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Collision between 2 scooters leaves one seriously injured

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MARIGOT--A scooter rider was evacuated to Guadeloupe for specialised treatment after an accident in Concordia over the weekend.

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GEBE moving towards cashless system with Customer Care Card

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PHILIPSBURG--Utilities company GEBE on Monday officially launched its Customer Care Department and released its Customer Care Card, as it makes steps to move towards a cashless system.

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St. Maartener starts foundation in India

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PHILIPSBURG--When Jade Lopez travelled to India in search of new inspiration, she had no idea it would lead her to a new foundation and goal in life: helping families in dire situations.

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New immigration rules deal possible deathblow to yachting, homeporting

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PHILIPSBURG--The country’s fledgling cruise ship homeporting sector and its fragile yachting industry have been dealt what can be described as a deathblow by new immigration requirements for yacht and cruise ship crewmembers that took effect on Saturday and will come to an end with the maritime season.

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Today is deadline to pay motor vehicle tax

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PHILIPSBURG--Today, Tuesday, February 28, is the deadline established by law for motorists to pay their 2017 motor vehicle tax and buy number plates.

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State Attorney says agreement With NuStar not legally valid

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ST. EUSTATIUS--The agreement on the harbour fees which was signed between the Executive Council of St. Eustatius and the operator of Statia Terminals NuStar is not legally valid and is in violation of applicable laws and regulations, State Attorney of the Netherlands Bert-Jan Houtzagers said in his advice to Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk.

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Nature Foundation re-launches marine mammal monitoring

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 03:15

Humpback Whale Mother and Calf taken around St. Maarten

COLE BAY--Nature Foundation has started its Marine Mammal Monitoring Project which will run until May and entails a wide scale census of all Marine Mammals found in St. Maarten/ St. Martin territorial waters, including within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park.

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Attorney released for health reasons

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 03:09

~Remains a suspect in Ostrich case~

PHILIPSBURG--The Judge of Instruction on Friday deemed the arrest and detention of Attorney Brenda Brooks lawful, however her detention was suspended by the Prosecutor’s Office because of health reasons.

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Orléans Hardware celebrated 35 years serving community

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 03:04

Chamber of Commerce President Jean Arnell (right) presents Laurent Flanders with an “honour and merit” plaque for serving the community for 35 years. Looking on is Chamber of Commerce Director Magguy Gumbs with flowers and Mervin “Junior” Flanders (far left).


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Sheriff helps Anguilla students

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:16

Sheriff Security Force Anguilla went on board as a sponsor of students from the Albena Lake–Hodge Comprehensive School on that island, who participated in the Leeward Island Debating Competition in Nevis. The company's Sales and Marketing representative in St. Maarten Kenty Lichtenberg said students had been raising funds to cover the trip and other relevant costs and the company was happy to have been able to assist. Photo shows students, their teacher and a Sheriff Security Anguilla representative.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 22:10

DATE ISSUED: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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Dutch Caribbean makes impact on Literature Festival in Havana

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 22:07

From left: Aruban-Spanish scholar Mirto Laclé and his wife, authors Loekie Morales and Diana Lebacs, consul of the Dominican Republic Pedro Ureña Rib, librarian/researcher Emilio Rodriguez, author Leo Regals and his wife at the consul’s residence in Havana, Cuba, during the 26th edition of the Feria de los Libros.

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Agri-cultural market on St. Peters streets

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 22:03

Local produce on display and on sale at Sunday’s Market Day and Music Festival in St. Peters.



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Women’s empowerment dissected at conference

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 21:55

A section of attendees at the conference.

PHILIPSBURG--The topic of the economic empowerment of women in the changing world of work was dissected at a conference hosted by the Windward Islands Teachers Union’s (WITU's) Status of Women's Committee at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel last Thursday and Friday.

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InselAir Aruba auction delayed

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 21:52

ARUBA--The auction of the inventory of InselAir by the Tax Department of Aruba has been postponed for the time being, according to a report from news outlet NoticiaCla.

  The fiscal authorities had seized bank accounts and property of InselAir Aruba because of a hefty tax debt. The amount has not been officially announced but it is, according to sources, between 2-2.5 million florins.

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Jouvert in French St. Martin

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 21:45

Jouvert in French St. Martin was well attended on Saturday, as revellers danced to musical bands in the early hours. Winner of the 2017 Band Clash was Grand Masters from St. Kitts. Red Eye Crew was one of the bands on the streets.

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St. Maarten-based novel “The Fourth Horseman.”

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 21:42

Readers who enjoyed author Ed Arre’s book queued by at Roland Richardson Art Gallery on Friday evening to snag a copy of his latest St. Maarten-based novel “The Fourth Horseman.” The title of the book reflects the biblical reference to the four horsemen and uses as cover art a sketch by well-known artist Roland Richardson of same name as the novel. Arre has skilfully blended fiction by weaving the island’s scenery, hotspots and some well-known and infamous personali ... Read more

Final booth-holder meeting Tuesday

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:18

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is inviting all Carnival 2017 booth-holders to their final meeting before the 2017 Carnival season gets underway in Dutch St. Maarten, at University of St. Maarten (USM) room 202 at 7:00pm Tuesday.

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Port hires locals in Cargo Ops Division

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:16

POINTE BLANCHE--Port St. Maarten has recently hired two young local professionals in its Cargo Operations Division. Keevan Gipson was hired as an Operation Analyst and Eugenio Jones is a Crane Operator Trainee.

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