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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 19, 2011

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Carty’s Caribbean Textiles wins first Living Statues Festival

Carty’s Caribbean Textiles wins first Living Statues Festival

St. Maarten - “They are no words to describe how happy I am,” said Sylvia Carty, the winner of the first Living Statue competition which took Philipsburg by storm over the past two days and provided photo opportunities for professionals as well a

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Mars heads security company founded with former Chief Commissioner Holiday

St. Maarten - The name of the company is self explanatory and when the plain clothes officers from ‘Blend In Security Company ‘ are assigned to a location, they will look like ordinary people, but they will have the responsibility to seek out po

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Carnival Queen and Stuart Johnson featured on UK fashion blog

Philipsburg – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) President Stuart Johnson was featured this week in the UK-based blog called Fashion Police News report. Earlier the same site published an interview with Miss Sint Maarten Trumane

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Committees meet with Real Estate and Bar Association

GREAT BAY – The permanent parliamentary committee for tourism, economic affairs, telecommunications and transport meets tomorrow morning at ten o’clock with the Real Estate Association Sint Maarten. In the afternoon, starting at two o’clock, t

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St. Maarten Police force gets boost with 31 new officers

St. Maarten – Today the police force is 31 officers stronger. The officers finished their Bavpol training on Friday and they will immediately start working today. The Bavpol-training teaches aspiring officers basic policing skills. Six of t

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Toastmasters induct five new members

St. Maarten – Earlier this month the Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters held its last meeting for the year with the induction of five new members, namely Eva De Weever, epidemiologist at the ministry of Health, Tammy Richardson, project manager of the

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Five new attorneys sworn in

St. Maarten – Last week, Fehmi Kemal Kutluer, attorney at law at Lexwell Attorneys, was sworn in by the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius in the courthouse in St. Maarten, together with four o

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Scrabble and chess showdown

St. Maarten - An initiative of the Play to Learn Foundation, St. Maarten Scrabble and Chess Club (SSCC) held its end-of-the-year Scrabble and Chess Showdown at the John Larmonie Center on Saturday. From left, above: Scrabble winners Lawrence Adams (2

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SOL opens new office in Cay Bay

St. Maarten -The staff of SOL Antilles was praised for its exceptional commitment to the company by General Manager Northern Caribbean David Antrobus during the consecration ceremonies of the company’s new offices by the Anglican priest Reverend Te

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Deetman-report slams Catholic Church over sexual abuse

THE HAGUE (AP) -- Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years, and church officials knew about the abuse but failed to stop it or help victims because they feared sparking scandals, according to a

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ID-cards process still in a slump

St. Maarten -The Head of the Civil Registry Leona Marlin-Romeo is still waiting for a response from the Immigration Department’s management to begin issuing documents for people under the Brooks Tower Accord. “We are still waiting for the informa

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Seniors display their talent at karaoke

St. Maarten - The wow factor was in effect when the Aging With Grace Foundation staged its second Golden Stars Karaoke festival for participants 50 years and over at the Celebration Palace last Saturday evening. Linda Richardson, the founder of t

Editorial - Posted by on December 19, 2011

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Editorial: Living Statues

The Living Statues Festival has proven to be such a valuable addition to St. Maarten’s entertainment mix that there is already interest from the French side to take part in the event, in case it comes back next year. And come back it should. The

Opinion - Posted by on December 19, 2011

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Opinion: Baker Tweet

We don’t know how much more people are willing to take of this stuff; we’re talking about Twitter and the messages users send via this social network called tweets. We read somewhere that London is the home of the Baker Tweet. What is the Baker

Opinion - Posted by on December 19, 2011

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Opinion: Suspicious research

There is something about research that makes us highly suspicious of results. Say, for instance, that we would compare people who eat a lot of carrots with people who eat a lot of Brussels sprouts. We wouldn’t want to belong to that last group for

Opinion - Posted by on December 19, 2011

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Opinion: Queasy

The Dutch parliamentary press makes it a habit to elect their politician of the year. This time, like last year, the journalists elected prime Minister Mark Rutte. What is it with this election that makes us feel queasy? Why on earth would a serious