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St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 15, 2011

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Gill produces new technical gear for 2012 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The organizers of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta have struck a deal with Gill for the company to sponsor the technical gear for the 32nd edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Gill, which is already known in North

Opinion - Posted by on September 15, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Murder rate

Dear Editor, While I thank you for printing my article on St. Maarten’s murder rate, I am not entirely sure you read it correctly and that it warranted a correction. I used the words, “so far, for 2011” indicating the year was not yet finish

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Opinion: Hope does not exist

The title of the governing program that was presented on Tuesday is all wrong: A foundation of hope for our country. What is wrong with it? There is no hope. It does not exist. It is a figment of people’s imagination. To build a foundation of ho

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Opinion: Slackers give our St. Maarten Parliament a bad name.

Jobs that pay $125,000 a year before taxes and come with a package of fringe benefits worth approximately $20,000 are thin on the ground in St. Maarten. People who hold such a job are fortunate souls. We know at least fifteen of them: they are the Me

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Dutch Representative Van der Wulp visits St. Maarten

“Use existing networks for developing foreign policy” GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Within the Kingdom there is an agreement that the Kingdom is in charge of foreign policy, but if St. Maarten wants to develop its own policy, those agreements hav

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Elisabeth gets emotional send off

Elisabeth gets emotional send off

Kian Stenz, the son of the late Anthony Francisco Elisabeth aka Tommy & Chiki looks down at an image of his father while posing with Chief Commissioner of Police Peter de Witte during the private ceremony inside the Police Station. (Leo Brown

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Heyliger: We are not reneging or changing the coalition

Heyliger: We are not reneging or changing the coalition

Vice Prime Minister and Leader of the United People’s (UP) Party Theodore Heyliger prepares to speak at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. Coalition partner and Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is seated at his left  GREAT BAY

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Stanley Gumbs-killer Devon Otto shoots two inmates in Curacao

GREAT BAY / WILLEMSTAD – Devon Otto, the killer of census office employee Stanley Gumbs has a new criminal trial ahead of him after he shot down two fellow-inmates in the prison in Willemstad. Otto, who is serving a 30-year sentence for the murder,

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Fundraiser for Imbali moves to Belair Community Center

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - The fundraiser for the Imbali Center for Creative Movement, which is spearheaded by Lady Ruby Bute, has been moved to the Belair Community Center. The production entitled “St. Martin for Thee I Weep...” was organized in a

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St. Maarten Hospitality Association supports Coastal Cleanup for sixth consecutive year

St. Maarten Hospitality Association supports Coastal Cleanup for sixth consecutive year

Executive Director of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (S.H.T.A.) Valya Pantophlet (2nd right) and President of the St. Maarten Pride Foundation Jadira Veen stands with staffers of Kooijman following Wednesday’s donation. GR

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Part two of Sports Conference to be held Saturday

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Specific aspects of the draft Sports Policy will be up for discussion on Saturday during part two of the Sports Conference that was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. The half day event will r

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“Country St. Maarten supports the AIDS Foundation”

“Country St. Maarten supports the AIDS Foundation”

ScotiaBank’s Country Manager Elie Bendaly presents the bank’s $5, 000 contribution to the Stronger Together Red Ribbon Campaign to President of the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation. They are joined by HIV/AIDS Programme Manager Suzette Moses-Burto

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Hyacinth Richardson and Louie Laveist hardly show up in Central Committee

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Only four members of parliament recorded a near perfect attendance record at Central Committee meetings during country St. Maarten’s first parliamentary year. Parliament President Gracita Arrindell, and her fellow United

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Improving economy is central focus of governing program

Improving economy is central focus of governing program

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams presents the youngest member of the media Luduska Dongo with a copy of the governing program – A Foundation of hope for our country - just after Wednesday’s abbreviated version of the Council of Ministers

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St. Maarten to host 2013 Kingdom Games

Six options on table for upgrading Raoul Illidge Sports Complex GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell met the board of the foundation that manages the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex on Wednesday m

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St. Maarten Government commissions new vision on housing

Improving waste disposal still under review GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The government has commissioned a study called St. Maarten Housing Vision 2012 – 2017 in order to come up with a five year policy plan on developing housing for low and middl

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St. Maarten’s Social safety net under review

GREAT BAY – The Government of St. Maarten is to spend time reviewing the pension system this year as part of a wider effort to review and revamp its social security system. This effort will run alongside efforts to finalize and introduce a national

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Governor: St. Maarten Police must meet minimum strength requirement

Admittance and establishment policies being reviewed GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Governor Eugene Holiday has said that the government will hold the police force to its commitment to reach the minimum strength laid out in the General Kingdom Resolut