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Opinion - Posted by on March 16, 2015

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Opinion: Be part of SXM DOET

Dear Editor: I am sure that everyone on the island has been hearing about SXM DOET. This is the first time St. Maarten has joined in this kingdom wide event. It’s two days of active volunteerism to be held on March 20 and 21. I would  like t

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2015

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Mindful moments on addiction

When one acquires a certain amount of concentration from practicing mindfulness, one notices that how often the mind springs from thought to thought. It is estimated that a person may have up to 60.000 thoughts a day. The mindful mind watches the tho

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Opinion: One-way ticket

So this is how things work in Dutch politics: a minister (Ivo Opstelten) gives the parliament incorrect information and after some toing and froing he steps down. His State Secretary Fred Teeven, who was up to his eyeballs in the deal about which Ops

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Closed door Central committee meeting on Central Bank

St. Maarten - The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in a closed door session on Thursday March 12 regarding a study that was carried out about the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS). The Central Committee meeting is set for T

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First meeting ad hoc committee Integrity: Code of Conduct suddenly a priority for parliamentarians

St. Maarten – Thirteen years after former Lt. governor Franklyn Richards proposed it for the first time to the Island Council, the ad hoc committee Integrity of parliament met yesterday and named establishing a Code of Conduct for parliament a pri

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Police Officer who killed Akeem  Issidora suspended

St. Maarten —Police officer Rishmer York, who shot and killed 22 year old Akeem Isidora during an altercation last week, has been suspended by the KPSM, a decision which has reportedly been approved by Justice Minister Dennis Richardson. The Fe

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SMCU calls for deportation of TelEm’s  “illegal workers”

St. Maarten - The deportation of the Surinamese workers brought in by TelEm to work on the pilot fiber to the home project is being demanded by the St. Maarten Communications Union, which also wants the Immigration Department to stamp the passports

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Vromi Minister allegedly holding up construction of new FBO facility at SXM

St. Maarten - The  Minister of VROMI is yet to sign the building permit requested since last year by the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, and this is  allegedly the root of delays to the beginning of construction of the new Fixed Based

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Blue Water Premium Rums donates to team Goldendog

St. Maarten - Team Goldendog accepted a donation of $3,050 from Blue Water Premium Rums from the proceeds raised from the Launch Party and Bankie Banx Charity Concert held on February 26, 2015 at the Red Piano.  All proceeds will be used to build C

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Win Air transports over 7100 passengers to Tortola from 2013 to 2014

St. Maarten - Over 7100 passengers have been transported to date between St. Maarten and Tortola, with increase of loadfactors from 35% to 55% during Win Air’s first year of flying to Tortolla. 993 Flights were executed between the two islands for

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SMART 2015 at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

St. Maarten - The 14th St. Martin/St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (SMART) is slated for May 13-15, 2015 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino where the region comes together once again to support, interact and promote tourism to the Eas

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Henry Lynch fired form SMHDF; Accused of syphoning millions

St. Maarten - Henry Lynch has been terminated from the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (“SMHDF”) according to the SMHDF who disclosed that Lynch syphoned millions of guilders from the foundation. Among the ten cited for Lynch’s d

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Over 800,000 cases of Chikungunya in Caribbean and Latin America

St. Maarten - Over 800,000 cases of Chikungunya cases have been discovered in the Caribbean and Latin America delegates at a recent Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Consultation on Chikungunya in the Caribbean learned. The consultation was he

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Dutch PM Rutte makes statement about justice ministry resignations

THE HAGUE-- The debate over the justice ministry deal with drugs baron Cees H went ahead on Tuesday afternoon despite the resignations of Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and his deputy Fred Teeven. The debate was organized last week after a television

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Court allows extradition Aruban suspect to the US

ORANJESTAD – The Common Court of Justice considers the request by American authorities to extradite the 26-year-old Aruban drugs-suspect Christopher C. admissible. This means that governor Fredis Refunjol will be advised to agree with the request,

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Kool and The Gang, brought music for the soul

St. Maarten - It was more than a celebration at Kimsha Beach when Kool & The Gang, brought back memories to the not so old and instilled sentimental awareness to the young when the curtains went down on the 35th St marten Heineken Regatta on Sun

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BASHMENT GRANNY 3, A GUT WRENCHER

St. Maarten - Long before Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey appeared on stage on the last night of the St Maarten tour, there was never a dull moment and for those who had the pleasure of being in the audience, it is the last time they would see such a the

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SZV responds to card selling scheme

St. Maarten -  In light of recent media reports concerning the SZV card selling scheme, SZV issued a media statement confirming the scheme but refused to provide any additional information. According to the media statement, SZV “is not at libe