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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Suspect arrested in Piranha investigation

St. Maarten - On Monday the Special Investigation Unit (Landsrecherche) arrested 59-year old R.A.G., the Public prosecutor’s Office stated in a press release issued last night. The arrest is the result of an investigation dubbed Piranha that starte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Town hall meeting at university: Guana Bay residents against link to road in Red Pond

St. Maarten – Residents in Guana Bay are not waiting for improvements to the road network in their district if this means upgrading the Wavy Clam Road and building a connection between the Marsh Clam Road and the Tusk Shell Road in Red Pond. Reside

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Minister Pantophlet claims Tempo event was a success

St. Maarten –The Tempo Turns 7 event has accomplished its primary goal, which was to generate significant exposure for St. Maarten, Economic Affairs and Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet stated in a press release issued yesterday. The minister stat

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Risc Takers moves up one spot

St. Maarten - In the battle for supremacy to see which teams will end up at the top in the 2012 Nagico futsal competition, the Risc Takers is just one of the teams that now stands a chance to secure a championship title after the last round of matche

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Pantophlet and Marlin in parliament

St. Maarten –Minister of Tourism Romeo Pantophlet and Minister William Marlin will be meeting parliamentarians on Friday and Monday. The Central Committee session with Minister Pantophlet is scheduled for Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the General

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Seniors want proposed pension increase doubled

St. Maarten -Several social organizations that champion causes of the elderly have reacted to a proposal to increase pensions and the age of retirement. Following a seminar that the Public Health and Social Development Ministry in collaboration with

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400 drug cases per year

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – 300 to 400 drug-related cases are intercepted by customs officers at Hato Airport per year. In 2010, the airport team had arrested a total of 349 suspects with drugs, less than 404 suspects arrested the previous year, accordin

Editorial - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Editorial: The devil at work

Economic Affairs and Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet claims in a press statement the Tempo Turns 7 birthday bash as a success. Of course, many people beg to differ. The events were so poorly attended that they made Tempo CEO Frederick Morton cry

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Nagico to Nagico cycle race on Sunday

St. Maarten - Cyclists from some of the top clubs on the island and a few from Guadeloupe go to the line for the start in the Nagico to Nagico Cycle race on Sunday. The race is expected to become an annual event. The 84 km race which is sponsored

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Sixty children take part in Kim Sha beach cleanup

St. Maarten - At least sixty children from different schools were involved in the first beach cleanup organized by the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and Nature Foundation, as part of the Regatta Art Competition over the weekend at Kim Sha Beach. Th

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James objects to causeway-toll

St. Maarten – “When the causeway bridge is completed French St. Martin citizens and residents should boycott the Dutch side if a toll is implemented,” United People’s party MP Jules James stated in a press release issued last night. “Acc

Opinion - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Opinion: Live and let live

The BES-islands and Saba in particular, offer a welcome refuge for same-sex couples from Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten who want to get legally married. The first such marriage was closed in Saba yesterday between an Aruban man and his Venezuelan par

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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“We can safely say we’re prepared” Marlin activates storm-water pump

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Vromi, William Marlin turned on one of the three storm water pumps Monday afternoon on Pond Island. Accompanied by Secretary General Louis Brown, Smaal Services NV representative Willem Barendsen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Stores open on Kingdom Day and Boxing day

St. Maarten – Stores will be allowed to remain open until 10 p.m. during the month of December, Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet announced in a press release yesterday. The extended opening hours do also apply to boxing day (December 26)

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Tempo by the numbers

St. Maarten – This article appeared on October 15 on Today’s opinion page. It is a well thought through analysis of the numbers behind the Tempo network and it puts the $400,000 the government pumped into the network’s birthday bash in perspect

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Ministry issues safety tips for Christmas decorations

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Holiday shoppers are busy buying Christmas trees and lights to adorn their home this holiday season. As the day gets closer, families are bustling around to have everything in place for Santa Claus’s visit. As part of the

Opinion - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Opinion: Black Peter (Zwarte Piet)

If you’re white and you want to make the case in favor of Zwarte Piet, does that make you a racist? Hedy Kockx wrote yesterday on this page that she is ashamed to be from the Netherlands because of the Sinterklaas-celebration and the accompanying c

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Belizaire is Powerade Sprint champion

St. Maarten - From the word go, Wilfrid Belizaire surged into the lead in the swimming leg of the 2012 Powerade Sprint Triathlon and was never challenged. His closest rival Greg Pigeon had to settle for the second place followed by Daniel Miller in t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 5, 2012

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Deadline today for CXC

St. Maarten– Today is the deadline for private candidates wishing to register for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams to sign up. The Division of Examinations located in the Brooks Tower Building, Falcon Drive, Harbour View issued a remi