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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 12, 2012

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Governor Holiday’s address at opening parliamentary year - Country’s financial situation  remains under pressure

Governor Holiday’s address at opening parliamentary year – Country’s financial situation remains under pressure

St. Maarten – “The government will continue to take steps to ensure that the St. Maarten Medical Center meets the needs of a growing and changing demography as well as expands its services to accommodate more medical specialties and support servi

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Fatal stabbing aggressive victim justified, court rules – Defendant released after more than three months in jail

St. Maarten – O’Neil Abraham M.K. became a free man again yesterday afternoon after Judge Tamara Tijhuis ruled that his actions that led to the fatal stabbing of Washington Ellis on May 26 were justified. Because the ruling resulted in the defen

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Court sides with Americans in Friendship Treaty battle – Minister Duncan ordered to take new decisions within five weeks –

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan suffered another defeat in the administrative court yesterday, when Judge René van Veen ruled against him in three identical cases of American citizens who ask to be admitted by right to St. Maarten bas

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“Illegal meeting” heralds new parliamentary year in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – While the opening of the new parliamentary year in Philipsburg passed without a glitch, the situation in Willemstad was definitely different. The new majority in parliament had voted Ivar Asjes out as president of the parliame

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Opening parliamentary year went like clockwork

St. Maarten – With a lot of ceremonial show the new parliamentary year opened yesterday morning at and around the parliament building. Based on a detailed script set up by parliament President Rodolphe Samuel the celebratory event took place like c

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Campaign: smoke-free schools by 2014

St. Maarten – Out of a global population of seven billion people, nearly 3.8 billion people according to the World Health Organization (WHO), are now covered by an effective tobacco control measure. The number of people now protected by tobacco

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Former basketball president organizes invitational tourney

St. Maarten - After a brief hiatus from the game of basketball since he vacated the seat as President of the St Maarten Basketball Association, Daniel Berry will be organizing a tournament which is expected to run for seven months. The Berry’s Inv

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Country Boys win domino competition

Country Boys win domino competition

Minister Jacobs holds the trophy for the Country Boys.St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Country Boys won the second annual championship of the St. Maarten Domino Federation. They earned a trophy, cash and the right to represent the country in internati

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Registration open for 2013 Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten - The 33rd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta scheduled for February 28 to March 3, 2013, is now open for registration. The Regatta organization is inviting crews contact them at atregatta@heinekenregatta.com with any questions they may have or

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J Lyrics re-launches tune on radio

St. Maarten - Jean Barry Hodge, aka J Lyrics, can only describe his transition into the music industry as a humble beginning after starting out at the age of seven. Now a fully grown man with years of experience in composing and singing, he is ready

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Town hall meeting canceled: no reason and no new date

St. Maarten – The town hall meeting about zoning plans for the hillside conservation areas that was planned for tomorrow evening has been postponed, the ministry of public housing, urban planning, environment and infrastructure stated in a press re

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Pantophlet lauds airport for marketing nomination

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Romeo Pantophlet has congratulated the management and staff of the Princess Juliana International Airport for the recognition they received from the World Routes

Opinion - Posted by on September 12, 2012

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Opinion: Corporate governance

Oops, when Democratic Party MP Roy Marlin said on Monday that he wanted to set corporate governance aside for the occasion – that occasion being: the mess at the St. Maarten Medical Center – he did not say that he wanted to do away with the whole

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Regional immunization meeting opens tomorrow

St. Maarten – Regional and international health officials will begin arriving on the island today for a two-day meeting of the expanded program on immunization that will take place tomorrow and Friday. Participants come from Aruba, Curacao, the BE

Opinion - Posted by on September 12, 2012

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VOXPOP: Chinese river turns red: a sign of the times?

St. Maarten - We know that all of the focus is on the governor’s address to open the 2012/2013 parliamentary year but we have dared to assume that our readers are interested in more than just political news. That is why we have picked up on this st

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St. Maarten Cable TV adds music channels

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable TV recently upgraded its digital basic package by adding 50 music channels to the cable TV lineup. Customers who subscribe to the basic package will automatically receive 50 Galaxie Music Channels at no additional cost

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St. Maarten featured on Home and Garden TV

St. Maarten - HGTV's hit show "House Hunters on Vacation" was recently filmed at various properties and locations around St. Maarten for an episode that will air this Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. on Home and Garden TV. The episode will follow two couples wh

Opinion - Posted by on September 12, 2012

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Opinion: Smoke-free schools

Here is an initiative we’re able to relate to: the campaign to have smoke-free schools by 2014. Since this is our opinion page we have of course some questions and also some suggestions. The first question is, obviously, why it would have to take u

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Winner Chevy sweepstake receives car tomorrow

St. Maarten – Tomorrow morning Barbara Booker will receive the keys for a brand new Chevrolet Sonic at F.W. Vlaun and Sons in Cole Bay. Booker is the winner of the Xtreme Top-up Machines sweepstake. Xtreme Top-up machines facilitate users of UTS Ch

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 12, 2012

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Caribbean Auto ends losing streak

GREAT BAY- Exactly one week after receiving their spanking new set of uniforms from their sponsors, the Caribbean Auto Futsal team ended their drought when they defeated the St Maarten Youth United by 6 goals to 3. The recent defeat by the Caribbean

Opinion - Posted by on September 12, 2012

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Opinion: Fragmented landscape

More than 12 million voters are entitled to take part in today’s elections for the Dutch parliament. The stakes are high, and the buzz is almost unreal. This is in part due to the resurrection of the Labor Party under its new leader Diederik Samsom