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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 2, 2015

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Editorial: Reckless driving

We obviously do not know all the details about the fatal accident on Bishop Hill, but what we do know is enough for a preliminary assessment. At best, this is a case of reckless driving with tragic consequences. At worst it is an accident caused b

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2015

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Opinion: More lessons in integrity

Least said, soonest mended. Detective-writer Agatha Christie often used that phrase in her books. Characters in her mysteries more often than not kept their traps shut rather than doing the obvious: go to the police and tell what they know, or tellin

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 2, 2015

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Opinion: New School

It is always interesting to pick up an outsider’s view on education. St. Maarten has its share of troubles with the school system and there seems to be a lack of fresh ideas, while the fresh ideas that are out there encounter resistance from the ed

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2015

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Opinion: Wasting the people’s money

Dear Editor, It is quite disheartening to have to read in our local newspapers that through irresponsible behavior of a former minister of Country St. Maarten, this country, by ignoring court orders has forfeited $100,000,-- and Naf. 200,000 in pe

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Richardson hopes to merge TelEm and UTS

GREATBAY—The government of St. Maarten, through share holder representative Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson has reiterated interest in buying the shares of UTS, and is interested in merging that company’s activities with TelEm. According to

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Arrowroot tradition lives on in Colombier

COLOMBIER – The Nature Valley Association of Colombier held its annual Arrowroot Jollification on Saturday. From early in the morning, villagers were busy uprooting a field in the center of the village to collect the precious arrowroots. As the

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

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Gebe’s temporary relief ends in March

St. Maarten —The temporary relief granted by Gebe in September to “offset the high fuel charges” will end in March, NV Gebe stated yesterday. “The General Relief program was designed to provide relief and support to all domestic and comme

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Man dies in freak traffic accident

St. Maarten —A freak accident on the Bishop Hill Road involving a reckless driver, a parked car and a backhoe resulted in the death of a pedestrian as he walked back to his apartment building at approximately 6:00am on Saturday after reportedly pu

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Ombudsman to visit Saba and St. Eustatius

St. Maarten -The National ombudsman will be visiting Saba and St. Eustatius from 9-12 March. Past visits have been well received by the population and were deemed very successful by the National ombudsman team. On St. Eustatius, the number of comp

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

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Parliament’s revamped website debut’s today

St. Maarten – The House of Parliament’s website has been revamped.  The new site is back online in a new format as of today, March 2 at the same website address: www.sxmparliament.org. The Presidium of Parliament was recently given a previ

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

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Texaco and Sabor Latino team up

St. Maarten -Persons who opt to tank up at any of the Texaco gas stations for the month of March will receive the opportunity to win a ticket to the Sabor Lation 111 show carded for the festival village on April 28. Texaco has teamed up with Sabor

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Dominican nationals parade through streets

St. Maarten —The Dominicano population in St. Maarten turned out in force yesterday to commemorate the independence celebrations of their country, which culminated locally with a parade through the streets of Philipsburg. The parade started in the

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

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Female found dead in her home

St. Maarten —An elderly lady in the Middle Region area was found dead in her home on Friday, and according to the doctor at the scene the body of the lady was in an advanced state of decomposition, suggesting that she had been dead for a number of

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Oranje School family fun-day enjoys impressive turnout 

Oranje School family fun-day enjoys impressive turnout 

St. Maarten —An impressive turnout was witnessed at the Oranje School’s fun day at the Emilio Wilson Estate on Saturday, with kids having fun on bouncy castles, enjoying water slides, riding bikes etc, all under the watchful eyes of parents a

Uncategorized - Posted by on March 2, 2015

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INFOBIZZ prepares for the first GO GET IT edition of Power Hour

St. Maarten – Foundation INFOBIZZ is preparing for the first Power Hour for the year under the theme: Go Get It.  On March 4, at the Belair Community Centre from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial professionals will be able to lea

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

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Renewable energy popular topic at St. Dominic Science Fair

St. Maarten —It was very obvious that the students who participated in the St. Dominic School Science Fair knew the full details about the projects that were presented.  As the name suggests the projects depicted the participants’ knowledge of t

Uncategorized - Posted by on March 2, 2015

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Country Garden suspects sentenced to 24 years

KRALENDIJK  - The Public Prosecutor’s Office for the BES-islands is satisfied with the court rulings in the Country Garden double homicide case, but it will still study the rulings carefully and discuss internally the option of appeal, Belkis Osep

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

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Carnival contestants showcase modeling skills  

St. Maarten - The first Royal Runway, which was held at Moomba Restaurant and Bar in Maho last Saturday was the first of its kind to be held on St Maarten, but from the warm response of those who had the pleasure of being there, it certainly will no

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

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Victims robbed at gunpoint in their home

St. Maarten —Two persons were robbed in their home at gunpoint by a man who had illegally gained entry into the house. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30pm on Friday on Claude Estate. “On Friday February 27th at approximately 02.30 p.

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