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Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Opinion: Heritage

Okay, enough for now about cock fighting. How this could have been a cultural tradition in St. Maarten while the practice was outlawed on the very day in 1863 when slavery was abolished –and is illegal up to this very day - is beyond us, but we’l

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Youth central in Bastille Day commemorations

MARIGOT, St. Martin – This year’s Bastille Day celebrations, which was themed “Youth and Excellence”, placed heavy focus on young people. Some 40 percent of St. Martin’s population is under 25 and there are roughly 10, 000 young people in e

Editorial - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Editorial: Truly involving the youth

There is no doubt that President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson is an ideological man. That fact is obvious from the way he mixes convoluted terms into every speech he makes to prove that he has vision and that he wants to take his people some

Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Marley lives on – under water

Marley lives on – under water

We’re not too sure whether Bob Marley would be honored had he lived to see the day that biologist Paul Sikkel, an assistant professor at the Arkansas State University decided to call his latest discovery the Gnathia Marleyi. Sikkel discovered a sm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Samuel takes up chairmanship today

Samuel takes up chairmanship today

St. Maarten – Drs Rodolphe Samuel will spend his day on the job as President of Parliament today as he takes over from the former chair Drs Gracita Arrindell. The latter was voted out of the function on June 29 – just over a month after 10 MPs ca

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Team Dragon Blast wins sand castle competition

ORIENT BAY – Team Dragon Blast beat out eight other teams Sunday to win Lady B’s Sand Blast sand castle competition. They won a golden bucket after their dragon beat out sculptures of a sea turtle and Sponge Bob Squarepants. The competition mean

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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VKS officers participate in joint training

St. Maarten - Sixteen (16) members of the Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten (VKS) under the leadership of 1st Lt. Alain Richardson left for Curaçao over the weekend to take part in a joint training exercise with the Voluntary Corps of Curaçao (VKC) th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Art Lovers host exhibition at Porto Cupecoy

Art Lovers host exhibition at Porto Cupecoy

A view of the Art Lovers exhibition space in Porto Cupecoy.St. Maarten - Art Lovers Association will host its last artist reception for the season on July 18 at the exhibition space in Porto Cupecoy starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a reception

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Crowd pleaser Oliente is first round winner

Crowd pleaser Oliente is first round winner

Left to right is, Sophonie Massena, Tiffany Matthews, Anouska Oliente, Shantel Gerot, Mikitorya Inecia and Shanice Stephenson. Milton Pieters Photo.St. Maarten - The crowd was the decisive factor in the 4th annual Bikini Contest sponsored by Suns

Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Letter: Does anybody care for the St. Maartener?

Dear Editor, St. Maarten is a country that will remain weak because of leaders who have one interest, and people who care only of money. The members of the bar association are people with one intention - Divide and break the grassroots people of

Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Facebook’s fake-likes

That companies could buy Facebook-likes through shady third parties is not new. But it appears now that the likes a company gathered in an honest way are also not always real. There are a lot of fake-accounts that click on advertisements for likes, r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Telem assists NBA Summer Camp participant

Telem assists NBA Summer Camp participant

Telem Marketing Officer, Mrs. Marelva Jones-Felix, presents the check to Emanuel York, President of the St. Maarten Youth Beat Foundation. (Steve Allen photo)St. Maarten – Telem Group of Companies donated $1,434 to the St. Maarten Youth Beat Fo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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St. Maarten Justice Ministry hosts information day tomorrow

St. Maarten Justice Ministry hosts information day tomorrow

The police are one of the branches of the justice system that will participate in tomorrow’s information day.St. Maarten – The second annual International Justice Day celebration will be held at the Clem Labega Square in Philipsburg tomorrow.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Aruba’s airport gets positive financial rating

ORANJESTAD - Queen Beatrix Airport has retained its 'BBB' rating on outstanding bonds. The announcement was made international rating agency Fitch Ratings last week. The report is very positive about the airport’s finances and calls Aruba a mature

Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Opinion: Lethal marketing

When general practitioners start warning about the safety and effectiveness of prescription medication it’s time to pay attention. Hans van der Linde, a Dutch general practitioner wondered in a column in the Volkskrant why millions of people are ta