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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Shots fired in Fort Willem

St. Maarten – Police arrested three men on Monday evening around 10 p.m. in Fort Willem, Philipsburg after a patrol reacted to a report about gunshots in this neighborhood. At least four shots were fired, according to a police report. When officer

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Churches pull out of Tempo TV network

GREAT BAY- Churches that had initially put their support behind the hosting of Tempo Turns 7 in St.Maarten have now pulled it. In a move which shocked some sections of society and pleased others, the churches which fall under the banner of the St. M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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WI-Fi Band collaborates with Dow in fundraiser – Musicians support Senior Citizens Home

St. Maarten - In their efforts to pay respects to the elderly on St Maarten, the Wi Fi Band which is led by Erno York will team up with the Ebony Steel Orchestra for what has been dubbed as ‘Carnival Funday Day and Freedom show on Saturday November

Editorial - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Editorial: Crisis intervention

Minister De Weever’s intention to take crisis intervention away from the Mental Health Foundation and move it to Turning Point seems to make little sense. The MHF is fully equipped for this task, complete with a resident psychiatrist, while Turning

Opinion - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Opinion: Testing marijuana

We understood after making some phone calls that nobody has any idea about the quality of the marijuana people smoke on our island. Okay, okay, we know: that’s illegal, but we’re not looking at this issue from a criminal angle here. The fact is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Minister Spies during budget debate – “St. Maarten performs better than Curacao

St. Maarten / THE HAGUE – St. Maarten is performing better than Curacao as an autonomous Outgoing Minister Liesbeth Spies made that clear during the handling of the 2013 budget for Kingdom relations. Before 10-10-10, the date when both islands ob

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Revolution

We, the people of Sint Maarten, are hereby granted the opportunities to do whatever it is we want to do. It's now really a free country! Yes, you heard right. If you want to start a business, go right ahead, if you want to build a twenty two story

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Sea turtle population Simpson Bay Lagoon almost non-existent

St. Maarten - Over the past week the St. Maarten Nature Foundation, in cooperation with the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, has conducted extensive and intensive research into the local sea turtle population. Th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Education Summit at University – Schools have shortage of qualified personnel

St. Maarten - The Ministry of Education Culture, Youth and Sports hosted the Education Summit for school managers and coordinators. The summit was part of the 3rd installment of the Turning Challenges into Stepping Stones summit series. It was held a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Minister Jacobs opened slam sports competition

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister Silveria Jacobs opened on Friday the slam sports competition hosted by the Princess Juliana International Airport. The visiting team was from the Aruba Reina Beatrix International Airport. Local teams were fielded by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Nature Foundation beneficiary of Hublot diver’s watch auction

St. Maarten – On Friday a silent auction of a rare, unique and above all costly timepiece will take place at the Hublot Boutique on Front Street across from the Diamond Casino. Hublot has created a special limited edition St. Maarten Divers piece w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Ombudsman closed on Friday

St. Maarten – The office of the Ombudsman will be closed on Friday. The closure is related to preparations for the second symposium of the high councils of state.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Minister Jacobs sees former students graduate

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – On Saturday evening Education Minister Silveria Jacobs attended the graduation ceremony of the St. Maarten Academy PSVE School where 99 students graduated. The theme of the graduation was ‘The past your heritage, the prese

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Mother Nature mars end to Breast Cancer Awareness month

St. Maarten - Due to strong winds, the fire department advised organizers against what was expected to be the climax of the month of cancer awareness on the Boardwalk on Sunday: the lighting of 150 lanterns to commemorate people who have fallen victi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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About moving crisis intervention from MHF to Turning Point – Caregivers mental patients want to talk to minister

St. Maarten – The Mental Health Foundation informed caregivers in a meeting on Monday about Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever’s intention to move crisis intervention and admission of mental health patients to Turning Point. “Considerat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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UP-leader wants action against armed robberies

St. Maarten – United People’s party-leader Theo Heyliger expressed his dismay about the armed robbery last Friday on the owner of L’Escargot restaurant in a press statement released last night. “The armed robbery last week Friday of the L

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Local Hip Hop Kings set for two concerts

St. Maarten - Prior to their departure for Europe in November, St Maarten’s Hip Hop Kings that go by the name of 03 Oddyssey will be staging two concerts that will be catering for families and the party animals. The first concert will be held on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Second round of auditions for Judo Sport Academy

St. Maarten – The National Judo Sport Academy will hold a second round of auditions on Saturday at the Raoul Illidge Sport Complex in Cay Hill. The auditions begin at 7 a.m. and the fee is $25.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Ser advice: “Make PLJ National library”

St. Maarten – The Social economic Council (Ser) has advised the government to designate the Philipsburg Jubilee Library as the National Library of St. Maarten. “This follows the usual state of affairs in many Caribbean countries, where the mai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Caribbean Eagles celebrates anniversary with bike fest

St. Maarten - The 4th Annual SXM Bike Fest is just around the corner with the dates set for November 8 to 11. Bikers from around the Caribbean have registered for the event. They will come from Curacao, Aruba, France, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Cro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Hospital in court Friday

St. Maarten - Attorney for the St.Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) Wim van Sambeek confirmed yesterday that the hospital would be moving to the courts again to contest the new sanctions that have been placed on it by the Inspectorate of Public Health. T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2012

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Two youngsters stabbed in bar fight

St. Maarten – Two youngsters were stabbed with a broken bottle at a bar on the Madrid Road in Dutch Quarter in the night from Sunday to Monday. Police patrols were called to the scene at 1.10 a.m. The two victims, S.E.B. and J.A.G., were found blee

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Workshop for parents of elementary school children

St. Maarten - Parents of elementary school children are invited to attend an information session being offered by the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs organizes an information ev

Opinion - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Opinion: Time to hire Peter Gunn

Our regular letter-writer Peter Gunn takes aim at Justice Minister Duncan elsewhere on this page. That’s his constitutional right of course and we would be the last ones to deny him that right. When we read his headline we thought – time to hire

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Arrindell asks Minister Duncan to review crime fighting measures

St. Maarten – “Several business people over the years have succumbed to armed robberies due to gun violence. Last week Friday once again, gun violence took place where a restaurant owner was injured. The owner of L’Escargot Restaurant was sho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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PM turns down trip to Africa

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said in a press statement that she had turned down an invitation by the World Council of Mayors to travel to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea to receive a award for her contribution to building country

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Anonymous cop did post on gossip website

St. Maarten – On Saturday we wrote about a reference attorney Brenda Brooks made to something an anonymous cop had posted on a local gossip website. When we wanted to verify this, the comment the attorney referred to was nowhere to be found. Attor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Five proceed to Spelling Bee finals

St. Maarten - The second Annual Seven Seas Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee was buzzing with excitement at last Saturday’s semi-final round with ten students competing for a spot in the finals. The finalists are Rashika Ramchandani and Disha Sharma bo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Cars crash into TelEm phone cabinet

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians are busy carrying out repairs to a damaged phone cabinet in the Simpson Bay area which has left residents and businesses without landline and internet service. The phone cabinet was damaged after one or more

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Independent investigation functioning Central Bank

St. Maarten – There will be an independent investigation into the functioning of the Central Bank for Curacao and St. Maarten. The finance ministers of both countries, José Jardim and Roland Tuitt signed an agreement to this extent. Both parties

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Academy hosts fundraising bingo

GREAT BAY -The St. Maarten Academy Parent Teachers Foundation plans to host its annual bingo this Saturday to raise funds to purchase prizes for the school’s graduation ceremony, to buy a generator and to install of a security surveillance system.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Ama and Fun Miles add sparkle to November

St. Maarten – Ama Jewelers and Fun Miles celebrated its unique partnership with a campaign that Fun Miles has described as “stylish and all about sparkly fun.” Fun Miles cardholders who would have swiped their card at Ama or sister store Ama B

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Airport staff in training

St. Maarten - Staff of the Princess Juliana International Airport operating company began a three-day Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) certification course yesterday. The course is specially designed for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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JetBlue bends for Hurricane Sandy

St. Maarten - Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall on the American east coast last night in Atlantic City, New Jersey has forced the cancellation of several flights, some of which were bound for Princess Juliana International Airport. JetBlue, the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 30, 2012

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Blend In manager Derrick Holiday: “Security officers will be paid”

St. Maarten - Several employees of Blend In Security have been complaining that they were not being paid their salaries, but the management has stated emphatically that this is not true. Managing Director Derrick Holiday was taken to task on the matt

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