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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Age Bakker (Cft): “Improvements in financial management Bonaire visible”

KRALENDIJK – After having made some adjustments Bonaire is now on track with the implementation of its budget, financial supervisor Cft writes in a press release. Bonaire is expeditiously implementing the multiannual action plan to improve the fina

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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World Animals Day at the St. Maarten Zoo

St. Maarten – Sunday, October 4, is World Animals Day, a day we celebrate mankind’s relationship with the Animal Kingdom. “Did you know that the St Maarten Zoo has 46 different types of specifies? Well we do! Did you also know that the St. Maar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Sharks4Kids at Charlotte Brookson Academy

Sharks4Kids at Charlotte Brookson Academy

Jillian and Duncan Brake, Tadzio Bervoets and Charlotte Brookson Academy Students. Photo contributed St. Maarten – World renowned shark experts Jillian and Duncan Brake of the Sharks4Kids Foundation are on Sint Maarten as part of the educational

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Dance Bootcamp on October 17 and 18

St. Maarten – The National Institute of arts organizes its first Dance Bootcamp on October 17 and 18 – each day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dance Bootcamp is an intensive workshop featuring six dance professionals from the Netherlands, Suriname

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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The Causeway bridge will be closed for triathlon on Sunday

St. Maarten - The Friendly Island Cycling Association has been granted a permit to organize a triathlon on Sunday. The race will start at 07.30 a.m. on the premises of Port de Plaisance on Union road. The cycling part of this event will leave the Por

Editorial - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Editorial: Wise lesson – for future governments

  The move by the Council of Ministers to dissolve the parliament – at least, to make an attempt to do so, - is as big a surprise as the motion of no-confidence the opposition dropped on the parliament on Wednesday. The council’s decis

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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NEWSFLASH: St. Maarten remains under financial supervision

THE HAGUE – The Kingdom Council of Ministers decided on Friday that St. Maarten remains under financial supervision. In 2018, the kingdom will take a new decision about this matter. St. Maarten accepted financial supervision as a condition for o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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New elections for St. Maarten possible December 8

New elections for St. Maarten possible December 8

  From left: Ministers Rafael Boasman, Rita Bourne-Gumbs, Marcel Gumbs, Dennis Richardson, Martin Hassink and Claret Connor during what could be their last press conference. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar Council of Ministers hits back and disso

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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First Constitution Day Monday, October 12

St. Maarten – The government has published the ordinance today that designates the second Monday of October as Constitution Day, an official holiday. The ordinance goes into effect tomorrow, meaning that the second Monday of this month, October 12,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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“Gebe will stabilize power before the end of the year”

St. Maarten - Utility Company Gebe is forced to cut power because of technical issues with several of the generators at its Cay Bay power plant for the past weeks, Chief Financial Officer René Gartner said at a press conference yesterday. The po

Opinion - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Opinion: The psychology of looks

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This old wisdom appears to be correct, Margreet Vermeulen writes in the Volkskrant. What we find a beautiful and attractive face is for a large part very personal and not just a matter of universal characteristic

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Opinion: “Self above country” 101

Who said politics is boring? The conspirators in parliament had their first laugh on Wednesday when they lured all MPs to the House of Representatives with an irresistible agenda point – the remarks made by Attorney-General Guus Schram about the ti

Opinion - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Opinion: Gebe and its load shedding

Opinion: Gebe and its load shedding

The word load-shedding has an almost apologetic quality. We do not doubt that it is the technically correct term for whatever our utilities company is up to, but consumers at home have another word for it. Power cut. Power cuts are a nuisance to a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Tzu Chi volunteers pamper St. Martin’s Home clients 

Tzu Chi volunteers pamper St. Martin’s Home clients 

  Volunteers offer St. Martin’s Home clients a comforting massage. Photo contributed St. Maarten  - Seven Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers took time out of their weekend schedules to pamper St. Martin’s Home clients during their regular

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Seniors from St. Maarten, St. Maarten & Anguilla turn out in record numbers

Seniors from St. Maarten, St. Maarten & Anguilla turn out in record numbers

  102 year old Ursilla Levons-Conner received a gift for her contributions to the community of Anguilla, St. Maarten and Guadeloupe. Here she is surrounded by her relatives at the International Day for the elderly at Riviera One in Sandy Grou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Nature Foundation concerned about increasing effects of climate change

Nature Foundation concerned about increasing effects of climate change

A St. Maarten Nature Foundation diver examines coral reefs on bleaching. Photo contributed St. Maarten - For the last few weeks the St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been very busy confronting the effects of climate change on the island and is co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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The Great Salt Pond fish could be poisonous

The Great Salt Pond fish could be poisonous

Tilapias are dying off in the Great Salt Pond and near the floodgate on Illidge Road. Photo Today / Leo Brown St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor advises citizens not to consume any fish from the co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2015

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Police arrest burglars

Police arrest burglars

St. Maarten – Police arrested two burglary suspects, 19 and 21 years of age respectively, yesterday afternoon after receiving an anonymous call about a burglary in progress at a home on the Umbrella Cactus Drive in Sucker Garden. The caller gav