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St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 14, 2011

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York urges players to capitalize on opportunity to attend the Philadelphia76ers Summer Camp

St. Maarten- A group of 24 basketball players in the 17 and under age bracket are set become the first group from country St. Maarten to attend the Philadelphia76ers Summer Camp. The training camp begins July 16 and runs through July 21. The group, w

Editorial - Posted by on July 14, 2011

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Editorial: Flat rate utility bill

The National Alliance has struck the correct note when it comes to what people want in this tough economic time by stating that GEBE should move to one flat rate when charging consumers. Their reasoning is that people want to know exactly what they a

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St. Maarten Government opens possibility for driver’s license renewal

St. Maarten – People registered on the French side but who have a driver’s licenses from the Dutch side have just under a year to renew their driver’s license. The measure took effect as of June 1 and has been communicated to the President of t

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National Alliance wants flat rate for electricity

St. Maarten – Leader of the National Alliance (N.A.) William Marlin has said his party would ideally like to see a flat rate for electricity, instead of the mixed tariff that utility company GEBE currently uses. This is the party’s latest contrib

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Carty praises BTP for improved service

St. Maarten – Chief Executive Officer of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) Glen Carty says there’s definite improvement in the quality of service that his company gets from its regulator – the Bureau Telecommunications and Post (BTP) St.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 14, 2011

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Collective Prevention: Take measures to prevent mosquito breeding

St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), is reminding residents to take measures to prevent mosquito breeding especially after intermittent showers that the island has been experiencing over the past two weeks. “The Caribbean r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 14, 2011

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Seniors and Pensioners Association celebrating first anniversary Friday

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) will celebrate the body’s first anniversary on June 15 with the first statutory, ordinary Annual General Membership Meeting. The roughly two hour gathering, which will

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 14, 2011

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Four bids for new SBO School

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell has opened the four bids that have been submitted for a contract to build the new Secondary Vocational Education (SBO) School in Cay Hill. The project is being financed b

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St. Maarten Government moving to clear up placement backlog

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, who is responsible for personnel, says it is likely that all seven ministers have received draft national resolutions for the appointment of roughly 1, 000 civil servants who came into country St.

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National Alliance questions security contract

St. Maarten – The National Alliance (N.A.) has raised questions about the appointment of a security firm – Checkmate Security – to provide support to the guards at the Pointe Blanche House of Detention. The party is primarily concerned about wh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 14, 2011

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Police and Prosecutor continue searches in Dos Santos’ investigation

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – Justice Officials in Curacao searched the offices of Speedy Security on Wednesday as part of their investigation into charges of money laundering, forgery and tax evasion that have been brought against the owner of Robbie’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 14, 2011

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Prime Minister Wescot congratulates Joseph Parry on election win

St. Maarten– Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has congratulated Nevis Premier Joseph Parry on his election win on Monday. The ruling Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) won Monday’s election by clinching three seats in the five-member Nevis Islan

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 14, 2011

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Moondance and Coors Light win Boat of the Year

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Yacht Club wrapped up the 2010-2011 Keel Boat Racing Season with the annual prize giving party and awards ceremony which was held last Saturday July 9th, at the SMYC club house next to the Simpson Bay bridge. It was a well