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Police and Nagico start road safety campaign

St. Maarten - The Police Force of St. Maarten is launching a road safety campaign, aimed at creating awareness and changing driving behavior in an effort to minimize the number of road fatalities and traffic accidents. The campaign is supported by Na

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 4, 2013

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“Legislation could make banking more expensive”: Fatca forces banks to dance to the tune of Uncle Sam

St. Maarten – Did the Democratic Party faction ask for a central committee meeting about Facta or about Fatca? A media report stating that MPs Leroy de Weever and Roy Marlin want a meeting to discuss the consequences for local businesses of legisla

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E-Government kicks in

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt and Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced the first digital service to the public on its online service portal eLogin. It became active on Friday as part of digitalizing government services (e-Go

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On occasion of inauguration King Willem-Alexander: Dutch fund hunts for Kroonappels

St. Maarten - On the occasion of the upcoming inauguration of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, the Oranje Fonds organizes a special edition of the ‘Appeltjes van Oranje’.  The public is requested to choose the most precious social initia

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St. Maarten Airport launches new logo

St. Maarten - Over 200 invited guests gathered at gate A1 of the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on Saturday evening for a presentation of the airport’s rebranding. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Deputy Prime Minister William

Editorial - Posted by on February 4, 2013

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Editorial: Fatca rules

It is probably good that two MPs woke up to the fact that Fatca-rules are going to hit St. Maarten – and everyone else in the world for that matter – by June 30. The banks have no choice but to abide by these rules, otherwise they won’t be a

Opinion - Posted by on February 4, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: Foreign national holidays

Upon invitation by the Indian Merchants Association (IMA), on Thursday, January 29 last, Mr. Albert Adam (‘Jesse’) and myself attended the celebration of the Indian Republic Day. This event is commemorated every year on January 26. This tim

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Reader’s Opinion: Forgotten Criteria

Dear Editor: The Honorable Minister of Finance is asking the Cft for the criteria in which they evaluate the budget. Is this a joke? Is this not the very same person who sat on the Cft who later on became Head of Audit Chamber before becoming min

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Opinion: The real racist

That some people are dumb as a brick is probably not their fault. They were simply not in the front row when God distributed brains. Such is the case with gossip web site writer Bibi Shaw who exposed her own incompetencies when she was thrown out of

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U 2 Can Move resumes next week

St. Maarten - The Prime Minister’s U 2 Can Move campaign will continue in 2013 with its first activity slated for next Thursday, February 7. The fitness program that targets functioning civil servants has been expanded. On Wednesday, the prime mi

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Met office releases climate summary

St. Maarten – The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (Met) has released a climate summary for last year. This summary contains weather data that has been recorded at the Princess Juliana International Airport, a review of the 2012 hurricane s

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Pensioner’s association sets payment day

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Senior Pensioner Association announced that members are able to pay their membership fees on the first Tuesday of every month between 10 a.m. and 12 noon at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg. These Tuesdays are als

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Cabbies get training at Justice Academy

St. Maarten - New recipients of bus and taxi licenses participated in a mandatory training last week evening at the Justice Academy in Dutch Quarter. This training was organized by Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transportation and Teleco

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Lynch’s boyfriend to Judge of Instruction

St. Maarten – The boyfriend of disappeared Annmarie Lynch will appear before the Judge of Instruction today. He was arrested on Thursday. Contrary to what this newspaper reported based on information from the prosecutor’s office, the boyfriend, P

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SER concludes workshops with union stalwart Clarence Richardson

St. Maarten -The Social Economic Council (SER) concluded a series of workshops entitled “SER’s past and present” conducted by the Training and Development Institute of eminent labor relations expert Clarence Richardson. In separate courses for

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Writing and play competitions on cultural diversity and freedom

St. Maarten - Beyond Writing Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. President Loekie Morales said in a press release that the foundation’s year plan of activities is ready and that BWF will execute several projects designed to en

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Richardson and Marlin complete European seminar

St. Maarten – Head of the Department of Economic Affairs Lucy Richardson, and Head of the Civil Registry Leona Romeo-Marlin, completed the European Seminar on “Risk Management in the Public Sector” last week. The seminar took place in Berli

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World Cancer Day today

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health Cornelius de Weever says today, marks World Cancer Day. Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and affects everyone – the young and old, the rich and poor, men, women and children – accounting for

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MPC Stars score big and win

St. Maarten - Week two in the St Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation’s interscholastic tournament was highlighted by the 11-0l victory by the MPC Stars over the Christian Hillside team in the U-13 category when the competition resumed on Saturday

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