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Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2016

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Editorial: Vulnerable

We may live on an island but, like Sargasso seaweed, the outbreak of the Zika virus shows that our lives are impacted by what is happening in the world around us. Zika will make a dent in tourism arrivals in the Caribbean – and therefore also in

Opinion - Posted by on February 23, 2016

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Opinion: Claret Connor writes: Keep it simple

Dear Editor, After reading the editorial in one of the local newspaper over the weekend regarding the ongoing outstanding to organizers of two of the largest annual events on the island (the regatta and carnival – ed.), leaves me with the conclu

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Safety tips

What is the best way to act in case you become the victim of a robbery? As with everything, it depends, but the best solution we once read about was from a Chinese supermarket owner in, if we remember correctly, Bonaire. “They come in here with a g

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2016

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DP puts Fatca back on the agenda

St. Maarten News – It is not the first time that the faction of the Democratic Party wants to discuss the Fatca – the American Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – and its consequences for local businesses and banks (see related story on page 3

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2016

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Nature Foundation warns: New Sargasso weed invasion underway

Nature Foundation warns: New Sargasso weed invasion underway

  Large amounts of Sargasso seaweed render beaches inaccessible. Photo contributed GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is warning for the potential of large amounts of Sargasso seaweed washing ashore on local beaches. This wo

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Science editor separates Zika facts from fiction

  St. Maarten News – The Zika hype has sparked a flurry of stories about the origin of the virus, its symptoms and its threats to public health. The Zika-scare had linked the virus to microcephaly, the paralyzing syndrome Guillain-Barré;

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Zika-virus will impact Caribbean economies

World Bank makes millions available St. Maarten – The economic impact of the Zika-virus on Caribbean economies could be significant in real numbers, according to a report from the World Bank. Last week, the World Bank made $150 million available

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Home Improvement Fair at Kooyman on Saturday

Home Improvement Fair at Kooyman on Saturday

  Scene of a previous Home Improvement Fair at Kooyman. Photo contributed St. Maarten News  - The Kooyman Megastore on the A.J.C. Brouwers Road hosts its second Home Improvement Fair on Saturday. The fair opens at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.

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VKS trains this weekend

St. Maarten News – The Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten (VKS) will have a bivouac that begins this Friday at 4 p.m. and ends on Sunday at 3 p.m. On Friday, the VKS will be camping on the Emilio Wilson Estate and on Saturday the men will move to the

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Debating competition begins on Thursday

  St. Maarten News – The Hyacinth Richardson Educational Awareness Foundation hosts the 44th annual Leeward Islands Debating Competition (LIDC) at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort from Thursday until Sunday. The debating teams are from Ant

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DP wants meeting about US tax compliance act

St. Maarten News: The Democratic Party faction in parliament has requested the Finance Committee of Parliament to examine and discuss the execution of the FATCA by the local banks on St. Maarten. To this end, the DP has proposed that the Bankers A

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Sailor’s lounge returns to Yacht Club

Sailor’s lounge returns to Yacht Club

  The sailor’s lounge offers an excellent view. Photo contributed St.  Maarten News - The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is known for its variety of venue locations, allowing for sailors and regatta visitors to visit a large part of t