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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.

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

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Minister Lee focuses on increased labor compliance

St. Maarten News - “In recognizing the progress that has been made in the field of labor over the years, we need to acknowledge that the creation of meaningful, stable and sustainable employment can only be achieved in partnership,” said Minister

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

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Disappointment over short sentence against killer Officer Benjamin

  Prosecution immediately appeals 20-year verdict St. Maarten News – Anger, frustration and disappointment describe the reaction after the Court in First Instance sentenced Ridge Demisse to 20 years of imprisonment for manslaughter on P

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

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SHTA criticizes “amateurish” move to alter public holiday

Also annoyed about hurricane pass decision GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) is upset with the government about two issues: the decision to exclude business owners and hotel staff from hurricane passes and the

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

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Delegation at Council of the Americas

WASHINGTON – A delegation from St. Maarten led by Prime Minister William Marlin attended last Tuesday a reception in honor of delegations co-hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry and the Council of the Americas. The reception was held at the Ben

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

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UTS introduces flexible bundle packages

St. Maarten News - Bigger, better bundle packages are in the works at UTS for its customers interested in postpaid services. The company will soon introduce new plans that will bring its customers more of everything. More savings, more flexibility, m

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

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For some, St. Maarten Carnival ended on a winning note

For some, St. Maarten Carnival ended on a winning note

  Hundreds tramp behind the truck carrying the No Limit band during the final stages of the last lap. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News - As the flames died around King Momo to signal the end of what turned out to be an en

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

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St. Maarten Carnival Foundation more than happy with waste management company

St. Maarten Carnival Foundation more than happy with waste management company

  This four-man crew of Quality Sweepers worked in rain and sunshine to execute their tasks as expected by the SCDF. Photo contributed GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Thursday said it is “more th

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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First female Calypso Monarch in 47 years

First female Calypso Monarch in 47 years

Akinerom Charles Arrindell, the first female to ever win a Calypso Crown suitably rewarded with the symbol which was placed on her head by Lisa Brown, Senior Marketing Manager at Nagico and assisted by Edwardo Radjouki, from the SCDF. Photo Today

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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Research into St. Maarten monkey population

Research into St. Maarten monkey population

  St. Maarten News – Master student in International Development Sanne Collée will be on the island for the next two months to conduct a thorough participatory research into the socio-economic impact of the invasive Green Vervet Monke

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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Appreciation for African music

Appreciation for African music

Members of the Nirvana Dance group during one of their performances at the African Flavor concert. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News - African Flavor, is a fairly new concert to St Maarten during the Carnival season, but after Brac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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Sea turtle nesting season begins

Sea turtle nesting season begins

Baby Hawksbill sea turtles make their way to the ocean on Dawn Beach last year. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The sea turtle nesting season is here again, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation said in a press statement. Each year between A

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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Police nab a dozen at Rick Ross concert with drugs

St. Maarten News – Police nabbed twelve visitors to the Rick Ross concert in the Festival Village between Friday evening and early Saturday morning for drug possession. During controls at the security check point, officers found quantities of marij

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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St. Maarten airport to Berlin to pick up another award

St. Maarten airport to Berlin to pick up another award

  Anastacio Baker with the Quality and Excellence Award. Photo SXM St. Maarten News- The Princess Juliana International Airport has received the Majestic 5 Continents Award for Quality and Excellence from Paris-based Otherways Managem

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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Oyster Bay Beach Resort : Family-friendly resort offers active options

Oyster Bay Beach Resort : Family-friendly resort offers active options

  The infinity pool at the Oyster Bay Beach Resort.  St. Maarten News – Situated on Dawn Beach on the eastern end of Dutch St. Maarten, Oyster Bay Beach Resort is well positioned for traveling families to take advantage of the many

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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New warning about mosquito breeding

St. Maarten News – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), urges citizens to take measures to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. The warning comes after several days of rainfall. CPS calls on the community and on visitors to wear light colored

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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CPS calls attention to proper food handling

St. Maarten News – It is essential to observe safe food handling practices at all locations, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) said in a press statement that also emphasized safe food preparation at home. Food kiosks, street market vendors,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 29, 2016

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St. Maarten Tourism trade show Smart cancelled

St. Maarten News – The St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (Smart) has been canceled. The event was scheduled to take place from May 18 to 20, but the organizers cite “logistical challenges and timing conflicts” as the main reason for the d

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 21, 2016

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Diandra Marlin crowned as teen Carnival queen

Diandra Marlin crowned as teen Carnival queen

St. Maarten News- Diandra Marlin made light work of the other delegates vying for the crown after winning six of the 10 sashes Posh Productions made available, the proud pageant holders of what was another dynamic competition involving brains and

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

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St. Maarten Parliament debates sale new government building

Plenty of questions but no new insights St.  Maarten News – Parliament debated the purchase of the new government administration building in a meeting yesterday afternoon but it did not provide any new insights. Minister of General Affairs Wil

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

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St. Maarten Nectar launches Zika-campaign in schools

St. Maarten News - St. Maarten Nectar, local producer of natural cosmetics and Bug 0% repellents launched its fight against the Zika virus - and specifically its mosquito bite prevention campaign. This is an island-wide program which encourages chil

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

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Spragga Benz performs at One Love Reggae concert

Spragga Benz performs at One Love Reggae concert

  St. Maarten News - Dancehall artist Spragga Benz has been added to Carnival’s One Love Reggae concert on Thursday, April 28 in the Carnival Village. It will feature Ky-Mani Marley, Alaine, Romain Virgo and Demarco. With the addition o

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

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Silent witnesses

Evelien Aangeenbrug did some interesting detective work for her study Master of Criminal Investigation – and the results are an eye opener. The researcher examined together with a detective from The Hague 48 murder cases the police initially did

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

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Enormous differences in St. Maarten supermarket prices

St. Maarten News – The government publishes regularly a price overview of products in local supermarkets. The latest overview appears on the government information page in this newspaper today. The list details 68 different products at ten differen

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