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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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B Plus will take case to European Court of Justice – Corallo loses license for video lottery in Italy

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The situation for Francesco Corallo’s Italian company B Plus became more complicated last week after the Council of State rejected his appeal against a decision to exclude the company from the lucrative video-lott

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Drunken tourist in coma after accident

St. Maarten - A drunken tourist from Great Britain, identified by the police as 30-year-old G.D.R. was hit by a car when he attempted to cross the Welfare Road near La Bamba in Simpson Bay on Saturday morning around 3.30 a.m. The man suffered several

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Hospital reacts disappointed to comments by De Weever

St. Maarten – The supervisory council of the St. Maarten Medical Center SMMC regrets public statements made by Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever. In a press release issued yesterday the council noted that Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Willia

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Row mars Miss Semana Dominica pageant

St. Maarten - What started out as a highly anticipated queen pageant where six girls were vying for the coveted title in the Miss Semana Dominicana  turned out into a near fiasco seconds after the incoming queen, Ordis Supulveda was crowned by Wanda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Community council in the making – The boys from Cay Hill spark neighborhood-action

St. Maarten - Employment opportunities, regular fumigation exercises, a multipurpose complex/community centre, adherence to building codes and environmental standards are just some of the needs that the people of Cay Hill have identified for themselv

Opinion - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Reader’s Letter: A job at SZV

My name is Ameera Groeneveldt and this is my story about what happened to me at my former job at SZV. Since day one it has always been a challenge to be respected and accepted by my former SZV employer, Ms. Esther Recio-Halley, and newly appointed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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St. Maarten Police get six more cars within next two months

St. Maarten – The condition of the police force’s car fleet is worrisome, Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte told this newspaper yesterday. “Cars for emergency assistance are on the road seven days a week, 24 hours per day, and they are often dr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Demand for advertising on airport jet bridges soars

St. Maarten - Following the rebranding of the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), demand for advertising space on the jet bridges has been overwhelming, Managing Director Regina Labega says. “This is a clear indication of confidence in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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David Jessop: “Crime is damaging Caribbean development”

St. Maarten - Over the last year, a number of studies have looked at the adverse effect that crime is having on Caribbean development, David Jessop, director of the Caribbean Council writes in an article that was published on News Americas. “The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Cole Bay part lagoon heavily polluted

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recorded significantly elevated levels of pollution in the Cole Bay section of the Simpson Bay Lagoon last week. “Although that particular area of the lagoon is known to have poor water quality, recent

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Police find gun in Middle Region

St. Maarten – Police officers patrolling Middle Region in the vicinity of the Samuel bakery confiscated Glock-19 firearm they found in the bushes after a group of young men ran away when the patrol approached. Police officers spotted the youngst

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Insel Air will not expand to Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – The aviation company Insel Air has decided to temporarily stop the expansion of its flights to Venezuela. This is a direct consequence of the devaluation of the bolivar, which since today has become one third less compared

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Psychology presentation at youth leadership awards

St. Maarten - With the participation of 124 Interactors and other youth leaders, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event was declared open on Thursday evening by assistant district 7020 governor James Ferris. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Mi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Students to Erasmian European Youth Parliament conference

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – For the first time, Sint Maarten will be represented at the Erasmian European Youth Parliament conference 2013. Moreover, it is the only country situated outside European Union to be present at this prestigious event. The studen

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Attorney tears apart investigation on gold bar heist

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Attorney Ernst Tielkemeyer tears apart the ongoing investigation on the gold heist that occurred on November 30. The attorney denounced on Wednesday, that authorities falsified documents in the case in which more than 70 gold

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Caribbean growth elusive without competitive tourism industry

News Americas, LONDON - There are strong signs that the numbers of visitors from the U.S. and Canada are once again on the increase and that the world’s most advanced developing economies, including China and Brazil, are gradually returning to prev

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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World Day of Social Justice – Older people mostly ignored in emergencies around the world

St. Maarten - HelpAge International says humanitarian agencies and donors have failed to address the needs of older people in emergency situations around the world - despite older people being among the most vulnerable. HelpAge has chosen 20 February

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Rutte denies haste over naming Máxima queen

THE HAGUE – Criticism of the decision to call Princess Máxima Queen once her husband Willem-Alexander becomes king on April 30 were shrugged off by the Prime Minister's office yesterday. A number of legal experts said in Friday's NRC that royalty

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Editorial: A safer environment for all

The story we publish today about the effect of crime on economic development may not contain any references to St. Maarten, but this does not mean that what Caribbean Council Director David Jessop has to say about this issue does not affect our islan

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Caribbean teachers in legal limbo in the USA

News Americas, NEW YORK - Over sixteen dozen Caribbean-born teachers, recruited by the New York City Board of Education ten years ago to teach in public schools in the Big Apple, are still in legal limbo in the system – unable to secure green card

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Medical specialists will start own investigation into fraud

WILLEMSTAD – Nena Abbad, President of the Medical Specialist Association of Curacao, promised to start an internal investigation into fraud accusations against a colleague. She made this promise to Jan Huurman, Health Inspector, during a meeting at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 18, 2013

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Renewed levels of energy

St. Maarten - The unavoidable absence of Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams at yesterday’s U2 Can Move fitness Zumba class had little or no effect on the small group that turned up on the parking lot behind the Government Administration Building.