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Opinion - Posted by on November 13, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: The circus at Jurassic Park

In a recent central committee meeting of parliament, the minister of justice was called to address the parliament on his further plans for justice on St. Maarten. He went on to lay out an elaborate long term 100 million-dollar Justice Park plan with

Editorial - Posted by on November 13, 2012

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Editorial: What is wisdom?

UP-leader Theo Heyliger has challenged the government about the way it is dealing with the interests of the island’s lifeblood – cruise tourism. He sees his carefully crafted relationships with the major players in the industry crumble due to wha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 13, 2012

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King-murder trial in January to court

St. Maarten – The investigation into the September 21 murder of Michael and Thelma King is nearing completion, Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday. The case will go to trial in the beginning of January next year. The investig

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Ombudsman Arduin now regional director

St. Maarten - The Ombudsman of Sint Maarten, Dr. Nilda Arduin has been appointed as one of the Regional Directors of the Latin American and the Caribbean Region of the International Ombudsman Institute at the world conference in Wellington, New Zeala

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Opinion: Good behavior

How do you change people’s behavior? That question has hunted politicians all over the world forever. And based on results, they still have not found the answer. This has something to do with the way politicians view people. In the socialist vis

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Opinion: Enviro tax

Aruba is leading the way in the Caribbean in several fields. Efforts in the area of renewable energy are one of the first things that come to mind, but now the country is also making headway with tax reform. And there is a remarkable proposal in t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 13, 2012

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St. Peters resident objects to tunnel plan

St. Maarten -  Community activist Rene Koto Wilson  is up in arms over the recent announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin to build at least two tunnels one of which is expected to pass through the St. Peters district, Wilson’s ho

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Three vacancies on board Chamber of Commerce

GREAT BAY – Three positions will become vacant on the board of the Chamber of Commerce per January 1. From tomorrow until November 27 nominations for these positions can be submitted, the chamber stated in a press release. It did not specify which

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UP-leader Theo Heyliger talks cruise tourism “Damage will take years to repair”

St. Maarten – “The damage these guys are going to do will take years to repair,” United People’s party-leader Theo Heyliger said last week in a TV-broadcast of Oral Gibbes Live. Heyliger was referring to the government’s decision to pull th

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 13, 2012

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Marigot announces stray dog action

MARIGOT – The Collectivité de Saint Martin will round up stray dogs from public roads between next Monday until the end of the month. Dog owners are advised to keep their animals at home and attached, also after the stray dog-action ends. For i

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Governor’s address: “Secure our future to honor the work of our forefathers”

BELLE PLAINE – A call to secure our future in honor of the work of our forefathers; this is how Governor drs. Eugène Holiday presented St. Maarten Day’s theme “One people, respecting the past, investing in the future” in his address on Sunda

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Richard Vrutaal wins youth tennis tourney

St. Maarten – Richard Vrutaal won the 11th annual youth tennis tournament hosted by the LAB sports academy the past weekend in the open class category. Dwayn Jolly became the sub champ. Roselyn Coleman won the open class for women. In the beginn

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Diving experts more than welcome

St. Maarten – During  visitors’ day at the Coast Guard substation in Simpson Bay, Dutch navy divers and experts from St. Martin’s emergency services deliberated on disaster relief and the added value of having diving professionals from the Dut

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Silver snake amazes Pond Island residents

St. Maarten - At first sight it seemed to be an earthworm but after several minutes of bickering scavengers, Earlington Duzon decided to look closer.  That is when he saw the distinct black markings of Bonaire’s extremely elusive Silver Snake, the

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St. Maarten Taxi associations: too many taxis

St. Maarten – The government has already issued more than 360 taxi permits and there are more underway. Three taxi associations have expressed their concerns about this in letters to Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Governor drs. Eugène Ho

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Renovated Kooyman MegaStore reopens

St. Maarten - The renovation has been completed and on Saturday Kooyman MegaStore officially reopened. The festive reopening offered customers many specials, prizes, music, activities for kids and treats for everybody. “Customers reacted very en

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Nathan Smith wins Optimist Championship

GREAT BAY – Last Saturday the St. Maarten Yacht Club organized the yearly SOL St Maarten Optimist Championship. For the first time this year the event took place at sea. Under perfect water conditions the children between 8 and 15 were sailing in t

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Minister Jacobs: “Don’t dismiss the importance of hard work”

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Sports Silveria Jacobs addressed the meaning of St. Maarten Day and what it symbolizes for St. Maarteners in her St. Maarten Day address. “St. Maarten Day is a very personal day for m

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Marlin concerned about Weymouth Hill development

St. Maarten - The government's plan to develop Link 6 which goes through Weymouth Hill and extends to Dutch Quarter has been met with a degree of skepticism but Minister of Vromi William Marlin has assured that all infrastructural work will be done

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Agreement about St. Martin/St. Maarten driver’s licenses

St. Martin - The French and Dutch sides of the island signed an agreement during Sunday’s St. Maarten Day celebration that will give French-side residents holding a Dutch-side driver’s license until March 31 of next year  to renew their license;

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Council of State in Central Committee meeting

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of parliament meet this morning at 10.00 a.m. for a presentation about the working relationship between the Council of Advice and parliament by a delegation of the Dutch Council of State. The delegation will c

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Walk and bikeathon for World Diabetes Day

St. Maarten – Coming Saturday a walk and bikeathon will be organized to commemorate World Diabetes Day which will be held worldwide tomorrow. Participants are asked to come dressed in blue and join the organizers for the walk and bikeathon that