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Political panel discussion at the Academy tomorrow

St.maarten - St. Maarten Academy’s academic campus hosts a panel discussion tomorrow with representatives of political parties and high school students in the run-up to parliamentary elections. The event takes place under the theme "Generatio

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Mosquito larvae found at twenty percent of homes

St.maarten- The National Mosquito Elimination community program Zika Virus disease Beat ZikV was in the residential area of Betty’s Estate Saturday a week ago and of the homes visited, one in five had mosquito larvae. The vector control team and v

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Police warn against possession of tasers

St.maarten - The police have taken notice of the increased popularity of tasers among youngsters. In two separate cases students of secondary schools were caught in the possession of a taser. They were taken away and the students were expelled from s

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Hand Foot and Mouth disease cases increase

St.maarten - There has been a noticeable increase in cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) says in a press release and urges parents and guardians, day care centers and play schools to be on alert for an incre

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Call for witnesses of fatal accident

GREAT BAY - The police are requesting assistance from the community in connection with the investigation into the fatal traffic accident on September 6 on the Airport Road that took the life of cyclist Bas de Haan. The police are urgently requesting

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Pearl of China: $120 million investment; 400 jobs “All jobs are for locals”

St.maarten – The Hanwang Caribbean Forum, the groundbreaking at Little Bay Beach preceded by a protest that involved the Hope and the Christian Party, followed by a press conference where Shuqiang Cui, president of New Life Town Investment and Deve

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Life expectancy in the Netherlands goes up

THE HAGUE - Life expectancy in the Netherlands continues to rise and a girl born this year is likely to live to the age of 93, according to new figures from the Dutch actuarial association. The average boy baby will live to just over 90 and babies bo

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Préfète Labies out of place with remarks about press conference

St.martin—“France via the Préfète does not recognize or take into consideration the reality of this territory or give value to the Treaty of Concordia which dates back some 400 years ago and which was signed by France and Holland,” the former

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Tourist Bureau takes students on a tour

St.maarten– The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau recently received 33 students from the Sundial School with their teachers for a tour of the island. The students were 3rd and 4th formers from the hospitality section. They visited hotel properties and hi

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Looking back at St. Maarten’s recent history “No one wants to stay on a leaking ship in the middle of the oc ean”

St.maarten – More than twelve years ago, on January 28, 2004, current Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr. presented the Lionel B. Scott Memorial address at the Philipsburg Mutual improvement Association. Today, that speech puts the recent histor

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Public health ministry launches website

St.maarten - The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, has made it easier for the public to get information online by launching its website www.ministryvsa.sx which is still in a developmental phase. Much of the information on the

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Minister Lee launches Opportunity.sx

St.maarten - The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor and the Ministry of Education have created the website www.opportunity.sx to make it easier for job seekers to find work and to enable companies to find the right employees. Us

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Wuite fuels drive towards orange economy

St.maarten- Representatives from Sint Maarten's creative industries met last Monday at the John Larmonie Center to discuss their needs for growth, support & incentives over the next years to prepare a program that facilitates opportunities for fu

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Transfer of government building to SZV scheduled for next week

St.maarten – The fourth floor of the new government building is ready to receive its residents – the Council of Ministers and its support staff, SZV interim-director Glen Carty said yesterday. Next week the building will be officially transferred

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Shooter gets lighter sentence on appeal

St.maarten – The Common Court of Justice mitigated the sentence Hosea Diane Sablon received in the Court in First Instance for firing shot with a hunting rifle at his neighbor twice on December 13 of last year. The Appeals Court sentenced Sablon to

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Masbangu-suspects acquitted

St.maarten – The Court in First Instance acquitted all suspects in the Masbangu-trial yesterday. The court ruled that there is no proof that the representative of the United People’s party, Roy H, an uncle of party-leader Theo Heyliger, had paid

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Appeals court acquits former MP De Weever

St.maarten– The Common Court of Justice acquitted former Member of Parliament Leroy de Weever yesterday of the theft of a tablet from blogger Judith Roumou. The Court in First Instance had found De Weever guilty and sentenced him to a 750 guilders

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Council of Advice presents annual report

St.maarten - The Council of Advice presented its 2015 annual report last Thursday to Prime Minister William Marlin. The Council of Advice guards the democracy and constitutional state of St. Maarten by providing independent, qualitative, accurate, s

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“It’s time to shut up and go home”

St.maarten - Leader of the United St. Maarten party MP Frans Richardson on Monday night urged Prime Minister William Marlin to finally "put to bed and shut up" Minister of Finance Richard Gibson who, according to Richardson, is "becomi

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Emphasis on political and fiscal stability

St.maarten – Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday put the emphasis on the need for political and fiscal stability yesterday morning in his address at the opening of the 2016-2017 parliamentary year. “Stability is a necessary condition to facilitate publ

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Twins caught with false passports

St.maarten – Two 30-year-old Albanian twin brothers were arrested at the Princess Juliana International Airport last week Tuesday carrying false Canadian passports. Both suspects were taken to the police station in Philipsburg where they remain in

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MP Meyers: “We run the risk of becoming targets”

St.maarten – What should have been a solemn closure of the 2015-2016 parliamentary year became another confrontation between the chairlady of parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams and independent MP Cornelius de Weever, while UP faction leader Franklin

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Blue Mall takeover imminent, could become Marriott resort

St.maarten – While all the focus at this moment is on the investment project in Little Bay – a 326-room hotel and 450 apartments – Jeff Berger’s St. Maarten Weekly News reports movement in other areas on the hotel front: the possible demise o

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Local economy expands, contraction in Curacao

GREAT BAY – According to the Quarterly Bulletin of the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten, economic developments in the monetary union were uneven in the first quarter of 2016. Curaçao recorded a real GDP contraction, while Sint Maarten’

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Police meet with Illidge Road entrepreneurs

St.maarten- For quite some time the Police Department has received numerous complaints from persons in the community and mainly from residents living on the A. Th. Illidge road in the section between the “Cottage Round About” and the entrance of

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DP takes action to mark World Literacy Day

St.maarten –Yesterday countries all over the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day. The Democratic Party (DP) candidates have chosen to dedicate their time to go to different schools or after school programs and read t

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Wescot-Williams proposes code of conduct to curb ship jumping

St.maarten – “It appears that no electoral reform will make it to a Parliament before the September 26th parliamentary election. Of course, this parliament will have the opportunity to legislate until October 31, the day of its dissolution. Elect

Uncategorized - Posted on September 7, 2016

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Dutch universities drop in international rankings

AMSTERDAM - Dutch universities have fallen on an annual international ranking chart, with just two in the top 100 compared with five last year. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is ranked best in the QS World University Rankings 2016, w

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Super U closes on Sunday afternoons

MARIGOT St.Martin (soualigapost.com) - Since its opening, the Super U supermarket located in Howell Center was open on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also after 4 p.m. A practice which certainly satisfied regular customers, but it wasn’t in conf

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Alegria loses lawsuit against C-Lounge

St.maarten – Another attempt by Alegria Real Estate to evict Jimy’s NV from its property fell short in the Court in First Instance yesterday. The court rejected the requested and sentenced Alegria to pay Jimy’s expenditures of one thousand guil

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Student injured in fight

St.Maarten – A group of youngsters attacked two students in the vicinity of Milton Peters College yesterday afternoon around 2.30 p.m. One of the attackers struck a student on his head with a hard object; the victim sustained a serious open wound a

Uncategorized - Posted on September 7, 2016

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Preparatory resolution Little Bay on public review “Necessary to protect ecological value”

St.maarten– The Vromi-Ministry has published a preparatory resolution for the development of an area in Little-Bay-Cay Hill where investors plan to build a 326-room hotel and 450 apartment buildings. The plan area is located near the beach and –

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Court voids dismissal economist Alberts

St.maarten – The Social Economic Council (SER) was wrong when it dismissed economist Arjen Alberts per August 1 of last year. The Court in First Instance voided the dismissal decree this week and ruled that the governor has to take a new decision a

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Sandy Zammar becomes eco-label coordinator

St.maarten - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) and the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) have partnered to enable Sandy Zammar, a Bachelor’s of Science graduate from Canada, to help build the Blue Flag and Green Ke

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Pineapple Awards open for nominations

St.maarten - The 11th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards Fundraising Gala, organized by the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association, officially opened its nomination period yesterday; it closes on Friday September 30. The award ceremony is sched

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