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“The initiative is up to the Caribbean islands” – Dutch parliament divided about Commonwealth

THE HAGUE - The Netherlands cannot force the Caribbean islands to change the Kingdom into a Commonwealth. In spite of this, the Second Chamber reflected yesterday on a plan (from the Socialist Party and the VVD) to do this, Jamila Baaziz reports on C

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Animals R Friends President Hofman: “Make sure your animals do not bother others”

St. Maarten – On November 17, three Rottweilers killed their neighbor’s dog. The incident happened in the Beethoven Street in Cay Hill – and it was not the first incident. The owner of the dog, Paula Diasz, filed a complaint at the police stati

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Cruise Control-author Mann commits suicide

St. Maarten - The American man discovered dead at his Dawn Beach home has been identified as 56-year old J. Michael Mann – author of Cruise Control, a boom about the cost of cruise tourism to the ecology in the Caribbean and a veteran timeshare sal

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Aids foundation wants more persons to get tested

GREAT BAY—As St. Maarten joined the rest of the world in observing World Aids Day yesterday, December 1, the local Aids foundation continued their year round efforts to keep the awareness of the disease at the forefront while breaking down stigma a

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House search at casino boss linked to Schotte

WILLEMSTAD – The house of the casino boss Francesco Corallo was searched by the local authorities in St. Maarten. This was done at the request of the Italian public prosecutor. The Criminal Investigation Team did also a search at the Atlantis Casi

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Lloyd Richardson elected chairman of Parliament

St. Maarten - Parliament elected Dr. Lloyd Richardson of the faction of the United People’s party yesterday morning as the successor of Sarah Wescot-Williams as its chairman. There were ten parliamentarians present at the meeting. Of those, seven v

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Prominent podiatrist Zenia Duncan dies

St. Maarten -Prominent podiatrist and health advocate Zenia Duncan passed away Sunday morning after a brief but courageous battle with leukemia. Leukemia is a group of cancers that usually begins in the bone marrow and results in high numbers of

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SXM Airport Offers “24 Days of Christmas”

St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, in connection with its concessionaires is offering what it has dubbed “24 Days of Christmas,” which started on Monday, December 1, 2014, and will continue until Wednesday, December 24

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Rotarians prepare food hampers for holiday meals

St. Maarten —More than 200 food hampers have been stuffed by members of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten, Learning Unlimited and  Milton Peters College --EarlyAct and InterAct Clubs—to be delivered to those in need during the Holiday season.  Th

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Top Model Search this Friday -attendance free-

St. Maarten - Seven teenage young women will compete for the coveted spot of Ms. Modest Top Model this Friday at the Carl and Sons Conference Room in Colebay from 7:30 pm. The event is free of charge and open to the general public.  The Top Model Se

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Shopper wins brand new kitchen from Kooyman

St. Maarten—Irma Gumbs was the lucky winner of a brand new kitchen from Kooyman as the company held its second annual Christmas Shopping Night last Saturday. The event attracted over 400+ visitors, of which one lucky shopper—Gumbs-- won the do

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Former minister to court in January: Buncamper-Molanus charged with membership criminal organization

St. Maarten – Tax fraud, forgery and participation in a criminal organization; these are the charges the Public Prosecutor’s Office has brought against Former Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor Maria Buncamper-Molanus. She has be

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Mingo defends Port of St. Maarten’s stance on break-water construction

GREAT BAY---“Port St. Maarten will not stop any plans from any local or foreign developer.  We believe in sustainable development, but one must respect the concessions that have been given to Port St. Maarten on 11 July, 2007 where all waters in G

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Plane wreckage of Skyway SH36 plane recovered at last

St. Maarten - The wreckage of the Skyway Enterprise twin-engine SH36 plane was brought ashore on Saturday afternoon, approximately 30 days after crashing just after takeoff from the Princess Juliana International Airport, Both the pilot and co pil

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AIDS Foundation tests 142 at World AIDS Day Testing       

St. Maarten—142 People got tested on Saturday as part of St. Maarten AIDS Foundation's free and confidential HIV Testing event to mark World AIDS Day.  World AIDS Day is today December 1st and the AIDS Foundation asks the community to commemorate

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Illegals detained and 204 vehicles checked as controls intensify

St. Maarten— Twelve (12) illegal migrants were detained during a “general joint control” by French and Dutch side law enforcements, which also saw  a total of 204 vehicles checked, 24 fines given and 12 vehicles towed. The controls will contin

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Parliament appoints new president today

St. Maarten –The appointment of a new president of parliament has been added to the agenda points for a meeting of parliament carded for today. Caretaker Prime Minister Sarah Wescott-Williams was recently appointed as the president of the parlia

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USM presents PSN project at 25th Anniversary Celebration

St. Maarten – During the University of St. Martin’s (USM) 25th Anniversary celebration ceremony, which took place on Friday, November 28, USM Foundation President Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet and USM Foundation Vice President Wycliffe Smith gave a

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Lake wants more emphasis on USM degrees

St. Maarten —MP Maurice Lake wants more emphasis placed on promoting degrees and academics at the University of St. Martin by the incoming government. Lake said on Sunday that “as an educator and a Member of Parliament” one of his priority area