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Editorial - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Editorial: Seven robberies

Guns, machetes and baseball bats. Armed robbery seems to have reached new heights with the recording of seven of such incidents during the last week. In all cases, supermarkets were the target. That the people working in these places are feeling i

Opinion - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Opinion: Lose the attitude (and learn Dutch)

Lived here for 10 years and still can't speak Dutch? Get off your high horse and stop making excuses, says Canadian national Natasha Cloutier. She is speaking about the Netherlands, of course, but her observations are also valuable for St. Maarten an

Opinion - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Opinion: Pavlov-reaction

While students of several secondary schools peacefully attended a peace symposium at the University of Saint Martin on Friday, chaos and havoc ruled in St. Peters where students of the Vocational School and the Milton Peters College clashed on two su

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Protest against higher electricity tariffs spins out of control

Protest against higher electricity tariffs spins out of control

The police set up barricades to keep the crowd at bay. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Ariën RasmijnORANJESTAD, Aruba – A manifestation of the Group of Seven and the opposition against higher electricity tariffs spun out of control on Friday afterno

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Seven armed robberies in one week: Robbers use guns, machetes, baseball bats

St. Maarten –Six armed robberies took place between September 15 and 20 and yesterday morning, number seven was added to the list. The police reports that these robberies took place at supermarkets in Nazareth, Sucker Garden, Fort William, Cole Bay

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Peace Day celebrations conclude: “Make this be the one to start the dialogue”

Peace Day celebrations conclude: “Make this be the one to start the dialogue”

Guests at yesterdays’ cultural manifestation join hands around the peace monument at the Philipsburg Jubilee library as part of activities to commemorate International Peace Day 2014.St. Maarten’s multicultural aspect was evident yesterday du

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Wifol makes first venture into technical training

St. Maarten — A four months technical training program in which participants will be taught repairs of air conditioning, stoves and other appliances that are part of a resort, is being introduced by the training arm of the Wifol as it makes its fir

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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WITU keen to address status of women in education

St. Maarten - The status of women in education is one of the agenda points carded for the seventh World Teachers’ Conference in Canada in July 2015 and head of the local teachers union Claire Elshot said she is eager to channel questions via the WI

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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St. Maarten Airport bids Clarence Derby farewell

St. Maarten - The management and supervisory board of directors of the Princess Juliana International Airport recently bid farewell to chairman Clarence Derby, whose term on the board came to an end last month. Derby served as a board member from

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Driver arrested for gun possession

Driver arrested for gun possession

The Ruger P345 police confiscated from a 24-year old man. Photo KPSMSt. Maarten- On Friday evening around 8 p.m. a police patrol arrested a 24-year-old man who was found in the possession of a loaded .45 caliber Ruger P345 handgun. A 27-year-old

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Minister Lake prepares legal defense for Vorst-controversy

St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake says he is preparing for a legal battle about the Vorst property based on the outcome of Friday’s Central Committee. “I am going to prepare myself legally because some parliamentarians are making th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Port of St. Maarten buys new pilot boat

GREAT BAY - Port St. Maarten has acquired a new pilot boat for line handling and for embarking and disembarking the pilot to and from visiting ships. The new aluminum vessel was built by Abco Industries of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Since 1

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Monthly Sunday jazz sessions on the boardwalk from Sunday

Monthly Sunday jazz sessions on the boardwalk from Sunday

St. Maarten—Monthly Sunday Jazz sessions are carded to begin this Sunday on the boardwalk in Philipsburg as part of efforts to revive nightlife in the area and as a means of building momentum for what is hoped will lead to an annual jazz festiv