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St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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“Morgan-ettes” win all female sports competition

St. Maarten - After a display of team work and dexterity the Captain Morgan team secured enough points to be crowned as the championship team in the 2012 All Female Sports day event which was held at the Omni Sports Auditorium in Galisbay on Sunday.

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Killer shot to death in prison Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – Kenroy Mana Mana Stefania, a 40-year old inmate in the Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon - the prison in Curacao - was shot to death by fellow-inmates yesterday morning. Stefania was serving a 38-year sentence for a series of violent arm

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Air France-KLM posts net loss and halves operating loss

THE NETHERLANDS - Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM on Monday announced a second quarter net loss of 895 million and a halving of its operating loss to 66 million euro. The widening of net loss from 197 million euro to 895 million euro is the resul

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Opinion: Silly season

The silly season is here, but you wouldn’t know it this year around, because there is plenty of news – at least in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the world. In most languages the silly season is linked to, believe it or not, cucumbers. The Dutc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Emilio Wilson Estate development continues brewing – Foundation urges Marlin and MPs to keep their promise

St. Maarten - The Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation is extremely disappointed but not at all surprised that Rain Forest Adventures has stopped the archaeological survey being carried out by the St. Maarten Archaeological Centre (SIMARC). In a statement

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Opinion: Expensive medication

Suppose you have a dear family member that suffers from, say Pompe disease or Fabry disease. If it were up to the Dutch board for healthcare insurances CZV they’ll soon have to pay for their own medicine – a feat few, if any, will be able to pull

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Hundreds of permits await approval at Vromi-ministry

Extra capacity needed to deal with backlog to 2006 St. Maarten – At the end of last year the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) still had 356 pending permit applications dating back to the period 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Court House Alley hub for addicts and vagrants

Court House Alley hub for addicts and vagrants

Homeless on Hendrick Straat St. Maarten / By Torana Granston - Businessowners in the Court House alley (Hendrick Straat) are calling on the authorities to address the “unsightly and harassing” situation that they believe has been ignored with

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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St. Maarten Police arrest jewel buying fraudster

St. Maarten – Police have arrested and detained a man from the Dominican Republic that they suspect is a fraudster. They haven’t released his initials because verifying his identity is part of the ongoing investigation. Police arrested the man a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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St. Maarten awaits notification from Curacao

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers has not yet received an official notification from the government in Curacao about its intention to terminate the cooperation agreement with St. Maarten, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt stated in an emailed resp

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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KLM plane had threatening letter on board

THE NETHERLANDS - A passenger aircraft which had to turn back to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport shortly after take-off on Monday morning contained a letter saying there were explosives on board, airport police said on Monday evening. The KLM plane,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Fol reportedly joining coalition

WILLEMSTAD – Pueblo Soberano (PS) leader Helmin Wiels does not expect Eugene Cleopa’s departure from the smallest coalition party - Man – will lead to the fall of the government because the “Fol may soon join the coalition.” Fol leader Anth

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Minister Jacobs and students arrive in the Netherlands

Minister Jacobs and students arrive in the Netherlands

(Third from left) Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges, Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary Henrietta Doran-York, Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs and St. Maarten House Advisor Perry Geerlings, standing with St. Maarten’s brightest minds who

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Two commit daylight robbery

St. Maarten – The police’s special robbery unit is on the hunt for two masked men who robbed Su Chinese supermarket in Cape Cay of $50 on July 25. The robbery took place near 4:30 p.m. The owner, who’s been identified as X.L., told police that

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Letter: The new administration building debacle (mess)

Dear Editor, During a press conference a question pertaining to the new administration building was posed to the prime minister. It appeared to me that the prime minister became somewhat irritated when the question was posed. As a tax-payer of t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Civil servants who refuse to marry gays will not be sacked

THE NETHERLANDS - Civil servants who refuse to marry gay couples will not face the sack, home affairs minister Liesbeth Spies told parliament in a briefing on Monday. Spies said banning civil servants on these grounds would need a change in the law a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Not enough money budgeted for executing plans of approach

St. Maarten – There are insufficient funds allocated in St. Maarten’s 2012 budget for the execution of the plans of approach, the Progress Committee St. Maarten writes in its sixth report to the ministerial consultation. The report was about the

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St. Maarten Police force gets quality check in September

St. Maarten – The Kwaliteitsbureau Politie will pay an inspection visit to the police force in Philipsburg in September, the Progress Committee St. Maarten writes in its sixth report to the ministerial consultation. The inspection, or visitation, w

Editorial - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Editorial: A matter of great importance

When our news team came up with the idea to interview “the man who sleeps in the alley next to the court house” we were looking to confront our nation and its leadership with a story on the issue of homelessness. What we’ve ended up with is muc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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Tropical wave brings rain and gusty winds

St. Maarten July 31, 2012 – The Meteorological Department of Curacao lifted its heavy rainfall advisory at 9:00 p.m. last night. By that time heavy showers and windy condition – brought on by a tropical wave - that had started early in the day ha

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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St. Martin Book Fair gifts for the elderly, students and prisoners

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT- President of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) Jacqueline Sample says gifts of the ‘Cuisine is culture’ poster and a book of St. Martin poetry are making the rounds as part of the program to generate more public awareness of the

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