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Editorial - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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Editorial: Business as usual (St. Maarten Parliament meeting)

The Parliament sent an invitation for a meeting at 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The email reached us at 10.18 a.m. The idea was to discuss three reports of the Progress Committee. At 1.35 p.m. we received another email, saying that the meeting had

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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Justice minister opposes Cft-expansion to Aruba

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Dennis Richardson has expressed his surprise about the fact that the Dutch government is attempting without consultation with the other countries in the Kingdom to expand the activities of the Board financial supervis

Opinion - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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Opinion: Transparency

What would it take, in your opinion, for St. Maarten and all its institutions to become an integrity leader in the Caribbean by 2020?’ That is the question Transparency International poses to the citizens of our country. The corruption watchdog,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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Corruption watchdog Transparency International holds workshop this week on St. Maarten

St. Maarten /BERLIN – Transparency International, the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, started its visit to St. Maarten yesterday. The team will be here until Friday, for work on its National Integrity Syste

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Freedom of information specialist Vleugels: “Screening must be under the control of Parliament”

St. Maarten – Media reports about candidate-ministers that “failed the screening” appear to be mere speculation. At best, the reports are based on hearsay and at worst, they are based on leaks from interested parties with a political agenda. So

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Vijber lectures on human rights at university

St. Maarten -The University of St. Martin and the St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (Safe) Foundation host a lecture on human rights tomorrow from 7.30 to 9 p.m. at USM. Lecturer for the evening is Denise Vijber from Curacao. Vijber,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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Diesel cheaper today

St. Maarten – The price of diesel will drop today from 1,893 guilders to 1.781 guilders ($0.995) per liter, the ministry of economic affairs announces last night. Due to falling oil prices, the price of diesel has rapidly come down from 2,.006 last

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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SXM Autism organizes tombola

MARIGOT – SXM Autism organizes a tombola during the festive season with a four day stay for two people in New York – between May 1 and June 30 - as the main prize. Other prizes are a Haier D85 tablet and a dinner for two at Sol et Luna in Mont Ve

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Volunteers celebrate at Seaside Nature Park:  “Without volunteers, this would be a sad island”

St. Maarten – The Cooperating Foundations celebrated International Volunteer Day on Saturday at the Seaside Nature Park in Cole Bay. Twelve non-governmental organizations (NGOs) made a brief presentation about their activities and the organizations

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Bomb scare cause massive evacuation at St. Maarten Airport PJIA

St. Maarten - All movements within the confines of the Princess Juliana International Airport came to an abrupt halt Monday after a report of a bomb threat which resulted in almost three hours of work stoppage. According to an official police re

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TelEm kicks off Christmas promotions

St. Maarten - TelEm Group is kicking off this year’s Christmas campaign  with a special offer to the company’s fixed pre-paid customers. The campaign begins with a media promotion from today after which special offers for mobile and ADSL ser

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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Harbour Holding Company appeal against building permit of Dock Maarten

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Harbour Holding Company has filed an appeal against the building permit issued of Dock Maarten shortly after the court ruled that it could not grant an order to have Dock Maarten cease construction in the area because the co

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Nature Foundation helps remove wrecks from lagoon

GREAT BAY--The St. Maarten Nature Foundation took part in the wide-scale cleanup of the Simpson Bay Lagoon spearheaded by Vromi Minister Maurice Lake and his ministry, in collaboration with the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association. The logistics wer

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St. Maarten Lions Club youth alcohol abuse awareness campaign

GREAT BAY-- The St. Maarten Lions Club is focusing its expertise and resources on a significant project for 2014-2015. “The easy access & large consumption of alcohol among our young people is alarming. Therefore the St. Maarten Lions Club has

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Minister Richardson intervenes and helps stranded KLM passengers

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Ted Richardson came to the rescue of a group of an estimated 50 stranded KLM passengers who reportedly were unable to find lodgings in the country on Saturday. This situation was due to the KLM flight that has

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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Public Service Center St. Maarten celebrates one year of existence

St. Maarten - On Friday, December 12, the Public Service Center in Simpsonbay hosted a “Customer Appreciation Day” to mark a successful year of existence on St. Maarten.  The Public Service Center was established with the purpose of providing a

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Street parade ushers in festive season

St. Maarten - Groups of dancing girls and boys gyrating to accompanying music filled the streets of Philipsburg late yesterday afternoon, to date it was the very first event in a series of activities planned for the holidays. The parade which was