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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Penal code for review to Constitutional Court

GREAT BAY – Ombudsman Nilda Arduin has petitioned the Constitutional Court with a request to annul three articles in the penal code that was approved by the parliament on May 25 of last year and that was signed into law by Governor Eugene Holiday o

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IT-trailblazer Computech opens facility in Galis Bay

GALIS BAY, St. Martin – Computech opened its doors for business yesterday at a location right next to the building of the Port Authority in Galis Bay. Managing partners Jean Arnell and Alain Roper gave journalists a tour of their $3 million-facilit

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Opinion: A view on St. Maarten beaches

Jeff Berger’s St. Maarten Weekly News electronic newsletter every now and then contains useful criticism of the Friendly Island. Never one to mince his words, Berger puts his finger on those shortcomings that are screaming for improvement and that

Editorial - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Editorial: Constitutional review

The Ombudsman’s decision to take the new penal code to the Constitutional Court for review is a wise one - and one some might even consider courageous. The review of the articles about animal cruelty and about higher penalties for crimes against

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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St. Maarten Ombudsman focuses on networking

St. Maarten – The office of the Ombudsman will focus this year of compiling a list of private entities with public authority, on fine-tuning its internal procedures and on networking, Ombudsman dr. Nilda Arduin said at her first press conference of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Phone trouble at SZV, St. Maarten

St. Maarten – The SZV is experiencing technical problems with its telephone system and advises clients to use its general email address info@uszv.org for queries and appointments. The problems with the phone lines surfaced on and off over the pa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Stat updates geographic information system

St. Maarten - The Department of Statistics (Stat) works together with the Ministry of Vromi to collect data to update the government’s Geographic Information System. This initiative entails collecting and recording up-to-date information on the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Evening ferry service St. Maarten to Anguilla launched

St. Maarten - A new evening ferry service is available from St. Maarten to Anguilla for visitors arriving at 9:55 pm on the American Airlines flight from Miami. Travel Weekly reports that the Sea Shuttle service meets the flight and transfers pass

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Arrindell supports screening law

St. Maarten – United People’s party MP Gracita Arrindell supports the call for a national law for the screening of ministers. “This is a step in the right direction” Arrindell stated in a press release. “We are looking forward to receive th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Immigration issues affect youth. Education Minister Jacobs says

St. Maarten - Immigration has adversely affected the island’s youth and placed a burden on limited resources. The Integrated Youth and Sports Policy as presented by Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Minister Silveria Jacobs will help to solve som

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Library focuses on local artists for Black History Month

St. Maarten —The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) is hosting its annual Black History Month Celebrations under the theme “Grafting Roots: Passing on the Legacy”. This year the primary focus will be on the achievements of St. Maarteners in thr

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St. Maarten featured in US medical tourism debate

St. Maarten - One of the initiators of the American Clinic here that is expected to expose the island to medical tourism, Dr. Samuel Hess was featured in the American media this week, as he along with other doctors contributed to the discourse on alt

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Samuel and Holiday gives statement on Queen’s abdication

St. Maarten – Governor Eugene Holiday and President of Parliament drs. Rodolphe Samuel, expressed their gratitude to the Queen and their confidence in the future King Willem-Alexander in a press release yesterday. “Her Majesty Queen Beatrix’

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Peridot Foundation reports increased web site traffic

St. Maarten – “On December 23 we were happy to have made one step further in our battle to win the war against domestic or relational violence and keep the awareness on the front burner of the social agenda of our society,” Gracita Arrindell, f

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‘Beatrix did a marvelous job’ Portrait of a Queen

St. Maarten – The abdication of Queen Beatrix, was covered in every news program all over the world.  Last Monday Queen Beatrix announced in a speech to the nation her abdication from the throne and that she would hand over her duties to her son P

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Illegal fish traps in marine park

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently removed fish traps that were placed illegally inside of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park. The fish traps or fish pots were well within the Marine Park, close to the Fishbowl Dive Site. Nature Fou