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French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 23, 2014

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Call to boycott EU elections “Make sure the voice of St. Martin is well heard”

MARIGOT—The population of St. Martin is asked to vote blank in the upcoming European Union elections slated for May 24. According to the former president of the Collectivité, Alain Richardson, this election gives the population an opportunity to e

SMART wraps up largest show yet “First time so many delegates attended”

ANSE MARCEL, St. Martin - Some 230 wholesalers representing the United States, South American and Caribbean markets attended the SMART trade show held the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina, and Spa, from Wednesday to Friday. What was noteworthy was that th

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 6, 2014

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Tight security at Fish Day

CUL-DE-SAC – Under tight security, the twelfth edition of Fish Day passed yesterday without incidents. For the first time, the event took place in a completely fenced off area near the pier for the ferry to Pinel Island. Members of the gendarmerie

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 30, 2013

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Parents of disappeared student desperate for information

No trace of Manoël Maragnes MARIGOT – The parents of disappeared student Manoel Maragnes are on the island to assist actively in the search for their son. Maragnes arrived from Guadeloupe on the French side of the island on December 10 to promo

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 14, 2013

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Two men write history in Marigot

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Two men wrote history on Saturday when they got married by first vice-President Guillaume Arnell at the Hotel de la Collectivité – registering the first same-sex marriage ever in Saint Martin. The French senate legalized ma

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 23, 2013

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Contractors protest in Marigot

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Senator Louis Constant Fleming, former President of the Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin Alain Richardson, deputy Daniel Gibbs and several members of the territorial council support an action by the association of p

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 23, 2013

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Record number of volunteers at annual coastal cleanup

MARIGOT – The St. Maarten Pride Foundation organized its annual coastal cleanup this year around the former La Belle Creole hotel in the French side.  Volunteers turned out in record numbers and totaled 316. Together they filled 125 trash bags wit

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 12, 2013

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No giant wind turbines in French Cul-de-Sac

CUL-DE-SAC – Painter Antoine Chapon and Eric Poulin, both residents of French Cul-de-Sac won a court battle that started six years ago against a company that wanted to build three giant wind turbines on Red Rock in their neighborhood. The compan

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Henson calls for more financial support

The tart and candy makers were presented with plaques in recognition of their exceptional work yesterday at the Bastille Day celebrations. Photo Today/Andrew BishopMARIGOT, St. Martin – It was a time for reflection as the Collectivite of St. Ma

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Arnel: Collectivité continues with the same development program

Arnel: Collectivité continues with the same development program

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The same governing program that was prepared by the combined parties in the Triple R Group is continued by the Collectivite, said Vice President Guillaume Arnel. “The only thing that has changed since the former President

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 9, 2013

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Marigot gets ready for Bastille Day

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The traditional July 14 celebrations on the French side commemorate the historic event in the French Revolution in 1789 when a crowd stormed the Bastille, a fortress in Paris that was used as a state prison. The Bastille becam

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 4, 2013

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Population growth French St. Martin slows down

St. Martin – The population on the French side has multiplied six-fold between 1974 and 2009, a report from the institute for the overseas departments Iedom shows. In 2009, the French-side population stood at 36,824, an increase of 26.5 percent com

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 7, 2013

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One dies in Fish Day shooting

CUL DE SAC, St. Martin – Jonathan Fredon was shot to death on Sunday evening in French Cul de Sac during a shootout whereby seven others were injured. The shooting occurred towards the end of the annual Fish Day celebration at a building across fro

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 6, 2013

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Several injured at shooting French Cul de Sac, St. Martin

CUL DE SAC – Yesterday evening a shooting took place after Fish Day in a building across Villa Pizza in French Cul de Sac. The Gendarmerie confirmed that several people got injured but could not give any more information on the victims. More inform

French St. Martin News - Posted by on April 26, 2013

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Aura Webster Hanson: “I wish the king much strength”

FRENCH QUARTER -The Mother Theresa of St. Maarten Aura Mercedes “Sadie” Webster Hanson was decorated by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix as a Member in the Order of Orange Nassau in 2003 for her outstanding community service. She was born in Curacao 68

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 22, 2013

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The Prisoner presented at Roland Richardson Gallery - High body count in Arre’s  entertaining new novel

The Prisoner presented at Roland Richardson Gallery – High body count in Arre’s entertaining new novel

Author Ed Arre. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarMARIGOT, St. Martin – St. Gregory is author Ed Arre’s fictional version of St. Maarten - a place where the Chief Prosecutor is corrupt and has political ambitions, and where murder is punished with th

Developer expects opening Haappy City towards the end of 2014 – French hyper market project creates 700 jobs

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Retailers in Marigot and with them businesses on the Dutch side will get serious competition from a project that will be constructed in La Savanne on the French side – near the fire station along the Route Nationale 7. This

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Man sentenced for sexual assault on 12-year old boy

MARIGOT – The court in Marigot sentenced former real estate agent Claude Considere last week to a 6 –month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy. The court also ordered Considere to underg

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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President Richardson: We are on the right track” Collectivité tackles tax compliance

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt is not the only one to address tax compliance. Alain Richardson, like Tuitt a certified public accountant, and nowadays the President of the Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin (COM) is ba

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Millions available for revival of Marigot, St. Martin

Millions available for revival of Marigot, St. Martin

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin (COM) will invest between €5 and €6 million ($6.75 to $8.1 million) in the revival of the center of Marigot. “Marigot is a priority for the Collectivité,” the governm

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 12, 2013

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French St. Martin carnival bigger and better

St. Martin – Most would agree that after witnessing the children’s parade where eight troupes participated and the adults’ parade with five that the Carnival festivities on the French side are getting bigger and better. However, the winners

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 12, 2013

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Yokoyama offers look at reptiles and amphibians

GRAND CASE, St. Martin  – The current issue of the journal of the International Reptile Conservation Foundation (IRCF) features an in-depth look at the reptiles and amphibians that have been introduced to St. Martin. Written by Mark Yokoyama, auth

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 6, 2013

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Local notary under French investigation

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office confirmed yesterday that investigators searched the office of local notary F.E.G. in October of last year. The notary’s house in Curacao was also searched. Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos confirmed both search

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 5, 2013

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French official’s call for a safe Carnival - Winners to be announced after grand parade

French official’s call for a safe Carnival – Winners to be announced after grand parade

Miss Pitchounette 2013 Miss Benjamin is assisted by President of the FCDSM Philipe Richardson and President of the Collectivitee, Alain Richardson with the cutting of the symbolic ribbon to declare Paradise Village opened officially. Photo Today/

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 31, 2013

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Loterie Farm: A day in paradise

Loterie Farm: A day in paradise

The new natural pool at Loterie Farm. Photo Today/Daphne Stuut RAMBAUD, St. Martin - What used be a well-kept secret, is now a well-known piece of paradise; Loterie Farm. Loterie Farm is a 135 acres private nature reserve, hidden on the hills o

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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IT-trailblazer Computech opens facility in Galis Bay

GALIS BAY, St. Martin – Computech opened its doors for business yesterday at a location right next to the building of the Port Authority in Galis Bay. Managing partners Jean Arnell and Alain Roper gave journalists a tour of their $3 million-facilit

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 30, 2013

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Opinion: A view on St. Maarten beaches

Jeff Berger’s St. Maarten Weekly News electronic newsletter every now and then contains useful criticism of the Friendly Island. Never one to mince his words, Berger puts his finger on those shortcomings that are screaming for improvement and that

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 15, 2013

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Grand Case celebrates pre-carnival parade

GRAND CASE, St. Martin - The three pre- Carnival parades organized by the FCDSM were designed to energize the revelers ahead of the highly anticipated Unity Jump which takes place on Saturday January 26. The second parade took place yesterday afterno

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 14, 2013

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Row about bringing bicycle aboard Voyager to St. Barths

MARIGOT, St. Martin — There was a tug-of- war between the owner of the Voyager ferry and a female passenger as she wanted to bring her bicycle on board the vessel to St. Barth’s on Saturday evening. The incident created some commotion at the Mari

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Letter: CPA on the scene for 2013

We have been observing and assessing the mentality and attitude of the government institutions which includes the parliament of St. Maarten since 10-10-10. It is unfortunately sad that we have to inform you that our parliament still does not understa

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 28, 2012

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Leopold James in his State of the grassroots St. Martin nation address: “Politicians have abandoned and de facto betrayed us”

FRIAR’S BAY, St. Martin – “We end the year with mixed feelings; there were some positive developments but they were overshadowed by negative and depressing developments for our people,” said drs. Leopold James in his state of the grassroots S

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Government meets with Collectivité of St. Martin

St. Maarten - The first executive meeting between the Council of Ministers and the Collectivité of St. Martin was described as very “frank,” by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams yesterday. The meeting was attended by six of the seven minister

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 14, 2012

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Art Lovers exhibition at the Radisson

ANSE MARCEL--Art Lovers Association will host a special exhibition of artworks from its members at the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina and Spa from Friday until Sunday. A reception to mark the opening of the exhibition and the collaboration with Radisson

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 13, 2012

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Marigot announces stray dog action

MARIGOT – The Collectivité de Saint Martin will round up stray dogs from public roads between next Monday until the end of the month. Dog owners are advised to keep their animals at home and attached, also after the stray dog-action ends. For i

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 13, 2012

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Governor’s address: “Secure our future to honor the work of our forefathers”

BELLE PLAINE – A call to secure our future in honor of the work of our forefathers; this is how Governor drs. Eugène Holiday presented St. Maarten Day’s theme “One people, respecting the past, investing in the future” in his address on Sunda

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