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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Breaking News: Robbery Back Street Store – shots fired

St. Maarten - A store in Back Street has just been robbed. The owner received a gun shot and is carried into the hospital. The name of the store reportedly is Baby & Kids. More info to info

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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RedJet CEO Ian Burns says regional airlines are inefficient

St. Maarten – “The major hurdle travelers in theCaribbeanencounter are the airlines. They are inefficient and they maintain costly practices. It is essential for airlines to listen to their consumers and they are now finally starting to do that.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Fire victim gets help from companies

Lions to the rescue St. Maarten – The Lions Club of St. Maarten in conjunction with the SBS and MNO Vervat presented Lucrecia Gumbs who lost her home in a recent fire with all the material to rebuild her home. The club initiated the effort after

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Adventist Church running marriage retreat through Saturday

“There’s a difference between alone and lonely” St. Maarten – Equipping people considering marriage with tools for success and helping to strengthen existing marriages is the focus of a five day marriage retreat that is being facilitated b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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St. Maarten’s Police tip line operational again

St. Maarten – The Police Department’s tip line – 9300 - is operational once again. The tip line is for people to give information on ongoing criminal activities or a specific crime. All calls are completely confidential and untraceable. The ph

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Nature Foundation hosting ‘Lionfish Derby’

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation will be hosting St. Maarten’s first Lionfish Derby on October 9 at 10:00 a.m. The event, which will be an ongoing exercise, is aimed at ridding the island’s waters of the fish which is not native to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Christian Lloyd murder-suspect finally stands trial today

St. Maarten – Anthony Ray S. finally stands trial today in the Court in First Instance for the January 23, 2010 murder of Christian Lloyd. The trial has been postponed six times since the defendant appeared in court for the first time on June 2 of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Arrindell congratulates Safe Haven staff

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell has congratulated Safe Haven staff for their recent completion of a six-month course on Domestic Violence. The training, which was offered by the foundation’s board to upgrade staff kno

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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UTS trains staff in first aid and new network

St. Maarten – UTS Eastern Caribbean’s interim Chief Operations Officer Roy Richardson has saluted staffers who recently completed a First Responder course offered by the Red Cross. He’s also congratulated the technicians for completing a series

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Rotary participated in Coastal Cleanup

St. Maarten - The Rotary Club Sunrise took part in the International Coastal Cleanup by organizing a cleanup of the Simpson Bay Beach last Saturday. Together with Rotary Mid Isle, Rotaract Sunrise, the Sr. Regina Primary School, the Leopold Bell Sch

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Oyster Bay Beach Resort reopens renovated units

Company invested $19 million in last three years OYSTER POND, St. Maarten - Oyster Bay Beach Resort was recently named one of the highest-ranking Caribbean resort properties for value by Travel + Leisure readers; it has undergone a transformation

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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St. Maarten MPs head to Aruba for Parlatino meetings

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville and National Alliance faction leader William Marlin leave for Aruba today for Parlatino committee meetings. The two MPS will be away until September 24 so they can attend comm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Chain robbing trend continues despite arrests

St. Maarten – Police have arrested and detained five people for pulling necklaces and chains from the necks of pedestrians. This trend has spiked in the past few months and continued despite the arrests. “These robberies would happen any time du

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Unions meet Duncan today to discuss immigration changes

St. Maarten – A delegation from the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) and the Police Union (NAPB) will meet with Justice Minister Roland Duncan at 10:00 a.m. today. Vice Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger set up t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Shooting in Dutch Quarter claims twelfth murder victim of the year

St. Maarten – A man police have identified only as Anthony is the 12th murder victim of 2011. He died in the hospital around 3:15 a.m. after an unknown person knocked on the door of his Madrid Drive home around 2:00 a.m. and shot him when he answer

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Rotary hands over cheque to Alzheimer’s Foundation today

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten wants the public to wear t-shirts sold under its Alzheimer awareness campaign today as St. Maarten joins in marking World Alzheimer’s Day. Several companies bought t-shirts for their staff and individu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Copa Airlines adds fourth flight to St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers announced Tuesday that Panamanian airline Copa has added a fourth weekly flight out of Panama. The flight begins on December 17, 2011 Copa

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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H.M. Queen Beatrix speech: “The increasing economic and social insecurities put our stamina to the test”

H.M. Queen beatrix opened the Dutch parliamentary year yesterday with the traditional Queen’s Speech, the Troonrede. This is the text: “Our country is experiencing difficult economic times. Despite this crisis massive unemployment and a strong

Editorial - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Editorial: St. Maarten Off the radar in H.M. Queen Beatrix’s speech

St. Maarten, with Curacao in its slipstream, has fallen completely off the radar in The Hague. A year ago, H.M. Queen Beatrix still had something to say in her annual Troonrede: “Curacao and Sint Maarten may keep counting on the government’s supp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2011

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Dutch Representative: Funding scale back requires new cooperation style

WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch Representative for Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten Gerard van der Wulp is hoping to use his experience in Washington and The Hague to help build a new style of cooperation in the Kingdom. He expressed the desire on Tuesday as