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Opinion - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: More about casinos

It is quite interesting to learn that the government does not only want to expand the prostitution industry, but also the gambling industry. In our editorial we expressed already our doubts about this latest move. We simply think that there are not e

Opinion - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The world upside down

We now learn that, while Internet terrorist Judith Roumou uses the worldwide web to insult anybody and everybody, the penal code does not offer options to put a stop to this kind of behavior. That knowledge will probably give Roumou the idea that she

Editorial - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Casinos

That the adjusted casino policy opens the door for, by our count, two additional stand-alone casinos on our island does not make a lot of sense. Currently St. Maarten is home to twelve casinos, of which four are located in or affiliated with hotel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Johnson: “Carnival met all expectations”

St. Maarten – St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation president Stuart Johnson said in an interview with sxmislandtimes’ Samuel Allen that Carnival 2011 had met “all expectations.” “As the 2011 celebration finishes the SCDF will cont

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Minister De Weever attends CPR-project launch Friday

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Emergency Medical Services will launch its CPR-project for youngsters at the Belvedere Community center on Friday afternoon. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The purpose of the project is to learn you

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Ministry expects retaliation after Osama bin Laden’s death

St. Maarten – The Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned that Osama bin Laden’s death “could lead to repercussions from al Qaeda and affiliated organizations.” The department advises Dutch travelers abroad urgently to be on alert. Th

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Daniel Gibbs expresses anger at President Gumbs over budget

MARIGOT/St. Martin  – During the press conference held at the recently inaugurated location of the Union for Democracy, its president, Daniel Gibbs, expressed his soreness with regards to the decisions of President Gumbs, which have put Saint Mar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Divi Little Bay Beach Resort appoints new general manager

Cedric Pas returns to St. Maarten St. Maarten – Divi Resorts announces the hiring of Cedric Pas as general manager of its Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten.  Pas, whose background includes more than 17 years of experience in hotel man

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Flamboyant attracts over 1,000 viewers to St. Maarten Carnival on internet

St. Maarten – Flamboyant Broadcasting streamed live via internet the Jouvert Morning Jump Up on Friday, April 29, and the Grand Carnival Parades on Saturday, and Sunday. With a total of over 1050 viewers watching, the internet broadcasts was a succ

Editorial - Posted by on May 3, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: A quiet Carnival

There were a couple of skirmishes, the prosecutor’s office reported, and one man was held when he attempted to enter the carnival village with a knife in his pocket. Other than that, Carnival was a breeze for law enforcement. That is worth a com

Opinion - Posted by on May 3, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Bringing down the locals

We have heard the accusation before, and Fabian Badejo repeated it last week on this page: Today is out to bring down local St. Maarteners. That is a serious allegation and if it were true it would be a blemish on our reputation. So how do we go a

Opinion - Posted by on May 3, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Congrats Wilders’ style

We received the following comment on our web site (todaysxm.com) on an opinion piece that appeared last week Tuesday wherein Michiel Blok compared Geert Wilders with Adolf Hitler. That did not go down to well apparently: “WOW you really miss the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 3, 2011

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Omar J. in custody for drive by shooting

St. Maarten – Omar J., the brother of murder victim Amador Jones turned himself in to the police last week. He remains in custody pending further investigation of his possible involvement in a drive by shooting that took place in Dutch Quarter on A

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 3, 2011

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Governor Holiday calls on people to live in solidarity

Queen’s birthday address St. Maarten – Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday called on the people of St. Maarten to live in solidarity with each other in his address on the occasion of the Queen’s birthday. The governor made his remarks during a cere

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“An honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay”

Labor Day Message Minister de Weever: St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social development and Labor Cornelius de Weever called upon all social partners to think about the consequences of their actions in his Labor Day message. “ In

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 3, 2011

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Nature Foundation catches lionfish in Mullet Bay

St. Maarten - In its continued efforts to keep bathing areas clear of the venomous lionfish, divers of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation removed a specimen from very shallow water at Mullet Bay Beach on the Saturday before Easter. The lionfish was ca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 3, 2011

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No major incidents during Carnival

St. Maarten – Carnival passed without major incidents, Chief prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday. “In general everything was quiet,” he said. “There have been a few skirmishes, but nothing so serious that the police had to g

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 3, 2011

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Open letter asks government to drop dolphinarium plans

Vice PM Heyliger maintains: “There are no plans” St. Maarten – In spite of repeated statements by Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger that there are no plans on the works to build a dolphinarium in St. Maarten, animal rights activist keep hamm

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