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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 29, 2012

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MP Douglas (UP) takes aim at drag racing strip – “Nobody seems to know who gave the permission”

St. Maarten – Dr. Ruth Douglas took a firm stand against the construction of a drag racing strip and a cricket field in the Great Salt Pond this weekend with a press statement that attacked the government and pointed put the negative impact of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 29, 2012

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Prime Minister reiterates her U 2 Can Move message – Dozens join Pink Phit and Fabulous Walk

St. Maarten - The Pink Phit & Phabulous walk from Divico in Cole Bay to Mullet Bay early on Saturday morning was described as a success by Shelly Alphonso, the President of the Positive Foundation. However, of the 700 specially designed tee shirts

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L‘Escargot Restaurant owner Morand shot during armed robbery

St. Maarten – L’Escargot restaurant-owner Joel Morand was shot in his shoulder during an armed robbery that took place Friday evening around 11.30 p.m. in the alley next to the eatery, near Anand’s Indian restaurant. Morand and his wife Sonya

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Survey among St. Maarteners studying in the Netherlands – Poor language skills put students at disadvantage

GREAT BAY – St. Maarteners studying in the Netherlands are at a disadvantage because of poor language skills, a report by the Soualiga Foundation found. Other factors that hamper studies are poor preparation before departure to the Netherlands, a l

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Art Lovers exhibition in Cupecoy

St. Maarten – The Art Lovers Association held its first exhibition of the high season last week at its Porto Cupecoy exhibition space. The work of 23 artists, including paintings, ceramics and sculptures, were on display. The association aims to hi

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Participants are getting ready for Little Miss St. Martin pageant

St. Maarten – Next week Sunday is show time for the participants in the Little Miss St. Martin pageant. Two of the contestants are Enna Peterson and Genesis Meyers. An introduction. Enna Peterson is described by her fellow contestants as "Miss

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Tourist Bureau now has member on SCDF board

St. Maarten – Janelle Hermance has been appointed as an extraordinary member to the board of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation. Hermance works at the Tourist Bureau and the objective of her appointment is to strengthen the ties betwee

Opinion - Posted by on October 29, 2012

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Opinion: Setting the record straight

Oops, we definitely were off the mark last week when we unwillingly created the impression that the generous donation to the Aids Foundation came in its entirety from the Bank of Nova Scotia. Departing Scotiabank country manager Elie Bendaly also poi

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Hublot CEO Guadalupe comes to St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Ricardo Guadalupe, the 46-year-old CEO of Swiss watchmaker Hublot will arrive by private jet in St. Maarten on Wednesday. At the Hublot Boutique on Front Street Guadalupe will hold a silent auction this week of an Oceanographic 4000 L

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PM at speech competition: “Cultural diversity is essential to our country”

St. Maarten – “Cultural diversity is essential to our country, but this can only occur under the recognition of St. Maarten’s culture,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said at the opening of the high school JCI speech competition. The

Opinion - Posted by on October 29, 2012

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Opinion: Tough call

The dust is slowly settling on the Vesuvius-trial but the fight is far from over. The prosecution and the defense attorneys have presented their arguments to the independent judge and now all parties are waiting for the seven rulings on November 15.

Editorial - Posted by on October 29, 2012

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Editorial: Language skills

Education Minister Silveria Jacobs has work to do or, to be entirely correct, more work to do, after she received the report from the Soualiga Foundation about the experiences of St. Maarten’s students in the Netherlands. The main stumbling block

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Drag racers exhibit their cars

St. Maarten - While the exact impact of the assembling of modified cars and supped up bikes on the parking lot along the Pondfill opposite the building of the Central Bank yesterday may not be felt immediately, what the organizers have been able to d

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Lifetime Teacher’s Award for Sheila Kelly-Helmen

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – Ministry Silveria Jacobs hosted the Teachers’ Appreciation Family Fun Day at the Emilio Wilson Park over the weekend. The day was designed to give teachers’ a much needed day of relaxation, socializing and fun. In additio

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Boo at the Zoo Halloween party on Friday evening

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten zoo is making its final preparations for its Boo at the Zoo Halloween party this upcoming Friday. The party begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free for adults and $15 for children. The money will go towards the welfare of the

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Schotte drops out of coalition with Wiels

WILLEMSTAD – MFK-leader Gerrit Schotte and Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels seem not to be on speaking terms anymore after Wiels called an unnamed political leader as a sociopath in his radio program. Schotte said it was clear that Wiels was spe