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

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Illegal Brazilians arrested at Indigo Bay

St. Maarten News –Officers of the multidisciplinary team arrested three illegal Brazilians in Indigo Bay yesterday afternoon around 5.30 p.m. The emergency dispatch directed the team to the location, shortly after receiving a call about “four sus

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

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St. Maarten School managers meet French counterparts

St. Maarten School managers meet French counterparts

St. Maarten News - Five school managers of the public education schools on St. Maarten visited their counterparts on the French side yesterday morning. "It truly was a unique learning experience as it enabled us to see firsthand how primary educa

Uncategorized - Posted by on January 21, 2016

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Fast justice for Lazy Lizard burglar

St. Maarten – In the night from January 2 to 3 Atiel Ricardo Smithen burglarized the Lazy Lizard beach bar and grill on the Boardwalk, together with 25-year-old A.R.B. Yesterday, Smithen stood already in front of the judge, who gave him a 4-month p

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

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Taking “Selfies” is a mental disorder Psychiatrists say

It has been officially confirmed what many people thought all along: taking ‘selfies’ is a mental disorder. The disorder is now called "selfitis", and is defined as the obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of one’s self and post them o

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

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Fortieth anniversary for Methodist Agogic Center

St. Maarten News - Once again, the Methodist Agogic Centre (MAC) Foundation will be celebrating its Founders Day and commemorate 40 years of academic tradition. As part of this 40th Anniversary celebration, the Foundation would like to organize a mas

Editorial - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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Editorial: Interesting point

The Vromi-ministry has made a unique step with its Ministry Plan 2-15-2018. Never before was a ministry so clear about its strategy, its objective, but also its concerns. Okay, we know that quite some of the content are plans – and we will have

Opinion - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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Fernando Clark writes: Class justice, class criticism

During a court case back in 2014 a judge accused a prosecutor of practicing class justice on St. Maarten. Many people were surprised that a Dutch judge would make such an accusation on this island. But, it is a subject worth pondering: Are we practic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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Ring road project moved to 2018 W-t-E plant “within four years”

Ring road project moved to 2018 W-t-E plant “within four years”

Vromi presents Ministry Plan 2015-2018 St. Maarten – The first phase of the ring road will be executed in 2018 and the structural maintenance of Front Street and Back Street will be tackled this year. This appears from the Ministry Plan 2015-201

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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Health and Wellness Fair falls in regatta weekend

St. Maarten News – The Lion Rudy Hoeve Health and Wellness Fair will take place on Saturday March 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Festival Village on Pond Island. The Lions moved the event from its usual spot on the calendar towards the end of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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Kmar-commander visits police

Kmar-commander visits police

St. Maarten News - Lieutenant-General Harry van den Brink, Commander of the Koninklijke Marechaussee met with the Chief Commissioner Carl John and his management team at the Philipsburg Police Station yesterday. Van den Brink is presently on a workin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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MPC students almost ready with Didi 26 construction

MPC students almost ready with Didi 26 construction

St. Maarten News:  - Students of the Milton Peters College (MPC) that are part of the Kidz at Sea Build Your Future Program, reached another milestone in building the Didi 26 sail boat when they moved the boat out of the class room onto a trail

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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Airport Road hit and run in court this afternoon

St. Maarten News - This afternoon Kevin Maurice C. will stand trial for the airport road hit and run that took the life of Rotary President Ramesh Manek on April 16 of last year. The prosecution has charged the 32-year-old defendant with manslaughter

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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Arnell sounds the alarm about zika epidemic

MARIGOT – Senator Guillaume Arnell has expressed his concerns about the outbreak of the zika virus to the French Minister of Public Health, Marisol Tourraine. In a letter dated January 19, Arnell says that he is concerned about the development o

Editorial - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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Editorial: Two things

If students from abroad get the right to vote it sounds indeed like a good idea to make it possible to vote in the place where they are studying. Otherwise, two things could happen. The first one is that only students who can afford to come back f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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Constitutional Court rules on Alexander’s petition

Constitutional Court rules on Alexander’s petition

  St. Maarten News - The Constitutional Court will take a decision on Friday morning about the petition Lisa Alexander filed about the election date. The court is in session on Friday to handle the review of the Integrity Chamber-legislation

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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“Electoral reform is a race against time”

St. Maarten – Bringing about electoral reform that is applicable to the September 26 elections is “a race against time,” DP-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams said at a party press conference yesterday afternoon. “The proposals I made to parliament

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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Wescot-Williams (DP): “First get the hospital  on a good footing”

  St. Maarten – “It is important to know where we stand. Before we start about a new hospital, the St. Maarten Medical Center must be on a good footing,” DP-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams said at a press briefing yesterday afternoon. “

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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Jones and Priest host Another View

St. Maarten – Former commissioners of the Island Territory Elton Jones and Lenny P:riest – currently leader of the One Sint Maarten People Party – will host the radio program Another View on PJD2 102.7 FM every Wednesday from 9.30 to 10 p.m. SO

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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Traffic disruption at Beacon Hill Road (Maho Beach)

St. Maarten News – Traffic at the Beacon Hill Road, that runs from Rhine Road in Maho behind the airport runway towards the Alegria Resort, was  disrupted this morning from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The concrete traffic barriers along the road were re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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VKS commander presents Scott Memorial Lecture

VKS commander presents Scott Memorial Lecture

St. Maarten News – VKS commander Antonio Rogers will present the fourteenth Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture on January 28 at the PMIA Hall on Back Street. Past, present and future development of crime as it relates to the self-esteem and reli

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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Broader scope for Constitutional Court under consideration

St. Maarten News – DP-MP Sarah Wescot Williams is entertaining thoughts about broadening the scope of the Constitutional Court. The delegation of Curacao circulated a draft-initiative proposal from the Pais-faction during the recently held Inter-Pa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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Local financial training institute in the making

St. Maarten – The Central Bank is working on plans for an institute for financial education in St. Maarten, DP-MP Wescot-Williams said yesterday, adding that she is pleased with this, as she proposed the idea in 2014 when she was the country’s pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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St. Maarten Police announces intensified controls

St. Maarten News – The multidisciplinary team controlled 150 cars on Sunday between 12 noon and 4 p.m. at several locations on the Dutch side of the island. The officers issues 52 fines and towed 15 cars because of traffic violations. The multid

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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Regatta art competition invites kids to compete

GREAT BAY - The annual Regatta Art Competition, is a fun contest open to children between the ages of 4 and 18 years. Children will have to complete assignments which are divided per school group. Professional judges will judge the art after they hav

Uncategorized - Posted by on January 19, 2016

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“Let students abroad vote electronically”

St. Maarten News – If students living outside of St. Maarten get the right to vote they ought to be able to vote in the place where they study,” DP-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday. “If they have to come here to vote, only students who c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2016

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Senator Arnell commends journalists

MARIGOT, St. Martin — Senator Guillaume Arnell continued his tradition of inviting journalists for the each New Year to highlight his achievements, this time at the Parapal Hotel in Concordia on Saturday evening. Among the invitees were Préfète D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2016

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Discovery Farm organizes another full moon hike

St. Maarten – The Discovery Farm at the Seaside Nature Park in Cole Bay organizes another full moon hike this Saturday. The event begins at 7 p.m. and concludes around 9 p.m. The hike takes participants over the hills of Cay Bay where they will

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2016

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St. Maarten Port committed to attending future Vakantiebeurs editions

St. Maarten - Representatives of Port St. Maarten returned over the weekend after attending the Vakantiebeurs (Holiday Expo) from January 12 to 17 at the Convention Center in Utrecht. This was the first time for the port at the expo, and it offere

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2016

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St. Maarten Solicitor-General Taco Stein retires

St. Maarten News: – The Public Prosecutor’s Office bade farewell to Solicitor-General Taco Stein last Friday. Stein goes into retirement per February 1. Solicitor-General Anton van der Schans will temporarily take over his task in St. Maarten.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2016

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Woman injured and shooter found dead

St. Maarten – A woman sustained injuries in a late night shooting in Dutch Quarter on Thursday evening and the suspect, identified as truck driver ‘Ice Man’ Dalton Ayer was later found dead. His cause of death has not been determined, the polic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2016

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No concrete plans for new hospital

Minister Lee: “Investing in existing facility makes no sense” St. Maarten News: – It does not make sense to invest further in the St. Maarten Medical Center’s current facility, Minister Emil Lee (Public Health, Social Development and Labo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 14, 2016

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Government slashes budget for Attorney-General by 65 percent

“Instruction has consequences for everyone” St. Maarten – Certain plans cannot be executed and certain commitments cannot be met, Finance Minister Richard Gibson said at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. As examples he menti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 14, 2016

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Minister and chief prosecutor revisit remarks made at Ipko

St. Maarten News: Interim Justice Minister Richard Gibson will ask for a formal meeting with Chief Prosecutor Ton Maan to discuss in detail the statements prosecutor Maarten Noordzij made during a presentation at the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 14, 2016

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Vromi discusses development Vorst-property with APS

St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers has met with representatives of General Pension Fund APS to discuss the future of the Vorst property the government bought last year. It leased the property for a symbolic guilder to the pension fund.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2016

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Garbage tender info meeting at Administration Building

St. Maarten – The interest in the information meeting for the public tender about garbage collection is so overwhelming that the Vromi-Ministry has moved the venue from the Yellow Building to the A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall in the Government Admin

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