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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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REAL FACTS ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING

You probably see and hear a lot about alcohol—from TV, movies, music, and your friends. But what are the real facts about underage alcohol use? Myth Alcohol isn’t as harmful as other drugs. FACT Alcohol increases your risk for many deadly d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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I Can-children make fundraiser lot of fun

St. Maarten - The I Can Foundation’s fundraiser event at the Dutch Quarter Community Center on Friday evening drew a modest crowd but the I Can-children who performed on stage made the evening a lot of fun all the same to the delight of their audi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Trustee: Central Bank liable for damages CKC-accountholders

St. Maarten – The trustee in the bankruptcy of the Christian Kingdom Council, attorney Jeroen Veen, holds the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten liable for the damages the CKC-accountholders suffered after the Court in First Instance declared

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Low turnout, high disappointment at Miss West Indies

St. Maarten -Guadeloupe's Alex Rabolion is the new Ms. West Indies Queen after beating out thirteen other delegates to win the coveted crown on Sunday morning in Galisby. The 26-year old beautician was one of the early favorites heading into the pag

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Lenny Priest: Establish the van Hugh Law.

St. Maarten -Young people in the community needs to be taken “off the block” and put to useful employment, says leader if the One St. Maarten People’s Party (OSPP) Lenny Priest, who is proposing the establishment of van Hugh Law, to be named a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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MP Silveria Jacobs elected Chair of Education committee

St. Maarten - MP Silveria Jacobs has been elected as the Chair of the Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament and MP Tamara Leonard has been elected as Vice Chair. The Committee for Education, Culture, Yo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Two supermarkets robbed within minutes

St. Maarten -An armed gunman made away with undisclosed amounts of cash on Friday after robbing two supermarkets in Cole By within minutes of each other. According to inspector Ricardo Henson the two Chinese supermarkets located in the Cole Bay a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Government launches official Facebook Page

GREATBAY---The Government of St. Maarten has embraced social media by launching its Official Facebook page-- “Government of Sint Maarten”-- to the local populace and the rest of the world. A government information service press release yesterd

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Lions launch online petition to increase drinking age

St. Maarten - An online petition geared at encouraging the government to amend the law by raising the legal drinking age from 16 to 21, was launched yesterday by the St. Maarten’s Lion’s Club as part of its youth alcohol awareness campaign.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Man walks away unscathed from accident

St. Maarten —The driver of a loaded heavy vehicle had a lucky escape yesterday morning when he walked away unscathed after the dump truck rolled down a hill, destroyed the railing and fell into a ditch. The incident took place at approximately

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Mingo champions small entrepreneurs to bank

St. Maarten – CEO of Port St. Maarten Mark Mingo has thrown his weight behind small entrepreneurs looking for financing for projects that would further enhance the islands tourism product, and he has encouraged banking officials to seriously cons

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Tax office won’t accept requests for 2008 reduction of assessment

St. Maarten - A request for the reduction of an assessment by virtue of the Inspector of Taxes for the various taxes and premiums: Income tax ; Wage Tax and Premium AOV/AWW, AVBZ ;  Turnover Tax ; Profit Tax ; Room Tax ; Car Rental Tax ;  Time Sha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Annual Environment Conference launched at Bel Air Community Center

St. Maarten —Despite the small turnout at the launching of the Annual Environmental Conference at the Bel Air Community Center, the conference had its desired effect of underlining the importance of protection of the environment. Leader of the Dem

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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MPs Informed about NIPA by Students, Board and Director

St. Maarten -The Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament met on Thursday, February 12, with students of the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) as well as the NIPAs Board and its Managing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2015

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Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Swiss accounts

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HS

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 16, 2015

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Caribbean destinations posted record arrivals in 2014

ST. MAARTEN/THE CARIBBEAN---Caribbean destinations posted higher-than-expected visitor arrival totals in 2014, hosting 26.3 million land-based travelers in what Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) officials described Tuesday as a record year. The 20

Editorial - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Editorial: Going Green

The Princess Heights boutique hotel is a classic example of how to do things right – one that goes far beyond the hospitality industry. Wasteful behavior is rampant in the civil service and while the cabinet wants to put a policy in place to cur

Opinion - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Opinion: Defeating prophet-nuts

Paris is of course far away and whatever happens there, no matter how terrible, does not really affect the islands or its people. There was no public outrage in Philipsburg over the terrorist attack at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January

Opinion - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Opinion: Rise of the atheists

Over the past few years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of people who are atheist, agnostic or without religious affiliation. A fifth of all adults and a third of the youngest adults fit into this category, David Brooks writes in an op-ed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Minister Connor: Government still committed to timeshare consumer protection

St. Maarten - Government’s goal as it regards timeshare remains to establish timeshare consumer protection and meet the goal of bringing credibility to St. Maarten’s Timeshare product, Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Claret Connor reite

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Local alternative for Rain Forest

St. Maarten – He wrote a comprehensive plan for the sustainable development of the Emilio Wilson estate and brought it to the attention of former Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake, the former Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and the former Minister

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Princess Heights makes going green profitable

St. Maarten – The Princess Heights boutique hotel in Dawn Beach is now among 2,300 hotels in 47 countries around the world to carry the Green Key eco-label. On Monday evening, the hotel celebrated the certification with a reception around the prop

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Top-lawyer Spong represents Corallo in closed door hearing

St. Maarten – Casino mogul Francesco Corallo has hired a big gun to fight a legal battle in Philipsburg. Yesterday afternoon there was a closed door hearing in the Common Court of Justice about items law enforcement agencies confiscated from Coral

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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15 year old struck by car

St. Maarten —Police were called to the scene yesterday morning at approximately 7:25 after a female driver struck a 15-year-old pedestrian in the parking lot of “Sol Shop” on the corner of Bush road and Zagersgut road. “On the scene the i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Carnival 2015 queen contestants experience cultural, history tour

St. Maarten -The Carnival contestants of the Teen, Senior and Mature queen pageants were treated on Saturday to a day of culture and history for the first annual Royal Culture Tour organized by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF).

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Budget advice Cft expected by the end of next week

St. Maarten – Financial supervisor Cft has two weeks to react to the 2015 budget the parliament approved last week Thursday. This means that the term for a reaction expires on an ominous day in February, Friday 13 – the end of next week If th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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MP Sarah Wescot-Williams: “This is a slap in the face of St.Maarten”

St. Maarten – “Nothing Sint Maarten has done with respect to tackling integrity issues has made any difference for Minister Plasterk and his colleagues in the Dutch cabinet,” Democratic Party MP Sarah Wescot-Williams states in a press release,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Road open even though no repairs were done

St. Maarten -Although no repairs were done to the road in St. Peters, representatives of the Vromi department have opened the road. “This road is a traffic hazard and not safe for motorists,” said Koto Wilson, who has been a fire man for over 14

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Three in custody for Atlantis robbery

St. Maarten - Three persons are currently in police custody for their involvement in the Atlantis Casino robbery which took place on November 16th 2014. The Detective Department reported yesterday that there is a lot of progress in the investigat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Lenny Priest says: Budget is more rhetoric

St. Maarten -“Nice talk, passed some motions and many questions during the 2015 budget debate like all previous budget debates and then the entire government including parliament go into an induced coma,” says leader of the One St. Maarten Peopl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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A marriage of science and nature: Using the mind to change the brain

St. Maarten — In a blissful marriage of science and nature, the Global Health Clinic in Pointe Blanche is pioneering the way forward for others in their field. Cutting edge technology is used by a team of doctors to pinpoint the exact areas in the

Editorial - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Editorial: Bigger headaches

Not everything is well in Oyster Pond. The Oyster Bay Beach Resort seems to be acting like the big bad wolf, by claiming a part of the beach in front of the Great House next to Busby’s Beach Bar for the placement of beach chairs for its guests.

Opinion - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Opinion: Narco terror rules

The ghost of a murdered leading politician haunts Curacao; emotions are upstaging intellect, Jacob Gelt Dekker writes in his column on Curacao Chronicle. “Last week, the Curacao Court of Appeals heard the case of the Helmin Wiels assassination a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Magic Numbers

For nearly a decade, Paul Miller has been working with the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, advising the race committee on such matters as managing the entries, class divisions and publishing results through his company regattaguru.com. With One-Design

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Beach chair war in Oyster Pond

St. Maarten – Judge Maria Paulides will rule on a dispute about the beach in Oyster Pond that has been dragging on for years. The parties involved are Low Road to Heaven (Busby’s beach Bar), Laissez-Faire (The Great House) and Pearl Development

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