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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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St. Maarten Parliament meeting aborted due to lack of quorum in second round

St. Maarten Parliament meeting aborted due to lack of quorum in second round

Minister Heyliger listens to MPs, seconded by his secretary General Louis Brown (r).St. Maarten – Politicians from both sides of the aisle addresses infrastructural and environmental issues from midges and sewage to the causeway, the ring road

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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St. Maarten and Dominican Republic deepen cooperation on trafficking and smuggling

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten, the Dominican Republic and the International Police Organization (Interpol) will meet Thursday and Friday to discuss how they can strengthen ties and improve operational information exchange between the immigration departme

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St. Maarten Finance Minister inquires about investment opportunities

St. Maarten Finance Minister inquires about investment opportunities

Director of the General Pension Fund of St. Maarten (APS) Kendra Arnell (left) presents Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto (center) with the organization’s budget, in the presence of the board chairman Franklyn Richards. (APS Photo)St. Maarten Pen

Editorial - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Editorial: Investing the future

That the government is eager to get its hands on money that Pension Fund of St. Maarten has available for investment is understandable. The law requires the fund to invest 60 percent of its portfolio here and the other 40 elsewhere. The one thing t

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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A “stoked” Jaime Torres returns to Regatta

A “stoked” Jaime Torres returns to Regatta

Skipper Jaime Torres and his crew pilot Beneteau First 40.7 Smile and Wave in a handout photo from the St. Maarten Yacht Club.  St. Maarten – Jaime Torres, the skipper of the Beneteau First 40.7 Smile and Wave, will be one of the more passion

Opinion - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Letter: Open letter to Senator L. C. Fleming

Dear Senator Fleming, For you to openly say on Radio 101.5 FM that “as far as I am concerned, there is no dispute“ regarding the estate of the late Louis Constant Fleming Sr. clearly means that you are either a blatant liar or that you are com

Opinion - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Opinion: A taste of St. Maarten parliament

Life’s not always easy in our parliament and that also goes for radio listeners who put energy into making head or tail of what our parliamentarians are saying. Here is an example from yesterday’s meeting with Vromi-minister Theo Heyliger. This i

Opinion - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Opinion: Quotable: “I feel like taking all that sand and dump it at Theo’s house.”

We don’t often hear something quotable from MP Hyacinth Richardson, but yesterday he went all out with an off the cuff remark: “I feel like taking all that sand and dump it at Theo’s house.” First of all, we’d like to remark that this is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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St. Maarten Cable TV customers still experiencing outages

St. Maarten – Unanticipated technical issues led to a delay in the restoration of Cable T.V and Cablenet services last Saturday. St. Maarten Cable TV had to conduct the planned outage so the company’s technical team could relocate the fiber to th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Holiday to be presented with good governance thesis on Wednesday

“Governance success...through broad participation and constant information” St. Maarten – “Governments of small countries deliver excellent results when they involve as many local players as possible, including opponents.” That line sums

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St. Maarten Realtors and Tax Department target information to condo owners

St. Maarten – The Real Estate Association of St. Maarten (RAM) and the Tax Department have agreed to work together to inform condo owners of their specific tax obligations. There is no legal requirement for condo owners to pay property tax, but the

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St. Maarten Zoo gets $500 from former teacher

St. Maarten Zoo gets $500 from former teacher

St. Maarten - Els O’Connor – a former school teacher here – donated $500 to the St. Maarten Zoo recently. The money was collected during her 75th birthday party. O’Connor asked party guests to bring money instead of buying gifts. “At my

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Challenges persist with St. Maarten’s new country dialing code implementation

St. Maarten – Nearly three and a half months after the dialing code (+1-721) was launched on September 30 there are still international providers that have not programmed it into their switches. This means that people calling from abroad will still

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Haachchi pushes greater involvement on Kingdom matters

St. Maarten – Member of the Dutch Second Chamber for Democratic (D66) party Wassila Haachchi is highly anticipating the proposal from that body’s Presidium in response to a motion for Members of Parliament and ministers from the countries in the

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Minister and Cft sign cooperation protocol at office opening

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto and Chairman of the Board of financial supervision (Cft) Age Bakker will jointly open the latter body’s office in St. Maarten on Tuesday evening. The opening, which will follow a meeting between the C

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Dominique Riboud joins Union for Democracy

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Dominique Riboud, who headed a list of his own in 2007 and planned to again this year, has announced he’s joining with Daniel Gibbs for the coming Territorial Council elections. Riboud said he’s joined the younger man, who

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 17, 2012

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Mixing blunder causes spotted bread

Mixing blunder causes spotted bread

The red and orange spots in this loaf of bread produced by Carls and Sons Bakery were caused by a mixing blunder. St. Maarten - Managing Director of Carls and Sons Bakery Carl Housen says red and orange spots consumers spotted in their bread last we