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Ipko-participants visit Seven Seas Water

St. Maarten News: Seven Seas Water uses advanced purification technology to supply high-purity drinking and process water to municipal, industrial and commercial customers around the globe. That’s the message Seven Seas-officials gave to politician

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

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Many St. Maarten Government entities are behind with annual accounts

St. Maarten – Government-owned companies and other government-entities are lax with the submission of their annual accounts to the responsible minister. Of 33 government entities, 19 (55.9 percent) failed to submit their annual account for 2014 in

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

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Dale Manuel speaks Friday at Martin Luther King lecture

St. Maarten News - Dr. Dale Manuel is the guest speaker for the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture this Friday Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation, announced yesterday. The lecture begins at 7.30 p.m. at the Chamber of

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St. Maarten Port at holiday expo in Utrecht “Destination marketing is essential”

UTRECHT - Representatives of Port St. Maarten are currently in the Netherlands to participate in the Vakantiebeurs (Holiday Expo) at the convention center in Utrecht. The expo opens today and continues until Sunday. Destination St. Maarten has bee

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

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Sr. Basilia Center gets Skoolpads

St. Maarten News:  - Sr. Basilia Center clients received twelve SkoolPads, the 2-in-1 tablet and laptop designed specifically for educational purposes. This donation was announced during the recently held Caribbean Technology & Education Confere

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

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Fantastic 4 performs at Lighting Up the Road

St. Maarten News: Soca band The Fantastic 4 – formerly the Burning Flames – will perform at the Rio Lighting Up de Road parade on April 9. The Fantastic 4 are pioneers of Soca Music and famous in the entire Caribbean and North America for their

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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Hikers find skeleton

St. Maarten – Two hikers who crossed the Arlet Peters Road (the old Cake house Road that runs from the A.J.C. Brouwers Road over the hill to Union Road in Cole Bay) early Sunday morning found skeletal remains in the bushes. They alerted the police

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Nature Foundation removes fish traps from Marine Park

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently removed fish traps that were placed illegally inside of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park. The fish traps or fish pots were found close to the Proselyte Dive site. Nature Foundation staff n

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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St. Maarten Carnival launches website

The new website of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) to promote any and all things Carnival is now online (www.sxm-carnival.com).The site went live last week, the same day the foundation launched the 2016 Scotiabank Carnival sche

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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Bosman and Van Raak put their ears to the ground

St. Maarten News - Members of the Second Chamber Ronald van Raak and André Bosman visited the St. Peters District to get a first-hand look at what is taking place in the community. Bosman said that people seemed to be very upset with the government

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Dutch MPs visit kitchen garden

Dutch MPs visit kitchen garden

Ronald van Raak (left) and André Bosman visited the agricultural project of Denicio Wyatte in St. Peters. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop   St. Maarten - Members of the Dutch Second Chamber André Bosman and Ronald van Raak visited one of th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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National Day of Prayer: PM addresses separation of state and church

St. Maarten – “The idea of separation of church and state does not mean that those who run the state shouldn’t go to church or that those who run the church should not get involved in the affairs of the state,” Prime Minister William Marlin s

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CPS calls for action against mosquito breeding places

St. Maarten News – Wear light colored clothing at dusk, long sleeve shirts and pants and use mosquito repellent to prevent being bitten by a mosquito that could possibly be carrying dengue, zika or chikungunya, the Collective Preventive Services (

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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Heyliger predicts gloom and doom

UP-leader hints at election delay and casino licenses St. Maarten News - Governor Eugène Holiday may have said September 26 is the final date for elections in the December 14 national decree, but United People’s (UP) party leader Member of Pa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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Ombudsman puts reports online

St. Maarten News - The Ombudsman has placed various reports regarding complaints filed on the Ombudsman website for public perusal in an effort to improve awareness of the role of the institute in the community. The reports encompass complaints again

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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Theo Heyliger distributes pencil cases again

St. Maarten News – UP-leader Theo Heyliger once again visited several elementary schools, giving away pencil cases to students who annually look forward to this gesture. As customary a motto is printed on the pencil cases which serves as a motivati

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Human Trafficking Bureau meets with local minority groups

St. Maarten News – The National Reporting Bureau (NRB) for Human Trafficking recently met with representatives of the Guyanese and Jamaican community and representatives who provide consular services, to maintain an ongoing partnership with communi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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Use of governor’s regulation on next Ipko agenda in May

St. Martin News – The next Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) will be held from May 31 to June 3 in The Hague. The dispute regulation will again feature prominently on the agenda, but the delegations will also deal with a thorny issue

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 11, 2016

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Alain Richardson announces candidacy for 2017 elections

French St. martin News: - Former president of the Collectivité Alain Richardson says that he will be a candidate in the elections in 2017, though he is not sure that he will run with the same party, “because of the issues and the dynamics that lie

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2016

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Supreme Court orders retrial of 2013 manslaughter case

St. Maarten – The Supreme Court has sent the acquittal of Michael-Angelo Labega for the attempted manslaughter on Keniel McKenzie on June 10, 2013, back to the Common Court of Justice for review. The Supreme Court ruled on December 22 that the argu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2016

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Alexander petitions Constitutional Court about elections date

  St. Maarten – Lisa Alexander had petitioned the Constitutional Court to instruct the William Marlin-cabinet to continue with preparations for elections on February 9 and that the parliament be dissolved on March 14. These dates stem from

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2016

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Minister looks into insurance for after-school activities

St. Maarten – Minister Silveria Jacobs (Education) said on Wednesday that she is unaware that many children taking part in after-school activities are uninsured. Routinely, school children are insured during school hours and up to one hour after

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2016

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St. Maarten Hospital now has specialist for ear, nose and throat ailments

  St. Maarten News – Otolaryngologist Dr. Anouk Van Peteghem started working at the St. Maarten Medical Center on Monday to provide ear, nose and throat medical services. Dr. Van Peteghem earned her medical background in France, Belgiu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2016

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No legal grounds for revoking Casablanca brothel permit

  Presentation Chief Prosecutor Ton Maan St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office wants to train locals for the position of public prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor Ton Maan said at a presentation to the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Cons

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2016

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SCDF, Scotiabank launch Carnival schedule

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and its long-time corporate partner Scotiabank launched the 2016 Carnival schedule of events online today. Scotiabank has produced the Carnival scheduled for well over fifteen years a

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2016

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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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