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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Pride wants Karakter Bar to remove beach constructions

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Pride Foundation has alerted environmental inspector Henry Ellis about constructions activities at the Karakter Beach Bar in Simpson Bay. Pride says that the owners of the bar violate the beach policy. In the letter

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Leos hand out earplugs during Grand Parade

St. Maarten – With little Justin Meyers and endearing Kezia Hoeve as the stars of the show, the Leo Club and the Lions Club presented the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation yesterday symbolically with one thousand earplugs. The Leo’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Amador Jones murder suspect handed over to immigration

St. Maarten – The public prosecutor’s office handed over a suspect in the Amador Jones murder investigation to immigration yesterday. “There are not enough grounds to keep him in custody,” Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos stated in a press relea

Opinion - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Remember Jimmy Swaggart

We were mildly amused by the letter to the editor we received from Todd Peterson about the silence of the Christian Council of Churches about the decision to allow for the establishment of two more brothels on the island. It is of course no secret

Opinion - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Biased reporting?

In an aside during Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger’s press conference at the government building yesterday morning, the discussion turned to the presumption of innocence and to bias reporting by this newspaper about the investigation at the Touri

Editorial - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Save our beaches

The front page story about the beach in Simpson Bay, where a local bar is apparently constructing at will, shows once again how valuable our environmental organizations are. The Pride Foundation received several calls about the goings on at the be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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40 students improve reading skills via Reach Out and Read program

St. Maarten – Some 43 students who signed up for this year’s Reach Out and Read program at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library have ended the first term on a high note with improved reading skills. The first half of the Reach Out and Touch sponsor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Minister Heyliger defends airport director choice

“I believe in the presumption of innocence” St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger defended his choice to nominate Tourist Bureau director Regina Labega as the new airport director, in spite of the fact that she is the subject of a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Minister Duncan’s gun policy has more opponents than supporters

Vice PM Heyliger is for:”I should have the right to defend myself” St. Maarten – National Alliance member Kendall Dupersoy defended Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s gun policy in a brief interview with the web site sxmislandtimes.com this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Measles outbreak underlines need to vaccinate children

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – An outbreak of measles in 30 European countries once again stresses the need for children to be vaccinated against diseases which are entirely preventable through vaccinations and immunizations. Since the beginning of the y

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Police announce zero tolerance for violence during St. Maarten Carnival

St. Maarten – The police and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have announced a zero tolerance policy for the Carnival celebrations. The bottom line: People, who get caught in fights, or in possession of a firearm, will spend the remainder of the ce

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Theo Heyliger: “Any deviation from the budget will create a major problem”

St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger said yesterday that any deviation from the just approved 2011 budget will create “a major problem,” thereby dismissing expectations of any government initiative to lighten the burden for citizens