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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2012

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Town hall meeting in Simpson Bay – Plan: additional pier Simpson Bay Lagoon

St. Maarten – A better east-west connection, an additional pier outside of the Simpson Bay Lagoon for small cruise vessels and yachts too large to enter the lagoon were some of the highlights that surfaces during a town hall meeting on Monday eveni

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Spies closes door on debt relief payments

St. Maarten – Outgoing Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth spies confirmed in a letter to the Dutch parliament what has long been obvious: St. Maarten has forfeited its rights to unclaimed debt relief funds. Spies referred in her

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2012

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Luis created havoc on September 5, 1995 – An anniversary to remember

St. Maarten -It was 17 years ago that category five Hurricane Luis wrecked havoc on St. Maarten but the memories are still fresh in the minds of many of the country’s residents. It is those memories that have been captured on film and produced in p

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Two hold on to their position – St. Maarten Harbor board members decline to comment

St. Maarten – Renald Williams confirmed media reports that he has resigned from the supervisory board of the Harbor Group of Companies yesterday, but he declined to further comment on the situation, other than saying, “These things happen.” Wh

Opinion - Posted by on September 5, 2012

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Opinion: Sturm und drang

If there is something we really dislike it is when somebody says something like “These things happen.” This was about all the reaction we managed to obtain about the decision by at least three members of the supervisory board of the Harbor Group

Editorial - Posted by on September 5, 2012

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Editorial: Seventeen years later

Some events become part of the psyche of a nation. For St. Maarten Hurricane Luis certainly was such an event. The storm came in on this day seventeen years ago, and lingered for another day. The destruction was enormous, and life on the island chang

Opinion - Posted by on September 5, 2012

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Opinion: The trouble with psychiatry

It’s of course a comforting thought that there are psychiatrists in this world to help people cope with their disorders. But psychiatrist Bram Bakker, never shy to vent his opinion wrote in his column in the Volkskrant that psychiatric diagnoses ar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2012

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Flashback to September 5, 1995 New York Times reported widespread looting

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten became international news in September 1995 but it was not the kind of publicity the island was hungry for. Three days after Hurricane Luis slammed into the island, Kevin sack published the following report in the New York T

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Fire destroys three cars

St. Maarten - Fire of an unknown origin which occurred during the early hours of last Saturday left three cars damaged beyond repairs and the owners wondering what may have caused it and what the outcome will be. The vehicles were parked closely tog

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Church of God team wins inter-church hoops tourney

St. Maarten – The New Testament Church of God team won the Gifted interchurch basketball tournament by defeating the Seventh Day Adventist Church by 35-31. At halftime, the winners had an 8-point lead. In the second half their opponents came back s

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PM and defense Minister Hillen agree about Marine base

St. Maarten - On Monday Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with the Kingdom Minister of Defense Hans Hillen about aspects related to safety and defense on the island. One of the focal points was the establishment of a marine base. “The meet

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Town hall meeting in Cole Bay on Thursday

St. Maarten – The next town hall meeting about draft development plans will take place on Thursday at Carl’s Unique Inn in Cole Bay on Thursday evening. The meeting is designed to discuss the development plan for Cole Bay, Billy folly and Cay Bay

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Preparation for Police Sport Week in October – Police officers take the mike in song festival qualifier

St. Maarten - The Police Sports Association will host the 62nd annual police sports week in October. This event of sporting and social events actually last longer than one week: it begins on October 2 and ends on October 14. Delegates from the Neth

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Twelve register for bodybuilding and fitness championships

St. Maarten - Bodybuilders and fitness athletes from the various gyms on this side of the island will have an opportunity to make a name for themselves when the St Maarten Bodybuilding & Fitness Association stages its annual championships on Septembe

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Salomon: remain prepared during hurricane season

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Disaster Coordinator Winston Salomon is advising residents and the business community to remain prepared as Michael became the 13th tropical storm of the season yesterday. Tropical Storm Michael is in the Northern Atlantic Oc

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Ombudsman info session in St. Peters next week

St. Maarten – The Ombudsman will hold an information session for residents of St. Peters, St. John Estate, Retreat Estate, Saunders, L.B. Scott Road and surrounding areas at the Rupert Maynard Community Center on St. Peters Road next week Wednesday

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Foundations sign agreement to improve psychiatric care

St. Maarten - The White and Yellow Cross and the Mental Health Foundations recently signed a service agreement to improve psychiatric care. The agreement between the two foundations formalizes psychiatric services to all the departments of the White

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Bow Wow comes to Rock the house

St. Maarten - Laugh out Loud productions is rolling out its 7th annual Rock the house in grand style when international rap sensation Bow Wow will be the special guest during the youth talent show on October 6. The youth organization is responsible

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 5, 2012

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Futsal champion Paradise Inn sends strong message

St. Maarten - Playing like the champions they are, the 2011 champions Paradise Inn defeated the St Maarten Youth United 16-0 in what can only be described as a clinical display of team work and ball control when the futsal competition entered its fif