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French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 5, 2011

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French St. Martin pursues boaters at French tradeshow

MARIGOT – The Office du Tourisme de St. Martin, the sea trade association Metimer, the Anchorage Multicoques and Anyway Marine formed a joint delegation to the 39th edition of Grand Pavois in Port Les Minimes in La Rochelle from September 14 to 19.

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Chambers of Commerce agree on joint organization

ORANJESTAD/GREAT BAY – Aruba, Curacao, St. Eustatius & Saba and St. Maarten have formed the Association of Dutch Caribbean Chambers of Commerce & Industry. The agreement on the joint organization was made at a meeting in Aruba on September 30. T

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Joint controls on businesses in last quarter

St. Maarten – Joint controls by multiple government agencies are planned for the last quarter of 2011. Controls will take place unexpected on a regular basis. The agencies involved in carrying out the inspections are the Control and Inspection Depa

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High Councils of State organizing symposium

St. Maarten – The High Councils of State are planning a symposium for October 14 at the Westin Dawn Beach Hotel & Casino. The symposium’s theme is “Checks and Balances in a Democracy and the Role of High Councils of State.” The High Councils

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St. Maarten Prime Minister speaker at HIV conference in Bahamas

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is one of the featured speakers at the third Caribbean HIV conference that will be held from November 18 to 21 at the Atlantis Conference Center in Nassau in the Bahamas. Adult HIV prevalence in

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Blue Point donates television to Imbali

St. Maarten – Blue Point’s Manager Marianna Vierra presented Founder and Director of the Imbali Center for Creative Movement with a flat screen TV on Monday. The donated television is a replacement for the one stolen during recent robberies at Im

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Attorneys to explain residence and labor laws to Spanish community

St. Maarten – David Kock Legal and Stella G. Blandon are jointly organizing a session on Thursday October 6 at Carl’s Unique Inn Conference Room in Cole Bay for the island’s Spanish speaking community. The session, which will be conducted in Sp

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Arrindell pushes new education slogan

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has urged to take on the slogan, “Away with mediocrity; up with quality” in her World Teacher’s Day message. The statement is part of a broader call for teacher

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Howard University Medical Association to host yearly meeting here

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever met members of the Howard University Hospital (HUH) Medical Association recently to discuss the symposium they will have in St. Maarten in early 2013. The HUH

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Free clinics for breast exams

St. Maarten - The Positive Foundation and the Elektralytes Foundation have scheduled a month of free clinical screenings with various medical practices across St. Maarten. These free examinations are a part of the foundation’s annual breast cancer

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Court ruling Wathey estate now irrevocable

St. Maarten – The June 24 ruling by the Common Court of Justice that entitles Norman Chester Wathey II, formerly Leo Hughes, to his share in the estate of his biological father Norman Chester Wathey has become irrevocable. On September 26, two days

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St. Dominic sixth graders visit candle room

St. Maarten - The Mental Health Foundation’s (MHF) Information and Prevention Department hosted the sixth graders of the St Dominic Elementary School in their candle room recently. The two sixth grades visited as part of their school’s art projec

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Kingdom Council of Ministers awaits action by Parliament

Integrity investigation Curacao THE HAGUE – The Kingdom Council of Ministers awaits a position by the Parliament in Willemstad about recommendations in the Rosenmöller committee report Do It Yourself. The Council’s reaction is in line with th

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Fight sends three to hospital

St. Maarten – At least three people were taken to the St. Maarten Medical Center with stab wounds early Tuesday evening after a fight in Middle Region. The Detective Department has launched an investigation. Police Spokesman Inspector Ricardo Hen

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Devon Otto back in Pointe Blanche

St. Maarten – Devon Otto is once again detained at the Pointe Blanche prison. He arrived yesterday from Curacao after detectives in Willemstad completed the investigation into the September 13 shooting incident whereby Otto seriously injured two ot

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Arrindell crafting special incentives to attract male teachers

“A trend that should worry all of us” St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell seeking to attract more males to the teaching profession in order to create a gender balance and as a prevention mechanis

Opinion - Posted by on October 5, 2011

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Opinion: Coffee shops

Coffee shops in the Netherlands are very unlike a traditional Starbucks in the United States. Since Mellow Yellow opened its doors in 1972, the Dutch have embraced the concept of legalized soft drugs sales. But the times they are a’changin, mainly

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Opinion: Blue murder

The President of the Parliament in Curacao is not on the same page as the faction leader of coalition party MFK about the Rosenmöller Committee’s recommendations. Ivar Asjes turned to hysterical theatrics instead by accusing the Netherlands of an

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Montserrat defeats BVI but not enough to move on

St. Maarten - Montserrat defeated the British Virgin Islands by 40 runs on Tuesday at the Warner Park in St. Kitts in the NAGICO/Leeward Islands One Day Cricket tournament. It was the final game for Montserrat which lost to Nevis on Monday and last w

Editorial - Posted by on October 5, 2011

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Editorial: What is happening?

As headlines continue to daily alert us all to the violence in our country, the common question is: What is happening? Coming to an answer on this is not easy, nor will it point to one clear solution. In fact the reality is multiple forces are at wor

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TelEm Group sees cable repair as model for future emergencies

St. Maarten – TelEm Group has completed restoration of the damaged SMPR-1 Cable with services back to where there were before the cable was cut early last month. Voice and data traffic was sent over the repaired cable last Thursday night with total