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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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CPS urges people to use less salt and sugar

St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Service (CPS) of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has urged the public to commit to lowering their intake of sugar and salt in 2012. The urging is part of a statement they issued ov

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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“Tourism Man” returns Friday

“Tourism Man” returns Friday

St. Maarten – Radio personality Dick Miller, who was named Tourism Man of St. Maarten/St. Martin in 1994 by the Governments of St. Maarten/St Martin, will visit St. Maarten with his wife Deborah Friday. The couple is on a Caribbean cruise aboar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Bishop promotes light and life in Christmas message

Bishop promotes light and life in Christmas message

WILLEMSTAD – Use the life of Jesus Christ as a living example. That is the central point in the 2011 Christmas message of Bishop Luis Secco. This year’s message is based on John chapter 1, verse 4. Secco believes Christmas is a celebra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Civil registry sets dates for approved BTA applicants to register

St. Maarten – The Civil Registry has set aside seven days between January and February for approved BTA applicants who will be registering for the first time. All other people with BTA renewals will be given further information at a later date.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Police launch internal investigation into night club altercation

St. Maarten – Both the Police and Public Prosecutors Officer have confirmed the start of an internal investigation on the role of two newly installed officers in an altercation at Tantra Night Club. Neither was willing to issue a statement beyond t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Christmas and New Year Message Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin

It is the season to be jolly, as we celebrate salvation coming to the people on earth. We had many challenges throughout the year, as we are together building our young nation. Staying the course and maintaining planned schedules has not always be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Minister Franklin Meyers’ Christmas & New Year’s Message 2011

Season’s Greetings to my fellow St. Maarteners and visitors, As a nation we are preparing to celebrate the feast of Christmas. Here in St. Maarten it is eagerly anticipated as a time for family gathering, religious services, and getting together

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Queen Beatrix: Green is good

THE NETHERLANDS - Queen Beatrix drew attention to environmental issues in her annual Christmas message, expressing her concern for the future of planet Earth and the unequal distribution of the planet’s riches. “Selfishness and extravagance bl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger’s Christmas Message 2011

Fellow St. Maarteners, The Christmas season is upon us once again and it’s a wonderful time of the year.  We can celebrate with loved ones, celebrate our faith at this special time of the year, and reflect upon our good fortune to live in the g

Opinion - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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The Queens Christmas speech: A message to save Mother Earth

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix read her 32nd Christmas speech on Sunday – and this is one to remember. Before an audience of 1.4 million viewers in the Netherlands, the Queen made a stand for the environment and against greed. The inevitable Freedom Par

Opinion - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Opinion: Bad Corporate Governance example by MP De Weever

By Roeland Zwanikken* The remarks of Leroy De Weever (DP) raised quite some eyebrows, not in the last place within the legal community. In essence the MP states that MP’s don’t need a good or (sic!) ‘bad’ Corporate Governance Council to

Editorial - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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Editorial: Laying out the facts

The dated nature of the figures laid aside, the new report by the French Information Desk on Overseas Territories reveals how one side of this island – despite its struggles – continues to feed the other. Yes the French Side continues to some ext

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 27, 2011

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St. Maarten President of Parliament, Christmas & New Year’s Message 2011

Citizens and Friends of St. Maarten, Warm Season Greetings to all, It’s the time of year where one looks forward to enjoy the company of friends and loved ones, and to share in the traditional joys of the Holiday Season. It’s also an occasi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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“(St. Maarten's) Budget is not reliable”

“(St. Maarten’s) Budget is not reliable”

Pefa workgroup in report to Shigemoto St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Three years from now the Kingdom Council of Ministers will decide about ending or continuing financial supervision over St. Maarten. The country’s financial management is a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Holiday and Chopin discuss cooperation at first meeting

Holiday and Chopin discuss cooperation at first meeting

Governor drs Eugene Holiday and the new Préfet for St. Martin Philippe Chopin pose for a handout photo after Thursday’s meeting at the governor’s office on Falcon Drive.  St. Maarten – Cooperation between the Dutch and the French side was th

Opinion - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Opinion: The spirit of Christmas

We’re a hypocritical lot, we are, and don’t we all know it. All year long we go hammer and tongs at each other – in politics, in business, at school and even at home – but when it’s Christmas everybody suddenly – and we may add inexplicab

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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“Government shows no concern for the plight of these people”

“Government shows no concern for the plight of these people”

Union leaders Claire Elshot and Theophilus Thompson.Thompson criticizes James and Labor Minister over Simpson Bay Resort St. Maarten – Wifol president Theophilus Thompson is disappointed in the fact that no meeting has taken place so far wit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Liat Cargo hits million pound mark in freighter service

St. Maarten/ST. JOHNS - Less than a year after the launch of its dedicated freighter service, LIAT said it has achieved the significant milestone of transporting one million pounds of cargo. The milestone was hit on December 20 when the total hit 1

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Collectivité of St. Martin urges safe driving during Christmas Holidays

St. Martin – The communications department of the Collectivite of St. Martin issued a four point advisory for motorists on Thursday in hopes of promoting safe driving during the holiday season. Two of the four points have a tagline statement that p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Merx law office donates to Sr. Basilia Center

St. Maarten – The law office of Cor Merx donated $1,500 to Michel Soons for the Sr. Basilia Center. Mr. Merx said in a brief statement that his office is aware of its social function in our community. “We have a free social consultation-hour and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Seniors mix it up at Karaoke evening

GREAT BAY – Over 25 stars participated in last Saturday’s Golden Stars Karaoke sensation, which was put on by the Aging with Grace Foundation. This is the second time such a festival was hosted. It was a mix of Christmas carols and songs of yeste

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Air Caraibes launches third weekly flight

Air Caraibes launches third weekly flight

The five bloggers who visited as part of the promotional tour for the launch of Air Caraibes’s third weekly flight pose together for a hand out photo.St. Martin - Air Caraibes launched their third direct flight per week between Saint-Martin and

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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French Tourist Office targets men with eight minute segments

French Tourist Office targets men with eight minute segments

Jahbash from the We agree with culture Association participates in an interview for one of three eight minute segments filmed by Men’s Up TV to promote St. Martin as a tourism destination to men from 25 to 60 years old in France. St. Martin

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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French St. Martin issues restriction on consuming tap water

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The water management authority is urging people on the eastern side of the island not to drink water from the tap until December 26. The prohibition is out of fear that people will become sick from water running through pipes

Editorial - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Editorial: Signs of confidence and growth

It is still way too early to state that St. Maarten is coming out of the economic recession that the entire world continues to grapple with, but there are definitely reasons to be hopeful that the island and the region will climb out of the position

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Arrindell chairs next month’s consultation

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell will chair the Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Consultation from January 10 to January 13. The announcement of the chairmanship was made in a statement on Thursday from the joint delegation fr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Nagico hands out teddy bears at St. Maarten Medical Center

Nagico hands out teddy bears at St. Maarten Medical Center

Human Resource and Public Relations Officer at the St. Maarten Medical Center Juliette Hassel stands with a male staffer of Nagico’s Medical Department as he presents a new born with a teddy bear for Christmas. St. Maarten - Nagico Insurance

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2011

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Collective Prevention issues food preparation advisory

St. Maarten – As part of its Safe Holiday Season observances the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has issued tips on proper food preparation and handling techniques as the country

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

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St. Maarten Government undecided over paying Christmas bonus

St. Maarten – Just days before Christmas the Government of St. Maarten has yet to decide whether or not they will pay their civil servants a Christmas bonus or not. The normal practice is for civil servants up to a certain scale to get a bonus, but

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

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Minister De Weever re-opens labor and social affairs office

“Renovation signals change” St. Maarten –Labor and social affairs office staff members released red and green balloons into the air after Minister Cornelius de Weever officially opened their renovated premises on the Pondfill yesterday after

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

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Road closures in Philipsburg, St. Maarten begin Friday

St. Maarten – Stretches of Front Street and Back Street will be closed to vehicular traffic as of December 23 to accommodate cruise passengers as well as visiting and local shoppers. Taxis and busses will have limited access during the closure but

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

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Foundation partners with artists on youth program fundraiser

St. Maarten – Orange Grove, Dread-I and Percy Ranking have committed to donating ten percent of all merchandise sales to the Nature Foundation Youth Program that they sell at various events between December and February. The commitment was made und

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

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Wescot-Williams welcomes unanimous commitment to the Kingdom

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has stressed the importance of the agreement made at the Kingdom Conference in The Hague last week. She spoke the longest on the fact that representatives from Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and the N

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

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Yacht Club and Maritime School jointly organize maritime experience days

St. Maarten - The Maritime School of the West Indies has teamed up with the St. Maarten Yacht Club to host two “Maritime Experience Days” on board the square rigged Dutch tall ship “Tres Hombres” on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 and Thursday, F

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

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Dutch legislators want discussion on Isla and movement

THE HAGUE – Members of the Dutch parliament from both the First and Second Chamber who will be attending next month’s Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation want the Isla Refinery and movement in the kingdom to be on the agenda for the meetings

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