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

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FREE till month end: Today Classifieds - get yours in, quick!

FREE till month end: Today Classifieds – get yours in, quick!

Get your free classified in our newsprint edition of The Today Newspaper. Since you're seeing this online, you could be anywhere in the world and understandably, we will only accept classified ads with St. Maarten contact information. Get yours i

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

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Front Street & Back Street closed from 7am to 7pm: Businesses complain

  Businesses on Front Street and Backstreet have been calling the Police Department to enquire about their new regulation to keep both streets closed daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. since last Saturday. The new regulation was announced by police

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St. Maarten Prime Minister in the Netherlands for talks with Kingdom Relations Minister

Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs is in the Netherlands for talks with Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk. There is no information available about the content of these talks at this moment, but the photo seems to suggest that, after all the tension

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

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MP Marlin wants to talk about dress code

St. Maarten – There are zero journalist here. They are boycotting this meeting of parliament,” National Alliance faction leader William Marlin said yesterday afternoon during the debate about the deal the harbor made with developer Zebec. “We

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

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Meeting about Zebec-deal continues: Opposition questions deal, coalition praises harbor

St. Maarten – Parliament will have to wait until this afternoon for answers to the questions it posed yesterday in a public meeting about the settlement between the Harbor Group of Companies and real estate developer Zebec over the failed Harbor Vi

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Twins in custody for guns and drugs possession

St. Maarten – Police arrested 25-year-old twin brothers Nathaniel Edwin and Rolando Nederville H. last week Monday for firearm and cocaine possession. On Friday, the Judge of Instruction extended the brothers’ police custody by eight days. The

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

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MP Silveria Jacobs embarrassed by ministers’ crude language

St. Maarten – National Alliance MP Silveria Jacobs admonished Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs and Vice Prime Minister Dennis Richardson yesterday for the language they have used in public fora. Referring to the “go ahead and kill yourself” stateme

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SZV presents Action Plan 3.0 to Minister Rafael Boasman

SZV presents Action Plan 3.0 to Minister Rafael Boasman

  From left: Glen Carty, Marciella Henry, Minister Boasman and Kees Klarenbeek. Photo contributed. St. Maarten - Social and Health Insurances (SZV) updated Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labor Rafael Boasman last Friday

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AirStMaarten acquires private jet charter broker FlyBlackJet.com

  AirStMaarten managing director Terrance Rey. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten – AirStMaarten acquires Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based private jet charter broker FlyBlackJet.com. In a move to secure a foothold in the US private je

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Comments Off on Dramatic drop in gas prices on St. Maarten

Dramatic drop in gas prices on St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Gas prices dropped dramatically since Tuesday. As of 6 a.m. on Tuesday the maximum price at the pump for unleaded gasoline dropped by 9.4 percent from 2.015 to 1.826 guilders ($1.125 to $1.02) per liter. The price is now competitive w

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Ombudsman: “Law tramples on the constitutional rights of the citizens”

  Secretary General Randolf Duggins submits the Integrity Chamber law to Maritsa James-Christina, the registrar of the Constitutional Court. Photo contributed Integrity Chamber law to Constitutional Court St. Maarten – Yesterday Ombu

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Son Latino suspect released but faces deportation

St. Maarten – Julio Benjamin J.Y., a 27-year-old suspect in the Son Latino burglary was released from custody yesterday after his controversial arrest at the airport on August 25. Prosecutor Nanouk Lemmers agreed with attorney Cor Merx yesterday

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

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Walter Plantz Square set to revive Down Street

The Supervisory board of the Harbor Group of Companies and Members of the Council of Ministers of St. Maarten. Photo Today / Leo Brown   St. Maarten -The Walter Plantz Square was officially opened on Saturday with an all-day affair in the

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

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Shots fired at fleeing robber

St. Maarten – Police fired shots yesterday afternoon during the pursuit of a suspect in an armed robbery that took place at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel and Casino around 11.35 a.m. The suspect managed to escape, but he left behind his SUV con

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Bikers rob Start Mart Cole Bay

St. Maarten – Two armed robbers driving a red dirt bike robbed the female cashier of the Start Mart in Cole Bay on Saturday afternoon shortly before 4 p.m. A man dressed in black wearing a helmet pulled a gun and threatened to use it; he took all t

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New: Port St. Maarten Webcam

New: Port St. Maarten Webcam

Newly launched on St. Maarten: a 24/7 live streaming HD-quality Internet video broadcast produced by PTZtv in association with the Holland House Beach Hotel in Philipsburg. Watch cruise ships, megayachts, sail boats and pleasure boats set against

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

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Daughter suspected of murdering her father

The daughter of the late Eddie York, J.Y is escorted to the court house. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Police arrested 33-year-old Jannie Elisabeth Y. on Wednesday around 1.30 p.m. on suspicion of having played a role in the death of

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

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Driver knocks down policeman

St. Maarten – A 32-year-old man hit a policeman with his car after ignoring a stop sign on Saturday afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m. He is now in custody on suspicion of attempted manslaughter. The policeman filed criminal charges against the man,

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Jessurun applauds government for Caribbean Wellness Day

Jessurun applauds government for Caribbean Wellness Day

  Raymond Jessurun tests the strength of his fist during the Caribbean Wellness Day. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop GREAT BAY - The president of the St. Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association Raymond Jessurun has applauded government on t

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University brings accreditation home: Minister: “I will recognize the university within two weeks”

St. Maarten – Education Minister Rita Bourne-Gumbs did not have much to say yesterday morning at the celebratory meeting at the university on Pond Island, but her brief remark was met with smiles and applause: “Within two weeks the government wi

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

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An explanation to our readers

Last Saturday the Today newspaper did not appear. This time there was no technical problem, but there was a shortage of newspaper print. On Friday it became clear that our container with newsprint would arrive late on the island and that we would ru