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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2014

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Cruise conference opens at port facility “St. Maarten earned these passengers”     

St. Maarten - Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, opened the 21st Annual FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade show Opening Ceremony last night at the Port of St. Maarten, saying, “The event comes with a lot of hard wo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2014

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Theo Heyliger confirms he is the next prime minister of St. Maarten

St. Maarten – United People’s party leader Theo Heyliger confirmed in the Oral Gibbes Live TV-program on Monday that he will be the country’s next Prime Minister. While others on the UP-list may also take up a post in the new cabinet, Heyliger

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2014

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Monday protest-march against Dutch interference – Citizens for True Democracy turn on Bosman, Van Raak

The Citizens for True Democracy. From left: Etienne Meyers, Elton Jones and Edwin Gumbs, for the occasion dressed in tee shirts with a bloody message. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarSt. Maarten - Etienne “Toochie” Meyers, Elton Jones and Edwin Gum

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2014

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St. Maarten Governor asks Theo Heyliger to form new government

[caption id="attachment_25930" align="alignleft" width="250" class=" "] MP Theo Heyliger. Photo today / Leo Brown[/caption] St. Maarten – Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday has asked United People’s party leader Theo Heyliger to form a new governm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2014

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St. Maarten Police shoot suspects in their legs

Police officers keep suspects involved in a gun threat under control. Photo TodaySt. Maarten - Suspects B.D. (21) and K.L. (25), who were involved in a gun threat in the St. Peters area, were chased down and shot in their legs (B.D in his right leg a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2014

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St. Maarten’s Prosecutor Office supports probe into class justice

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office supports a request by Justice Minister Dennis Richardson to the Law Enforcement Council for an investigation into its prosecution policy. Minister Richardson filed the request with the council on Se

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2014

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Timeshare association comes to the rescue at Caravanserai

Urgent meeting with Minister Richardson; St. Maarten - The Minister of Tourism, Ted Richardson and the St. Maarten Timeshare Association held an urgent meeting yesterday morning to discuss recent developments regarding the new owner of the Carava

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2014

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Migratory Bird Festival at University Saturday

Migratory Bird Festival at University Saturday

Guests of this Saturday's Migratory Bird Festival will enjoy spotting winged wildlife on bird walks led by a professional birding guide. Photo Tim ChinGRAND CASE/ST.MARTIN – The 2014 Migratory Bird Festival takes place this upcoming Saturday from 9

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2014

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Former ministers distributed bus and taxi permits like candy

St. Maarten – Moratoriums on economic licenses “appear to be lifted by ministers in a subjective manner” the PricewaterhouseCoopers integrity report observes. Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Ted Richardson has, in the past half year, l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2014

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Pink October: SMMC holds open house for breast cancer awareness

St. Maarten – Pink was the color of choice at the St. Maarten Medical Center’s open house on Saturday, Oct 4, which was held in honor of breast cancer awareness and the fight against breast cancer itself. Minister of Public Health, Social Develo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2014

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Secondary schools support ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ (surrender fire arms campaign)

St. Maarten- “One impulsive action with a gun and you can be the cause of the death of a classmate. One moment of ‘not thinking straight’ and you can be the cause of a family in grief.” These were among statements made by youth Public Prosecu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2014

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Tzu Chi coordinates ACE pupils monthly visit St. Martin’s Home

Pupils and teachers from All Children’s Education Foundation (ACE) primary school and ACE’s pilot humanitarian kindergarten section started their monthly visits to St. Martin’s Home on Friday, September 26. The visit was coordinated by the S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2014

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Dock Maarten builds new stone jetty

St. Maarten - The construction of a stone jetty in Great Bay at the docking area near Chesterfield’s restaurant is underway. Managing Director of Dock Maarten NV Brian Deher and owner/father Michel Deher are behind the project. Part of the project

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2014

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Complete Street petition for St. Maarten: 331 of 1000 signatures collected

St. Maarten —331 of the 1000 signatures that are needed for the “Complete streets petition” which kicked off on May 3 of this year, have been achieved but the organizers are urging more persons to sign this petition that will be submitted to g

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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“Justice Ministry frontrunner in the region” “Exemplary” code of conduct

St. Maarten – “Working as a stripper or pole dancer.” That is on the “not-to-do-list” in the code of conduct for civil servants that work at the Ministry of Justice. It is an example among many, one that may speak more to the imagination th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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Harbor’s cooperation with PWC integrity probe “limited”

PWC-report: Fueling company distorts market competition St. Maarten - The Harbor Group of Companies and the Bureau Telecommunication and Post only gave “limited cooperation” to the consultants of PricewaterhouseCoopers for their integrity-inv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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PWC integrity report: Unauthorized payments Tourist Bureau exceed million guilders

St. Maarten – The Tourist Bureau made in 2010 unauthorized payments for an amount of more than 1.1 million guilders (approximately $633,000). This appears from a case study in the PriceWaterhousCoopers integrity report. In November 2010, the direc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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WITU to lobby rights of early childhood educators

St. Maarten - Witu has received a mandate from the Caribbean Teachers Union, of which Witu is an affiliate, to do some homework in the area of early childhood education with the goal of collecting information to be included in a report to be used in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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Education minister says take a stand for teachers

St. Maarten - The community at large is being urged to take a stand for teachers by Minister of Education Patricia Lourens-Phillips in her message for international World Teachers Day. St. Maarten joins the rest of the world on October 5th in com

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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Wifol reiterates call for new labor policy

St. Maarten - Policy to safe guard the rights of the workers are again being advocated by the Wifol in the wake of yet another local company changing hands without informing the workers of how this will impact them. Union president Theophilus Thom

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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COSME program aims to stimulate local and regional economies

St. Maarten - Stakeholders from different Caribbean islands came together at the COSME (Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Small and Medium Enterprises) 2-day Stakeholder Forum with the common goal of creating a healthy and stable economic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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Witu, government and businesses commemorates Teachers Day

St. Maarten - Teachers on the island will be honored with a cocktail at the Belair hotel on Saturday October 4th to commemorate International World Teachers Day, which is being observed on October 5th under the theme “Invest in your future; invest

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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UP Calls on the nation to take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Activities

St. Maarten - The board of the United People's Party (UP) is calling on the St. Maarten community to take part in various Breast Cancer Awareness activities that will be held for the month of October. Countries around the world hold activities to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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Minister de Weever balds his head in support of breast cancer awareness

St. Maarten - In solidarity with people undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Minister of Public Health, Cornelius de Weever continues to honor his tradition of balding his head. On October 1st breast cancer survivor and founder of Still Beautiful

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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Local activists to attend women and sexual diversity conference for LBT

St. Maarten—A delegation from St. Maarten will participate in the upcoming second Caribbean women and diversity conference for lesbian, bisexual and transsexual activists to be held in Suriname under the theme “Inspiring women to leadership.”

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on October 4, 2014

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Dogs Are Friends: PREVENTING DOG BITES

Responsible dog guardians can prevent dog bites and make safe humane communities. Here’s how you can help make your community safe and humane: Dogs are social animals. Include your dog in family activities and interact with your dog daily. Before g

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

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Dutch send Supervisor Integrity and reinforcements to the island

Debate about Kingdom Relations-budget in The Hague THE HAGUE  - Assistance for the Public Prosecutor’s Office to fight white collar criminality,  border control under the supervision of the Netherlands and the appointment of a Supervisor Integ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

Comments Off on UP Party says it will not accept any Dutch interference

UP Party says it will not accept any Dutch interference

St. Maarten - The board of the United Peoples Party (UP) strongly believes “that the recent rhetoric of the Liberal Democratic VVD party and Socialist Party (SP) in the Netherlands is exactly that, rhetoric, but nonetheless infringes on the fundame

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

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Emilien Kruythoff murder suspect arrested

St. Maarten —A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of 26 -year- old Emilien Kruythoff, just a little over two weeks after his murder by gun shot in Cay Bay. Police spokesman Inspector Ricardo announced yesterday that a thirty year ol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

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Prime Minister has nothing but smooth answers to integrity questions

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams had nothing but smooth answers to questions about the PricewaterhouseCoopers integrity report yesterday but then, her term in office comes to an end just eight days from now and from the way things

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

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Business Owners/Managers Invited to FCCA Conference & Trade Show Open Day

St. Maarten -Business owners/managers will be able to experience the 21st Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show during a first time ever open day on Thursday, October 9 from 8.00am to 1.00pm. Registrat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

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Prison time for gun possession

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced 24-year-old Angelo Gumbs yesterday to 20 months of imprisonment for illegal firearm possession. The sentence is 4 months below the demand by public prosecutor Karola van Nie. Judge Rick Smid, i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

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Sexual abuse case heads for conditional sentence

St. Maarten – The prosecution asked a 6-month conditional prison sentence and 140 hours of community service against Juan Frederic Junior S. yesterday for sexual abusing several girls below the age of consent. The court will pronounce its sentence

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

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Thompson concerned about economic and environmental sustainability

St. Maarten –Rueben Thompson of the United St. Maarten party expressed his concerns for St. Maarten’s future environmental and economic sustainability under the governance of current Minister of Vromi Maurice Lake and the newly-formed UP coalitio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2014

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Inmate stabbed several times at Simpson Bay prison cells

St. Maarten —An inmate housed at the Simpson Bay prison cells was stabbed yesterday and taken to the St. Maarten Medical Center for treatment where he remains for observation, according to police spokesman inspector Ricardo Henson. A search of t

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