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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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The St. Kitts people have spoken: Denzil Douglas out after 20 years

BASSETERRE, ST Kitts---The winds of change have come to the people of the twin island state of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. In the hard fought election watched by people from around the region, the Virgin Islands and the International commun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Wescott-Williams: “New tax system cannot be introduced overnight”

St. Maarten —A new tax system cannot be introduced overnight, notes leader of the Democratic Party faction in Parliament MP Sarah Wescott-Williams, who said she intends to discuss this new tax system in a meeting with the Minister of Finance. MP W

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Armed bandit robs Sheik and St. Peters corner supermarket

St. Maarten —Two Chinese supermarkets in the St. Peters area were robbed by an armed masked man last week. Between 03.10 p.m. and 03.20 p.m. the unknown man with his face covered and brandishing a firearm first robbed Sheik Supermarket and shor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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St. Maarten Cable TV announces addition of new channels

GREATBAY---- St. Maarten Cable TV announces the expansion of its channel packages with the launch of Univision aired on channel 408 of the Basic channel package and LATV aired on channel 440 of the Spanish Silver package.  “This addition to our pl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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St. Maarten author launches new book Friday

St. Maarten —“When several of St. Gregory’s street people go missing, crime reporter Michael Carsagian is on the case again, tracking down the villains behind the nefarious scheme of illegal organ harvesting. Complicating his efforts is the Is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Princess Heights awarded Green Key Eco-Label

St. Maarten -The Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) awarded Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel with the first and only Green Key Eco-Label certification in St. Maarten, solidifying St. Maarten's reputation as a destination t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Rotary has heart all through third quarter

St. Maarten -Rotary has heart—an annual program by the Rotary Club geared at assisting members of the community—will continue throughout the third quarter of the Rotary year (January-March).  Rotary has heart is a project initiated by 2013-2

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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French Officers going high tech: Will Go Pro cameras become the norm?

St. Maarten - The noticeable presence of a Go pro camera affixed to the uniform of an officer from the French side of the island raises more questions than answers, but the biggest question is, was the decision by that officer personal or has it bee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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DP wants answers from Gebe

St. Maarten -A list of pertinent questions will be forwarded to Gebe by the Democratic Party faction in parliament following a recent meeting between the company representatives and the parliament. Leader of the Democratic Party faction in parlia

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Incomprehension and disappointment dismissal Adriaens

WILLEMSTAD – The contract with the Director of the Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH), Maurice Adriaens was not renewed. This was announced by the Minister of Economic Development, Stanley Palm last weekend. The CAH falls under the responsibility of t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Telcell Breakthrough Talent search winners promoting positive messages

St. Maarten - Winners of the 2014 TelCell Breakthrough talent search are bringing home some positive messages to St. Maarten’s youth, which they hope will inspire them to excel in school, at work and also at play. Winners, Arias, Tristan, Seren

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Hillside Christian School starts recycling program

St. Maarten —A recycling program has been introduced at the Hillside Christian School with the help of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation. In its efforts to continue to bring environmental and conservation awareness into schools, the Nature Foun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Karel Frielink new FraudNet member

WILLEMSTAD - Karel Frielink has been appointed member of FraudNet for all six islands of the Dutch Antilles. FraudNet is a worldwide network of lawyers specialized in asset tracing and recovery. Set up in 2004 by the anti-crime arm of the Internatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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All stations go for Kool and the Gang performance at the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten -All stations are going for the headline act of the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Kool and the Gang to close out the festivities on March 8th.  The event will be overflowing with legends, not just on the water but on shore as well. 

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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New Dutch taxi meters a flop

THE HAGUE--New meters which all taxis are required by law to have on board do not work properly and transport ministry inspectors will not be able to use them until next year at least, website nu.nl reports. The meters have been compulsory in all 30,

Opinion - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Opinion: Country Status St. Maarten

On 10-10-10 the people of Sint Maarten after a long process obtained the status of country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Sint Maarten. That was the choice made by the people of Sint Maarten from the available options during the referendum

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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St. Maarten Police reacts to statement

In reaction to the statement made by Mr. Russell Simmons in the Opinion section of the Daily Herald Newspaper on Monday February 16th 2015 entitled “Traffic Rules” as follows: First of all the Police Department wants to commend and thank Mr. Simm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Sarah Wescott-Williams: “De Weever didn’t leave because of counterpart policy”

St. Maarten -Independent MP Cornelius De Weever did not leave the US/NA/DP coalition because of a disagreement about the counterpart policy as previously alleged, leader of the DP Sarah Wescott-Williams said in a press conference yesterday. She note

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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DP faction questions role of harbour

St. Maarten —The role of the harbour is being questioned by the Democratic Party faction and party advisor Emil Lee noted that the harbour is a conglomerate but yet it is proven almost impossible to get separate financial statements for the variou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Wescott-Williams accuses GEBE of disrespecting parliament

St. Maarten —The attitude of the management of Gebe during their recent meeting with parliament, is being viewed as disrespectful by the Democratic Party faction in parliament. Leader of the DP Sarah Wescott-Williams took particular issue with

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Emilio J. Rodríguez receives Caribbean lifetime award in Cuba 

St. Maarten —Emilio Jorge Rodríguez, a leading independent Cuban essayist and literary critic, recently won the “Este Caribe Nuestro” Award 2014, at the University of Havana.  Rodriquez is considered one of the leading experts on St. Marti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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First group completes USM and WIB pilot project

St. Maarten -The first group of students to have successfully completed the joint pilot project of the University of St. Martin and the Windward Islands Bank-- which allows students to gain “specialized certificates” that are transferable to USM

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Voodoo dancers casting their spell over cruise line

GREATBAY---St. Maarten dance group—The Voodoo dancers—are making a splash on the cruise ships and a name for themselves courtesy of an invitation to perform in port four cruise ships, which have blossomed into a deal to perform the season. Lea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Minister Fleming-Artsen meets Supreme Court appointee

St. Maarten - Minister Plenipotentiary Josianne Fleming-Artsen received a visit last week from Dr. M.W.C. Feteris who was recently appointed to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Netherlands. Dr. Feteris was making his orientation rounds in The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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King Ocean officials recommits to using St. Maarten hub

St. Maarten - Last week King Ocean management officials Franco Da Costa Gomez and Charles Gittens, met with Port St. Maarten management to discuss future strategic developments in cargo movements and trade.  At the same time, the representatives fr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Three arrested for illegal entry into St. Maarten

St. Maarten -Three persons are currently in police custody after being arrested at the SXM airport on Sunday when two of these persons tried entering the island with falsified documents. The third was also arrested for attempting to enter the island

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Witu General membership meeting postponed

St. Maarten -A general membership meeting of the Witu, originally carded for February, has been postponed to March, president of Witu Claire Elshot explained. According to Elshot the board is currently in the process of preparing its financial re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Dutch Secretary of State Teeven visits Miss Lalie Center

St. Maarten -Dutch Secretary of State of the Safety and Justice Department from the Netherlands Fred Teeven paid a visit to the Miss Lalie Center (MLC), the new closed youth facility of St. Maarten on Sunday February 15. Teeven was making a short

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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St. Maarten Airport (SXM) discusses Open Skies, Pre-Clearance at 2015 Confab

St. Maarten -The possibility of an open skies agreement and the establishment of a USA pre-clearance at SXM Airport, were among the issues discussed by the St. Maarten delegation to the Routes Americas 2015 Conference, held recently in Denver, Color

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Minister Connor congratulates Zaandam as new SHTA Director

St. Maarten -Minister of Tourism Claret Connor has taken note of the changes at the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association, particularly the appointment of Anenda Zaandam as the new executive director of the association, and has extended congr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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MP Marlin-Romeo advocates clear beach policy

St. Maarten —Immediate changes to the current beach policy are being advocated by independent member of Parliament Leona Marlin-Romeo, who has requested a meeting to discuss this policy. The MP wrote on Friday to the Chairman of the Committee 

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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Xtratight Entertainment launches “Tingz Haaard Special”

St. Maarten -In an effort to provide members of the community the opportunity to attend Carnival’s premiere event—Night of the hit makers—Xtratight (pronounced extratight) entertainment has launched their “Tingz Haaard Special”, geared at

Editorial - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Editorial: Youth Drinking

The initiative by the St. Maarten’s Lion’s Club to have the powers that be increase the legal drinking age from 16 to 21 is a positive one. Their expressed willingness to compromise on this and accept at the very least 18 years as the legal drink

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Opinion: Worrisome questions (Bada Bing case)

A serious accusation against the Prosecution Department surfaced in the “Bada Bing” trial that, if true, can rock the integrity of the Public Prosecutor’s Office at its very foundation. Cor Merx, the attorney for Jaap van den Heuvel, stated

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Opinion: Learning to love criticism

A NEW study by the linguist and tech entrepreneur Kieran Snyder, done for Fortune.com, found two differences between workplace performance reviewsgiven to men and women. Across 248 reviews from 28 companies, managers, whether male or female, gave f

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