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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 14, 2012

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Causeway project started, environment ignored

Thompson (Epic): “When were the building permits on public review?” St. Maarten – A dredger dumping sludge and sand into the Simpson Bay Lagoon at the end of the airport’s runway last week set off alarm bells with Rueben Thompson, the inde

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MP George Pantpophlet: “Avoid the blame for mess the new government did not create”

St. Maarten – “The task ahead for the incoming government is one of humongous proportions. But it is not an impossible one,” National Alliance MP George Pantophlet stated in a press release issued yesterday afternoon. “The statement “all

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St. Maarten switches to new exit code for international calls

Changes become effective tonight St. Maarten – A new 011 dialing code for international calls out of St. Maarten to other parts of the world will go into effect Monday night – so long as all goes well with the final fine-tuning of various tele

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on May 14, 2012

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Be Wise kids make eco-hike with basketball coach Arey

MARIGOT - In cooperation with the Réserve Naturelle of Saint Martin and the Brigade for the prevention of juvenile delinquency BPDJ children of the Be Wise Foundation and the Basketball Association of Saint Martin set out for an eco-citizen hike tha

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South Reward resident wins 6 months free internet

St. Maarten - UTS announced Cavin Bridgewater of South Reward as the winner of 6 months Caribserve Broadband Internet service this weekend. During select nights of Carnival the Chippie promo team conducted a survey in the Festival Village amongst Chi

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Progress committee meets with St. Maarten’s prime minister

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Last Thursday Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with the progress monitoring committee. Sint Maarten’s representative on the committee is Richard Gibson Sr. The progress committee was established by Kingdom partner

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on May 14, 2012

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Softball Association recognizes mothers and daughters

St. Maarten - As several countries around the world celebrated mother’s day, the St Maarten softball Association has made the day a very special one for a few ladies that have contributed in one way or the other to the development of the game on th

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Mother’s Day karaoke festival brings soulful renditions

St. Maarten - “Come on up and carry your own key” was the challenge issued to all those who attended the Aging With Grace (AWG) foundation’s Mother’s Day karaoke festival. The event was held at the Port-de-Plaisance rotunda on Sunday and w

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Dominican voters come out to support Danilo Medina

St. Maarten– The excitement is growing among voters from the Dominican Republic over the presidential elections that are scheduled for this upcoming Sunday. As the pictures show, support among voters in St. Maarten is in favor on Danilo Medina, his

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Drowned man buried at Cul-de-Sac cemetery

St. Maarten – The identity of the man whose body was found in the Simpson Bay Lagoon last week Sunday has been identified, based on identification papers he was carrying. The drowned man is a Portuguese citizen, Luis Rodriguez, aged 34. He has b

Editorial - Posted by on May 14, 2012

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Editorial: Here we go again

Concerns about the way work on the causeway across the lagoon is done obviously create that here-we-go-again feeling. It is that we have observant environmentalists on our island, otherwise contractors would simply do what they do best: ignore all

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Brain storm about health care needs elderly citizens

St. Maarten - Are health care workers in St. Maarten adequately trained to address the rights and specific needs of older people? That was the central question during a recent brainstorming session the Public Health Ministry’s section general healt

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Impressive turnout for Nature Valley Duathlon

St. Maarten - The Nature Valley Duathlon at Le Gallion early yesterday morning provided the perfect opportunity for the young participants to emulate their peers; those that witnessed the series of races were not disappointed. Originally, the orga

Opinion - Posted by on May 14, 2012

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Opinion: The sandwich anniversary

We’re addicted to useless information and the following definitely falls in that category: the sandwich turned 250 years of age this weekend. In the southeast of England is a place called – you got that right – Sandwich. The good citizens of

Opinion - Posted by on May 14, 2012

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Opinion: A return to tolerance

To say that there is election fever in the Netherlands is an overstatement. There is a long hot summer ahead and for the time being people are more thinking about the European soccer championship in Kiev and about the scary opponents the national tea

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St. Maarten’s Airport explores business aviation at Swiss convention

St. Maarten - Princess Juliana International Airport will be represented at the twelfth annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva. The convention in Switzerland begins today and concludes on Wednesday. PJIAE operations

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Court denies Wathey-heirs speedy handling of appeal

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice rejected a request by the Wathey-family to cut the terms for handling their appeal against an April 13-court ruling from two weeks to one week and to plead the case within two weeks. The court ruling is par

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St. Maarten’s Parliament meeting postponed

St. Maarten – The meeting of parliament scheduled for this morning has been postponed until an unspecified later date so that MPs are able to attend the funeral service for the late Jane Eliza Richardson-Proctor, the mother of National Alliance MP

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V-Day in Festival Village on Saturday

Minister calls on citizens to update vaccinations St. Maarten - This Saturday there is a vaccination campaign at the festival village, organized by the Ministry of Public Health Social Development & Labor’s section youth health care in coope

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St. Maarten surfaces in top-ten island in the world, with stinging side-notes

St. Maarten – Outgoing Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Franklin Meyers said in a press release issued this weekend that he is “very pleased that the country has been ranked ninth among the best islands in the world, according to US News