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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2014

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Owen Arthur at SER-symposium

St. Maarten - Owen Seymour Arthur, former prime minister of Barbados and present Member of Parliament is the keynote speaker at the second annual symposium of the Social Economic Council (SER). In his speech, Arthur will connect the theme of Inclusi

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UP wants more funding for mental health

St. Maarten - The United People's Party (UP) expressed shock in a press release issued last night  after seeing the newspaper photo of a nine-year old school girl on Friday who was brutally assaulted last Thursday morning. The UP also condemns t

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Man who ill-treated little girl remains in custody

St. Maarten - The investigation into the severe ill-treatment of a nine-year old girl with initials S.B. is in high gear. The ill-treatment took place on Thursday on Cherry Nut road in South Reward. The girl was ill-treated by a 38-year old man i

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Armed robbery on Back Street

St. Maarten – The Trendy Shop on Back Street became the victim of an armed robbery on Friday evening. Two men entered the store asking to use the bathroom, but once inside they pulled a gun, put it to the store manager’s head and forced him to h

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Gebe to sign agreement on geothermal energy project

St. Maarten – Utilities company Gebe will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Saba, Statia and TNO on Wednesday during the international trade mission at the Westin that will seal its commitment to a study into geothermal energy. TNO, the D

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Fly-boarding show lights up Marigot

St. Maarten- When Frank Zapata invented the Flyboard back in 2011, not even he would have thought that his creation would become a huge spectator sport. During an exhibition last Friday, five professionals demonstrated how they can dazzle the audienc

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Candidate-notary commits suicide

St. Maarten – Lars de Vries, a candidate-notary in St. Maarten, took his own life on Friday at his apartment in the Tamarind Hotel in Pointe Blanche. No details have been released about the circumstances of his death. The police, the prosecutor

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Audit Chamber’s baseline study Integrity Management: Most regulations are missing

St. Maarten – Almost half of the participants surveyed are not familiar with the code of conduct for civil servants and it is unclear to them who is responsible for which integrity topics within the civil service. These are two of the conclusions

Opinion - Posted by on May 19, 2014

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Opinion: Baseline study

The General Audit Chamber’s baseline study into the state of affairs in the field of institutional integrity management gives plenty of food for thought – and that is probably the understatement of the year. We hear a lot of stories, and we re

Editorial - Posted by on May 19, 2014

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Editorial: Right direction

The deplorable and senseless attack on an innocent nine year old girl has rightfully shocked and outraged the community. Just what kind of person would do such a thing is beyond us. There is never an excuse that could even remotely justify such a vil

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SMART wraps up largest show yet “First time so many delegates attended”

ANSE MARCEL, St. Martin - Some 230 wholesalers representing the United States, South American and Caribbean markets attended the SMART trade show held the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina, and Spa, from Wednesday to Friday. What was noteworthy was that th

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Minister Lake condemns attack on little girl “We need proper mental health facilities”

St. Maarten – After hearing about the horrific and senseless attack on a nine year old girl Vromi Minister Maurice Lake on Friday visited her yesterday.Lake spoke with the little girl and her mother at the St. Maarten Medical Center. He also c

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Expedia.com: demand for St. Maarten up 20%

“Ideal conditions to grow further as a tourist destination” St. Maarten – The Expedia group, the world's largest online travel company, reported that travel demand for St. Maarten/St Martin hotels grew nearly 20 percent in 2013 when compare

Opinion - Posted by on May 19, 2014

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Opinion: Selfies

We’re egocentric sods, that’s what we are and the selfie – those god-awful pictures people are taking of themselves and then show them to the world thinking they are so cool – is the ultimate expression of our egotism. Look at me! Look at me!

Opinion - Posted by on May 19, 2014

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European utopianism

The European elections are almost here. On Thursday, the electorate in the Kingdom will cast its vote – at least, those voters who are interested in doing so. In Sint Maarten less than one percent of the eligible voters during the 2010 elections, h