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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2015

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No newspapers on Thursday: Tropical Storm Erika is upon us tonight

  The projected path of Tropical Storm Erika. Photo screenshot National Hurricane Center St. Maarten – The center of Tropical Storm Erika is expected to pass near St. Maarten tonight or around 2 a.m. on Thursday. The National Hurricane

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2015

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Editorial: Good job to the Police

The multi-disciplinary team that investigated a burglary at the Son Latino nightclub returned quick results. Yesterday afternoon detectives arrested five suspects near the airport who were on their way to flee the country. The presumption of in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2015

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Team Brunel enlisted for next Heineken Regatta: Volvo Ocean racer chooses St. Maarten as winter base 

  Bowman Gerd-Jan Poortman (left) and skipper Bouwe Bekking hold up the prematurely issues first place flag for next year’s Heineken Regatta. Photo contributed.   St. Maarten – The Volvo Ocean 65 sailing boat of Team Brunel-Sa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2015

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Another suspect released in Oro Diamante jewelry store robbery investigation

St. Maarten - 18 year old J.J was released from pre-trail detention this past weekend according to Press Prosecutor Karola van Nie who said the suspect is no longer needed in relation to this case.  The suspect was arrested along with three others

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2015

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Latoya Lake launches her first book on Friday

  From left: Tishani Doshi with local author Latoya Lake, Myriam Haar and Ruby Bute at Doshi’s writing workshop at the Book Fair in June. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar   St. Maarten – Local author Latoya Lake will launch her

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2015

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St. Maarten Police arrest car thieves after chase

St. Maarten – Police arrested two car thieves on Saturday after the men fled from a routine traffic control. During the ensuing chase, the suspects slammed their vehicle into another car, causing injuries to its driver. The officers noted that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2015

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St. Maarten Police grab five Son Latino burglars at the airport

St. Maarten Police grab five Son Latino burglars at the airport

  Police officers surround one of the suspects during his arrest at the airport. Photo Today / Leo Brown St. Maarten – Police arrested five suspects of a burglary at the Son Latino nightclub on Illidge road yesterday at the airport. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Tropical storm Danny UPDATE

Tropical storm Danny UPDATE

St. Maarten - Hurricane Danny lost power over the weekend and is now a tropical storm. Nevertheless, the meteorological services expect the storm to bring winds of 80 to 100 kilometer per hour on Monday. The government on the Dutch side has ordered

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Pensioner Pemberton ponders Hurricane Danny’s arrival

  Constancia Eduardo Pemberton in front of her renovated home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Gonzalo in October of last year. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten - Constancia Eduardo Pemberton, a resident of Madrid Drive in D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Schools close for Danny, no newspapers on Monday

St. Maarten – The approach of Hurricane Danny has the island on high alert. Schools will be closed and the two local newspapers have suspended publication for Monday. Today will provide storm-related updates via its website todaysxm.com as long as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Winair cancels all flights for Monday

  St. Maarten – Winair has canceled all flight for Monday due to the approaching of Hurricane Danny. Tomorrow, the airline will carry out its regular schedule with the exception of the flights to Tortola and Dominica that have been suspend

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Court imposes youth-measure for the first time

  The youth care facility in Cay Bay, the Miss Lalie Center. Photo contributed. St. Maarten – During a court hearing behind closed doors on Wednesday, the Court in First Instance sentenced a 14-year-old suspect to a so-called PIJ-measur

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Gebe closed on Monday

St. Maarten – Utilities company Gebe remains closed on Monday due to the weather conditions. Continuous services will remain operational, the company said in a press release. For emergencies, citizens should call 1 844 432   32 13. After t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Out-patient clinic SMMC closed on Monday

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Medical Center keeps its out-patient clinic closed on  Monday due to the arrival of Hurricane Danny. All appointments will be rescheduled, the hospital said in a brief press statement. The emergency room and the in-p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Robbers make big hole in wall of grocery store

  Store owner upset about robbery that took place. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Grocery store Pondfill Food Market, located in the Van Grieken  Building, was robbed Friday morning at about 2 a.m. by bandits who made a large ho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Small company builds system to collect Sargassum seaweed

Small company builds system to collect Sargassum seaweed

  The Sargator, a boat capable of dredging Sargassum seaweed from the water close to the shore, in action in Pétit-Bourg, Guadeloupe. Photo screenshot la1ere.fr St. Maarten – A small company with no more than five employees in Guadeloup

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Row over CID-regulation: Minister demands better cooperation from RST

St. Maarten – Attorney-General Guus Schram informed Justice Minister Dennis Richardson towards the end of June about changes to the Criminal Intelligence Division (CID) regulation. The content of this regulation is not public, Norman Serphos, the s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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“This defendant crossed the limits of decency”: School girl sentenced for vicious fight

St. Maarten – In the end, the tears came from 18-year-old Jameirys Vanessa Rombley, the teenager who got into a brutal fight at the Milton Peters College with a 14-year-old fellow-student on March 23. The Court in First Instance had just sentenced

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Nature Foundation manager Bervoets: “We are concerned about the coming months”

GREAT BAY - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has been researching the effects of the on-going drought conditions the island has been experiencing for the past few months. The foundation researched water level, the number and state of animals and t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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Bolita denies all responsibility for attack with machete

St. Maarten – Faced with irrefutable evidence, 35-year-old Nathanael Alberto C.A. flat-out denied to the court that he had done anything wrong, like slashing a man with a machete on July 29, 2013. Prosecutor Karola van Nie demanded 4 years of impri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2015

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MP Lake questions Cadastre-situation

St. Maarten – Allowing Cadastre-director Clemens Roos to finish his contract on the island before sitting out his sentence is a breach of integrity, United People’s party MP Maurice Lake states in a press release. “Is there one rule of integri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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$14,700 collected in nine days: Benjamin Foundation receives first donation

  St. Maarten - The Gamali Benjamin Foundation received a first check of $12,400 yesterday at the Island 92 studios in Simpson Bay. Radio personality Jeffrey “Dr. Soc” Sochrin presented the check to the foundation’s representative Pau

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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Consultant Archer-Cunningham: Voluntourism offers major opportunities

ST. MAARTEN / NEW YORK - The Caribbean may be missing an important opportunity by not fully tapping into the growing volunteer tourism or "voluntourism" market, according to veteran community development expert and nonprofit advisor Kwayera Archer-

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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Dutch newspapers pick up on conflict with chief Bouman

    GREAT BAY – Sint Maarten made headlines in Dutch media yesterday and the news was not all good. “Fifty police officer to Sint Maarten” the headline in the Volkskrant read. Algemeen Dagblad; Police considers politicians St. M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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SHTA opens nomination for Crystal Pineapple Awards

    St. Maarten - The 10th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards, organized by the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association, officially opened its nomination period on Monday. This year’s edition will be very special as the SHTA w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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Walter Plantz Square opens in September

Walter Plantz Square opens in September

The Walter Plantz Square. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten - The Walter Plantz Square project is ready for use and will be fully operational on September 19. The square was to open on August 15 however due to the sudden passing of Police Of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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Prosecutor removed from from Buncamper-case

  Prosecutor Dounia Benammar (pictured here in Cupecoy on her way to the crime scene of the Michael and Thelma King murders in 2012) will replace Gonda van der Wulp (inset) as the lead prosecutor during the Buncamper-trial. Photo Today / Leo Br

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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Robbers involved 12-year-old: Limited prison time for Trey Wah robbery

  St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Miguel Obrien Stewart to 4 years of imprisonment yesterday for masterminding and executing an armed robbery on the Trey Wah restaurant in Cole Bay on April 18. Of the sentence, 2 years

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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Former MPC security guard found dead

The late Michael Jeffers at Milton Peters College. Photo Contributed St. Maarten -Michael Jeffers was found dead on Tuesday evening at his home at the Coco Plum Road in St. Peters. Jeffers was the former head of security at the islands biggest hi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2015

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Nature Foundation relocates dozens of sea turtle eggs

Nature Foundation relocates dozens of sea turtle eggs

  The relocation of sea turtle eggs in progress. Photo contributed GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation was alerted to a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting on Great Bay Beach early on Monday morning. The turtle had nested i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2015

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Only National Alliance votes against ordinance: Parliament establishes Integrity Chamber

St. Maarten – After everything was said and done yesterday, only the opposition faction of the National Alliance voted against the establishment of the Integrity Chamber. The United People’s party faction, having voiced serious opposition against

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2015

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Concerns about functioning supervisory board: Central Bank lawsuit stalls, as judge orders parties to negotiate

St. Maarten – The lawsuit the supervisory board of the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten filed against Emsley Tromp, Alberto Romero and Jerry Hasselmeyer is a solo action of chairman Rennie Maduro and board member Tom Kok, the Antilliaans D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2015

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Mixed emotions as kids head back to school

Mixed emotions as kids head back to school

  The only person that knows what is going through this little boy’s mind is himself, this was just one of the images captured at the MAC School in Betty’s Estate on the first day at school for the new term. Photo Today / Milton Pieters

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2015

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Seventy ideas to enhance fight against crime: Parliament sends money to justice ministry

Seventy ideas to enhance fight against crime: Parliament sends money to justice ministry

  [caption id="attachment_31737" align="alignnone" width="365"] President of Parliament Dr. Lloyd Richardson. Photo contributed[/caption] St. Maarten - The parliament will transfer 300,000 guilders of its travel budget to the Ministry of J

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2015

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Dominos Pizza wants “world record” for pizza delivery

St. Maarten – Domino’s Pizza is bent on setting a “world record” by delivering pizzas to eight countries and islands within one hour on Friday. Some of the deliveries will be made by air, some by land, and one by sea. The company will rec

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