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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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MNO creates access road, closing other side of Middle Region

St. Maarten – Both ends of the main road in Middle Region will be closed as of April 4, when the entrance on the Defiance Haven Side – Hilda B. Richardson Road – is closed. The closure is the second one related to an ongoing road improvement pr

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Organizers fatal smuggling trip face 10 and 8 years

St. Maarten – Two suspects involved in a human smuggling transport on December 5 that cost eight Haitians their life, are facing prison sentences of 10 and 8 years. A third suspect, who played a minor role, is facing 30 months of imprisonment, but

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Gas prices rise again Saturday

St. Maarten – Gasoline and diesel prices will rise by nine and seven guilder cents respectively as of Saturday. This is the fourth time this year those prices are being adjusted. As of Saturday the price of gasoline will go from 2.33 guilders ($

Opinion - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The rabbit experiment

Illustrative education is a concept some teachers are in love with. Telling kids about stuff is not half as effective as showing them the real thing. Chemistry students know all about this, because they experiment all the time – at least, when they

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Today’s Opinion: Instruction time

It finally happened: the financial supervisor has advised the Kingdom Council of Ministers to give St. Maarten an instruction – the ultimate measure at its disposal to solve the 2011 budget woes. Did St. Maarten bring this upon itself? Is the fi

Editorial - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Break out the Bicycles

The price of fuel is being adjusted for the fourth time this year. This is the third time gasoline will go up and the fourth time that diesel will go up. The major factors at play here are the fact that Libya, the country with the largest oil reserve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Parliament pays tribute to Lynch on Monday

St. Maarten – A special sitting of parliament will be held in honour of former Island Council member and Commissioner Edgar H. Lynch on Monday. The sitting will be held in the General Chamber of Parliament at 10:00 a.m. It will also be carried live

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PJIAE intends to “Live [RED], Show Love

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company N.V. (PJIAE) will serve as the [RED] Business for the month of April. They took up the mantle from Nagico on Thursday. (See related story) “The theme for this year is

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St. Maarten Finance Minister sticks to position in face of instruction advice

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says government is seeking to guarantee a certain basic level of public services to the people of St Maarten under the Constitution of the country by maintaining its stance about the budget. “It is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2011

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Significant damage caused to important St. Maarten dive site

St. Maarten – A local Dive Centre reported severe structural damage observed on the bridge of the Carib Cargo Wreck Dive Site on March 28. The Carib Cargo is an approximately 30 meter wreck which sits upright in 45 feet of water. The damaged ree

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Nagico Insurances shows red love

St. Maarten - Nagico put on a closing ceremony of Olympic proportions on Thursday when they closed off their month of activities for the RED campaign with a parade through Philipsburg. The Princess Juliana International Airport begins their Red Month

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Shigemoto submits vision on Cft proposals, looks forward to Monday’s meeting

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers (COM) has forwarded a letter dated March 30, 2011 to Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner with respect to the national 2011 budget. Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has said