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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Diesel and cooking gas become cheaper Wednesday

St. Maarten – Diesel and cooking gas will become cheaper on Wednesday when a reduction ordered by the Minister of Tourism, Economic, Traffic and Telecommunication Romeo Pantophlet takes effect. The prices of unleaded gasoline (2.49 guilders per lit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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St. Maarten Parliament welcomes Samuel

St. Maarten Parliament welcomes Samuel

Samuel accepts congrats St. Maarten – Members of Parliament from both sides of the divide had nothing but good words for drs. Rodolphe Samuel after reviewing his credentials for the membership of parliament. Samuel still has to be sworn in by Gove

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Fracas outside parliament building leads to criminal investigation Romain Laville apologizes for death threats against James

St. Maarten – Independent MP Romain Laville used yesterday morning’s parliament meeting to offer his apologies to the people of St. Maarten, to the parliament and to United People’s party MP Jules James for an incident that took place outside t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Ufa presses de Weever to do more on labor front

St. Maarten– The advisor of the United Federation of the Windward Antilles Willy Haize has requested Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever to give attention to a number of areas that the union is concerned abou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Students make end-of-term visits to TelEm

St. Maarten – Students of the Sr. Marie Laurence School in Middle Region and of the St. Joseph Primary School on Front Street visited TelEm Group’s main building on Pond Island earlier this month to learn all they can about their local telecommun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Seven Seas Water donates to Dance Theatre of St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Dance Theatre of St. Maarten is the latest recipient of a donation made by Seven Seas Water (St. Maarten). The donation of $1, 500 was recently made to the group by Seven Seas Water Managing Director Franklyn Richards. Directors of Da

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Mullet Pond worth nearly $800,000 in economic activity

St. Maarten - The Nature Foundation, over the course of five months, conducted a research project and compiled a report on the biological status of the Mullet Pond section of the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The purpose of this report was to create a more in-

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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De Weever tours Seven Seas water plants

St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor Cornelius De Weever recently took a tour of the Seven Seas desalination and production operations in Cupecoy and Cay Bay recently. The minister, staffers of the Inspectorate of P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Nicole de Weever: “Arts is reaching to a place that it is no longer just entertainment.”

St. Maarten - “I am climbing on the backs of people before me who did not have an option or opportunities like I do today.”  So says Nicole de Weever, acclaimed St.Maarten dancer, Broadway performer and cultural ambassador. De Weever has been re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Governors review status of countries

St. Maarten – Governor Eugene Holiday and his colleagues from Curacao (Frits Goedgedrag) and Aruba (Fredis Refunjol) discussed the current political situation in Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, financial and economic developments, regional developm

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Union for Progress endorses Arnell

MARIGOT - More support keeps coming in for the Triple R candidate Guillaume Arnell who is contesting the Legislative Elections for the Deputy in the French Senate. The latest support comes from vice president of the Union for Progress Felicia Baly-St

Editorial - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Editorial: Death threats (MP Laville vs MP James)

The stunt independent MP Romain Laville pulled on Monday night is rather unique in the political history of St. Maarten. His anger towards MP Jules James culminated in verbal threats to shoot and kill his adversary. Now Laville has apologized in p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Prosecution appeals Red Bull-case

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office has appealed the acquittal of Ester van Kippersluis in the so-called Red Bull-case, Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday. The 32-year-old bar manager was arrested on April 30

Opinion - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Opinion: Swear words

A good thing also that Romain Laville does not live in Middleborough, a suburb of Boston, where citizens have joined forces to tackle swearing in public. A proposal by the local police chief to punish swearing in public with a $20 fine won the approv

Opinion - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Opinion: Remarkable (MP Laville apologizes to MP James)

After Romain Laville offered his apologies in parliament for his out of control behavior on Monday night towards Jules James, the latter got up and accepted. Then James gave the parliament some insight into what had transpired. It seemed the right th

Opinion - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Opinion: Happy birthday everyone

Many people consider it the highlight of the year – even before Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter: their birthday. But researchers have found that there is a downside to this happy event: people run a 14 percent higher risk to die on their birthda

Opinion - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Opinion: Hurt feelings

United People’s party MP Ruth Douglas made a remark in parliament yesterday that deserves closer scrutiny. Speaking about the argument between fellow-MPs Romain Laville and Jules James (who had just more or less graciously offered and accepted apol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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St. Maarten Police update Spies on cooperation

St. Maarten - Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies has heard firsthand about the experience that officers from the Netherlands and officers here have in working with each other. The Dutch officers are here to supplement

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2012

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Community officers begin mentorship program

St. Maarten – Miami Garden Police Chief Matthew Boyd and Head of the Miami Dade School of Justice Dr. Hector Garcia are in St. Maarten to mentor the five community officers. The mentorship period, which began on June 11, is part of the overall trai