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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Animal groups make case against cock fighting

Leonard: “It’s in their blood” St. Maarten – Members of parliament are split over whether cock fighting should be banned. Several of them made their position clear on Thursday during a central committee meeting that was attended by several

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Man who killed diabetic sister faces same sentence on appeal

Man who killed diabetic sister faces same sentence on appeal

Riviere George (r) enters the courthouse together with Christian Lloyd-killer Anthony Spencer. Milton Pieters Photo.St. Maarten – Solicitor-general mr. Anton van der Schans demanded 11 years and 6 months imprisonment against Riviere George; the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Vocational education team consulting businesses on skills and opportunities

Vocational education team consulting businesses on skills and opportunities

A section of participants at Wednesday’s consultation hosted by the vocational education team. (Photo contributed) St. Maarten – The vocational education team met representatives of construction, utility, maritime, hardware and infrastructur

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Road diversions set up in Grand Case

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Motorists heading to Grand Case will have to look out for traffic diversions because of road repairs being carried out in the area. The deviations were announced by the Collectivité of St. Martin on Thursday. “The Collect

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Tourism bureau moves to new location

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau has moved to Unit 9 & 10 in the Krippa building, which is across from Sang’s supermarket on the Juancho Yrausquin boulevard. The bureau has also set up a temporary telephone number - (721) 526-8284 – b

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Two students sail on tall ship

Two students sail on tall ship

Veerle Rolus (maritime school) and Rien Korteknie (Sbo)GREAT BAY/MARIGOT – Two trainees in the will have the chance to sail aboard the tall ship “Eendracht” for a week during a journey from St. Martin to Bermuda. They will pay nothing for the j

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Christian Lloyd-killer Spencer sets postponement-record

Christian Lloyd-killer Spencer sets postponement-record

Anthony Ray Spencer is in custody again after his brief escape from prison in October of last year.St. Maarten – Anthony Ray Spencer, the 42-year-old who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for the January 23, 2010 murder of Christian Ll

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Constraints of world economy key point for Oct leader

St. Maarten – An expression of deep concern about the global financial crisis and economic recession that has caused considerable disruption to the economies of the European Union (EU) and Overseas Countries and Territories (Oct) forms part of the

Opinion - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Opinion: Miracle tree

Honestly, we had never heard of the Moringa-Oleifera-tree in our life. But now we have, and this freshly acquired knowledge got us thinking about what such a tree could do for St. Maarten. It is also known as drumstick tree and its main attraction is

Opinion - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Opinion: Marching orders

In June 2010, former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards addressed the Antillean platform of the association of Dutch municipalities VNG. The subject matter was St. Maarten’s corporate governance code. The former island council approved the code unanimo

Opinion - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Opinion: Gambling prevention

Wow, casino managers, attention please. Today Marco Rosman publishes his book 'Rien ne va plus', an excellent title for a book about gambling. Rosman worked two decades for state monopolist Holland casinos. The government thought that, by giving Holl

Opinion - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Betrayal

Dear Editor: When earlier this week Louie Laveist, the “Honorable” Member of Parliament, talked about “Betrayal of the people of St. Maarten” by Deputy Prime Minister Heyliger, I became very nauseous. Now I know Minister Heyliger is perfectl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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“The worst thing you can ever do is get used to death, the minute you feel you get too detached or even attached, it’s time to move on. But it is hard to quit.” –Mortician Orlando Vanterpool

“The worst thing you can ever do is get used to death, the minute you feel you get too detached or even attached, it’s time to move on. But it is hard to quit.” –Mortician Orlando Vanterpool

Orlando K.K Vanterpool.By: Torana Granston What started out as a lingering curiosity into the world of the dead is now reaping big rewards for thirty four year old mortician Orlando Vanterpool. With dual functions as director and embalmer at t

Editorial - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Editorial: Corruption

There is never a shortage of stories about corruption – here or elsewhere, but hard proof is seldom readily available. The Dutch Freedom Party considers St. Maarten a pirate’s nest, but now the Vatican of all places is (again) in the limelight as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Divi Little Bay hosts jazz cruise

Divi Little Bay hosts jazz cruise

The Kenny Neal Band, may have been replicated, but never duplicated and that fact was evident in the followers who arrived aboard the Holland America yesterday.St. Maarten - Tourism on St Maarten took on a new meaning with the arrival of legendary rh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 27, 2012

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Students broaden horizons on Puerto Rico trip

Students broaden horizons on Puerto Rico trip

The 15 students in year two of the international baccalaureate diploma program at St. Dominic High and three teachers who went to Puerto Rico recently posed at the airport just before their departure on January 18.St. Maarten – Fifteen students