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No more funds available for clean up

St. Maarten - The island clean-up process has come to a halt because of an alleged lack of funds to pay the approximately 25 contractors involved in the project. There are still a number of areas where there is debris from trees etc. that needs to

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Six years for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Aleandro de Jesus St. Jacoba yesterday to 6 years of imprisonment for attempted manslaughter on Richard Vidal on May 15 of this year. Judge Rick Smid considered in his ruling that St. Jacoba wa

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Central Bank Issues new bond for St. Maarten

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten announced a new bond issue on behalf of the Government of St. Maarten over the weekend. A press release dated November 7 said that on Friday, November 21, 2014, there will be a s

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Victims tied up in armed robbery

St. Maarten – While in their room at Midtown Hotel, 2 hotel guests from Venezuela, who said they were on the island for business purposes, were attacked, forced to the floor and tied up by three armed men. Once their victims were properly tied up,

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Theo Heyliger submits list to Governor

St. Maarten —After weeks of speculation, the biggest vote getter in the 2014 general elections, Formateur and leader of the United Peoples Party Theo Heyliger, confirmed he will not be taking up the position of Prime Minister of St. Maarten. On

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St. Maarten’s national bird under threat

St. Maarten – Based on a year-long research project about St. Maarten’s brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) population, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation discovered that with a total of 339 recorded pelicans the population has severely decreas

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Laura Bijnsdorp: “Youth are key to environmental protection”

St. Maarten – “We always get the speech when we’re younger: ‘You’re the next generation. You have to go and change things and protect the island.’ It has a truth to it. If you are taught from a young age to protect the environment and yo