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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Parliament meets on centralized registration system for child abuse Thursday

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will have hearings on a centralized registration system for child abuse and the National Ordinance on Inheritance and Legacies on November 17 and November 18 respectively. The meeting on the centra

Editorial - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Editorial: Beyond the Bahamas experience

Just a day ago we publicly agreed with Vice-Chairman of the Council of State for the Kingdom Herman Tjeenk Willink that the future of the Kingdom cannot be left in the hands of the politicians and civil servants alone. We even went further and said t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Broad-based delegation heads to Caribbean HIV Conference

Broad-based delegation heads to Caribbean HIV Conference

Prime Minister offers insights on future response PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten’s 14 member delegation to the Caribbean Conference on HIV/AIDS in Nassau, Bahamas begins departing on Wednesday, November 16. The conference runs from November 18 to 2

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Chamber gets 20 nominations for three vacancies

St. Maarten – Thirteen people have been nominated for two vacancies on its Board of Directors for the small business sector and seven people were nominated for the one vacancy for the large business sector by the end of the nomination period on Tu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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JetBlue starts direct service between St. Maarten and San Juan Thursday

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten becomes more accessible for travelers looking to vacation on the “Friendly Island” Thursday with the launch of JetBlue Airways daily direct service from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin Airport (SJU) to Princess

Opinion - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Letter: Honor lost

Dear St. Maarten, We are hurt, we are dishonored and we are shocked by the way St. Martin Day was organized. We, the Scouts of St. Martin, had all intentions to participate in what we always did. Not only was it a tradition but it is something we we

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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‘Nathalie Kate’ is top fishing boat, 1956.60 pounds of fish caught

St. Maarten - After hauling in five Wahoos and a gigantic Mahi Mahi, the Nathalie Kate from St Maarten emerged as the top fishing vessel after a total haul of 260.30 pounds in the 4th annual Budget Marine Wahoo tournament on November 12. The event, o

Opinion - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Opinion: Not chic

Rain Forest Adventure St. Maarten N.V. put environmentalists on high alert when it published a vacancy ad for a general manager in the newspapers yesterday. That’s understandable, because the construction of a rain forest attraction park in the Em

Opinion - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Opinion: Privacy

The crime situation on our island has been the topic of many discussions, letters to the editor, and articles, so when it came time to discuss the national ordinance on special investigation powers in the central committee yesterday, expectations wer

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Italy investigates questionable mega loan to Atlantis/Betplus

Corallo makes false claim to FAO ambassadorship GREAT BAY/ ROME -By Hilbert Haar – The Atlantis World Group is at the center of a new financial scandal in Italy. The Guardia di Finanza is investigating a questionable 148 million euro (about $200

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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November 18 deadline for living statue sign up

St. Maarten – Beyond Writing Foundation and Motiance Dance School want people eight years and older who are interested in becoming living statues to sign up by November 18. This will allow the two organizations to set up a free training workshop ah

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Vacancy ad Rain Forest park manager takes environmentalists by surprise

St. Maarten – Rain Forest Adventure St. Maarten N.V. seems to be well on its way to realize an adventure park in the Emilio Wilson estate, much to the dismay of local environmental organizations. Yesterday, the company placed a vacancy ad for a gen

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November 18 deadline for living statue sign up

St. Maarten – Beyond Writing Foundation and Motiance Dance School want people eight years and older who are interested in becoming living statues to sign up by November 18. This will allow the two organizations to set up a free training workshop ah

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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SMMTA announces sunset cruises for Spotlight St. Maarten

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA)’s president Brian Deher announced Tuesday that every Friday during Spotlight St. Maarten people will have a chance to enjoy a sunset cruise. The cruises are on November 18, November 25 and D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Privacy concerns rule debate about Special Investigation Powers

St. Maarten – Members of the Central Committee went out of their way yesterday to stress the importance of citizens’ right to privacy during a debate about the introduction of the national ordinance on Special Investigation Powers. Referred to b

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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2011-2012 sailing keelboat season starts Sunday

St. Maarten - The first race of the 2011-2012 sailing season keelboat races series will be sailed on Sunday in the coastal waters November 20 between Maho and Great Bay, with the starts in Simpson Bay. Last season’s winner in the racing class “Co

Opinion - Posted by on November 16, 2011

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Opinion: Atlantis Casino

The Atlantis World Group finds itself once again smack in the middle of an investigation in Italy and like last year it is all about money. Lots of money. Before anyone starts splitting hairs about who is really involved – Atlantis, the Atlantis Wo