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

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Fleming-Artsen meets with Board of Student Support

Fleming-Artsen meets with Board of Student Support

Minister PlenipotentiaryJosianne Fleming-Artsen (2ndfrom left) and representatives of the S4 board. St. Maarten - Minister Plenipotentiary Josianne Fleming-Artsen recently met with the board of St. Maarten Student Support Services (S4) to get

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Festival RumBahamas kicks off February 27th

Nassau, Bahamas---- From February 27 to March 01, 2015 seasoned rum connoisseurs, cultured consumers, social sippers or those that are simply rum lovers will have the opportunity to treat themselves at Festival RumBahamas, a premierinternational ru

Editorial - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Editorial: More familiar lines (budget debate)

The much anticipated debate about the 2015 draft budget followed a familiar pattern, similar to what emerged from last week’s meetings in the Central Committee. What else is new? We all know that the coalition will approve the budget without muc

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

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Opinion: Mindful moments on bullying

“Bullying survives on silence” – author unknown Mindfulness is understanding that we will all die. To know this, every day, all day and with this in mind to know that we are all one; all connected. There are many opportunities in a day for o

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

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Opinion: Captain, where would you go? (Caravanserai/Alegria)

Paradise lost...a collective feeling by all Caravanserai timeshare owners who have been summarily dismissed.  Deeded rights ignored, betrayed by the island and their government, after massive personal investments into a property that was supposed to

Opinion - Posted by on February 5, 2015

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Opinion: Uphold the constitution

Dear editor, Why isn’t the constitution of Country St. Maarten being upheld by our parliament? My question has to do with a Member of Parliament still functioning as such even though he has been sentenced by judicial verdict to a term of impriso

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

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Opinion: Very good ideas (budget)

Minister Martin Hassink’s skeleton budget still contains plenty of fat. At least, that is the opinion of rookie MP Leona Marlin-Romeo. And we have to admit: she made a lot of valid points. Are any of the ideas she put forward during yesterday’s f

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

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MP Christopher Emmanuel revisits AUC tax deal

St. Maarten – National Alliance MP Christopher Emmanuel revisited the tax liabilities of the previous owner of the American University in Cupecoy yesterday during the first round of the budget debate. Emmanuel said that the previous owners had

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

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Rain Forest President Preschel about Emilio Wilson Estate: “The economic impact will be significant”

St. Maarten – The impact of creating a new sustainable adventure park in St Maarten will be significant, generating jobs and increased tourism visits, says Rainforest Adventures president, Josef Preschel. “The economic impact to St Maarten sho

Editorial - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Editorial: Giving burglars a second chance

Is it right to give young burglars who wreaked havoc in a supermarket in St. Peters a second chance? The court seemed to think so yesterday and the young burglars almost high-fived each other in front of the judge after it became clear that they woul

Opinion - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Opinion: Cowardice (Charlie Hebdo)

It was predictable that the solidarity with Charlie Hebdo would crumble fast, Koen Lemmens, who teaches human rights and constitutional law at the Catholic University Leuven in Belgium writes in an op-ed in Trouw. It is a sad reality, but it is there

Opinion - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Opinion: We all have taboos (Freedom of expression)

Freedom of expression without taboos does not exist, columnist Thomas von der Dunk writes in the Volkskrant. Hardly ever before has freedom of expression been such a hot topic. The outrage about the Charlie Hebdo attacks may have died down, the after

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Opinion: Tourism destinations need to find balanced sustainable growth

LETTER TO THE EDITOR There is some discussion related to the well-known Emilio Wilson Estate which has been purchased by Government back in December for a sum of Naf.30 million. Rainforest Adventures has shown interests in developing part of th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Mild sentences for threatening police officers with firearm

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced two men who ignored a stop sign from the police and threatened police officers with a firearm on October 6 of last year to 15 and 18 months of imprisonment yesterday. Brendon Alberto Dixin has

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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No role Cft in plans with Emilio Wilson Estate

St. Maarten – Financial supervisor Cft has no role to play in whatever plans the government has with the Emilio Wilson Estate, Cft-secretary Kees van Nieuwamerongen told this newspaper yesterday. On Monday, Today reported that, according to some a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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No waste-to-energy plant in Cay Bay

St. Maarten – The government is not aware of any plans for the construction of a waste-to-energy plant in Cay Bay, acting Vromi-Minister Marcel Gumbs said yesterday in parliament. He added that there are no plans for Gebe to invest in such a plant

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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St. Maarten Timeshare Association SMTA calls for summit to “correct” timeshare ordinance

St. Maarten —The SMTA yesterday called for an immediate summit to be convened with the current Parliamentary initiator of the law--MP Leroy de Weever--, the Ministers of TEAT and Justice, the Council of Advice, the Ombudsman, Legal Affairs and the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Coconut Pete on the way to recovery

St. Maarten – Peterson Richardson, a 49-year-old better known under his nickname Coconut Pete, received a 15-month conditional prison sentence with 3 years of probation for attempted burglary in a home in Simpson Bay on October 26 of last year, an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Draft ordinance Integrity Chamber ready

St. Maarten – The Council of Minister approved the draft ordinance for the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on Monday, Justice Minister Dennis Richardson said on Wednesday evening during the budget debate in parliament. Currently, the draft

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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High-fiving young burglars have to pay damages

St. Maarten – Three young men who took a “stupid decision” to burglarize and vandalize the Ho supermarket in St. Peters in the night of January 4 to January 5 of this year, practically high-fived in the courtroom after they realized that Judge

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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MP Marlin-Romeo: “Cut salaries of MPs and ministers by 5 percent”

St. Maarten – Independent Member of Parliament Leona Marlin-Romeo made a good impression in her first address during Tuesday’s budget-debate. To the point and sticking to budget-related issues, the rookie MP fired a torrent of succulent remarks,

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Grand  Case comes alive with Tuesday night fete

St. Martin - For the second straight week, the main street in the busy thoroughfare of Grand Case was closed to traffic for a few hours and during that spell, revelers, shoppers and party goers had the opportunity to interact under the theme, Saint

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Stop Drop and Go campaign deemed success (handing over illegal weapons)

St. Maarten —Even though the “Stop, Drop and Go” project which was conducted by the law enforcement officials of both sides of the island was deemed successful; law enforcement officials still believe that there are still numerous guns in the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Nature Foundation Repopulates Corals on in Marine Park

St. Maarten -Through the assistance and backing of luxury horlogier Hublot and the Alwani Family of the Little Europe chain of stores, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation over the past eighteen months researched, installed and managed various coral nu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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TelEm Group again proud sponsor of schools youth soccer

Pond Island –  TelEm Group joined Minister of  Education, Culture, Youth & Sports, Rita Bourne Gumbs in kicking off the 23rd Interscholastic Soccer Tournament at the Johan Cruyff Court in Belvedere, Saturday. The Minister showed deft skill

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