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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 10, 2012

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Ancestral concept wins Living Statues Festival

St. Maarten –Therry Michel and Juda-El Sam are the winners of the Living Statues Festival with their concept ‘Ancestral’ which was held yesterday. Sixty-five contestants were participating in this year’s event with 40 statues that were cov

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Elody Pradel new Miss Caraibes Hibiscus Queen

St. Maarten - When 20-year-old Elody Pradel from Guadeloupe was crowned as the 22nd Miss Caraibes Hibiscus Queen from a field of 19 contestants, she followed the footsteps of Ludmilla Canourgues, who won that same title 17 years ago for Guadeloupe.

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Two men shot to death on Illidge Road

St. Maarten – Two men are dead after a shooting that took place in front of the Francis Bar on Illidge Road early Sunday morning around five o’clock. Police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson said that the two men had had a feud that went back q

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No approval for 2010 annual accounts: Unauthorized budget overruns NA-government total $26 million

St. Maarten – The General Audit Chamber has abstained from giving a definite opinion about St. Maarten’s 2010 annual accounts. While the auditors found quite some irregularities in the accounts, the main reason for withholding an opinion is the l

Editorial - Posted by on December 10, 2012

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Editorial: Control

If a government is able to spend money while this is not accounted for in the budget, as a report by the General Audit Chamber reveals, there are two problems. First of all there is obviously a government that does not play by the rules. Generally

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Big troupes are back; 32 pageant contestants: High registration numbers for St. Maarten Carnival 2013

PHILIPSBURG—The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is past its registration period for most areas and has reported a high amount of registrants for Carnival 2013. The registration period closed on December 1. In particular, the S

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The Christmas season is now officially open

St. Maarten – The Christmas tree lighting ceremony brought hundreds of people to the center of Philipsburg on Saturday evening. Santa made a tour of the town with Isidore York’s steel band and the children of Urmain Dormouy’s Generation New Sta

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St. Maarten’s Divi Resort receives Blue flag again

St. Maarten - Divi Little Bay Hotel received for the second year the Blue Flag award from Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic). Blue Flag is an international symbol of quality that is recognized by tourists and tour operators; it can be u

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Jacobs returns from Barbados

St. Maarten– Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs recently paid a two-day working visit to Barbados where she looked at how special needs education is structured in that country. The minister also met with Ronald Jones, Minister of Education and H

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Tempo network claims 200,000 entries to St. Maarten promotion

St. Maarten - The Tempo network claims that it has received more than 200,000 entries for the sweepstake it organized together with Cablevision to promote St. Maarten as a vacation destination. There is no independent source available to confirm the

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Youth Link Foundation calls for smoking ban

St. Maarten – The Youth Link Foundation wants Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever to establish a smoking ban in public areas.  "It is time we ban smoking in all public areas and let it be properly enforced by the relevant authorities," the

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Almost all economic indicators are positive

St. Maarten – Almost all economic indicators for the first half year are up according to a publication by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The figures contain an indication for economic growth that refers not to 2012 but to 2010: it is a negative

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SHTA presents ideas about revitalizing Philipsburg, St. Maarten

St. Maarten - The Director for the Restaurant Division of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA Valentin Davis presented a document titled “The Way to Economic Growth in our Capital” to Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin last w

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Minister Marlin in parliament today

St. Maarten - Parliamentarians will meet with Vromi-Minister William Marlin this morning at 10 a.m. for a continuation of a meeting about zoning and maintenance. The MPs will have the opportunity to pose questions to the minister of Public Housing

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Tips for safe meals during the holiday season

St. Maarten – Those who are planning for the upcoming holiday season has already been looking at their holiday meal shopping requirements. Cooking up a storm for this holiday season is one of the Christmas traditions. Part of the excitement of t

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Paradise Inn joins Dollar A Day program

St. Maarten - The Paradise Inn joins the Dollar-A-Day program of the SHTA, the hospitality and trade association stated in a press release. The participation gives the hotel access to the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) profe

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Middle Region and Defiance name their person of the year

St. Maarten – The Middle Region and Defiance Community Council will name one of the districts’ residents its person of the year in an award ceremony on Thursday. “His contribution to Middle Region and Defiance is outstanding and it started m