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St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 2, 2011

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Arrindell lauds efforts of the St Maarten Youth Beat Association

St. Maarten - The organizers of the 2011 interscholastic basketball competition came in for high praise during the official opening ceremony, which was witnessed by an impressive crowd at the LB Scott Sports Auditorium Friday afternoon. The annual e

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Opinion: Can of worms

Not surprisingly, the call for harsher punishments for crimes committed against tourists had opened a can of worms – and nobody knows where the lid is. In Curacao, eleven help organizations collected more than 12,000 signatures of citizens who s

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Opinion: Not so public administration

The National Ombudsman in the Netherlands, Alex Brenninkmeijer, wants to ditch the law on public administration (Wet Openbaarheid van Bestuur, or WOB). St. Maarten has its own legislation in this respect, the landsverordening openbaarheid van bestuur

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Government keeps refusing telecom concession to Corporate Innovations

Court ruling orders a decision within eight weeks St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance has given Telecommunications Minister Franklin Meyers eight weeks to take a decision about a request by Corporate Innovations N.V. to obtain a concession f

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Heyliger meets telecom providers on cameras

St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger recently met with both United Telecommunications Services (UTS) and the Telem Group of Companies to discuss placing surveillance cameras in Philipsburg. The idea of installing cameras as crime pre

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New fisheries regulations take effect

St. Maarten – New regulations on fishing in St. Maarten’s territorial waters took effect this week based on the Visserijbesluit PB 1991, nr. 74. The rules cover fish pots, means of fishing and designates fishing grounds. All fish pots are now

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St. Maarten participates in autism conference

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s delegation to the 66th United Nations General Assembly in New York was able to pick up some of the latest information on autism. A world conference on the mental condition was held on the sidelines of the broader meeting

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TelEm Group Assisting Church Food Program with Donation of Computers

St. Maarten – Power Praise and Deliverance Ministries, which is based in Cole Bay, will use two used computers it recently received from TelEm Group to build a database of persons in need. The computers were presented to the Worship Center by TelE

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Facelift at St. Maarten Government Building hasn’t started

Financing upgrades is core issue St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says a planned facelift for the Government Administration Building has not yet begun because of continued discussion of how much can be spared to do the project

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Foreign service providers subject to turnover tax

Parliament approves adjustment to legislation St. Maarten – Independent MP Frans Richardson missed the opportunity to show his true political colors yesterday morning when he was absent from a Parliament meeting about changes to the national or

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New women’s organization launches at Pink Parade

St. Maarten- Organizers of the second annual pink parade, a march which raises awareness concerning breast cancer, is reminding the general public to come out and support their efforts on Saturday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. The march is a collaborative

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Twelve join Arrindell at Monroe for a week

St. Maarten – Twelve students from various high schools on the island will accompany Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, on her visit toMonroeCollegenext week. The minister threw open the opportunity for t

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Holiday swears in home grown physiotherapist

St. Maarten –Governor drs Eugene Holiday swore in the country’s newest Physiotherapist Angelica Irene Lloyd recently. The daughter of the soil was raised and educated in St. Maarten - Methodist Agogic Centre and St. Maarten Academy before pursui