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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2012

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Investigators are close to solving Eric Sam murder

St. Maarten – The investigation into the December 30, 2009 murder of Afoo supermarket manager Eric Yuan Sam has produced new leads, after the prosecutor’s office released pictures of the suspects in the beginning of last month. “The investigati

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Jacobs begins school tour

Jacobs begins school tour

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs (back right) stands with Principal of the Oranje School Kay Linda Phillips and students of the school during her visit on Thursday. (Valerie Brown photo)St. Maarten – Minister of E

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Antillean guilder “increasingly vulnerable”

St. Maarten – The Antillean Guilder is under pressure from external observers and analysts, who say that the currency is “increasingly vulnerable.” The Economic Outlook of the web site latinamericamonitor.com wrote this week that the measure

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Jacobs working on staffing issues

St. Maarten – There will be a new Secretary General at the Ministry of Education, Culture Youth and Sport at either the end of the year or early next year. Minister Silveria Jacobs has decided not renew a one year contract granted to Claudette Fors

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Dutch advised to assist islands in human rights

GENEVA – Participants at the Universal Periodic Review have advised the Dutch government to continue assisting Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten in the development of human rights institutions, laws and policies. This aid should be given based on a re

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ESPN Caribbean runs Heineken Regatta special

St. Maarten - ESPN Caribbean recently aired a 25 minute feature on the 32nd annual Heineken Regatta which took place from March 1 to March 4. The feature showcased the highlights and history of the competition, as well as the beauty and culture of

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Editorial: Strong message

The prosecutor’s office had some good news to report yesterday for more than one reason. First there is the announcement that the Eric Yuan Sam murder is drawing to a close after the investigation was reopened last month. The underlying cause

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Carty celebrates on silver jubilee

St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever congratulates Jules Carty on celebrating 25 years with the St. Maarten Medical Center as anesthesia assistant. “I would like to thank him for his service

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Tuitt meets Parliament on perceived deficit on Monday

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt will have a discussion with Members of Parliament on Monday about the May 9th letter the Board of financial supervision (Cft) sent to government. The core point in the letter is a request for the governme

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Scotia Bank donates to Safe Haven

Scotia Bank donates to Safe Haven

St. Maarten - Scotia Bank’s Country Manager Elie Bendaly handed over a $1, 000 donation to the Safe Haven foundation on Thursday at the bank’s Back Street location. The monetary donation was just one of the institution’s ways of giving back t

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 1, 2012

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Section of Rue de Hollande closes mid June

Section of Rue de Hollande closes mid June

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The section of Rue de Hollande between Rue Kennedy and Rue Doigt de Gant will be closed from June 11 to October 11 to allow for the complete upgrade of the roadway, communication, electrical and other networks as well as the

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EOC concludes national preparedness level is good

EOC concludes national preparedness level is good

A section of the participants at Tuesday’s meeting to assess preparedness for the 2012 Hurricane season which begins today.St. Maarten – Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Winston Salomon chaired his second pre-hurricane season meeting on Tuesday. T

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Varlack launches new book in time for Book Fair

Varlack launches new book in time for Book Fair

St. Maarten – Patricia Varlack launched a new book called, How to gain spiritual muscles recently. The self help book is a mix of teaching and storytelling and describes how people can “rise from a state of depression, burn out and physical par

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Tenth annual book fair officially opens

St. Maarten - The tenth annual book fair opened last night with a ceremony at the Belair Community Center. Shujah Reiph who founded the event in 2002 said in brief welcome remarks that the focus should be “on the kind of society we want to build.

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Jacobs: Preparations for students will be complete on time

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs has pledged to ensure that students are informed well in time of the absolute final decision on their study financing applications before the preparatory Vobas course beg

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Taxand contract put on hold

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt announced Wednesday that he’s put the multi-faceted contract granted to Taxand on hold while he reviews the manner in which it was granted. Former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has already given permi

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Mandatory integrity course begins Monday

St. Maarten – A mandatory course for all civil servants titled Integrity Dilemma Training begins on Monday  and continues until June 15. The training is part of the overall execution of the government’s integrity program. The training will be

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Opinion: The Red Bull myth

Whether the acquittal of bar manager Ester van Kippersluis will go on the books uncontested is an open question at the moment, because the Public Prosecutor’s Office is contemplating its option to appeal Wednesday’s verdict. Van Kippersluis wa

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Prime Minister joins Facebook and Twitter

Prime Minister joins Facebook and Twitter

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has started accounts on Facebook and Twitter to update and keep the public informed on the activities of the Prime Minister and her cabinet. The accounts will also allow people to follow the acti

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Government pushing for emancipation holiday this year

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs says the government is “doing all we can” to ensure that Emancipation Day – July 1 - will be a holiday this year. Parliament will meet on Monday to debate the ordin

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Delta launches JFK – SXM service on Kingdom Day

St. Maarten - Vacationing in St. Maarten becomes convenient for travelers heading to the “Friendly Island” with the launch of direct air service on Delta Air Lines from New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport to Princess Juliana Airport (SXM)

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Methodist Church places focus on men at concert

St. Maarten - The St. Peters Methodist Church is hosting a fundraising event entitled: “Men in concert”. The event will be held at the St. Dominic Secondary School Auditorium on Saturday at 7.00 p.m. “As we go towards the month of June, whic

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Military ready to provide hurricane relief

Military ready to provide hurricane relief

Officers participate in the annual Hurricane Exercise to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. (Royal Marines file photo)WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – The military command center says they are ready to provide aid to the various islands in the Du

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Opinion: Weed pass kicks in: more trouble

When the Dutch soft drugs policy threatened to become a victim of its own success, the government stepped in. Suddenly there was an urge to close down coffee shops (legal distributors of soft drugs), and when the smoke cleared the brilliant decision

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Opinion: Orvillecopter

Animal welfare organizations in the Netherlands are disgusted by a work of art that is currently on display at the ArtRai in Amsterdam: Orvillecopter. When we first saw the picture we had to think about a book we once read entitled (seriously) 101 th