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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 13, 2014

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 13, 2014

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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,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 13, 2014

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 13, 2014

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 13, 2014

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 10, 2014

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Editorial: Follow the money

The enormity of former Finance Minister Roland Tuitt’s move to take all tax debts from 1976-2006 off the books is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. According to the Social Economic Council Tuitt let go of 4.47 billion guilders in arrears – a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 10, 2014

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Thompson wants government to accept climate change as reality

[caption id="attachment_14830" align="alignnone" width="180"] Environmental Protection in Caribbean’s (EPIC) Public Relations Office Rueben J. Thompson[/caption] St. Maarten / By Justin Simmons – “I’d like to see our politicians accept the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 10, 2014

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Students seek brighter future with PRE-USM program

St. Maarten – “I think it’s the best idea. I have gained a lot of knowledge through the PRE-USM program,” said seventeen-year-old Valeska Celestine, a graduate of Milton Peters College PKL, who decided to enroll in the University of St. Marti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 10, 2014

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WIB contributes to bike fest

St. Maarten - The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. made a monetary donation to President Jane Therond of the Caribbean Eagles in support of their 6th Annual Bike fest. A total of 200 bikers will be joining the event from surrounding islands like Guadeloupe

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

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Letter from St. Maarten’s Council of Ministers to Rutte and Plasterk: No cooperation with additional screening

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers will not cooperate with the instruction to Governor Holiday to subject candidate-ministers for the new cabinet to additional screening. In a letter, signed by outgoing Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, the

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 6, 2014

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Soualiga Grassroots Movement wants moratorium on residence permits

Marigot, St. Martin – The Soualiga Grassroots Movement is urging the government of the Collectivité Saint Martin, along with Préfet Philippe Chopin, to institute an immediate moratorium on the “indiscriminate issuance of residence permits”, c

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St. Maarten Police visit Milton Peters College for Career Day

St. Maarten Police visit Milton Peters College for Career Day

Police inspectors Henson Ricardo and Felix Richards pose for a photo with MPC students following their presentation. Photo contributed.St. Maarten - Police Inspector Felix Richards (C.P.O.) and Inspector Ricardo Henson (P.R.) visited the Milton

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

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Mingo impressed with law officials action at Port St. Maarten (1,000 kilos marijuana bust)

Mingo impressed with law officials action at Port St. Maarten (1,000 kilos marijuana bust)

The response of the law enforcement officials at the port in dealing with 1000 kilos of marijuana that had arrived in a container from Jamaica has impressed port boss Mark Mingo. This photo shows the officials conducting their investigation and t

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

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Suspect in attempted murder case arrested

St. Maarten —Police have arrested a twenty-four year old suspect in an attempted murder case, according to police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson. “On Tuesday November 4 at approximately 05.00 p.m. the suspect in an ongoing investigation co

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 6, 2014

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Opposition not surprised about Ronald Plasterk’s reaction

ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Opposition parties MEP and PDR are not surprised about the opinion of Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk that the instruction to Aruba’s governor is lawful and does not violate the country’s autonomy, Ariën Rasmijn

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

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Chamber of Commerce to strengthen St. Maarten-Panama ties

St. Maarten – With the goal of strengthening the economic ties between St. Maarten and Panama, Claret Connor, Executive Director of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry will represent the island of St. Maarten at the 18 Conference of

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

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Miss Universe Guam is World Poker Tour Royal Flush Girl

St. Maarten -  The ongoing World Poker Tour (WPT) Tournament in Sonesta Maho Beach Resort’s Casino Royale is graced by royalty; Pageant royalty that is. Brittany Bell, one of the premier Royal Flush Girl was recently crowned Miss Universe Guam. S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Mixed opinion on legal employer of Coliseum Casino workers

St. Maarten - The current plight of the former employees of Coliseum is a mess created by Parliament, according to union head Theophilus Thompson, and a “tricky” situation according to legal experts consulted by Today yesterday after the former e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Formateur Heyliger: reports about Gumbs are speculative

St. Maarten – Formateur Theo Heyliger has labeled media reports suggesting that Marcel Gumbs could become the next prime minister as speculative. In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, Heyliger noted that he has not completed the names of the c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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MPs unable to give update on government formation to Youth Parliament 

St. Maarten – As President of the St. Maarten Youth Parliament, Dwayne Griffith submitted to St. Maarten Parliament a motion, requesting an update on the current situation with government and the steps being taken to establish the new Council of Mi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Oberon Nauta’s British alternative to guarantee good governance: “Give governor role in Council of Ministers”

St. Maarten – The British Overseas Territories apply the guarantee function more efficiently than the Kingdom of the Netherlands by giving the governor a role in meetings of the Council of Ministers. That is the opinion of Oberon Nauta, a senior pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Inspector Henson: “Keep bringing in your (illegal) fire arms”

St. Maarten —The message to keep bringing in illegal firearms until November 14 seems to have hit home as persons continue to turn in their illegal firearms, inspector Ricardo Henson said yesterday. One of these persons is said to have left a l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Lakes book is catalyst for debate on St. Maartens future

St. Maarten – USM will be hosting a presentation on “Six 4 nine” a book by local author Jose Lake on November 6 from 7:00 to 9:00pm in the USM lecture Hall. This will be followed by a panel discussion. In his book “Six 4 Nine,” local aut

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Students use tricks to keep their softdrug habit a secret

ROTTERDAM – Students from Curacao who are using softdrugs in the Netherland use all kinds of tricks to keep their habit a secret – especially for their parents back home, a survey by Najola Martina shows. The criminologist fears that the taboo ab

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Arnia now has a wide range of symbolic items

St. Maarten - Ten years ago when St Maarten’s day was celebrated, the Management of Arnia’s Bookstore only had two symbolic items on sale, now as November 11 approaches, they have 57 items available. “According to visitors to the island, thi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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SXM Airport hosts dinner for ATC staff

St. Maarten - Not even Hurricane Gonzalo could dampen the spirits of the Air Traffic Controllers of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, who were recently treated to a special dinner by the management of the airport, following the forced

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Gebe and telecom providers meet Wednesday to discuss underground cables

St. Maarten—A meeting is carded for Wednesday between the shareholder representative of Gebe and stakeholders in the telecommunications industry to discuss having all telecommunications and power cables placed underground to avoid power outages as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Mental Health Foundation celebrates St. Maarten Day

Cultural event on Friday at clinic in Cay Hill St. Maarten - The Mental Health Foundation is having its second St. Maarten Day Celebration on Friday at the clinic in Cay Hill from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We are very excited to again be hosting this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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No Limit Soldiers-leader transferred to Holland

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office transferred Urvin Wawoe to an unidentified prison in the Netherlands on Sunday, making it the third inmate to be removed from the island. Last week Sunday, Carlos Richardson was sent to the Netherlands and e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Sucker Garden-senior roofless after Gonzalo

St. Maarten— Seventy-six-year-old C.M of Sucker Garden is currently depending on the charity of friends for shelter since Gonzalo left her without a roof when it struck on October 13. Three weeks later, C.M says she has sort assistance from the pow

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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VSA meets with SMMC on Ebola Preparedness Plan

St. Maarten - A live demonstration on how the health care workers at the SMMC are being trained to handle patients admitted with highly contagious diseases, particularly in this case for ebola, was done during a meeting between the VSA and the SMMC

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Feasibility of Chikungunya study being done locally

St. Maarten—Two interns from Holland--Wietske Bouwman and Lisanne de Langen (RIVM’s students)-- are currently on island assessing the feasibility of a long term complication study with regard to Chikungunya virus in St. Maarten. Lisanne de Lan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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Cayman Islands look at floating cruise pier to rival St. Maarten

CAYMAN ISLANDS – A floating cruise pier is now being considered by Cayman Island stakeholders that would rival Port St. Maarten by being able to accommodate six cruise ships at one time. If the private sector stakeholders are able to muster govern

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Van der Sloot stabbed in prison

LIMA – Joran van der Sloot has been stabbed by fellow inmates in the Peruvian Challapalca prison, the Telegraaf reported yesterday. Van der Sloot’s attorney Máximo Altez confirmed the stabbing and said that his client is seriously injured. He ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 5, 2014

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FIU in consultation with Prosecutor’s Office on AML/CTF Compliance

St. Maarten - The Financial Intelligence Unit Sint Maarten (FIU) is in consultation with the Public Prosecutor’s Office on the execution of the Sanctions Regime of the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Legislation of St.

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