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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 12, 2013

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Heyliger confirms status Laville

St. Maarten – United People’s party-leader Theo Heyliger is the only one so far to comment on the screening process of the candidate ministers for the third Wescot-Williams cabinet. Answering questions from this newspaper, Heyliger indirectly con

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Human smuggling vessel on the auction block

St. Maarten – At the order of the prosecutor’s office, the fishing vessel Lady Gina will be auctioned on Saturday morning at Bobby’s Marina in Simpson Bay. The 43-foot diesel engine-powered boat belonged to Cobert Mc Elroy Jeffrey, a 56-year- o

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Veteran Ferron bemoans lack of understanding for marine industry

Antigua takes the big white boats seriouslySt. Maarten / By Jason Lista –The local government simply has a “lack of understanding” of the marine industry as a whole says veteran yachtsman Robbie Ferron. The industry comprises at least 15% of t

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Byblos Lounge supports Aids Foundation

St. Maarten – The Byblos Lounge in Simpson Bay is teaming up with the St. Maarten Aids Foundation for the month of June to heighten awareness of HIV and raise funds for prevention and testing programs on the island. For the entire month of June,

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Tomorrow is Flag Day “A call to unite around a common purpose”

St. Maarten – Outgoing Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams encourages the community to hang the country’s flag from their homes, offices and other buildings on Flag Day tomorrow to show pride in St. Maarten. “A flag is a unifier. It represe

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Online petition to combat cervical cancer is looking for 100,000 signatures

St. Maarten – Non-governmental organization KeLaHa Projects, in partnership with The Healthy Caribbean Coalition, held a press conference at the Ministry of Health yesterday announcing an e-petition drive to increase awareness of cervical cancer an

Editorial - Posted by on June 12, 2013

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Editorial: Formation

Governor Holiday granted formateur Wescot-Williams an additional three days on /Sunday, so by tomorrow we should know what is what on the road to the third government in 32 months since St. Maarten became an autonomous country. All eyes are obviou

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Bosman submits immigration-law

VVD wants tough requirements for migration to the Netherlands THE HAGUE – Underprivileged Antilleans from St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba must meet strict criteria if they want to settle down in the Netherlands, Jamila Baaziz reports on Caribisch

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Formateur Wescot-Williams gets extension until today

Status candidate-minister Laville remains unclear St. Maarten – No official confirmation came forward Monday about rumors that circulated on Sunday that Independent MP Romain Laville had flunked the screening and would not become a minister in t

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Nature Foundation warns against beach parasites

Simpson Bay Beach especially affected St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation warns beachgoers against parasitic worms that have affected people in particular on the Simpson Bay Beach. The foundation urges pet-owners to clean up after their animals

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Arrindell: additional exchange of information with The Hague

St. Maarten – UP-MP Gracita Arrindell supports the idea of additional exchange of information with the parliamentary committees of the First and Second Chamber in The Hague. “I fully support the idea that was presented by Dutch Socialist Party

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Operation Clean Sweep resumes

St. Maarten – The Immigration and Border Protection Service controlled nineteen companies during the Operation Clean Sweep in February and March, the department stated in a press release issued yesterday. They included supermarkets, restaurants, ho