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

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“I have nothing against French people” Vromi-Minister Marlin puts causeway-zombie to rest

St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister William Marlin put the zombie to rest that emerged from statements by the opposition about the causeway-project. “Breathe life into a zombie, call him William Marlin and say he has something against French people,”

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Lions Club adopts roundabout Illidge Road

St. Maarten – The Lions Club will enter into a formal agreement with the government early next year for the upkeep of the roundabout on the Illidge Road. The Lions will keep the roundabout in proper condition, together with the nearby bus stop. In

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No plans to decorate town center

St. Maarten – The government has no plans to decorate the center of Philipsburg with Christmas lights, Vromi-Minister William Marlin said on Monday. On Saturday, the Christmas tree on the Clem Labega Square was lit during a festive ceremony togethe

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St. Peters boys engaged in maintenance works

St. Maarten - Residents of the St. Peters and South Reward area are breathing a sigh of relief now that maintenance and upgrade works have begun in their district. It encompasses beautification of the area and also provides gainful employment for man

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Mental Health Foundation on staff retreat

St. Maarten – After the Mental Health Foundation organized a reception cocktail party last October to celebrate World’s Mental Health Day, together with the celebration of its first year anniversary in the renovated building in Cay Hill, the SZV

Opinion - Posted by on December 12, 2012

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Opinion: Magic

Last Sunday I sat on my porch and when I looked at Simpson Bay Beach, I was flabbergasted! I took my binoculars and what did I see? Aliens had landed! I saw the weirdest vessels I had ever seen. I decided to go to the beach with my dogs Koko and Dush

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Opinion: Misperception

Minister Marlin’s recent statements describing a misperception of the value of the Emilio Wilson Estate requires clarification. Please let me present some facts. After receiving news that government had made an offer to purchase the Estate on July

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Harbour Group completes sand replenishment Great Bay Beach

St. Maarten – Great Bay Beach, one of Philipsburg’s most popular tourist attractions, was recently replenished with sand from the dredging activities carried out to increase the water draft around the two cruise piers at Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise an

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St. Barts makes exclusivity work

ST BARTS - Johanna Jainchill, Travel Weekly's destinations editor, was in St. Barts, exploring the island and staying in two hotels and one villa. Since this island is so close to our shores, we thought it interesting to share her experience with our

Opinion - Posted by on December 12, 2012

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Opinion: Paltry returns

Tom Stieghorst made a point in the online newsletter for the travel industry Travel Weekly about the potential effect of low interest rates on luxury cruise vacations. We just wonder: would this effect also apply on vacations to the Caribbean in gene

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Rotary Sunrise Club donates Christmas tree

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise visited the Crystal Foster Home in South Reward to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holidays with the children from the home last Sunday. They donated a Christmas tree, lights and decorations.

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St. Martin Home gets early Christmas gift

St. Maarten - House of Restoration and Deliverance Ministries International presented gifts and food items to the residents of the St. Martin Home yesterday for their annual luncheon. St. Martin Home is a 60-bed nursing home and home for the elde

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Minister concerned about noise pollution drag strip

St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister William Marlin repeated in a central committee meeting on Monday that no permits have been requested or issued for a drag racing strip. He also indicated that he is not unconditionally in favor of the project. “Though

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on December 12, 2012

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Futsal showdown in the making: RISC Takers face Paradise Inn

St. Maarten - The presence of Leonardo Santiago, a professional footballer from Brazil in the Risc Takers camp as a guest may have been their source of inspiration and they are yet to be defeated with one game left in the 2012 Nagico Veteran League.

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Opinion: Mega fireball

The distinction between news an entertainment is fading in the Telegraaf, the newspaper with the largest circulation in the Netherlands. The newspaper for Awake Holland and the Common Sense paper, as the Telegraaf likes to position itself, reported y

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“Tempo ripped off the region”

St. Maarten - “Mr. Tuitt must believe that the people of St. Maarten came from monkey rather than being created by God. He must believe that people will forget what is said by any government especially when it comes to their tax money. “I know I

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Schotte questions expenses refinery

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte questions the expenses of the government-owned company Curacao refinery (RdK). It received millions of dollars from the lease of the Isla refinery to Petroleos de Venezuela Sociedad Anonima

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Le Floch and Scotney share top honors in Greenhouse run

St. Maarten - For Gael Le Floch and Morgan Scotney, it was a fitting way to end year on a winning note and bring down the curtains on the final race of the year in the Greenhouse to Greenhouse run/walk on Sunday, Scotney who was a part of the grou