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Gendarmerie releases details of body discovered on beach

4 hours 6 min ago

MARIGOT--The Gendarmerie released on Monday more details of the body found on the beach between Le Sand restaurant and the former La Belle Creole Hotel in Baie Nettle on Thursday, May 26.

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APS, Windward Roads sign accord to restore Mary’s Fancy rock walls

4 hours 8 min ago

CAY HILL--General Pension Fund administrator APS representatives and Windward Roads on Monday signed documents signalling the beginning of works to restore the historic rock walls in Mary’s Fancy Estate.

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Hurricane season likely near normal

4 hours 10 min ago

MIAMI--On the eve of the official start of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Centre is forecasting this year will most likely be near-normal.

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Countries agree on common Dispute Regulation proposal

4 hours 14 min ago

~Successful tripartite of Dutch Caribbean Parliaments~

THE HAGUE--Aruba, Cura√ßao and St. Maarten will be presenting one common proposition for a Dispute Regulation (‚Äúgeschillenregeling‚ÄĚ) at this week‚Äôs Inter-Parliamentary Consultation for the Kingdom IPKO in The Hague.

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Labega, Badejo among three arrested for ‚Äėembezzlement, theft and forgery‚Äô

4 hours 16 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Former Tourist Bureau head Regina Labega (56) and writer Fabian Badejo (65) were amongst three persons arrested on Monday based on ‚Äúcomplaints‚ÄĚ filed by the Finance Department head in November 2010 about ‚Äúembezzlement in employment, theft and forgery,‚ÄĚ the Prosecutor‚Äôs Office said in a press release on Monday.

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Checkmate says it was giving shooting victim second chance

4 hours 19 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Checkmate Security Services said on Monday that it was aware that the man gunned down at The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa on Sunday had been released from prison recently, but that the company was trying to give the man a second chance and help re-integrate him into society.

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Heyliger: Govt., MOT must be clearer about measures, policy

4 hours 22 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Government via the Financial Intelligence Unit MOT must be clearer to the business community and residents about MOT policies and why the rules in St. Maarten differ vastly from those of the United States and elsewhere, said United People’s (UP) party leader Member of Parliament (MP) Theo Heyliger on Monday.

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Labega, Badejo among three arrested for ‚Äėembezzlement, theft, forgery‚Äô

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 23:06

PHILIPSBURG--Former Tourist Bureau Head Regina Labega (56) and writer Fabian Badejo (55) were amongst three persons arrested on Monday based on ‚Äúcomplaints‚ÄĚ filed by Finance Department Head in November 2010 about embezzlement in employment, theft and forgery.

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Monday

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 21:07

DATE ISSUED: Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) May 31, 2016

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Jacobs negotiates accord with Keiser University

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 11:03

FORT LAUDERDALE--Thanks to the efforts of Education Minister Silveria Jacobs, selected St. Maarten students will be given scholarship grants ranging from US $10,000 to $12,500 for their tuition, housing and meal plan per year for a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Programme at Keiser University Flagship Campus in Florida.

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Science fiction, forensic science on ‚Äėcollision course‚Äô at Book Fair

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 11:00

PHILIPSBURG--experts from the Forensics Department of the Police Force of St. Maarten and popular Canadian science-fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson may not know each other yet but their worlds are about to collide on the ‚ÄúFriendly Island,‚ÄĚ said coordinator of the fourteenth annual St. Maarten Book Fair Shujah Reiph.

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Sandy Ground grocery store robbed Saturday

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 10:58

MARIGOT--A grocery store in Sandy Ground was robbed on Saturday evening, the Gendarmerie disclosed.

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Fête de la Mer expects to show increase in activity participation

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 10:56

MARIGOT--President of marine trades association M√©timer, B√ľlent G√ľlay, said Sunday the seventh edition of F√™te de la Mer held on Grand Case Beach over the weekend is on course to show a substantial increase in participation of water sports activities.

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Shootout at hotel parking lot, two listed in critical condition

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 10:53

DAWN BEACH--Two men are in the hospital after they were shot during a shootout at The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa on the second floor of the parking structure Sunday morning.

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Old Dutch Caribbean charts in one magnificent book

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 10:51

~Renkema’s detailed cartographic bibliography published~

By Suzanne Koelega

AMSTERDAM--Charts of the Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten until 1900 may sound abstract, but there is a whole story, and a whole lot of work behind ... Read more

Shoot-out at hotel parking lot, two listed in critical condition

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 01:36

DAWN BEACH--Two men are in the hospital after they were shot during a shoot-out at the West Dawn Beach & Casino on the 2nd floor of the parking lot. The shooting took place on Sunday morning and one bystander who was nearby jumped off the second floor to save himself and fractured one of his legs when landing in the garden below. A white SUV and a blue Hyundai I20 are believed to have been the vehicles used to transport the vi ... Read more

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 23:50

DATE ISSUED: Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Monday midday (12:00 LST) May 30, 2016

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Breaking news ; Shooting

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:55

Tropical Depression BONNIE Public Advisory

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:12

800 AM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

...BONNIE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION NEAR THE COAST...

...HEAVY RAINS STILL AFFECTING MUCH OF EASTERN GEORGIA

AND PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINAS...

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Haitians ask Government to help house fire victims

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 09:36

CAY BAY--United Haitian Foundation is calling on Government to assist ten families who lost their homes on Aaron Jacob’s Drive during the unexpected fire close to 9:30pm Thursday. A total of five large wooden apartment structures were burned down.

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