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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Vesuvius gang members appeal their verdicts

GREAT BAY – All seven gang members in the Vesuvius-trial have appealed their verdicts. The term to file for appeal ends today. On November 15, Judge Rick Smid sentenced Omar Jones and Carlos Richardson to life in prison for murdering Hector Miguel

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Education ministry wants National Parents Platform

St. Maarten – The Education Ministry is working on the establishment of a National Parents Platform to support the involvement of parents in the education of their children. “Parents all over the world are looking for support and assistance to

Opinion - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Emperor Bobo

My two lesbian dogs were wagging their tail around 5 0'clock in the afternoon. Time to go swim ! Normally I walk to Royal Palm to swim, but arriving at the best beach bar of St. Maarten (Buccaneer Beach Bar) I saw a crowd: Henri Brookson and Michel S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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This afternoon at the library – Loekie Morales launches Overseas Bloodline

St. Maarten – Author Loekie Morales launches her book Overseas Bloodline this afternoon at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. The theme of the book is a family search. The launch is scheduled to begin at 5.30 p.m. Sponsored by the Windward islands

Opinion - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Opinion: Life is not fair

We have known for quite some time that life is not fair (mind you: we’re not complaining, just stating a fact) and now we have confirmation from the Central Bureau for Statistics in the Netherlands. The bureau published figures from last year showi

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Miss Caraibes Hibiscus contestants begin arriving

St. Maarten - For the next two weeks, beauty, grace and pageantry will take center stage on both sides of the island when the 20 contestants vying for the prestigious prize in the 22nd annual Miss Caraibes Hibiscus go about their daily routines which

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Jeffry: ‘Tourism is everybody’s business’

St. Maarten - Local author and historian Daniella Jeffry will be launching a revised version of her book 1963-A Landmark Year in St. Martin soon and this Saturday she plans to sign copies of the retrospective publication on the advent of tourism at V

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Par excluded from transition-cabinet

WILLEMSTAD —It is most unlikely that political party Par will be included in the formation process, now that negotiations are making progress. Negotiating parties recently made agreements on the transition-cabinet for a period of three to six mo

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Construction work Cole Bay area as of today

The Ministry of Vromi announced upcoming road works for the Cole Bay project of which concerns the areas of Cole Bay, Cay Bay, Pelican and Simpson Bay. As of today until December 3, the works are scheduled to start at 6 a.m. till 5 p.m. and will r

Opinion - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Opinion: Rising youth unemployment

Youth unemployment in St. Maarten is a huge problem, but in Europe jobless youngsters are becoming a close to unmanageable situation. Trouw reported yesterday that a breathtaking 14 million young people in Europe are unemployed. Many youngsters are s

Editorial - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Editorial: Parents platform

The Education Ministry’s initiative to create a national parents platform is a good step towards structured parental involvement in children’s education. It will likely strengthen the ties between the schools and the home front – and given the

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Town hall meeting on Thursday

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Vromi has organized a town hall meeting coming Thursday covering Middle Region and Dutch Quarter. Residents, stakeholders and other interested are invited to attend this meeting which will take place at the Belveder

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Wheelchair tennis tournament opens at Port de Plaisance

PORT-DE-PLAISANCE---Minister Silveria Jacobs opened the tennis tournament for the top wheel chair tennis players in the world by hitting the first ball down the court with Brad Parks who was the first handicapped athlete to introduce wheel chair tenn

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Haitians shocked Labour office closes BTA process

St. Maarten - President of the United Haitian Community Guerrier Jeston is appealing for leniency on behalf of his community from the Ministry of Labour following the closure of work permit renewal process under the Brooks Tower Accord, yesterday.

Opinion - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Opinion: Extreme tourism

British backpacker Graham Hughes has taken tourism to a new level by visiting all 193 UN-member countries plus eight other states like Vatican-City and the Palestinian territories in 1,426 days. Since 2009, Hughes was on average every seven days in a

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Teams suffer mixed fortunes in Digicel sponsored tournament

St. Maarten- A Mohit Hingorani 11 clinched the 30 over encounter which was played last Saturday and Vimal Ragubir’s side rebounded to win the T-20 game when the curtains went down on the second annual Grassroots tournament sponsored by Digicel.