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Insurer launches updated hurricane companion

St. Maarten – Nagico Insurance has updated and re-launched its hurricane companion. The re-launch comes at the start of the second month of this year’s hurricane season and with four plus months left to go. It is part of the insurer’s way of en

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Editorial: One last chance to listen

To say that coming to a real estate association has devolved into a messy affair is an understatement. To believe that the division that has emerged cannot be bridged is also not something we totally subscribe to because both “working groups” are

Opinion - Posted by on July 8, 2011

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Opinion: Fictitious refusals

There’s a new virus in town and it is called fictitious refusal. It is the government apparatus’ weapon of choice against citizens who dare asking difficult questions, submit requests for permits or pensions, and against journalists who call on t

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Opinion: Outrageous (Diamond Resorts)

Diamond Resorts is the next one in line to give the timeshare industry in St. Maarten a bad name. This afternoon the company is in court with a retired American who bought a so-called whole-ownership in the project for more than $300,000. The contrac

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Intern presents concept real estate association today

St. Maarten - Francois van der Waarden, a Dutch intern dispatched by Link 2, will present his findings on how to achieve a real estate association on St. Maarten at a briefing for managers and owners of real estate companies at Sonesta Maho Beach Res

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Retired American takes Diamond Resorts to court over outrageous maintenance fee

Arthur Macdonald: “I guess they want to get rid of me” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar    – While the smoke is still clearing from the controversy at the former Pelican Resort timeshare project, another storm is brewing at the Royal Palm Be

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Second Snowflake-suspect murdered

St. Maarten – Rodolfo Arrindell was shot to death on Thursday morning around two o’clock when he returned to his home in Fort Willem. Prosecutor mr. Bart den Hartigh confirmed the killing and said that the crime seems drugs related. “But we kee

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Coastal residents advised to have plans in place for storm surge flooding

St. Maarten – Coastal residents are advised to have plans in place for possible storm surge in the event of a passing hurricane. The Office of Disaster Management states these plans should have been in place since before the hurricane season which

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Manek installed as Rotary Mid-Isle’s president

St. Maarten - Ramesh Manek was installed as President of the Rotary Club Mid-Isle for 2011 – 2012 Rotary year last Friday in a change of board ceremony at Le Moulin Fou at Porto Cupecoy. He was also named Rotarian of the Year by the club’s presid

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Van Putten commends Duncan

GREAT BAY – Political and social activist Eldridge van Putten commended Justice Minister Roland Duncan for his reaction to prison director Rudsel Ricardo’s request to temporarily disband the Pointe Blanche Inmates Association. The Minister denied

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Arrindell visits aquaculture farm

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell visited the home of local businessman Johnny Bosch recently to get a first hand view of his aquaculture farm. The visit was at Bosch’s request and included a tour of the facility which

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James nominated as Navarro’s replacement

Chairmanship discussion continues WILLEMSTAD\GREAT BAY – Curacao’s Council of Ministers have nominated 57-year-old attorney Lincoln James to replace Nelson Navarro on the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Ma

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 8, 2011

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St. Martin to be featured ‘virtually’

MARIGOT – St. Martin will be featured on www.easyvoyage.fr in September. A 10 member team that included four journalists filmed a series of advertorials and virtual tours over 10 days recently. The team also included photographers and camera men.