St. Maarten News - Posted on April 29, 2016

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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 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 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 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 on April 21, 2016

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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 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 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 on April 21, 2016

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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 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 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

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 20, 2016

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St. Maarten Residents call for action to solve dump problems

  Minister Emil Lee (second from right) listens to the concerns about the landfill. To the left is Andy Wescot; Wycliffe Smith of the Christian party is just visible next to him. Photo contributed   St. Maarten News – Despite th

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 20, 2016

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St. Maarten Statistics record deflation for first time in thirty years

  St. Maarten News - The Consumer Price Index for Sint Maarten has decreased in February by 0.2 percent compared to December 2015. Average consumer prices decreased 0.1 percent over a twelve month period. This is the first time since Februar

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 20, 2016

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Environmental Protection education program enters 3rd phase

  Epic's environmental educator Laura Bijnsdorp with students on an educational bird watching excursion. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Thanks to funding by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, the St. Maarten Hospitality and Tra

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 20, 2016

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St. Maarten Tourism trade show SMART this year on the French St. Martin

St. Maarten News - The fifteenth St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (Smart) - is scheduled for May 18 to 20 at Le Beach Hotel (the former Beach Plaza Hotel) in Marigot.  Smart is the largest trade show in the North Eastern Caribbean for tour op

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 19, 2016

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King Verse and Mighty Dow win the Soca Rumble titles

The Mighty Dow and King Verse share a light moment with two of the promotional girls as they displayed their checks for the cameras. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News - Two new Kings ascended to the throne at the conclusion of the 2016

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 19, 2016

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Kudos from online Journal for St. Maarten’s airport

St. Maarten News - The online news and travel magazine Caribbean Journal has named the Princess Juliana International Airport the Caribbean airport of the year 2016. In its edition of Tuesday, April 12, the magazine listed its ten best airports in

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 19, 2016

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St. Maarten Carnival Village Cook-Up returns on April 30

St. Maarten News - The Carnival Village Cook-Up has drawn quite some interest over the past two years and the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) expects the same this time around. The Village Cook-Up pits six booth holders against

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 19, 2016

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Landfill fire out, but still smoking

  On Sunday afternoon, the smoldering landfill fire still sent toxic smoke towards residential areas. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News – The fire that broke out on the landfill on Friday afternoon may be “under control

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 19, 2016

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Minister Jacobs launches Education on the Move

  Minister Jacobs (center) with the team involved in Education on the Move. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop St. Maarten News - Education Minister Silveria Jacobs launched her Education on the Move initiative on Friday. The program aims to

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 19, 2016

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Minister discusses St. Maarten’s waste collection with Indian Merchants

  Minister Angel Meyers with representatives of the Indian Merchants Association. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers met with the President of the Indian Merchants Association Damu Rawtani and Vice Presi

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 18, 2016

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Happy St. Maarten Carnival to all

St. Maarten News - The Minister of Culture Silveria Jacobs extends to the entire community of St. Maarten as well as to our visitors a happy and safe Carnival in a brief press statement. “48 Years of evolving Carnival celebrations have kept segmen

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 18, 2016

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Hypnotic brothel under fire

  Sign of the Hypnotic brothel in Sucker Garden. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar Permit holder demands payment St. Maarten News / By Hilbert Haar – “Duncan, Duncan, Duncan. I am not the defendant here, I stand here as an attorney fo

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 18, 2016

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Carnival robbery at La Galleria

St. Maarten News – On Thursday evening around 9.45 p.m. there was an armed robbery at La Galleria on Front Street. The robbery happened while the opening Jump Up for Carnival was on its way from Reward to the Festival Village. Witnesses told off

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 18, 2016

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Early childhood development conference works on policy

  Minister Jacobs (left) listens attentively during the conference. Photo contributed St. Maarten News  - The launch of the early childhood development participatory policy planning conference took place at the Nipa last Wednesday. T

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 18, 2016

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Van Zutphen: Children’s Ombudsman is for the entire Netherlands

  National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen in Bonaire. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Janita Monna   KRALENDIJK – The National Ombudsman received citizens in Bonaire this week to listen to their grievances. On Thursday morning it is bus

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 18, 2016

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St. Maarten Port promotes Carnival among cruise passengers

St. Maarten News: GREAT BAY - Port St. Maarten is doing its part to encourage cruise passengers and crew to visit the Carnival Village.  Up to May 3, close to 82,000 passengers will visit the destination, and this is an opportunity for them to enjoy

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 15, 2016

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“Strong message: don’t touch our police force” Demand: life sentence for cop-killing rapper

  A policeman’s body shields rapper Kilo Gotti as he is led through a side entrance into the courtroom at the Belair community center. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News – The tension was rising in the temporary courtroom i

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 15, 2016

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St. Maarten named hot spot for bird watching

St. Maarten News – Bird watching on holiday – or “avitourism” as it’s now known in the travel industry – is big business.  Whether you’re a seasoned birder, or can’t tell a Blue-footed Booby from a Bananaquit, here are the top tropi

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 15, 2016

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Imported purchases lead to steep drop in turnover

Ministry contemplates imposing turnover tax St. Maarten News – Finance Minister Richard Gibson contemplated imposing turnover tax on goods that are imported directly to St. Maarten from abroad at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefin

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 15, 2016

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Health insurance on St. Maarten for less than 3 dollars a day

  From left: Jim Rosen (executive advisor, cabinet VSA), Eric Ellis (executive manager of claims Dept. Nagico), Ash Hodge (taxi driver), Ellen Benjamin (Manager Medical Dept. Nagico) and Minister of Public Health Emil Lee. Photo contributed

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 15, 2016

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Organized tours for tourist to St. Maarten Carnival Village

St. Maarten News - For the first time in Carnival’s history, organized tours will take place for both cruise and overnight passengers to enjoy the Carnival Village. There will be daytime tours for lunch in the village from 1 to 3 p.m. and nighttime

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 15, 2016

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Five new lawyers have joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

Sixiènne Janssen (center) after being sworn in amid her colleagues, among them her supervisor Frank Kunneman (top left). Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Five new lawyers have joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne since the beginning of this

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 15, 2016

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St. Maarten Tourist Bureau commends Milton Pieters photography

  The photo that made the top-ten out of more than 46,000 pictures. Photo Milton Pieters St. Maarten News – ViewBug has been described as hosting the world’s best photo contests, judged by world-renowned photographers, and power by

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 14, 2016

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No investigation underway into St. Maarten’s gambling industry

  MP Van Raak’s claim debunked St. Maarten News – Socialist Party MP Ronald van Raak’s claim in a column in The Post Online that an investigation into the connection between politics and the gambling industry in St. Maarten is under

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 14, 2016

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Tax attorney Max Pandt about the Panama Papers “Don’t blame the companies, but blame the legislators”

  Tax attorney Max Pandt. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News - by Hilbert Haar – That the name of St. Maarten will surface one day from the by now infamous Panama papers is unlikely, says tax attorney Max Pandt, whose activ

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