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St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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Richardson is first blind man to run 10k on St. Maarten

St. Maarten / By Milton Pieters - Hyacinth Richardson who is visually impaired has joined the long list of persons that have turned adversity into opportunity and he was able to display that when he participated in the 10kilometer leg of the 31 Guard

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

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Analysis: Screening of candidate-ministers seems at odds with constitution

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar - Screening? What screening? Nobody has asked this simple question yet, because everybody has been either busy and confused, or excited and angry about the humongous cloud of dust the Kingdom Council of Ministers create

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

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Stop, Drop & Go brings in 17 illegal firearms

St. Maarten – Seventeen illegal firearms have been surrendered to the Attorney General’s office since the kickoff of the Stop, Drop & Go project on October 15th. The project is a joint effort of Dutch and French side law enforcement authoriti

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

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Court voids extortionate interest on Meyers-loan

St. Maarten – Interest rates on loans that exceed 18 percent per year are excessive and void, based on the principle of good manners. The Court in First Instance established this in a ruling earlier this month that settled a dispute between Etienne

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

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FIU continues one-on-one meeting with none financial sectors

St. Maarten - The Financial Intelligence Unit has started one on one meetings with the business owners of the real estate agents and jewelers as part of efforts to get the none financial sector of the business community up to date on the correct repo

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

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 Health ministry: “Avoid areas and countries where ebola is prevalent”

St. Maarten —Residents are being advised to avoid countries where ebola is prevalent. This advice comes from the Ministry of Health which continues to monitor developments in West Africa with respect to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak which

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

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Parents urged to provide kids with mosquito repellant

St. Maarten—The appearance of a large number of mosquitoes on the island in the aftermath of hurricane Gonzalo has proven to be more than a minor nuisance and is now causing a level of discomfort and major distractions at some of the islands school

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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Fifth suspect Curacao airport shooting arrested

WILLEMSTAD – One of the most prominent suspects in the shooting at Hato airport, 26-year old Adrian Santhony Martha, nicknamed Venenu (Poison) was arrested on Monday night, Anneke Polak reports on Caribisch Netwerk. In the airport shooting in July,

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

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KPMG in the Dutch Caribbean & Suriname expands management team

GREAT BAY/WILLEMSTAD - October 20, 2014 - KPMG in the Dutch Caribbean & Suriname is expanding its management team with three directors Jason Nisbet, Hans Vissers and Guy de Esch. KPMG DC&S is one of the largest firms in this region in the fie

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

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SXM AIRPORT / PJIA is sole sponsor of Toppix 2014

St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, has taken over sole sponsorship of the St. Maarten Aviation Photography Competition, Toppix 2014, which will be held from November 7 – 14. The competition will be open to all comers, un

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

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Jay Haviser saves Simarc-trees

St. Maarten – Resident archeologist Jay Haviser begged the government’s management department not to chop up the three tilted trees the St. Maarten Archeological Center (Simarc) planted four years ago along the Pondfill Road opposite the buildin

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

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St. Maarten Parliament is convinced that screening process is working: Motion will ask governor to reject kingdom instruction

St. Maarten – The United People’s party announced that it would table a motion that asks Governor Holiday not to go along with the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to execute additional screening of candidate-ministers for the n

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

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Traffic lights will be operational within two days

St. Maarten —The traffic lights into Philipsburg have been non-operational since the passing of hurricane Gonzalo over a week ago causing a number of near accidents and a level of confusion as a few motorists take advantage of the opportunity and

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

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Mingo to discuss ebola screening  measures with FCCA

St. Maarten—Port boss Mark Mingo will be traveling on Wednesday to meet with representatives of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) in connection with the cruise industry’s ebola screening measures. Some cruise lines already have a

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

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Community and organizations assist SVOBE post Gonzalo

St. Maarten —“Although Hurricane Gonzalo caught St. Maarten by surprise with its rapid development accompanied by its destructive force, there is plenty for which to be thankful,” that’s according to Wim de Visser, General Director of the SVO

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

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All set for second annual aviation photography competition

St. Maarten - The second annual Sint Maarten aviation photography competition is set to take place from November 7 to the 13 and once again the lucky winner will walk away with US$2,500 plus bragging rights. This year’s competition is sponsored

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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Gonzalo proved St. Martin storm proofing efforts are on track

GRAND CASE—Hurricane Gonzalo is being viewed as a test that proved that St. Martin’s efforts at storm proofing are on track, according to president of the St. Martin Tourism Office Jeanne Vanterpool, who said that St. Martin is open for business

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

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Post Gonzalo assistance from Social Services closes tomorrow  

St. Maarten —The post hurricane Gonzalo assistance that has been offered by the Department of Social Services will close on Wednesday at 3:30pm. To date the department has provided post Gonzalo assistance to fifty persons and other victims of G

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

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WTN Cable service back up by midweek.

St. Maarten - Cable service to areas affected during the passage of hurricane Gonzalo is anticipated to be restored mid eek, according to WTN Cable TV. During the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo on October 13th, WTN Cable suffered damages to some of