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St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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Junior climbing wall at Marci’s Mega Gym

Junior climbing wall at Marci’s Mega Gym

The students are satisfied after completing their decoration of the climbing wall. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Marci’s Mega Gym in Sympson Bay has been voted the best gym for seven years in a row. Now it has added an additional att

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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Alegria Resort wants to put Dunes Casino out of business

Alegria Resort wants to put Dunes Casino out of business

  Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News – The Alegria Resort is at war with the Dunes Casino and it wants the government to revoke the gaming house’s permit. The resort has been in and out of court ever since Ray Sidhom bough

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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Moneygram office in Simpson Bay closed

Moneygram office in Simpson Bay closed

  No more Moneygram services in Simpson Bay. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop St. Maarten News - The Moneygram office in Simpson Bay that is managed by the Postal Services closed yesterday. On April 1 the Moneygram office at the Dr. Claude

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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New politicians complete good governance course

New politicians complete good governance course

  Party leaders Wycliffe Smith and Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt show their certificates. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Party leaders, Mercedes “Elektra” van der Waals-Wyatt of Hope and Wycliffe Smith of Sint Maarten Chris

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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New Era art gallery hosts exhibition

New Era art gallery hosts exhibition

  Leola Cotton. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Leola Cotton opened the New Era art gallery and school in November of last year at the Royal Palm Plaza on Front Street (between the Methodist Church and L’Escargot Restaurant).

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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Snorkel Club begins July 11

St. Maarten News – The Nature Foundation will once again offer its popular nature education snorkel club program from Wednesday July 11 to Saturday August 6.  The Nature Foundation established the program with the aim of educating local youth in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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Notary Boekhoudt speaks about family law

St. Maarten News - Notary Meredith Boekhoudt is the keynote speaker at the second lecture in the series the Law Matters to You on July 5 at the university on Pond Island. She will be speaking on the topic of wills, estate planning, and family law. T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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Holland House Beach Hotel staff gets first response certificate

St. Maarten News - Twelve management and staff members of Holland House Beach Hotel received an Emergency First Response certificate last Friday. After three days of emergency first response primary and secondary care training, provided by Sandra Vol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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“Discussions about Central Bank harm the investment climate”

    Cft-chairman Bakker: St. Maarten News – A lot of discussion about the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten is bad for the investment climate, says the chairman of the board for financial supervision Cft, Age Bakker. “It

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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Lysanne Charles after Orlando: “Stay the course, equality must be ours”

Lysanne Charles after Orlando: “Stay the course, equality must be ours”

Lysanne Charles. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (Ecade) stands with other human rights and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender organizations in mourning the loss of life that occ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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Ras Bushman part of trade mission to Surinam

Ras Bushman part of trade mission to Surinam

Part of the delegates at the trade mission in Suriname. Photo contributed. St. Maarten News – Roland Joe, aka Bushman was part of a delegation from St. Maarten that recently participated in a trade mission and congress about doing sustainab

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2016

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From inmates to graduates

From inmates to graduates

Kerry J. Wilson proudly displays the trophies he has won for his singing ability. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News - According to a ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi, “a journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet,”

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2016

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Kingdom government shoots reform proposals down

  St. Maarten News – The kingdom government has serious objections to the proposed anti-ship jumping measures the Marlin cabinet has in mind. If the government does not address these objections, Minister Ronald Plasterk (Kingdom Relations)

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2016

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Octogenarian and his wife remain behind bars

St. Maarten News – Victor A.R. and Ingrid F. remain behind bars, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday. The 81-year-old R. and his 55-year-old wife had asked the court on Wednesday for their release, citing health issues. The two suspects,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2016

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Panel discussion aims to revive agriculture

Panel discussion aims to revive agriculture

  Wifol-President Theophilus Thompson (left) and Bushman. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News – Ital Shack, the Wifol union and its educational arm Cifsef organize a panel discussion about agriculture, fishery and animal hus

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2016

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Arrindell announces rules for cross-border bus services

  St. Maarten News – The Dutch and the French side have come together to regulate trans-border bus transportation, Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication) said at Wednesday’s press briefing.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2016

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Henderson conference about life insurance

  Next week Thursday at Belair Community Center St. Maarten News – For the third consecutive year, insurance broker Henderson organizes an educational conference with top speakers of the Central Bank and three different insurance compan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2016

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St. Maarten Port present at cruise line meeting in New Orleans

  St. Maarten News - Port St. Maarten is present this week at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association PAMAC meeting in New Orleans.  PAMAC brings together the association’s platinum members for a meeting with over thirty high-ranking FC

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2016

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Franklin Meyers (UP): “Coalition left MP Lake totally out in the cold”

  St. Maarten News – Member of Parliament Maurice Lake and his appointed Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers were left totally out in the cold yesterday afternoon when the majority of Lake’s coalition members failed to show up for a parliament m

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

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Finance Minister Gibson supports Emsley Tromp

  “No facts exist to question his integrity” St. Maarten News – Minister of Finance Richard Gibson made his position clear on the publicity surrounding the integrity of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten and its President D

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

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MHF staff members complete crisis intervention training

MHF staff members complete crisis intervention training

  MHF staff members in action during their training. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - For the past 10 years, the Mental Health Foundation has provided mental health services to St. Maarten, and more recently to neighboring islands suc

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

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Dozens complete active parenting program

Dozens complete active parenting program

  The parents with their certificates. Photo contributed At Asha Stevens Hillside Christian school St. Maarten News - 42 parents (32 mothers and 10 fathers) received last week Monday certificates for completing the active parenting

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

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Monte Vista construction nears completion

Monte Vista construction nears completion

  Developer and realtors celebrate the progress of the project. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - On Friday June 10, 2016 a handful of local real estate agents gathered at Monte Vista to get a preview of one of the islands newest d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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Bianca Schladt wins Spirit of St. Martin photo contest

Bianca Schladt wins Spirit of St. Martin photo contest

The winning photo by Bianca Schladt captures The Spirit of St. Martin with a vibrant portrait brimming with unique local personality. Exhibition opens Friday in Grand Case Grand Case - Island heritage and the art of photographers of all age

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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Pension fund acknowledges problems with dossiers

Pension fund acknowledges problems with dossiers

  Pension fund chairman Harald Linkels. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Janita Monna “Embezzlement? I absolutely do not recognize that” KRALENDIJK – “Embezzlement? I absolutely do not recognize that. If the situation was really as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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Police warn about counterfeit money

St. Maarten News – Several counterfeit one-hundred dollar bills have been intercepted recently at different businesses. Police is warning against “an unknown person or groups of persons” that are attempting to purchase goods with counterfeit mo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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Reform measures could go to parliament next week

St. Maarten News – Parliament President Sarah Wescot-Williams expects to receive the draft legislation to adjust the political system this week or next week Monday the latest. If the draft arrives on time, parliament has a slot open to handle it ne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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“Tax inspectorate is understaffed, under equipped and under trained”

St. Maarten News – Finance Minister Richard Gibson repeated in a meeting of parliament yesterday that the country needs to diversify and expand its economy to build resistance against inevitable external shocks. He mentioned the development of hydr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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Dream Big Scholarships available until July 15

St. Maarten News - Eligible students residing on the island are encouraged to apply for the annual Dream BIG Scholarship, a fund dedicated to Be The Change Foundation’s late founder Erika Cannegieter. “Every student has different educational a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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Timeshare legislation ready for handling

St. Maarten News – The timeshare ordinance and the ordinance to establish the Timeshare Authority have been submitted to parliament, President Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday. The legislation is now ready for handling in the central committee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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May-Ling Chun joins UP

May-Ling Chun joins UP

  UP-leader Theo Heyliger shakes with his candidate May-Ling Chun. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Long time tourism and hospitality professional May-Ling Chun will contest the September 26 parliamentary elections with the United Peo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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One year after appeal no new date for vote buying trial

St. Maarten News – While the parliament engaged this week in a rather senseless second round of debate about – mostly – the term vote buying, the election fraud case that rocked St. Maarten in 2014 and led to accusations of class justice has se

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2016

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About the law: How conformity protects consumers

By Cor Merx, attorney at law Last week was about the refurbished products and their warranty. Today we will talk about the situation where you purchase a TV (refurbished or not) and what could happen if it is broken. Meaning: it does not work any

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Panel discussion about insurance fraud

St. Maarten News - Nagico Insurances recently partnered with the Financial Intelligence Unit to host a panel discussion about anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and fraud as it relates to St. Maarten and the insurance industry. This inform

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Fundraising drive continues for summer intensive

Fundraising drive continues for summer intensive

  From left: Lian Borsje, Marine Caillet and Anoushka Devid of the office of the Dutch Representative. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Art Saves Lives (ASL) student ambassadors Marine Caillet, Lian Borsje, Dashaun Prince and Li

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