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Informed electorate

St.Maarten- The fierce criticism Christian Party leader Wycliffe Smith has in store for incumbent members of parliament (see our opinion page: Be wary of promises) will not make him any friends, even though his observations are not without merit. Wh

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School bus controls until August 10

St.maarten – The annual control of school buses is currently underway. The controls began on July 20 and continue up to August 10. Inspections are being conducted on an appointment basis only. The inspections are taking place on the ring road dire

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Nature Foundation starts reef monitoring program

St.maarten - The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Protocol GCRMN-Caribbean baseline scientific monitoring methods last week. Staff of the Nature Foundation attended a coral reef monitoring workshop hosted by the regional activities center of the SPAW Pro

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MP Lake addresses concerns of senior homes in Belvedere

St.Maarten - Based on a walk through and a discussion with the seniors of the Belvedere Red Cross Senior Homes, MP Maurice Lake followed up on his word to address the issues and concerns affecting them. “The seniors complained about the overgrown

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Minister Jacobs encourages departing students “Stay focused and never give up”

St.Maarten– Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs offered words of encouragement to students departing the country for study overseas. “Life's journey is always an adventure, a path filled with decisions and actions that affect the hills and val

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Dutch murder rate at all-time low

THE HAGUE - The Dutch homicide rate has reached its lowest level on record with a fall of more than 15 per cent in 2015, according to the latest official statistics. Across the Netherlands 120 people were victims of murder or manslaughter, compared t

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Man accused of planning terrorist attack

DOESBURG - The 41-year-old man arrested in Doesburg last year was planning to launch an attack on behalf of IS, officials have told local broadcaster Omroep Gelderland. The man, named as Abdel O. is suspected of planning a terrorist attack, the broad

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Central Bank submits plan to regulate consumer credit

ORANJESTAD – The Central Bank of Aruba recently submitted a proposal to Finance Minister Angel Bermudez for the regulation of consumer credit, the Amigoe reported yesterday. The main objective of the initiative law is to make sure that consumers ar

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Growth in stayover tourism Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - The first five months of the year 2016 is showing a cumulative 2% growth in stay-over arrivals. This growth is mainly attributable to the performance of the European, North American and Caribbean regions in the period from January throug

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Jihadi Rafaa on the run, but not on the island

St.maarten– Information that the presumed jihadi Rachid Rafaa was on the run in St. Martin circulated on social media on Thursday. Rafaa was placed under house arrest in Martinique in May 2014, but on July 27 he no longer respected the conditions a

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Minister Kirindongo inaugurates forensic lab and shooting range

St.maarten – The old Soremar Building in Cole Bay is still virtually empty but it holds a lot of promise for the near future. Yesterday Minister Edson Kirindongo cut the blue ribbon on what will become the home of a state of the art shooting range,

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Boy comes back from the dead

ALKMAAR - Medics and rescue workers have described how a 15-year-old boy was brought back from the dead after he was feared drowned at sea. The teenager got into difficulty while he was swimming with his brother and a friend in Egmond aan Zee, RTL Ni

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St. Martiner joins French air force

St.Martin - Gregory Toulen will be the first local St. Martiner in the island’s history to enroll in the French air force. Toulen said that he first worked as an aircraft mechanic and after several years, he got this opportunity to join the air for

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Rotary supports Ki-Mani’s school supplies drive

St.maarten- When 15-year-old Learning Unlimited student Ki-Mani Olivacce called on his community to contribute to a worthy cause as he kicks off a school supplies drive for students in need on St. Maarten, Rotary-Mid Isle Community Service Director A

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MP Frans Richardson: “Police now have a new tool to fight crime”

St.Maarten - Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) MP Frans Richardson said after years of talk, surveillance cameras in Philipsburg is finally a reality. Phase 1 of the project was unveiled on Thursday at the Captain Hodge Wharf in Philipsbur

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Prostitutes fear high rents

UTRECHT - Prostitutes in Utrecht are concerned that rooms in the city’s new red light zone will be too expensive for them to rent, the Volkskrant wrote on Thursday. The council is keen to cover all the costs it has made since the old zone was close