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French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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French St. Martin Carnival Queen combines talent and confidence

St. Martin - An unforgettable talent piece and a confident prepared speech on women in politics secured 784 points for Christiana Denis who became St. Martin’s Senior Carnival Queen. The pageant was held on Friday night after a five year hiatus at

Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Opinion: Good governance

The Corporate Governance Council is a thorn in the side of Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger. For all DP-parliamentarian Leroy de Weever is concerned, the council could evaporate tomorrow and he would not lose a night sleep over it. Politicians so

Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Letter: Genesis Chapter 1

Dear Editor, Nation building is a process and method that the builders have to use correctly for a country to be successful. The question is how a country should be built? The answer is the people. Question number two is what must the people ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Jingle sought for education campaign

St. Maarten – The Vocational Education Campaign launches a jingle competition today as part of its ongoing information campaign which is themed “Always Progressing”. The contest is open to everyone and is aimed at highlighting the campaign’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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USM seeks to formalize cooperation with Uwi Open Campus and ACC

St. Maarten - “There is obviously a serious intention on the part of both the University of the West Indies (Uwi) Open Campus and the Anguilla Community College (ACC) to cooperate with the University of St. Martin (USM). USM shares those intentions

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Sports: Arey: Basketball helps you to get a good education

St. Maarten - What a group of young basketball players learnt after spending eight hours with Donnie Arey and Will Graham last Saturday can last them a life time, because not every day windows of opportunity like that is possible. Arey, a coach from

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Sports: Steelers records highest win margin to date

St. Maarten - In the 2012 Softball season which is in its third week, the ladies in the Steelers team have displayed that they can be as determined as their male counterparts when they defeated the Survivors by 34 to 0, when the competition resumed l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Sports: Clair’s goal spree highlights opening of soccer tournament

St. Maarten - With a total of 41 teams registered, the Johan Cruijff Court, in Belvedere buzzed with activity on the opening day of the annual interscholastic soccer tournament last Saturday which was organized by the St Maarten Soccer Educational Fo

Opinion - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Opinion: The never-ending story (Timeshare)

Maybe it’s just us, but we get the strong impression that there is something seriously amiss in the state of timeshare-land. One attorney told us recently that we ought to stop writing “one-sided stories about the timeshare industry.” We though

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Environmentalists benefit from sale of bracelets

St. Maarten - In their effort to give something back to the community, International Liquors and Tobacco made a monetary contribution to Nature Foundation and La Reserve de Saint Martin, over the weekend. The funds were raised through the sale of a v

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Nation prays for Prince Friso

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams says that the nation is praying for the wellbeing and recovery of Prince Friso. The 43-year-old prince, who is the second son of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, was temporarily buried in an avalanche in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Sports: La Savanna and Spartans secure spots in finals

St. Maarten - The La Savanna cricket team and the B&C Beverage Spartans have both advanced to the finals in their respective divisions after winning their semi final matches by huge margins when action in the RBTT Cup resumed over the weekend.

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Editorial: Higher powers

If it is true what attorneys for the Workers Institute For Organized Labor stated in court on Friday that the Simpson Bay Resort is employing illegals via manpower agencies to replace the fired Wifol-members and that the labor inspection and immigrat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Parliament discusses civil claims and bankruptcy today

St. Maarten – Parliament has six hearings and meetings planned for this week including Civil Claims and Bankruptcy today. Representative of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Bar Association will be present for the parliamentary hearing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Wescot-Williams welcomes assistance agreement between Caricom and Haiti

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Haiti. The agreement stipulates areas in which Caricom can assist Haiti. “I welcome the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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St. Maarten Realtors deeply examine sale and lease agreements

St. Maarten – Sale and lease agreements were the hottest topic at the recent first annual meeting of the Real Estate Association St. Maarten (Ram). The 40 realtors who attended the session at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort peppered Peter van Do

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 20, 2012

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Wifol takes another shot at Simpson Bay Resort

Union demands adherence to collective labor agreement St. Maarten – This Thursday Judge Mr. René van Veen will rule on a lawsuit against the Simpson Bay Resort Management company and the Royal Resorts Management Company. At stake is a demand by

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

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Amfo-funding disappears after 2012 “Social infrastructure will suffer severely”

St. Maarten – Without continued financing from the Antillean co-financing organization Amfo – or from alternative sources – the majority of the sixteen NGO-projects in St. Maarten would have to reduce their current activities to 30 percent.

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

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Female officer gets daylight scare

St. Maarten - The police force began investigating what may have been a shooting incident in front of the government administration building on Thursday. The Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson says that a female officer who is assisting with training re

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

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Boardwalk robbers face 3 years in prison

Defense says arrests were unjustified St. Maarten – Two suspects from Anguilla are facing a 3-year prison sentence for an armed robbery on a couple on the Boardwalk in the early morning of January 1 of this year. The Court in First Instance will

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

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Carnival season passes go on sale this Saturday

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) begins sale of its season passes for Carnival 2012 this Saturday. People can register and pay for the passes at the SCDF’s temporary office located in the parking lot at the rear of

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

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Epic organizes bird walk at Le Galion tomorrow morning

St. Maarten – Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) organizes another bird walk tomorrow morning at Le Galion on the French side. “If you have ever wondered, “What is that bird?” this is your chance to find out,” epic stated i

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

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Survey in ten districts shows: Low level of involvement in neighborhood-activities Survey in ten districts shows: Low level of involvement in neighborhood-activities

BELVEDERE – The involvement of citizens in neighborhood activities is extremely low – around 30 percent. This appears from a survey Piet Lucas did in ten neighborhoods for the Department of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations (Bak). The complete r

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Opinion: Domestic violence

The defendant who was in court yesterday morning for ill-treating his now ex-wife, represents the top of a very ugly iceberg. As the prosecutor in the case said: domestic violence is a big problem in St. Maarten. We’d say: domestic violence is a

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Opinion: The truth about debt relief

Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger created the impression at Wednesday’s press briefing that St. Maarten is entitled to 183 million guilders in debt relief – at least to the part that remains after the Netherlands covered 60 million in debts to th

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

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Man gets community service for ill-treating his wife

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Dwain Sylvio Meyers to a 4-month conditional prison sentence with 3 years of probation for ill-treating his now ex-wife on June 20 of last year. Meyers also has to do 120 hours of community servic

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

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St. Maarten House on the lookout for ‘free movers’

THE NETHERLANDS/St.Maarten - Students who do not fall under Student Support Services St.Maarten (S-4) in the Netherlands are being invited to take advantage of the services offered at St.Maarten House in The Hague. Renewing calls to connect with the

Editorial - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Editorial: Threatened witnesses

The conviction of Riviere George for the murder of his sister Angie Leblanc marks an interesting development in criminal investigation, because the appeals court accepted evidence provided by a so-called threatened witness. The court can grant this

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

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Letter: Unpaid advice about teacher’s appraisal program

Dear Editor, Paying teachers with the same diploma differently (teacher’s appraisal program) is a very bad idea. Teachers should not work harder for some extra dollars. They should work hard because they love their job and they love the children

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

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SCDF releases official St. Maarten Carnival 2012 schedule

Scotia Bank sponsors calendar again GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) released its official St. Maarten Carnival 2012 schedule on Thursday, outlining two weeks of mostly local events and concerts from the opening

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

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Coalition leaders deny row over Jules James

St. Maarten – Leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot-Williams and leader of the United People’s Party Theo Heyliger confirmed Wednesday that members of parliament from their respective parties had participated in weekend discussions on motio

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

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Claudette “CP” Peters to heat up Heineken Regatta Saturday night

St. Maarten - Claudette “CP” Peters, an Antiguan born singer/songwriter/performer who is best known for songs such as Something’s got a hold on me’, ‘All I know’ and ‘Flaunt it’, is set to perform on March 3 in Marigot for the St. Maa

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Letter: Native St. Maarten men of character

Dear Editor, It is my privilege to acknowledge some of my native people of St. Maarten heritage for making their life worthwhile and standing in defense of other people even while some of those people are criticizing them. I give lots of respect

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

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WazzUpp TV reaches over three million viewers on Caribvision WazzUpp TV reaches over three million viewers on Caribvision

St. Maarten - WazzUpp TV, the locally produced magazine show has been picked up by the regional cable network, Caribvision. The Caribbean Media Corporation’s (CMC) 24-hour cable channel was launched in August 2006, in efforts to deliver quality pro

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

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Liesbeth Spies wants more cooperation in aiding Saba and St. Eustatius

Curacao/St. Maarten – Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies has urged the government of St. Maarten to act more responsibly in assisting St. Eustatius and Saba. The call is part of a statement at the end of her introductory

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