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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 30, 2015

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Christian Party hosts general meeting

The Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) hosts a general meeting tomorrow at Belair Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. This general meeting serves to inform the public about the objectives and goals of the party. Also, it is an opportunity to ask questions

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 30, 2015

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St. Maarten Port welcomes Magellan

St. Maarten Port welcomes Magellan

  Port representatives pose for a picture with the unnamed captain of the Magellan. Photo contributed. St. Maarten - Magellan is a new cruise ship that made her inaugural call on to St. Maarten on November 21.  The cruise vessel is the ne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 30, 2015

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Minister Emil Lee: “Up to parents to regulate and guide their children”

  St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Emil Lee, addressed a packed room at Port de Plaisance during the Women’s Desk awareness event and cultural display focusing on “the impact and influence of Music a

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 30, 2015

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Great Salt Pond pollution continues

Great Salt Pond pollution continues

  The polluted water in Rolandus Channel that flows towards Great Bay St. Maarten – For years the pollution of the Great Salt Pond has been an issue that is not taken care of properly. Even after several complains from organizations like

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

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New élan in relationship with the Netherlands - Finance Minister Gibson: “Time to turn the page”

New élan in relationship with the Netherlands – Finance Minister Gibson: “Time to turn the page”

  From left Ministers Richard Gibson, Ronald Plasterk and Ard van der Steur. Photo contributed THE HAGUE – There is a new élan in the relationship between the Netherlands and St. Maarten after the visit of Finance Minister Richard Gibso

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

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Country liable for damages inflicted by the causeway

Sailing Boat Rental Company wins lawsuit St. Maarten – The country is liable for damages a sailboat rental company suffered from the construction of the causeway bridge across the Simpson Bay Lagoon, the Court in First Instance ruled on Wednesd

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

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Fresh looks at single parent families, absentee fathers

Fresh looks at single parent families, absentee fathers

Vennetta Johnston (left), director inspirational volunteer journeys and founder of Erasmus + Caribbean and Mesut Bayezit, project manager Erasmus+ Caribbean with the Y2X crew after an interview last Saturday on Fresh. Photo contributed  MARI

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

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Minister Irania Arrindell visits port

Minister Irania Arrindell visits port

  From left in the foreground Minister Irania Arrindell, Chef de Cabinet Alex Dijkhoff, and port management and supervisory board members. Photo contributed Port St. Maarten Management provided Minister Irania Arrindell (Tourism, Economic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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PM Marlin: “First electoral reform” No elections in February

PM Marlin: “First electoral reform” No elections in February

  Ministers Silveria Jacobs, William Marlin and Emil Lee (l.t.r.) at the first press briefing of the new cabinet. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers will submit tomorrow, or Monday the latest, an amendment

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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Middle Region killing most likely drugs-related

St. Maarten – Roberto Francisco Gumbs was gunned down in Middle region on Tuesday night around 9 p.m., the police confirmed in a press release. Given the victim’s background, the killing is most likely drugs-related, though the police did not giv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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Police arrest two men on drugs charges

Police arrest two men on drugs charges

  Police found cash in a Mary Kay box at the house. Photo KPSM St. Maarten - The multi-disciplinary team arrested two men on drug charges yesterday at approximately 12.15 p.m., at a home on Quillitor Drive in Dutch Quarter. While driving t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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Suspended sentence for casino stabbing

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance sentenced 27-year-old Vera Lindo to a 1-year suspended prison sentence with 2 years of probation for stabbing a female co-worker at the Atlantis Casino (now Starz) in Cupecoy on January20 of this year. Th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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Mein Schiff captain meets Minister Irania Arrindell

Mein Schiff captain meets Minister Irania Arrindell

  From left to right: Port St. Maarten official Ichel Moeslikan, Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Irania Arrindell, Captain of Mein Schiff 3 Ioannis Anastasiou. Photo contributed St. Maarten – Yesterday morning, the captain of t

Opinion - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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Weighing the votes

Dear Editor, I can agree with your correspondent of November 10 (“On political stability”) that the instabilities in Sint Maarten’s government since 2010 may be due to the uncritical adoption of a political system from The Netherlands. Howev

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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Congrats for Emil Lee

St. Maarten - The Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) has congratulated Past President Emil Lee for his leadership as President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and wishes him success in his newly appointed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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More blue on the streets

  St. Maarten – The police force announced the presence of more men and women in blue on the streets in view of the emerging high season that will bring more cruise vessels and also more arrivals at the airport and thereby, more traffic on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 26, 2015

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St. Maarten airport on cnn.com

  St. Maarten - Princess Juliana International Airport was highlighted in a report that appeared on edition.cnn.com last Monday. The story, written by Milena Veselinovic and titled “Touring the Caribbean’s most dramatic landing strips,

Opinion - Posted by on November 24, 2015

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France is crying

Monsieur le rédacteur, Le Comité de Direction de l’Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin, le personnel et moi-même tenons à adresser nos sincères condoléances aux familles et aux amis des victimes des attaques meurtrières du vendredi 13 novemb

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

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Cft regrets “lack of constructive cooperation” reproach

Age Bakker: “Appeal does not suspend instruction” St. Maarten – Financial supervisor Cft “regrets” that “in the vision of St. Maarten there is a lack of constructive cooperation by the Cft.” Chairman Prof. Dr. Age Bakker writes thi

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

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MP Johan Leonard about the cause of ship jumping: Our party leaders blatantly disrespect their members

MP Johan Leonard about the cause of ship jumping: Our party leaders blatantly disrespect their members

  MP Heyliger is still smiling after the severe criticism from his fellow-faction member Johan Leonard (left). Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten – The attitude of party leaders is the main reason for ship jumping, United People’

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

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People’s Progressive Alliance banned from 2016 elections

  St. Maarten – The People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) of Don Hughes will not be allowed to contest the February 9 elections. This appears from a decision by the electoral council. Already in the day Hughes came to the council’s of

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

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Samuel and Richardson return to parliament

Samuel and Richardson return to parliament

  Rodolphe Samuel and Hyacinth Richardson (third and second from right) wait to be sworn in. Photo Today / Milton Pieters   St. Maarten – Rodolphe Samuel and Hyacinth Richardson took the empty seats of National Alliance faction

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

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UP-board slams coalition “The DP membership is in shambles”

St. Maarten - "History surely repeats itself and it seems more so in the formation of the coalition of eight," United People's Party (UP) President Sylvia Meyers said in a press statement on behalf of her party’s board yesterday.  "Imagine the

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

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Lions take foster kids to the movies

Lions take foster kids to the movies

  Foster Kids and members of the St. Maarten Lions Club at the Caribbean Cinemas. Lion President Eldert Louisa is in the center. Photo contributed GREAT BAY -The St. Maarten Lions Club treated more than 55 foster children from I Can Founda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 23, 2015

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Fifth bomb threat paralyzes traffic to the Princess Juliana International airport (SXM/TNCM)

Fifth bomb threat paralyzes traffic to the Princess Juliana International airport (SXM/TNCM)

  A police car blocks the road in Beacon Hill behind the runway as yesterday afternoon’s Air France flight prepares for takeoff. Photo Today / Leo Brown   St. Maarten – The fifth bomb threat within a year paralyzed traffic to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 23, 2015

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Women Entrepreneurship Day: Rena Amjad gets lifetime achievement award

Women Entrepreneurship Day: Rena Amjad gets lifetime achievement award

  Linda Richardson (right) was one of the women who was recognized for her contributions to society. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop St. Maarten - Managing Director of Motorworld Car dealership Rena Amjad received the Lifetime Achievement

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 23, 2015

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Carnival foundation sets rules for local bands

The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and the islands local bands met last week to continue their new drive to foster closer ties. It was the fourth such meeting since the close of Carnival 2015. The SCDF, in an effort to increase

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 23, 2015

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Former Minister Ernest Sams: “This country still has great potential”

Former Minister Ernest Sams: “This country still has great potential”

  St. Maarten – “My brief term in office has been an accelerating learning experience as well as one of recognizing that there is an urgent need for Government to restructure and optimize its organizational processes to become more e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2015

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Position airport director Labega under pressure

Position airport director Labega under pressure

  Managing director Regina Labega at her desk at Princess Juliana International Airport. File photo SXM Court rejects suspension of government-decision St. Maarten – Starting tomorrow, Regina Labega is no longer authorized to functi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2015

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St. Maarten Day speeches focus on cooperation

St. Maarten Day speeches focus on cooperation

  From left: Collectivité President Aline Hanson, Préfète Délégué Anne Laubies, Governor Eugène Holiday, Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, Chief Inspector Denise Jacobs, Franklin Richards, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams, MP Cornelius de Weever, J

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2015

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SXM Airways gets support from parliamentarians

SXM Airways gets support from parliamentarians

  SXM Airways Managing Director Rolando Brison during his presentation to Parliament. Photo contributed Upstart airline SXM Airways received encouraging words of support from Members of Parliament on Tuesday as management and shareholders

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2015

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Conference gets to the roots of mental illness

Conference gets to the roots of mental illness

  Workshop at the mental health conference in progress. Photo contributed Belair, St. Maarten - The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) facilitated a resonating conference on community and person-centered treatment planning at the Belair Commu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2015

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day: Queen Awards at the Blue Mall next week

St. Maarten – In 2014, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Under the leadership of activist Wendy Diamond the Women Entrepreneurship Day Foundation has identified ambassadors all over the world t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2015

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Hospital made millions from heroin

AMSTERDAM - The Slotervaart hospital in Amsterdam has for years made millions of euros profit from the production of heroin under license from the health ministry, according to a new book. The claims are made by two Parool and NRC journalists in a ne

Editorial - Posted by on November 10, 2015

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Wakeup call

One could argue that there are some oddballs among the citizens who registered a political party with the Electoral Council yesterday, but the fact that an astonishing seven new parties surfaced is a sign that the people are very unhappy with the per

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