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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

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 12, 2012

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St. Maarten Day celebration – Leaders focus on cooperation

FRENCH QUARTER—The St. Maarten Day celebrations hosted by the Collectivité of St. Martin began with an ecumenical church service at the Methodist Church in French Quarter yesterday. Following the wreath laying ceremonies at the border monument in

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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French delegates return from tourism conference

St. Martin - “The French side of the island can remain competitive as a major regional tourist destination with innovative and smart projects involving young people, tradition and culture.” This was the general consensus after a delegation from t

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 9, 2012

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Roderick Halley receives his ID card from Leopold James

Roderick Halley receives his ID card from Leopold James

Roderick Halley receives his ID card from Leopold JamesMARIGOT, St. Martin -Roderick Halley and Maria Chemont received their cultural identification cards for their contributions as St. Martiners to the community by the coordinator of the St. Martin

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 5, 2012

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Open house at EDF power plant tomorrow

Open house at EDF power plant tomorrow

MARIGOT, St. Martin - The public will have the opportunity to visit the EDF (Electricité de France) power plant tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the company’s open house. The 5 hour open house will include a bilingual (English and French) gu

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Parents urged to pay school meal tickets

MARIGOT, St. Martin - The Collectivité de St. Martin is appealing to the parents to contribute to the meals program that affords all children to have a meal at school on a daily basis. The Collectivité is presently providing some 4,500 meals to the

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Richardson initiates study into gasoline taxes

MARIGOT - The €18 million that the Collectivité received recently from France is a cash advance on the projected taxes for six years without any interest added to the principal amount, President Alain Richardson said. These funds are part of an ar

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 1, 2012

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Overseas territories call for financial assistance

Marigot, St. Martin - There has been a call for a financial plan because of the high unemployment in the overseas territories at a meeting of the presidents of these territories which in the Azores. Collectivité President Alain Richardson said it is

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 1, 2012

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Action against rental cars on Marigot waterfront underway

MARIGOT, St. Martin—It is not acceptable that the car rental companies are taking over the parking facilities at the Marigot waterfront, the president of the Collectivité Alain Richardson says.  “I find it irresponsible and unbearable the way t

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 1, 2012

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St. Martin Collectivité gets millions from France

MARIGOT---The Collectivité of St. Martin has received a financial injection from the French Government of €18 million. President Alain Richardson said that prior to his departure to Paris there was about €100,000 in the government’s coffers wh

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

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By bye Boo Boo Jam

ORIENT BAY – The fire that destroyed the popular beach hangout and dance club Boo Boo Jam on Wednesday night ended an era that started seventeen years ago when Rubert Beauperthuy built the establishment. Investigators confirmed to this newspaper th

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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COM-President Richardson offers condolences “A heartbreaking and painful experience”

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Alain Richardson, President of the Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin joined leaders on the Dutch side in offering condolences to the King family. In a statement issued yesterday, Richardson offered the condolences on

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2012

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La Belle Creole beach cleaned up – Hundreds of volunteers at coastal cleanup

NETTLE BAY- The 2012 International Coastal Cleanup organized by the St. Maarten Pride Foundation and the French side hiking group SXM Trails attracted hundreds of volunteers yesterday morning. They cleared a huge amount of debris from La Belle Creole

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 17, 2012

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Extreme heat and drought cause two brush fires in French side

ORIENT BAY – A large brush fire near the turnoff from the Route Nationale 7 to Le Galion and Club Orient on the French side of the island threw a thick blanket of smoke over the road for hours and destroyed a large part of greenery. The fire brigad

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Coach Jimmy Saincine: “Don’t give up on your children”

St. Maarten / By Torana Granston -At 6 feet 2 inches, French national Jimmy Saincine has towered above his past circumstances to emerge an inspiration to many children in Marigot and the surrounding areas. The lot behind Skanki’s Bar and Restauran

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Grand Case-based airlines are facing fierce competition

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Airlines operating out of the Grand Case airport are faced with serious competition especially where it pertains to St. Barths. There is the ferry service that operates out of the Oyster Pond area, and the commuter service that

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Deadline for Grand Case airport project is December 31 – Arnell wants to get the ball rolling for landowner

Marigot, St. Martin - The deadline for the start of the expansion project of the Grand Case Airport is December 31. Vice President Guillaume Arnell said in an interview with this newspaper. The Grand Case airport is now being managed by a private co

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 6, 2012

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Landowner Lawrence knows nothing about airport expansion

Landowner Lawrence knows nothing about airport expansion

GRAND CASE, St. Martin - The expansion of the Grand Case airport in L’Esperance is expected to begin by the end of this year, but so far no contact has been made with Rex Allen Lawrence who owns the property the Collectivité needs to realize the p

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 2, 2012

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Richardson: Saint Martin open for business

MARIGOT—“Saint-Martin is open for business, more than elsewhere,” was the message that the St. Martin delegation to NABHOOD led by President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson took to the hoteliers and other business people at the NABHOOD In

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2012

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St. Martin Book Fair gifts for the elderly, students and prisoners

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT- President of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) Jacqueline Sample says gifts of the ‘Cuisine is culture’ poster and a book of St. Martin poetry are making the rounds as part of the program to generate more public awareness of the

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2012

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Jean Jarreau named Dolphin Wear’s official Caribbean agent

Jean Jarreau named Dolphin Wear’s official Caribbean agent

MARIGOT - St. Martin based company Jean Jarreau Sailing Wear and Dolphin Wear, which is based in Antibes, France jointly announced a new partnership agreement on Thursday. The well-known European leader in yacht and crew uniforms has appointed JJ Sai

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 25, 2012

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Athletes return from France with gold and silver medals

Athletes return from France with gold and silver medals

Richardson promises to invest more President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson (second left) poses with the Speedy Plus delegation after they arrived at the Grand Case Airport.GRAND CASE, St. Martin - Several athletes who represented St. M

Few injured, but many shaken at Loterie Farm

Few injured, but many shaken at Loterie Farm

PIC PARADIS, St. Martin - The serenity of the Pic Paradis hillside was disturbed on Thursday morning as the island barely averted a major disaster. It looked like a case of life imitating art like the movie Speed, as the driver of a 49 seater tour bu

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Collectivité calls for preparedness during the hurricane season

Collectivité calls for preparedness during the hurricane season

From left Director of Technical Services Patrick Lentz, Vice president Louis Fleming and Director of the Security Commission Annick Williams during the press conference that was held at the Hotel de la Collectivite on Thursday morning.  Marigot, St

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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French St. Martin begins converting Dutch St. Maarten driver licenses

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Vice president in charge of the Community and Sustainable Development Guillame Arnell and Territorial Councilor with responsibility for transport Louis Fleming presented Melvin Hunt Jr. and Emile Larmony with French drivers lice

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Youth central in Bastille Day commemorations

MARIGOT, St. Martin – This year’s Bastille Day celebrations, which was themed “Youth and Excellence”, placed heavy focus on young people. Some 40 percent of St. Martin’s population is under 25 and there are roughly 10, 000 young people in e

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Team Dragon Blast wins sand castle competition

ORIENT BAY – Team Dragon Blast beat out eight other teams Sunday to win Lady B’s Sand Blast sand castle competition. They won a golden bucket after their dragon beat out sculptures of a sea turtle and Sponge Bob Squarepants. The competition mean

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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French St. Martin banks seeing recovery signs

St. Martin - A new report shows that there money markets in St. Martin started showing signs of a rebound in the first quarter of the year. The report covers developments with loans and bank deposits. The amount of outstanding loans was 224.7 milli

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Radisson Blu Resort benefits from multi-million dollar upgrade

ANSE MARCEL, St. Martin - The Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin is having a very good year, according to Jean-Marc Jalbert, general manager. The 252-room property reopened last winter after a seven-month, $53 million renovation, Gay Na

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