St. Maarten Sports - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Richardson is first blind man to run 10k on St. Maarten

St. Maarten / By Milton Pieters - Hyacinth Richardson who is visually impaired has joined the long list of persons that have turned adversity into opportunity and he was able to display that when he participated in the 10kilometer leg of the 31 Guard

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Analysis: Screening of candidate-ministers seems at odds with constitution

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar - Screening? What screening? Nobody has asked this simple question yet, because everybody has been either busy and confused, or excited and angry about the humongous cloud of dust the Kingdom Council of Ministers create

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Stop, Drop & Go brings in 17 illegal firearms

St. Maarten – Seventeen illegal firearms have been surrendered to the Attorney General’s office since the kickoff of the Stop, Drop & Go project on October 15th. The project is a joint effort of Dutch and French side law enforcement authoriti

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Court voids extortionate interest on Meyers-loan

St. Maarten – Interest rates on loans that exceed 18 percent per year are excessive and void, based on the principle of good manners. The Court in First Instance established this in a ruling earlier this month that settled a dispute between Etienne

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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FIU continues one-on-one meeting with none financial sectors

St. Maarten - The Financial Intelligence Unit has started one on one meetings with the business owners of the real estate agents and jewelers as part of efforts to get the none financial sector of the business community up to date on the correct repo

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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 Health ministry: “Avoid areas and countries where ebola is prevalent”

St. Maarten —Residents are being advised to avoid countries where ebola is prevalent. This advice comes from the Ministry of Health which continues to monitor developments in West Africa with respect to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak which

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Parents urged to provide kids with mosquito repellant

St. Maarten—The appearance of a large number of mosquitoes on the island in the aftermath of hurricane Gonzalo has proven to be more than a minor nuisance and is now causing a level of discomfort and major distractions at some of the islands school

Uncategorized - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Fifth suspect Curacao airport shooting arrested

WILLEMSTAD – One of the most prominent suspects in the shooting at Hato airport, 26-year old Adrian Santhony Martha, nicknamed Venenu (Poison) was arrested on Monday night, Anneke Polak reports on Caribisch Netwerk. In the airport shooting in July,

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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KPMG in the Dutch Caribbean & Suriname expands management team

GREAT BAY/WILLEMSTAD - October 20, 2014 - KPMG in the Dutch Caribbean & Suriname is expanding its management team with three directors Jason Nisbet, Hans Vissers and Guy de Esch. KPMG DC&S is one of the largest firms in this region in the fie

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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SXM AIRPORT / PJIA is sole sponsor of Toppix 2014

St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, has taken over sole sponsorship of the St. Maarten Aviation Photography Competition, Toppix 2014, which will be held from November 7 – 14. The competition will be open to all comers, un

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Jay Haviser saves Simarc-trees

St. Maarten – Resident archeologist Jay Haviser begged the government’s management department not to chop up the three tilted trees the St. Maarten Archeological Center (Simarc) planted four years ago along the Pondfill Road opposite the buildin

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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St. Maarten Parliament is convinced that screening process is working: Motion will ask governor to reject kingdom instruction

St. Maarten – The United People’s party announced that it would table a motion that asks Governor Holiday not to go along with the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to execute additional screening of candidate-ministers for the n

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Traffic lights will be operational within two days

St. Maarten —The traffic lights into Philipsburg have been non-operational since the passing of hurricane Gonzalo over a week ago causing a number of near accidents and a level of confusion as a few motorists take advantage of the opportunity and

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Mingo to discuss ebola screening  measures with FCCA

St. Maarten—Port boss Mark Mingo will be traveling on Wednesday to meet with representatives of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) in connection with the cruise industry’s ebola screening measures. Some cruise lines already have a

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Community and organizations assist SVOBE post Gonzalo

St. Maarten —“Although Hurricane Gonzalo caught St. Maarten by surprise with its rapid development accompanied by its destructive force, there is plenty for which to be thankful,” that’s according to Wim de Visser, General Director of the SVO

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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All set for second annual aviation photography competition

St. Maarten - The second annual Sint Maarten aviation photography competition is set to take place from November 7 to the 13 and once again the lucky winner will walk away with US$2,500 plus bragging rights. This year’s competition is sponsored

French St. Martin News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Gonzalo proved St. Martin storm proofing efforts are on track

GRAND CASE—Hurricane Gonzalo is being viewed as a test that proved that St. Martin’s efforts at storm proofing are on track, according to president of the St. Martin Tourism Office Jeanne Vanterpool, who said that St. Martin is open for business

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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Post Gonzalo assistance from Social Services closes tomorrow  

St. Maarten —The post hurricane Gonzalo assistance that has been offered by the Department of Social Services will close on Wednesday at 3:30pm. To date the department has provided post Gonzalo assistance to fifty persons and other victims of G

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2014

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WTN Cable service back up by midweek.

St. Maarten - Cable service to areas affected during the passage of hurricane Gonzalo is anticipated to be restored mid eek, according to WTN Cable TV. During the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo on October 13th, WTN Cable suffered damages to some of

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Icon Mike Ferrier resigns from Democratic Party

St. Maarten – Mike Ferrier has terminated his membership of the Democratic Party out of disappointment over the way party-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams handled the defection of her number 2 candidate Cornelius de Weever to a coalition with the Unit

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Dutch Instruction is a direct attack on the country’s autonomy (Screening process of candidate ministers)

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The anger, indignation and apparent frustration about the instruction the Kingdom Council of Ministers gave to Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday has left many seething – not only in St. Maarten, but also in Curacao an

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Roland Plasterk wanted secret service undercover in St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Kingdom Relations Minister Roland Plasterk asked Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams to let the Dutch secret service AIVD operate in St. Maarten under the flag of the country’s own security service VDSM “to carry out the screeni

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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All Schools reopen today

St. Maarten — All schools have received the all clear to reopen today following a week unplanned break to access and repair the damages sustained by hurricane Gonzalo last Monday. The St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Martin Luther King P

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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De Weever demands that Dutch MP Andre Bosman retracts slander

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor Cornelius de Weever has summoned Dutch VVD-parliamentarian André Bosman in an open letter – written by his attorney Jairo Bloem – to retract his statement that UP-leader Theo H

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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UP-leader Theo Heyliger about instruction: “Witch hunt with me as primary target”

St. Maarten – United People’s party leader Theo Heyliger released another statement to the media yesterday, announcing that the Dutch government will be held liable for the damages its “unconstitutional intrusion” is causing St. Maarten.

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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One dead in fatal crash

St. Maarten - A man, identified as Jean Claude Samuel, lost his life in a fatal traffic accident on Saturday on Coco Plum Rd in the St. Peters area. Samuel had been the passenger in a white pickup that had been driven off the hill and crashed, fro

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Crystal Pineapple Awards voting online now

St. Maarten – The voting period for the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association officially opens today. “This puts you in the perfect position to vote for those individuals and organizations you think should really be recognized for thei

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Tamara Leonard condemns instruction from Dutch

St. Maarten —“ The recent instruction from the Dutch Government to Governor Eugene Holiday to carry out an invasive screening of candidate ministers in addition to the mandated security screening has put the governor yet again in a very awkward

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Disaster coordinator: “St. Maarten will review, analyze and adjust disaster response” 

GREAT BAY –St. Maarten will review, analyze and adjust its disaster response mechanisms according to disaster coordinator and fire chief Clive Richardson who believes there are many lessons to be learnt from the passing of hurricane Gonzalo. Ric

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Death baby-boy was accident

St. Maarten – The 11-month old boy who lost his life in a bizarre accident at home last week Monday did not die as the result of a crime, the Public Prosecutor’s Office stated in a press release yesterday. The investigation into the circumstances

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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New integrity instruction to Governor Holiday: Dutch Kingdom puts appointment Heyliger-cabinet on hold    

THE HAGUE – The Kingdom Council of Ministers gave an instruction to Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday yesterday to put the appointments of candidate ministers and the candidate prime minister on hold. “The governor will only be able to sign the natio

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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UP-leader Theo Heyliger about Dutch instruction: “This is a blatant witch hunt”

St. Maarten – The United People’s party has requested an urgent meeting of Parliament for this upcoming Monday at 2 p.m. to discuss the instruction given by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to Governor Holiday (see related story). Party-leader T

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Business Information session postponed to 24th

St. Maarten - A business information session that was carded to be held on Friday past, has been postponed to next Friday October 24th. The information session is organized by the Department of Statistics (STAT) and the Chamber of Commerce and In

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Attorney General Taco Stein: “Stop, Drop & Go… This is a golden opportunity.” (turn in your illegal firearm campaign)

St. Maarten – “Just as we are cleaning up the island after the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo, now is the time to clean the streets of illegal firearms with Stop, Drop & Go. This is a golden opportunity to surrender your firearms,” Attorney G

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2014

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Glen Carty reiterates calls for underground cables

St. Maarten - UTS Boss Glen Carty has reiterated calls for all utility and telecoms cables on the island to be placed underground, saying that this method is safer, more reliable and ultimately less costly than the current situation. He believes the

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