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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Annual accounts handling scheduled for November

St. Maarten – The 2010 annual account of the former Island Territory is expected to be handled by the Council of Ministers after November 17. The General Audit Chamber has been informed about this. In a press release issued by the finance Ministry

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Inspection warns against unruly behavior on school buses

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The School Bus Inspection Section has received numerous complaints from bus drivers about the behavior of some school children. The section calls upon parents “to address this behavior before somebody gets hurt. A school bu

Editorial - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Editorial: Royal treatment (The Queen’s visit puts Govt in motion)

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon at work in St. Maarten, triggered by the visit of H.M. Queen Beatrix. At times there has been fierce criticism of those nosy Dutch (in the BES-islands they have even been labeled as arrogant) who come

Opinion - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Opinion: Finger printing

The St. Maarten Academy has found a way to check that its teachers show up on time for work: a fingerprint scanner. We read that teachers are not happy with it and that makes us wonder. As far as we know, a similar system is in use at the office of

Opinion - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Opinion: St. Maarten Traffic situation

Nothing gets people going better than a good old traffic jam. We have seen it in Dutch Quarter, where motorists routinely ignore the traffic light that is supposed to regulate the traffic past a point where there is only one lane available and we hav

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Nehesi releases second print Yvette’s cookbook

GREAT BAY - House of Nehesi Publishers re-released this weekend St. Martin’s best selling cookbook From Yvette’s Kitchen To Your Table – A Treasury of St. Martin’s Traditional & Contemporary Cuisine by Yvette Hyman. It is now in its secon

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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United Nation’s Day: PM: “Many challenges are facing humanity”

St. Maarten  (DCOMM) – Today is United Nation’s Day, the anniversary of the UN charter that went into effect in 1945. UN Day has been celebrated since 1948. In 1971, the UN General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Christmas trees must be fumigated

St. Maarten  (DCOMM) – Wholesalers and retailers who plan to import Christmas trees must make sure that the trees have been treated, the inspection department of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication said in a

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Opinion: Unpaid advice to Rhoda and Romain

Rhoda wants a new anthem. Nobody knows why.  I think I know. Rhoda wants St. Maarten to be written as St. Martin. She prefers French colonialism to Dutch colonialism. So I take it that she has something against the Dutch. Father Kemps, the creator o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Getting in shape for the royal visit

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten is making an effort to be on its best when H.M. Queen Beatrix arrives on November 3. Inmates of the Pointe Blanche prison have repainted the government building, the Prince Bernhard Bridge gets a facelift it has been screami

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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SOL wins regional safety award

CAY BAY - SOL St. Maarten has won the top award in the company’s regional safety program. The program called Goal Zero places specific emphasis on adhering to safety standards in all aspects of the company’s operations. The objective is to have z

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Almost 500 new Dutch citizens take the pledge of allegiance

DAWN BEACH – St. Maarten is almost five hundred Dutch citizens richer since Friday, when 446 people took the pledge of allegiance in front of Governor drs. Eugene Holiday at the Westin Hotel in Dawn Beach. The pledge of allegiance is the final step

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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False paternity claims big usiness on French St. Martin

MARIGOT, St. Martin – False paternity statements are the order of the day in French St. Martin, the newspaper St. Martin’s Week reported on Friday. Men with the French nationality routinely provide women from countries like Jamaica and the Domini

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Fire Prevention Week kicks off

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Fire Prevention Week 2011 begins today. Friends of the Island Government Fire Fighters and the Fire Department Section Fire Prevention are organizing the event. This year’s theme is Protect your family against fire. The

Opinion - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Opinion: Pipe dreams (new hotels, new jobs)

Two brand name hotels with 500 new rooms. Oh, and 2000 new jobs in the next three years. It all sounds like something is happening or that something is about to happen, but the question is: does this make any sense? Sure, politicians are probably pre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Rape-victim’s family outraged about defense arguments in Velasquez case

“Attorney meticulously fabricated extortion claim” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The family of the 16-year-old girl who was raped by businessman Bobby Velasquez on March of last year is outraged about certain statements attorneys mr. J.G.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2011

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Otto was involved in rivalry between two drug gangs

WILLEMSTAD – Devon Otto, the killer of census office employee Stanley Gumbs back in 2008, got himself involved in the rivalry between two drugs gangs in Curacao while he was detained in Willemstad. The two inmates he shot in September in the prison