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Editorial: Financial trouble of Caravanserai

That the Caravanserai Beach Resort is in financial hot water is a sign that the economic crisis has cut deeper than many want to hear or even to believe. The resort’s expansion has come to a full stop, the contractor has left the job and it does

Opinion - Posted by on August 12, 2013

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Opinion: Trouble in the pool (Carib Swim Team)

The following letter describes the troubles Carib Swim Team trainer Jean-Francois Choquet experienced during the past couple of months. “For several months, a small group of dissidents, 3 to 4 people, is taking advantage of the disability and th

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

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Financial problems drive sale Caravanserai Resort

Company unable to repay at least $16 million to banks St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Caravanserai Beach resort in Maho is in serious financial trouble and no longer able to pay its debts. Last week an ad appeared in local newspapers announ

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

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Robbery victim dies

St. Maarten – The victim of an armed home-robbery that took place on July 13 died on Friday from his injuries. The 52-year-old man, Nassar Abbas Bashiti, suffered seriously injuries when two men robbed him from his money when he entered his apartme

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 12, 2013

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Silent march for victims sponsor run Curacao

Pastor Curtis Meris addresses the crowd at the place of the fatal accident. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Dick Drayer WILLEMSTAD – Around 500 relatives, friends acquaintances and others took part in a silent march to commemorate the death of three

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

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Minister Lake visits Causeway Roundabout

Minister Maurice Lake (second from left) with representatives from the contractor, his cabinet, and the police.  DCOMM PhotoSt. Maarten – Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Maurice Lake visited the c

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

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Page new bikini contest winner

Page new bikini contest winner

[caption id="attachment_24467" align="alignleft" width="350"] Carine ‘Black Barbee’ Page saunters across the stage under the watch full eyes of the judges during the final segment of the contest. Photo Today/Milton Pieters[/caption] St. Maarte

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

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Prime minister explains proposal to change composition of VDSM (Secret Service)

St. Maarten –  Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams gave further explanation on the amendment to the law to the Security Service VDSM on her weekly radio program ‘One on One with the Prime Minister’ on 98.1. The prime minister said that alt

Opinion - Posted by on August 12, 2013

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Opinion: Slippery road (Things are not looking up in Curacao)

Things are not looking up in Curacao. That is putting it mildly, actually. Chester Peterson, who was the attorney of the late Helmin Wiels and who also has Robbie dos Santos in his colorful portfolio, launched a vicious attack on the country’s Prim

Editorial - Posted by on August 12, 2013

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Editorial: Lame event

The visit of the Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin to the parliament in Philipsburg might have come across as a lame event, but it is significant all the same. The visit of our French neighbors exuded an atmosphere of willingness to (fin

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

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Conflict over text message-based lottery – Curacao’s PM Asjes lies, law office claims

St. Maarten / Curacao – The law office of Sulvaran & Peterson in Curacao has accused Prime Minister Ivar Asjes of lying. Asjes maintains that Robbie’s Lottery offers the possibility to buy tickets for participation in the Wega di Number Kòrs

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

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Collectivité de St. Martin visits parliament – We have to work together, President Hanson says

Aline Hanson, President of the Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin (l), shakes hands with the President of Parliament, Drs. Gracita Arrindell. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – For the second time since St. Maarten obtained country s

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

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Pride Foundation outraged about loss historic tamarind tree

St. Maarten - Members of the Sint Maarten Pride Foundation took notice of the shameless destruction of the old tamarind tree near the border monument at Bellevue/ Diamond Estate in Cole Bay with a great sense of loss and frustration. The tamarind tre

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

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Wiebers experience to live like a millionaire

Wiebers and his companion Marsha pose for a photograph in the elevator before going up to the room where they would adopt the life styles of a millionaire as the second winners of the ‘Live Like a Millionaire Promotion.’ Photo Today/Milton Pieter

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 12, 2013

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No giant wind turbines in French Cul-de-Sac

CUL-DE-SAC – Painter Antoine Chapon and Eric Poulin, both residents of French Cul-de-Sac won a court battle that started six years ago against a company that wanted to build three giant wind turbines on Red Rock in their neighborhood. The compan

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

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Police donates 144 schoolbags to elementary students

Police donates 144 schoolbags to elementary students

In center Assistant Detective Veta Euson hands over one of the new school bags to Education Minister Patricia Lourens. They are flanked by ranks of the St. Maarten Police Force and representatives of various elementary schools.  Photo Today/Leo Brow