St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Minister visits Rain Forest Adventures project

  Minister Meyers inspects an interior part of the Rain Forest project. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers visited the Emilio Wilson Estate last Friday to view the Rain Forest Adventures Eco Adventure P

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Simpson Bay Lagoon gets health injection

  This time, a dredging company is actually filling up holes in the bed of the Simpson Bay Lagoon. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been cooperating with the government, marinas and dredging compa

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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TelEm management highlights fiber to the home project

St. Maarten News - TelEm Group management marked of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day yesterday by spotlighting ongoing plans to create an island-wide fiber optic network that will revolutionize telecommunication services on St. M

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Real estate market shows signs of strength

  Artist’s impression of the Blueberry Hill project. Image ireteam.com Jagtiani: “Blueberry Hill project sold out” St. Maarten News – “The local real estate market is showing signs of recovery after years of suffering from

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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No enthusiasm in St. Maarten parliament for legalizing marijuana

St. Maarten News – There is no great enthusiasm in the parliament for legalizing marijuana. That is the conclusion of yesterday’s meeting where Freedom Fighters Foundation President Roland Joe, aka Bushman, accompanied by archeologist Dr. Jay Hav

Entertainment, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on May 23, 2016

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DJ Outkast speechless after performance in Beijing

  DJ Outkast at work in the People’s Republic of China. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - DJ Outkast returned to St. Maarten earlier this month following his performances at the Caribbean Music Festival in the Chinese capital of Beij

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Interval info-exchange seminar “Future looks bright for the timeshare industry”

  Howard Nusbaum, President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar   St. Maarten News – “The comfort of knowing what the rules are is as important as what the rules are.” With that

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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“Tourists are searching in vain for authentic St. Maarten products”

  The Hope-team on Front Street; from left: Jacinto Mock, Loekie Morales and Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – “Tourists are searching in vain for authentic St. Maarten products.” That is in one cent

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 16, 2016

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Eye specialists see over 1,300 patients

Would be patients that missed the opportunity to see any of the visiting eye specialists gather to hear the announcement that was made by St Maarten Rotary Club President, Jeffrey Sochrin after they realized that the specialists were unable to see an

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 16, 2016

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St. Maarten Recycling and garbage storage: Minister Meyers presents two garbage solutions

  Minister Meyers visited the Renewable Energy Facility in West Palm Beach. Photo swa.org St. Maarten News – Recycling 30 percent of all garbage and compacting, wrapping up and storing the rest and use it as fuel as soon as the waste-to

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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Henderson Insurances marks its twentieth anniversary

  The team of Henderson Insurances. Photo contributed   Open house  Wednesday St. Maarten News – Henderson Insurances celebrates its twentieth anniversary Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m., with an open house at its offices

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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RBC Bank not allowed to cut ties with casinos

  The Hollywood Casino remains a client at RBC Royal Bank, just like the Jump Up Casino and Casino Rouge et Noir. Photo google.com “No proof for ties with Italian mafia” St. Maarten News – RBC Royal Bank is not allowed to ter

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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Breastfeeding Café next Wednesday

  St. Maarten News – The third Breastfeeding Café will be held next Wednesday, hosted by the Collective Prevention Services (CPS).  The objective is to promote breastfeeding by sharing information and discuss challenges for soon to-be

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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The Spirit of St. Martin – Photo contest open  until month’s end

  [caption id="attachment_34286" align="alignnone" width="550"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] The Simpson Bay Bridge. Photo entered into the 2015 heritage competition by Monika Zach GRAND CASE, St. Martin - People of all ages are inv

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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St. Maarten Carnival director Mike Granger looks back

  SCDF-Director Mike Granger. Photo contributed. “We are not a bunch of know-it-alls” St. Maarten News – “Much of the growth and success of Carnival over the last five years can be attributed to the fact that young, local e

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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“When Europe sneezes, the Caribbean might catch a cold”

  From left to right: Dr. Nilda Arduin, Günther Kräuter (Secretary General IOI, Austria), Diane Welborn (Vice Chair IOI, Ohio, USA), Otiendo Amollo (Ombudsman Kenya), Maria Bueyo Diez (Ombudsman La Rioja, Italy). Photo contributed Om

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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Practice run culinary team at the Infinity Restaurant

  The braised sirloin flank steak was the main entrée for the fundraising dinner. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - Infinity Restaurant at Oyster Bay Beach Resort played host to the 2016 St. Maarten Culinary Team first fundraising dinn

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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Carib-a-Travel offers first medical trip to Medellin

St. Maarten News – Medical tourism seems to develop in the opposite direction for the first time with an offer from Carib-a-Travel for a ‘medical or vacation’ trip to Medellin in Colombia. The trip, at a cost of $950 a head, is from June 4 to 1

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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Margaret Hawthorne new US Consul General

  WILLEMSTAD - The United States Consulate General in Curacao announced the appointment of Margaret Hawthorne as the US Consul General to Curacao and Chief of Mission to Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 9, 2016

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Minister Lee focuses on increased labor compliance

St. Maarten News - “In recognizing the progress that has been made in the field of labor over the years, we need to acknowledge that the creation of meaningful, stable and sustainable employment can only be achieved in partnership,” said Minister

Editorial - Posted on May 6, 2016

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Editorial: Some comfort

That the killer of Police Officer Gamali Benjamin would not end up with a life sentence did not come as a surprise to many, but the only reasonable alternative seemed to be the maximum temporary prison sentence of 30 years. That the court went ten ye

Opinion - Posted on May 6, 2016

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Opinion: A better outcome

At this moment we are not able to get into the finer points of the court ruling that put the life sentence against Ridge Damisse, the rapper who fatally shot Police Officer Gamali Benjamin on August 5 of last year because the judge took her rulings w

Opinion - Posted on May 6, 2016

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Opinion: Fantasy holidays

With the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association, we do wonder about that last minute decision by the Council of Ministers to ditch the national holiday of Saturday, April 30 and to make Tuesday May 3 a national holiday instead. What surpris

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 6, 2016

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Disappointment over short sentence against killer Officer Benjamin

  Prosecution immediately appeals 20-year verdict St. Maarten News – Anger, frustration and disappointment describe the reaction after the Court in First Instance sentenced Ridge Demisse to 20 years of imprisonment for manslaughter on P

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 6, 2016

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SHTA criticizes “amateurish” move to alter public holiday

Also annoyed about hurricane pass decision GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) is upset with the government about two issues: the decision to exclude business owners and hotel staff from hurricane passes and the

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 6, 2016

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Delegation at Council of the Americas

WASHINGTON – A delegation from St. Maarten led by Prime Minister William Marlin attended last Tuesday a reception in honor of delegations co-hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry and the Council of the Americas. The reception was held at the Ben

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 6, 2016

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UTS introduces flexible bundle packages

St. Maarten News - Bigger, better bundle packages are in the works at UTS for its customers interested in postpaid services. The company will soon introduce new plans that will bring its customers more of everything. More savings, more flexibility, m

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 6, 2016

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For some, St. Maarten Carnival ended on a winning note

  Hundreds tramp behind the truck carrying the No Limit band during the final stages of the last lap. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News - As the flames died around King Momo to signal the end of what turned out to be an en

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 6, 2016

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St. Maarten Carnival Foundation more than happy with waste management company

  This four-man crew of Quality Sweepers worked in rain and sunshine to execute their tasks as expected by the SCDF. Photo contributed GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Thursday said it is “more th

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted on April 29, 2016

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First female Calypso Monarch in 47 years

Akinerom Charles Arrindell, the first female to ever win a Calypso Crown suitably rewarded with the symbol which was placed on her head by Lisa Brown, Senior Marketing Manager at Nagico and assisted by Edwardo Radjouki, from the SCDF. Photo Today

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted on April 29, 2016

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Research into St. Maarten monkey population

  St. Maarten News – Master student in International Development Sanne Collée will be on the island for the next two months to conduct a thorough participatory research into the socio-economic impact of the invasive Green Vervet Monke

Entertainment, St. Maarten News - Posted on April 29, 2016

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Appreciation for African music

Members of the Nirvana Dance group during one of their performances at the African Flavor concert. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten News - African Flavor, is a fairly new concert to St Maarten during the Carnival season, but after Brac

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 29, 2016

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Sea turtle nesting season begins

Baby Hawksbill sea turtles make their way to the ocean on Dawn Beach last year. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The sea turtle nesting season is here again, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation said in a press statement. Each year between A

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 29, 2016

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Police nab a dozen at Rick Ross concert with drugs

St. Maarten News – Police nabbed twelve visitors to the Rick Ross concert in the Festival Village between Friday evening and early Saturday morning for drug possession. During controls at the security check point, officers found quantities of marij

St. Maarten News - Posted on April 29, 2016

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St. Maarten airport to Berlin to pick up another award

  Anastacio Baker with the Quality and Excellence Award. Photo SXM St. Maarten News- The Princess Juliana International Airport has received the Majestic 5 Continents Award for Quality and Excellence from Paris-based Otherways Managem

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