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St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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St. Maarten Zoo joins protests against drag racing strip

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Zoo , following the path of other concerned foundations, submitted its formal objections to the Council of Ministers to the filling in of the Great Salt Pond for a drag racing strip to be located near the zoo. In its le

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Breast cancer event at John Larmonie Center

St. Maarten – Bellas’s Fitness Coaching and the Positive Foundation organize an outdoor breast cancer presentation combined with a zumbaton at the John Larmonie Center on the Longwall Road on Friday. The event begins at 6.30 p.m. and includes poe

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Another closed door meeting

GREAT BAY - The permanent committee of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications, will meet in a closed door session tomorrow at 10 a.m. The agenda is related to a presentation by Van Geel concerning his involvement in a pro

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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UTS contributes to Police Week

St. Maarten - UTS contributed to the Police Week, organized by the Police Sports Organization by making a donation of $5,000 to the organization. The funds will go towards the various activities that were scheduled from the 2nd of October until the 1

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Opinion: US Presidential blues

For some voters, November 6 could be the end of the world if “the other guy”—not-enough-jobs-creator President Barack Obama or out-of-touch-plutocrat Mitt Romney—wins the White House. And they could end up in St. Maarten on a free ticket.

Editorial - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Editorial: Aura of integrity

Things are not looking better for ousted Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte in Curacao. Not that there is anything new about his ties with Atlantis World Group boss Francesco Corallo, but the fact that the latter has now been put on display through corres

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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New chapter in Central Bank saga – Commissioners in Curacao drop confidence in Tromp

GREAT BAY / WILLEMSTAD – The three Curacaolenean members of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Bank informed the Councils of Ministers of Curacao and St. Maarten on September 12 that they no longer have confidence in the bank’s President d

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Samuel congratulates police force

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel congratulates the police force on Police Day, and commends them for the courage and dedication in protecting the community they serve. Samuel said that then officers that are policing 24

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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St. Maarten gets more time for international health regulations

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Public Health Department (PHD) organized a meeting recently with government departments and stakeholders about the International Health Regulations (IHR). The department is tasked with policy development at the Public Heal

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Samuel congratulates SXM with country status anniversary

St. Maarten - President of Parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel congratulated the nation on its second anniversary of country status in a press release issued last night. Samuel said that 10-10-10 represented a turning point and was a new beginning for

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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World Mental Health Day – Depression meets an all-time high

St. Maarten- Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Mental Health Day as introduced by the World Health Organization.  With the theme being Depression: A Global Crisis organizations like the Mental Health Foundation are commemorating the advancem

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Government warns: make healthy snacks for kids

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Nutrition related health problems in children are increasingly significant causes of disability and premature death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The problem of overweight and obesity have rea

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Educational film festival at University begins tomorrow

St. Maarten – The Love of Kids Foundation presents its 5th annual educational film festival starting tomorrow at the University of St Martin. This premier evening will include a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 7 p.m. where visitors can mingl

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Road closures for Police Week today

St. Maarten - In connection with the celebration of Police Week the following roads will be closed today between 06.00 a.m. and 01.00 p.m. Front street from Sea Palace to Emmaplein; Back street from Ch. Voges street toHensy Boujon street; School stee

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Permit required for importing Xmas trees

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Wholesalers and retailers who want to import Christmas trees for the upcoming holiday season should request their permit early and make sure that the trees have been treated in the exporting country. A permit is required fo

Uncategorized - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Literacy priority in policy Education Ministry

St. Maarten - The central committee meeting called by the United People’s party (UP) faction on September 26 for education minister to explain her present educational policy and the policy on youth and sports ended with more questions than answers

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Alternatives for the Great Salt Pond – Nature Foundation proposes ecological development

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation in cooperation and advised by a group of concerned citizen fishermen has proposed various economic alternatives to the filling in of the Great Salt Pond. “We are hereby approaching the various stakeho

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Mary’s Fancy Home Owners Association objects to drag racing strip and cricket stadium – Protest against noise and monument destruction

St. Maarten – The Mary’s Fancy Home Owners Association has urged the Council of Ministers to take appropriate measures towards the removal of illegally dumped sand in the Great Salt Pond and to restore the affected areas. The association objects

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Third suspect King-murders makes statement to police

St. Maarten – The third suspect in the Michael and Thelma King murder, 20-year- old J.J.W. is cooperating with investigators and has made a statement, the prosecutor’s office said in a press release issued last night. The Judge of Instruction app

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Career and study fair set for November 7

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Career and Study Fair Committee is making final preparations for the annual Career & Study Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 at the Belair Community Center. College and university representatives from St. Ma

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Central Committee meeting on zoning plans postponed

St. Maarten - At the end of yesterday’s central committee meeting to discuss educational policies, President of Parliament Rodolphe Samuel announcement that today’s central committee originally set for 2:00 p.m. with Vromi-Minister William Marlin

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Third winner Burger King iPad-3

iPad-3 winner Debra Tackling, shown here with her family, received her price from Burger King Cole Bay manager Francisca Joseph.St. Maarten – Debra Tackling became the third winner of an iPad-3 at Burger King this year. At the draw at the end of Se

Editorial - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Editorial: Quality of life

It is by now abundantly clear that there is no support for dumping more sand in the embattled Great Salt Pond- not for a cricket stadium and not for an extremely noisy drag racing strip. The thing to do is obviously to pull the plug on these projec

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Senior association plans to end year strong

St. Maarten - Barely two years old, the St.Maarten Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) has been a dominant voice in championing the rights of the elderly and aligning itself with other grassroots organizations for social development on

Opinion - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Opinion: Let’s talk about food

Some people think about food all day long. I remember a colleague who would walk into the office at ten in the morning complaining about what he called hunger pains – and he certainly did not look like an underfed puppy. In another category of peop

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Alternative energy show next month

Some of the energy options that will be available to people who attend the Windward Island Bank alternative energy show.St. Maarten - Several local alternative energy suppliers will get the opportunity to display their products and services rangi

Opinion - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Opinion: Does fear rule Curacao?

Versgeperst.com gauged the sentiment in Willemstad following all the political brouhaha in the country that now has an interim-cabinet, nine MPs that pretend they still are the parliament but are unable to hold meetings because they never have a quor

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Roderick Halley receives his ID card from Leopold James

Roderick Halley receives his ID card from Leopold JamesMARIGOT, St. Martin -Roderick Halley and Maria Chemont received their cultural identification cards for their contributions as St. Martiners to the community by the coordinator of the St. Martin

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Saban bank card fraud goes to trial this year

St. Maarten – In the beginning of August, attorney mr. Geert Hatzmann filed a request with the Common Court of Justice on behalf of Judella Heyliger to order the prosecution of someone who defrauded his client out of $4,000. Last week Thursday the

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 9, 2012

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De Weever urges citizens to get regular checkups

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – Health authorities throughout the Americas recently approved a new strategy that seeks a 25 per cent reduction by 2025 in deaths from non communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respirat

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 8, 2012

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Benelux Treaty gives Belgians the right to settle down in St. Maarten

St. Maarten – On February 3, 1958, the Kingdom of the Netherlands signed the treaty establishing the Benelux Economic Union with the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Like the Dutch-American Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Na

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 8, 2012

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South Reward road repaired after Laville’s intervention

GREAT BAY-Thanks to the intervention by independent member of parliament Romain Laville, the people residing on the upper levels of South Reward, opposite the St Dominic High school can breathe a sigh of relief now that their road has been resurfaced

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 8, 2012

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Wednesday: a celebration or another funeral? Two years country St. Maarten

St. Maarten – On Wednesday, St. Maarten marks its second anniversary as an autonomous country in the Dutch Kingdom. “October 10 is a day for us to reflect on St. Maarten becoming its own country,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said in a

Editorial - Posted on October 8, 2012

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Editorial: Zoning plans

Somehow we have a not so good feeling about where this is going: the discussion about the zoning plans. Vromi-Minister William Marlin announced the project with some fanfare at a press conference in August with a justified statement: “Overdevelopme

Opinion - Posted on October 8, 2012

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Opinion: Schotte’s hogwash

In love and war everything is permitted, a popular saying goes. Add elections to this line up. We have a very funny feeling about the “burglary” at the offices of Gerrit Schotte’s MFK-party in Curacao and an even funnier feeling about the buggi

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