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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2012

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Pride demands compensation for Great Salt Pond destruction

GREAT BAY- “Extremely disappointed” were the words vice president of the St. Maarten Pride Foundation Rueben Thompson used to describe his feelings towards the government’s decision to build a cricket stadium and race track near areas considere

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La Belle Creole beach cleaned up – Hundreds of volunteers at coastal cleanup

NETTLE BAY- The 2012 International Coastal Cleanup organized by the St. Maarten Pride Foundation and the French side hiking group SXM Trails attracted hundreds of volunteers yesterday morning. They cleared a huge amount of debris from La Belle Creole

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Samantha Theodore wins police song festival

GREAT BAY- Just one year after joining the ranks of the local police force extraordinary police officer Samantha Theodore was not elevated in rank but to a different status: she won the police song festival at Port De Plaisance on Saturday night. It

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Academy donates to fire victims

CUL-DE-SAC – The St. Maarten Academy family stepped up to the plate in recent weeks, raising funds and collecting food and clothing for one of the families affected by the recent fire Over the Bank. Upon hearing of the news and realizing that one

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Extreme heat and drought cause two brush fires in French side

ORIENT BAY – A large brush fire near the turnoff from the Route Nationale 7 to Le Galion and Club Orient on the French side of the island threw a thick blanket of smoke over the road for hours and destroyed a large part of greenery. The fire brigad

Opinion - Posted by on September 17, 2012

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Opinion: Agricultural alliance

According to the World Food Summit plan of action of Rome, 1996, “Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an

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James defends Shigemoto’s attempts to get debt relief

GREAT BAY – United People’s party MP Jules James defended the attempts of previous Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto to obtain 40 million guilders in debt relief from the Netherlands in a press release sent to this newspaper on Saturday. He also fi

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Raw sewage plagues Asha Stevens campus

CAY HILL---It is obvious that the sewage pit for the newly built Asha Stevens Campus in Cay Hill is inadequate for the 400 students who attend this school. The sewage tank, situated near the SBO School under construction, has been overflowing on the

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Schotte could block interim-cabinet: “Elections the only solution” – Governor starts consultations with faction-leaders Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – Smoke and mirrors still dominate the political landscape in Curacao after the new majority passed motions of no confidence against all but two ministers of the outgoing Schotte-cabinet, where Governor Frits Goedgedrag has started consu

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Patterson powers his way to Puerto Rico

GREAT BAY- There was no question about it, from the time Desmond Patterson stepped onto the stage at the Philipsburg Cultural Center, his well defined physique stood out tremendously and it did not take the judges long to arrive at a decision at the

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Inmates sound the alarm over Pointe Blanche sewage water

GREAT BAY – Pictures apparently made by an inmate at the Pointe Blanche prison suggest that there is sewage water running over the floors in several parts of the facility. Using the email address lets.fight.injustice@gmail.com, the inmate emailed t

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Opinion: Gas prices

That there is something funny going on with the price motorists pay at the pump for their unleaded gas is something many people feel but few have been able to pinpoint what is going on. On August 27 Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet announc

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Former Pelican Resort workers are disappointed in National Alliance

GREAT BAY -The former workers of the Pelican Resort – the current Simpson Bay Resort and Marina - are disappointed with the way they are being treated by National Alliance representatives, the president of the Workers Institute for Organized Labor

Editorial - Posted by on September 17, 2012

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Editorial: Supermarket control

It is no doubt a good thing to control supermarkets, especially the food items that are on the shelves. But the question that will linger in the minds of supermarket owners in Middle Region will probably be: why us? We have quite a few large superma

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Arrindell attends Prinsjesdag

GREAT BAY - United People’s party MP and former Parliament president Gracita Arrindell, left the island yesterday to attend Prinsjesdag tomorrow in The Hague. The third Tuesday in September known as Prinsjesdag, is when Queen Beatrix delivers th

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Supermarket controls in Middle Region continue

GREAT BAY – Economic Affairs inspectors accompanied by community police officer Helen Cristina-Romeo continued with their controls of supermarkets in Middle Region on Thursday. At the Stephanie Supermarket the controllers found several food items,

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Buses serve Mullet Bay and Lowlands area after dark

GREAT BAY – Community police officers and the Bus Drivers Association have come to an understanding about bus services in the Mullet Bay and Lowlands area during late hours, the police reported yesterday. The President of the Bus Drivers Associatio

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Minister Jacobs asks Unesco for assistance in Uruguay

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – Small island development states like St. Maarten should remain a priority target group in Unesco’s medium term strategy Minister Silveria Jacobs of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports said on Friday at a Unesco meeting in Uru

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Conquerors turn adversity into victory

GREAT BAY- In what can only be described as his most prolific performance to date, Kelvin Baptist spurred the Winair Conquerors to a well deserved title when they defeated Nagico by 32 runs and 42 balls to spare in the Prime /Pepsi A division finals

Opinion - Posted by on September 17, 2012

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Opinion: Democracy under attack of the bow warriors

If your first name is Ivar your parents were probably unaware that its popularity is way past its prime. As a boy’s name, Ivar experienced its heydays between 1900 and 1920. Coming from a Nordic background – places like Norway, Sweden and Finland