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French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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French St. Martin commemorates abolishment of slavery

AGREMENT, St. Martin – The French side of our island commemorated yesterday the 164th anniversary of the abolishment of slavery in Agrément where the statue of Lady Liberty took center stage. Wreaths were laid by Collectivité President Alain Rich

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Battle in school soccer competition winds down

St. Maarten - After weeks of intense competition, the weaker teams have been eliminated from the school soccer competition, some are still fighting to remain in contention and the battles among the stronger teams have intensified. In one of the q

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Citizens march against drugs

St. Maarten – A small band of concerned citizens marched through St. Peters on Saturday to express their concerns about drug abuse. Participants in this March against Drugs carried placards and banners with texts like Marijuana Kills, Smoking Kills

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Athletes warm up for Boardwalk Triathlon

St. Maarten - Without even knowing exactly who the visiting opponents are, some of the local athletes have been getting in shape to compete in the Boardwalk Triathlon next Sunday. Early yesterday morning, several men and a few women that will be

Opinion - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Charmed senses

Every good deed deserves recognition. As a staunch critic of the PJIAE, my eyes, ears and other perceptive senses were recently charmed by a representative at the airport’s information counter. With only fifty minutes before my flight to New York

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Tearful Brook Tower project leader on trial: “Minister Duncan told me to help everybody”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “You have to help everyone, but this should not be made public. If the press finds out about this it’s every man for himself. He gave me an instruction and I thought: you are the minister of justice, not I. If yo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Row over relocation convicted inmates to Simpson Bay: Prisoners knock off work and file lawsuit

POINTE BLANCHE, St. Maarten – Inmates at the Pointe Blanche prison went on strike yesterday morning, prison Director Rudsel Ricardo stated in a press release issued yesterday. Prisoners assigned to kitchen duty did not show up for work and the pris

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Graduation ceremony in Maho: American University delivers 125 new doctors

MAHO, St. Maarten - A total of 125 students of the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) took the physician’s oath from the Geneva Convention and were welcomed into the medical fraternity as doctors on Saturday. This paves the way for the new

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Man stabbed to death, attacker surrenders

St. Maarten – A man was stabbed to death on Saturday afternoon behind the Baptist Church in Sucker Garden. Police spokesman Ricardo Henson and Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos both acknowledged the incident, but were unable to confirm the victim’s name

Editorial - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Editorial: Courtroom Drama

The trial of Brooks Tower project leader Evelyn H. offered plenty of courtroom drama yesterday. The career civil servant is looking at a mild sentence but the damage the whole affair has done to her life is devastating. That damage is beyond repair

Opinion - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Opinion: Brooks Tower fiasco

We’ll make a genuine effort to wrap our mind around the Brooks Tower fiasco. The court case against Evelyn H. yesterday made clear that what should have been a decent solution for the islands illegal residents has turned into an incredible mess. W

Uncategorized - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Stella Simmons attends Anguilla Literary Festival

ANGUILLA - So you want to be a bestselling author? The real deal. That was the topic of keynote speaker Terry McMillan, at the inaugural Anguilla Literary Festival on Friday. The best-selling US author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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St. Martin Book fair opens Thursday at Belair Community Center

St. Maarten – The organization of the tenth annual St. Martin book fair has released its official program. It begins on Thursday evening at eight o’clock with the opening ceremony at the Belair Community Center. Keynote speaker for this event is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Sara Florian and Max Rippon at St. Martin book fair

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT - The St. Martin Book Fair has always attracted a diverse group of authors, novelists and poets through the years and this year is no exception. With authors hailing from the USA, Italy, Barbados, Singapore and more, attendees wil

Opinion - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Opinion: Supersized noise

While politicians in St. Maarten as usual have better things to do, the discussion about noise pollution and the damage supersized noise could do to one’s hearing is reaching a critical point. In Aruba, there is already a push for legislation to re

Editorial - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Editorial: Remarkable (Strike at prison)

There are two versions about the reason for the strike at the Pointe Blanche prison and they don’t match. Given the limited communication coming from the prison management, we tend to believe what the attorney for the Inmates Association told this

Opinion - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Opinion: Spelling

Everybody makes mistakes and we here at the Today newspaper are no exception. We’re not asking for forgiveness for every spelling error that slips into the daily columns of Today: we simply make honest efforts to keep them to a minimum. In this c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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St. Joseph School students visit parliament

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - On Friday morning fifth graders from the St. Joseph Primary School, accompanied by their teacher and a parent, visited the parliament building. Parliament President Gracita Arrindell commended the parent who took time off f

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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Beach cleanup contractor causes pollution Orient Bay, St. Martin

MOUNT VERNON, St. Martin – The Réserve Naturelle is looking for witnesses to establish who opened the channel from the Etang de Chevrise to the open sea in Orient Bay and caused polluted water to flow through it. However, last Monday the contracto

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2012

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TelCell presents roaming gift for St. Dominic primary school trip

SOUTH REWARD, St. Maarten – Mobile provider TelCell donated 50 Top-Up cards to St. Dominic Primary school sixth-form students and their chaperons for an unforgettable end-of term Caribbean cruise that kicks off in Puerto Rico next week. The crui