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Outbreak of gastroenteritis bugs debate competition students

New controls at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort St. Maarten News – Gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines, affected a number of participants in the Leeward Islands Debate competition on Friday evening at the Maho Beach Resort

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Tiki hut operator fights eviction

Tiki hut operator fights eviction

St. Maarten News – Businessman Julian Rollocks has asked his attorneys to help him remove tenants from a Tiki hut at Kim Sha Beach. Dino Arrundell and his wife had until yesterday to leave. Arrundell, whose wife manages the Tiki hut and its barbeq

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Women’s Network aims to increase USM-enrollment

St. Maarten News – The Women’s Island Network (Win), held a membership drive at Skip Jack’s in Simpson Bay last Wednesday. Scell-director Natsha Gittens founded Win in August of last year, based on her vision to organize a consortium of powerf

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Forty projects registered for second SXM DOET

St. Maarten News – More than thirty organizations have registered 40 projects to be executed during the Kingdom's and Sint Maarten's largest volunteer campaign SXM DOET on March 11 and 12. The initiative is executed locally by the Be The Change Fo

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Housing foundation celebrates highest point Plantz building

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Development Foundation reached the highest point of the Walter Plantz building in Belvedere which is expected to house some four couples or young professionals who do not qualify for social housing. During the occas

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Caribbean healthcare cooperation underway

St. Maarten – Dr. Virginia Asin Oostburg, Head of the Collective Preventive Services (CPS), attended the Caribbean regional consultation last week related to advancing the Caribbean cooperation in health to benefit the regional public good. The mee

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TelEm offers Kodak smartphone special

St. Maarten News - TelEm Group is heading into the Carnival season even earlier than in previous years with some non-stop promotions starting today. According to the company’s Carnival promotion team, picture-taking is what Carnival is all about

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Better tourists

We published about economist Arjen Alberts’ study into the relationship between tourism-development and labor productivity for the first time in early January, well ahead of any other local media outlet. Yesterday the issue came to the forefront ag

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Moral authority

Tens of thousands Europeans and Asians migrated to the war theatre of Syria and Iraq in the Middle East. Upon arrival, they surrendered their lives to IS, became instant “Slaves to Allah,” Abd-Allah, and pledged allegiance to IS– leader, Abu-Ba

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Real Tax Havens

“It is tantamount to an economic blockade”. That’s how Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, described the current withdrawal from Caribbean indigenous and offshore banks of correspondent relationships by US banks. His sentimen

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Cricket hero Keacy Carty’s scholarship worth $100,000

St. Maarten News – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports granted a talent scholarship of $20.000 per year for a period of no more than 5 years, to local cricket hero Keacy Carty, who has been recognized by ministerial decision as a g

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Economist Arjen Alberts in webinar: “We don’t need more tourists ”

St. Maarten News / By Hilbert Haar – “We don’t need more tourists. We need better tourists,” economist Arjen Alberts said yesterday during a webinar hosted by Runy Calmera, the chairman of the Dutch Caribbean Economists Association. The webi

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UP faction leader Meyers tips his hat to finance minister

Many questions, but satisfaction with solution for government building St. Maarten News – Members of Parliament bickered about the sale of the government administration building on Pond Island yesterday in a public meeting, where especially the op

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Winair pays off old debt to airport

St. Maarten News - On 10-10-10 Winair was transferred to majority shareholder Country St. Maarten and minority shareholder the Netherlands with a substantial negative equity and debt position on its balance sheet due to years of accumulated operation

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Sea Breeze Hotel has to keep letting to Lydia Henderson

Long-term stay at hotels falls under rent protection St. Maarten News – Sea Breeze Hotel owner Lou Fortuno is not authorized to put his tenant Lydia Henderson out of her room, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday afternoon in summary procee

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Fly All Ways airline connects Paramaribo to St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – Fly All Ways will soon begin scheduled direct flights from Paramaribo to St. Maarten and to Georgetown in Guyana. Currently Fly All Ways is still a charter company but management has been busy during the past couple of months wit

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Sol sponsors Heineken Regatta water taxi service

St. Maarten News - One of the most unique features of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is the long standing Sol Water taxi service which is free to all competitors racing in the event. This service which operates daily on all racing days has been spo

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Hotel owner and tenant in court over right to stay

St. Maarten News – In October 2011, former radio personality Lydia Henderson launched a book about her personal journey through life entitled Lydia - From Heterosexual to Bisexual to Lesbian to God. Yesterday, she was in court to fight an eviction

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K1 Britannia hosts sailing challenge for foster kids

St. Maarten News - The K1 Britannia Foundation in collaboration with 12 Meter, organized a fun sailing challenge for youths in foster care last Saturday. The Foster Care Program is a core part of the K1 Britannia Foundation activities on St. Maarten.

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Tzu Chi volunteers receive their Hong-bao

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation presented its volunteers with a personal token from Tzu Chi Founder Master Cheng Yen during a recent tea party celebration at its L.B. Scott Road location. The token known as Hong-bao or red enve

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Minister Lee maintains: “No interference with food inspections”

St. Maarten News – Members of Parliament and Minister Emil Lee (Public Health, Social Development and Labor) spent the afternoon talking at cross purposes in a meeting dedicated to the controversial inspection by a multidisciplinary team of the Son

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SMMTA: “Postpone transfer of concession to SLAC”

St. Maarten News – The board of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) requested that the Council of Ministers postpone or cancel the transfer of any additional concession rights to the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority (SLAC) including the w

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New name for Harbour Group of Companies

St. Maarten News – The Harbour Group of Companies has officially changed its name to Port St. Maarten Group of Companies. The rebranding of the group began quietly in 2014 when the port celebrated 50 years cruise St. Maarten. “It’s all about re

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Consumer prices slightly down in December 2015

St. Maarten News - Consumer prices in Sint Maarten decreased slightly in December 2015 compared to October by 0.3 percent. When comparing average consumer prices over a twelve month period (Dec. 2014 to Dec. 2015), an increase of 0.3 percent was reco

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Eight St. Maarten swimmers qualify for Carifta Games

St. Maarten News - Tuesday March 22 will be the day eight athletes of St. Maarten’s national swim team have been waiting for. For the past months they have been training hard to represent the team at the 2016 Carifta games, from March 22 to 26 in M

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Entries pouring in for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Over the years, it has been proven that the number of entries in a regatta is not as important as the quality of the boats that will be competing and while it remains to be seen if this year’s entries will surpass tho

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Cruise lines dump prices

St. Maarten News – Two cruise lines are dumping prices in attempts to fill up their boats. Carnival Cruise Lines offers a 20 percent discount for cruises from May until April 2018 and reduced deposits starting at $49 per person. Bookings must be ma

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Independent MP Maurice Lake: “Restructure Gebe’s board and manag ement”

St. Maarten News – Independent MP Maurice Lake has taken note of the situation at utilities company Gebe and stresses that it “needs to get away from the chaos and bring back a sense of tranquility and ease.” Restructuring Gebe’s board and ma

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Brazil’s attempt to save the Olympic Games : Radiation in fight against Zika-virus

St. Maarten News – While the Zika-virus has not affected the Dutch side of St. Maarten all that much, with just one confirmed case, and while there are now seven confirmed cases on the French side, the war on the Aedes aegypti mosquito has gone to

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Readers are Leaders celebrate Black History Month

St. Maarten News – The Readers are Leaders Club at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library hosts its’ 6th annual Black History Month celebration under the theme Embrace Your Race. This event will be taking place tomorrow from 5 to 7.30 p.m. “All teena

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For Taste of the Caribbean team: SHTA calls up pastry chefs and bartenders

St. Maarten News – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association announced the open call for pastry chefs and bartenders. The call started on Monday and will close next Monday, February 29. Pastry chefs and bartenders who have registered will

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Attorney Henriquez family upset with prosecution

Pro forma hearing suspect policemen behind closed doors HILVERSUM – Gerald Roethof, one of the attorneys of the family of the late Mitch Henriquez, is irritated by actions of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Pieter Hofmann reports on Caribisch Ne

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Captain Morgan and the Morganettes at regatta

St. Maarten News - The Heineken Regatta parties always bring out the crowds, and the 36thedition will be no different. With an incredible line up each night and Akon closing off the entire weekend, only one thing could make it better, the organizatio

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Groen-Gumbs to become acting secretary-general

St. Maarten News – The central committee of parliament will advise the parliament in a plenary session at a later date to appoint Ann Groen-Gumbs as its first acting secretary-general. Yesterday, the central committee briefly revisited the issue,

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 29, 2016

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Dr. Samay Nadery about Lupus and Arthritis

St. Maarten News - Although there are certain similarities, Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis are two different diseases. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish if rheumatoid arthritis is a separate disease or a symptom of Lupus. Both auto immune dise

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