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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Swing bridge in causeway completed in May 2013

St. Maarten / WOERDEN – Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet and Harbor Group of companies CEO Mark Mingo visited the head quarters of Volker Stevin and Hollandia in the Netherlands to discuss the progress of the causeway construction and fut

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Design as weapon to fight crime

St. Maarten – Law enforcement officers started a 40-hour course yesterday at the Divi Little Bay Resort that focuses on crime prevention through environmental design. Art Hushen, President of the American National Institute for Crime Prevention

Editorial - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Editorial: Beautification

The initiative by the Justice Ministry to organize a training about crime prevention through environmental design is a positive one that should not end after the 40-hour training for law enforcement officers is completed. From what we have seen, t

Opinion - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Opinion: Why legalizing prostitution is a bad idea

We have written several times about the modern slavery that is practices right under our noses in St. Maarten. It happens in places like the Border Bar, whose owner has been locked up  6 years for human trafficking and for exploiting women at his br

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Emotional Frederick Morton on Tempo opening: “Quality not quantity”

St. Maarten - Chief executive officer of Tempo Networks, Fredrick Morton Jr. said that his focus was not on quantity but quality. Morton Jr. was speaking on Sunday night during the launch of his network’s 7th anniversary celebrations. For the first

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Chaos around the corner

St. Maarten – For the second time in a short period of time the only traffic lights at the Dutch side, at the end of the Walter Nisbeth Road broke down. This malfunction created chaotic scenes on the intersection. It is one of the busiest inters

Opinion - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Opinion: Kudos for the Rolling Stones

It’s kinda weird to live in a society where many young readers may have never heard of the Rolling Stones. Arguably the best ever rock band on earth, the Stones are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary. They will do a couple of concerts to light

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Governor Goedgedrag leaves with mixed feelings

WILLEMSTAD —In a televised farewell speech, outgoing Governor Frits Goedgedrag said that his departure produced mixed feelings; a smile and a tear. A tear, because he resigned from a responsibility which he experienced as the honor of his life.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Call for awareness about domestic violence – Peridot Foundation will replace damaged statue

St. Maarten -  The international day for awareness of violence against women is commemorated until December 16, Peridot Foundation founder Gracita Arrindell said in a press release issued on Sunday when the commemoration started. “The date of N

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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PM: Don’t turn your back on domestic violence

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the Safe Haven benefit concert at Prive Nightclub Sunday evening joining the community in celebrating International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and supporting Safe Haven. Th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Sunrise Rotary participates in End Polio Now campaign

GREAT BAY - The Rotary Club of Saint. Martin Sunrise joins Rotary International today to help raise awareness for polio eradication by joining the world's biggest commercial. Members are donating their Facebook profile “this Close” picture for th

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Young man died during basketball game

St. Maarten – Conray Thomas (23) died of a sudden heart attack, while playing a basketball game Saturday evening during the Church Basketball games at the Melford Hazel Sports complex in Sucker Garden. Thomas fell suddenly on the floor during th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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SHTA-retreat discusses alternative energy

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA recently hosted a General Managers Retreat at the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort under the theme “Energy, Economy and the future of Country St. Maarten.” The keynote address on e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Ombudsman info sessions today and on Thursday

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Office of the Ombudsman has two community information sessions planned this week - today at the library in Philipsburg and on Thursday in the Dutch Quarter Community Center. Both sessions begin at 7.30 p.m. and are schedul

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Rhoda Arrindell co-authors book on Creole languages

St. Maarten - Linguist Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has co-authored two chapters in a new book of scientific studies about how various historically new Caribbean, Pacific, and Houma-French languages originated. The Amsterdam-based John Benjamins Publishing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Reprint Yvette’s cookbook available in bookstores now

St. Maarten - From Yvette’s Kitchen To Your Table – A Treasury of St. Martin’s Traditional & Contemporary Cuisine by Yvette Hyman is back in bookstores. This is the third printing of the popular cookbook in less than two years since it was

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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US vice consul here on St. Maarten December 5 and 6

St. Maarten – The vice consul of the United States of America will be in St. Maarten for services to American citizens on December 5 and 6. Due to unforeseen circumstances the scheduled visit to Saba has been cancelled. On Wednesday December 5 t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Minister Jacobs: “Be the best you can be”

St. Maarten – Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs opened the Rights of the Child sports day last Saturday at the Alberic Richards Stadium in Sandy Ground. Children from both the Dutch and French side participated in the all-day event. In addit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2012

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Minister Marlin demolishes sewage aeration tank – Breath of fresh air for St. Peters residents

St. Maarten – Vromi-minister William Marlin confidently took the controls of a windward roads excavator yesterday afternoon for the symbolic demolition of the Ebenezer aeration tank next to the Scott property in St. Peters, located behind the Sol g