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Editorial - Posted by on March 12, 2015

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Editorial: Brand new district

While the harbor-project St. Maarten Quarter gets a lot of attention these days, Dutch Quarter residents must be scratching their heads over all that has been promised to them for years. The upgrade of the district, for which the European Developm

Opinion - Posted by on March 12, 2015

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Opinion: Backroom deals

Backroom politics seems to be back in town. We are witnessing more closed-door parliamentary committee meetings in half a month these days than we have seen during the first four years of the parliament’s existence. First a meeting about surveil

Opinion - Posted by on March 12, 2015

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Opinion by Dr. Jay B. Haviser: Defending Fort Amsterdam

As the basis of my commentary here, I remind the reader that one of the most iconic cultural sites of St. Maarten, Fort Amsterdam, was sold to a private sector entity in the 1960s. Even with our legal Monument List status designation, and restricted

Opinion - Posted by on March 12, 2015

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Opinion by Elton Jones: The farce of parity

By now everybody the world over who wished to listen or pay attention to the accusations coming out of Holland would have heard how the people in the islands are not trustworthy or capable of deciding for them what’s good for them. A repetitive lin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 12, 2015

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Flamingo arrested after shootout in St. Peters

St. Maarten – After a shootout with several police officers on the Raspberry Road in St. Peters, a man nicknamed Flamingo and two others surrendered on Saturday evening. Flamingo is in custody as a suspect in “several criminal investigations.”

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Guyanese celebrate Phagwah

St. Maarten - The playful coloring of the body, especially the faces with Radha, is an ancient tradition by Hindu’s and in some cases non-Hindu’s worldwide. Over the past few years, the significance of the festival of colors has been growing fro

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Upgrade Dutch Quarter delayed, not forgotten

European subsidy-millions remain available until December 5 St. Maarten – What happened to the European funds St. Maarten supposedly received for the upgrading of Dutch Quarter? Former Vromi-Minister William Marlin announced at a “simply yet

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Causeway jump-up on Saturday

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) hosts its second annual causeway jump-up this upcoming Saturday. It will be the first event of the Carnival season. SCDF and its main sponsor TelEm will also host the first of four

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Freedom Salsa delivered to 18 primary schools

St. Maarten - The book delivering festivities at the Sint Maarten primary schools has come to an end. Between January and the first week of March the Beyond Writing Foundation has visited eighteen primary schools to present and delivered boxes conta

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MP Tamara Leonard calls on women to make it happen

St. Maarten – United People’s party MP Tamara Leonard says the theme of International Women’s Day “Make It Happen” is a call to women on St. Maarten and all over the world to make more happen in their communities and a call to all women to

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National Ombudsman visits Saba and Statia this week

ORANJESTAD / THE BOTTOM - The National ombudsman has visited the islands of Statia and Saba twice in 2014. Each visit saw a rise in complaints submitted by the public and another trip has been scheduled from today until Thursday. The National ombu

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BTP donates laptops to Aids Foundation

St. Maarten - Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten donated three new HP laptops, external speakers and laptop bags to the St. Maarten Aids Foundation for its “Real Talk” and “Girl Power” program last week. The Aids Foundation ne

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Committee discusses beaches, permits behind closed doors

St. Maarten - The permanent parliamentary committee for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication will meet in a closed door session tomorrow at 2 p.m. to discuss the beach policy and public access to the country’s beaches. The

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Large field for Soca Rumble

St. Maarten - The Soca Rumble "Battle of the Best" on April 25 will feature 24 soloists and three groups or bands that will be competing in Power Soca and Groovy Soca. The winner of each section takes home $10,000. The deadline for participants t

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Reminder from Electoral Council: Political parties have to submit annual reports

St. Maarten – All eight registered political parties have to submit their annual report for 2014 to the Electoral Council before April 1, the council stated in a press release. The last day to submit these reports is Tuesday, March 31. The obli

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Road tax controls began Wednesday

St. Maarten – The Receiver’s Office announced last weekend that controls on payment of the 2015 motor vehicle tax will begin this Wednesday. “All vehicles must carry the 2015 plates and they must be visible to the police. Plates covered with

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New arrest in Wiels-investigation

WILLEMSTAD – On the Road to Fuik police arrested the 28-year-old woman A.W. last Friday morning around 8 a.m. “We are investigation her involvement in the Maximus-case,” Norman Serphos, spokesman for the Public Prosecutor’s Office, told Carib

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Peridot Foundation founder Arrindell: Affordable housing for women is still a serious issue”

St. Maarten - “First I take this opportunity to extend heartfelt congratulations to all the female participants, winners and organizers of the 35th Heineken Regatta on Sint Maarten. Happy International Women’s Day. Greetings go out as well to al

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Three robbery-suspects arrested

St. Maarten – Police arrested three youngsters – 16, 19 and 20 years of age – in Cole Bay yesterday around 6 p.m. after a report came in about a robbery at the Thai Wong supermarket on Wellington Road. Officers found two pistols in the getaway