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French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 6, 2012

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Gibbs calls for high turnout in legislative elections

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Daniel Gibbs, who leads Team Daniel Gibbs, believes a high turnout in this Saturday’s first round of the parliamentary elections will send a clear message to national institutions in Paris that the island wants more attentio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2012

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St. Maarten Government’s personnel costs jump 20 percent in July

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – Parliament’s recent unanimous approval of the national ordinance making July 1 – Emancipation Day – an official holiday means government must find an additional 100, 000 guilders to pay police, prison office

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St. Maarten Government seeks to reduce loss of driver’s licenses

Replacement licenses to cost 300 guilders St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – The Government of St. Maarten proposes to raise the price of a replacement driver’s license to 300 guilders in order to make it less attractive for people to lose th

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St. Maarten bids to host 2014 FCCA conference

St. Maarten bids to host 2014 FCCA conference

President of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Michel Paige embraces Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Romeo Pantophlet (seated) during a family photo that includes FCCA cruise line represe

Editorial - Posted by on June 6, 2012

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Editorial: The punishing provision

Don’t lose your driver’s license. That is the message the understandable government wants to send to people with its proposal for higher fees for getting a driver’s license that is lost. While the proposal seems on the up and up, we’re a bi

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St. Martin introduces Miss Mature pageant

MARIGOT – St. Martin will have its first Miss Mature Pageant in 2013. The event is one of five pageants that the Carnival committee wants to host. All participants must be 28 or older to participate. The Dutch side of St. Maarten was the first to i

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Nagico sponsors documentary on St. Maarten

Nagico sponsors documentary on St. Maarten

Film student Laura Bijnsdorp (center) accepts cheque from NAGICO’s Executive Marketing Manager; Paul Dijkhoffz (left) and Marketing Assistant Lisa Brown (right).St. Maarten - Nagico Insurances donated $2,319.25 to local film student Laura Bijns

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Minister Pantophlet at investment breakfast in New York City

St. Maarten – Economic Affairs and Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet is this morning at an investment breakfast in New York City, organized by digital media company Hard Beat Communications and the Caribbean Tourism Organization CTO. He finds himse

Opinion - Posted by on June 6, 2012

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Opinion: The price of freedom

The government presents the approval of another public holiday as a budget neutral matter in the explanatory note to the Emancipation Day ordinance, but the truth is nearly a quarter of businesses that were asked say they anticipate they’ll make le

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2012

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St. Martin Book fair workshops get record attendance

St. Martin Book fair workshops get record attendance

Papa Umpho (second left), a brave Anansi the spider (left), and Little Miss St. Martin 2011 Kiara Meyers (fifth left), pose with a few of the youngsters in the “Children’s Room” at the 10th anniversary edition of the St. Martin Book Fai

Opinion - Posted by on June 6, 2012

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Opinion: All in the family

Something smells not pretty: the Taxand deal. Former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto was caught with his pants down on Monday when his successor Roland Tuitt revealed what he had found out. At his last press conference, Shigemoto gave the impression

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Travel Planners staff invest in pension plan

Travel Planners staff invest in pension plan

Staffers of Travel Planners pose with Ennia’s local manager Myrtille Brookson during the presentation of the final documents for their pension plan.St. Maarten - The staff of Travel Planners are now covered by a retirement plan with Ennia that

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Students have life changing experience with regional author

Students have life changing experience with regional author

St. Maarten Academy high school students are like a youthful crown above the heads of their elders at the symposium of the 10th annual St. Martin Book Fair (L-R, seated): author Fabian Badejo, HNP president Jacqueline Sample, noted Caribbean sch

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2012

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Country St. Maarten welcomes millionth cruise passenger

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten welcomed its one millionth cruise passenger on Tuesday. This is the earliest that the country has welcomed the individual in the 11 consecutive years the feat has happened. According to a release 994, 280 cruise passengers h

Opinion - Posted by on June 6, 2012

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Opinion: A crime against us all

A crime against a tourist is a crime against us all. That sentiment lives strongly, and justly, in St. Maarten where crimes against tourists await a potentially 25 percent higher punishment. It also lives strongly in Curacao, where the government fin