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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Shoot Hoops completes projects in St. Peters

Shoot Hoops completes projects in St. Peters

  Youngsters brighten up the hood in St. Peters. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The Shoot Hoops Not Guns campaign continued with a rewarding weekend of community projects in St. Peters. After listening to the community’s dreams,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Minister Meyers: Process for the establishment of zoning plans will continue

St. Maarten News - The process to establish zoning plans will continue, Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers announced in a press release.  Up to now, only draft zoning plans for Simpson Bay, Cul de Sac and Cay Hill – Little Bay were placed on public revie

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Theo Heyliger criticizes government  for repeated power outages

Theo Heyliger criticizes government for repeated power outages

  Some Gebe generators are in a bad condition. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar   St. Maarten News - The seemingly extensive mechanical and other problems faced by the Gebe power plant are taking a toll on the economy and putting additi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Thirteen St. Maarten students to summer intensive programs in the US

Thirteen St. Maarten students to summer intensive programs in the US

  These students will go to the United States this summer. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts says that thirteen of its students have been accepted into summer intensive programs in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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MP Frans Richardson sounds the alarm: Social media messages: kill the prime minister

St. Maarten News - Messages on social media suggest killing the prime minister, members of parliament and their corrupted friends, MP Frans Richardson said during a meeting of parliament about vote buying. While Richardson considered there threats fa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Dispute over illegal building at Bobby’s Marina continues

Dispute over illegal building at Bobby’s Marina continues

  [caption id="attachment_34355" align="alignnone" width="550"] DCIM100MEDIADJI_0017.JPG[/caption] The illegal filling in of Great Bay by Bobby’s Marina. Photo contributed Vromi-ministry’s term to answer Dock Maarten expires nex

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Largest cruise ship in the world Harmony of the Seas to St. Maarten in November

Largest cruise ship in the world Harmony of the Seas to St. Maarten in November

Harmony of the Seas. Photo RCL St. Maarten News - Port St. Maarten will welcome the Oasis class cruisxe vessel Harmony of the Seas, now considered the world’s largest cruise ship of Royal Caribbean Lines in November when it makes its inaugu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Breast health session at the university

  St. Maarten News - Collective Preventation Services (CPS) and the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in collaboration with the Positive Foundation host a breast cancer awareness information session entitled “Bre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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PM Marlin at 175th anniversary celebration:  “The Catholic Church has shown tremendous faith in St. Maarten”

PM Marlin at 175th anniversary celebration: “The Catholic Church has shown tremendous faith in St. Maarten”

  Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday with Bishop Secco, Prime Minister William Marlin and a second church dignitary. Photo contributed   St. Maarten News – Prime Minister William Marlin addressed the congregation of the Catholic Chur

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Nature Foundation survey shows:  Forty percent seek medical assistance after dump fires

Nature Foundation survey shows: Forty percent seek medical assistance after dump fires

  The toxic fumes from a landfill fire on April 15 loom over Philipsburg. Photo courtesy Nature Foundation / Robert Cijntje   St. Maarten News – A survey by the Nature Foundation among 500 respondents has confirmed what everybod

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Nature Foundation concerned about parking on the beach

Nature Foundation concerned about parking on the beach

Aerial shot of cars parked on Great Bay Beach. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is concerned about increased parking and driving on Great Bay Beach, particularly during turtle nesting season. The vibrations

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Enthusiasm about school tennis project

St. Maarten News - The Country Club at Port De Plaisance in collaboration with the school manager Stuart Johnson of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School teamed up for a special physical education project that began on February 2. Since th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Dr. Cherina Fleming obtains PhD at Erasmus University

Dr. Cherina Fleming obtains PhD at Erasmus University

Dr. Cherina Fleming receives her PhD from the panel of nine professors. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - By Michael R. Granger - In the presence of her family, daughter of the soil Cherina Fleming obtained her PhD in molecular medicine from th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Brothels balk at interim solution country offers

  Clubs are desperately low on girls St. Maarten News – The Court in First Instance will pronounce its verdict in the dispute over work permits for prostitutes between nine brothels and the government next week Friday. After almost a mo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Richard Branson comes to St. Maarten for shark conservation talks

St. Maarten News – Sir Richard Branson, the iconic founder of the Virgin Group, will be in St. Maarten on June 15 for a conference about shark conservation. The conference is a follow up to the PEW Charitable Trusts conference Branson organized in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Many questions about hurricane pass policy

St. Maarten News – The Office of Disaster Management that falls under the Ministry of General Affairs, has received many queries related to the change in policy regarding requesting a hurricane pass. The change in policy is to improve safety on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Sunwing Group wants large all-inclusive hotel on St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism and Economic Affairs) is negotiating with the Sunwing Group about the construction of a 450-room 5-star all-inclusive hotel in St. Maarten. The minister mentioned the project as one of many e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Minister visits Rain Forest Adventures project

Minister visits Rain Forest Adventures project

  Minister Meyers inspects an interior part of the Rain Forest project. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers visited the Emilio Wilson Estate last Friday to view the Rain Forest Adventures Eco Adventure P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Simpson Bay Lagoon gets health injection

Simpson Bay Lagoon gets health injection

  This time, a dredging company is actually filling up holes in the bed of the Simpson Bay Lagoon. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been cooperating with the government, marinas and dredging compa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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TelEm management highlights fiber to the home project

St. Maarten News - TelEm Group management marked of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day yesterday by spotlighting ongoing plans to create an island-wide fiber optic network that will revolutionize telecommunication services on St. M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Real estate market shows signs of strength

Real estate market shows signs of strength

  Artist’s impression of the Blueberry Hill project. Image ireteam.com Jagtiani: “Blueberry Hill project sold out” St. Maarten News – “The local real estate market is showing signs of recovery after years of suffering from

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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No enthusiasm in St. Maarten parliament for legalizing marijuana

St. Maarten News – There is no great enthusiasm in the parliament for legalizing marijuana. That is the conclusion of yesterday’s meeting where Freedom Fighters Foundation President Roland Joe, aka Bushman, accompanied by archeologist Dr. Jay Hav

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Interval info-exchange seminar  “Future looks bright for the timeshare industry”

Interval info-exchange seminar “Future looks bright for the timeshare industry”

  Howard Nusbaum, President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar   St. Maarten News – “The comfort of knowing what the rules are is as important as what the rules are.” With that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2016

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“Tourists are searching in vain for  authentic St. Maarten products”

“Tourists are searching in vain for authentic St. Maarten products”

  The Hope-team on Front Street; from left: Jacinto Mock, Loekie Morales and Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – “Tourists are searching in vain for authentic St. Maarten products.” That is in one cent

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2016

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Eye specialists see over 1,300 patients

Eye specialists see over 1,300 patients

Would be patients that missed the opportunity to see any of the visiting eye specialists gather to hear the announcement that was made by St Maarten Rotary Club President, Jeffrey Sochrin after they realized that the specialists were unable to see an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2016

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St. Maarten Recycling and garbage storage: Minister Meyers presents two garbage solutions

St. Maarten Recycling and garbage storage: Minister Meyers presents two garbage solutions

  Minister Meyers visited the Renewable Energy Facility in West Palm Beach. Photo swa.org St. Maarten News – Recycling 30 percent of all garbage and compacting, wrapping up and storing the rest and use it as fuel as soon as the waste-to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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Henderson Insurances marks its twentieth anniversary

Henderson Insurances marks its twentieth anniversary

  The team of Henderson Insurances. Photo contributed   Open house  Wednesday St. Maarten News – Henderson Insurances celebrates its twentieth anniversary Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m., with an open house at its offices

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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RBC Bank not allowed to cut ties with casinos

RBC Bank not allowed to cut ties with casinos

  The Hollywood Casino remains a client at RBC Royal Bank, just like the Jump Up Casino and Casino Rouge et Noir. Photo google.com “No proof for ties with Italian mafia” St. Maarten News – RBC Royal Bank is not allowed to ter

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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Breastfeeding Café next Wednesday

  St. Maarten News – The third Breastfeeding Café will be held next Wednesday, hosted by the Collective Prevention Services (CPS).  The objective is to promote breastfeeding by sharing information and discuss challenges for soon to-be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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The Spirit of St. Martin - Photo contest open  until month’s end

The Spirit of St. Martin – Photo contest open  until month’s end

  [caption id="attachment_34286" align="alignnone" width="550"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] The Simpson Bay Bridge. Photo entered into the 2015 heritage competition by Monika Zach GRAND CASE, St. Martin - People of all ages are inv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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St. Maarten Carnival director Mike Granger looks back

St. Maarten Carnival director Mike Granger looks back

  SCDF-Director Mike Granger. Photo contributed. “We are not a bunch of know-it-alls” St. Maarten News – “Much of the growth and success of Carnival over the last five years can be attributed to the fact that young, local e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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“When Europe sneezes, the Caribbean might catch a cold”

“When Europe sneezes, the Caribbean might catch a cold”

  From left to right: Dr. Nilda Arduin, Günther Kräuter (Secretary General IOI, Austria), Diane Welborn (Vice Chair IOI, Ohio, USA), Otiendo Amollo (Ombudsman Kenya), Maria Bueyo Diez (Ombudsman La Rioja, Italy). Photo contributed Om

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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Practice run culinary team at the Infinity Restaurant

Practice run culinary team at the Infinity Restaurant

  The braised sirloin flank steak was the main entrée for the fundraising dinner. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Infinity Restaurant at Oyster Bay Beach Resort played host to the 2016 St. Maarten Culinary Team first fundraising dinn

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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Carib-a-Travel offers first medical trip to Medellin

St. Maarten News – Medical tourism seems to develop in the opposite direction for the first time with an offer from Carib-a-Travel for a ‘medical or vacation’ trip to Medellin in Colombia. The trip, at a cost of $950 a head, is from June 4 to 1

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2016

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Margaret Hawthorne new US Consul General

Margaret Hawthorne new US Consul General

  WILLEMSTAD - The United States Consulate General in Curacao announced the appointment of Margaret Hawthorne as the US Consul General to Curacao and Chief of Mission to Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.

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