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Opinion - Posted by on June 5, 2014

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Opinion: Concrete jungles

Dear Editor, While fifty years ago Sint Maarten was a tranquil, perhaps somewhat sleepy island in desperate need of development, today the island finds itself at the exact opposite end of the spectrum. Development gains of previous years are dimin

Editorial - Posted by on June 5, 2014

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Editorial: Missed opportunity

Yesterday’s court decision not to impose community service on a young burglar because he lives in Guadeloupe and there is no guarantee that he will do the work, is a missed opportunity to shape cross-border cooperation between French and Dutch side

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2014

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Emotional memorial for  Curtis at university

Emotional memorial for Curtis at university

University president Annelies Oliver-Van den Assem reads a tribute to the late Curtis Heyliger. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten -Since the news of the car crash that claimed the life of Curtis Nathan Heyliger last week, tributes have bee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2014

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No leniency for young serial burglar

Court has no confidence in cross-border cooperation St. Maarten – An 18-year-old orphan who committed eight burglaries at homes in the Simpson Bay and Beacon Hill area found no leniency in the Court in First Instance yesterday. He left the cour

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2014

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte bloopers with refusal to receive St. Maarten MP Patrick Illidge

Independent MP Patrick Illidge remains an embarrassment for St. Maarten. Photo NOS / Dick DrayerTHE HAGUE – Independent MP Patrick Illidge has added another feat to the embarrassment he has caused the St. Maarten delegation at the Inter-Parliamenta

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SZV improves medical referrals system

St. Maarten - Social and Health Care Insurances SZV will introduce sweeping changes to its medical referral system mid-June in an effort to make the process more efficient and client friendly, the social insurance agency said in a press release.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 5, 2014

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Warning for new tilapia die-off in Great Salt Pond

St. Maarten - Weather conditions and water quality sampling conducted by the St. Maarten Nature Foundation have triggered a decision to issue an alert about the medium to high potential for a tilapia fish die off in the Great Salt Pond. The Natur

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Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority orders study of traffic congestion Cole Bay

St. Maarten - The Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority (SLAC) has contracted GMB Engineers and Planners Inc. and CH2M Hill to carry out a traffic survey in Cole Bay and Simpson Bay. The survey targets traffic bottlenecks that occur during rush hour on weekd

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Book Fair opens tonight at St. Maarten airport

St. Maarten - “Book lovers, culture chic people, families, friends, and visitors to our island” are invited to the opening ceremony of the 12th annual St. Martin Book Fair, tonight at 8  p.m. at  Gate 1 of Princess Juliana International Airp