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Editorial - Posted by on February 8, 2012

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Editorial: Helping hand

When Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies travels to the Caribbean this week it will be for more than just a meet and greet tour. The minister has already indicated that she considers the integrity of the government in Curacao a real concern, so

Opinion - Posted by on February 8, 2012

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Opinion: Opinion polls

Opinion pollsters present non-results as news, Tom van der Meer, who teaches political science and methodology at the University of Amsterdam, wrote in an opinion piece in the Volkskrant yesterday – and the media lap up all this non-news. This is t

Opinion - Posted by on February 8, 2012

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Opinion: Trouble under the rainbow

The troubles at the Rainbow Beach Club are far from over, but it could very well happen that the lawsuits home owners at the property initiated against the project developer may come back to haunt them. Yesterday home owners complained about actions

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 8, 2012

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Catholic school parade attracts thousands

St. Maarten - More than two thousand students and two hundred teachers and parents walked the streets on Tuesday in observance of Catholic Week 2012. The event was the Catholic school board’s annual parade which saw students depicting the Seven Cor

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Minister Spies visits next Monday

St. Maarten – Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies will visit St. Maarten next week Monday as part of her tour through the Caribbean islands of the Kingdom that begins tomorrow. The program’s details for the visit are not definite yet, but

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 8, 2012

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Rainbow Beach Club owners accuse developer of terrorism

Johnny Erato: “Unable to provide services if we’re not paid” CUPECOY - “It’s like terrorism; they are holding us hostage now.” On Tuesday homeowners at the Rainbow Beach Club (RBC) awoke to find that all of the amenities that they had

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St. Maarten Audit Chamber now member of regional organization

St. Maarten - The General Audit Chamber of Sint Maarten has become a member of Carosai, the Caribbean Organization of Supreme audit Institutions. The Secretary General of CAROSAI informed the Chairman of the General Audit Chamber, Mr. Roland Tuitt,

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Community Helpdesk in St. Peters open for business

St. Maarten - The Community Helpdesk in St. Peters is open daily, with Social Services being offered by a case worker from 9AM-1PM. The location of the Community Helpdesk in St. Peters is the Rupert Maynard Community Center on St. Peters main road, a

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Toastmasters add two members

St. Maarten - Two new members have now been added to the Philipsburg Toastmasters Club. The organization which exists to train persons in the art of effective speaking and listening handed over certificates to Leopold Merrick and Patricia Williams af

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Tri-partite committee nominates Rosen and Thompson as vice chairs

St. Maarten - During the last tri-partite committee meeting, nominations were made for the first and second vice chair positions. The employer representatives nominated Jim Rosen as first vice chair and the employees’ representatives nominated Theo

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Foundation sends kids to Disney World

St. Maarten - The Generation New Status Band has plans to take a group to Walt Disney World, in Orlando Florida during the month of October. To make that trip possible, they have embarked on a fund raising drive, an effort which is expected to intens

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“Important to have similar legislation throughout Kingdom”

St. Maarten – It is important for the inheritance and legacy-legislation in St. Maarten to be similar to that in the Netherlands. Henry Parisius, president of the notary association made this clear in a meeting with the central committee of parliam

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Mondriaan Foundation happy with Living Statues Festival

St. Maarten – The Mondriaan Foundation has expressed its satisfaction with the first Living Statues festival that was held in Philipsburg on Saturday December 17. “We have great appreciation for your extended evaluation report on the Caribbean Li

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Seven Vesuvius-suspects appear in court today

St. Maarten – Seven defendants in the Vesuvius-investigation will make their first appearance in the Court in First Instance tomorrow morning for a pro forma hearing. Four of the defendants were born in St. Maarten: Adin Omar Wladimir J., 34, Carlo

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Central Committee deals with sole proprietorship legislation

St. Maarten – A Central Committee of parliament hearing about the Sole Proprietorship Law is scheduled for this afternoon at four o’clock. Several notaries and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry will give their input about the legisl

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Rain Forest Adventures holds town hall meeting

St. Maarten - Rain Forest Adventures St.Maarten plans to host a town hall meeting on Thursday to get feedback from the public on the proposed development of a part of the Emilio Wilson Estate and also present an artist impression of its Rockland Esta

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Spotlight St. Maarten donates to Sea Rescue Foundation

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association recently presented St. Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation with a check for $2,500 to assist with their future goals to ensure that they can continue to provide sea rescue operations. The St. Maarten

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Coral reefs show slight recovery

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently conducted its first bi-yearly research for 2012 on offshore coral reefs in the Proselyte area and on Frenchman’s Reef. The research was conducted using the reef check scientific diving protocol

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Five to vie for Senior Carnival Queen title

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) introduced its last set of contestants on Tuesday for its most important pageant: The Miss St. Maarten Senior Carnival Queen Pageant. Five young women between the ages of 17 and 25 wi

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St. Maarten Red Cross welcomes two Re-certified instructors

St. Maarten - Red Cross St. Maarten announced the introduction of its two newly re-certified American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructors, Reangelo Martiena and Julia Boasman. They left the island last week for Aruba to take part in the course t

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Dow and Beenie Man sing You Make Me So

GREAT BAY- St Maarten’s musical ambassador, Isidore ‘Mighty Dow’ York will be seeking to enhance his reputation now that he is in the process of doing a tune with Anthony Moses Davis, aka Beenie Man, a Grammy Award winning Jamaican reggae artis