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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

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Opinion: American veg: pizza

Some people are smarter than others and we’re the first to acknowledge that as a fact. Some people are also weirder than others and while we do not have statistical data to support this claim, we do have a rather unique example of weirdness. It’s

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Opinion: A crime app for smartphones

Yes we know - kudos for law enforcement. The recent series of arrests have netted a number of suspects that were involved in this year’s murder spree that started with the killing of Amador Jones on April 16. That we now have a bunch of suspects in

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Letter: The value of heritage

Dear editor, I could not agree more with the Netherlands giving Saba Statia and Bonaire national minority status to protect those public entities within the country of the Netherlands. That should be a clear indicator that Leopold James, Miguel A

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Letter: Reckless

Dear editor, The President of the Parliament of St. Maarten said during a press conference that there is a need for re engineering institutions and structures that carry out checks and balances in government. She also said that these institutions

Editorial - Posted by on November 22, 2011

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Editorial: Long overdue

At first glance it seems that the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA did itself a disservice by naming its own president Person of the Year at its Crystal Pineapple awards ceremony on Friday. But Emil Lee, the award’s recipient, de

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

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St Kitts lifts Luther Kelly cup

GREAT BAY- After scoring a total of 109 runs and capturing three wickets and two catches, Junior Mitchum, the Captain of the St Kitts team emerged as the MVP when his team defeated Nevis by 31 runs yesterday. Four teams participated in the second an

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Opinion - Posted by on November 18, 2011

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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