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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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St. Maarten's Harbour Group and Tempo agreement gives drastic increase in exposure

St. Maarten’s Harbour Group and Tempo agreement gives drastic increase in exposure

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Harbor Group of Companies Mark Mingo shakes hands with Tempo’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick Morton Jr shortly after they signed an agreement on September 20. St. Maarten - Chief Exe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Captain faces 30 months for human smuggling attempt

St. Maarten – Thirty months behind bars or freedom and a return to his native Tortola. Those are the options for Alazia Anthony B., a 28-year-old captain who stood accused of an attempt to assist in smuggling four Brazilians via St. Maarten and Tor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Cable theft becoming big problem for TelEm

Cable theft becoming big problem for TelEm

TelEm Group, Field Controller Zone 3, Vincent Caines, shows the type of company cable that is being stolen by thieves, leaving some areas without telecommunication services.St. Maarten – TelEm Group is stepping up action against thieves who are

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Attorney not notified – human smuggling trial postponed

St. Maarten – “The attorney is handling the interests of his client in a sloppy way. It is detrimental that the defendant is here again without an attorney,” Public Prosecutor mr. M.L.P. Ridderbeks said yesterday afternoon in the Court in First

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Ophelia poses no threat to St. Maarten

St. Maarten – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) says based on forecasted projections, Tropical Storm (TS) Ophelia is expected to pass more than 200 miles from St. Maarten on Sunday. The storm is disorganized and is forecast to weaken. “Tro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Kadaster employees complete Corporate Governance training

St. Maarten - Management of the Kadaster completed four weeks of training in good governance and the legal aspects of the public registers recently. The course covered the basic principles of governance, corporate governance and good governance. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Best Marketing Bureau organizes youth street fair in October

Best Marketing Bureau organizes youth street fair in October

Austin Helliger (l) and Jeffrey Richardson, directors of Best Marketing BureauSt. Maarten – The recently established Best Marketing bureau organizes a pre-St. Maarten street fair on Saturday October 29 on the Long Wall Road. Directors Jeffrey

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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TelCell discontinuing 555 prefix

St. Maarten – TelEm Group’s mobile carried TelCell will be discontinuing the use of mobile numbers that begin with the prefix 555 in the coming days. The prefix will be replaced by 550 but all the other digits will remain the same. Customers shou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Teenager on probation gets one last chance to clean up his act

St. Maarten – Gilbert Ch. is not a teenager anymore but his childhood troubles cast a showdown over his immediate future. On January 26, the Court in First Instance sentenced him to an 18-month suspended prison sentence with 3 years of probation, 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Teen and Mature Pageant return in St. Maarten Carnival 2012

St. Maarten – The Teen and Mature Queen Pageants will return as fixtures on the Carnival Calendar in 2012. The shows are returning because of popular demand. The revelations about the return are part of a statement by the St. Maarten Carnival De

Opinion - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Opinion: Hangovers

Here is an interesting insight in what drinking alcohol will do to the economy, not to mention to our personal lives. The British research company Yorktest found in a survey that the average Briton spends four years of his (or her) life dealing with

Opinion - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Opinion: Disheartening

With all the violence that is happening around us like murder and violent armed robberies with disastrous consequences it was disheartening to witness a defendant in the Court in First Instance yesterday who seems to be at the beginning of a troubled

Opinion - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Opinion: All the rage

Recently we read a remark by a hunter in a book: “If this is the tourist season, why can’t we shoot them?” This seems to be all the rage in St. Maarten these days, be it that not tourists, but locals are at the receiving end of what seems to b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Euthanasia debate gets local example

St. Maarten – Mark Deygoo, who was shot at least five times by robbers on Wednesday, was clinging at press time on Thursday. His family had decided earlier in the day to take him off life support as doctors at the St. Maarten Medical Center offered

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Winair’s founding fathers honored in St. Barths

Winair’s founding fathers honored in St. Barths

George Greaux Sr., one of Winair’s founding fathers, holds up a plaque he was presented by Winair pilot Michael Jeffrey to commemorate the airline’s 50th anniversary.GUSTAVIA, St Barths – Two of Winair’s founding fathers – Hippolite Lidde a

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Editorial: Striking the right notes

The announcement that the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies and Tempo have signed an agreement that will drastically increase the island’s visibility is news that we should all celebrate, especially since it will soon make the destination even