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French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 14, 2016

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St. Maarten / St. Martin Parties sign sea border demarcation treaty

St. Maarten / St. Martin Parties sign sea border demarcation treaty

  Préfète-Déléguée Anne Laubies and Prime Minister William Marlin sign the treaty. Photo contributed Quadripartite meeting St. Maarten News - The Government of Sint Maarten hosted the third annual Quadripartite Meeting last Wednes

St. Martin Athletes compete in Carifta qualifiers

St. Maarten News - Track and Field athletes from Anguilla, French Sint Martin and Dutch St. Maarten literally stepped on the gas last Saturday during the final event that was organized by the St. Maarten Amateur Athletic Association at the Raoul Illi

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 1, 2016

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Kids Carnival lights up the streets of Marigot

Kids Carnival lights up the streets of Marigot

MARIGOT - For the second straight year, the kids’ Carnival parade on the French side started and concluded on the Rue De Hollande, just outside the Louis Vanterpool Stadium in Marigot and according to the President of the FCDSM, Jean Philippe Richa

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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St. Maarten Sport: Reputations and egos at stake as season is set to peddle off

St. Maarten News - The hardest part for any professional or amateur racing cyclists is getting back on the saddle after an extended period, the second hardest part is getting back in shape for racing at the start of a new season. When the cyclists

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 29, 2016

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Franco-Dutch Treaty committee discusses cross-border cooperation

Franco-Dutch Treaty committee discusses cross-border cooperation

  From left: Captain Aveline Fernandes, Commander Jean-Luc Deras, Chief Prosecutor Ton Maan, Udo Aaron and Johishi Romney. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The Executive Committee established to steer the execution of the Franco

Miss Pitchounette and Junior pageants: Mae-Lys and Ferrol clinch crowns

Miss Pitchounette and Junior pageants: Mae-Lys and Ferrol clinch crowns

St. Martin News: From the reactions of the almost capacity crowd inside the Festival Village in Galisbay late Sunday evening, Farlot Mae-Lys did enough to earn the crown in the Miss Pitchounette category. The same can be said about Shaliyah Ferro

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 20, 2016

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Arnell sounds the alarm about zika epidemic

MARIGOT – Senator Guillaume Arnell has expressed his concerns about the outbreak of the zika virus to the French Minister of Public Health, Marisol Tourraine. In a letter dated January 19, Arnell says that he is concerned about the development o

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 18, 2015

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Daniel Gibbs about a painful year: “Put true meaning to the Friendly Island”

  MARIGOT, St. Martin – “This year 2015 was a painful one at a societal point of view: The terrible November 13 attacks in France of course, but also those in Mali, in Tunisia, in the United States ... reminds us of how much our society m

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 3, 2015

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Patricia Chance-Duzant: Restore Grand Case bridge to traditional design

Patricia Chance-Duzant: Restore Grand Case bridge to traditional design

  Attorney Patricia Chance-Duzant (center) holds an enlarged image of the traditional Grand Case bridge design during a demonstration in Grand Case with supporters of the bridge’s restoration. Photo contributed St. Maarten – The tradi

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 1, 2015

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Daniel Gibbs about the aftermath of Paris: “Our territories deserve the same protection”

Daniel Gibbs about the aftermath of Paris: “Our territories deserve the same protection”

Congressman Daniel Gibbs during yesterday’s press conference. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar MARIGOT, St. Martin – “I welcome that the state of emergency was extended to the overseas territories,” Congressman Daniel Gibbs (Union pour la Demo

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2015

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French St. Martin: Protest against Plan Local d’Urbanisme (PLU) yields results

French St. Martin: Protest against Plan Local d’Urbanisme (PLU) yields results

  A roadblock in St. James. Photo Today / Leo Brown Arnell: “We’ll go back to the drawing board” MARIGOT, St. Martin — The Second Vice President of the Collectivité Guillaume Arnell has agreed to revisit the Plan Local d’Urba

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 19, 2015

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Firm resistance against PLU at French Quarter meeting

  FRENCH QUARTER—The residents of French Quarter who attended the meeting on the Plan Local d’Urbanisme (PLU) claim the plan is an effort by the Collectivité of Saint Martin to reclaim their ancestral land. They said that they are prepar

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 19, 2015

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French St. Martin Tourist campaign appeals to feelings

MARIGOT - The Saint-Martin Tourism Office has presented its new communication campaign, in partnership with Atout France and Horizon Bleu, their communication agency. This new campaign has three goals: to create preference for the island of Saint-Ma

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 14, 2015

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French St. Martin up in arms against urban planning

Marigot, Saint Martin - Representatives of all six districts on the French side will be present at a press conference in French Quarter today where they protest against the P.L.U. – the Plan Local d’Urbanisme, the government’s plan for urban p

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 5, 2015

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Green brigade tackles seaweed at Cul de Sac

Green brigade tackles seaweed at Cul de Sac

  There is still Sargassum seaweed left on the parking lot in Cul-de-Sac and the place still stinks to high heaven. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar CUL-DE-SAC – The green brigade deployed by the Collectivité d’Outremer de Saint Martin has

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 5, 2015

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Non au betonnage: The French go to war over urban planning

Non au betonnage: The French go to war over urban planning

  The flyer the association is handing out to citizens on the French side. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar MARIGOT/St. Martin – PLU has rapidly become an offensive word on the French side. The letters stand for Plan Local d’Urbanisme – th

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Soualiga Grassroots Movement rallies around Natigua Stephen

Soualiga Grassroots Movement rallies around Natigua Stephen

  Members of the Soualiga Grassroots Movement, from left: Freddy Richardson, Horace Whit, X-Ray, Natigua Stephen and Ras Mystic. Photo Today / Andrew Dick Ras Mystic: “Other suffer from the same treatment”   MARIGOT – “A

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 28, 2015

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Remembering Frank Mingo: “A force to be reckoned with”

Remembering Frank Mingo: “A force to be reckoned with”

  Frank Mingo holding his one of his sons on vacation. Photo contributed St. Maarten / By Andrew Dick - The late Frank Mingo was a force to be reckoned with says Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs who served with him in the Netherlands Antilles

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 4, 2015

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Commercial center Aventura another boost for Hope Estate

Commercial center Aventura another boost for Hope Estate

  Construction of Aventura in Hope Estate is still in the early stages. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar   HOPE ESTATE, St. Martin – The Zone Artisanale et Commerciale (ZAC) in Hope Estate on the French side is about to get another boost w

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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US reiki master steals work from local painter Tihanyi

St. Martin – Painter Stephy Tihanyi is incensed that Teri van Horn, a Texan reiki master has used the image of one of her paintings without permission on her web site and on her Face book page healinglightonline. When the artist called Van Horn on

Schoelcher commemoration in Grand Case: Chance-Duzant wants “support for the little things we ask”

Schoelcher commemoration in Grand Case: Chance-Duzant wants “support for the little things we ask”

Attorney Patricia Chance-Duzant is on a roll during her address. Photo Today / Leo Brown         GRAND CASE, St. Martin – Victor Schoelcher, the 19th-century abolitionist writer who had a large influence on the abol

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 16, 2015

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Decorations for gendarmes and firefighters – Endearingly French: celebrating the Fourteenth of July in Marigot

Monsieur Boussat and Madame Fabreaux of the Veterans Association at the wreath laying. Behind to the right are President Aline Hanson and Préfète Anne Lobiès. Photo Today / Leo Brown MARIGOT – Less than an hour before the wreath laying ceremo

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 11, 2015

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Young man gunned down in Sandy Ground

Sandy Ground, St. Martin—One man in his early twenties is dead from gunshot wounds and his shooter wanted for questioning following an altercation in Sandy Ground that begun around 10pm on Friday night. On Friday at approximately 9:15pm, Kern He

Arrowroot tradition lives on in Colombier

COLOMBIER – The Nature Valley Association of Colombier held its annual Arrowroot Jollification on Saturday. From early in the morning, villagers were busy uprooting a field in the center of the village to collect the precious arrowroots. As the

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 23, 2015

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French Officers going high tech: Will Go Pro cameras become the norm?

St. Maarten - The noticeable presence of a Go pro camera affixed to the uniform of an officer from the French side of the island raises more questions than answers, but the biggest question is, was the decision by that officer personal or has it bee

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Grand  Case comes alive with Tuesday night fete

St. Martin - For the second straight week, the main street in the busy thoroughfare of Grand Case was closed to traffic for a few hours and during that spell, revelers, shoppers and party goers had the opportunity to interact under the theme, Saint

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

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