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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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St. Maarten Police and Prosecutor searches three locations in cross border investigation

St. Maarten/Curacao – The Robbie’s Lottery main office in St. Maarten is amongst three places that were searched Tuesday as part of an investigation into money laundering, tax fraud and forgery by the lottery company’s owner Robbie dos Santos.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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UTS makes choices to improve service

St. Maarten – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) Glen Carty has announced that the company will go through a raft of changes during 2011 that will lead to improved service and reflect the fact that the company

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister to address regional convention next week

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will be one of several high-level dignitaries scheduled to attend and address the Bi-Annual Regional Convention of the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) next week. The gathering opens on July 21

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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School bus inspection at end of July

St. Maarten – The Inspection Department has announced school bus inspections have been scheduled from July 27 to July 29 at the Jose Lake Sr. Ball Park parking lot. The inspections will be done between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and 2:00pm to 4:00 p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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Arrindell exploring cooperation with Cuba

St. Maarten – A delegation from Cuba is to visit St. Maarten soon to discuss cooperation in culture and sports. Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell extended the invitation for them to come during a visit to Cuba that ran

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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Arrindell says no to joining Dutch or Aruban Olympic delegations

St. Maarten– Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell is not supportive of St. Maarten athletes being part of either the Dutch or Aruban Olympic teams. She made that position clear at a press conference on Tuesday, where she

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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James calls for establishment of Council of Science & Technology

St. Maarten - United Peoples (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Jules James has called for the establishment of a Council for Science and Technology (CST) that would comprise of the nation’s brightest, experienced as well as youngest to participa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 13, 2011

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UTS management cautions customers about roaming usage

St. Maarten – “Roaming is expensive,” is the three word caution that Chief Executive Officer of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) Glen Carty issued Tuesday when asked why people who take their smart phones abroad pay such high costs for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Porto Cupecoy to host second summer concert Wednesday

St. Maarten - Porto Cupecoy, a Mediterranean-inspired waterfront village and marina, will host the second performance of its Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, July 13between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. This week’s performance features a world-famous

Opinion - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Opinion: A lesson about gun licenses

Tuesday’s report on last year’s shooting incident in Alphen aan den Rijn provides some core lessons that our friendly country as the Justice Ministry moves forward with implementation of a policy on the issuance of gun licenses. It is noted that

Opinion - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Opinion: US Dollar: A small fact

We have a small snippet of a contribution about dollarization to contribute to the independent study on dollarization that is currently being conducted by the Bankers Association. This little detail is just a little reminder of a reality we live in.

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Opinion: What’s in a name?

Racial or ethnic profiling based on skin color is out the window. In these days it seems it’s done using a person’s name. Case in point is what happened to Dutch Councillor Gadiza Bouazani. Israeli authorities arrested her at the airport in Te

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Nelson and Pohuja cop second and third in regional essay competition

GREAT BAY – Two St. Maarten students have been officially named as prize winners of an annual telecommunication essay contest organized by the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO). Christopher A. Nelson of St. D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Voges discusses future cooperation with Amsterdam

St. Maarten – Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges and Director of the Minister’s Cabinet Cornelius James met with Project Coordinator and Manager of the International Office of the City of Amsterdam Arnold van den Broek on Monday to discuss t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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St. Maarten Government presses contractors and builders to plan for hurricane season

St. Maarten – Contractors and builders are requested to have a plan in place to prepare and secure their job sites in the event of a passing hurricane. Contractors and home builders are responsible for securing job sites during severe weather for t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Johnson and Wales alumni launching local chapter

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten chapter of the Johnson and Wales University Alumni Association will be officially launched on Saturday at Privé Sky Lounge between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Deputy Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger will be presented with a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Parties agree to new merchandising agreement

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Yacht Club and Shipwreck Shops have signed a new two year merchandising agreement that covers the 2012 and 2013 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Shipwreck Shops produces the exclusive Regatta Gear for the St. Maarten Hei

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Van Ieperen installed as Rotary Sunrise president

St. Maarten - Hendrik-Jan van Ieperen has taken on the presidency of the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise for 2011/2012 club year. He’s taking over from Bernadette Davis who was president for the 2010/2011 club year. The other board members are Vi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Neighbors row over sewage water release

St. Maarten – Police intervened in a long standing row between two neighbors about sewage water on Monday after one called to complain for a second time this year. Both homes are on Nazareth Road. The aggrieved party – Amy Arrindell – called

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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RBC Royal Bank eyes Dutch Caribbean after launch in Jamaica

St. Maarten/PORT OF SPAIN – Ahead of rebranding RBTT’s Dutch Caribbean and Suriname businesses, Suresh Sookoo, Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Banking, RBC, announced the start of formal operations under the RBC banner in Jamaica on Monday. RB

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St. Maarten’s first calypso king honored

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s first Calypso King Alberto “Lord Viking” Richardson was presented with an award of appreciation by King Brat at his home on Sunday afternoon in the presence of his family, friends, fellow calypsonians and represent

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2011

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Annual poetry event Summer Speaks returns

St. Maarten - Organizers of the annual poetry event Summer Speaks has announced that this year’s three nights will be held on July 13, 20, 27, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Taloula Mango on the Boardwalk. The venue had changed but the format for

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Opinion: Something good for St. Maarten

Former Commissioners Maria Buncamper-Molanus and Hyacinth Richardson will likely be filled with joy to read that St. Maarten now has an Inspectorate of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. Both these people, though on opposite ends of the political

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Editorial: Borrow wisely

It is not difficult to understand that anyone who is handed a credit limit of let’s say 119 million guilders would be the equivalent of the proverbial child in a candy shop who’s told they can have all the candy they like up to a maximum. But lik

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: The Promised Land is only 37 square miles

Dear Editor, St. Maarten is only 37 square miles and shared with 150 nationalities. The reality is that the native St. Maarten people not only deserve recognition as a people but should get the Nobel Prize for the tolerance of sharing 37 square m

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: What really happened last week!

Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to share my observations about how the media has covered the recent story of two real estate associations being formed on our island.  I am grateful for the exposure this topic has receive

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Opinion: A Real Row

Subtracting the letters t, o and r from the word Realtor leaves you with the world real. Attach A and row and you have A Real Row. That bit of word of word play just about sums up what has happened in the process of forming what should be a unified e

Opinion - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Opinion: Don’t hold your breath

Some people in Curacao are real troopers. What other way does one describe a group that believes that because a major international organization does not state specifically that it does not presume that more countries won’t join that you have a hop

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Explosion causes island wide outage

St. Maarten – An explosion in a high tension room on Front Street led to a power outage in all of Dutch St. Maarten on Sunday morning. The explosion took place shortly after staffers began a scheduled upgrading to the company’s distribution netwo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Fire leaves hospital inaccessible by telephone

St. Maarten – Telem technicians worked through the weekend and restored 80 percent of telephone communication lines in Cay Hill. The outage, caused by damage to one of the company’s telephone cabinets on the Welgelegen Road affected the St. Maart

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Netherlands Antilles officially loses Olympic recognition

Curacao stays hopeful about recognition WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has withdrawn recognition for the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee (NAOC). The final decision was taken at the 123rd IOC Congress in Du

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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James congratulates school graduates, teachers and school management

St. Maarten- United Peoples (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Jules James issued a statement Sunday congratulating all school graduates, teachers and school management on their successes during the past school year 2010/2011 and wishing them a won

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Meyers gets briefed on new Inspectorate

St. Maarten –Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers was briefed about the Inspectorate of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (LVV) that falls under his ministry recently. The Inspectorate’s pri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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St. Maarten’s Budget ordinance signed into law

St. Maarten – Governor Eugene Holiday and Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto signed the country’s 2011 budget into law on July 7, 2011. The 420.9 million guilder budget is 23.526 million less than the one that was approved by Parliament on December

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 11, 2011

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Four categories of membership in heavily endorsed real estate association

St. Maarten – The proposal for a new real estate association that was accepted by 13 realtors last Friday has four categories of membership split into two paid memberships and two free memberships. These details are part of the presentation that wa

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