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St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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Tears at the conclusion of Gerrit Schotte’s Babel-trial

Tears at the conclusion of Gerrit Schotte’s Babel-trial

  Gerrit Schotte speaks with the media after the court case while his girlfriend Cicely van der Dijs stands next to him. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Anneke Polak Court pronounces ruling on March 11 WILLEMSTAD – Former Prime Minister

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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Free HIV testing in Middle Region 

Free HIV testing in Middle Region 

  HIV tests are simple and confidential. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The St. Maarten Aids Foundation is making Middle Region its first stop for this year’s community outreach with free and confidential HIV testing today

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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Minister Arrindell congratulates chefs Holstein and Cudicio

St. Maarten News – Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications) congratulated the winners of the senior chef placement on the national team to represent Sint Maarten in the Taste of the Caribbean competition

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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“Moment of immense pride” DP says about Keacy Carty

St. Maarten News – “It was an immense moment of pride for all who came out to welcome our young sports hero Keacy Carty back home on Wednesday evening. The story of his performance during the finals of the  U19 World Cup Cricket cannot be reto

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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“Mother Knows Best” film gets donation

  Atahlia Daye Rogers (left) with MP Leona Marlin-Romeo. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Atahlia Daye Rogers is a teacher at the Sundial School and has produced a film called Mother Knows Best.  Daye-Rogers is a local Sint Maarte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta adds Après Sail party to its schedule

St. Maarten News - As if four days of racing and four days of world class parties was not enough, the event organizers would like to announce that there will be an Après Sail party on Monday March 7. This fifth night of regatta festivities will tak

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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Schotte and Jamaloodin met Heyliger in September 2010

St. Maarten – Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte, former Finance Minister George Jamaloodin and United People’s party leader Theo Heyliger had a meeting at the UP-party headquarters on September 16 or 17, 2010. Present at that meeting was also

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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La Bamba Beach Bar demolished to be a concrete parking lot

St. Maarten News – The Vromi-Ministry continues with its plan to build 175 parking places at the location on Kim Sha beach where formerly La Bamba was established. The ministry wants a parking lot built of concrete, with boulders surrounding the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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Soraida America succeeds Myrtille Brookson as Ennia’s branch manager

Soraida America succeeds Myrtille Brookson as Ennia’s branch manager

  St. Maarten News - Soraida America was appointed branch manager of Ennia in St. Maarten as the successor of Myrtille Brookson. Citing privacy reasons, the company did not comment on Brookson’s departure. America is now responsible

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2016

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UTS places underground cables along Airport Rd

St. Maarten News – Starting on Today, Monday, UTS will be laying underground cables along the Airport Road on the stretch between Thrifty Car Rental and Avis Car Rental. The work will continue until next week Friday.

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on February 19, 2016

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Keacy Carty gets a fitting hero’s welcome

Keacy Carty gets a fitting hero’s welcome

St. Maarten News - After arriving on the ATR-72, to the special reception in the VIP Hall at the Princess Juliana International Airport followed by a tremendous greeting in the arrival hall and finally driven away in an Audi A8 in a mini motorcade ha

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

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St. Maarten parasail company involved in large-scale money laundering

St. Maarten parasail company involved in large-scale money laundering

  Christel H. runs the parasail company on the boardwalk. Photo website NO1SXM parasailing St. Maarten News – Local Company NO1SXM Parasailing, established on the Boardwalk in Philipsburg, is at the heart of a large scale investigation i

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

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St. Maarten Police arrest four, seize drugs and three guns

St. Maarten Police arrest four, seize drugs and three guns

One of the firearms police found in the car. Photo KPSM St. Maarten  – Police arrested four men for drugs and firearm possession yesterday around noon on the Union Road close to the French border. The multidisciplinary team caught the men –a

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

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Marina sues pseudo pirate ship, but who's the owner?

Marina sues pseudo pirate ship, but who’s the owner?

  The Treasure Seeker when it was still in good shape. Photo flickr.com St. Maarten News – A local marina demands more than $1 million in damages from the owners of the Treasure Seeker, a pseudo pirate ship that crashed during Hurric

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

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Manhunt continues for escaped killer Kathron Fortune

Manhunt continues for escaped killer Kathron Fortune

St. Maarten News – Kathron Fortune, the convicted killer who escaped his prison guards in Cay Hill on Monday afternoon, is still at large, the police said in a press statement. “An intense search to recapture this prisoner is still ongoing.”

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on February 19, 2016

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Virologist Martina expects Zika epidemic on ABC-islands

Virologist Martina expects Zika epidemic on ABC-islands

  Virologist Byron Martina. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Pieter Hofmann THE HAGUE – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are on the eve of a Zika-epidemic. That is the expectation of Byron Martina, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotter

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on February 19, 2016

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St. Maarten Governor receives local 'Under 19 Cricket World Cup' hero Keacy Carty

St. Maarten Governor receives local ‘Under 19 Cricket World Cup’ hero Keacy Carty

Governor Holiday received Keacy Carty and his entourage yesterday. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Governor drs. Eugene Holiday received cricket hero Keacy Carty along with his parents and members of the Sint Maarten Cricket Association yeste

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2016

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Armand Meda writes: Running Sewage and mosquitoes

Dear Editor, You've got to give honor to whom honor is due. The Honorable Minister Emil Lee stepped out from the comfort zones of his air conditioned office and upscale neighborhoods and visited one of the homes in Middle Region that has been expe

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on February 19, 2016

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Curacao Prosecution wants Gerrit Schotte in prison

Curacao Prosecution wants Gerrit Schotte in prison

  Gerrit Schotte and Cicely van der Dijs arrive at the courthouse. Photo contributed Babel-trial begins in Curacao WILLEMSTAD – The public prosecutor demanded 3 years of imprisonment against former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte in the

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

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St. Maarten Airport selects SCELL to train staff

St. Maarten Airport News - The partnership between the Human Resources Department of Princess Juliana International Airport with the University of St. Martin’s School of Continuing Education & Life-Long Learning (Scell) for an employee trainin

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

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Student arrested for drug possession

Student arrested for drug possession

  Police confiscated marijuana and a knuckle duster. Photo KPSM St. Maarten News – Police arrested a 16-year- old student on L.B. Scott road yesterday around noon, after receiving a phone call saying that he was smoking drugs with so

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

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St. Maarten Marine Trade Association renews interest to host a local St. Maarten boat show

St. Maarten Marine Trade Association renews interest to host a local St. Maarten boat show

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) has officially announced that they are looking into the opportunity to once again host a St. Maarten Boat Show.  The announcement was part of a presentation given by the board of

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

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VAMED AG still in the race to build new St. Maarten Hospital

VAMED AG still in the race to build new St. Maarten Hospital

  From left SZV interim director Glen Carty, Minister Emil Lee and Henk de Zeeuw (KPMG). Photo contributed St. Maarten News – “Recent news headlines may have created the perception that bids for the development of the new hospital have

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

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Windward Islands Bank stops speedy deposit

St. Maarten News - The Managing Director of the Windward Islands Bank Derrick Downes has confirmed that the speedy deposit boxes at all branches have been closed. Among the reasons cited were transparency and security reasons even though there ar

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

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Come Center is its brother’s keeper

Come Center is its brother’s keeper

  Needle work requires some concentration. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop St. Maarten News  – “The Community Outreach Mentorship and Empowerment Center has been helping seniors in their quest to become more productive in the communi

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

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St. Maarten Government creates platform with American University

St. Maarten Government creates platform with American University

St. Maarten News - The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) signed off on a collaboration agreement with the American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine (AUC) last week Thursday. Although the Ministry has been co

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 19, 2016

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Bikers over 50 power sales in the Netherlands

THE HAGUE - Sales of new motorcycles in the Netherlands rose for the second consecutive year in 2015, according to Central Bureau for statistics CBS. In total, 11,000 new motorcycles were sold last year, a 10 percent increase on 2014 sales. Demand fo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2016

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Caribbean tourism outperformed every other region on the world

  CTO expects around 5 percent growth in 2016 St. Maarten News – “I’m pleased to announce that for the first time ever, the pace of growth of Caribbean tourism outperformed every major tourism region in the world.  Our region has se

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2016

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Plasterk considers “alternative plan”: Plans of approach for police and prison fail

    THE HAGUE – The Dutch government does not want to renew the General Measure of Kingdom Administration (AMvRB) for the plans of approach for St. Maarten and Curacao, Pieter Hofmann reports on Caribisch Netwerk. In consultation wi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2016

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New St. Maarten Hospital construction to begin in third quarter

  SZV receives bids from engineering companies St. Maarten News – Social insurance agency SZV received bids from four engineering companies to develop terms of reference for the new hospital. SZV says that construction could begin in t

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on February 17, 2016

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Minister Jacobs wants to welcome Keacy Carty back home in style

St. Maarten News - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs extends congratulations  on behalf of the government and the entire community to Keacy Carty and the West Indies U19 team on the West Indies win in the U19 World Cup

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2016

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta releases final entertainment details

St. Maarten News - The regatta schedule has slowly been rolled out over the past few weeks and the final details have now been determined. The program on March 4 is the fullest it has ever been. Eight bands are scheduled to perform on the Friday nig

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2016

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CC1 launches exclusive Coca Cola St. Maarten Carnival can

  St. Maarten News - Coca Cola distributor CC1 St. Maarten will release an exclusive, limited edition 12-ounce can, emblazoned with the local Carnival logo - a first for the island. This one of a kind can with the slogan Enjoy Carnival with

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 15, 2016

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Girls Night Out is becoming bigger and bigger

The St. Maarten Girls Night Out, organized by Marketing Solutions, expects to draw an even bigger crowd than it did last year. The event will, take place on May 28, but there is no decision about the venue yet. “This idea of St. Maarten Girls Ni

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 15, 2016

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Landfill management wants to enhance recycling efforts

Landfill management wants to enhance recycling efforts

St. Maarten News – The contractor who won the bid for managing the landfill, Robelto & Son is currently exploring options to increase recycling efforts, together with the department of infrastructure. Robelto has a contract for two years to

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