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French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Triple R wins elections: Richardson expected to be the next president of the Collectivite de St. Martin

Triple R wins elections: Richardson expected to be the next president of the Collectivite de St. Martin

Jubilant supporters of Alain Richardson’s RRR jump and wave flags in front of the Collectivite after it became clear they had won the runoff against Team Daniel Gibbs. The party won the runoff by capturing 57 percent (5, 451 votes) of the votes

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Lions holds successful health and wellness fair

St. Maarten - Saturday’s health and wellness fair organized by the Lion’s Club is being hailed a success by all who attended the free event at the Festival Village. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams led the way in a physical fitness routine at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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“Mr. Androuwos is not my friend” Marlin presses Arrindell and Heyliger on proper procedure

St. Maarten – National Alliance faction leader William Marlin has said that his efforts to point out procedural errors to President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell are not an attack on her because she is a woman. The statement is a reply to a s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Church service held in honor of Fire Fighters

St. Maarten – A church service was held at the Baptist Church in St. Peters in honor of fire fighters on Sunday as part of Fireman’s Week celebrations. The service is also the official start of a week of activities. The next event of Firemen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Wescot-Williams wants flexibility in face of new economic reality

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams issued a statement Sunday putting Thursday’s approval of the 2012 Budget in the context of the broader economy. The statement also includes references to several key issues that took center stage

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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French St. Martin second round voter turnout only slightly higher

MARIGOT, St. Martin­­ – Voter turnout in the second round of the Territorial Council elections was 2.5 percent higher than the turnout in the first round on March 18. Some 53 percent turned out last Sunday but 55.5 percent turned out yesterday.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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TelEm praises PM for joining Zumba workout

TelEm praises PM for joining Zumba workout

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (Center) joined a group of 50 Zumba enthusiasts for a fun workout at the Lions Club Health and Wellness Fair at the Festival Village Saturday morning. (Milton Pieters photo)St. Maarten - TelEm Group has showered p

Opinion - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Opinion: Credit freeze

The credit freeze on personal loans announced by the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten offers an unexpected insight in the way we live our lives. Consumer credit does exactly what it says: it consumes. People buy all kinds of stuff with it –

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Brooks: St. Martin needs a change

MARIGOT - “St. Martin definitely needs a change,” veteran politician Noreen Brooks who has been a member of the Triple R group from the inception said on Sunday.  Brooks who had temporarily moved to Maryland in the United States for the past two

Opinion - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Opinion: Stripping criminals

Is sending criminals to prison enough punishment for their wrongdoings? Herman Bolhaar, chairman of the board of attorney generals in the Netherlands says that it is not. Criminals must also pay for damages they inflict he said last week in an interv

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Editorial: Leaked e-mails

National Alliance leader William Marlin held a press conference Sunday to explain an email that he sent to Sameer Androuwos in 2010. Leader of Team Daniel Gibbs – Daniel Gibbs – has also said he has an e-mail that proves that officials on the Dut

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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St. Maarten Fire department issues fire warning due to dry spell

St. Maarten – The Fire Department is calling on the community to be careful lighted cigarettes or matches that could result in bush fires due to the dry spell that the island is currently experiencing. Even though there have been some scattered sho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Imbali focuses on child development at fun day

St. Maarten - Scores of parents, children and supporters attended the Imbali Centre for Creative Movement’s family fun day on Saturday. The event, which was held at the John Larmonie Centre, was a fundraising activity to assist the school in partic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Leonard: “Use pageant to inspire others”

Leonard: “Use pageant to inspire others”

Tamara Leonard (seated) in discussion with the Teen and Senior Carnival Queen Pageant contestants.St. Maarten - Former queen of several pageants, local entrepreneur and board member of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce Tamara Leonard took some

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 26, 2012

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Lady Grace and SCDF team up for “Carnival Time Again” jingle

St. Maarten - The general public will soon hear an upbeat, energetic 60-second jingle for Carnival 2012 on all radio stations. Entitled “Carnival Time Again” the jingle was the brainchild of veteran on-air radio personality Grace “Lady Grace”