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GEBE says efforts being made to supply stable power

St. Maarten News - Public utilities company NV GEBE has assured the public every effort is being made to have all issues resolved and supply stable and consistent electricity. In a press release from NV GEBE stated that three engines that provide a t

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 6, 2016

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Tzu Chi volunteers visit seniors at St. Martin Home

  A Tzu Chi volunteer interacting with a client. St. Maarten News —St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers continued to spread cheer to St. Martin’s Home clients during their most recent visit on Sunday, June 26. The Foundation sai

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2016

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Massive amounts of trash found during school cleanups

Milton Peters’ students collected over 19 large garbage bags of trash during a beach cleanup at Mullet Bay in collaboration with EPIC’s environmental education program. MULLET BAY— EPIC’s Environmental Educator Laura Bijnsdorp has appl

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2016

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Minister Arrindell congratulates OECS on establishment of Tourism Institute

St. Maarten News —Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Ingrid Arrindell, commends the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in taking the initiative of having the leading tertiary t

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2016

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Philip Van Delden returns to PPA’s slate

St. Maarten News - The People’s Progressive Alliance has announced that former candidate Philip van Delden has returned to the PPA slate ahead of the September 2016 elections. In a statement from the party, Van Delden said he is a down to earth per

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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OSPP launches Maurits Joslyn Richardson as electoral candidate

Leader of the One St. Maarten Peoples Party with new candidate Joslyn Richardson, at Richardson’s South Reward organic farm. A labourer waters the plants in the background. St. Maarten News —Maurits Joslyn Richardson is being put forward

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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EPIC to host free birding teachers’ workshop

Binkie van Es, birding expert who will be conducting the free teachers birding workshops in collaboration with Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC). St. Maarten News—On Wednesday 5 July & Thursday 6 July, Binkie van Es, in coll

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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UP elects new board members for 2016-2018

St. Maarten News —The United People's Party (UP) Congress elected a new board for the party board period 2016-2018 on June 25 at the Belair Community Center. The persons who have been appointed to the board positions are: President Silvia Meyers-O

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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DP condemns ‘racial antics’ in parliament

St. Maarten News - Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Sarah Wescot-Williams has condoned racial comments in parliament and is calling for leaders of political parties to speak out. “Call it whatever you want, but I cringe every time I hear Members

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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Body found on Old Cake House Road

St. Maarten News —Detectives are presently investigating a case of man found dead on the side of the Arlet Peters Road; better known as the Old Cake House road. According to a release from the police, the body was found on the section of the road o

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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Agriculturists calling for government support

St. Maarten News —Although there is a huge threat by the invasive monkeys, the green iguanas and African snails which have been destroying crops on the island, there is still an initiative to have proper facilities such as an agricultural station o

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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Patient sent to DR for surgery alleges mistreatment by SZV

  St. Maarten News —A patient who was sent to the Dominican Republic to undergo surgery, said he was kicked out of the hotel where he was staying without money and had to stay on the streets for 48 hours. The patient, Ricardo Gumbs was sen

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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Princess Heights awarded Green Key Eco-Label

St. Maarten News — Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel has for the second year in a row been awarded with the prestigious Green Key eco-label. The Green Key Programme is a leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental re

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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PPA convention on July 9

St. Maarten News - The Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) will hold its first party Convention on Saturday July 9 at the Lions Community Center in Sucker garden from 3 to 7 p.m. “we are extending a warm welcome to all candidates, their families, f

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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St. Maarten Tourism Authority on the move

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Tourism Authority (STA) is now firmly on the move. With the presentation of two donations of US$5,000 each by the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association and the St. Maarten Timeshare Association, the STA has

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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Finance Minister Gibson orders screening Central Bank top

St. Maarten News – Minister of Finance Richard Gibson wants to end the rumors and innuendos about the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten once and for all and for this purpose he has asked the national security service VDSM to screen the bank

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2016

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Alegria loses lawsuit against Dunes Casino

St. Maarten News – The Court in First Instance has declared Alegria Real Estate inadmissible in its request to suspend the casino permit of GN Entertainment, the company that operates the Dunes Casino at the former Caravanserai Resort in Beacon Hil

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on June 28, 2016

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Junior climbing wall at Marci’s Mega Gym

The students are satisfied after completing their decoration of the climbing wall. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Marci’s Mega Gym in Sympson Bay has been voted the best gym for seven years in a row. Now it has added an additional att

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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Alegria Resort wants to put Dunes Casino out of business

  Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News – The Alegria Resort is at war with the Dunes Casino and it wants the government to revoke the gaming house’s permit. The resort has been in and out of court ever since Ray Sidhom bough

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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Moneygram office in Simpson Bay closed

  No more Moneygram services in Simpson Bay. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop St. Maarten News - The Moneygram office in Simpson Bay that is managed by the Postal Services closed yesterday. On April 1 the Moneygram office at the Dr. Claude

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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New politicians complete good governance course

  Party leaders Wycliffe Smith and Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt show their certificates. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Party leaders, Mercedes “Elektra” van der Waals-Wyatt of Hope and Wycliffe Smith of Sint Maarten Chris

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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New Era art gallery hosts exhibition

  Leola Cotton. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Leola Cotton opened the New Era art gallery and school in November of last year at the Royal Palm Plaza on Front Street (between the Methodist Church and L’Escargot Restaurant).

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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Snorkel Club begins July 11

St. Maarten News – The Nature Foundation will once again offer its popular nature education snorkel club program from Wednesday July 11 to Saturday August 6.  The Nature Foundation established the program with the aim of educating local youth in

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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Notary Boekhoudt speaks about family law

St. Maarten News - Notary Meredith Boekhoudt is the keynote speaker at the second lecture in the series the Law Matters to You on July 5 at the university on Pond Island. She will be speaking on the topic of wills, estate planning, and family law. T

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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Holland House Beach Hotel staff gets first response certificate

St. Maarten News - Twelve management and staff members of Holland House Beach Hotel received an Emergency First Response certificate last Friday. After three days of emergency first response primary and secondary care training, provided by Sandra Vol

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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“Discussions about Central Bank harm the investment climate”

    Cft-chairman Bakker: St. Maarten News – A lot of discussion about the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten is bad for the investment climate, says the chairman of the board for financial supervision Cft, Age Bakker. “It

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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Lysanne Charles after Orlando: “Stay the course, equality must be ours”

Lysanne Charles. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (Ecade) stands with other human rights and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender organizations in mourning the loss of life that occ

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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Ras Bushman part of trade mission to Surinam

Part of the delegates at the trade mission in Suriname. Photo contributed. St. Maarten News – Roland Joe, aka Bushman was part of a delegation from St. Maarten that recently participated in a trade mission and congress about doing sustainab

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 28, 2016

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From inmates to graduates

Kerry J. Wilson proudly displays the trophies he has won for his singing ability. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News - According to a ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi, “a journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet,”

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 24, 2016

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Kingdom government shoots reform proposals down

  St. Maarten News – The kingdom government has serious objections to the proposed anti-ship jumping measures the Marlin cabinet has in mind. If the government does not address these objections, Minister Ronald Plasterk (Kingdom Relations)

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 24, 2016

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Octogenarian and his wife remain behind bars

St. Maarten News – Victor A.R. and Ingrid F. remain behind bars, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday. The 81-year-old R. and his 55-year-old wife had asked the court on Wednesday for their release, citing health issues. The two suspects,

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 24, 2016

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Panel discussion aims to revive agriculture

  Wifol-President Theophilus Thompson (left) and Bushman. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten News – Ital Shack, the Wifol union and its educational arm Cifsef organize a panel discussion about agriculture, fishery and animal hus

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 24, 2016

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Arrindell announces rules for cross-border bus services

  St. Maarten News – The Dutch and the French side have come together to regulate trans-border bus transportation, Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication) said at Wednesday’s press briefing.

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 24, 2016

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Henderson conference about life insurance

  Next week Thursday at Belair Community Center St. Maarten News – For the third consecutive year, insurance broker Henderson organizes an educational conference with top speakers of the Central Bank and three different insurance compan

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 24, 2016

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St. Maarten Port present at cruise line meeting in New Orleans

  St. Maarten News - Port St. Maarten is present this week at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association PAMAC meeting in New Orleans.  PAMAC brings together the association’s platinum members for a meeting with over thirty high-ranking FC

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