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Editorial - Posted by on October 14, 2013

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Editorial: A day for the history books

If you consider that most people find the day they get married one of the highlights of their life, the decision by two men to tie the knot in hostile territory in Marigot becomes more than remarkable. Of course people are entitled to voice their

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 14, 2013

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Analysis of the instruction: Good for Sint Maarten but not good for the Governor

Today asked extraordinary professor in constitutional law Arjen van Rijn to shed his light on the instruction the Kingdom Council of Ministers gave last week to Governor Holiday to order an integrity investigation. Van Rijn concludes: Sint Maarten di

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Fire ravages Haitian City

St. Maarten- An early morning fire in the Cole Bay area has left more than 30 families homeless and caused extensive damage to nearby properties. The fire reportedly started just after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday and while the origin of the fire is still

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TV-documentary about 3 years of country St. Maarten: Poverty, violence and teen-prostitution

St. Maarten – Dutch television aired Jean Mentens’ documentary about Sint Maarten on Saturday. It is part of a trilogy under the moniker Caribbean Netherlands, three years later. The 25 minute production took viewers to places like Belvedere and

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 14, 2013

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Two men write history in Marigot

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Two men wrote history on Saturday when they got married by first vice-President Guillaume Arnell at the Hotel de la Collectivité – registering the first same-sex marriage ever in Saint Martin. The French senate legalized ma

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Armed robbery in Beacon Hill

St. Maarten – A 30-year-old man was robbed of his possessions by three armed robbers on Friday around 5.30 a.m. One of the robbers was armed with a gun, a second one with a knife. They threw the victim on the ground, threatened him with their weapo

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Computer wizard Andrew Haripersaud “It is a passion”

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – He is a wizard, of sorts. His magic, though, is in the realm of technology. His store in Cay Hill is aptly called The Wizards. What may baffle and frustrate the average computer user is a passion for Andrew Haripersa

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Virgin America researches options in St. Maarten

St. Maarten -Virgin America is conducting a market research on the island as part of its long-term plans, the company disclosed at a meeting the airline requested with the St. Maarten delegation at the recently concluded World Routes 2013 in Las Vega

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French-side youngsters turn out in droves for employment forum

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT-The unemployment rate among young people on French Saint Martin is estimated at more than 50 percent of the young adult population. Chronic unemployment and in some cases underemployment was the reason why several agencies partnered

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Justice Ministry opens hotline for exploitation victims

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Ministry of Justice National Reporting Bureau on Human Trafficking has opened a hotline for victims of exploitation. The number - 542-2537  - is available from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. complaints can also be