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St. Maarten News - Posted on March 14, 2012

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Youth alliance focuses on agriculture

St. Maarten - The Trinity Trod Youth Alliance hosts a gathering in St. Maarten from August 15 to August 19 themed “Institutionalizing Agriculture”. Delegations from Antigua, Anguilla and St. Kitts are expected to participate in the event which is

French St. Martin News - Posted on March 14, 2012

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Guillame Arnell: “Upcoming election is of vital importance”

MARIGOT – “The upcoming elections are of vital importance to the community and since the change of status I feel that the people are fed up with the way that our affairs are managed financially and administratively,” veteran politician Guillaum

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 14, 2012

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Duncan calls Dutch suit over telecom cable “interesting”

St. Maarten – Justice Minister and St. Maarten’s Shareholder Representative for UTS Roland Duncan considers the summary proceedings initiated by the Rijksdienst Carabisch Nederland against a fictitious denial of their request to be treated as if

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 14, 2012

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Arindell sticks with planned agenda

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell intends to continue with Thursday’s meeting of parliament as the convocation stipulates, despite Monday’s written protest by the National Alliance. The opposition National Alliance fac

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 14, 2012

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Duo robs Chinese supermarket

St. Maarten – The police force’s special robbery unit are investigating Monday’s robbery at the Manchung Supermarket. Two men, who were dressed completely in black, stormed the supermarket on L.B. Scot Road with their faces covered, threatened

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 14, 2012

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Belair town hall meeting postponed

St. Maarten – Wednesday’s town hall meeting at the Belair Community Centre on conservation areas has been postponed until further notice. No reason was given for the postponement but a pledge has been made to set a new date. Government is in the

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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Exhibitions and open house show Mac’s history

St. Maarten - A number of former students, teachers and supportive persons attended Monday morning’s open house and exhibition organized by The Methodist Agogic Centre (Mac) as part of the institution’s 35th anniversary celebrations. The exhi

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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St. Maarten Ombudsman starts information campaign: New complaints welcome in April

Jos de Bruijn (l) and Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin.St. Maarten – The Ombudsman started an information campaign yesterday that will continue until the end of the month to prepare citizens, civil servants and government organizations for the fact t

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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Editorial: Heading to the ballot box

It’s now the home stretch to Sunday’s Territorial Council election in St. Martin and though six parties are in the running, many consider this a three way fight between Team Daniel Gibbs, Union for Progress and RRR. The central question of this e

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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Public tours of “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft Friday

The WC-130j aircraft which will be on display at the airport on Friday.GREAT BAY – St. Maarten is one of six countries in Mexico and the Caribbean where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) and the United States Air Force Rese

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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Coast Guard Dash 8 successfully conducts two rescues

Fishing boat Exodus being towed to Antigua.WILLEMSTAD - The maritime patrol aircraft Dash 8 of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard played a vital role in two rescues at sea last weekend. The first was the successful rescue of a small freighter caught adr

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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Homeless couple gets urgent assistance

St. Maarten – Intervention by Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever has led to an unnamed couple in urgent need finding a place to stay for the time being. The couple, which is homeless, were found during a wal

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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Community Council hosts fundraiser to purchase computers

St. Maarten – Middle Region & Defiance Community Council organizes a fund raising event on the Alec ‘the Butcher” Richardson basketball court next to the Sister Marie Laurence School in Middle Region on March 25. The event will be a combina

French St. Martin News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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Hamlet: Up is the only party for St. Martin

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Popular Radio host Jacques “Billy Dee” Hamlet believes the Union for Progress is “the only political party to take the Collectivite into the future”. That is why he will be participating in the upcoming elections on that

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 13, 2012

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English get updates on St. Maarten tourism

The five member Group Study Exchange delegation from Devon, England poses with Governor drs Eugene Holiday (fourth left), Rotarian Maria Buncamper-Molanus (second right) and Rotary President Rebecca Low (right).St. Maarten – A five member deleg

Editorial - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Editorial: Convenience

The Democratic Party has come up with some excellent ideas about the way consumers pay for their electricity. But like with every proposal, and we’re referring here only to the idea to install pre-paid meters, there is also a downside. For sure

Opinion - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Opinion: The right direction

While the convenience that comes with pre-paid electricity meters seems to favor especially the electricity company and apartment owners, there are some other elements in the Democratic Party proposal to amend the electricity concession that are bene

Uncategorized - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Young St. Maartener looking for air time

St. Maarten - At age 23, Ishmael Hodge, who was fortunate to get a secondary education at the Milton Peters College is now working as a trainee at the Parliament Building. But he is very much concerned about those that have no jobs. Now he is look

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Tax Office interviews potential recruits

GREAT BAY – A delegation of the Tax Department of St. Maarten visited the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague recently and made use of the Soualiga conference room to meet with St. Maarten students. The purpose of the visit is to r

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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New marechaussee commander appointed

THE NETHERLANDS – Major General Dr. J.A.J (Hans) Leijtens will take over as the Commander of the Royal Military Police (Marechaussee) on May 31. His appointment was approved on Friday by the Dutch government based on a proposal from Minister 

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Ombudsman gets Dutch colleague’s support

St. Maarten – Ombudsman Nilda Arduin recently signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Director of the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands in The Hague. The SLA allows for the National Ombudsman to render the Ombudsman of St. Maarten human

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Opinion: The truth about money laundering

Justice Minister Duncan is apparently not aware of any report that indicates St. Maarten has a serious money laundering problem. Maybe he is unaware of an estimate by the International Monetary Fund that the Caribbean region launders an estimated

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Wib treats clients to double fun

St. Maarten – Windward Islands Bank (Wib) offers its clients the chance to redeem twice the amount of Funmiles every time they use their WibBankomatiko smart card at another Fun Miles partner. The bank also gives points every time clients use their

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Public and private sector collaborate at New York trade show

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) jointly participated in The New York Times Travel Show, which was held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York from March 2 to March

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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St. Maarten Cable T.V. delays opening new location

GREATBAY- St. Maarten Cable TV announced Friday that the opening of itsSimpsonBaybranch has been delayed because of connectivity issues. The new office at Mail Box at thePalapaCenteroriginally scheduled to open on March 5. It will now open at the end

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Prosecutor slow on treaty requests New report labels St. Maarten drug transshipment hub

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - According to the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of March 2012, approximately 4, 890 kg of cocaine were seized in the entire Dutch Caribbean in 2011. The ABC-islands continued to serve as northbound transshipment

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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St. Maarten Currency proposal to Council of Ministers soon

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto is expected to present his advice on the official currency for St. Maarten and the future role the Central Bank may play in the country’s development to the Council of Ministers soon. So says Prime Mini

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Party will submit proposals during budget debate DP wants energy-label and pre-paid electricity meters

St. Maarten – The Democratic Party faction wants an energy-label for household appliances,, different electricity tariffs for peak and off-peak hours, an option for pre-paid meters and the possibility for  green energy producers to sell their exce

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Pre-schoolers learn about “community helpers”

St. Maarten, Guana Bay - Students of the Kids Lighthouse Pre-school and Daycare donned uniforms of some of the traditional professions on Friday as a way of depicting community helpers. Children between the ages of 2 and 4 participated in the activit

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 11, 2012

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Soualiga Foundation presses ahead with forum

THE HAGUE– Stichting Soualiga Foundation (SSF) is extremely grateful and encouraged by the support and endorsements received so far from dignitaries both on St. Maarten and in the Netherlands in response to their announcement of plans to host a stu

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 9, 2012

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St. Maarten Fuel prices increase Saturday

St. Maarten – Fuel prices will go higher on Saturday. The announcement of the 10 cent increase in unleaded gasoline and seven cent increase in diesel was made in a public announcement issued by Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Tel

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 9, 2012

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Third teenager sentenced for Dutch Quarter gang-rape

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced a 17-year old boy to 15 months imprisonment on Wednesday for taking part in the gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl in Dutch Quarter on April 12 of last year. The boy served 63 days in preventive cust

Alain Richardson: “RRR is the alternative the Collectivité needs”

MARIGOT – Alain Richardson’s RRR party has been in the opposition for the past four years. “It is the only alternative that the Collectivité needs,” Richardson told this newspaper. “We have a program that is geared towards restoring confid

Opinion - Posted on March 9, 2012

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Letter: Pelican soft porn

Dear Editor, When Cable TV changed its packages last year, I decided to take almost all channels without exactly understanding what certain channels we're having. Last night I could not sleep. I was thinking all the time about the Pelican saga,

St. Maarten News - Posted on March 9, 2012

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Special investigation methods ready for parliament approval

St. Maarten – The ordinance that regulates special investigation methods for law enforcement is ready to go to parliament for approval after yesterday’s Central Committee meeting. The end report on the meetings that have been held on the subject

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