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

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Dr. Asin talks Zika at St. Maarten Fire Department

Dr. Asin talks Zika at St. Maarten Fire Department

  Dr. Asin explains the ins and outs of the zika virus to Prime Minister William Marlin and members of the fire department and the disaster management team. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - With no treatment or vaccine available,

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Fiber optic training conference underway

Fiber optic training conference underway

  From left: Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet, Dr. Natasha Gittens, Dr. Francio Guadeloupe, Helma Etnel, Marcella Henry, Wycliffe Smith and Shadira Lont. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The University of St Martin’s School of Contin

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Air France welcomes travelers with the Mighty Dow on St. Maarten

Air France welcomes travelers with the Mighty Dow on St. Maarten

  The Air France flight crew poses with the Mighty Dow (L) and co-pan players at the airport. Photo SXM St. Maarten News - Passengers on Air France flight 498 arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport were pleasantly surprised

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Bracket nominated for best African group - to be perform on St. Maarten

Bracket nominated for best African group – to be perform on St. Maarten

  St. Maarten News – Bracket, the Nigerian duo scheduled to perform at the St. Maarten carnival on April 26 has been nominated in two categories including the Best African Group at the 2016 Kora All African Music Awards, which is largely c

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Karan Hana appointed as Alegria Resort's general manager

Karan Hana appointed as Alegria Resort’s general manager

  St. Maarten News - Veteran Caribbean hotel industry professional Karen Hana has been appointed General Manager of the Alegria Resort in Beacon Hill, one the latest hotels in the Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio. Hana, who

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Editorial: Family affair

It appears that the Efeze-investigation into weapons and drugs trafficking and money laundering is a family affair with an 81-year old patriarch, his 56-year old spouse and two sons of 27 and 23 years of age. One of the sons is currently serving a 16

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Opinion by MP Christopher Emmanuel: Fuel Prices

Dear editor, “As Member of Parliament, I have serious concerns regarding the current pricing of Petroleum products on the islands relating LPG, fuel and low sulfur diesel”. I believe that the people of St. Maarten have a right to know the ins a

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Lien on bank accounts housing foundation

SMHDF refuses to abide by court order St. Maarten News – The court ruling in the case of Henry Lynch against his former employer, the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation, was scheduled to be pronounced yesterday morning, but the ruling was

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Ninety teachers attend DigiKidz conference

Ninety teachers attend DigiKidz conference

St. Maarten News - Approximate ninety educators from Seventh Day Adventist and both Hillside Schools, Asha Stevens and Helmich Snijders Campuses, came together last week Thursday for a day-long DigiKidz conference, organized by Foresee Foundation

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Octogenarian (80 year old person) remains 60 more days in prison

Efeze-investigation St. Maarten News – Three suspects in a firearms and drugs trafficking and money laundering investigation dubbed Efeze will remain in custody for another 60 days, the judge of instruction ruled on Monday. One of the suspects, V

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St. Maarten garbage collectors want money from shopkeepers

St. Maarten garbage collectors want money from shopkeepers

Uncollected garbage on Front Street. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News – The messy situation with garbage collection got uglier yesterday after reports that All Waste in Place, the company responsible for collecting garbage in Phil

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Bureau Intellectual Property officially opens on Friday

St. Maarten News – The bureau for Intellectual Property launches the official opening of its office at Cannegieter Street 15 this Friday afternoon. The bureau, a guaranteed moneymaker for the government, was already in the works in 2014 and it coul

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Insurance for St. Maarten police officers in the works

St. Maarten News – There are currently offers from two insurance companies on the table for life, accident and disability insurance for the staff of the justice ministry, including police officers, but the unions have not taken a decision yet about

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Pondfill ring road foot bridges have lost their shine

Pondfill ring road foot bridges have lost their shine

This foot bridge has seriously deteriorated over the past 40 months. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News – Back in December 2012, with the festive season around the corner, then Prime Minister William Marlin ordered public works to b

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Space scientist Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne keynote speaker at St. Martin Book fair

Space scientist Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne keynote speaker at St. Martin Book fair

Picture: Scientist Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne is the keynote speaker at the bookfair in June. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Dynamic speaker and leading space scientist Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne will deliver the keynote address of the

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Student receives support from MP Marlin-Romeo

Student receives support from MP Marlin-Romeo

  MP Leona Marlin-Romeo (left) presents her check to Cyril Brooks. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Cyril Brooks also known as Junior has been chosen as April’s recipient for the Give back to the Community project Independent M

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Health City Cayman Islands completes first complex cardiac procedure

Health City Cayman Islands completes first complex cardiac procedure

Photo: The Health City Team from left: Dr. Chandy Abraham, Dr. Ravi Kishore, Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, Dr. Dhruva Krishnan and Dr. Sumit Modi. Photo Health City Cayman Islands CAYMAN ISLANDS – While St. Maarten has been talking about medical

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Mavado headlines opening jazz festival in St. Lucia

Mavado headlines opening jazz festival in St. Lucia

SAINT LUCIA – The 2016 official festival opening show at the Mindoo Philip Mark on April 29 is set to offer patrons a high energy party experience consistent with the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival’s Best Party in the Caribbean brand.

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Three bands go at it for first Band Clash at St. Maarten Carnival 2016

Three bands go at it for first Band Clash at St. Maarten Carnival 2016

Photo: Leader of 4M HD Edwin Nicholson (left) and leader of XP Band Darnel York fool around as they work to promote Band Clash 2016. Photo contributed St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is gearing up for a bus

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Editorial: Hiccups with the garbage collection

It was not pretty but maybe it was unavoidable. The change of the guard in the garbage collection department did not go smoothly. On the contrary, garbage piled up on several places, including in the heart of Philipsburg. We know who is responsible

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Category I Hurricane

The first idea that may come up when reading this heading is that this article pertains to the strength category of a hurricane. A Cat I hurricane we simply do not fear anymore in St. Maarten, as after Luis and Marilyn in 1995 we learned how to prepa

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Opinion: Implausible (ID Card machine always broken)

We’ve lost count (because we haven’t been paying attention – our bad) but it seems that the civil registry has been unable to produce new ID-cards or driver’s licenses like forever. All this is due to “severe technical issues” or so we ar

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Opinion: The lost years

The Dutch state has failed to come up with a convincing counter-story to terrorism, says professor of jurisprudence Paul Cliteur in this op-ed that appeared on dutchnews.nl. “Perhaps one of the most remarkable facts to emerge from the confusion sur

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Hiccups with garbage collection on St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – The new contracts for garbage collection kicked in on April Fools Day but the transition to the new situation did not go smoothly. The government said in a press release that “unfortunately during the transition period the coll

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Sixty companies “red-flagged” RST investigates SZV insurance car d fraud

St. Maarten News – The Detective Collaboration Team (RST) is currently investigating fraud with SZV-insurance cards, SZV’s interim director Glen Carty told this newspaper yesterday. The insurer has sixty local companies ‘red-flagged” in conne

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Work on new St. Maarten Government building begins

“We want civil servants to move in as soon as possible” St. Maarten News – SZV will begin tomorrow with the finishing touches on the new government administration building on Pond Island. On February 5, the government signed a landmark agreeme

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Deadline essay contest in three weeks

St. Maarten News – The deadline for the essay contest organized by the department of culture is Friday, April 22. The interscholastic essay contest on intangible heritage is open to secondary school juniors and seniors (forms 3 to 5 or grades 9 to

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Free workshop for parents

St. Maarten News - The Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs hosts a free workshop this evening to assist parents with helping children to choose and explore career options. The workshop tak

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Minister Jacobs attends carnival’s cultural events

St. Maarten News – Minister silveria Jacobs (Education, culture, Youth and sports) attended both cultural carnival programs over the weekend. “The Calypso elimination, which showcased the least amount of participants we’ve seen in years, brough

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Orva Medina launches inspirational book

St. Maarten News - Local inspirational author Orva Medina will be presenting her book I am Ishshah Chayil on Thursday from 6 to 7.30 p.m AT THE Philipsburg Jubilee Library. “I am Ishshah Chayil is the Hebrew translation of a Virtuous Woman. It is

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Career Fair at Vocational School unites students and businesses

St. Maarten News - Princess Juliana International Airport, TeLEm, the Red Cross and entrepreneur Regina Rabess who is also a teacher at the St. Dominic School were among the businesses that participated in a Career Fair at the St. Maarten Vocational

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C-Lounge Restaurant at Alegria (ex Caravanserai) firebombed

St. Maarten News – An unknown man firebombed the C-Lounge restaurant at the Alegria Resort in Beacon Hill on Sunday evening. Witnesses saw how a man threw an incendiary device through the windows of the establishment at 7.45 p.m. Police patrols an

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Cole Bay fire victims angle for government assistance

St. Maarten News - There was an outpouring of emotions as the Lewis family got together to view the damage caused by the fire that took place in Maracas Drive in Cole Bay last week. The matriarch of the family Maud Lewis who now resides in the United

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Dietician Jeshneila Carti highlights nutrition with type 2 Diabetes

St. Maarten - Nutrition is a critical part of diabetes care. Balancing the right amount of carbohydrates, fat, protein along with fiber, vitamins and minerals helps us to maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Jeshneila Carti, dietician at

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Spread the word…not the antibiotic resistant germs

One year ago, with the most widespread Ebola epidemic in history, there was a ‘wake up moment’ for Hygiene and Infection Control in hospitals around the world. Health care practitioners stopped and took a look at the importance of hygiene and inf

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