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St. Maarten – Hurricane Gonzalo claims two lives – destroys everything in its way

St. Maarten – Hurricane Gonzalo took the lives of one and possibly two people in St. Maarten, and another two in nearby St. Barths. Préfet Délégué Philippe Chopin confirmed the deaths on French territory. According to reports—which have been

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Ministry passes turnover tax on gas on to consumers

St. Maarten – Did the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication make a blunder with the calculation of the new gas and diesel prices it published last week? The argument for an affirmative answer to this question is to

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St. Maarten prepares for Ebola

St. Maarten – “Let us be very vigilant, but don’t panic.” These cautionary words came from Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever at a press conference on ebola on Monday. The health minister acknowledged

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Five arrested for illegal firearm possession

St. Maarten - Five people were arrested over the weekend for illegal fire arm possession—43-year-old J.D.C in Cay Hill ,40-year-old J.M.C. and 32-year- old F.A.Q.H in Sucker Garden plus two teens aged 15 and 16 in Cay Bay—all of whom currently r

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Link 1 plus schools remain closed today

St. Maarten —Schools remain closed today as cleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of hurricane Gonzalo. Link One in the Cay Hill area also remains closed today until further notice as a precautionary measure due to rock falls. “Cleanup is

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Population ageing trends high on the agenda for social development

St. Maarten —The trend in the aging population is high on the agenda of the ministry with responsibilities for social development, according to a press release from the department. The Symposium on ageing held last week Wednesday acted as the firs

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Three traffic accidents during early morning hours

St. Maarten —Three traffic accidents occurred during the early morning hours on Saturday for which police had to be called to the scene. The first accident took place around 03:30 am on the Airport Road in the vicinity of Arrindell Aviation where

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Dozens dare elements in breast cancer walk

St. Maarten - The show of support in the fight against breast cancer awareness was evident in the number of participants that turned up for the early morning walk which started at DIVICO in Colebay and concluded at the Emilio Wilson Estate. In kee