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If you want to destroy your church follow Liberals advice

By David French This past weekend, noted progressive-Christian writer Rachel Held Evans published a widely shared and widely read piece in the Washington Post decrying the Evangelical church’s shallow attempts to appeal to Millennials by trying

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Mindful moments on living happy and up

Mindful living has to do with present moment awareness. However, if one is not here, it becomes difficult to know that one isn’t here. One of our greatest character flaws is stemmed from the fact that we are mindless. One-tracked and tunnel visione

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AVA Airways Economic Permit rejected in Curacao

St. Maarten - The economic permit for AVA Airways has been rejected by Curacao, according to Interim Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning, Dr. Jose Jardim. AVA Aiways is a new airline company hoping to operate in St. Maarten and Cu

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NAf 14,351.22 in Fines for carnival offences

St. Maarten—Despite NAF 14, 351.22 in fines, 40 Arrests of which 27 were men and 13 women, 7 lost children, the confiscation of weapons and drugs, carnival 2014 has been billed as a success by the police department and the Prosecutors office, which

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Vote buying case heads back to court — No proof of class justice 

St. Maarten - The vote buying case, commonly called the "Masbangu case” was referred back to the Court of first instance by the Court of Appeal in a verdict rendered yesterday. The case was dismissed by the Court of First Instance when the judge r

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Chamber of Commerce launches toll free number

GREATBAY--The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) enhanced its accessibility to the general public on Thursday with the launch of their new toll free number.  Clients can now contact the Chamber for free via:  1-844-SXM-C0CI (1-84

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Henry Job wins Hyundai I-30 vehicle from Fantasy Sxm

  St. Maarten —New kids on the block Fantasy lottery St Maarten sank their teeth into the market this carnival season with a great promotion campaign. A lucky winner could pay US$ 10 for their many services and could walk away with a brand

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Potential promoters for Carnival 2016 has until June 1 to request

GREATBAY--The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has given persons/entities who might be interested in hosting a concert night for Carnival 2016 until June 1, 2015 to request such. The foundation usually awards the concert nights duri

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Business Outreach & Placement Program opened for application

St. Maarten - The Department of Youth Affairs has announced the start of the application period for the annual Business Outreach and Placement Program (BOPP) 2015. The BOPP, coordinated by the Department of Youth Affairs, is dedicated to placing pre

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Good Bye Carnival 2015, Hello 2016 as SCDF announces dates

Good Bye Carnival 2015, Hello 2016 as SCDF announces dates

St. Maarten - Carnival 2015 has come to an end and work has already started for the 2016 carnival season. St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) President Michael Granger, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecomm

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Kingdom affairs committee gives government 48 hours to get act together

St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs met on Tuesday morning in preparation for the Inter-Parliamentary Consultation of the Kingdom (IPKO) conference in the Netherlands from May 25th to May 29th. The council of Ministers is sti

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SCDF announce dates for Carnival 2016

GREATBAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Monday wasted little time in announcing the dates for next year’s Carnival season. The official period of the 2016 Carnival will be from April 14 until May 3, 2016. As usual, ther

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St. Maarten will be host to Tsunami conference 

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten is hosting the 10th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-X). The conference will take place from 19

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Tzu Chi raising funds for persons affected by Nepal quake 

    GREATBAY -The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation is raising funds to assist persons affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that wreaked havoc when it hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25. Local Tzu Chi Commissioner Sandra Che

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America’s first region to eliminate Rubella

St. Maarten – Acting Minister of Public Health Rita Bourne-Gumbs says she is pleased that the Americas region which also includes the Caribbean is declared the world’s first to eliminate rubella. Rubella is a contagious viral disease that can ca

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Checkmate contract before Parliament Thursday

St. Maarten - The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session tomorrow at the request of the National Alliance (NA) faction to discuss the controversial security contract between the Port and Checkmate Security. The Minister of TE

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Open ship day billed as success (Sail Training Vessel Danmark)

Open ship day billed as success (Sail Training Vessel Danmark)

Picture shows the training vessel Danmark. Photograph by Jean Jarreau MARIGOT---The open ship day on board the Sail Training Vessel Danmark in Galisbay Port de Marigot St. Martin is being billed as a huge success by organizers. The event was h

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Regional Summit on climate change in Martinique May 9th

(Extracted from The Caribbean Voice) GREATBAY/THE CARIBBEAN---A regional Summit to prepare and mobilize for the 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Martinique on 9 May and will be

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on May 7, 2015

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ALL SET FOR TEST OF STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE

St. Maarten - A combination of strength and endurance will be the ultimate factors when athletes go up against  each other in a series of events that is being dubbed as the ‘Fittest on the Rock’ which takes place this Saturday May 30th FROM 10a

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TWISTERS WIN BY 28 RUNS IN LOW SCORING GAME

St. Maarten - A three wicket haul by Mervin Christopher combined with 23 runs the second highest score enabled his team to win by 28 runs when they went up against the Future Champs A team in the Prime/Pepsi T20 Tournament. Batting first, the Twi