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French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 10, 2012

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Richardson wants new partnership with Europe

BRUSSELS/MARIGOT – President of the Collectivité de St. Martin Alain Richardson has called for new partnership arrangements between the European Union and both sides of St. Maarten. The call was made at a recent meeting between Ultra-Peripheral Te

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

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New school put on hold

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Plans to build a new school in La Savanne at a cost 19 million euro have been put on hold because they are no longer considered feasible. Vice President Guillaume Arnell announced recently that the Collectivité cannot carry the

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

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Concerns about finances remain after Lurel misses meeting

MARIGOT, St. Martin — There has been no leeway with regard to the dire financial situation of the Collectivité during the recent meetings that was held in Paris, President Alain Richardson said at a recent press conference. The high powered delega

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

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Cocks meets farmers on challenges and working conditions

Cocks meets farmers on challenges and working conditions

Vice-President in charge of Community and Economic Development Wendel Cocks (second right) and two technocrats Janice Carti (second left) and Alfred Flanders (left) met farmers like this one last Saturday to get a first hand view of their challen

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

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Letter: R U Ok with this?

French is the official language of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). Since Rene Descartes, the French have always described all manner of existence and meaning of life by putting things in boxes - but not post boxes. This explains perhaps why mail fo

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

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French St. Martin does massive promotion in New York

French St. Martin does massive promotion in New York

(left to right) President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson and director of the Office du Tourisme Silviane John pose with two of the agency’s staffers in their booth at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week in New Yor

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Préfecture threatens Le Shore beach bar & restaurant with closure

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The préfecture has issued yet another warning to Le Shore, a beach bar and restaurant in Sandy Bay outside Marigot on the way to the lowlands, after neighborhood residents filed new complaints about noise pollution. The prefe

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

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French open festival with music debate

MARIGOT – A panel discussion on the effects of music on St. Martin Youths and a discussion around the St. Martin songs: “Oh sweet Saint Martin Land” and “St. Martin is my home” will serve to open a music festival being hosted by the Section

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 19, 2012

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Application for ticket bursary open

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Collectivité announced Monday that the responsibility for handing requests for funding assistance for students travelling out of the region to study has been transferred to the Human Development Sector in the Directorate

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

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Gibbs beats Arnell in legislative elections

Gibbs beats Arnell in legislative elections

Vice President of the Territorial Council Guillaume ArnellMARIGOT - Even though Vice President of the Territorial Council Guillaume Arnell was the overall winner on St. Martin in Saturday’s legislative elections he lost his bid for the French S

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

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St. Martin’s first deputy sits in opposition

RRR has “no interest” in Gibbs MARIGOT- Daniel Gibbs has been elected the Deputy for St. Martin and St. Barths in the National Assembly. The announcement was made by President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson on Saturday at the end of the

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 15, 2012

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Richardson endorses Arnell in key address

MARIGOT - President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson has called on the 70 percent of the voters who did not vote in the first round of the Legislative Elections last Saturday to go to the polls and cast their votes this weekend. In his State of

French St. Martin News, Opinion - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Letter: Hope versus despair

Dear Editor, This election on French St. Martin is about hope verses despair. Despair means the loss of hope or hopelessness. This election is one of the nastiest elections French St. Martin has ever seen. It includes racism, discrimination, wi

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

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Union for Progress endorses Arnell

MARIGOT - More support keeps coming in for the Triple R candidate Guillaume Arnell who is contesting the Legislative Elections for the Deputy in the French Senate. The latest support comes from vice president of the Union for Progress Felicia Baly-St

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

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Opinion: Sheep control (Naturist Beach, nudism)

The Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin opened the offensive against naturism on its beaches earlier this year by placing signs that read: Naturism Prohibited. One of those signs stands at the end of the Club Orient Beach in Orient Bay. It’

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

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Mussington predicts disasters if Gibbs wins second round

MARIGOT / By Andrew Bishop – Leader of the Movement for the Advancement of the People (Map) Louis Mussington has warned that it will be disastrous for the Collectivite de St. Martin if Daniel Gibbs wins the bid to be St. Martin’s first Deputy in

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

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Radio St Martin hosts 12 hour show

MARIGOT – Radio St Martin and youth comedy program The Andrew Dick show hosts a radio slumber party on Friday, from the studios of Radio St Martin in Marigot. The show is meant to entertain and test the young people of both sides of the island. I

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

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Gibbs calls for high turnout in legislative elections

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Daniel Gibbs, who leads Team Daniel Gibbs, believes a high turnout in this Saturday’s first round of the parliamentary elections will send a clear message to national institutions in Paris that the island wants more attentio

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

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Students have life changing experience with regional author

Students have life changing experience with regional author

St. Maarten Academy high school students are like a youthful crown above the heads of their elders at the symposium of the 10th annual St. Martin Book Fair (L-R, seated): author Fabian Badejo, HNP president Jacqueline Sample, noted Caribbean sch

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

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Letter: RRR: A communist agenda

Dear Editor, I must now admit I have made a major mistake in voting for RRR on St. Martin. Trust, to me, is an essential value in a relationship. When I voted for the RRR party especially for Mr. President Alain Richardson, as a man of God, I exp

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

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Section of Rue de Hollande closes mid June

Section of Rue de Hollande closes mid June

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The section of Rue de Hollande between Rue Kennedy and Rue Doigt de Gant will be closed from June 11 to October 11 to allow for the complete upgrade of the roadway, communication, electrical and other networks as well as the

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2012

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French St. Martin to research exact date of slavery abolishment

AGREMENT, St. Martin ---The French side of St. Martin celebrated the 164th anniversary of the abolition of slavery on Sunday with a cultural manifestation which included dance, songs and poetry that depicted the days of slavery on St. Maarten. The co

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

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French St. Martin commemorates abolishment of slavery

AGREMENT, St. Martin – The French side of our island commemorated yesterday the 164th anniversary of the abolishment of slavery in Agrément where the statue of Lady Liberty took center stage. Wreaths were laid by Collectivité President Alain Rich

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

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Beach cleanup contractor causes pollution Orient Bay, St. Martin

MOUNT VERNON, St. Martin – The Réserve Naturelle is looking for witnesses to establish who opened the channel from the Etang de Chevrise to the open sea in Orient Bay and caused polluted water to flow through it. However, last Monday the contracto

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

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PM attends St. Louis Fete “It it takes a village to defend our culture”

ST. LOUIS/RAMBAUD - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams celebrated the St. Louis Fete with the residents of Rambaud and St. Louis on Sunday. The event featured a formal program including a church service, speeches given by dignitaries of both St. Ma

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

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President Richardson gets official book fair poster

MARIGOT- The St. Martin Book Fair Committee presented Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin President Alain Richardson on Wednesday with the official poster for the fair. The Collectivité is a partner of the 10th annual St. Martin Book Fair,

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

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Businessman Jacques Hamlet candidate in June 9 elections

MARIGOT---“The entire St. Martin needs to be treated better,” said Jacques “Billy D” Hamlet for his reason that he is contesting the upcoming legislative elections on June 9. Hamlet who is no stranger to the polls had started his militancy at

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

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The book fair is almost there: George Lamming on Rodney, Wena Poon on Books are Boring

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT — Barbadian George Lamming will head the Presidents’ forum at the University of St. Martin on June 2 during the tenth annual Book Fair. Lamming, described in a press release by the organization as an “illustrious Caribbean nov

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 15, 2012

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Tallahassee Foundation visits Collectivité de St. Martin

TALLAHASSEE - Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation director Arthur Lugisse assisted eight delegates of the city of Tallahassee during a recent rest and relaxation visit to the island. One of the visits Lugisse coordinated was a meeting with Collectivi

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 15, 2012

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Collectivité de St. Martin issues ban on swimming at Le Galion

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Collectivité issued a ban on swimming at Le Galion for 48 hours yesterday. Due to the heavy rainfall the salt ponds at Orient have overflown and streamed into the sea at Le Galion. This causes potential pollution at Le Ga

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

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Be Wise kids make eco-hike with basketball coach Arey

MARIGOT - In cooperation with the Réserve Naturelle of Saint Martin and the Brigade for the prevention of juvenile delinquency BPDJ children of the Be Wise Foundation and the Basketball Association of Saint Martin set out for an eco-citizen hike tha

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2012

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Smart 2012 gets European and South American attention

MARIGOT- One hundred and fifteen delegates have signed up thus far to participate in this year’s St. Maarten – St. Martin Annual Regional Tradeshow (Smart).  This was revealed at the final stakeholders meeting held on May 3 at L'Office du

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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Regional and local athletes share limelight with some of the best

SANDY GROUND - The international track and field event hosted by the Speedy Plus Club which was held at the Alberic Richards Stadium in Sandy Ground last Saturday received high praise from Collectivité President Alain Richardson and Prime Minister S

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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No survivors after plane crashes near Le Galion

GRAND CASE/St. Martin — A medical emergency flight crashed near Le Galion on the French side early Saturday morning shortly after take-off from the airport in Grand Case, killing all four aboard, including a honeymooning cruise ship passenger from

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

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Rotary Mid Isle gets three awards

St. Maarten - The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten-Mid Isle received three awards at the recently held District 7020 Conference in Haiti. The Club received the Platinum Distinguished Governor’s Award for their outstanding dedicated service during the Ro

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