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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Youngsters from forgotten Sucker Garden demand jobs

“Why does Sucker Garden always get the bad end of the stick?” St. Maarten – “Sucker Garden is the forgotten district. Nobody does anything for the young people here. It is dirty, the place needs a cleanup. These youngsters have no educatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Adams family stuck in St. Maarten after passing of Hurricane Irene

Americans won’t get back home until next week St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - The Adams family, residents of Newark in New Jersey came to St Maarten to spend one week in St. Maarten, but Hurricane Irene changed all that. The family is among

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Navy officers take oath at sea

St. Maarten – Captain-at-sea Ed Veen administered the oath to three new crew members aboard the Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt last Friday. Normally, these ceremonies take place at the home port of Den Helder, but this time the location was the Caribbean Se

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Drowning victim was 33-year old Brit

MAHO, St. Maarten – The police have identified Sunday’s drowning victim as 33-year-old Nicolas Paul Manji Sagar from the United Kingdom. When his friends did not see him come to the nightclub he visited regularly they started looking for him at a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Royal Dutch Marines return for more hurricane exercises

St. Maarten - A group of around 120 Royal Dutch Marines and the navy ship HMS Pelican, are until September 7 in the Windward Islands for their annual hurricane exercise Hurex. The marines already did training with the fire Department in St. Maarten l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Rotary Committee says wandering points to moderately severe Alzheimer’s

St. Maarten – Media reports about the missing Victor Thomas from Betty’s Estate inspired the Rotary Alzheimer’s Awareness Committee to submit an article about wandering, chairlady Maria Buncamper-Molanus stated in a press release. This is the a

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Family laments lack of progress in April-murder of Gerald James

St. Maarten – The family of Gerald Christopher James laments the fact that the gendarmerie still has not made an arrest in the murder-investigation. James, who would have turned 19 yesterday, was shot to death in a house in St. Georges on the Frenc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Tribute to Marcus Garvey on Kimsha Beach this Sunday

St. Maarten – The Freedom Fighters organize a family day on Kimsha Beach this Sunday to honor the memory of Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., the Jamaican publisher, journalist and entrepreneur who fought for black nationalism and pan-Africanism. Garvey, w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Senior citizen missing since Friday

St. Maarten - Victor Thomas, 79, has been missing since last Friday. He lives in Betty Estate at the Poinsetta Road. The missing senior citizen usually walked from his home to the former Sheik supermarket on L.B. scot road to catch a bus to Philips

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Ombudsman won’t handle new complaints until year’s end

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – On June 28, Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin invited the media for a press conference. Rented plastic garden chairs in her conference room illustrated the quandary she found herself in, nine months after taking office. Yes

Editorial - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Editorial: Disgrace

People are wondering why on earth they are unable to file a complaint at the office of the Ombudsman. Today’s front page story reveals what is happening, or better: what is not happening. Ombudsman Arduin finds herself trapped in a situation taken

Opinion - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Opinion: The tipping point

There is an old and politically highly incorrect joke about Surinamese people who opted to go to the Netherlands after their country became independent in 1975. Unemployment among Surinamese was sky-high at the time and a regular topic of sometimes b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Churches object to legalizing abortion and euthanasia

St. Maarten - The Saint Martin United Ministerial Foundation (SMUMF) has reacted negatively to Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s proposal to legalize abortion and euthanasia in St. Maarten. In a statement issued yesterday, pastor Wycliffe Smith and

Opinion - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Opinion: A matter of faith

That the United Ministerial Foundation opposes legalized abortion, euthanasia, and prostitution is to be expected. The position is based on ideology, or on faith, if you want, and does not take practical consequences into account. This is not to say

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 31, 2011

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Defending champions off to shaky start in futsal

St. Maarten - The 2010 defending Futsal champions, International suffered a humiliating defeat in their first game of the 2011 season when they lost to the 2009 champions and 2010 sub champions Strikers, formerly Sheriff Security by 8-1 over the week