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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2015

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Message from Police to the Parents for the Carnival Season

The Police Force of St. Maarten Carnival 2015 has arrived. There are many youngster and teenagers who will definitely be taking part in the upcoming carnival festivities. The Carnival Season is a period in which a lot of alcohol is consumed and th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2015

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Public Notice for Sunday April 12 (Cycling Race)

In connection with the upcoming cycling race which is organized by Soualiga Riders and scheduled to take place on Sunday April 12th the police department is announcing the following: The race will start at 01 p.m. on the Welfare road in the vicini

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Online registration available for SMART

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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2015

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Minister Richardson “confused” about attitude parliamentarians

St. Maarten – “I am confused,” Justice Minister Dennis Richardson said last night in reaction to the sentiment expressed by Members of Parliament about the draft legislation for the establishment of the Integrity Chamber. “Reference has been

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2015

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Latin American and Caribbean needs direct connections

St. Maarten -Latin American and Caribbean airlines will require 2,294 new passenger and freighter aircraft between 2014 and 2033, including 1,784 single-aisle, 481 twin-aisle and 29 very large aircraft (VLA) worth an estimated US$292 billion, Accord

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Only 300 households not yet contacted for survey

St. Maarten—Only 300 of the 1015 households carded for participation in the household budget survey of the statistics department have not yet been contacted and the survey is said by project leader and senior statistician Maurette Antsersijn to be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2015

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Panel discussion on marijuana April 18

St. Maarten - An impressive panel of seven which boasts two doctors, one of which is a visiting American brain doctor, will convene in Belair on April 18th for a herbal discussion and awareness discussion centered around marijuana, its uses, the eff

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Police keeping close eye at the rise of school fights

St. Maarten - The rise in fights in the St. Peters vicinity has the attention of the Police Department. In the past months fights have been taped by the students and uploaded to social media sites causing the videos to go viral instantly. The high s

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Election discrepancies discussed in Parliament 

St. Maarten--Seven months later the parliament in a form of central committee discussed what some members called discrepancies during the August 29th elections of last year. Present to answer the questions were the Main Voting Bureau, Civil Registry

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Minister Connor briefed on Intangible Cultural Heritage process

St. Maarten—Pertinent information about the St. Maarten National Consultation on Intangible Cultural Heritage was transmitted to the Minister of TEATT Claret Connor by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Secret

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Man sentenced for sexually abusing two young girls

St. Eustatius – The Court in First Instance sentenced a 53-year-old Statian to 24 months of imprisonment for sexual abusing his 13-year-old daughter and another girl who was just 10. Of the sentence, 6 months are suspended; the court imposed 3 year

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Pa Ben Happy Hour today

St. Maarten—The 27th annual PaBen Carnival Happy Hour radio show was carded to begin yesterday, but had to be postponed due to technical difficulties being experienced by host radio station PJD2. The show will air today. In its 27th year, the sh

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Coral reefs contribute USD $66,606,042 to economy

GREATBAY---The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has over the last months been conducting an Economic Valuation Study on St. Maarten’s coral reef ecosystems, the report of which has recently been made available. The report highlights the economic contr

Opinion - Posted by on April 1, 2015

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The pleasure of learning and the need for enthralling teachers. That is the core of an op-ed prof. dr. Jan Derksen, a Dutch clinical psychologist, published in the Volkskrant on Saturday. We immediately had to think about that teacher in Belvedere th

Opinion - Posted by on April 1, 2015

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Humiliation

Municipal councils are becoming creative when it comes to work participation and using methods such as humiliation to make people find jobs, economist Marcel Canoy, a lecturer at the Erasmus School of accounting and assurance wrotes in an op-ed in th

Opinion - Posted by on April 1, 2015

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The robots are coming

Robotization is not as bad as it is made out to be, Mathijs Bouman macro economist writes in an op-ed on dutchnews.nl. Is this far from our Caribbean beds? Or will robots make their impact felt here as well? Read what Bouman has to say about this mat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2015

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Community recycling collection point officially opened

St. Maarten -The first organized community recycling collection point was officially opened this Saturday by Minister Claret Connor. Learning Unlimited 11th grade student Bodine Beentjes took the initiative to organize the set up of such collectio

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Firstborn daughter of broadcaster Eddy Williams speaks out: “There is no excuse for being a deadbeat dad”

By Hilbert Haar GREAT BAY / COLORADO SPRINGS – It must have been near eight years ago that this newspaper received a letter from a lady in England that complained about how her husband – “a local celebrity in Sint Maarten” - had dumped her

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Justice Minister says: Thanks but no thanks to Dutch police assistance

GREATBAY---St. Maarten will make its own improvements to its justice force without assistance from those who, “in the words of Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson, “want to abuse this situation to try and justify their own ineffective presence,

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THE MESSENGER IS ROAD MARCH KING: Beau Beau leads group of 10, all ladies advance

St. Maarten - The Rogers family now has more reasons to be extremely proud now that their youngest son, Rumari ‘Rapper Boy Rumer’Rogers, aka ‘The Messenger’ won the crown when the curtains went down on the 2015 Nagico Road March competition

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Seniors receive free dental check up

St. Maarten - 32 Senior citizens made use of the opportunity to receive free dental check-up that was provided by the department Collective Preventative Services of the ministry of health as part of activities to commemorate World Oral health day. T

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Africa Resource Center launched at library

St. Maarten -  The Africa Resource Center, the first project of its kind locally, was launched at the library on Saturday. The resource center is the combined initiative of the Africa Caribbean Heritage Alliance (ACHA) in cooperation with SXM DOET

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Emergency protocol after cruise ship fire scare meets port approval

St. Maarten - Emergency protocol procedures that were carried out Friday morning after crew onboard Carnival Liberty were alerted to a bow thruster overheating, has met with the approval of management of St. Maarten Port authority. On Friday morn

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 1, 2015

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Tourism minister discusses challenges and opportunities with partnering airlines

St. Maarten - While attending the Seatrade Cruise Conference in Miami, Minister Claret Connor also took the opportunity while in the United States to meet with key airlift partners, American Airlines, Jet Blue and Delta Airlines. Minister Connor

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Rotary raise funds for Digikidz through treasure hunt

St. Maarten - Eighteen cars with teams of 4 people participated in this year’s Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid Isle 5th edition of its Charity Motor Treasure Hunt.  Each team donated $500 in order to participate. The route started at the Kimsha be

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