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“I am not spending one more cent on that island”: Caravanserai victims continue to complain

St. Maarten – Disgruntled timeshare owners at the former Caravanserai Resort in Beacon Hill continue to complain about the way they were robbed of their investments by the new owner, Ray Sidhom. St. Maarten Weekly News, the electronic newsletter p

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PM Gumbs tasked with completing his cabinet

St. Maarten – The mandate for United People’s party leader Theo Heyliger as formateur ended shortly after he submitted his final report to Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday on December 17. Heyliger presented a cabinet of five ministers and stated in

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Ministers sign declarations National Ordinance Registration & Finance

St. Maarten - The five Ministers of the Gumbs Cabinet on Tuesday signed the declaration pursuant to article 53 of the National Ordinance Registration and Finances of political parties prior to the stipulated deadline in the law. All five signed thei

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Three arrested for burglary

St. Maarten —Police have arrested three young men who were part of a group that broke into the Ho Supermarket on St. Peters road during the early hours of Monday morning. Acting police spokesman Inspector Steven Carty explained yesterday that a

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Multi-million dollar facelift for St. Maarten airport cargo building

St. Maarten — Talisien Construction NV has been selected as main contractor for the multi- million dollar renovation works of the cargo building of the SXM airport. Talisen Construction was selected out of 14 contractors who submitted bids. Accord

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Young cricketer gets gears from Nagico

St. Maarten —A young local cricketer has received sponsorship from Nagico insurances to assist with his cricket career.  Nagico recently made the donation to Daniel Tariq Doran, a young local student who was drafted to play with the Sussex County

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Vandals cause blackout in Bonaire

KRALENDIJK – Bonaire is breathing easier again after an announcement from utilities company WEB that it is no longer necessary to cut off all electricity. The power supply is completely guaranteed for the time being, after a complete power cut on S

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Tracking one of Saba’s rare birds: Wedrego

St. Maarten / Saba - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC), in partnership with the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF), recently completed an island-wide survey for the Audubon’s Shearwater on Saba. The Audubon’s Shearwater, also k

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Cft demands deficit compensation in 2015-budget: “Financial supervision expected until 2018”

St. Maarten – Financial supervisor Cft maintains that St. Maarten will close the 2014 budget with an 11 million guilders deficit and not – as the government wants the Cft to believe – with an 11 million surplus. The Cft is furthermore concerned

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New Year’s message Sarah Wescot-Williams: Focus on climate change and flexible labor market

St. Maarten – A flexible labor market is one of the priorities the opposition Democratic Party has in the crosshairs for 2015, party-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams wrote in a belated New Year’s message. Climate change, ageing and electoral, financ

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First new year’s baby: It’s a boy!

St. Maarten — The first baby to be born at the St. Maarten Medical Center for the New Year is a boy. He was born on January 3, 2015 at a few minutes to five in the morning. Maria Reyes Abreu the 18-year-old mother is a resident of the island and fr

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PM Gumbs extends condolences to family of the late Edward Brooke

~ Recalls Brooke as ‘a friend to St. Maarten’ ~ St. Maarten - Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, on behalf of the government and of St. Maarten, extended heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke who pa

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Parliamentary delegation attends Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation

St. Maarten - The screening process for candidate ministers has been added to the agenda points of an Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation in Aruba carded for January 6-9. A delegation of six Members of Parliament (MPs) left the island over the