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Emilio Wilson Foundation repeats plea for protection in face of new development plan

Emilio Wilson Foundation repeats plea for protection in face of new development plan

A view of part of the Emilio Wilson Estate taken from inside the Emilio Wilson Park. St. Maarten - The Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation issued a statement Tuesday calling on the government to use all possible legal and financial means necessary to se

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House of Nehesi publishes new book on Haiti

House of Nehesi publishes new book on Haiti

St. Maarten  – Haiti and Trans-Caribbean Literary Identity/Haití y la transcaribeñidad literaria by Emilio Jorge Rodríguez is the latest book published by House of Nehesi Publishers, which is based here. The book was officially launched in Ven

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St. Maarten delegation presents eight times at coming conference

GREAT BAY/NASSAU – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will speak three times at the upcoming Caribbean HIV/AIDS conference. The three addresses include speeches at two special sessions and the closing. Five of the other twelve delegation members

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St. Maarten forms part of multi-national corporate transaction

St. Maarten - The consortium GB Group, through its subsidiary GB Energy LTD., has signed the sales and purchase agreement to acquire the Chevron assets in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and St. Maarten. This transaction means the company acquires t

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Law in Focus does two part series on Supreme Court

St. Maarten – The Law in Focus will begin a two part series on the functioning and procedures of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands beginning on Thursday night. The series will feature an interview with President of the Supreme Court of the Nethe

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Foundation offering HBO Level Law Course

St. Maarten – The Foundation Excellence Judicial Course is inviting all people interested in becoming a Legal Assistant to visit them at the Job Fair that will be held at the Belair Community Center on November 4. They will also hold an information

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Woman electrocuted by hair dryer

MIDDLE REGION – Latoya Bryson, a 28-year old employee of Caribbean Cash was found dead in her bathroom yesterday morning shortly after eight o’clock. The young woman seems to have been electrocuted on the wet bathroom floor by a poorly maintained

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Christmas tree exporters drop use of toxic methyl bromide

Christmas tree exporters drop use of toxic methyl bromide

Unloading Christmas trees will be a bit less hazardous this year now that the shipments will not be sprayed with methyl bromide.St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Exporters of Christmas trees have reached an agreement with the government of St. M

Editorial, Opinion - Posted by on November 2, 2011

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Editorial: A last bastion threatened

We have not yet seen or heard that anyone plans to protest during the visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix on Thursday. Interestingly though the royal party will be heading to the Emilio Wilson Estate which is about to generate some heated discussion b

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Taylor gets St. Maarten’s support for presidential bid

Taylor gets St. Maarten’s support for presidential bid

FIFA Development Officer and CFU candidate Harold Taylor is flanked by SSA President Owen Nickey and VP Elton Jones during a brief meeting which was held at Déjà vu last Saturday.  “A vote from St Maarten is as good as Jamaica or Trinidad

Opinion - Posted by on November 2, 2011

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Letter: Qualities a government should have

Dear Editor, As a foreigner I sit back and observe what is happening in your country St. Maarten. I notice that the government does not protect their people and that being a real St. Maartener is like an insult to people in general. In my count

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 2, 2011

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Letter: Gebe Lambert’s Hit List!

When will Lambert be stopped? Dear Editor, It seems that no matter which part in the world Mr. William Brooks moves to or wherever else he should get a job he will continue to be hounded by Lambert. This man has absolutely no scruples. His crav

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 2, 2011

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Letter: What character is?

Dear Editor, One dictionary defines character as “the complex of mental and ethical traits marking a person.” In another dictionary, character is said to be “the stable and distinctive qualities built into an individual’s life which det

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 2, 2011

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Opinion: Gypsies

A gypsy is a member of a traditionally itinerant people. If we have to believe the Merriam-Webster dictionary they originate from  India and live now mainly in south and southwest Asia, Europe and the United States. In a more general meaning, a gyps

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 2, 2011

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Opinion: The last trip? (Royal Visit)

Official visits by H.M. Queen Beatrix have a tendency to degenerate into speculations about her possible abdication. The current trip to the Caribbean is no exception. This could very well be the last trip she makes as the Queen, we hear around us. S

Opinion - Posted by on November 2, 2011

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Opinion: Methyl bromide

Sometimes things happen just like that. It is hard to believe that only a week ago the inspection department of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication sent out a press release announcing that importers of Christmas

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Coca Cola Steelers win WIB trophy

St. Maarten - The Coco Cola Steelers hoisted the Windward Islands Bank trophy by defeating the Diamonds 11-5 over the weekend. The victory makes them the undisputed softball champions. The Steelers started the tournament on a high note last Friday

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Decker and Robinson secure podium spots in Curacao

St. Maarten - American long distance runner Greg Decker and a former 400/800 meter runner from Jamaica Omarco Robinson kept St Maarten’s flag flying high when they finished in the 2nd and 3rd spot in the 28th edition of the Fatum Loop in Curacao on

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Defending champions through to finals

St. Maarten - The defending basketball champions in the primary division, Ruby Labega are one game away from retaining the coveted title. Their fate will be decided in a game against Genevieve de Weever School on Friday. If the latter school wins the

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St. Maarten wins 19 medals at Aruban competition

St. Maarten wins 19 medals at Aruban competition

Grand Master Liu pose with the athletes that excelled in their respective categories during the Open Championships which was held in Aruba.St. Maarten - A delegation from the King Yen Tae Kwon Do School won 19 medals at the recent sixth Caribbean Ope

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 2, 2011

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Mussington visits St. Martin students in France

Marigot, St. Martin - Councilman Louis Mussington recently met with roughly 70 of the 100 St. Martin students in the French cities of Tours, Bordeaux, and Toulouse last week at the invitation of student leaders.  The councilor is “thankful to the