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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 10, 2012

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Fire Prevention Week begins Monday

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Fire Department and the Friends of the Island Government Fire Fighters Foundation unveiled it 2012 plan for fire prevention week yesterday morning. Speaking at the fire and ambulance building in Cay Hill, Fire Prevention, P

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“Corallo important person in Sicilian mafia” Schotte linked to Italian mafia

GREAT BAY / WILLEMSTAD – The Antilliaans Dagblad quoted yesterday from correspondence that established a link between ousted Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and the now fugitive Atlantis World Group and BPlus owner Francesco Corallo. In May 2011 S

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Court decides on Tuesday on hospital’s supervision

GREAT BAY – Next week Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Court in First Instance will rule on an administrative appeal by the St. Maarten Medical Center against a decision by the Healthcare Inspectorate to place the hospital under stricter supervision. The hosp

Opinion - Posted by on October 10, 2012

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Opinion: Vote-buying

Hmm, elections are coming and Curacao is like a war zone. Violence and juvenile actions aside, there is another concern and it’s about vote-buying. Voters usually have to prove that they vote for their candidate with a picture of their ballot. Cell

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Opinion: American Airlines

Tom Stieghorst writes in the cruise industry newsletter about trouble with American Airlines. “Recently, I took a family member to Miami International Airport to catch an American Airlines flight. After six hours they were still waiting to board

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St. Maarten Zoo joins protests against drag racing strip

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Zoo , following the path of other concerned foundations, submitted its formal objections to the Council of Ministers to the filling in of the Great Salt Pond for a drag racing strip to be located near the zoo. In its le

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Breast cancer event at John Larmonie Center

St. Maarten – Bellas’s Fitness Coaching and the Positive Foundation organize an outdoor breast cancer presentation combined with a zumbaton at the John Larmonie Center on the Longwall Road on Friday. The event begins at 6.30 p.m. and includes poe

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Another closed door meeting

GREAT BAY - The permanent committee of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications, will meet in a closed door session tomorrow at 10 a.m. The agenda is related to a presentation by Van Geel concerning his involvement in a pro

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UTS contributes to Police Week

St. Maarten - UTS contributed to the Police Week, organized by the Police Sports Organization by making a donation of $5,000 to the organization. The funds will go towards the various activities that were scheduled from the 2nd of October until the 1

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Opinion: US Presidential blues

For some voters, November 6 could be the end of the world if “the other guy”—not-enough-jobs-creator President Barack Obama or out-of-touch-plutocrat Mitt Romney—wins the White House. And they could end up in St. Maarten on a free ticket.

Editorial - Posted by on October 10, 2012

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Editorial: Aura of integrity

Things are not looking better for ousted Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte in Curacao. Not that there is anything new about his ties with Atlantis World Group boss Francesco Corallo, but the fact that the latter has now been put on display through corres

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New chapter in Central Bank saga – Commissioners in Curacao drop confidence in Tromp

GREAT BAY / WILLEMSTAD – The three Curacaolenean members of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Bank informed the Councils of Ministers of Curacao and St. Maarten on September 12 that they no longer have confidence in the bank’s President d

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Samuel congratulates police force

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel congratulates the police force on Police Day, and commends them for the courage and dedication in protecting the community they serve. Samuel said that then officers that are policing 24

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St. Maarten gets more time for international health regulations

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Public Health Department (PHD) organized a meeting recently with government departments and stakeholders about the International Health Regulations (IHR). The department is tasked with policy development at the Public Heal

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Samuel congratulates SXM with country status anniversary

St. Maarten - President of Parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel congratulated the nation on its second anniversary of country status in a press release issued last night. Samuel said that 10-10-10 represented a turning point and was a new beginning for

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World Mental Health Day – Depression meets an all-time high

St. Maarten- Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Mental Health Day as introduced by the World Health Organization.  With the theme being Depression: A Global Crisis organizations like the Mental Health Foundation are commemorating the advancem

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Government warns: make healthy snacks for kids

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Nutrition related health problems in children are increasingly significant causes of disability and premature death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The problem of overweight and obesity have rea

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Educational film festival at University begins tomorrow

St. Maarten – The Love of Kids Foundation presents its 5th annual educational film festival starting tomorrow at the University of St Martin. This premier evening will include a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 7 p.m. where visitors can mingl

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Road closures for Police Week today

St. Maarten - In connection with the celebration of Police Week the following roads will be closed today between 06.00 a.m. and 01.00 p.m. Front street from Sea Palace to Emmaplein; Back street from Ch. Voges street toHensy Boujon street; School stee

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Permit required for importing Xmas trees

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Wholesalers and retailers who want to import Christmas trees for the upcoming holiday season should request their permit early and make sure that the trees have been treated in the exporting country. A permit is required fo