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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Wescot-Williams misses wreath laying for Wathey

Wescot-Williams misses wreath laying for Wathey

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams during a previous wreath laying ceremony to honor Dr. Claude Wathey. St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams reflected on the 86th birthday of political icon and co-founder of the Democratic Part Dr. C

Opinion - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Letter: The Cost of Living or Life? – Part 1

By Emilio Kalmera Dear Editor, While moderating a debate on August 8, 2009 entitled ‘The State of the Native-indigenous St. Martin People ‘09’ on MSR Cable TV on the French side, I had the privilege to be among some very outspoken people

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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St. Maarten Prime Minister attends event honoring Bill Gates

St. Maarten Prime Minister attends event honoring Bill Gates

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (fifth right) stands with nine of the other delegation members to the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) currently being held in Washington DC. (PR MINPRESSXM Photo)WASHINGTON D.C/ST. MAARTEN - Prime M

Opinion - Posted by on July 24, 2012

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Opinion: A select few

The Cadastre management and its supervisory board have the authority to establish the tariffs citizens have to pay for services. Before the Cadastre introduced the new tariffs it informed the notaries about the changes. While this was a bit of a one-

Editorial - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Editorial: Looking to the future

The recent resignation from the board of the Tenants Association Pelican Resort Club may be the final nail in the coffin of the body that represents the former owners of a timeshare property in St. Maarten. When one looks at the facts as put forward,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Cicilia wins online vote but places third overall

Cicilia wins online vote but places third overall

Aishira Cicilia (center) performs during the judged part of the Kies je Queen competition for this year’s Summer Carnival (Zomer Carnaval) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.THE NETHERLANDS/ST. MAARTEN – Even though she got the highest number of o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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TAPRC board resigns and suggests forming new association

GREAT BAY – The five members of the board of the Tenants’ Association of Pelican Resort Club(TAPRC) have resigned from their positions effective July 17 and left it up to members to decide whether they will elect a new board or they will form a

Opinion - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Opinion: Looking to the future

The recent resignation from the board of the Tenants Association Pelican Resort Club may be the final nail in the coffin of the body that represents the former owners of a timeshare property in St. Maarten. When one looks at the facts as put forward,

Opinion - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Opinion: Fu Lin Men (part two)

Dear Editor, Many people loved my article about how St. Maarten Cable TV is fooling the customer. You pay for 12 months and you get 10 and a half month (I still do not have TV). One family absolutely did not like my article: the owners of the Chin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Three more advance in Sunset Bikini competition

St. Maarten - Caroline Mejia Paredes may have been the shortest of the contestants in the second week of the 4th annual Sunset Bikini contest, but after a magnificent display during the three segments and the support from the huge gathering she ended

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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UTS Chippie pledges support to Saba Carnival

THE BOTTOM/GREAT BAY – UTS has pledged its support to the Saba Cultural Foundation and its endeavor to stage the 2012 carnival festivities by making a financial contribution of $6, 500. The celebrations kick off today (July 23rd) with the opening J

Opinion - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Opinion: Discrimination

The D-word is a loaded gun often fired by people who have run out of sensible arguments. But there are exceptions that confirm this rule. A fine example is the humiliating defeat the SGP – a small orthodox-religious party in the Netherlands – suf

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Oceania Riveria visits twice during Caribbean debut

Oceania Riveria visits twice during Caribbean debut

St. Maarten – The Oceania Riveria will visit St. Maarten twice this winter cruise season. The first visit will be part of a 11 day itinerary themed Idyllic Isles and the second visit is part of a 14 day itinerary themed Island Holiday. This will be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Pantophlet attends Nabhood Conference

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Traffic and Transportation (TEATT) Romeo Pantophlet attends the 16th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show of the National Association of Black H

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Police issue reminder on i.d. cards

St. Maarten – The police issued a call recently for all people 12 and above to always have their identification card or passport with them at all times. People are legally bound to always have identification by the national ordinance identification

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Su Wathey signs petition against cock fighting

St. Maarten – Yesterday afternoon the number of signatures on the online anti cock fighting petition stood at 3,999, so it is expected that initiator Elaine Christopher will present her second batch of signatures to Governor drs Eugène Holiday thi

Opinion - Posted by on July 23, 2012

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Opinion: Billboards

How do citizens perceive crime and how do they perceive the system that is supposed to track down criminals, try them in court and, if found guilty, send them to prison? That was the question bothering two members of the municipal council in The Hagu

Few injured, but many shaken at Loterie Farm

Few injured, but many shaken at Loterie Farm

PIC PARADIS, St. Martin - The serenity of the Pic Paradis hillside was disturbed on Thursday morning as the island barely averted a major disaster. It looked like a case of life imitating art like the movie Speed, as the driver of a 49 seater tour bu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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 Meyers-Olivacce: “Give Jack his jacket and recognize this fact” - UP claims credit for budget approval

Meyers-Olivacce: “Give Jack his jacket and recognize this fact” – UP claims credit for budget approval

St. Maarten – The United People’s party claimed credit for the approval of the 2012 budget by financial supervisor Cft in a statement issued by interim faction leader Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce that touted the achievements of ousted finance Minister

Opinion - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Opinion: Exercise

Opinion: Exercise

Okay, we know it is summer and we know it is hot. Fortunately, it is always hot in St. Maarten, so everybody ought to be used to it. Looking around in town, on the beach, in offices, in supermarkets, it is impossible not to notice that a lot of peopl

Opinion - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Letter: Hands off the Cadastre!

Dear Editor, The reports in the media recently that 2 Members of Parliament visited the Director of the Cadastre office, which ended in an explicative laden tirade by one of the MP's, painfully but unmistakably demonstrate that some of our elected

Opinion - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Letter: Pa.. Ill.., Hi.. Ha.., Chr.. Emm.., Leop. . Ja.., T, P, G.N. F.

Another unpaid article about an aspect of St. Maarten culture: hypocrisy !The two biggest hypocrites? Chr.. Emma… and Leop.. Ja..! O.K., Patr…Ill… did not really behave nice. He should apologize, but Leop.. and Chr…should be ashamed. Instead

Editorial - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Editorial: Highest priority

The accident in Pic Paradis focuses the attention on two issues: the technical condition of the buses and the skills of the drivers of such buses. At the moment it is not possible to determine what exactly caused the accident: technical failure or h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Tour buses go through inspection every year

St. Maarten – The cause of the accident with the Dutch tour bus in Pic Paradis is still under investigation, so at this moment it is not possible to say whether it was cause by technical failure or by a human error. Martha Thewet, the head of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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St. Maarten Prime minister congratulates pan students

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams congratulated the attendees of the Dow Musical Foundation’s summer workshop on Thursday. The congratulations are coming ahead of today’s end of the camp because Wescot-Williams will not be able t

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Collectivité calls for preparedness during the hurricane season

Collectivité calls for preparedness during the hurricane season

From left Director of Technical Services Patrick Lentz, Vice president Louis Fleming and Director of the Security Commission Annick Williams during the press conference that was held at the Hotel de la Collectivite on Thursday morning.  Marigot, St

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Wathey-heirs demand money from Norman Wathey II

St. Maarten – The heirs of the late Norman Chester Wathey served papers on Norman Wathey II on Wednesday demanding payment of a penalty of 30,000 guilders ($16,760) plus the costs for serving the papers. The heirs want to collect the penalty becaus

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Telem maintenance window to affect Lowlands

St. Maarten – Telem technicians will be carrying out a cable maintenance on Friday, July 20, 2012, which will affect service in the Lowlands area, starting from Cupecoy. The maintenance window will start from 6:00 a.m. and end at approximately 12:0

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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St. Maarten sends eleven to Aids 2012

St. Maarten sends eleven to Aids 2012

The Prime Minister and Advisor to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister Emilia Thomas meet with the delegates to Aids 2012St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams will be departing for the United States on Friday to head the eleven member S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Contractors and builders advised to have hurricane plans

St. Maarten – Contractors and builders are requested to have a plan in place to prepare and secure their job sites in the event of a passing hurricane. The most active months of the hurricane season are less than two weeks away, August. Every effo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Pantophlet attends Canto telecommunications conference and trade exhibition

St. Maarten – The 28th Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (Canto) Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition will take place from July 22 - 25 in Miami under Canto’s 2012 calendar of events theme “Accelerating Broadband

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Letter: Hear them now

Dear Brother Eldridge, You should hear them now. Don’t laugh Eld, whether its radio, internet, tv, the blogs, you name it. I have heard people call you such wonderful names. Don’t laugh too hard, they might hear you. Through all the battles th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Seven Seas Water donates St. Maarten Youth Beat Foundation

Seven Seas Water donates St. Maarten Youth Beat Foundation

An appreciative group of young basketball players surround Seven Seas Water Managing Director Franklyn Richards as he makes cheque donation of 1500 U.S. dollars to St. Maarten Youth Beat Foundation recently.                     

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Complimentary copy at all branch offices – Telem publishes summer catalog with exciting offers

St. Maarten – Summer is here and so are the exciting offers of the Telem Group of Companies that can all be found in a beautifully laid out, full color “Summer Catalog 2012” now available free of charge to the general public at all Telem branc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Joint mosquito control project underway

Joint mosquito control project underway

(left to right) Maria Henry, Joel Gustave, Cedric Ramdini and Stanley Hanson.St. Maarten – Section General Public Health (SGPH) announces that an evaluation is currently underway of a joint project between the mosquito control units of the Nort

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