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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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SMHDF Financial Manager reacts to Bloem: Who is telling fables?

St. Maarten —With reports circulation regarding the termination of Henry Lynch and other board members, Emilio Kalmera, financial officer of the SMHDF is peeved with the way some of the accusations leveled against Lynch have rebounded to him and a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Mobile Health Clinic 19 March in Dutch Quarter area

St. Maarten - Collective Prevention Services (CPS), informs the community that the Mobile Health Clinic Bus, will be in Dutch Quarter near the Mc. Donald’s establishment on Thursday afternoon, March 19 to carry out screening of persons who are int

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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New international media outlets present to cover Carnival 2015

St. Maarten -Representatives from several renowned international news and entertainment outlets will be on St. Maarten in April to cover Carnival 2015. The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Public transport permits under the microscope

MP Wescot-Williams sends questions to Minister Connor   St. Maarten – The closed-door committee meeting of last Tuesday about bus and taxi permits ended prematurely, because Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication Min

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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BTP participates in regional E-waste project

St. Maarten -Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP-SXM) represented by Ryan Wijngaarde met with core members of the CSR committee of the Caribbean Telecom Association (CANTO) in Trinidad this week for the kick-off of a regional E-waste

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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AVA Airways representatives meet with St. Maarten Civil Aviation

GREATBAY -  “St. Maarten needs airlift. The island cannot be dependent upon North American traffic anymore...” This is according to Olivier Arrindell, Chairman of AVA Airways. Recently  Arrindell and The President of AVA Airways Giovanni Ata

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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CFT: St. Maarten needs to increase tax incomes

GREATBAY/WILLEMSTAD –“Sint Maarten still has the challenge to increase tax incomes, whereby a reinforcement of the tax office and also an improvement of the compliance should have the highest priority. The Cft requested a more detailed explanatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Environment committee  meets with  Nature Foundation Friday

St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure of Parliament, will meet in public session on March 13. The Permanent Committee meeting is set for Friday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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FRED and Counter-part Law under discussion Friday

St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee of Health Care, Social Development and Labour, will meet in session on March 13. The public Permanent Committee meeting is set for Friday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Stra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Global health gives back to the community

St. Maarten - Since March is Brain Awareness Month and April is Autism Awareness month, the Global Health team has decided to give back to the community by volunteering every Friday at the I Too Can Learn Center. The team aims to establish a balance

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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The competitive advantage of thinking green

GREATBAY/THE CARIBBEAN---Several studies show that being green, having a small carbon footprint, is not only beneficial to the environment, but it also provides various economic benefits with a minimal monetary investment. Ecologically conscious tour

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Council of Ministers meets with Ombudsman

St. Maarten - On Tuesday, March 10, the Council of Ministers (COM) met with the Ombudsman, Nilda Arduin and her support staff, Secretary General Patricia Philips, and Legal Advisor Marlon Hart. The Ombudsman informed the Council regarding its res

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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New app makes Fun Miles even more fun

St. Maarten - Fun Miles has launched an app for smart phones. It enables cardholders to instantly check their balance, see where they can save and redeem Fun Miles, and use other convenient features. The free app is available for download on the App

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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The Yacht Club Isle de Sol conducts ISPS Security training at NIPA

St. Maarten - In accordance with the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code, The Yacht Club Isle de Sol, an IGY MARINAS Destination, recently provided their contract Security staff of INSEMA Group NV with a scheduled ISPS Code training.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2015

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WIB employees receive USM specialized certificates

St. Maarten - Windward Islands Bank employees received their USM specialized certificate “Towards an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Management for St. Maarten Professionals”. The University of St. Martin (USM) collaborated with the Wind

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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,

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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