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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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St. Maarten students get warm and tear-filled sendoff

St. Maarten — There was hardly “a dry eye” as 58 St. Maarten students prepared to depart the Princess Juliana International Airport on Sunday to further their education in the Netherlands. There was an outpouring of emotions as the assembled pa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Sargasso weeds piling up on eastern beaches

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is once again warning about the large amounts of Sargasso Seaweed washing ashore on local beaches. Based on surveys at sea and in the air there are several large patches of Sargasso seaweed heading into t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Urban planner Van Ieperen departs to Australia

“Resistance against change is part of the process” GREAT BAY / By Hilbert Haar – “St. Maarten is not used to giving its citizens a voice. And yet this is necessary to gain support for the zoning plans that are under development. The govern

Editorial - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Editorial: It is not a funeral

For years and years we have seen the same thing. Students head to the airport to head off to the Netherlands for their studies and we see the long tears and extended hugs. One would get the impression that the annual farewell is a funeral. Well guess

Opinion - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Letter: Westin Resort generators

Dear Editor, In your edition of last Friday, you published an article about the use by the Westin of its generators and how this use is being perceived by its neighbors. While the whole tenor of this article is not exactly a shining example of ne

Opinion - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Letter: Animals are more equal than St. Maarteners

Dear Editor, My country St. Maarten has made all impossible things possible. On cock fight issue we see people from countries all over the world joining forces with so called prominent St. Maarteners (former Commissioner Michel Deher, Louis Engel

Opinion - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Opinion: Painful shame

Attorney Karel Frielink gave his vision on the instruction the Schotte-government received from the Kingdom Council of Ministers on his blog site last week. This is what he wrote. “The Kingdom government has given the government of Curacao an in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Constitutional change and economic options discussed at U.S. State Department

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with recently appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Caribbean, Central American and Cuban Affairs Liliana Ayalde during an official visit to the United States State Department last Tue

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Philipsburg Toastmasters install new board

St. Maarten - The Philipsburg Toastmasters Club installed its new board for the 2012/2013 year at a ceremony held at the Come Center on Long Wall Road recently. The executive board comprises Donna Wilson-Morrison as president, Georges Richardson as v

Opinion - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Opinion: Iconic picture taken on St. Maarten to become part of Mercedes Museum Collection

An iconic picture taken at the beach in Maho will become part of a collection at the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart next year. The picture shows a by now 23-year old Mercedes G-class car. The woman facing the camera must be Christine, the late wife of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 30, 2012

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Tour Bus crash victims seek answers

St. Maarten - MSNBC and traveler website CruiseCritic.com have picked up on the story of the tour bus crash that happened at Loterie Farm a little over a week ago. Several Freedom of the Seas cruise passengers injured while on a ship-sponsored excurs

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Department places spotlight on hepatitis this week

St. Maarten – Section General Public Health (SGPH) of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) will be posting information on the Government Information Page (GIP) about the different forms of hepatitis throughout the week as part of the observance of