Jan 2015 08:46 PM

The Grass Might Be Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence, But The Mangoes In Your Own Backyard Are The Sweetest: A Report On The Usm In 2014

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Too often we half-forget the wisdoms of our grandparents and great-grandparents. This of course is lamentable and tragic.

It is time that we remember and endorse the other part of our grandmother and grandfather's wisdom notes to achieve wholeness as individuals and as a society.

Most of us are familiar with the saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." We use this colourful expression routinely to state that from our dwelling place, from our little Caribbean island, from where we are standing, what takes place educationally in the overdeveloped countries in Western Europe and the USA and Canada or even the emerging economic powers in Asia, and what people in those countries have materially and we don't because we lack their educational system, is simply extraordinary.

We consider ourselves deprived and long to be there; we dream of having those mountains of things and those degrees that they have Read more

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27 Aug 2014 05:29 PM

Democratic Party Presents Party Platform On Sports And Culture, Emphasizes Sports And Culture As A Means To Promote National Identity

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Democratic Party on Tuesday presented its Party Platform on Sports and Culture to the electorate on St. Maarten, highlighting its standpoint on the development of national culture and the support of sports as a vehicle for national identity on St. Maarten; "It is the conviction of the Democratic Party that Sports and Culture should feature prominently as we pursue national development.

"True to this conviction, where sports is concerned, during the D.P.'s most recent governing period the Department of Sports was created to exclusively concentrate on, stimulate and support developments in the area of sports.

Whereas the Department of Sports is charged with the policy and planning aspects with regard to sports development, the National Sport Institute has been recently established to execute planned projects and sport programs.

The N.S.I Read more

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