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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Tropical storm Danny UPDATE

Tropical storm Danny UPDATE

St. Maarten - Hurricane Danny lost power over the weekend and is now a tropical storm. Nevertheless, the meteorological services expect the storm to bring winds of 80 to 100 kilometer per hour on Monday. The government on the Dutch side has ordered

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Pensioner Pemberton ponders Hurricane Danny’s arrival

  Constancia Eduardo Pemberton in front of her renovated home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Gonzalo in October of last year. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten - Constancia Eduardo Pemberton, a resident of Madrid Drive in D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Schools close for Danny, no newspapers on Monday

St. Maarten – The approach of Hurricane Danny has the island on high alert. Schools will be closed and the two local newspapers have suspended publication for Monday. Today will provide storm-related updates via its website todaysxm.com as long as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Winair cancels all flights for Monday

  St. Maarten – Winair has canceled all flight for Monday due to the approaching of Hurricane Danny. Tomorrow, the airline will carry out its regular schedule with the exception of the flights to Tortola and Dominica that have been suspend

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Court imposes youth-measure for the first time

  The youth care facility in Cay Bay, the Miss Lalie Center. Photo contributed. St. Maarten – During a court hearing behind closed doors on Wednesday, the Court in First Instance sentenced a 14-year-old suspect to a so-called PIJ-measur

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Gebe closed on Monday

St. Maarten – Utilities company Gebe remains closed on Monday due to the weather conditions. Continuous services will remain operational, the company said in a press release. For emergencies, citizens should call 1 844 432   32 13. After t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Out-patient clinic SMMC closed on Monday

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Medical Center keeps its out-patient clinic closed on  Monday due to the arrival of Hurricane Danny. All appointments will be rescheduled, the hospital said in a brief press statement. The emergency room and the in-p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Robbers make big hole in wall of grocery store

  Store owner upset about robbery that took place. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Grocery store Pondfill Food Market, located in the Van Grieken  Building, was robbed Friday morning at about 2 a.m. by bandits who made a large ho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Small company builds system to collect Sargassum seaweed

Small company builds system to collect Sargassum seaweed

  The Sargator, a boat capable of dredging Sargassum seaweed from the water close to the shore, in action in Pétit-Bourg, Guadeloupe. Photo screenshot la1ere.fr St. Maarten – A small company with no more than five employees in Guadeloup

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Row over CID-regulation: Minister demands better cooperation from RST

St. Maarten – Attorney-General Guus Schram informed Justice Minister Dennis Richardson towards the end of June about changes to the Criminal Intelligence Division (CID) regulation. The content of this regulation is not public, Norman Serphos, the s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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“This defendant crossed the limits of decency”: School girl sentenced for vicious fight

St. Maarten – In the end, the tears came from 18-year-old Jameirys Vanessa Rombley, the teenager who got into a brutal fight at the Milton Peters College with a 14-year-old fellow-student on March 23. The Court in First Instance had just sentenced

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Nature Foundation manager Bervoets: “We are concerned about the coming months”

GREAT BAY - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has been researching the effects of the on-going drought conditions the island has been experiencing for the past few months. The foundation researched water level, the number and state of animals and t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Bolita denies all responsibility for attack with machete

St. Maarten – Faced with irrefutable evidence, 35-year-old Nathanael Alberto C.A. flat-out denied to the court that he had done anything wrong, like slashing a man with a machete on July 29, 2013. Prosecutor Karola van Nie demanded 4 years of impri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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MP Lake questions Cadastre-situation

St. Maarten – Allowing Cadastre-director Clemens Roos to finish his contract on the island before sitting out his sentence is a breach of integrity, United People’s party MP Maurice Lake states in a press release. “Is there one rule of integri