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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2012

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Department does not honor Dutch-American Friendship Treaty – Americans still face additional requirements at immigration

St. Maarten – In spite of numerous court rulings and a letter from Justice Minister Roland Duncan that grants at least one American citizen admission by right to the country, the Immigration and Naturalization Service still treats American citizens

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 15, 2012

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Vesuvius trial begins today

Gang war resulted in seven murders; seven suspects in court at Belair Community Center St. Maarten – Today the largest criminal trial in St. Maarten’s recent history begins at the Belair Community Center in Cay Hill: Vesuvius. Judge mr. Rick S

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Tropical Storm Rafael rattles St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Tropical storm Rafael rattled the island this weekend without causing large-scale damages. A building at the harbor saw some zinc sheets fly off the roof of a building, several streets saw more water than they could handle, but in the

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One woman survives after nine hours at sea – Captain Hodge and three others perish in St. Thomas plane crash

ST. THOMAS – A massive rescue effort by the United States Coast Guard in Puerto Rico to find survivors of a plane crash that occurred early Saturday morning near St. Croix yielded no success on Saturday and Sunday. The plane piloted by Kirby Hodge

Opinion - Posted by on October 15, 2012

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Opinion: Tempo by the numbers

As our readers well know, today is not in favor of publishing letters without the writer’s name underneath it, but on occasion we make an exception to that rule, when we figure that the writer has something to say that is important enough to share.

Opinion - Posted by on October 15, 2012

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Opinion: Traces of urine

It’s global hand washing day today. We have to pay our respect to the earthling that came up with this idea, but while we agree that washing your hands is a sensible thing to do, the term global hand washing day gave us a fit. We’re telling th

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Theodore’s performance seals victory for St Maarten police

St. Maarten - As one of the many whose duty is to serve and protect, Samantha Theodore demonstrated that she can also entertain a huge audience when she out performed 10 other participants to win the 2012 Police Song Festival last Saturday at the Son

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Fact finding info session Living Statues Festival

St. Maarten – The Living Statues Festival organization holds a fact finding information session this upcoming Saturday at the Motiance Dance school from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. Participants will get guidance on how to choose an icon and how to conduct th

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Out of uniform officers thrill audience

St. Maarten - In a presentation that would have made any fashion designer proud, eight female and seven male officers of the law demonstrated that they were not only trained to serve and protect, they can also entertain an audience. This remarkabl

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Pantophlet marks Caribbean Statistics Day

St. Maarten – Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet marked Caribbean Statistics Day that was on the calendar on Saturday with a brief message. “This day is intended to raise the profile of statistics, to commend statisticians in

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Thompson calls for labor reform

St. Maarten - There is a need for comprehensive labor reform,  president of the Windward Islands Federation of Labor (WIfol) Theophilus Thompson said last week. Employees who came over from the former Federal Government of the Netherlands Antilles t

Editorial - Posted by on October 15, 2012

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Editorial: Communication hiccup

Apparently the message is not entirely clear yet to the Justice Ministry, or at least to its Immigration and Naturalization Service. While Minister Duncan has resigned to a court ruling from September 11 that basically reconfirms that American citize

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Academy calls on parents to attend meeting tonight

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Academy PSVE has called an urgent meeting of all parents starting at 6:00 p.m. tonight. The meeting will see truancy and police officers as well as officials from the Ministry of Education in attendance. This is the first o

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Outreach program Sharers of Love Twelve receive royal treatment

St. Maarten -Barely five months old, Sharers of Love, the community development arm of House of Restoration and Deliverance Ministries, hosted its first major activity on Friday night to touch the lives of the less fortunate. The group hosted A Night

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Open house at hospital postponed until Saturday

St. Maarten – Tropical Storm Rafael created havoc in nature but the storm also affected the open house the St. Maarten Medical Center had planned for this past Saturday. Due to the bad weather, the hospital decided to cancel the event. It will now

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It’s global hand washing day

St. Maarten (DCOMM) –Today global hand washing day is on the calendar of the United Nations. The day calls on people to improve hygiene practices by washing their hands with soap. “Hand washing is not only simple and inexpensive, but hand wash

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St Maarten resident wins first prize in police raffle

St. Maarten - If winning the majority of the events during the Police Sports Week was not enough for the local officers, one lucky man who goes by the name of Javi, with ticket number 0328 has won himself the tickets for two on a cruise valued at $20

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Preliminary results Census 2011 – Thirty percent population was born in St. Maarten

St. Maarten – A mere 63.7 percent of people living in St. Maarten have the Dutch nationality. The top five of other nationalities after Dutch are Haitian (6.7 percent), Dominicano (5.7), Jamaican (5.4), Guyanese (3.8) and Dominican (2.9). There are