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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Duncan confirms Jamaicans, Guyanese will need visas

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan says that Guyanese and Jamaicans should tell their loved ones to begin checking with airlines, Dutch embassies and honorary consulates if they should have a visa to come to St. Maarten. The Council of Mi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Winair Board resigns, walks out of meeting

“Winair was challenged and stagnated” St. Maarten – The Supervisory Board of Directors of Windward Islands International Airways N.V. resigned with immediate effect on Monday and left a shareholders’ meeting they, and their attorney Denisi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Fire department issues fire warning due to dry spell

St. Maarten – Fire Commander Winston Salomon is calling on the community to be very conscious of not throwing out lighted cigarettes or matches that could result in bush fires due to the dry spell that the island is currently experiencing. People,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Adding turnover tax to bills carries 5,000 guilders penalty

Tax inspectorate warns businesses St. Maarten – The tax department made a public announcement yesterday, warning businesses to stop adding the turnover tax as a separate item on invoices and receipts. Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto issued a min

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Foundation seeks support for camp participation

St. Maarten – Fifteen basketball players, two coaches and three leaders from St. Maarten will spend 10 days in July training at the summer camp hosted by the Philadelphia 76ers. The trip is being coordinated by the St. Maarten Youth Beat Foundation

Editorial - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Doing things right

Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto seems to mean business about having the amended turnover tax legislation bring in money without placing additional strain on the people of St. Maarten. His way to communicate this is drawing up a Ministerial Decree in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Machete attack puts three in hospital

St. Maarten – Police are investigating a “serious fight” that put three men in hospital early Saturday morning. All four men had cuts about their bodies from machetes and police want to know who is responsible. The investigation began with a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Region-wide Tsunami Warning Exercise on Wednesday

St. Maarten – Thirty three countries across the Caribbean, St. Maarten included will participate in a region wide earthquake/tsunami exercise on Wednesday. Coordinated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESC

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Autism Conference to be held mid-April

St. Maarten – The Ahead Center for Excellence in Sucker Garden will be hosting a conference on Autism on April 14 and April 15 to raise awareness of the neurological disorder by sharing information and to give parents, caregivers and the community

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Health and wellness fair expects 1,000 visitors

Third edition of Lions-event opens Saturday at Festival Village St. Maarten – The Festival Village will be the stage for the third annual health and wellness fair organized by the St. Maarten Lions Club this Saturday. Last year the event attract

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Minister of Finance pays first official visit to departments

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto paid his first official visit to the Departments which comprise the new Tax Office on Monday. The department consists of the Inspectorate of Taxes, the Department of Audit and Criminal Investigation

Entertainment - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Integrity is core theme of forthcoming play

St. Maarten – “It’s about checking on the integrity of all people.” Those words are how playwright and director O’Neil “Dippozit” Richards sums up his second production Virtuous. The play will premiere Friday and then be staged again on