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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 13, 2012

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PM wishes students and teachers a safe and fruitful school year

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams also issued her remarks wishing the community of St. Maarten and particularly students, teachers and parents a successful, safe and fruitful new school year. The prime minister said that she hopes s

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Anoushka Oliente is the new bikini queen

St. Maarten - Using her well defined physique to her advantage, 19-year-old Anouska Oliente secured 754 points after four tantalizing appearances and won a car for her efforts when the curtains went down on the 4th annual Sunset Grill & Bar Bikini co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 13, 2012

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Hindu community celebrates Janmashtami

GREAT BAY / MARIGOT - Shravan vad 8 celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna, one of the most venerated incarnations in the Hindu Dharma. This religious festival is celebrated all over India and other parts of the world in the month of August/Septem

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“Hard Rock will be a plus for St. Maarten”

St. Maarten – While Simpson Bay Resort director Mark Miller said yesterday that negotiations with the Seminole tribe of Florida are still ongoing and that there is nothing concrete to report at the moment, Roddy Heyliger, a corporate and government

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Simpson Bay Resort confirms ongoing negotiations with Seminole Tribe “Trend in timeshare a ticking time bomb for the economy”

St. Maarten – The Simpson Bay Resort and Marina is still looking for a buyer. Director Mark Miller confirmed to this newspaper yesterday that representatives of the Seminole Tribe in Florida paid a visit to St. Maarten two weeks ago. “There are s

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Construction activity on disputed piece of domain land Agata sends ultimatum to Vromi-minister Marlin

GREAT BAY – Rosendo Antonio Agata is intensifying his fight to get a piece of domain land on the Sucker Garden Road that was promised to him already seventeen years ago and that was given by the previous government to two supporters of the United P

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Supermarket in Cay Bay robbed for second time Police shoot young suspect in the hip

GREAT BAY- A robbery in progress at Blue Fox supermarket on Friday led to one suspect being shot and the second suspect escaping as the police walked in on the robbery. A police patrol was driving on Cay Bay Road around 9 p.m. according to police spo

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Minister Jacobs back to school message “Success will be determined by your strength of character”

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – Education Minister Silveria Jacobs offered words of encouragement and empowerment to all students, management and staff of all schools, parents and the community at large at the beginning of the new school year. “As we strive

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Youth Day message Minister Jacobs “Government is making progress with upgrading sports facilities”

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) –Yesterday was International Youth Day – a United Nations initiative that this year carried the theme Building a better world, partnering with youth. “It is with renewed dedication and commitment to improving the services t

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Cineclub shows The Chorus at Philipsburg library tonight

GREAT BAY – Tonight Cineclub St. Maarten shows the movie The Chorus, at 7.30 p.m. at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. The bar will be open and tickets will be for sale from 7 p.m. The chorus tells the story of Clément Mathieu who takes a job teac

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School year begins; buses back on the road Inspection calls for incident free year

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – Another school year begins today, and the school busing and taxi dispatching inspection department of Economic Affairs reminds motorists in a press release issued yesterday to drive safely. Hundreds of students will start and en

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Supervisory training available at Wifol

GREAT BAY- Workers who want to attain supervisory positions and other forms of promotion have the option to enlist in a training course the Caribbean Institute for Social Education Foundation (CIFSEF) offers. As the training arm of Wifol, CIFSEF prov

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Tropical depression 7 disintegrates

GREAT BAY – The remnants of tropical depression seven rumbled westwards yesterday afternoon at a speed of around 20 miles per hour. There was just a 10 percent chance for the system to redevelop into a tropical cyclone during a 48-hour period that

Editorial - Posted by on August 13, 2012

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Editorial: Highly unusual

The case of Rosendo Agata (see our front page story) could very well be the tip of an iceberg. Kept begging for a piece of land that was granted to him in long lease seventeen years ago, Agata now has to look on while others are building on the plot