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Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2016

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Killing the murderer of tourist. Was justice served?

St. Maarten News - By Milton G Pieters —All lives matters is one of the mantras being widely discussed in the United States now in light of the current racial tension. That question could also be applied to the murder suspect in the Wendy Montulet

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2016

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Sarah Wescot: New hospital on gov’t’s agenda

St. Maarten News —The construction of a new hospital is one of several projects in the pipeline for the current government, according to President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams. At press conference yesterday, Mrs. Wescot-Williams explained th

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 20, 2016

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Hendrik Ekema kicks his way into the record books for St. Maarten

St. Maarten News—After winning two gold medals in the side and back kicking, Henderikus (EH) Ekema closed off the final day of the World Taekwondo championships with a bronze from a pool of 60 competitors. It has been six years since Ekema has not

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2016

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School Bus controls begin July 20

St. Maarten News —The Inspectorate of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (TEAT) has informed all School Bus Operators (SBOs) that the annual control of school buses commences on July 20, 2016 up to August 10th 2016. The insp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2016

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Strange shooting incident on Peppermint Drive

St. Maarten News—The Detective Department is presently investigating a shooting incident which took place on Thursday July 14th at approximately 1.00 p.m. A 34 year old female victim told detectives that she was called to her home on Peppermint Dri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2016

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UP MP Franklin Meyers blasts gov’t on GEBE

St. Maarten News—United People’s Party (UP) member of Parliament Franklin Meyers blasted the government for what he terms a mismanagement of power company GEBE in light of the latest string of power outages on the island. “This is unbelievable!

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2016

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WINAIR’s 2015 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

St. Maarten News — The 2015 audited Financial Statements of WINAIR show that the airline registered a net profit of US$ 2,983,506.00. The airline hosted its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at Claude Wathey Legislative Hall on July 13, 2016.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2016

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PPA introduces new candidate Anique Liu

St. Maarten News —People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell announced on Sunday that Anique Liu will be contesting the September 26 parliamentary elections. “We are pleased to have Anique join the P.P.A. team as we further p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2016

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Businesses suffer immensely from load shedding

St. Maarten News —Local businesses have been complaining of the constant loss of business which is due to the load shedding by the energy company GEBE. The business owners and residents we spoke to, did so under the condition of anonymity. “Peopl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2016

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Nature Foundation starts tagging endangered shark species on St. Maarten

St. Maarten News —The St. Maarten Nature Foundation initiated their shark tagging program as part of the DCNA Save Our Sharks project funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery. According to the Nature Foundation in a press release, this resear

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2016

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Male and female patients placed in the same ward at St. Maarten Hospital

St. Maarten News —It has become quite obvious that the St. Maarten Medical Center is in dire need of space for patients since they are currently placing male and female patients in the same ward. When the institution was contacted, they informed th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2016

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Financial consultant: More can be done to help St. Maarten’s youth

St. Maarten News—A financial consultant who has been visiting St. Maarten for several years, is concerned with the lack of opportunities for young people here. Albert White is a domestic and international business strategist in Maryland, USA and ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2016

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Bloem: St. Maarten Government has no good will for sex industry

St. Maarten News —“Government is targeting the sex industry and not acknowledging their own responsibility,” said attorney at law Jairo Bloom who is representing the Adult Entertainment clubs on the island. The government and brothel owners hav

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2016

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Contractors and builders advised on hurricane preparedness plans

St. Maarten News—Authorities are urging contractors and builders to have a plan in place to prepare and secure their construction sites in the event of a hurricane threat to the country. The authorities in a press release said every effort should

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2016

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Man stabbed on Front Street while walking

St. Maarten News —Police are investigating the stabbing of a man while he was walking on Front Street Sunday. According to the police, the incident occurred on Sunday July 3rd at approximately 11:10 p.m. in the vicinity of the taxi-stand on the Cyr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2016

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Gas station robbed at gunpoint

Gas station robbed at gunpoint

The SOL Gas Station on the Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard in Point Blanche. Photo/721 News St. Maarten News - The Special Unit Robbery is investigating an armed robbery at the Sol Gas Station on the Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard in Point Blanche on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2016

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MP Marlin-Romeo: No political games with pensions

St. Maarten News — Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin Romeo said political games must not be played on issues such as the nation’s pension fund. According the MP, after attending the recently held 5th Henderson Insurance Conferen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2016

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WIB Supports “Back to School Drive”

WIB Supports “Back to School Drive”

[caption id="attachment_34581" align="alignnone" width="550"] Student Ki-Mani Olivacce and Ms. Sandra Marling (WIB’s Marketing assistant)[/caption] St. Maarten News —The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) is spearheading a “Back to School Drive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2016

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GEBE says efforts being made to supply stable power

St. Maarten News - Public utilities company NV GEBE has assured the public every effort is being made to have all issues resolved and supply stable and consistent electricity. In a press release from NV GEBE stated that three engines that provide a t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2016

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Tzu Chi volunteers visit seniors at St. Martin Home

Tzu Chi volunteers visit seniors at St. Martin Home

  A Tzu Chi volunteer interacting with a client. St. Maarten News —St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers continued to spread cheer to St. Martin’s Home clients during their most recent visit on Sunday, June 26. The Foundation sai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 5, 2016

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Massive amounts of trash found during school cleanups

Massive amounts of trash found during school cleanups

Milton Peters’ students collected over 19 large garbage bags of trash during a beach cleanup at Mullet Bay in collaboration with EPIC’s environmental education program. MULLET BAY— EPIC’s Environmental Educator Laura Bijnsdorp has appl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 5, 2016

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Minister Arrindell congratulates OECS on establishment of Tourism Institute

St. Maarten News —Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Ingrid Arrindell, commends the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in taking the initiative of having the leading tertiary t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 5, 2016

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Philip Van Delden returns to PPA’s slate

St. Maarten News - The People’s Progressive Alliance has announced that former candidate Philip van Delden has returned to the PPA slate ahead of the September 2016 elections. In a statement from the party, Van Delden said he is a down to earth per

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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OSPP launches Maurits Joslyn Richardson as electoral candidate

OSPP launches Maurits Joslyn Richardson as electoral candidate

Leader of the One St. Maarten Peoples Party with new candidate Joslyn Richardson, at Richardson’s South Reward organic farm. A labourer waters the plants in the background. St. Maarten News —Maurits Joslyn Richardson is being put forward

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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EPIC to host free birding teachers’ workshop

EPIC to host free birding teachers’ workshop

Binkie van Es, birding expert who will be conducting the free teachers birding workshops in collaboration with Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC). St. Maarten News—On Wednesday 5 July & Thursday 6 July, Binkie van Es, in coll

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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UP elects new board members for 2016-2018

St. Maarten News —The United People's Party (UP) Congress elected a new board for the party board period 2016-2018 on June 25 at the Belair Community Center. The persons who have been appointed to the board positions are: President Silvia Meyers-O

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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DP condemns ‘racial antics’ in parliament

St. Maarten News - Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Sarah Wescot-Williams has condoned racial comments in parliament and is calling for leaders of political parties to speak out. “Call it whatever you want, but I cringe every time I hear Members

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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Body found on Old Cake House Road

St. Maarten News —Detectives are presently investigating a case of man found dead on the side of the Arlet Peters Road; better known as the Old Cake House road. According to a release from the police, the body was found on the section of the road o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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Agriculturists calling for government support

St. Maarten News —Although there is a huge threat by the invasive monkeys, the green iguanas and African snails which have been destroying crops on the island, there is still an initiative to have proper facilities such as an agricultural station o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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Patient sent to DR for surgery alleges mistreatment by SZV

  St. Maarten News —A patient who was sent to the Dominican Republic to undergo surgery, said he was kicked out of the hotel where he was staying without money and had to stay on the streets for 48 hours. The patient, Ricardo Gumbs was sen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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Princess Heights awarded Green Key Eco-Label

St. Maarten News — Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel has for the second year in a row been awarded with the prestigious Green Key eco-label. The Green Key Programme is a leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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PPA convention on July 9

St. Maarten News - The Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) will hold its first party Convention on Saturday July 9 at the Lions Community Center in Sucker garden from 3 to 7 p.m. “we are extending a warm welcome to all candidates, their families, f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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St. Maarten Tourism Authority on the move

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Tourism Authority (STA) is now firmly on the move. With the presentation of two donations of US$5,000 each by the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association and the St. Maarten Timeshare Association, the STA has

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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Finance Minister Gibson orders screening Central Bank top

St. Maarten News – Minister of Finance Richard Gibson wants to end the rumors and innuendos about the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten once and for all and for this purpose he has asked the national security service VDSM to screen the bank

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2016

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Alegria loses lawsuit against Dunes Casino

St. Maarten News – The Court in First Instance has declared Alegria Real Estate inadmissible in its request to suspend the casino permit of GN Entertainment, the company that operates the Dunes Casino at the former Caravanserai Resort in Beacon Hil

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