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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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National Alliance Congress 2016: Marlin and Jacobs returned as party leader and deputy

St. Maarten News —Members of the National Alliance has returned William Marlin and Silveria Jacobs as the leader and deputy leader respectfully with a unanimous vote at the party congress Sunday. The congress was held at the Westin St. Maarten Dawn

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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USP introduces four new candidates

St. Maarten News —The United St. Maarten Party (USP) has added four more candidates to the party to contest the upcoming elections that are slated for September 26, 2016 and was introduced to the public at the party headquarters on Friday. The new

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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St. Maarten aviation on its way to category 1; Curaçao still unsuccessful

GREAT BAY/WILLEMSTAD—The awarding of an “Aerodrome Certificate” to Princess Juliana International Airport SXM by the Ministry of Transport, Economic Affairs, Tourism and Telecommunication (TEATT) announced recently in Sint Maarten is undoubtedl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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“Memory, Identity, and Immortality in the Caribbean”

By Michela A. Calderaro St. Maarten News —Caribbean literature has been gaining stature and critical attention beyond its territorial boundaries, not only in countries where people speak the Caribbean languages but also in such countries as my It

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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MP De Weever calls for a compliance commissioner on integrity matters

St. Maarten News — Member of Parliament Cornelius De Weever said he will be seeking political support for the institution of a compliance commission in light of the failed attempt to set up an integrity chamber on St. Maarten. The MP noted that int

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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USP leader laments bureaucratic tax system

St. Maarten News  - We’ve been talking about the simplification of the tax system for too long and bureaucracy is killing us,” says Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Frans Richardson, adding that it is time to stop talking and tackle

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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Man sentenced for smuggling drugs on St. Barth’s ferry

St. Maarten News —A man residing on from French St. Martin has been sentenced to 24 months, 12 of which are suspended for his involvement in attempting to smuggle large quantities of marijuana and cocaine through a St. Barth’s ferry. Alexander D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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October 26 for Casa Blanca case

St. Maarten News —The infamous Casa Blanca case will be heard in court on October 26. The case involves the exploitation of women, deprivation of liberty and human trafficking at the brothel known as Casa Blanca in Oyster Pond. The decision to hear

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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Kim Sha Beach parking lot saga:  Dive shop wins case to have establishment removed by government

St. Maarten News —The judge in the Court of First Instance has thrown out the case against the principals of Ocean Explorers NV which was initiated by the government of St. Maarten. Ocean Explorers NV has occupied the location for the last 39 years

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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Residents complain about: Flooding in Simpson Bay

St. Maarten News —“I have been begging the government for several years to have the flooding fixed that has existed between the Druggist in Simpson Bay and the restaurant on the other side of the alley,” said Simpson Bay resident Philip van Del

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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SMCP opens headquarters, presents manifesto

  St. Maarten News — The Sint Maarten Christian Party officially opened the party headquarters located on Backstreet on Wednesday morning and used the opportunity to also launch its manifesto. The Christian Party the first for St. Maarten eve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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Richardson touts USP as party of second chances

St. Maarten News —Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament Frans Richardson dismissed jabs against his party as a party for “ship jumpers” by focusing on the fact that the individuals targeted still have lots to contrib

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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Ministry VSA receives 3 bids for the construction of the new SMMC

St. Maarten News - Three completed bids for the New St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) have been submitted on Monday July 18 by 2 PM, disclosed Minister of VSA Emil Lee. Twelve original interested bidders were narrowed down by preselection criteria to

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

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