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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Breakthrough in Eric Yuan Sam murder investigation – Afoo-suspect arrested who was already in detention

St. Maarten – The first suspect in the December 30, 2009 murder of Afoo Food Club Manager Eric Yuan Sam was taken into custody on Monday in the House of Detention. Chief prosecutor Hans Mos identified the suspect as A.D., who was recently sentence

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Director Scot dismisses claims that doctors were unlicensed – Hospital brought in experienced specialists from the Netherlands

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – We are in contact with the Health Inspectorate almost every day. Do you really think that we could let people work here that are not licensed or that are no doctors? We are constantly busy improving the quality of he

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Big mess at Little Key Island

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Pride Foundation kicked of the annual coastal cleanup early with the help of students from the Kellogg School of Management. The target of their activities this week was Little Key Island in the Simpson Bay Lagoon and wh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Tax relief for house owners almost doubled in 12 years

THE HAGUE - The cost to the treasury of tax relief on privately owned houses has nearly doubled since 2000, rising from €16.9 billion (($9.4 billion) to €33 billion ($18.4 billion) in 2011, the Central Bureau for Statistics CBS said yesterday. T

Opinion - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Opinion: Eric Yuan Sam

It took some time but now it seems that justice will be done for Eric Yuan Sam, the supermarket manager who was murdered on December 30, 2009 in Dutch Quarter. With Akeem Daniel, a young man who was recently sentenced to 9 years for being an accompli

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Stars fail to shine again in Futsal

GREAT BAY- New comers to the Futsal League, Caribbean Auto Stars are yet to record a victory since the start of the competition which is in its fourth week, in an almost one sided game they went down hard to Mix Italia by 10 goals to one in the final

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Community police officers join U 2 Can Move action

St. Maarten - Community police officers have teamed up with the cabinet of Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and pledged to take part in the U 2 Can Move health and fitness campaign. During a meeting held at the prime minister’s office on Tuesda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Marines arrive for annual hurricane exercise

GREAT BAY – Starting today St. Maarten will be the backdrop for the annual hurricane exercise Hurex. One hundred marines arrive this afternoon on the island. They will take part in a hurricane relief exercise together with the local emergency servi

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American students clean trash at Little Key Island

St. Maarten – The International Coastal Cleanup got a kick start just before the designated month of September with a group of 23 visiting MBA students from Kellogg school of Management this week. The students from this university are vacationing o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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SGP-leader mimics Akin’s rape-statement

THE HAGUE 'Women seldom get pregnant as a result of rape and that is a fact,' orthodox Christian party SGP leader Kees van der Staaij told a TV program on Tuesday. He was reacting to a question about the controversy in the US around similar remarks

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Almost 50,000 expats sign up to vote

THE HAGUE - Almost 50,000 Dutch expats who live abroad have signed up to vote in the September 12 general election. In total, 48,291 out of the estimated 500,000 Dutch nationals with voting rights abroad registered before the August 1 deadline. This

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Volleyball tournament set for this weekend

GREAT BAY-The St.Maarten Volleyball Association has postponed its general membership meeting to Tuesday September 4 at 7:00 pm at its meeting room. The meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday night. The world championship qualifier volleyball t

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Preparations for Carnival 2013 in public phase, foundation says

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will this week announce its public preparations for Carnival 2013, having put certain things in place behind the scenes over the past few months. President of the foundation Stua

Editorial - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Editorial: Smear campaign

Gossip is not always an innocent pastime, as the St. Maarten Medical Center is now experiencing. The malicious publications that have made the hospital look like a place one would not wish on his worst enemy are seemingly designed to obstruct expansi

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Soualiga Capoeira Foundation celebrates 10 year anniversary

St. Maarten -The Soualiga Capoeira Foundation will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary in November. To commemorate these achievements the group will be hosting an international encounter entitled” Capoeira in Paradise”. To facilitate the marke

Opinion - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Opinion: Extremely gross

Kees van der Staaij the leader of the orthodox religious party SGP earned himself a body guard after his remarks that women hardly ever get pregnant after they’ve been raped. Well, we don’t know why anybody would still want to be the body guard

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Town hall meetings zoning plans continue next week

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) will resume its public consultation process about draft development plans next week. A follow-up town hall meeting is scheduled for Monday, S

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Peace Is donates peace materials to MAC school

St. Maarten - In keeping with its continued mantra of peace in schools, the Peace Is Foundation presented the Methodist Agogic Centre Campuses (St. John’s & Betty’s Estate) with materials that will be used in tackling issues such as non-violence,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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St. Maarten has a new Capoeira master

St. Maarten - After a long vetting process in Brazil to verify his credentials, Clifford Henry became the first Capoeira instructor to come out of local group, Soualiga Capoeira. In May, Henry accompanied his mentor, group founder Tyrone Phelipa, alo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Biker laid to rest

St. Maarten – Biker Chris Smith was laid to rest yesterday. The 36-year-old died last Sunday when he took part in an illegal street race in French Quarter. The hearse for the black coffin that contained his earthly remains was a truck from his empl

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Interruption in landline services – TelEm adjusts switching equipment tonight

St. Maarten – TelEm Group will make adjustments to the company’s switching equipment from midnight to accommodate necessary changes for adoption of the ongoing North America Numbering Plan system. As a result of these adjustments all landline

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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VOXPOP: Does technology contribute to obesity?

St. Maarten - On Friday, civil servants will join Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams in her campaign for the adoption of healthy lifestyles. Called U 2 Can Move, the initiative provokes all those on the government’s payroll, especially females to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Library book sale on Saturday

St. Maarten - “There’s a book for everyone” at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library’s book sale on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parents, teachers and caregivers will be able to take advantage of our huge selection of children books in

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Socialist Party is losing steam

THE HAGUE -Support for the Socialist Party may be falling following the first televised debate between the leaders of the four biggest parties contesting the September 12 general election. A new TNS Nipo poll published on Tuesday shows a four-seat

Opinion - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Opinion: Not words but actions

Rotterdam is the city of hardworking people in the Netherlands, whereas Amsterdam is full of artists and wannabes. Okay, not everybody will agree with that last observation but that is not the point. Rotterdam has a professional soccer club called Fe

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Another tribute to Milo

St. Maarten – A select company of citizens with a warm place in their heart for Emilio Wilson attended a brief ceremony in the Emilio Wilson park yesterday afternoon to commemorate what would have been the 101st birthday of the man who gave the est

Opinion - Posted by on August 29, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: The rising tide of fascism

I have often called our government socialist. However, they are now beyond socialist, they are "fascist." The fundamentals of socialism are government ownership of businesses, control of the market, labour and production. Everyone is aware of monop