St. Maarten News - Posted on April 14, 2016

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JetBlue includes St. Maarten in its Mint service

St. Maarten News - JetBlue is expanding its Mint premium-cabin service to flights from New York to St. Lucia and St. Maarten as well as from Boston to Aruba, effective Nov. 5 through spring 2017. The flights will operate weekly, but will incre

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 14, 2016

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Adventurous tourists go for daring action in Toro Negro

  Adventurous tourists at work in the Toro Negro Rain Forest in Puerto Rico. Photo youtube.com St. Maarten News - If an adrenaline rush is what clients seek on a Caribbean vacation as an alternative to flopping on a beach, several Caribbea

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 14, 2016

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Student creates can catcher – road side garbage bin

  Student Bodine Beentjes with her can catcher on top of Naked Boy Hill. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Learning Unlimited student Bodine Beentjes introduced the first locally made can catcher on the Melford Hazel Road, on top of Nak

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 14, 2016

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Chain snatching on the rise

St. Maarten News - The detective department warns that there is an increase in chain snatching. Currently detectives are investigating several cases. The police alert citizens to be very careful when they venture outside during the day and the night

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St. Maarten / St. Martin Parties sign sea border demarcation treaty

  Préfète-Déléguée Anne Laubies and Prime Minister William Marlin sign the treaty. Photo contributed Quadripartite meeting St. Maarten News - The Government of Sint Maarten hosted the third annual Quadripartite Meeting last Wednes

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 14, 2016

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US Customs confiscate cactus from St. Maarten

US Customs confiscates cactus from St. Maarten

  The confiscated Pope’s Head Cactus is protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - A passenger leaving from St. Maarten to the United States was detained recently by t

Uncategorized - Posted on April 13, 2016

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NEWSFLASH: Bomb Threat suspect sentenced 12 Months

The Court in First instance sentenced Bryan Rymer to 12 months inprisonment for making bomb threats against the airport on November 22 of last year. The court rejected claims for damages from the police and the fire department because they are not le

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 11, 2016

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Cocaine interception: Navy grabs another 250 kilos

  The frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën in action. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - In the morning of April 3 the Dutch navy frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën managed a cocaine interception of more than 250 kilos in the middle of th

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 11, 2016

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Repairs begin on Front Street, St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – Contractor Windward Roads will begin with emergency repairs in Front Street on the section from the Sea Palace Hotel until the courthouse. The section will be blocked for vehicular traffic until April 20. from that date onward,

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted on April 11, 2016

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Patrick Grayham gets Buma Award

  MD Sony/ATV Benelux Europe Niels Walboomers (left) with Patrick Grayham showing his Buma Award. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Patrick Grayham has received a Buma Award for his contribution on the certified gold song Shotgun by

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 11, 2016

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Man threatens police officer

St. Maarten News – Police officers arrested a man on Thursday for illegal firearm possession, threatening a police officer on duty and resisting arrest. The incident occurred in the Keys while officers were driving through the area. When they he

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 11, 2016

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New judge for St. Maarten installed

Resources for investigating and prosecuting are scarce St. Maarten – “The criminal justice system is unable to solve all security problems. For this reason, the Public Prosecutor’s Office will take the initiative in the coming years for ac

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 11, 2016

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St. Maarten Police officers practice arrest techniques

  Police officers in action during their training. Photo KPSM St. Maarten News - The Police Department has been busy making sure that all police officers undergo the compulsory Integral Profession Training since March 7. This training

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 11, 2016

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St. Maarten students mark border partition with friendly island race

  Celebration at the end of the friendly race. Photo contributed   St. Maarten News - To observe the anniversary of the partition of the island of St. Maarten / St. Martin, the students of the M.A.C. Browlia Maillard Campus, a

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 11, 2016

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Social & Health Insurances SZV highlights coverage options for diabetics

SZV employees promote coverage options for diabetics. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Social & Health Insurances (SZV) was one of the many stakeholders that partnered with the Ministry of Public Health to commemorate World Health Day

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Opinion: Moody’s downgrading of St. Maarten to BAA2

Is this the result of complacency? Moody’s looming downgrading of St. Maarten’s credit rating to BAA2 seems to suggest this. And mind you, this is serious stuff that is going to cost us dearly unless the government takes decisive action. It is

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Opinion: High Drama (Unpaid study financing)

In euros the amount sounds still not all that shocking (€25 million), but in guilders it becomes very clear that our students are not all that faithful when it comes to paying back their study financing to the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (Duo) in t

Opinion - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Opinion: Let common sense prevail (destroying local businesses)

Dear editor, The buzz words in the streets today is that the NA-led government is following in the footsteps of the previous UP-led government. This time around they are doing everything within their power to destroy one of the last business fabrics

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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St. Maarten Civil servants move to new building on July 1

    St. Maarten News - The signing of the necessary documents to initiate the start of the completion of the new Government Building situated on Pond Island is certainly a step in the right direction and according to Minister of Fina

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Ex St. Maarten students owe more than 50 million in study financing

St. Maarten News – Former students from St. Maarten who received study financing through the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (Duo) in the Netherlands have a combined outstanding debt of €25 million ($28.5 million, or 51 million guilders). Duo-spokesw

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Escaped Prisoner “gets help from people in the community”

  Police photo of Kathron Fortune, nicknamed Cuchi. Photo KPSM Police asks again to call the tip line #9300 St. Maarten – Escaped prisoner Kathron Fortune is getting help from people in the community, the police stated in a repor

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Moody’s downgrade: St. Maarten Minister warns

St. Maarten News – Moody’s is about to lower the rating for country St. Maarten from BAA1 to BAA2, Finance Minister Richard Gibson said yesterday. Moody’s decision will affect the investment climate and in would also expose the country to high

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Four youngsters committed eight armed robberies

Trial moved to June St. Maarten News - Four youngsters – aged between 17 and 21 – will stand trial on June 15 for eight armed robberies of which three were committed on the French side. Yesterday the four suspects appeared in court for a pro

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Youngster in court for threatening policeman

St. Maarten News – The prosecutor’s office has charged 19-year old Brian R. with threatening a policeman on October 17 of last year. Yesterday the teenager was in court but the case was postponed until today at 9.30 a.m. because his attorney Bren

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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St. Maarten debaters off to Medgar Evers College, New York

  From left: Roberto Arrindell, D’Shnay Matthew York, Alexandria Baly and Dwayne Griffith. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The St. Maarten debate team that finished runner up in the Leeward Islands Debate Competition travels

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Illegal Firearm possession nets repeat offender 18 months

St. Maarten News – After a rather wild story about ill-treatment, threats, sexual intercourse and pregnancy, 26-year old Kevin Chris Leblanc left the courtroom yesterday morning with a conviction for just one charge: firearm possession. Because he

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Minister Lee positive about field trip to Colombia

St. Maarten News – Public Health Minister Emil Lee took a field trip to Colombia to check out the medical services referred patients from St. Maarten receive there. The minister traveled on his own dime and –at his request – received the same t

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Minister Meyers: Businesses are responsible for disposal of commercial waste

  St. Maarten News – Businesses are responsible for the disposal of their commercial waste, Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers said yesterday. Leaving that waste on the streets could result in fines of up to 5,000 guilders, he warned. The mini

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Minister Arrindell: STAT-employee is privately responsible for failed survey

  St. Maarten News – Minister Ingrid Arrindell puts all responsibility for the fraud with a survey of the Royal Dutch Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) at the institute’s doorstep. The survey aimed to examine

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Dr. Asin talks Zika at St. Maarten Fire Department

  Dr. Asin explains the ins and outs of the zika virus to Prime Minister William Marlin and members of the fire department and the disaster management team. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - With no treatment or vaccine available,

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Fiber optic training conference underway

  From left: Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet, Dr. Natasha Gittens, Dr. Francio Guadeloupe, Helma Etnel, Marcella Henry, Wycliffe Smith and Shadira Lont. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The University of St Martin’s School of Contin

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Air France welcomes travelers with the Mighty Dow on St. Maarten

  The Air France flight crew poses with the Mighty Dow (L) and co-pan players at the airport. Photo SXM St. Maarten News - Passengers on Air France flight 498 arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport were pleasantly surprised

Entertainment - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Bracket nominated for best African group – to be perform on St. Maarten

  St. Maarten News – Bracket, the Nigerian duo scheduled to perform at the St. Maarten carnival on April 26 has been nominated in two categories including the Best African Group at the 2016 Kora All African Music Awards, which is largely c

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 8, 2016

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Karan Hana appointed as Alegria Resort’s general manager

  St. Maarten News - Veteran Caribbean hotel industry professional Karen Hana has been appointed General Manager of the Alegria Resort in Beacon Hill, one the latest hotels in the Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio. Hana, who

Uncategorized - Posted on April 6, 2016

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Editorial: Family affair

It appears that the Efeze-investigation into weapons and drugs trafficking and money laundering is a family affair with an 81-year old patriarch, his 56-year old spouse and two sons of 27 and 23 years of age. One of the sons is currently serving a 16

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