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St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Defending Champs record big win, Anguilla defeat St. Kitts

Antigua and Barbuda recorded the largest win so far in the 2011 NAGICO/Leeward Islands One Day Cricket Tournament with a 223 run win over the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on Sunday. The match was played at the Conaree Cricket Grounds in St. Kitts. Wi

Opinion - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: A blessing in disguise

Dear Editor, I am just back from vacation and updating myself with the current events. I notice that the Ministry of Finance has hired Ravi Daryanani. And I look on the blogs and see positive and negative comments. Some people are making comments

Opinion - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Opinion: Beaucoup de black smoke

The other day we were driving behind this big truck and - to borrow a couple of lines from Napa’s Michael Ferrier - we saw beaucoup beaucoup de blue smoke coming out of the exhaust. In this case, the smoke was not blue, but pitch-black; it was stil

Opinion - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Opinion: Interesting times (Screening of Ministers)

Curacao is moving towards interesting times now that the Rosenmöller Committee integrity report has split the coalition. Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels is screaming blue murder as usual, but MFK-faction leader Dean Rozier is showing a lot of co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Community comes together for breast cancer march

Community comes together for breast cancer march

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (2nd left) and Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever join marchers in the march up Front Street during Saturday’s 2nd Annual Pink Parade. (Milton Pieters photo) St. Maa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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De Weever signs regulation to establish Tripartite Committee

St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Cornelius de Weever signed the Ministerial regulation to establish the Tripartite Committee, on September 30, 2011. Once the regulation is published, a meeting will be convened. O

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Seven year old accidentally kills younger sister

St. Maarten - 33-year-old N.S was arrested over the weekend for negligent homicide after his seven year old son – R.S. - accidentally shot his three year old sister – Anjali Singh - on Saturday with a flare gun he’d brought home. The three year

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Nagico honors three elderly customers on International Senior Citizen Day

St. Maarten - Nagico honored three of their longstanding elderly clients - Lexy Richardson, Wilfred Roumou and Rupert Brown - recently by presenting them with a $500 reduction on any insurance policy they have with the company. The handover of the re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Sol Antilles donates to Nature Foundation and Spelling Bee

Sol Antilles donates to Nature Foundation and Spelling Bee

Sol Antilles manager David Antrobus stands with Rotarian Ramish Manik and Nature Foundation St. Maarten’s Manager Tadzio Bervoets after presenting them with donations on Friday.  St. Maarten - Sol Antilles Manager David Antrobus present

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Dutch minister commends S-4’s guidance of BES students

THE HAGUE – Dutch Minister of Education Marja Bijsterveldt-Vliegenthart has told the Second Chamber she is confident that students of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in the Netherlands are being properly supervised by the St. Maarten St

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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Lugisse works with Stubbs on promoting St. Maarten and St. Eustatius

St. Maarten - Director of the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. (TLH-SXMF) Arthur Lugisse is working with Leon Stubbs to promote the three Cs of community, culture and commerce in St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. The effort began with Lugisse do

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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St. Maarten’s New Criminal Code added to public meeting’s agenda

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament will resume a public plenary session today that they began last Tuesday on adjustments to the Civil Code. Seven new items have been added to the agenda for today’s meeting. This meeting is open to the public an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2011

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New nursing assistants join profession

St. Maarten – Nine of the 20 students (45 percent) who started the SBO Nursing Assistant level 2 course in September 2009 graduated in a ceremony held at the Milton Peters College on Friday evening. Five of the students who started (20 percent) ha

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

Opinion - Posted by on October 2, 2011

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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

Opinion - Posted by on October 2, 2011

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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