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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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St. Maarten Prime Minister meets music legend Roberta Flack

St. Maarten Prime Minister meets music legend Roberta Flack

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams poses for an all smiles pic with Roberta Flack. What’s with the shades?St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams welcomed rhythm and blues and soul legend Roberta Flack at the Soualiga Lounge of the Princess

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Less than half of all St. Maarten school buses inspected

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – School Busing and Taxi Dispatching Inspection Department of Economic Affairs Head Martha Thewet says less than 50 per cent of school busses were inspected last week. Thewet says the driver’s had ample time to contact the de

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Hands Across the Sand at Maho Beach:  a statement against offshore oil drilling

Hands Across the Sand at Maho Beach: a statement against offshore oil drilling

Locals and tourists holding hands across the sand at Maho Beach.MAHO, St. Maarten / By Shakira Sankies - Last Saturday, locals and tourists joined hand across the sand at Maho Beach. People all over the world joined hands at their local beaches or pa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Original leaseholder Agatha upset – Ministry gave domain land away to supporters UP party

St. Maarten – Rosendo Antonio Agatha is upset with former Vromi-minister Theo Heyliger over a piece of land in Sucker Garden for which the executive council of the former Island territory granted him the right of long lease already back in 1995. Bu

Opinion - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Letter: Slow death (Timeshare St. Maarten)

In 1971, we purchased Unit 31-A1 & A2 at Mullet Bay Resorts, fort $67,500.00. For the next ten years, the income (when we weren't using our vacation home) paid off our mortgage, and also gave us an expense free vacation five or six times a year! As

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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“Tunnels would cost more than the entire budget”

St. Maarten – Jeff Berger, the CEO of JMB communications and the publisher of the online newsletter St. Maarten Weekly reported this weekend on his site that he an extended discussion with former commissioner and Minister Theo Heyliger about ten ye

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Belvedere’s affordable homes project reaches milestone

Belvedere’s affordable homes project reaches milestone

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Vice Prime Minister William Marlin, attended the rafter wetting ceremony at the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation for its new affordable housing project called the Belvedere Villas. Th

Opinion - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Opinion: For the love of St. Maarten

Today we publish two letters from timeshare owners on our opinion page. They reflect a sentiment that bears bad news for our island’s economy. Timeshare owners are leaving the island in droves because they are no longer willing or able to put up wi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Nurses offer free instructions about breastfeeding

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The nurses of the obstetricians and gynecologists ward at the St. Maarten Medical Center are giving free instructions to mothers about breastfeeding today and tomorrow. Interested mothers of newborns are free to visit the ward

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Public Health ministry asks help to locate stolen handbag

St. Maarten – The Department of Communication sent out a press release yesterday with a remarkable content: a cry for help by the head of the Collective Preventive Services to help her find her stolen handbag. According to the press release, the h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Hurricane watchers predict more storms

St. Maarten - The Colorado State University Hurricane Forecast Team slightly increased its overall seasonal forecast recently, while still calling for a slightly below-average remainder of the season due to the likely development of El Nino.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Peak hurricane season approaches

Peak hurricane season approaches

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Atlantic hurricane season has already seen five storm systems form so far. With four months still to go, Disaster Coordinator and Fire Chief Winston Salomon of the Office of Disaster Management says residents should see

Editorial - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Editorial: Fresh opportunity

Curacao is getting ready for new elections on October 19, even though the opposition managed to present a new majority to Governor Goedgedrag. This could have been the smooth transaction without months of uncertainty that the country needs, but the g

Opinion - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Letter: Mysterious photo

Dear editor, The photo in one of our daily newspapers portraying St. Maarten's ex deputy Prime Minister Theo Heyliger in the company of two Italian residents of this Island, vividly expresses the political situation on this Island. The ex deput

Opinion - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Letter: Heavy heart (Pelican – Simpson Bay Resort)

It is with a heavy heart I write this letter. We have been owners of Pelican (Simpson Bay Resort) since 1983 we have seen many change many problems That I am sure you are well aware of. My parents were the ones that had the charter seats on Pan Am. T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Ombudsman info sessions begin next week Wednesday

St. Maarten – Ombudsman dr. Nilda Arduin is getting ready for a series of information meetings with citizens in their districts. The first meeting will take place next week Wednesday evening from 7.30 p.m. at the Melford Hazel sports complex on arc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Five youngsters certified as open water scuba divers

Five youngsters certified as open water scuba divers

Instructor David Botha surrounded by four of the five scuba divers. St. Maarten - In an attempt to further introduce the youth of St. Maarten to the island’s unique underwater environment and also to the sport of scuba diving, the Nature Found

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Berger foresees additional Jet Blue flights to St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Jeff Berger’s online newsletter St. Maarten Weekly speculated last week about the possible future plans of low cost carrier Jet Blue for St. Maarten. Referring to an article that appeared in local media, Berger went back to a story

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Tamarind Hotel keeps its friends up to date

St. Maarten – Paul Ingram, the managing director of the tamarind Hotel in Pointe Blanche keeps his customers up to date about developments at the establishment. In an update he sent out to the “Friends of the Tamarind Hotel” Ingram posted a ser

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Landowner Lawrence knows nothing about airport expansion

Landowner Lawrence knows nothing about airport expansion

GRAND CASE, St. Martin - The expansion of the Grand Case airport in L’Esperance is expected to begin by the end of this year, but so far no contact has been made with Rex Allen Lawrence who owns the property the Collectivité needs to realize the p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Everything Caribbean and its untraceable Facebook page

St. Maarten - Everything Caribbean is a web site that will organize signature events, promote carnivals music festivals, and offer travel packages to these events. It will feature articles on entertainment, tourism and culture. The vision of Everythi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Minister De Weever calls for renewed commitment – World Breastfeeding Week marks twentieth anniversary

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – Sint Maarten has joined the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action to celebrate the annual Breastfeeding Awareness Week that kicked off last week Wednesday and ends tomorrow. The event started in 1992 and celebrates its twentie