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

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Pride objects to filling-in of the Great Salt Pond

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Pride Foundation filed a formal protest with Vromi-minister William Marlin against the filling-in of the Great Salt Pond for the construction of a cricket stadium and a drag racing strip. The foundation refers to articl

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Social and Heritage Foundation condemns King-murders – “Jamaicans are hard-working people and contribute to this beloved island”

St. Maarten – “The Jamaican Community on St. Maarten/Saint Martin is deeply saddened by the recent brutal murder of the American couple, Michael and Thelma King, and about the involvement of one of our nationals in the murder,” the board of the

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Teenager remains in custody as suspect in King-murders

Teenager remains in custody as suspect in King-murders

Murder-suspect J.C.M. is led handcuffed into the courthouse. Photo Today / Milton Pieters.St. Maarten – Handcuffed or not, 17-year old J.C.M., a suspect in the September 21 murder of Michael and Thelma king, had a rude sign for pout photographe

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Cruise industry invests heavily in new vessels

Cruise industry invests heavily in new vessels

Minister Pantophlet (second from left) and Harbor CEO Mingo r) at the FCCA-conference in Willemstad.GREAT BAY / WILLEMSTAD – Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet attended the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association conference in Cura

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World Teachers’ Day Union warns: no more lip service

St. Maarten - Education stakeholders and even parents ought to evaluate the way they treat teachers especially during today’s World Teachers’ Day observance. So says the Windward Island Teachers Union (Witu) who in a bold message to mark the even

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Jacobs and Marlin next week in Central committee meetings

St. Maarten – At the request of the United People’s party faction, the Central Committee of parliament will meet in two public session on Monday and Tuesday afternoon. On Monday Minister Silveria Jacobs (Education, Culture, Youths and Sports) wil

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Parliament commemorates country status Wednesday

St. Maarten - A plenary session of parliament will mark the second anniversary of St. Maarten’s country status next week Wednesday. The meeting is convened at the request of Minister of Education, Culture, Youths and Sports Silveria Jacobs. The me

Editorial - Posted by on October 5, 2012

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Editorial: Great Salt Pond

The Pride Foundation is crying foul about the Great Salt Pond and for good reason. Plans to build a cricket stadium and a drag racing strip require a further filling-in of the pond. That this has even been considered as a realistic proposition is rem

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PM urges support for cancer awareness march

PM urges support for cancer awareness march

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is urging all civil servants and the community in general to attend today’s Pink Parade Breast Cancer Awareness march. The march, which is presented by the Prime Minister in collaboration with the

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Chippie and Caribbean Eagles ride for breast cancer awareness

Chippie and Caribbean Eagles ride for breast cancer awareness

Bikers for boobs are ready to ride on Sunday.St. Maarten - Chippie and the Caribbean Eagles have collaborated with the Positive Foundation and the Elektralyets Foundation to organize the Bikers for Boobs breast cancer awareness bike ride on Sunday. T

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Samuel commends organizations for promoting breast cancer awareness

St. Maarten – President of parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel commended “all community organizations and personalities who have been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues” in a press release issued last evening. Samuel

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Aqualectra needs millions to get out of trouble

WILLEMSTAD — Utilities company Aqualectra urgently needs 230 million guilders ($128.5 million) to resolve its financial problems, Stanley Betrian’s interim government concluded after a meeting with director Darick Jonis. Jonis said that Aqualect

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Attorney asks court to acquit Laveist

St. Maarten – Attorney Mr. Jason Rogers asked the Common Court of Justice on Wednesday to acquit his client MP Louie Laveist of all charges for lack of evidence. “This case has been going on for at least four years. My client and his family have

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Seniors get health advice

St. Maarten - Although International Day of Older Persons was observed last Monday, activities to highlight the role of senior citizens and to stimulate and enhance their well-being in the society are being held throughout the week. Yesterday, the H

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Police Sports Week opens with color and fanfare

Police Sports Week opens with color and fanfare

The Soualiga Brass Band leads the procession of officers along the LB Scot Road from Le Grand Marche to the John Cooper/Jose Lake Ballpark Sr.St. Maarten - The visiting police officers that participate in the 62nd annual Police Sports Week certai

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PM: police force has come a long way

PM: police force has come a long way

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams was the keynote speaker at the NAPB police union congress at the Festival Village on Wednesday. She focused on the strides made by the police force since the constitutional changes of 10-10-10. Wes

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Nation building jollification in Friar’s Bay on Sunday

St. Maarten – A committee led by Leopold James will hold the first St. Maarten nation building jollification event on Sunday at Rodman James Mango eco project in Friar’s Bay on the French side of the island. The event is scheduled from 2 p.m. unt

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King Yen Taekwondo school returns victorious

St. Maarten - Minister of Sports Silveria Jacobs was on hand Wednesday night to welcome back the St. Maarten Taekwondo team that recently took part in the All-Star International Taekwondo open tournament in Orlando, USA. Grand Master Theo Liu was

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Open house at EDF power plant tomorrow

Open house at EDF power plant tomorrow

MARIGOT, St. Martin - The public will have the opportunity to visit the EDF (Electricité de France) power plant tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the company’s open house. The 5 hour open house will include a bilingual (English and French) gu

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Library hosts Jewish traveling exhibition

St. Maarten -Tomorrow, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library and the St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation will officially open the traveling exhibition Reading and Writing with Anne Frank (by the Anne Frank Foundation from Amsterdam). The event will ta