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Editorial - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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Editorial: Who is in control?

UP-leader Theo Heyliger came out swinging after six months of radio silence in a candid interview on Oral Gibbes Live last week. If there is anything to his statements about the sand that was dredged from the Great Bay area and that was subsequently

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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St. Maarten Day 2012 – Friendship sealed with a hug

St. Maarten – On a mostly sunny and warm day, the French and the Dutch side of the island joined in the celebration of St. Maarten Day at the border monument in Belle Plaine / Belvedere. The celebration marked the 520th year since the island was di

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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Coors Light takes back relay title

St. Maarten -Had it not been for a not so good performance from one of the runners on the Coors Light Relay team during the early stage who completed the 10 stage course with a time of 2 hours and 29 seconds, they would have established a new record.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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PM: Violence and abuse is everyone’s problem

GREAT BAY – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams addressed the attendants to the Safe Haven Women’s Festival on the Clem Labega Square on Saturday. Safe Haven celebrates November as the month for creating awareness against domestic violence. The

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Philips fails in quest for title

GREAT BAY- Considering his track record as a kick boxer, fight fans expected a good performance from Junior Philips when he challenged Brian Vaarnold from Suriname for the Thai Caribbean title, but he ran out of gas in the second round, much to the d

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Expert assesses palm trees

GREAT BAY– A consultant from Jamaica Dr. Wayne Myrie is currently on the island carrying out an assessment to look at some of the iconic palm trees that might be infected.   This inspection will be done on behalf of the Inspection Depart

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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St. Maarten Day celebration – Leaders focus on cooperation

FRENCH QUARTER—The St. Maarten Day celebrations hosted by the Collectivité of St. Martin began with an ecumenical church service at the Methodist Church in French Quarter yesterday. Following the wreath laying ceremonies at the border monument in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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“I doubt that Tourism Minister understands his role” – UP-leader Theo Heyliger takes government to task

St. Maarten – A tunnel from St. Peters to Cole Bay would cost around $200 million and the government would have to bring up $1.6 million a year to cover these costs, United People’s party-leader Theo Heyliger said in a TV-broadcast of Oral Gibbes

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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Roundabout walkathon draws fifty participants

St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams hosted an early morning walkathon on St. Maarten’s Day that led participants past the icons celebrated on the roundabouts. The PM led a group of some fifty civil servants and citizens on the walk.

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Pope’s ambassador here to recharge spirituality

St. Maarten - Vatican Ambassador to the Caribbean Region and Apostolic Nuncio in the Dutch Caribbean, Archbishop Nicola Girasoli has summed up his visit to St. Maarten, thus far as “very beautiful, excellent and surprising.” His visit to the isla

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Anguilla ends Antigua’s dominance

St. Maarten - In the ten year history of the Nagico/Leeward Islands 50 over competition, Antigua and Barbuda had the lion’s share of victories, but a superb batting performance from Ashan Hodge, who was not out on 30 and Kelbert Walters, not out on

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Large oil spill in Cay Bay

GREAT BAY – Last Friday the Nature Foundation responded with its vessel Yellow Tail to reports of a significant oil spill approximately 500 yards from shore of the Cay Bay/ Pelican area. Once on scene the situation was assessed and the environmenta

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PM opens Shame and Scandal

St. Maarten – Thursday evening the Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the theatrical production “Shame and Scandal” at the Philipsburg Cultural Center. The play, written by Fabian Badejo and Directed by Earl Duzong, is centered on them

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Man found dead after fire in Hope Estate

St. Maarten –A dead body of a still unidentified man was discovered yesterday evening going on Sunday morning at Hope Estate. According to the police reports, the body was discovered after a fire in the bushes close to the Genevieve de Weever Schoo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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Information meeting Oasis game

St. Maarten – Thursday an information meeting will be held for the upcoming Oasis game. This game will take place during two weekends which will be the weekend of 24-25 November and 1-2 December. Anyone related to Dutch Quarter in any way, are invi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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Inmate stabbed in prison-fight

St. Maarten – A fight in the Pointe Blanche prison between at least three inmates left one man with a broken jaw and another with at least two stab wounds. The fight broke out for unknown reasons between Erno L. jr. and Christopher Carty. Omar J

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St. Maarten Prime minister overseas transfer of archives

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams oversaw the transfer of government archives to the new archive vault inside of the new government building. The prime minister, as Minister of General Affairs, is responsible for the archives secti