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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 7, 2011

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Unions and business organizations meet MPs as workers demonstrate

St. Maarten – Workers who have been barred from their jobs at the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina held peaceful demonstrations at both the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat and the Government Adm

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Passersby find dead Frenchman at house on Grenada Road

St. Maarten – Passersby noticed the lifeless body of Frenchman O.G.A.P. on the porch of a home on the Grenada Road in Madame Estate yesterday morning. So far, police have not released information about the cause of death. Passersby notices the b

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St. Martin launches camera system

St. Martin – President of the Collectivite of St. Martin Frantz Gumbs visited the observation room for the closed circuit camera system last week. The decision to install the system was taken in 2008 and is meant to provide protection for the resid

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Ganja scent leads to gun-discovery

St. Maarten – Officers found a gun with six rounds of live ammunition in a car with a French license plate during a regular patrol around midday on Monday. The driver and his passenger, C.E. and V.J. were arrested. Officers became suspicious whe

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Library celebrates successful Book Week

St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library is celebrating its successful Children’s Book Week by thanking all who contributed to it. The event on November 20 was opened with a mini parade of schoolchildren led by Generation New Status Band. Mi

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Parliamentary hearings on new laws resume today

St. Maarten – The Bar Association will express its views on the draft national ordinance on extra-ordinary investigation methods (BOB) in hearing at 2:00 p.m. today. This is one in a series of hearings that MPs are conducting as part of their consi

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‘Arts in the Plaza’ winter series combines film, music and food

Porto Cupecoy treats all five senses St. Maarten – Porto Cupecoy, a Mediterranean-inspired waterfront village and marina in St. Maarten, announces the 2011-2012 lineup for the third annual ‘Arts in the Plaza’ winter event series. Available t

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Civil registry extends opening hours to clear backlog

St. Maarten – The Civil Registry Department announced Tuesday that they will be open on Saturdays and have extended office hours on Thursdays to accommodate people who need to pick up passports, Identification Cards (ID), apostils, family trees and

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Government seeks numerous ways to remove excess water

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure announced Tuesday that the pump for the Great Salt Pond has been repaired and has been fully operational since 8:00 p.m. Monday evening. The pump will now run

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Opposition resubmits request for minister’s presence

Written answers labeled vague and elusive St. Maarten – Monday’s continuation of the meeting on the functioning of the Corporate Governance Council and its October 25 letter has been adjourned until further notice so the Minister of Finance Hi

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Radisson Blu Resort St. Martin confirms December 15 reopening

MINNEAPOLIS/MARIGOT - Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, announced Tuesday that the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin, will reopen its doors on December 15, 2011.  The property was closed in May to undergo a renovati

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Final Philipsburg cutover hits new snags

324 customers affected St. Maarten  – New issues with 324 Trouble Tickets has caused a delay in the final transfer of business and residential customers of the Telem Group of Companies in the Philipsburg area. TelEm Group administrative staff f

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Over 700 students benefit from dictionary distribution

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten announced Tuesday that it has distributed over 700 English dictionaries to third graders in 17 primary schools in this year’s literacy drive. Participants in the recent Roteract/Haliborange Spelling Be

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Raul Van Heyningen – A Pioneer in Aviation in St. Martin

St. Maarten / By Kim Lucas-Felix - He was just a teenager and fresh out of high school when Aruba-born Raul van Heyningen got his first job at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA). The year was 1971 and today, 40 years later, van Heyningen

Editorial - Posted by on December 7, 2011

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Editorial: Sustaining a movement

St. Maarten is getting a lesson in advocacy and the teacher is the staffers of Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina. The lesson they are giving the nation is in how to sustain a movement. Think back to seve

Opinion - Posted by on December 7, 2011

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Letter: 2012 is going to be the best year ever

Dear Editor, There is a general doom & gloom believed by many concerning the year 2012. I challenge you to expect things to get worse but don’t expect them to get worse for you. How can that be, you ask? Simple! What you expect comes to pass

Opinion - Posted by on December 7, 2011

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Opinion: Caribbean Milosevic

While Helmin Wiels spent his time fulminating against the Netherlands and against the “traitors” in Aruba, St. Maarten’s Minister of Plenipotentiary Matthias Voges entertained the Antillean Network association in The Hague with a brilliant addr

Opinion - Posted by on December 7, 2011

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Opinion: Don’t believe everything you see

The digital revolution is not all good news. We have arrived at the point where we are no longer able to believe everything we see. First we learned about a controversy in Pakistan, where actress Veena Malik is suing FHM Magazine in India for photo-s

Opinion - Posted by on December 7, 2011

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Opinion: Theatrical

Will Helmin Wiels ever grow up? Asking the question is answering it. Of course he won’t. Helmin Wiels loves being Helmin Wiels and he will go on playing this character until the day he leaves this earth. Wiels is obviously entitled to think whatev