St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation accepting scholarship applications

GREATBAY/THE CARIBBEAN--- Caribbean students and industry professionals are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) so they can pursue higher education or professional devel

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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InselAir to adapt stringent measures (after discovering someone is placing drugs in their passenger’s luggage)

St. Maarten —InselAir is taking actions to find the persons involved in placing illegal drugs in the baggage of their passengers after their bags have been checked and director of the company Edward Heerenveen said once these persons are found the

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Making rain: can technology drought-proof the Caribbean?

St. Maarten - An article with the above headline appeared in the UK newspaper the Guardian and discussed what the author views as “a critical problem” for many of the regions territories. Below is the article in its entirety. “To mention th

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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DHL making moves to strengthen its position in the Caribbean

St. Maarten - DHL Express, the industry leader in global logistics solutions, is making moves to assert its position in the Caribbean market. The company held its first Caribbean ‘Area Conference’ at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Regal Princess returns for medical emergency

St. Maarten —Shortly after its scheduled departure from St. Maarten’s port at 6:00pm yesterday, the Regal Princess cruise ship had to return for an unscheduled call after one of the passengers became seriously ill. The cruise ship was reporte

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Sonesta Great Bay team gets exceptional employee engagement recognition 

St. Maarten -Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino and Spa hit a number of major award milestones in 2014. One of the latest recognition comes from Sonesta International – the award for exceptional employee engagement. The award was announced a

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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MP Ronald van Raak says he doesn’t think St. Maarten was ready for autonomy

St. Maarten - Minister Plenipotentiary Josianne Fleming-Artsen recently met with Dutch Second Chamber Member of Parliament (MP) Ronald van Raak where they exchanged views about developments on St. Maarten. MP Ronald van Raak has been very outspo

Uncategorized - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Plot to assassinate justice minister uncovered

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – According to the local Dutch newspaper Amigoe there are serious indications of an assassination plot against the Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro. This was supposed to happen during the Carnival parade. Two Venezuelans wer

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Tzu Chi entertains, treats at New Years/Valentines event  

GREATBAY - The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation entertained, educated and spread loving cheer to more than 120 of its members, volunteers, their family members and other guests at its Lunar New Year’s and Valentine’s Day event on Sunday, February 1

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Van Raak: “Curaçao’s gambling Mafia bought Secret Service”

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE – Information about the Dutch Secret Service (AIVD) and the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is probably in the hands of the wrong people. The gambling mafia in Curaçao managed to buy the Curaçao Secret Service (V

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Gebe load shedding due to technical difficulties

St. Maarten - Gebe is currently experiencing technical difficulties with one of its production units and another engine is being overhauled which the company gave yesterday as the reason for the load shedding in certain areas that have resulted in c

Uncategorized - Posted on February 24, 2015

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‘Privileged’ prisoners go to court over jail move

THE HAGUE--- A man who is serving 13 years in jail for murdering a jeweler is going to court because he faces losing his prison privileges. Sandro G and a number of other prisoners at a special unit in Veenhuizen jail are to be moved to make way for

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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VVD MP stands down pending expenses claim investigation politics February 19, 2015  

St. Maarten - A parliamentarian for the right-wing Liberal VVD has step down temporarily until a party inquiry into his integrity has been completed. Mark Verheijen is at the centre of allegations that he wrongly declared thousands of euros of priva

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Miss Makita featured at Kooyman Home Improvement Fair

St. Maarten -Kooyman has announced Miss Makita- Maria Alejandra Montoya, spokes model of MAKITA brand Industrial power tools and accessories—as the special guest for their upcoming Home Improvement Fair. Miss MAKITA will be live at the Kooyman Hom

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Jihadis kept out of police stations because of safety fears

THE HAGUE-- Terrorism suspects who are required to report daily to their local police station are not being allowed inside the building in some areas, the AD says on Thursday. In The Hague, for example, returning jihadis are told to identify themselv

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Island Gems helps Animal Defenders

St. Maarten -Island Gems Charity Foundation recently presented a cheque to Animal Defenders SXM to assist with neuter operations, vaccinations and other medical costs for the stray animals. The cheque for NAf 900 was written to a vet clinic in ke

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Heineken Regatta organization renews deals with loyal sponsors.

GREATBAY---The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is gearing up for another successful event and once again receives the support of its loyal sponsors. The Regatta office is proud to announce that all sponsors from last year continue their support of

Uncategorized - Posted on February 24, 2015

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Groningen major wants hearing on earthquakes: VVD says no

THE HAGUE--Groningen Mayor Peter den Oudsten wants a parliamentary inquiry to find out what decisions had been made for his province. He thinks that the people in his region have been shamefully deceived. This is in reaction to a report by the Dutch

Editorial - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Editorial: Going Green

The initiative of the Christian Hillside School under the guidance of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation to introduce a recycling program at the school is commendable and should be viewed as an example for businesses and schools on the island. At a re

Opinion - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Opinion: Are beaches public? No, they are not!

Are beaches public? No, they are not! According to the Civil Code beaches are presumed to be the property of government. In other words the presumption that beaches are public would have to be set aside if evidence to the contrary is presented. Bu

Opinion - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Letter to the editor: Parliament calling in directors of Govt. owned companies wrong

Dear Editor, Where does our Parliament get the odd perception that it can call in (supervisory) directors of government owned or controlled entities and question them in public about their conduct of business ? These entities are not accountable t

Opinion - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Opinion: What does LOL really mean?

By John McWhorter The going idea is that texting has, in essence, made graffiti a universal pastime: Barely punctuated, sparsely capitalized and with decidedly creative spellings throughout, texting means that today's people are reveling in writin

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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The St. Kitts people have spoken: Denzil Douglas out after 20 years

BASSETERRE, ST Kitts---The winds of change have come to the people of the twin island state of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. In the hard fought election watched by people from around the region, the Virgin Islands and the International commun

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Wescott-Williams: “New tax system cannot be introduced overnight”

St. Maarten —A new tax system cannot be introduced overnight, notes leader of the Democratic Party faction in Parliament MP Sarah Wescott-Williams, who said she intends to discuss this new tax system in a meeting with the Minister of Finance. MP W

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Armed bandit robs Sheik and St. Peters corner supermarket

St. Maarten —Two Chinese supermarkets in the St. Peters area were robbed by an armed masked man last week. Between 03.10 p.m. and 03.20 p.m. the unknown man with his face covered and brandishing a firearm first robbed Sheik Supermarket and shor

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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St. Maarten Cable TV announces addition of new channels

GREATBAY---- St. Maarten Cable TV announces the expansion of its channel packages with the launch of Univision aired on channel 408 of the Basic channel package and LATV aired on channel 440 of the Spanish Silver package.  “This addition to our pl

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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St. Maarten author launches new book Friday

St. Maarten —“When several of St. Gregory’s street people go missing, crime reporter Michael Carsagian is on the case again, tracking down the villains behind the nefarious scheme of illegal organ harvesting. Complicating his efforts is the Is

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Princess Heights awarded Green Key Eco-Label

St. Maarten -The Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) awarded Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel with the first and only Green Key Eco-Label certification in St. Maarten, solidifying St. Maarten's reputation as a destination t

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Rotary has heart all through third quarter

St. Maarten -Rotary has heart—an annual program by the Rotary Club geared at assisting members of the community—will continue throughout the third quarter of the Rotary year (January-March).  Rotary has heart is a project initiated by 2013-2

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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French Officers going high tech: Will Go Pro cameras become the norm?

St. Maarten - The noticeable presence of a Go pro camera affixed to the uniform of an officer from the French side of the island raises more questions than answers, but the biggest question is, was the decision by that officer personal or has it bee

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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DP wants answers from Gebe

St. Maarten -A list of pertinent questions will be forwarded to Gebe by the Democratic Party faction in parliament following a recent meeting between the company representatives and the parliament. Leader of the Democratic Party faction in parlia

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Incomprehension and disappointment dismissal Adriaens

WILLEMSTAD – The contract with the Director of the Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH), Maurice Adriaens was not renewed. This was announced by the Minister of Economic Development, Stanley Palm last weekend. The CAH falls under the responsibility of t

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Telcell Breakthrough Talent search winners promoting positive messages

St. Maarten - Winners of the 2014 TelCell Breakthrough talent search are bringing home some positive messages to St. Maarten’s youth, which they hope will inspire them to excel in school, at work and also at play. Winners, Arias, Tristan, Seren

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Hillside Christian School starts recycling program

St. Maarten —A recycling program has been introduced at the Hillside Christian School with the help of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation. In its efforts to continue to bring environmental and conservation awareness into schools, the Nature Foun

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 23, 2015

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Karel Frielink new FraudNet member

WILLEMSTAD - Karel Frielink has been appointed member of FraudNet for all six islands of the Dutch Antilles. FraudNet is a worldwide network of lawyers specialized in asset tracing and recovery. Set up in 2004 by the anti-crime arm of the Internatio

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