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Uliska Benjamin is Miss Pitchounette, St. Maarten

Uliska Benjamin is Miss Pitchounette, St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Uliska Benjamin, was the last contestant from the group of five but certainly not the least and after four of the sashes, there was no doubt on anyone’s mind that she was going to be the Miss Pitchounette for 2013. The judges agreed a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima take over on April 30: H.M. Queen Beatrix abdicates

St. Maarten / THE HAGUE – H.M. Queen Beatrix announced yesterday that she will abdicate on April 30 and transfer power to her son Willem Alexander. Starting next year, Kings Day on April 26 will replace the celebration of the Queen’s birthday tha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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Animal Welfare Foundation releases 2012-figures: More than one thousand pets sterilized last year

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation sterilized 1,012 mostly female pets last year and collected 651 unwanted, stray, or injured animals, including goats, pigs, cows and birds. This appears from the foundation’s annual report tha

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St. Maarten census data expected in August

St. Maarten – The final results of the April 2011 census should be ready by August, Minister of Economic Affairs and Tourism Romeo Pantophlet told members of the Central Committee yesterday in a meeting called by the United People’s party-faction

Editorial - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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Abdication of H.M. Queen Beatrix

The long awaited abdication of H.M. Queen Beatrix comes at a logical moment that has not surprised many royalty-watchers. On Thursday the queen turns 75 and this is also the year that the Kingdom of the Netherlands celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Opinion - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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With much satisfaction many of us applaud the news of the Immigration and Labor controls soon to start on business establishments. But what does it all mean? What results will it deliver? But most importantly, will the controls make a difference for

Opinion - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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Opinion: Farmers Almanac

The other day, with a couple of loose dollars in my pocket I decided on impulse to purchase a copy of Dr. Mac Donald’s Farmers Almanac 2013. It comes with a canary yellow cover at a price of $3.50 from the cover, I learned that this was the 116t

Opinion - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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Reader’s Letter: Role models

O.K., Russell Simmons writes a lot of nonsense about abortion, euthanasia and homosexuality, but lately I liked his article about the importance of role models. Indeed, it is very important for everybody to have a role model. Let me tell the reader h

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Opinion: Wasting time (at the Central Committee Meeting)

Yesterday’s Central Committee meeting was a classic example of a non-meeting. And no, we are not criticizing Minister Pantophlet – who actually provided a classic example of how to deal with questions in a most effective manner – and we’re no

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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Lost hikers saved by St. Maarten police

St. Maarten - Last Sunday at approximately 06.30 p.m. the Central Police Dispatch received a phone call from a female stating that she and her female friend had left from the Emilio Wilson Park at 3 p.m. for a hike through the hills to Pic Paradise o

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Rotary Club donates recorders for research

St. Maarten – The Mental Health Foundation is embarking on an effort to collect data regarding the disease burden of psychiatric disorders on St. Maarten. This research, which is called: “School prevalence of select childhood psychiatric disorder

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St Dominic high School wins at board games

St. Maarten – The St. Dominic High School Student Council last emerged champions of the 5th  Annual Interscholastic Board Games Competition hosted by the United Student Government Front (USGF) last Thursday. 50 students from a number of high sc

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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Despite understaffing, St. Maarten sports development continues

St. Maarten - Since 10.10.10 the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs has existed as one body. The government has seen the need for a separation of the two but severe understaffing could further affect the implementation of projects, when the unit

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Home of the late Charlie Jacobs to be demolished

St. Maarten - Minister of Culture Silveria Jacobs has confirmed that the house which belonged to the late Charles Jacobs in Cole Bay will be demolished with plans for a junior basketball court and small meeting hall to replace it. The minister tol

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Concerns about falling rocks stall Fort Willem project on St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Minister of Sport Silveria Jacobs reported that while plans for a basketball court in Fort Willem are underway, concerns about falling rocks in the area could stall the process further. She was at time speaking to Parliamentarians durin

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MP Meyers-Olivacce: Lack of coordination within government is “disturbing”

St. Maarten – Interim faction leader of the United People’s party Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce labeled “the lack of coordination within the government apparatus up to the end of December” as “very disturbing” in a press release issued yesterday

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Road Runners race tomorrow

St. Maarten – The Police Department is informing the general public that on tomorrow, the St. Maarten Road Runners will again be having a running race from the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities via the Board Walk to Sea Palace and back. The race will t

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Youth Affairs monitors teen pregnancy

St. Maarten -The concerns that National Alliance Parliamentarian George Pantophlet raised about an increase in teenage pregnancy were addressed by Youth Affairs Minister Silveria Jacobs last week. Jacobs said that the Department of Youth Affairs w

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 29, 2013

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Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano to be at the 2013 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta party

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is adding another act to the Sunday party at Kim Sha Beach, the world-acclaimed Dutch DJ duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, on March 3rd 2013. After the Grammy Award winning Commodores have gotten the crow