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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 23, 2013

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TelEm presents Blackberry Z10

St. Maarten - TelEm presented Research in Motion’s flagship Blackberry Z10 smart phone yesterday at its windy VIP-lounge in the Carnival Village to local journalists. Starting today, the device is for sale starting today for zero dollars for postpa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 22, 2013

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Survivor’s winner best troupe, baby rebels wins best float

Survivor’s winner best troupe, baby rebels wins best float

The ‘Survivors’ by Jasmine Philips make their way along the final stretch of road on the Pond Fill before entering the Festival Village after creating a lasting impression on the judges who were strategically positioned along the route.St. Maarte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 22, 2013

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Tourists beg for easy access to Cupecoy beach

Tourists beg for easy access to Cupecoy beach

A sign points towards the beach bar on Cupecoy Beach. To the left the boulders are visible that block access to the adjoining property and that make it impossible for the bar-owners to bring their supplies in. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarCUPECOY, S

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 22, 2013

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The Prisoner presented at Roland Richardson Gallery - High body count in Arre’s  entertaining new novel

The Prisoner presented at Roland Richardson Gallery – High body count in Arre’s entertaining new novel

Author Ed Arre. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarMARIGOT, St. Martin – St. Gregory is author Ed Arre’s fictional version of St. Maarten - a place where the Chief Prosecutor is corrupt and has political ambitions, and where murder is punished with th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 22, 2013

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Hurricane pass application process starts today

St. Maarten – The application process for mobility passes for the 2013 hurricane season, which starts from June 1 to November 30, starts as of today only for the business sector and vital organizations. The pass allows them to assess possible

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 22, 2013

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Zouk night draws biggest attendance to date

St. Maarten / By Carla Bridgewater – A coin toss would definitely have to be done to determine who stole the show at the Night of the Hit Makers mega concert on Friday night. If I were to choose on the basis of familiarity, Antiguan band Burning Fl

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

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EenVandaag broadcast criticizes St. Maarten “Financial supervision does not function”

EenVandaag broadcast criticizes St. Maarten “Financial supervision does not function”

[caption id="attachment_22419" align="alignleft" width="550"] Former head of the Finance Department Bas Roorda during the EenVandaag broadcast on Tuesday. Photo screenshot EenVandaag.[/caption] St. Maarten – Financial supervision does not functi

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

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Father of Reid Jr. makes bold statement

Father of Reid Jr. makes bold statement

Morgan stands still for a few seconds between Mark Reid Sr and Fabian Steele after glancing briefly at the window on the tiny white coffin where her two month old son lied during the private viewing and thanks giving service which took place yest

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

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Jewels Forever robber sentenced to 7 years

St. Maarten – There was good news and bad news for Gilbert Chevalier and Johan Alberto Romney in the Court in First Instance yesterday but when everything was said and done both defendants were sent away with 7 years of imprisonment for different a

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

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No mistakes in semiannual report of Cft

WILLEMSTAD – Recently several newspapers in St. Maarten wrote that the most recent semiannual report of the Board of financial supervision (College financieel toezicht Curaçao en Sint Maarten - Cft), offers a misinterpretation of facts. The Board

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

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Swing bridge underway to St. Maarten

St. Maarten – The swing bridge that is to become part of the causeway across the Simpson Bay Lagoon was put aboard the 8,200 ton cargo vessel Marietje Andrea yesterday by shipyard Hollandia in Krimpen aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. The ship sai

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

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Burglar on crutches sentenced to 8 months

St. Maarten – Gerard Alexander Richardson hobbled into the courtroom on crutches yesterday morning to give account for a burglary in a home on the A.T. Illidge Road on July 21 of last year. He left not long afterwards with an 8-month prison sentenc

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

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Marlin outlines new parking strategy

St. Maarten - By the end of April paid parking at the Clem Labega Ministry is expected to be  restructured with new devices placed to better coordinate and control parking in that area. Ministry of Vromi, William Marlin gave an update on to Parliame

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

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Mild sentence for firearm possession

St. Maarten – The first trial stemming from the Bada Bing bribery-investigation played out in court on Tuesday, though the defendant has nothing to do with payment of kickbacks by strip club owner Jaap van den Heuvel to Independent parliamentarian

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

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Monkeys to be relocated from prison by traps

Monkeys to be relocated from prison by traps

[caption id="attachment_22423" align="alignleft" width="360"] Chief Ranger Etienne Lake is preparing a monkey trap[/caption]St. Maarten – Management of the Pointe Blanche prison recently contacted the Nature Foundation regarding issues it had with

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

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Pantophlet calls on Chamber of Commerce to update registry

St. Maarten -Huge discrepancies between the figures that the government and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry have for businesses on the island, need to be resolved soon, Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet says. While the Ministry and Tax

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

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St. Maarten to establish film commission

St. Maarten - Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet foresees St. Maarten’s tax base expanding significantly over the next year as more foreign direct investment is attracted to the island. Pantophlet, in responding to questions

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

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Foga identified as possible area for relocation

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) is “racing against the clock” to find property to relocate residents of Colebay who have up until June 30 to occupy social homes there.  Deputy Prime Minister with responsibi

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

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Law on residence permit fee reaches parliament by May

St. Maarten - By the end of May, Minister of Justice Roland Duncan wants to have legislation on fees for items such as residence permits be brought to Parliament. The proposal is to charge 15 hundred guilders per year for any type of residence per

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

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Pantophlet: Only 6 new stores for harbor

St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Romeo Pantophlet refuted claims by Democratic Party Parliamentarian Petrus Leroy de Weever that 24 new stores were to be established at the harbor soon. De Weever, on Tuesday contended that he ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Arrindell: Duncan’s statements on Coast Guard insulting

St. Maarten - United People's Party Member of Parliament Drs. Gracita Arrindell chided Justice Minister Roland Duncan for Monday's pronouncement that he wanted to get rid with the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard stationed in Simpson Bay. During yesterday

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Coalition fallout leads Samuel to request time

[caption id="attachment_22078" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rodolphe Samuel on left[/caption] St. Maarten - Coalition partners did not side with Parliament President Drs. Rodolphe Samuel on Monday night when he sought to continue a plenary sessi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Dutch MPs question Minister Duncan’s role in bribery scandal - Plasterk remains committed but excludes budget-support

Dutch MPs question Minister Duncan’s role in bribery scandal – Plasterk remains committed but excludes budget-support

THE HAGUE / St. Maarten – Mafia, crooks, corruption and Duncan – those were the key words in a meeting of the permanent parliamentary committee Kingdom Relations in The Hague yesterday. While the agenda for the meeting contained seven topics, the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Deliberations on Draft 2013 Budget continues today

St. Maarten – Parliamentary deliberations in the plenary session of parliament regarding the draft 2013 country budget will continue today at 10 a.m. The plenary public meeting was postponed early yesterday evening and will be reconvened at the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Fireworks will highlight opening of festival village (St. Maarten Carnival)

Fireworks will highlight opening of festival village (St. Maarten Carnival)

[caption id="attachment_22371" align="alignleft" width="250"] Annick Arrindell (Heineken lady) applies the finishing touch to one of her unique pieces that will occupy a spot outside booth #51 for the entire Carnival season and she also has a lot mor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Nagico increases insurance premiums by 30 percent

[caption id="attachment_11231" align="alignleft" width="300"] Archive photo[/caption] St. Maarten – The announcement made by Nagico that motorists will face a 30 percent increase in premiums, has sent motorists scampering to find other insurance

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Website King Willem-Alexander inauguration launched

St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced yesterday that there is a new government website dedicated to the upcoming inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. The PM commented that the website, which was developed and launched by the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Pantophlet attends meeting for Caribbean Cruise Conference

[caption id="attachment_13087" align="alignleft" width="300"] Min Romeo Pantophlet and Harbour Officials Meet with FCCA 050612 (file photo)[/caption] St. Maarten – Preparations are in full swing for the 21st Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Assoc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2013

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Language lab opens at St. Maarten university today

St. Maarten –Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs will be cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of the University of St. Martin Inlingua Language Lab today. The reception will take place at 5 p.m. at the University of St. Martin. The unive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2013

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Nearly 500 participate in balloon jump up

St. Maarten - Anyone that witnessed the Balloon Jump, would certainly give a huge, ‘thumbs up’ to the organizers and extend their heart felt gratitude to the co-sponsors who made it possible for the almost 500 participants to be attired in the sp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2013

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Parliament debates draft 2013 budget – Minister Tuitt: “GPD-growth sends message of hope”

St. Maarten – The plenary parliament meeting about the 2013 draft budget started with a more than five-hour delay yesterday morning, after President Rodolphe Samuel adjourned to give MPs the opportunity to study information they had received at the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2013

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French immigration: “Too much corruption on the Dutch side” President Haitian community stopped with “invalid papers”

St. Maarten – “Too much corruption on the Dutch Side, therefore your papers will no longer be valid anymore,” is what President of the Haitian Community on the Dutch side, Jeston Guerrier, heard yesterday when he travelled from the French side

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2013

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Come Center targets functional illiteracy

St. Maarten - It has been two weeks since the Come Centre officially began its Adult Basic Competency (ABC) program that has attracted more than a dozen persons. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday they assemble at the non-governmental facility on the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2013

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Guana Bay beach closed off for vehicles

St. Maarten – The Department of Public Works from the Ministry of Vromi and Windward Roads assisted the St. Maarten Nature Foundation in the placement of boulders along Guana Bay Beach in order to block access to vehicles from driving on the beach.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 16, 2013

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Duncan repeats: “I want to get rid of the Coast Guard”

St. Maarten – The Coast Guard had a hand in the deaths of nine people who drowned during a human smuggling transport back in December 2010. At least, this is the opinion of Justice Minister Roland Duncan who repeated yesterday during the budget deb

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