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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2012

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Few visitors at inspiring Blue Moon festival

St. Maarten – The Blue Moon festival may not have attracted droves of visitors, but it was an interesting event all the same with presentations about a wide variety of topics – from organic farming, alternative healing, yoga, and mediation to ne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2012

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Chief Commissioner De Witte criticizes Abvo-statements: “Union assumption is absolutely absurd”

St. Maarten - The President of ABVO union St. Maarten Keturah Brown plans to take government to task for funds due to them over the years. “Everything that was pending before 10-10-10 that the Government of the Netherlands Antilles should have tak

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U2 Can Move fitness walk turns into a fun event

St. Maarten - By Milton G Pieters - From the word go, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams distanced herself from the group seconds after the first annual U2 Can Move Soualiga K6 and K3 fitness walk and run took off from the Government Administration

Editorial - Posted by on September 3, 2012

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Editorial: U2 could have moved

The last number we heard about the participation in Prime Minister Wescot-Williams’ U 2 Can Move initiative was 250. We like the initiative, as we have indicated before. But 250 participants? The civil service had at last count something like 1,

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Opinion: Bal masqué at the Harbor?

The Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Mr. R. Panthophlet, confirmed last Wednesday that the members of the supervisory board of the Harbor were asked to give up their positions. At first sight, this news might not be shocking for the average

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Airport works on improvements – Non-aeronautical revenue below industry standards

St. Maarten - The results and recommendations of a non-aeronautical revenue enhancement study commissioned by PJIAE and conducted earlier this year by the InterVISTAS Consulting Group was presented to the airport concessionaires during the its third

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Pastors meet community police

St. Maarten – Last week community police officers net with pastors from the Seventh Day Adventist Churches with the objective to forge a good working relationship. The pastors were ‘honored and pleased to be part of this concept” according to a

Opinion - Posted by on September 3, 2012

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Opinion: The defense of Roberts and Richards

How do you defend someone who has been accused of truly horrible crimes? That task befell two attorneys last week when Curtley Allison Richards and Sherwan Roberts stood in front of their judges in the Common Court of Justice to appeal their life sen

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Safe Haven president receives Paul Harris Fellow Award

SIMPSON BAY - The Rotary Club of St. Maarten has bestowed Oldine Bryson-Pantophlet with the Paul Harris Fellow award, during a dinner event at the La Cabana restaurant at the Royal Palm Resort on Friday evening. The former head of Public Education an

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Dominic High students produce high scores

St. Maarten - St Dominic High School announced last week the receipt of CXC Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results. Once again, St. Dominic High has a 100% college passing rate with all 43 students achieving the required six or more

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Rotary receives community police officers

St. Maarten - The members and guests of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle were treated to a presentation by the Community Police Officers last week during their club meeting. Community Policing is a collaborate effort between a police departme

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Scholarships available for teacher education program

St. Maarten -Scholarships for the teacher education program are currently available under the Ministry of Education, Culture Youth and Sports Affairs. Candidates are being asked to check at the education minister’s office to see if they qualify for

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Union claims about appointment decrees are incorrect, PM says

St. Maarten - As a follow-up to the claim by the Windward Islands Civil Servants and Public Sector Union regarding the issuing of appointment decrees to former Civil Servants of the Netherlands Antilles, Prime Minister Wescot-Williams and her Cabinet

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2012

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Hurex: plane crash and evacuation in Statia

STATIA – Black clouds of smoke were hanging threatening over the small airport of Statia where a small passenger plane crashed. Police and fire brigade and the ambulance service jumped into action to get the situation under control. The usually qui

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Rotary donates water fountains to Mac school

St. Maarten - Joining thousands of clubs around the world, the Rotary Club of St. Maarten continues its distribution of water fountains to primary schools on the island. The Mac school, which has 450 pupils, is the first of many primary schools that

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Scotiabank reports strong earnings in third quarter

St. Maarten / TORONTO, - Scotiabank reported third quarter net income of $2,051 million compared with net income of $1,303 million in the same period last year. Year over year, net income grew by 57%. Diluted earnings per share were $1.69, compared t

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Appeals court rejects claims against Simpson Bay Resort

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice crushed all perspectives for the fired employees of the former Pelican Resort yesterday in a ruling that voids an April 2-ruling.t would have obliged the resort’s new owners to rehire all staff, to pay th

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Bus drivers consider late service in Maho Reef

St. Maarten – Last Friday community police officers met with the St. Maarten Bus Drivers association, headed by its president Jose Slack. Parties discusses after hours bus service in the Maho Reef, Mullet Bay and Lowlands areas. Slack promised tha

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Minister Jacobs attends funeral Camille Baly

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports, Minister Silveria Jacobs paid tribute to Camille Baly at his funeral last Thursday. The minister gave a speech highlighting Baly’s life, cultural and ed

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Free E-reading workshop at the library on Thursday

St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library hosts an E-reading workshop for teachers, through the Readers are Leaders program this month in collaboration with the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise. The library and the service club started the Re

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Police clean up Cupecoy and find stolen car as well

CUPECOY, St. Maarten – Last Saturday community police officer Major E. Josepha and Michael Kanaby Chief Security of the Medical School organized a clean-up campaign on the Jordan road in the Lowlands area. The objective was to clear the area of ove

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Living together theme of Alzheimer’s Month

St. Maarten – This month Alzheimer Disease International will mark the first World Alzheimer's Month with awareness-raising activities across the world taking place over 30 days. World Alzheimer's Day on September 21 will play a key role as the co

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Four-hour rescue allows sea turtle to nest at Divi

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation responded over the weekend to an urgent call from staff and management at Divi Little Bay Resort about a sea turtle on the beach exhibiting “strange” behaviour. Upon arrival at the resort a large gr

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Carnival 2013 registration opens tomorrow

St. Maarten - Registration for all Carnival 2013 activities will open tomorrow. The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) announced over the weekend that it is ready to accept registrations for what it expects to be another successful ca

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Public responsive to anti-bullying campaign

St. Maarten -The initiative taken by the Voice of Our Children (VOOC) to distribute anti-bullying bumper stickers over the weekend was described as a resounding success by the foundation’s President, Sharmaine Olivacce. “The public was very res

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Ministry awaits grades of scholarships students

St. Maarten - Study financing students in the Netherlands in particular have been given until Friday to submit their annual grades and transcripts or face suspension of their financing. “We do not want this to happen so please be diligent in sendi

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Tempo’s Carnival 2012 feature program airs tomorrow night

St. Maarten - The Tempo network will premier its one-hour special on St. Maarten’s Carnival 2012 tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. Entitled “Tempo Presents St. Maarten Carnival 2012”, this is an initial two-week run in which the show will air 25 time

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 3, 2012

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Conquerors squeeze in A division finals

St. Maarten - Up to the penultimate over in the final semi final match in the A division, the MNO Spartans were in sight of certain victory, but a tricky delivery from Lerry Baptist in the 5th ball of the over turned the tables to win by 6 runs and 4