Opinion - Posted on October 22, 2015

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Opinion: Unique specificity

Dear Editor, Let it hereby be officially recorded, that the St. Martin Grassroots People Movement fully endorses the initiative to have the so-called PLU (The Plan Local d’Urbanisme – ‘Zoning Plan) completely- and immediately suspended until

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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Constitutional advice does not impress prime minister

“The governor cannot tell me what to do” St. Maarten – Based on the advice he received from a panel of three judges Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday confirmed yesterday in a press release that he will sign the national decree to dissolve parli

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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“Judges should stay out of supervisory committee”

Merx objects to structure national security service St. Maarten  – Questions about the Trias Politica surfaced first after Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday decided to ask a panel of three judges to present a clear opinion about articles 33, 40 an

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs: “I will not back down”

  Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs (left) makes his position perfectly clear while Ministers Hassink, Sams and Connor look on. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten – “I will not back down,” Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs told this newspaper

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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“Criminal organizations are killing each other”

Justice Minister Dennis Richardson about rising crime: St. Maarten - The recent hike in crime can be attributed to criminal organizations fighting over territory and killing each other, Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson said at the Council of

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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Neighbor dispute ends with shooting

St. Maarten - On Tuesday after 7 p.m., police rushed to the Marion Evangelien de Weever Hering Drive in Union Farm Estate to respond to a shooting incident. The victim has been identified as Blacks who works as a construction worker. Police confirmed

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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Port of St. Maarten offers help with pumping storm water

GREAT BAY – The Port of St. Maarten says that its Great Bay Master Plan 2 includes a one-mile long pipeline that will be hooked up to the storm water pumping system that was put in place to reduce water levels in the Great Salt Pond in the event of

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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SOS Radio and host Billy D mark milestone broadcast

  Jacques “Billy D” Hamlet at SOS Radio. File photo contributed Marigot - SOS Radio celebrates a milestone today when the radio talk show Talking Point reaches its 2000th edition, according to Jacques “Billy D” Hamlet, the host and

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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Winair presents enhanced winter schedule

St. Maarten - Winair will enhance its winter schedule with more flights to St. Kitts, Nevis and Tortola, and add the new destinations San Juan and Antigua to its network. The company says in a press statement that it has ensured optimal connection t

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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Collective Preventive Services issues mosquito alert

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), is calling once more on the community to prevent mosquito breeding. Recent rain showers have the potential to increase the number of mosquitos. Preventative measures are needed and

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted on October 22, 2015

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Contestants for Little Miss St. Martin pageant

    Jerinelle Louisa. Photo contributed. St. Maarten – On Sunday November 1, the Philipsburg Cultural Center on Back Street is the stage for the Little Miss St. Martin pageant. Pageant organizer Nzinga Lake introduces the

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 21, 2015

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“Principles and values” directed Maurice Lake’s decision

[caption id="attachment_24293" align="alignnone" width="217"] Ex-Vromi Minister Maurice Lake.[/caption] St. Maarten – In a statement that runs almost 2,000 words, now independent MP Maurice Lake has defended himself against accusations by Unite

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 21, 2015

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Budget 250,000 guilders for St. Maarten Day Celebrations

The St. Maarten Day committee at the A.C Legislative hall. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - The committee in charge of organizing the November 11 St. Maarten Day celebrations has been working for the past months to organize and execute

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 21, 2015

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Customers received tainted banknotes from ATMs

  RBC ATM at the Le Grand Marché parking lot on Bush Road. Photo Today / Andrew Dick Police request citizens to bring in red dyed bills St. Maarten - A number of people have been receiving red dyed money from several WIB and RBC ATM

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 21, 2015

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Island Gems donates to No Kidding with our Kids

  Island Gems members Asha Stevens and Jody Rosen with a foundation representative and some children who benefit from the afterschool program. Photo contributed St. Maarten - Island Gems Charity Foundation recently paid for the installati

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 21, 2015

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Sexual diversity conference brings fifty women together

  Participants of the Caribbean Woman and Sexual Diversity conference. Photo Contributed St. Maarten - All participants have hailed the third Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference 2015, hosted by United and Strong Saint Lucia/Ca

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2015

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Lecture on labor law at the library

Gwendolien Mossel lectured last week about the services provided by the Ombudsman and citizen’s rights. Photo contributed St. Maarten - The last session in the Power of Knowledge series will take place today at 6.30 p.m. at the Philipsburg

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2015

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Robber grabs close to $30,000 from casino

Paradise Casino on Sunday evening after one man robbed the establishment. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Police are on the lookout for a robber that managed to waltz into the Paradise Casino on Sunday evening at about 10.30 p.m. thre

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2015

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Tzu Chi Foundation, AUC support community garden project 

  Project leader Denicio Wyatte (left) gives an explanation to the volunteers. Photo contributed St. Maarten - Doctors-in-training at the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine and the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Founda

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 20, 2015

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Haviser’s heritage salt presentation steals the show at Migratory Bird Festival

  On the Festival's popular Heritage Salt Walk, Dr. Jay Haviser points out salt pan walls in the Great Salt Pond. Photo by Mark Yokoyama. St. Maarten - Over 200 people came out to celebrate St. Martin's spectacular migratory birds at

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Man shot dead in Simpson Bay

Police escorting the brother of the victim off the scene yesterday morning. The coroner staff is seen in the back loading the body of the man in the van. Photo Today / Andrew Dick. St. Maarten —The police is investigating another shooting inci

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Terrence Farrell: “Corruption adds 10 percent to the cost of doing business”

St. Maarten – The Information Village organized by the high councils of state ended last night with a presentation by Terrence Farrell of the Trinidadian company Terrayanna Investments about morality, integrity and corruption. While the turnout for

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Pineapple Awards voting opens

  St. Maarten – The voting period for 10th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards officially opens today. This puts readers in the perfect position to vote for those individuals and organizations they think should be recognized for their outstandi

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Workshop focuses on energy efficiency

  St. Maarten - Under the umbrella of the European Union funded COSME Program, the Department of Economy, Transportation and Telecommunication hosted an interactive workshop for small hotel property owners throughout the Caribbean Overseas C

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted on October 19, 2015

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St. Kitts prepares for tourism boom

  BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – The completion of four major developments in the tourism industry in St. Kitts and Nevis by 2018 is expected to generate hundreds of job opportunities for the local population. That’s according to Minister o

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Colade-investigation targets Regina Labega and Badejo

St. Maarten – The office of the public prosecutor confirmed in a brief press release that on Thursday house searches were conducted by the National Detective agency on five locations. The press release labels “R.L., F.A.A.B. and E.F.” as suspe

French St. Martin News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Firm resistance against PLU at French Quarter meeting

  FRENCH QUARTER—The residents of French Quarter who attended the meeting on the Plan Local d’Urbanisme (PLU) claim the plan is an effort by the Collectivité of Saint Martin to reclaim their ancestral land. They said that they are prepar

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Toast on new dive site Pelikaan

St. Maarten - In June the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation received assistance from the Royal Dutch Navy in placing ten three-ton mooring blocks in waters both outside and inside of the Marine Park, creating mooring possibilities at ten new dive sites

Opinion - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Opinion: Looking the other way

How are we dealing with Muslims, Christians, Jews and homosexuals in a multicultural society like the Netherlands where there are big differences between all these groups? The same question could be asked for St. Maarten with its fractured population

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Governor’s explosive 2013 letter supports dissolution parliament

  Possible elections pushed back to February 2016 St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs has sent an amended national decree to dissolve the parliament to Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday on Wednesday that would push e

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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National Detective Agency conducts 5 house searches

Targets: airport director Labega, Fabian Badejo and others St. Maarten – The National Detective Agency conducted house searches on five different locations last week “in connection with an ongoing investigation,” case officer Nanouk Lemme

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Law firm updates business guide

St. Maarten - The Guides to Doing Business in the Dutch Caribbean (www.doingbusinessdutchcaribbean.com) of law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne have been fully updated. In the online guides, all relevant primary information can be found about the legal

French St. Martin News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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French St. Martin Tourist campaign appeals to feelings

MARIGOT - The Saint-Martin Tourism Office has presented its new communication campaign, in partnership with Atout France and Horizon Bleu, their communication agency. This new campaign has three goals: to create preference for the island of Saint-Ma

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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“Governor must sign decree to dissolve parliament” Meyers: UP, government take a stand to stop constant instability

    St. Maarten - United People (UP) party faction leader MP Franklin Meyers on Thursday night stressed that at some point “somebody has to make a stand somewhere” to stem the tide of constant government instability and address a

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 19, 2015

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Alegria timeshare ruling put on ice

St. Maarten – The Timeshare Owners at Caravanserai Association (Toca) suffered a setback in court last week when the Common Court of Justice suspended an earlier ruling that ordered resort owner Alegria Real Estate to admit the timeshare owners to

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