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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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St. Maarten PM on radio program: “Budget is number one priority”

St. Maarten – “When on May 6 the majority in parliament submitted a new proposal for working together, one of the first items arrived at was to come with an action plan for the essential items that need to be handled in the interest of the people

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Police shuts down drug operation

St. Maarten – Over 200 marijuana plants were confiscated by police officers and members of the VKS during a large drug operation on Saturday morning in the hills of Margareth Bruce’s Drive in Middle Region. Searches of the area led the investi

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Voges wants to target Brazilian market

St. Maarten – Following the recent high-powered Dutch trade mission to Brazil and the subsequent announcement by Aruba of an upcoming air bridge between São Paulo and Aruba, the cabinet of St. Maarten’s Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague has

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Dutch MP Bosman questions St. Maarten minister’s integrity

St. Maarten/THE HAGUE – Now that the candidates for the new ministry of St. Maarten are announced, Member of Parliament of the Second Chamber in The Hague André Bosman (VVD) immediately asked questions to Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk

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Prices increased compared to February – Department of Statistics shows consumer price index

St. Maarten – The consumer price index for St. Maarten has increased in April by 0.5 percent compared to that of February. When comparing average consumer prices over a 12 month period, April 2012 to April 2013, an increase of 2.9 percent was re

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St. Maarten Governor requests Wescot-Williams to form government

St. Maarten – Governor Drs. Eugéne Holiday, requested Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams to form a new government as formateur Friday. The Governor considering the expressed willingness of the United People’s Party, Democratic Party and Indep

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Inspectorate appeals hospital court verdict

St. Maarten – The Public Health Inspectorate plans to take its case to the Court of Appeals and contest the decision of the Court of First Instance in favor of the St. Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC). Yesterday, Inspector General Dr. Earl Best issu

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Witter wins Mixmasters Bartenders challenge

Witter wins Mixmasters Bartenders challenge

Witter, in the process of mixing a Rum Collins during the finals which took place at the Point Bar, in Maho.St. Maarten -  Three months of hard work concluded with a mix off between three bartenders at the Point Bar, located on the premises of t

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U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship brings positive spin off for economy

U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship brings positive spin off for economy

St. Maarten – The visit of the U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle’s visit has been considered a success.  The open house attracted many visitors on Saturday despite the overcast conditions on that day.  There was a lot of interests and enthusiasm

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Rotary-mid isle celebrates successful year

St. Maarten – During the past Rotary Year 2012-2013, the Rotary Club-Mid Isle received various prestigious awards at the recently held District 7020 Conference in Tortola. The club received the District Governor’s Silver Award For Club Excelle

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Duncan responds to accusations on controls

St. Maarten – Former Minister of Justice Roland Duncan has responded to the statements made by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on the controls by the border patrol. The Prime Minister questioned in an email to former Minister of Tourism Rom

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Emil Lee nominated President Elect for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

St. Maarten – President of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) Emil Lee is nominated President Elect for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) on Tuesday. The CHTA Nominating Committee met via a conference call

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Plenary session of parliament cancelled

St. Maarten – A plenary public session of parliament regarding the position of the chairman that was scheduled for Monday has been cancelled by the Vice Chairman of Parliament Romain Laville. The agenda point was handled in the plenary session o

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Two men shot in shooting

St. Maarten – In a shooting Friday night at approximately 2 am at the parking lot of the Caravanserai hotel near Bliss nightclub, where at least one man got injured and another man is still missing. According to police spokesman Richardo Henson,