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St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Youth display sportsmanship at Rights of the child Sports Day

Youth display sportsmanship at Rights of the child Sports Day

Minister of Education, Youth Sports & Culture Dr. Rhoda Arrindell was part of the procession after the official part of the activities which took place last Saturday. Milton Pieters Photo.GREAT BAY- Teams from Anguilla, St. Martin and host St

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Winston shines in River Niger

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – Lead Actress Sharlyn Winston absolutely shined and delivered a riveting performance in this past weekend’s performances of the River Niger. The play was staged for three nights at the Philipsburg Community and

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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French islands look to deepen regional cooperation

POINTE-A-PITRE/MARIGOT - The closer integration of French Caribbean Departments with non-French speaking countries and territories in the region is the focus of a conference in Guadeloupe that begins today. The meeting, which is being held for the f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Bergman joins Advisory Council as extraordinary member

Bergman joins Advisory Council as extraordinary member

Governor drs Eugene Holiday stands with Attorney at Law Rik Bergman after the latter was sworn in as an extraordinary member of the Advisory Council last Thursday.St. Maarten – Attorney at Law Rik Bergman was sworn in as an extraordinary member

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Airport gives St. Martin Home new statue

St. Maarten – Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company NV (PJIAE) recently donated a papier mache sculpture of Tanny and the Boys to the White Yellow Cross recently. The statue has been placed in the recreational area at the St. Mar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Activist calls for Jules James to resign

St. Maarten – Political Activist Eldridge van Putten has called for Managing Director of Simpson Bay Resort Management Company Jules James to resign as a Member of Parliament. He’s also welcomed Friday’s ruling by Judge Rene van Veen that both

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Trio aim to inject more vigour into Chamber of Commerce

St. Maarten – Abdul Meyers, Tamara Leonard and Ajay Rawtani who are candidates for the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s board elections on December 3 have issued a statement conveying their common goal to add their talents and input

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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SCDF launches 2012 slogan contest

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is still looking for a slogan for Carnival 2012 and has reopened its annual contest for carnival lovers. Submissions can be emailed right away to sxmcarnival@hotmail.com by December

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Parliamentarians attending Parlatino permanent committee meetings

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell and six other MPs will head to Panama this week for executive and permanent committee meetings of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino). Parlatino, which was created on December 7, 196

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Thirty-two students follow 24 hours of classes

St. Maarten – Four colored groups of eight students (32) at St. Dominic High School spent the whole day at school attending classes during another 24-hour Lesson-Thon this weekend. The group of 32 IB-1 class students began with the rest of their sc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Heavy rainfall watch in effect

Commuters advised to be cautious as rain continues St. Maarten – Monday is a normal business and school day but commuters should be cautious as continued intermittent and persistent, heavy rainfall could cause flooding in low lying areas, street

Opinion - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Opinion: Zwarte Piet

It’s that time of the year again: December 5 is around the corner and especially Dutch people get ready for their annual Sinterklaas celebration. Over time, this celebration has become the center of a controversy. Politically correct characters and

Opinion - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Opinion: The robots are coming

St. Maarten is not South Korea, but what happens in Seoul does not necessarily stay there. The country invested more than half a billion dollars in robotics in the past decade or so. Now, robots are becoming more and more part of everyday life. In t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Correction

A paragraph that contains a serious mistake ended up in Saturday’s opinion piece entitled Bat out of hell by mistake. It erroneously states that Tamara Leonard is the daughter of MP Johan Leonard, and that Mr. Leonard acted in parliament during the

Opinion - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Letter: You sit in traffic because you want to

Dear Editor, In 2012 don’t sit in traffic anymore. At least do not make it a habit. How do you do that? Let me share a secret with you. Where do you need to go? First of all, envision yourself driving to your destination freely, without any tr

Opinion - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Letter: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…

Dear Editor, Do you return to say thank you? There are numerous opportunities presented on daily a basis which we would do well to grasp and use advantageously by thanking those with whom we interact. It could be wherever you are at but as the sa

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Paradise INN now top contender in Futsal

St. Maarten - After dropping two points from a draw, the Strikers and the RISC Takers who lost their first game to the Paradise INN yesterday are now locked in a battle of their own with only three weeks to go before the grand finale in the tournamen

Editorial - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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Editorial: A strictly legal view (unclear piece of legislation)

A call by political activist Eldridge van Putten for Jules James to resign as a member of parliament is dead on arrival for sure. And there is good reason. The majority of his colleagues “refuse to throw him under the bus” and he himself seemingl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2011

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“Very decent turnout” at free HIV testing day

RENT premieres Thursday St. Maarten – Seventy-one people were tested for HIV during a free and confidential testing day the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation at the Scotiabank on Sunday. The group of 34 women and 37 men braved the rainy conditions t