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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 18, 2011

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Art Expo ’11 reception at Cultural Center on Friday afternoon

GREAT BAY - A reception will be held at the Philipsburg Cultural and Community Center on Backstreet today to close the Art Expo 2011. The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. but the exhibit can be viewed on its last day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and duri

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Insel Air commits to St. Maarten/San Juan route

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – Insel Air’s Manager of General and International Affairs Edward Heerenveen has announced they plan to continue flying between Puerto Rico and St. Maarten despite JetBlue’s entry into the market. He’s also pointed out th

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Guns, drugs and money found in Vesuvius house searches

GREAT BAY – The Public Prosecutor announced Thursday they confiscated 11 (fire) arms, 7 kilos of what they presume is cocaine and $24, 000 in the 10 house searches conducted by the Large Scale Investigation Team TGO-Vesuvius on Wednesday. They als

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MP Jules James under fire for double-role in Simpson Bay Resort saga

MP Jules James under fire for double-role in Simpson Bay Resort saga

Emotional debate in parliament brings Wifol-workers no relief United People’s Party faction leader Romain Laville walks out of Thursday’s debate on the dismissal of one hundred employees at the Simpson Bay Resort.St. Maarten – Jules Jame

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Author slams lack of response to Gario’s brutalization

“This tradition… only creates an inferiority complex.” St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is “not getting into the zwarte piet thing”, but local author and activist Jose Lake Jr. has criticized the treatment meted out t

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Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, St. Martin Day, Cultural Awards to working artists

A Culture Review Feature St. Maarten / by Lasana M. Sekou - The biggest St. Martin Day ever!” is how Glenfield Gipson gleefully described the only annual “official” island-wide celebration. St. Martin Day celebrates the nation’s historical

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Association takes Labor Department personnel and students sailing

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA), the St. Maarten Sailing School and Aqua Mania partnered recently to take three female staffers from the Labor Department and students of the Milton Peters College sailing. The trips wer

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Reality Show chooses St. Maarten as filming ground

GREATBAY - Hollywood and French producers are shooting the pilot of a reality series called This World Fashion Reality. The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau worked to bring the show here in order to expose the island to the world and highlight the local fa

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Porto Cupecoy welcomes holiday season with French Flavors

GREAT BAY – Porto Cupecoy beckons culinary enthusiast, travelers and St. Maarten residents alike to be among the first to greet the holiday season on a sizzling culinary journey. Just in time for holiday dinners and family celebrations, the luxury

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JetBlue charmingly late for Puerto Rico inaugural

GREAT BAY – JetBlue’s inaugural service between Puerto Rico and St. Maarten had the Caribbean charm of being just over 30 minutes late on Thursday. The flight was scheduled to arrive 2:56 p.m. but did not touch down until around 3:32 p.m. after w

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Parliament meets on Simpson Bay Resort Workers Thursday

GREAT BAY– Members of Parliament for the National Alliance met with workers from Simpson Bay Resort on Wednesday – a day ahead of today’s plenary session of Parliament on the employment status of workers. The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. and wil

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Prosecution demands 8 years for parking lot shooting

GREAT BAY – Prosecutor mr. D.M. Benammar demanded an 8-year prison sentence against 21-year-old Martinois Angelo G. for an attempt on the life of a woman who drove off from Le Grand Marché parking lot on February 16 with a car he thought was his.

Opinion - Posted by on November 18, 2011

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Opinion: Timeshare

By next Wednesday, or Friday the latest, we will have the ruling in the legal dispute between the Wifol union and the Simpson Bay Resort and Royal Resorts. Yesterday parties were in court in summary proceedings. This time the Wifol demands a ban on

Opinion - Posted by on November 18, 2011

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Opinion: Unhate

The marketeers at the Italian fashion house Benetton have a knack for exploiting soft spots. They know how to create controversy, and they do this for one reason only: to have people around the world talk about Benetton. And yep, they did it again,

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Opinion: Suicide

We received a rather poignant letter about a subject that is not at the top of most people’s to-do list in the morning: suicide. The letter writer claims that a lot of people are about to commit suicide and that this is a consequence of the lack o

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Chucky and three others on trial for robbery, kidnapping

Case postponed until January Chucky and three others on trial for robbery, kidnapping GREAT BAY – Omar Nelson, aka Chucky, made an appearance in the Court in First Instance for the first time yesterday after his re-arrest on August 29 on charges