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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Ombudsman awaits reaction minister on Cadastre report

St. Maarten – Ombudsman dr. Nilda Arduin is awaiting a reaction from Vromi minister William Marlin on the report about the Cadastre before commenting on criticism from Cadastre director Clemens Roos, her Secretary General Patricia Philips told this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Long serving justice staffers honored – Justice Ministry focuses on successes during special commemoration

St. Maarten - Countries throughout the world celebrated International Justice Day, yesterday, and in St. Maarten it was no different. While many parts of the world saw protests for more attention to be placed on war, genocide and combating human traf

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Poet declines invitation, but: Lasana Sekou’s poetry at event for Olympic Games in London

GREAT BAY - St. Martin poetry is now among what the London Evening Standard called the pick of the world’s poetry in London for the Olympic Games, set to open in the UK capital on July 27, in spite of the fact that poet Lasana Sekou turned down an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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MP Jules James withdraws complaint against Laville

St. Maarten – United People’s party MP Jules James has withdrawn his complaint against independent MP Romain Laville, Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos told The Today Newspaper yesterday afternoon. On Monday June 11 there was a confrontation between

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Governor recommends a culture of lawfulness

St. Maarten- Governor drs Eugene Holiday has recommended that St. Maarten adopt a culture of lawfulness and invest in the education of its youth population for a strong, stable and just society. He was speaking at the official ceremony at the Clem La

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Wicsu/Psu pleased with Tuitt’s openness

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (Wicsu/PSU) says Finance Minister Roland Tuitt assured them in a meeting on June 19 that the cost of living adjustment for 2010 will be paid at the end of July. The minist

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Drum Band gets donation from regional cable association

St. Maarten – Through the generosity of the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA), Generation New Status STM Drum Band is the recipient of a $1, 000 grant from the association’s 2012 Community Charities Program. Generation New

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Anti cock-fighting petition close to 4,000 signatures

St. Maarten – The petition against legalizing cock fighting in St. Maarten stood at 3,975 yesterday afternoon. Good2Go and Light Workers SXM founder Elaine Christopher initiated the petition drive that started on June 8. Sylvie Ries from Luxembourg

Opinion - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Letter: Fu Lin Men

No TV! I called Cable TV. Answer: in about three weeks we will come over to see what your problem is. How wonderful! I did not have to wait for a year, in three weeks they were going to solve my problem. O.K, I missed my beloved Wimbledon tennis, I m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Prime minister opens Independent Baptist Youth of the Caribbean Conference

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the Independent Baptist Youth of the Caribbean Conference on Monday evening at the Browlia Maillard Campus of the Methodist Agogic Center in St. Johns Estate. Governor drs Eugene Holiday and a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Leopold James – A personal tribute to Eldridge van Putten

St. Maarten – Leopold James, founder of the St. Maarten Nation Building Foundation, pays a personal tribute in the following statement to social activist Eldridge van Putten who passed away last Friday at his Rambaud home. “St. Martin / St. Maar

Editorial - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Editorial: More work needs doing

The justice ministry placed focuses on its successes yesterday, and while we’re sure that will good for morale, we believe that there also needs to be some time devoted to the failings of the system and how those can be repaired. For example while

Opinion - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Opinion: A lost habit

The Opec oil-boycott against the Netherlands in 1973 should have taught the Dutch a couple of things, like not taking prosperity for granted. Gas was rationed, the government introduced car-free Sundays and it advised the population to close the curt

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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French St. Martin begins converting Dutch St. Maarten driver licenses

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Vice president in charge of the Community and Sustainable Development Guillame Arnell and Territorial Councilor with responsibility for transport Louis Fleming presented Melvin Hunt Jr. and Emile Larmony with French drivers lice

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Kooyman opens temporary outlet

St. Maarten – Kooyman is opening a temporary K-Outlet tomorrow with a wide range of items and offering discounts while it does renovations at the Kooyman Megastore in Cay Hill. The outlet is located next to the Kooyman MegaStore at Cay Hill and wil

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Epic seeks volunteers for mangrove planting

St. Maarten – Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) seeks volunteers to help with planting Red Mangroves along Little Key and other parts of the Simpson Bay lagoon this coming Thursday. The planting has the support of Isle de Sol marina,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Cooperation on driver’s licenses also desired – Richardson presses for Police Treaty’s implementation

St. Maarten - President of the Collectivité de St. Martin Alain Richardson has urged his St. Maarten counterparts to strengthen cooperation between the two sides of the island by swiftly implementing the Police Treaty agreed to by the Dutch and Fren