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US reiki master steals work from local painter Tihanyi

St. Martin – Painter Stephy Tihanyi is incensed that Teri van Horn, a Texan reiki master has used the image of one of her paintings without permission on her web site and on her Face book page healinglightonline. When the artist called Van Horn on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Silent revolution at the university

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin has gone through a silent revolution the past year and the board is not ready to talk about it. Soon after the university hired Dr. Francio Guadeloupe as its new dean of academics in the beginning of 2014 t

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Financial supervision evaluation is complete

St. Maarten – The committee that evaluates the kingdom law financial supervision Curacao and St. Maarten must have completed its advice to Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk a bit more than two weeks ago, on July 10. Plasterk will use this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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DP delivers blistering criticism on governing program: “If you cannot convince them, confuse them”

St. Maarten – Democratic Party MP Sarah Wescot-Williams delivered blistering criticism of the governing program the Council of Ministers sent to the parliament a week and a half ago. The program shows “an inadequate end unprepared government,

Editorial - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Editorial: Embarrassing

The Democratic Party has severely criticized the governing program and not without reason. The document is, as the DP has noted, a wish list that does not offer ideas about when the government intends to do what. It is remarkable that other opposi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Caribbean chocolate Festival in Maho: Appetizing models tantalize audience

  St. Maarten - Award winning chef and expert chocolatier, Veejooruth Purmessur and his assistant Ronald Stephen added the Midas touch to the chocolate flavored models on the opening night of the Caribbean Chocolate Festival at the Sonesta M

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Laville still under investigation

  St. Maarten - Former Member of Parliament Romain Laville is not off the hook yet as the Public Prosecutor’s Office still considers charging him for gun possession and two cases of gun threats. Officers of the National Detective Agency ar

Opinion - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Kick ’em Jenny

Somethings’ brewing under the surface of the ocean and even though it is not happening in our back yard, it is close enough to pay attention. Kick ‘em Jenny, the submarine volcano eight kilometers north of Barbados is a lumbering threat to the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Opinion: Paying lip service

What is most amazing about the never-ending procession of court cases the new owner of the former Caravanserai Resort, Alegria, gets involved in, is the lack of response to this very detrimental situation from the government, and in particular from T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Claude Wathey commemoration: Everybody on the same page again

  Family members and representatives of DP and UP gather for a group picture together with Minister Claret Connor. Photo Today / Leo Brown   St. Maarten – After the awkward split in the election year 2014, when the Democratic Party

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Three men rob jewelry store on Front Street

  This show case contained an assortment of jewelry; it was extensively damaged during the robbery. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten - One officer from Checkmate Security remains traumatized and the owners of Helena Jewelry on Front S

Uncategorized - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Timeshare owners demand their right in court again from Alegria (ex Caravanserai resort)

Timeshare owners demand their right in court again from Alegria (ex Caravanserai resort)

  The world of happiness Alegria claims to provide does not include the disenfranchised timeshare owners of the former Caravanserai Resort. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance will rule on August 14 on the laws

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Tsunami after volcanic eruption unlikely – Kick ‘em Jenny: no reason for panic

    St. Maarten – The orange alert the University of the West Indies issued for increased activity of the submarine volcano Kick ‘em Jenny is no reason for panic. At least, if we go by a statement from the director of the coastal

Editorial - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Editorial: Obvious weakness

Emil Lee, policy advisor to the Democratic Party faction in parliament has pointed out an obvious weakness in the governing program. He does not see any initiative to stimulate the economy. That is in Lee’s view – and many will agree with him

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Atlantis World Group applauds action against Calabrian mafia

 “Illegal gambling activities give our industry a bad name” St. Maarten – Agence France Presse reported this week that the suspects Italian authorities arrested during an action against gambling activities of the Calabrian mafia also worke

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Fantastic Acrobat Marcus: not just another dreadlock

St. Maarten - He was physically and verbally abused in London, stoned in Jamaica, he has children in Iceland, Finland and New York, speaks four languages and was severely injured during an opening act. His name is David Marcus and he goes by the nam

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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DP policy advisor Lee critical about adopt-a-school program – “I have seen little effort to stimulate the economy”

  St. Maarten - The business community continues to react to the governing program the United Peoples Party (UP) led coalition presented to the Council of Ministers. Emil Lee, policy advisor to the Democratic Party, is concerned about the co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Stabbing victim declines to press charges

St. Maarten – A 39-year-old man declines to press charges against the mother of his child who reportedly stabbed him in the paid parking lot of the Princess Juliana International Airport on Tuesday afternoon around 4.30. The man had a stab woun

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Committee agrees to letterabout dispute regulation

St. Maarten – The committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations agreed yesterday to sign on to a letter drafted by its sister committee in Curacao about the position the Dutch government took during the Kingdom conference about a