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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Unclear whether Rain Forest will take legal action – Court lifts lien on Emilio Wilson Estate

St. Maarten – Judge Mr. Diederik Thierry lifted the lien Rainforest Adventures St. Maarten and Rain Forest Tram Ltd. placed on the Emilio Wilson Estate on August 6. The court document shed some more light on the events that led to the plans to deve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Anthony Prall: We show people there is another way” – Energy store turns up the heat

St. Maarten - Two days after he started an advertising campaign opposite the main office of utility company GEBE on the Pondfill, owner of the Caribbean Energy Store Anthony Prall Jr. claims to have racked up more than $250,000.00 worth in sales. Pra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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King murder suspect to judge of instruction today

St. Maarten – Murder suspect M.K.J. will be arraigned before the Judge of Instruction today before 1 p.m. at the courthouse in Philipsburg. The 28-year-old security guard is so far the only suspect in the brutal murder of Michael and Thelma King la

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Living Statues Festival entry closes October 22

St. Maarten - The information session for the Caribbean Living Statues Festival held last Saturday at Motiance dance school was a success. “So far, I am happy with the outcome. There were most youngsters, and they showed a lot of interest in the ev

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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André Hoeneveld succeeds Rob Bats at Governor’s Cabinet

St. Maarten - The Governor of Sint Maarten announced yesterday that André Hoeneveld has been appointed as Director of his Cabinet per October 1. Hoeneveld succeeds Rob Bats who left on May 1, to become mayor of Haren in the Netherlands. Hoeneveld

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Samuel offers condolences to King relatives and friends

St. Maarten –Parliament President Drs. Rodolphe Samuel expressed his heartfelt condolences on behalf of himself, his family and the parliament in a press statement issued last night to the family and friends of murder victims Michael and Thelma Kin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Petition against drag racing strip slowly gains support – Government stops filling Great Salt Pond for now

St. Maarten - The Ministry of Vromi made the decision sometime last week to stop the filling a section of the Great Salt Pond often described as "North Dijk" for the construction of a drag racing strip, Secretary General Louis Brown said. When as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Rain Forest project leader John Dalton: Developing attraction park is still the best option”

St. Maarten – While the court decision to lift the lien Rain Forest Adventures placed on the Emilio Wilson Estate seems to free the way for the estate’s purchase by the government, the company’s project leader and chief engineer John Dalton sti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Manager airport’s electrical department – Vernon Romney retires after 26 years of service

St. Maarten - Management, fellow employees, and family members convened in the boardroom at the airport last Friday for a pre-retirement send-off for Vernon Romney, Manager of PJIAE’s Electrical Department. Romney has worked for the Princess Jul

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Readers are Leaders campaign inspires students to grab a book

St. Maarten - “Raising our readers to be leaders. Our youngsters need to become strong readers to succeed in life. These are the slogans under which The Philipsburg Jubilee Library in close collaboration with the Rotary Sunrise Club is relaunching

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Ombudsman office closes at 1 p.m. today

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Office of the Ombudsman will close at 1.00 p.m. today to give staff the opportunity to attend ceremonies celebrating the life of Rosa Maria Bryson Philips, the mother of Patricia Philips, Secretary General of the Ombudsman

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Strong interest in coaching days at the Yacht Club

GREAT BAY - The Sint Maarten Yacht Club reported that a series of coaching days, held on Saturday afternoons , has attracted very strong interest and has led to a significant boost in small boat sailing activity . On Saturday 22nd September the coach

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Prime Minister applauds moms and daughters for zumba participation

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has applauded the large number of mothers and daughters that have attended the weekly zumba sessions that are held in front of the Government Administration Building each Friday. “It is encouraging

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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St. Maarten Police receive new cars

St. Maarten – Yesterday Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte received the keys for four new police cars on behalf of Justice Minister Roland Duncan. The cars were “very much needed to be able to continue to provide the necessary assistance to the co

Editorial - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Editorial: Permanent headaches

While environmental and heritage groups would not exactly be thrilled if Rain Forest Adventures managed somehow to still gets its hands on the Emilio Wilson Estate and build a commercial attraction park there, the company’s project leader John Dalt

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Wiels furious about governor’s decision

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao —Pueblo Soberano is furious about the decision by Governor Frits Goedgedrag to start talks about an interim government. Political leader Helmin Wiels called his followers last night for a strategy meeting. Wiels said during a te

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Fire department issues warning due to dry spell

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Fire Department is calling on the community to be very conscious of not throwing out lighted cigarettes or matches that could result in bush fires due to the dry spell that the island is currently experiencing. Even tho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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SHTA and Tourist Office discuss cooperation

PHILIPSBURG—The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association SHTA and the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau STB held their first of what is expected to be regular destination marketing meetings last Wednesday at the Tourist Bureau office. Its Interi

Opinion - Posted by on September 26, 2012

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Opinion: The safety myth

The Volkskrant published an interesting excerpt from the book De veiligheidsmythe (The safety myth) by privacy and safety specialist Bart de Koning. The piece offers a perspective on what people expect from their police force and what the men and wom