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French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 16, 2015

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Decorations for gendarmes and firefighters – Endearingly French: celebrating the Fourteenth of July in Marigot

Monsieur Boussat and Madame Fabreaux of the Veterans Association at the wreath laying. Behind to the right are President Aline Hanson and Préfète Anne Lobiès. Photo Today / Leo Brown MARIGOT – Less than an hour before the wreath laying ceremo

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

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Bus Association unhappy with cabinet shake-up  

  President of the Dutch St. Maarten United Bus Drivers Association Alexis Williams. Photo Today / Andrew Dick GREAT BAY-The Dutch St. Maarten United Bus Drivers Association is not happy with the upcoming change at the Ministry of Trans

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

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CHTA addresses Sargassum but understates nuisance

CHTA addresses Sargassum but understates nuisance

  Seaweed is ruining beaches like here in Mont Vernon at the far end of Orient Bay. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten - The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is working with its 32 member hotel and tourism associations t

Editorial - Posted by on July 16, 2015

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Editorial: Motions

The track record of the parliament with the motions it has submitted over the past three years is not brilliant. In part this can be explained from the fact that some motions are simply asking the government to make money available for a certain obje

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

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Nature Foundation sounds the alarm: Illegal online sale of protected sea turtles

  GREAT BAY - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation expressed concerns about the growing number of wild animals that are offered for sale online on social media marketplaces on both sides of the island. The foundation found posts about the sale

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

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Locally born cardiologist Emiko Bird-Lake sworn in

  From left: Acting Governor Reynold Groeneveldt, cardiologist Emiko Bird-Lake, and Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs. Photo DCOMM St. Maarten – Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs attended the oath-taking ceremony at the Governor’s Cabinet on Frid

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

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Only 6 of 22 motions since 2012 yielded results: Motions carry the day – but only in parliament

St. Maarten – The motions Members of Parliament submit during the annual budget debate seldom yield results. This newspaper examined 28 motions a host of parliamentarians tabled since 2012. With 22 of them successive government did absolutely noth

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

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MP Marlin-Romeo supports budding artist Arndell

  Zabian Arndell shows some of his work with MP Marlin-Romeo by his side. Photo contributed St. Maarten - Independent Member of Parliament Leona Marlin-Romeo has started with her Giving Back to the Community Program. The first recipient i

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

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Local St. Maarten internet download speed lags behind average

  St. Maarten – Internet download speeds in the Caribbean cannot stand in the shadow of the global master in this field, Singapore, where download speeds have reached a dazzling 122.51 Megabytes per second. In St. Maarten download speeds h

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

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Dominican organizers apologize: Chaos at panel discussion

Dominican organizers apologize: Chaos at panel discussion

  A scene from Friday’s panel discussion at the library in Philipsburg. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Chaos broke out after audience members walked out of the Punto Latino International panel discussion about the deportation o