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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Prostitutes become entrepreneurs

St. Maarten News: – Today reported already on January 9, after a presentation by the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) that the ministry of justice would not issue any more permits for prostitutes t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Liat drops fuel surcharge

St. Maarten News – Leeward Islands Air Transport (Liat) announced the complete removal of fuel surcharges on all new tickets booked, effective March 1. Chief Executive Officer David Evans said oil is now trading at a 12-year low, ending a decade o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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DP-leader Wescot-Williams about Constitutional Court:  “A comforting thought to all citizens”

St. Maarten - The President of Parliament, DP leader Sarah Wescot-Williams was present at the Courthouse on Friday morning to observe the proceedings in the two cases put forward for the consideration of the Constitutional Court. In commenting on the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Misconceptions negate safe sex practices

St. Maarten – The main objective of Qure’s study into sex, sexuality and family planning was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, behavior and perceptions about these issues. The researchers arrive at a rather upbeat conclusion. “The public poss

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Quarter admits to being forced into sexual acts

Qure study into sexuality St. Maarten – The average age for the first sexual encounter in Sint Maarten is 16.5 years and the age of a partner at that encounter is on average 18.7 years. This appears from a study into sex, sexuality and family pl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Cosme launches economic diversification study

For Caribbean OCTs TORTOLA - The EU funded Competitive of Small and Medium Enterprises (Cosme) program, launched a regional study on diversification of the Caribbean Overseas countries and Territories (OCTs) last November. The purpose of the study i

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Sunday March 13: Athletes have ample time to prepare for mini triathlon

St. Maarten News - The first off road cycle race of the season, the ASM Mountain Bike Challenge, scheduled for Sunday February 6 is expected to be an opportunity for participants to get in shape for the annual Sunset Mini Triathlon billed for Sunday

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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St. Maarten Sport: Reputations and egos at stake as season is set to peddle off

St. Maarten News - The hardest part for any professional or amateur racing cyclists is getting back on the saddle after an extended period, the second hardest part is getting back in shape for racing at the start of a new season. When the cyclists

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Bobby’s Marina land deal under scrutiny

St. Maarten – Legal experts at the department of tourism and economic affairs are looking into the purchase by the Harbor Group of Companies of a parcel of land from Bobby’s Marina in 2013 for $4.75 million, Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism, Ec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Committee tasked with plan for law school

St. Maarten News – Now former Justice Minister Richard Gibson Sr. has signed off on a ministerial decree that charges a committee with drawing up a plan that must lead to the establishment of a law school in St. Maarten. Members of this committe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Minister Lee responds to MP De Weever: “Everything he mentions has already been done”

Minister Lee responds to MP De Weever: “Everything he mentions has already been done”

St. Maarten News – Public Health Minister Emil Lee slammed Member of Parliament Cornelius de Weever for his suggestion that the Ministry is not pro-active in the fight against the zika virus. The minister spoke of plagiarism in De Weever’s press

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Franco-Dutch Treaty committee discusses cross-border cooperation

Franco-Dutch Treaty committee discusses cross-border cooperation

  From left: Captain Aveline Fernandes, Commander Jean-Luc Deras, Chief Prosecutor Ton Maan, Udo Aaron and Johishi Romney. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The Executive Committee established to steer the execution of the Franco

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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St. Maarten “Justice is undermanned and has many challenges”

St. Maarten News – Finance Minister Richard Gibson Sr. took some time to draw a picture of the challenges that lie ahead for Edson Kirindongo who took up his post at the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday. “I am having a bigger smile on my face than

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Aggressive campaign to combat mosquitoes on St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - On Monday, representatives from the ministries of public health, social development and labor (VSA) and public housing, urban planning, environment and infrastructure (Vromi) took a field trip to various locations within Dawn Beac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Soggy Dollar Bar joins Lighted Parade

St. Maarten – The Soggy Dollar Bar will join forces with Rio Productions, and is going to form an integral part of the Rio Lighted Parade that will take place on April 9. With the participation of Soggy Dollar Bar, the 2016 parade will grow expon

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Lisa Alexander takes her fight to Governor Holiday

“This is now a matter of principle” St. Maarten News – Citizen Lisa Alexander is not finished with her crusade against the December 14 national decree that sets the election date at September 26. Last week, the Constitutional Court declared

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Groen-Gumbs to become acting SG at parliament

St. Maarten – The Central Committee meeting designed to discuss the appointment of Ann Groen-Gumbs as the parliament’s acting secretary-general deteriorated into questions about competency though the appointment itself is a done deal because it h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Indian merchants donate to Gamali Benjamin Foundation

On the occasion of Republic Day in India St. Maarten – The Indian Merchants Association (Ima) donated 15,000 guilders (close to $8,400) to the Gamali Benjamin Foundation yesterday during a meeting at the Horizon View Hotel on Front Street. Trea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Library opens literacy help desk

St. Maarten News – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will open a literacy help buy valium japan desk tomorrow for people who need assistance with literacy and language problems. The helpdesk will be situated in the hall of the library and will assis

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Mystery men fumble repairs to damaged TelEm cable

St. Maarten News - TelEm Group technicians are on the lookout for “mystery” repairmen who damaged one of the company’s underground telecommunication cables and joined it back together – using duct tape. A second, cable, this one consisting of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Law enforcement seizes 9 cars from rental company

Former owner Latoya Flanders killed last year St. Maarten News – The Detective Collaboration Team (RST) and the police confiscated nine cars yesterday from a car rental company that belonged to Latoya Flanders who was shot to death in French Qu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2016

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Former MP Laville stands trial for threatening James and York

Former MP Laville stands trial for threatening James and York

St. Maarten – Former Member of Parliament Romain Jules Laville stands trial tomorrow morning for firearm possession and for threatening his former fellow-faction member Jules James and, on a later date, steel pan icon Isidore York. Officers of

Entertainment, French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2016

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Miss Pitchounette and Junior pageants: Mae-Lys and Ferrol clinch crowns

Miss Pitchounette and Junior pageants: Mae-Lys and Ferrol clinch crowns

St. Martin News: From the reactions of the almost capacity crowd inside the Festival Village in Galisbay late Sunday evening, Farlot Mae-Lys did enough to earn the crown in the Miss Pitchounette category. The same can be said about Shaliyah Ferro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2016

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Minister Jacobs welcomes moot court team back home

Minister Jacobs welcomes moot court team back home

  St. Maarten News - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs was on hand at the airport with many supporters to welcome the local Moot Court Competition team that returned from the Netherlands on Saturday night

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2016

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Jubilee Library offers spreadsheet-course

St. Maarten News - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library offers a 3-month course in Microsoft Excel for beginners every Tuesday and Wednesday, starting on February 2. The spreadsheet course will take place in the Media Lab and will take place on both days

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2016

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UP-leader commends police for arrest robbery-suspects

St. Maarten News - Leader of the United People’s Party (UP) and Member of Parliament (MP) Theo Heyliger and the party-board “commend the men and women of the Sint Maarten police force for their successes within the past two weeks that led to seve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2016

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Dock Maarten director Brian Deher takes Harbour CEO Mingo to task again

Dock Maarten director Brian Deher takes Harbour CEO Mingo to task again

Suggests “ulterior motives” for real estate deals St. Maarten News - Brian Deher, managing director of Dock Maarten NV, questions whether Mark Mingo is incompetent in his role as CEO of the Harbour Holdings Group of Companies or if he is driven

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 25, 2016

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Winair adds destinations

Winair adds destinations

 St. Maarten News (Picture by Richard Hazel)– Winair has added three destinations to its winter schedule – Antigua, Canefield Dominica and Puerto Rico. The company has also added more flights to the destinations St. Kitts, Nevis and Tortola.

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 25, 2016

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Minister Jacobs delivers first pitch to open softball season

Minister Jacobs delivers first pitch to open softball season

St. Maarten News: The opening of the 2016 Softball season lacked the usual fanfare during the opening ceremony, but thanks to the presence of the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs who delivered the first pitch, it did h

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 25, 2016

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St. Maarten Mountain bikers grab three  podium places in Aruba

St. Maarten Mountain bikers grab three podium places in Aruba

St. Maarten News: Sandra Garnier and Joost Huele emerged as the winners while Dean Hodge Jr placed second in the when the curtains went down on the 10th Annual Tri Bike, Three Day Mountain Bike Cycling championships which took place in Aruba over th

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 25, 2016

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Shakeba Pink strong in Guadeloupe

Shakeba Pink strong in Guadeloupe

St. Maarten's Carifta Games Silver medalist Shakeba Pink has started off the year on the international circuit on a high note after completing a 2000-meter race in Guadeloupe in a time of 6 minutes and 50 seconds. This new development was recorded

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 21, 2016

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Fourth search in Casablanca brothel probe

Fourth search in Casablanca brothel probe

St. Maarten News – Investigators conducted a house search at the home of former State Secretary of Public Health in the Netherlands Antilles, Joan Smart-Berkel, in Pointe Blanche on Tuesday. The prosecutor’s office confirmed that the search took

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 21, 2016

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Prosecution demands 48 months for fatal accident

Shell-shocked family: “The pain is still raw and intense” St. Maarten News – One could hear a penny drop in the court room yesterday afternoon when public prosecutor Nanouk Lemmers showed video footage of the hit and run accident on Airport

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 21, 2016

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Feisty teenager gets conditional community service for threat

St. Maarten News: A feisty 16-year-old girl with an attitude and – apparently – a bright future ahead of her – stood trial in the Court in First Instance yesterday morning for threatening a man with a knife. She spent 7 days behind bars, before

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 21, 2016

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Fencing scooter-lover gets slap on the wrist

St. Maarten News – A man with a love for scooters received a punishment in the Court in First Instance that equals the time he spent in pretrial detention – 104 days. Rubeo Rubencio Brown claimed ignorance but the fact remains that the police fou

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