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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 15, 2011

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Catalan and Knight are Pond Island Champions

St. Maarten - Steve Catalan lapped the entire field to win the 25 lap A class segment of the St. Maarten Day Bicycle Race. Joseph Knight also pedaled to victory in the 20 lap B class event. Racers began at the Festival Village and navigated the clock

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Dutch baseball team first sporters to receive royal decorations

THE HAGUE – The Dutch baseball team that won the recent world championships has become the first sports team in Dutch history to receive royal decorations. The team captain Sidney de Jong, coach Brian Farley and technical director Robert Eenhoorn a

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WTN-TV airing profiles of St. Maarten Heroes

St. Maarten - The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. under the directorship of Arthur Lugisse and WTN-TV Channel 10 are jointly producing a new program that profiles St. Maarten Heroes. The first episodes have already aired on WTN-TV Channel 10.

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Break-ins abound as residents celebrate St. Maarten’s Day

St. Maarten – The police are investigating the “numerous” break-ins that spanned the St. Maarten’s Day weekend. The break-ins range from car break-ins to home break-ins and break-ins at different businesses on the island. Most of the incident

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Audit Chamber launches website

St. Maarten – The official website for the General Audit Chamber - www.arsxm.org - was launched on Monday. The website contains information regarding the role and activities of the institution, as well as information on the public budget. Informati

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UTS rewards loyal postpaid Chippie customers

St. Maarten – UTS has launched a new customer appreciation program developed specifically for Chippie’s post-paid customers. The theme is “Stay True to the Blue” and is aimed at collecting information on customer satisfaction. It will also pe

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Police arrest three on multiple charges

St. Maarten – The police arrested O.F.R., O.A.R. and J.A.W., all of St. Maarten, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday in connection with kidnapping, threats and fire-arm violations. The arrest by several police and 0-tolerance patrols took place in Sucker Garde

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MPs meet Court of Guardianship and Justice Minister today

St. Maarten – The Court of Guardianship will deliver its views on the National Ordinance on Joint Custody of Minors and Under-aged Children during a central committee meeting at 10:00 a.m. today. The specific changes will be to articles in Book 1 o

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Government urges community to “Act Now” on Diabetes

St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), executing agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor is joining in today’s commemoration of World Diabetes Day. November 14 is observed worldwide as World Diabetes

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Willink wants more “advisers” beyond “narrow and tight knit elite”

St. Maarten – “The Kingdom is too valuable to be left to politicians and civil servants.” That line near the end of his lecture at the University of St. Martin is the core message Vice-President of the Council of State for the Kingdom Herman Tj

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Tjeenk Willink pounds on lack of cooperation with French side

Tjeenk Willink pounds on lack of cooperation with French side

The farewell tour of the Kingdom’s viceroy St. Maarten – “A country reaches adulthood when it manages to involve its people in resolving concrete social problems and gives them the feeling that they have control over their lives. This is the

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Silhouette’s captain praises upgraded harbor facilities

St. Maarten - The Celebrity Silhouette, a solstice class cruise ship, became the newest ship to make an inaugural call at the Port of St. Maarten on Monday. The vessel carries 2, 860 passengers and 1, 267 crew, cost $750 million, weighs 122, 000 gros

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Police arrest gun waving customs officer

St. Maarten – L.E.G., a customs officer, was arrested and detained early Sunday morning for threatening security officers at Blue Sky/ Carolina Night Club with a fire arm. Police were called to the scene at 4:30 a.m. G.E.C., the security officer t

Opinion - Posted by on November 15, 2011

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Opinion: Priceless

The visit of Herman Tjeenk Willink, the departing vice President of the Council of State, was a unique event in St. Maarten’s history, if only because it was the first and the only time this will happen. Tjeenk Willink is also a rather unique char

Opinion - Posted by on November 15, 2011

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Opinion: Chinese delusions

Sometimes we come across stories in serious newspapers that blow our mind. Nostalgically we think back to the days when people told each other stuff like: It was in the paper so it has to be true. We’re not about to undermine our own credibility as

Opinion - Posted by on November 15, 2011

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Opinion: Chastisement

Our dear Lord has weird lodgers is an expression often heard in the Netherlands to explain somebody’s outrageous behavior. Now it turns out that the Lord has weird lodgers on his payroll as well. The daily newspaper Leidsch Dagblad reported yester

Editorial - Posted by on November 15, 2011

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Editorial: More advisers

Vice Chairman of the Council of State for the Kingdom Tjeenk Willink makes a very valid point when he states that the management of the relationships in the Kingdom should not be left in the hands of politicians and civil servants. We dare to go furt

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 15, 2011

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Martinique wins Franco/Dutch Classic

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten Warriors’ inability to shoot from outside the zone haunted them especially in the dying stages of a decisive match against Martinique on Sunday. The visitors won the match 59 – 45. The Warrior’s defeat puts them in seco