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Opinion - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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Opinion: Melting ice

Long term thinking is not the strong point of our decision makers – at least that is our impression. Seldom do you hear something about a vision for St. Maarten in, say, 2035, even though that is only a bit more than twenty years away. So should we

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Opinion: Spotlight on Helmin Wiels

Helmin Wiels got a podium in the Netherlands when HP/De Tijd magazine interviewed him. The story gave a candid insight in the way Wiels thinks and in what makes him tick. Columnist Boudewijn Geels interviewed the Pueblo Soberano leader. He concluded

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Opinion: Fake cigarettes

Reality is weirder than fiction and the catch of a large amount of fake cigarettes in Curacao shows once more how true this is. The interim director of the customs department, one Varessa Elisabeth told reporters that this was a serious matter and

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Opinion: Theater

We agree with United People’s party interim faction leader Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce made a valid point with her complaint about the abrupt adjournment of yesterdays Central Committee meeting. The better part of the meeting was spent on condolences fo

Editorial - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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Happy St. Maarten Day

Another St. Maarten Day is almost upon us, but do we have something to celebrate? We hear year after year stories about the cooperation between the Dutch and the French side, but, truth be told, we never see any practical results. About a year ago

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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Nature Foundation warns against shark poaching

St. Maarten - The Nature Foundation responded to a report of a dead shark which was left in a plastic bag in Simpson Bay. Foundation-staff sent a report to the authorities about a penalty for the responsible party. The Foundation did not identify thi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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Traffic measures for pre-SXM Day jump-up

St. Maarten - The “Hartatak Foundation” has been granted a permit to have pre-Sint Maarten’s Day jump-up tomorrow starting 10.00 p.m. on the Longwall Road. The parade will then take the following route: Kerkhof Steeg- Front Street – Emmaplein

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Talking Drums celebrates at Border Point

St. Maarten – The Talking Drums Foundation is hosting a St. Maarten/St. Martin Day celebration today at the Border Point Monument at Belvedere. The celebration is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. as “a coming together of people, united in their

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Think blue wear blue in observance of World Diabetes Day

St. Maarten – The Minister of Public Health and his overall prevention program ‘Get Checked’ along with the Collective Prevention Services, is working in collaboration with the Diabetes Foundation and Rotary Club St. Martin Sunrise, to commemor

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Road closure Belvedere on St. Maarten’s Day

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten’s Day ceremony on Sunday will take place in French Quarter between the monument at the border and the Methodist Church in French Quarter. The border to French Quarter will be closed from the roundabout in Belvedere. All

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Coalition meets today

St. Maarten - A meeting of the National Alliance/Democratic Party/ Independent coalition is expected to take place today once most of the coalition members signal their availability, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Wednesday.  Meetings

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No jobs for Sucker Garden residents – “Laville did not live up to his promises”

St. Maarten – The boys on the block in Sucker Garden are not happy. Excavators are cleaning the drains in the district, but the work that was promised to jobless neighborhood residents did not materialize. Arsenio Daal, owner of a car wash on Soual

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ANOTHER RELAY, ANOTHER CHALLENGE

St. Maarten - With just two days to go before the start of the 25th Around The Island Relay, there is a buzz among the participants from the 50 teams and by simply doing the mathematics, it will be approximately 500 athletes in this year’s event.

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UP faction upset about hammering meeting closed – “No respect for parliament”

St. Maarten - The Central Committee meeting scheduled for today Thursday was postponed, and the UP faction protests the manner in which the President of Parliament handled the procedures, interim faction leader Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce stated in a pres

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Central Committee meetings postponed

St. Maarten – Two Central Committee meetings that were scheduled for today were both rescheduled because of the funeral of education Minister Silveria Jacobs’ mother. No new dates were announced yet. The central committee was scheduled to disc

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ARE T/20 CHAMPIONS

St. Maarten - Raken Cornwall had the best bowling figures of 3 for 19 for Antigua And Barbuda when they pulled of a 26 run win over St Kitts to lift the coveted title in the Leeward Islands T/20, tournament which concluded yesterday. It was a long

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Duncan and De Witte at Interpol conference in Italy

St. Maarten - Justice Minister Roland Duncan and Chief Commissioner of Police Peter de Witte are presently attending the 81st General Assembly of Interpol in Rome. The conference ends today. Rome attracted a record number of participants. 100 mini

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PM wants to accommodate BTA permit holders

St. Maarten - The Census Office and the Ministry of Justice are currently collaborating to resolve the matter of Haitian and other Caribbean nationals who are not able to complete their Brooks Tower Accord (BTA) renewal process because they will not

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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PM announces drivers’ license renewal extension

St. Maarten - A new period for Dutch driver’s license holders who are residing on the French side to renew their license was announced on Wednesday.  This period will be up to March 2013 while the Ministry of General Affairs under whose responsibi

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Council of State member Oosting visits St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Senior member of the Council of State and former Dutch Ombudsman Marten Oosting will visit St. Maarten from November 12 until the 15th. His visit is part of the corporation and exchange program between the Council of State in The H