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Editorial - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Editorial: End game

The risk of asking question to which one does not know the answer is getting an inconvenient response. This applies in all likelihood to the question the committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations submitted yesterday for revie

Opinion - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Reader’s Opinion: Advice (retrieving info on Govt owned companies)

Over the past months, we have witnessed the first elected parliament of Country St. Maarten attempt to get information from government-NVs to better enable them to inform the population on the goings on in these institutions. We witnessed the charade

Opinion - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Opinion: Social unrest

During the call in talk show on Sunday morning February 8, 2015 hosted by The Voice of St. Maarten and moderated by Lloyd Richardson. Lloyd’s guest was the Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson, who hinted at social unrest in the making if the Dutc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Attorney-General Guus Schram wants  more judges for large trials

St. Maarten – Attorney-General Guus Schram wants large trials to be handled by more than one judge in the future. He said this last week Friday in an interview with Anneke Polak in the radio show What a Week on Paradise FM in Curacao. “All ca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Committee puts three questions to Council of State: Do kingdom instructions violate our autonomy?

St. Maarten – On the day of the extended deadline, the permanent parliamentary committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations formulated three questions about the procedures around instructions by the Kingdom Council of Ministers

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Bush fire escalates and destroy hotel’s storeroom

St. Maarten —What  began as a bush fire in the Bush Road area quickly escalated and engulfed a wooden shed in the area in flames and eventually burned it to cinders yesterday just before noon, spouting clouds of dark smoke into the oncoming traff

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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No extension to pay motor vehicle tax Inspections start after regatta

St. Maarten —There will be no extension this year to the deadline to pay motor vehicle taxes, Minister of Finance Martin Hassink confirmed on Monday. According to the finance minister, no extension is warranted because the provision of license pla

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Romney presents book at university tomorrow

St. Maarten – Political scientist Julio Romney will present his book St. Maarten Our constituent State constitutional framework tomorrow evening at the university on Pond Island. Together with the book, Romney will present his draft Electoral Refo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Couple hosts fundraiser for Art Saves Lives Foundation

St. Maarten - On Sunday February 22, Fred J. Grigsby Jr. and Carol Pope hosted a fundraising event at their home to raise funds for Art Saves Lives Foundation Summer Intensive which will be held from June 29-July 4th 2015. Art Saves Lives student

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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One suspect in attempted break-in arrested

St. Maarten -On Monday March 2nd at approximately 01.45 a.m. police patrols were sent to investigate an attempted break-in at Windmill in Front Street. Shortly after that report the Central Dispatch received information that the suspects had fled to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Orient Beach in USA Today’s 10 best beaches

St. Maarten - Orient Beach in St. Martin has been named in the Top 10 "Best Caribbean Beach Category" by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. The full list of winners can be seen at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-caribbean-beach/.

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Chikungunya conference starts today

St. Maarten - The Caribbean Public Health Agency, or CARPHA, will host a conference starting tomorrow in the Trinidadian capital of Port-of-Spain to discuss the region’s response to Chikungunya. The March 3-5 gathering, financed by the European

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Governor gets first hand view of Shta’s operations

St. Maarten –Governor Eugene B. Holiday paid a working visit to the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association  as part of his programme to obtain a firsthand view of developments in the community in keeping with his objective to promote exc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Minister Connor wants close collaboration with regulatory authority  

St. Maarten —The importance of a close collaboration between ministry and regulatory authority to effectively tackle telecom related issues effectively was noted by Minister Claret Connor during a recent meeting with Management of the Telecom Regu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Shooting in Dutch Quarter

St. Maarten - A masked man dressed completely in black fired several shots at two persons on a scooter in the Dutch Quarter area at approximately 09.50 p.m. on Saturday. The gun man had been waiting in the dark for the victims, and continued shoo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Suspect arrested for drug possession

St. Maarten - On Friday February 27th at approximately 07.15 p.m. during a routine control on the A. Th. Illidge road at a location which is known for drug trafficking, one suspect was arrested for the possession of 22 X-TC pills. The suspect was ar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Third suspect in Atlantis Casino robbery arrested  

St. Maarten —The third of three suspects in the armed robbery at Atlantis Casino that took place on November 16th last year, has been arrested and remains in police custody for further investigations. The three armed robbers dressed as women an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Pilot Household Budget Survey ends, survey carded for April 1st

St. Maarten - The Department of Statistics (STAT) announced the end of its Pilot Household Budget Survey. 40 households participated in this practice-run, from February 15th through 28th. This helped STAT to test its fieldwork organization, intervie

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Public invited to Council of Advice lecture

St. Maarten —The Council of Advice has extended an invitation to the general public to a lecture entitled legal English in the Dutch legal system. The Council of Advice of St. Maarten is an independent body and a High Council of State of St. Ma

Uncategorized - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Saba takes the lead with recycling

THE BOTTOM – Saba put its recycling facility online, Hazel Durand reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Previously garbage was regularly burned at the dump near fort Bay. The smoke that spread over the whole island on those occasions formed a health risk.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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UTS reinforces commitment to Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten - Chippie, the mobile service of UTS, will once again be one of the major sponsors of the 35th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The mobile brand with be partnering with the St. Maarten Yacht Club again to support the yearly event whi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Kooyman first home improvement fair billed a Success

St. Maarten -The first ever Kooyman Home Improvement Fair, held last Saturday, is being billed as a “huge success” by Kooyman. Kooyman welcomed shoppers for a day of product demonstrations, exclusive specials and fun and games. The event feat

Uncategorized - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Statia’s wildlife available in online gallery

St. Maarten - Although months of work remain before the upcoming book about the Wildlife of Statia is completed, wildlife lovers can enjoy some of the fruits of this project today. Les Fruits de Mer has launched an online image gallery and a curate