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St. Maarten Cruise ship visitors lower than last year: Smell the coffee

St. Maarten News: Don’t get us wrong, we have serious respect for the achievements of the port in the cruise tourism industry, but it seems that bad news is always wrapped so nicely paper that nobody smells the coffee. That is, to say the least, un

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Ipko: no time for debate about dispute regulation

St. Maarten News – The Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) did not get around to a discussion about the dispute regulation yesterday. Due to time constraints, chairlady Sarah Wescot-Williams closed the meeting shortly after 4.30 p.m. to

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St. Maarten Prime Minister wants voting rights for students in Holland

St. Maarten Prime Minister wants voting rights for students in Holland

  Prime Minister William Marlin with Education Minister Silveria Jacobs at yesterday’s press briefing. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News – Prime Minister William Marlin will travel to the Netherlands on Sunday for a week-long vis

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Voodoo has to save Haiti

  PORT-au-PRINCE – Six years after the earthquake the donor money is nearly finished and Haiti has to continue on its own, also by leaning more on the country’s traditional nature religion, voodoo. With financial support from the Dutch Po

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New parking system at Clem Labega is ready

New parking system at Clem Labega is ready

St. Maarten – The new parking system at Clem Labega square should be operational soon but the seemingly simple project has a long history, Prime Minister William Marlin explained yesterday. Motorists will have to pull a ticket from a machine at th

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Central Bank helps with employment fund

St. Maarten News – The cabinet has called in the help of the Central Bank to set up the Employment Fund for young job seekers. Today Prime Minister William Marlin meets with a two-strong support team from the Central Bank to discuss the issue. Prev

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Marlin foresees lively debate about reform proposals

St. Maarten News – Prime Minister William Marlin disagrees with the opinion of political analyst Julio Romney that his proposal for electoral reform will result in a dictatorship. “That’s unfortunate. I don’t agree with his take on it but his

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SZV and APS buy government building “Civil servants move in by July”

St. Maarten News – Social insurance agency SZV and pension fund APS think it is feasible for civil servants to move into the government administration Building on Pond Island by the end of July, Prime Minister William Marlin said at yesterday’s c

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Timeshare owners hit Sapphire Beach Club with online petition  “The hotel continues to deteriorate every year”

  St. Maarten News - Bruno Sitbon and his family are attempting to buy Sapphire Resort and return it to the pre-eminent state it was in before the Verdiers stopped maintaining it to the satisfaction of timeshare owners. As a result, the Sitb

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St. Maarten Port reports five percent fewer cruise arrivals in 2015

St. Maarten News - Port St. Maarten accommodated 1,901,617 cruise passengers in 2015, approximately five per cent less than in 2014 when for the first time the destination hit the two million mark (2,001,996, vessel calls 692). Cruise vessels in 201

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Dollar Store robbed for second time

St. Maarten News – On Monday the Dollar Store on the L.B. Scott Road was robbed for the second time in two weeks. According to the police report, three armed men with hoodies pulled over their faces stormed the store around 5.40 p.m. and took the c

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Bar fight did not involve gendarmes, police says

St. Maarten – The four men who were arrested after a brawl at the Sunset Beach Bar in Beacon Hill are not gendarmes as the Daily Herald erroneously reported yesterday. “At no time did the gendarmes come over to the Dutch side in connection with t

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On the road to autocracy in the name of electoral reform

by Julio R. Romney, Political Analyst Should the Prime Minister of St. Maarten have his way with the proposal or his “notes/ instruction” to his newly established Electoral Reform Committee, as reported in the news media (Thursday, December 31

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St. Maarten is not among Travel Weekly’s hot spots

St. Maarten News - What's on tap for some of the Caribbean's hot spots in 2016? That’s the question Travel Weekly’s author Gay Nagle Myers poses on the internet-magazine’s website. St. Maarten is not part of the answer she has in store. Instead