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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

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

Opinion - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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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

Opinion - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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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

Opinion - Posted by on November 9, 2012

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Marlin wants tunnel from Cole Bay to St. Peters

St. Maarten -   Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin plans to sign off this week on further exploration of the development of tunnels as part of the road network for St. Maarten. Marlin is mulling over the possibility of adding an additional tunnel

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