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LIAT Flight cancellations due to Tropical Storm Maria

Due to the impending passage of Tropical Storm Maria, Airline LIAT has been forced to cancel the following services today Friday, September 9, 2011: LI 510 – Antigua - Tortola - San Juan LI 511 – San Juan-A LI 512 – Barbados - Antigua L

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St. Maarten now under a Tropical Storm Warning.

Storm conditions expected within 36 hours; Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Meets to Review Current Preparations and Issue Additional Advisories GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – A mini Emergency Operations Center (EOC) meeting was held at midd

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Detective dies in motorcycle accident

Detective dies in motorcycle accident

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – “This is a tragic incident for us.” Those were the words Police Spokesman Inspector Ricardon Henson used at least twice on Thursday to confirm that Detective Anthony Elisabeth had died in a road traffic accident on th

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BVI names squad for Lica/Nagico Tournament

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten- Ahead of the highly anticipated Leeward Islands Two Day Tournament/Nagico One Day tournament, the British Virgin Islands have already announced a 28 member squad that is currently preparing for this years competition which is

Opinion - Posted by on September 9, 2011

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Opinion: Money talks (establishing a gaming control board on St. Maarten)

While St. Maarten is dragging its feet with the establishment of the Gaming control board, the Netherlands seems to be ready to take the bull by the horns, end the Holland Casino monopoly over the Dutch gaming market, and establish a gambling police

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Opinion: Wrong discussion

Members of the UP/DP-coalition want a meeting with Justice Minister Roland Duncan, Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos and Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte about the crime situation. It is, in a way, commendable that our parliamentarians realize that we h

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Arrindell expects more from colleagues in year two

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell has said she will expect more from Members of Parliament starting on the second Tuesday of September when the 2011/2012 Parliamentary year is opened. It will be the first time

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SHTA: Poor economic performance has businesses on the brink

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Board of Directors of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) has warned that there are businesses that may not survive “another year of poor economic performance” and called for “immediate and dr

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Roorda files lawsuit against government

Roorda files lawsuit against government

Former Head finance department fights unreasonable dismissal GREAT BAY, St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The attorney for Bas Roorda will file lawsuit in the coming days against the government of St. Maarten that seeks to declare his dismissal

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Collectivite’s phone working again

MARIGOT – The Collectivite of St. Martin can be reached at its regular number again. A temporary number had to be set up on Tuesday because of a defect in the switchboard that has now been repaired. The Collectivite’s number is 0590 875004 and a

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Marine sector’s importance to be stressed in new event

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) is launching Spotlight-St. Maarten, a month long event focusing on education, recreation and discounts for boaters, tourists, and locals. The event will kick off with live ent

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Nagico introduces regional marketing manager

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - Nagico recently welcomed Paul Dijkhoffz to its staff as marketing manager for the region. Dijkhoffz who previously worked for Heineken St. Maarten and Winair will have the main task of leading Nagico’s Marketing & Communica

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Roads to close during Parliament’s opening

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Parts of Front Street and Back Street will be closed off on Tuesday to ensure the smooth running of the activities around the opening of the 2011/2012 Parliamentary year. The parking lot at Clem Labega Square will also be c

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Casinos in the spotlight, but still no Gaming Control Board

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Casinos are back in the spotlight with the granting of the Dolphin license to Millenium Star N.V. (the spelling mistake in Millenium is not ours; this is the actual name of the company). That brings also another topic to th

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Coalition wants meeting with Duncan, Mos and De Witte

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Members of the UP/DP-coalition have asked President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell to convene a meeting about the crime situation. The MPs ask Arrindell to invite Justice Minister Roland Duncan, Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans M

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Disaster officials maintain watch despite Tropical Storm Maria weakening

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Office of Disaster Management maintained its Tropical Storm Watch Thursday night even though Tropical Storm Maria was forecast to weaken as it approaches and passes over the local area. As of 8:00 p.m. Thursday night th

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Navy led operation intercepts 1,300 kg of cocaine

Navy led operation intercepts 1,300 kg of cocaine

WILLEMSTAD – Four people have been arrested and 1,300 kilograms of cocaine were seized last Saturday in an operation led by the Royal Netherlands Navy on Curaçao. The seizure took place in international waters in the western part of the Caribbea

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HMS Johan de Witt ready for any emergency response

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - The navy transport vessel ship HMS Johan de Witt will arrive and depart from St. Maarten today. The naval ship will be welcomed with an honor salute from Fort Amsterdam at 8:40 a.m. The ship was originally planned to stay