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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Shadow Man to perform at 2012 Heineken Regatta

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s Addison “Shadow Man” Richardson is the first artist that organizers of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta have announced will be performing at their 32nd annual event from March 1 to March 4, 2012. Shadowman is just on

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Richardson questions Simonet’s replacement

MARIGOT, St. Martin — The removal from office of the Préfet Délégué Jacques Simonet after just 18 months on St. Martin has caused some concern to opposition leader in the Territorial Council Alain Richardson. According to Richardson, the French

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Nature Foundation: Don’t eat Lionfish

Nature Foundation: Don’t eat Lionfish

St. Maarten - The Nature Foundation is recommending that people not eat or otherwise consume lionfish as it contains ciguatoxin which causes Ciguatera poisoning. Ciguatoxins are produced by microscopic plants that live on seaweed and other surfaces w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Foundation donates six fans to St. Maarten Home

Foundation donates six fans to St. Maarten Home

St. Maarten – The New Era Foundation donated six standing fans to the St. Maarten Home on Monday. The presentation was made by the foundation’s public relations officer Jeffrey Richardson. Richardson was first approached the need for the fans o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Richardson calls for 50 year plan on burials

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Leader of the Opposition in the Territorial Council Alain Richardson believes that a decision must be made next year about what happens to the dead as the current cemeteries are almost full. In his view the problem has arisen be

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Real estate brokers question changes to civil code

St. Maarten – The Central committee of parliament met with two real estate associations yesterday morning to discuss changes to the civil code that affect, among others, procedures for selling property. The St. Maarten Real Estate Association and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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PJIA honors three employees

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) honored three members of its staff as Employees of the Month, Friday afternoon in a ceremony attended by the spouses, friends, family and colleagues of the honorees. The three honorees

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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InselAir joins Alta as IOSA certified airline

InselAir joins Alta as IOSA certified airline

St. Maarten – Insel Air has received IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification and become a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (Alta). Attaining the certification is the reason the airline was able to join

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Education Ministry offers workshop on parenting solutions

St. Maarten – The Student Support Services division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs will be holding a workshop for parents entitled Parenting Solutions two evenings next week. The first evening is at the University of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Radio Soualiga temporarily off the air

St. Maarten – Radio Soualiaga 99.9 Choice F.M. will be off the air until at least the weekend as they conduct “major maintenance” at their transmitter site and move their studio to a new home in Porto del Sol Simpson Bay. The station’s Managi

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Arrindell premiere guest on new show

MARIGOT, St. Martin – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell was the guest on last Sunday’s “Woman 2 Woman, Phenomenal Women” radio show. The program, which airs from 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., on SOS Radio 95.9 f.m. is for women, by wo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Union hosts occupational safety workshop

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Public Sector Union, WICSU/PSU hosts an Occupational Safety and Health workshop on November 24 and November 25 at Carl and Son’s Unique Inn & Conference Facilities. The training will be give

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Suspects Regatta-murders on trial tomorrow

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance is bracing for a long session when the trial against two men who stand accused of the three Regatta-murders and a gang rape tomorrow morning. Judge mr. M. Keppels has cleared the court’s agenda from nine o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Staff meeting and review extension cause hearing postponement

St. Maarten – Today’s Central Committee hearing on the National Ordinance on Consumer Protection, has been postponed until further notice. The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry was supposed to give input with respect to the National Ordi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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St. Maarten’s Airport holds first evacuation drill today

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company NV (PJIAE) will be carrying an evacuation exercise between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. today in order to comply with its Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan. It will be the first t

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Opinion: Lydia

Last Saturday I ran into Lydia Henderson when I went with my wife for my weekly shopping to Le Grand Marché. Lydia was selling her book with the promising title From Heterosexual to Bisexual to Lesbian to God. Like Mike Ferrier, I always want to hel

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Opinion: Going bonkers

Many people are going bonkers about artificial sweeteners. Aspartame is one of these products. Some people swear by artificial sweeteners,. Others associate them with health problems. A professor in Wageningen, Kees de Graaf, says that the aspartame

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Opinion: Customer service revisited

One of our readers who is in the government’s service asked us some time ago about an article we had published about an organization that offered legal training. We were a bit sloppy to start with, but in the end we got around to looking up the inf

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Letter: Open Letter to Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Theodore Heyliger

Open Letter to Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Theodore Heyliger Dear Editor, Obviously, it is no secret that most of the population has more respect for you than for our smile-to-look-good prime minister. By now most people have learned how difficu

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Letter: Do the right thing!

The owners and management of the Simpson Bay Pelican Resort should do the right thing for the employees of their resort and not hide behind a court judgment that allows them to put so many persons out of work. Even if the law is on your side (???), s

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Carib Swim Team takes top honors

St. Maarten - Carib Swim Team accumulated 365 points to win the international invitational that was held at Caribbean International Academy at the weekend. Second place went to Super Splash who scored 342 points and the Leatherbacks of St Eustatius w

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Yvette’s cookbook the best Christmas gift on Gourmand International list

St. Maarten - “Your book is on the list,” Edouard Cointreau, president of Gourmand International, wrote in an email to House of Nehesi Publishers last Thursday, about his magazine’s selection of Yvette’s cookbook. The November edition of Gou

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Unity walkathon attracts 250

CRIPPLE GATE – The first annual St Martin Trails unity walkathon enjoyed a rather large turn out last week. Approximately 250 walkers made the 10 km trek from the Festival Village in Philipsburg to the Home and Tools parking lot in Bellevue, where

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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TelEm teams up with Genesis

St. Maarten – TelEm Group has teamed up with members of the Genesis Taxi Drivers Association to provide quick and easy 3G Roaming services and Top-up to visiting and residential customers. From this week, the Genesis Taxi drivers are fully equip

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Minister Heyliger encourages safe driving

World Day of remembrance for road traffic victims St. Maarten – Yesterday was the World Day of remembrance for road traffic victims. Road traffic crashes kill nearly 1.3 million people every year globally and injure or disable as many as 50 mill

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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SHTA president Emil Lee wins Person of the Year award

Crystal Pineapple Awards MAHO - St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association President Emil Lee is this year’s person of the year for his outstanding contribution to his organization and to tourism in general. During the Crystal Pineapple Award

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Police find guns and armed robbery suspect

St. Maarten – After a tip that two men were seen near the Déjà Vu Night club around two thirty on Saturday morning, police did not only manage to confiscate the guns and two suspects, officers also learned that one of these men was wanted in conn

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Audit Chamber wants expenditures committee

St. Maarten –The Central Committee meets tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock with representative of the General Audit Chamber for a presentation about the general state of affairs as well as a proposal to establish a parliamentary committee for gov

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Workshop integrity vision on Friday

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – As part of the government’s integrity project the BAK (Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations) organizes the first integrity vision meeting for key stakeholders this coming Friday. The workshop’s main goal is to formulate a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Model Yulanda Gentle makes front page in New York

St. Maarten – Local model Yulanda Gentle’s photo adorned the front page of Caribbean Life, a weekly newspaper that is published in Brooklyn, New York, in a report about the St. Thomas Fashion Week. The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. D

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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First cousin Claudie goes after Senator Fleming’s properties

Validity American and French legal documents contested MARIGOT, St. Martin – Claude Oger Fleming, a first cousin of senator Louis Constant Fleming, is contesting the ownership of several pieces of property in Marigot and in Port de Plaisance tha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Fifteen-year old arrested after armed robbery

St. Maarten – A fifteen-year old boy was arrested after an armed robbery at the Daily Extra supermarket in Simpson Bay on Saturday evening. Police received a call about the robbery at a quarter to nine. The robbers had fled the scene in a small bla

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Endless money

St. Maarten – some people like cars, and some people like money; and then there are people who love both. We spotted this car on Saturday in the parking lot of the ace Home Center in Cole Bay. The hood is decorated with a Franklin, aka as a one hun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Transfer Stanley Gumbs-killer to the Netherlands delayed

Court orders Devon Otto to give account in Willemstad GREAT BAY / WILLEMSTAD – Devon Otto has to attend his trial on March 16 of next year in the Court in First Instance in Curacao, a judge ruled last Friday in Willemstad. Otto had given up his

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Opinion: Investment climate

Members of parliament went out of their way on Thursday to do the right thing for “the people” – in this case, the employees of the former Pelican Resort. In the process, MPs ferociously attacked short-term labor contracts, employers and forei

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