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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Dutch support staff stays until end 2014 at police

St. Maarten – One of Dick Schoof’s last actions as Director-General Police at the Dutch Justice Ministry was a visit to Justice Minister Roland Duncan in St. Maarten. Come Friday, Schoof will begin in his new job as the national coordinator for s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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King Willem Alexander visit possibly on St. Maarten Day

St. Maarten – King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima will visit the Caribbean part of the Kingdom in November. It will be the second royal visit to St. Maarten within two years. While there is no definite date yet, speculations are that the royal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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System near MAC-school effective today – New parking designed to alleviate traffic woes

St. Maarten - In an attempt to alleviate the extremely heavy traffic flow on the road leading to and from the Methodist Agogic School in Betty’s Estate, a new area has been reserved for school busses and parents to park as of today. With so many

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Truck rolls back – motorists escape without injuries

St. Maarten - The driver of a private car and his female passenger are now counting their losses after an overloaded truck rolled back on the car early on Saturday morning near the entrance of Golden Barrell Cactus Drive in Defiance. The accident

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Severe criticism on draft timeshare legislation Berger: “36,000 timeshare owners have left the island”

St. Maarten – “We are monumentally unimpressed with St. Maarten’s proposed timeshare owner consumer protection legislation and we will make that known to the government in St. Maarten,” Jeff Berger wrote in his electronic newsletter St. Maart

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Disgruntled owners desperately want to get out – Timeshare weeks for sale for less than $1,000

St. Maarten – Disgruntled and disappointed timeshare owners are getting rid of their properties in St. Maarten at rock bottom prices, the electronic newsletter St. Maarten’s Weekly News reported this weekend. There is an upside, the newsletter st

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Naturalization ceremony in Dawn Beach – More than one hundred pledge allegiance to Governor Holiday

St. Maarten – Last Thursday 108 people took the pledge of allegiance before Governor Eugene Holiday during a naturalization ceremony at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa. The pledge of allegiance, as being expressed in either taking an oath or m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Public meeting about hillside conservation areas – Planners propose golf course and theme park in Middle Region

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Vromi held its second public meeting about the hillside conservation areas on Thursday evening at the university – ten months after the first meeting in April of last year. Among the new ideas are a 150,000 square me

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Duncan gave incorrect information about ruling – Police officer defeats justice minister in court

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan suffered another defeat in court in the dispute over his refusal to appoint police officer Carlyle Rogers as head of the district team Simpson Bay. The minister dismissed Rogers a couple of months ago as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Complaints about sea wall at Standard Trust property

St. Maarten – A property owner in Guana Bay is currently preparing to erect a wall in a spot that violates the country’s beach policy. Complaints to the inspection department at the Vromi-Ministry did not solve the situation, because inspectors f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Duncan introduces joint control treaty (St. Maarten/St. Martin)

St. Maarten – “This is an historical moment,” Justice Minister Roland Duncan said yesterday at a press conference when he announced the cooperation for joint controls between the two airports on the island. “The Franco Dutch treaty on join

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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First seniors citizen walk a fact

St. Maarten - Last Thursday would have been a day like any other in Philipsburg, except for the novel sight of St. Maarten's past, present and future generations knitted together on the cobblestones of Front Street. On closer inspection, the group c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 25, 2013

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Insel Air allows more luggage on flights to Santa Domingo

St. Maarten - Travelers who fly with Insel Air from Sint Maarten to Santo Domingo until March 31 will receive double Starmiles and are allowed to take along 40 kilos extra luggage for free. Fares on this route start at 728 guilders or $404 US for a r