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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Government gets new revenue from internet domain name

Government gets new revenue from internet domain name

Chief Executive Officer of SX Registry Normand Fortier (left) hands Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers a flag with St. Maarten’s domain name: .SX. to mark the official launch. (Leo Brown pho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Guyanese government distances itself from Diane Douglas

GREAT BAY- The Guyana Government via its Ministry of Foreign Affairs has distanced itself from a recent media report in which resident Guyanese Diane Douglas is sited as the local contact person for the processing and issuance of biometric passports

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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MP Richardson renews call to protect Emilio Wilson Estate

GREAT BAY – Independent MP Frans Richardson announced motions to ban the use of plastic grocery bags, to protect Mullet Pond and to respect a 2007 Island Council decision to protect the Emilio Wilson Estate. Richardson made the announcements in the

Opinion - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Opinion: Legalization debate takes off in Latin America

Today has written several times on this page about the lost war against drugs and that it is time to rethink how law enforcement spends its resources. Ethan Nadelmann sent us this opinion piece about the debate in Latin America that tends towards leg

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Union Pour Le Progress (UP) party won’t endorse either runoff party

MARIGOT – President of the Union for Progress Louis Constant-Fleming says his party will not participate in Sunday’s Territorial Council election and will not endorse another party. He says they will also not be “giving any direction as where t

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Gumbs calls for rules based campaigning

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Outgoing President of the Collectivite Frantz Gumbs has urged Rassemblement, Responsabilite and Reussite and Team Daniel Gibbs to campaign according to the rules as they head into a runoff this weekend. The two parties are the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Ennia donates to Women’s Shelter

St. Maarten - A recent donation by local insurance company Ennia, will go a far way in assisting the Women’s Shelter for its continued development. The company decided to support more social projects and organizations such as the Women’s Shelter

Editorial - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Editorial: Heading to opposition

President of the Union for Progress Louis Constant Fleming and his party demonstrated that they are ready to head to opposition. In their words it’s because they accept the “expression” of the people during the first round in the territorial el

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Bahamas' tourism minister at Cft-seminar:  “Low cost access is key for stimulating tourism”

Bahamas’ tourism minister at Cft-seminar: “Low cost access is key for stimulating tourism”

President of the University of St. Martin Annelies van den Assen delivers remarks at the start of Tuesday’s seminar “Towards a strong economy for country St. Maarten” that was sponsored by the Board for financial supervision Cft in cooperat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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ICWI removes third party excesses

St. Maarten – Insurance Company of the West Indies (ICWI) has removed the third party excess from all its policies with immediate effect. The decision applies to both new and existing policies in Jamaica, Bahamas, St. Maarten, St. Kitts & Nevis, Th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Government hosts workshop on strategic economic plan on Thursday

St. Maarten – A workshop regarding the Strategic Economic Plan 2012-2022 will take place on March 22. The workshop is billed as an opportunity for the immediate design and execution of a long-term vision and strategic direction dealing with the fut

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Library hosts poetry evenings for students

St. Maarten – High school students of St. Maarten Academy, Sundial School, St. Maarten Vocational Training School and Milton Peters College participated in the first Readers Are Leaders ‘Poetry Evening’, which was held at the Philipsburg Jubile

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Actis begins testing 1 – 800 numbers today

St. Maarten – Advanced Communications and Technology Infrastructure Services (Actis) will begin testing 10 numbers today that begin with 1-800. The test is part of a broader project to allow local businesses to have 1- 800 and 1- 900 numbers. Acti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Indulgence by the Sea joins Funmiles

St. Maarten – Indulgence by the Sea became the newest Funmiles partner on Tuesday. Cardholders will be able to save and redeem points at the spa’s location at Divi Little Bay and Oyster Bay. “We’ve been looking for a way to get more locals t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2012

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Gumbs’ shooter gets lower sentence

AMSTERDAM – The Appeals Court in Amsterdam has reduced the sentence given to 38-year-old Maikel Sno who killed 19-year-old St. Maartener Ishmael Gumbs by four years. Sno was first sentenced in 2010 after he shot Gumbs multiple times at a playground