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French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 9, 2014

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SXM Autism organizes tombola

MARIGOT – SXM Autism organizes a tombola during the festive season with a four day stay for two people in New York – between May 1 and June 30 - as the main prize. Other prizes are a Haier D85 tablet and a dinner for two at Sol et Luna in Mont Ve

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 25, 2014

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Autism awareness-training underway

MARIGOT, St. Martin - The SXM Autism Association organizes this week and in early December autism awareness trainings in partnership with the National Education, General Social Security Fund (SSTC) of Guadeloupe and Sessad Northern Islands - a servic

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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St. Maarten Police escort armed Gendarmes to French border due to no permission to carry weapons on St. Maarten

St. Maarten —Four armed Gendarmes were yesterday escorted to the border by police from Dutch St. Maarten, in what many view as retaliation for the embarrassment suffered by Dutch police at the hands of Gendarmerie on St. Maarten Day. At approxim

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

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Soualiga Grassroots Movement wants moratorium on residence permits

Marigot, St. Martin – The Soualiga Grassroots Movement is urging the government of the Collectivité Saint Martin, along with Préfet Philippe Chopin, to institute an immediate moratorium on the “indiscriminate issuance of residence permits”, c

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 3, 2014

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No ebola travel ban in place on French St. Martin

St. Maarten –No ebola travel plan has been put in place on French St. Martin, although officials there have said they have three levels when dealing with a suspected case of ebola. Dutch St. Maarten issued an ebola travel ban on October 27. Col

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 3, 2014

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Casting call men, women and children

St. Maarten - A casting call for men, women and children has been issued by the Saint-Martin Tourism Office, the Collectivité of Saint-Martin, SXM ARTISTS and Caribproduction for actors in an upcoming police series to be shot on St. Martin. The

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 3, 2014

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French St. Martin to increase gas margin

MARIGOT/St. Martin - The Territorial Council of the Collectivité will be initiating efforts to collect their margin on the gasoline in taxes from the Petrol Stations. President of the Collectivite Aline Henson said in an interview following the Terr

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 31, 2014

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Territorial Council to regulate concessions are Orient Bay

St. Martin / MARIGOT---The Collectivité of St. Martin is using the opportunity presented by the destruction of hurricane Gonzalo to regulate the concessions at the Orient Beach which has been in question for many years. The persons who occupy the

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 29, 2014

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Dutch Kingdom prepared to discuss cooperation with France

“No concrete proposal received to talk about this issue” THE HAGUE / St. Maarten – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague says that it is perfectly willing to discuss with France ways to improve the cooperation between the Dutch and F

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2014

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Committee hints at border controls and visa requirements: French want to dump Treaty of Concordia

St. Maarten – French politicians are contemplating canceling the Treaty of Concordia, closing the border between French and Dutch St. Maarten and introducing visa requirements if the Netherlands does not take measures to stop the economic bleeding

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 28, 2014

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Helicopter service officially launched at Grand Case

Grand Case / St. Martin - Tourists to the island will be able to better enjoy visiting the different sites by using the helicopter service that was officially launched at the Grand Case Airport on Friday evening. According to the Chairman of Corail

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

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Hostage taken and nearly 20 shots fired in daring daylight armed robbery

MARIGOT---A gun fight between Gendarme and suspects in a daring daylight armed robbery with over 17 bullets fired and a brief hostage situation during the commission and attempted escape of  this heist, resulted in the streets of Marigot resembling

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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Gonzalo proved St. Martin storm proofing efforts are on track

GRAND CASE—Hurricane Gonzalo is being viewed as a test that proved that St. Martin’s efforts at storm proofing are on track, according to president of the St. Martin Tourism Office Jeanne Vanterpool, who said that St. Martin is open for business

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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St. Martin’s Vice President Guillaume Arnel receives French medal of merit

CONCORDIA—Vice President of the Collectivité Guillaume Jacques Arnel received the prestigious Medal of Merit from the President of the Republic of France. He was pinned with the medal by Prefét Philippe Chopin at a ceremony held at the Chamber of

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

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