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Ministers Lake, Richardson and other stakeholder’s wrap-up tourist directional signs project.

St. Martin News Network - 5 hours 57 min ago

signageprojectwrapup16092014PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and ... Read more

World Alzheimer Report 2014 Reveals Persuasive Evidence For Dementia Risk Reduction.

St. Martin News Network - 9 hours 7 min ago

Dementia risk for populations can be modified through tobacco control and better prevention, detection and control of hypertension and diabetes.

LONDON, United Kingdom:--- The World Alzheimer Report 2014 'Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors', released today, calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non communicable diseases (NCDs).

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) commissioned a team of resea ... Read more

Pray for Righteous Leaders in Government.

St. Martin News Network - 9 hours 10 min ago

Sint Maarten needs leaders of integrity in parliament and in government.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The election is over and the people have spoken with their votes. Three of the four parties elected have decided to form a coalition government. During the campaigning and on election day the Christian community prayed that God's will be done. Hence, we believe that the results of the election conform to the will of the Almighty. The Bible tells us in the Book of Romans 13:1 that it is God who puts rulers in places of power. The v ... Read more

WBA Ladies Basketball Championship Team & Individual Player Registration.

St. Martin News Network - 9 hours 27 min ago

Ladies Basketball Championship Team & Player Registration Now Open

PHILIPSBURG:--- Registration is now open for teams and individual players in the upcoming Walichi Basketball Association's Ladies Basketball Championship (LBC) inaugural 2014-2015 basketball season which kicks off with the grand opening scheduled for Sunday October 5th, 2014 at the Melford Hazel Sports Complex in Sucker Garden at 3:30pm sharp.

All team and player registrations forms, FIBA & house rules may be obtained via the association ... Read more

TelEm Group helping youngsters realize their steel pan dreams.

St. Martin News Network - 9 hours 29 min ago

telemdonatestodmf16092014POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group has taken its support of youth in the St. Maarten community literally "off Isl ... Read more

Photo, Drawing and Writing Competition for 7-12 Year Olds.

St. Martin News Network - 9 hours 39 min ago

laughinggull16092014Seagrape Tours in conjunction with The St Maarten Nature Foundation has launched the Birds of St Maarten Competition to introduce the Birds of St Maarten Identification Card which is available for free at The Nature Foundation.
This week all primary schools on the Dutch side have received the Competition Announcement and the Birds of St Maarten Identification card for each of the groups 6, 7 a ... Read more

Ambulance Department participates in disaster management training course.

St. Martin News Network - 11 hours 2 min ago

ambulancedeptdisastermanagementtrainingcourse16092014GREAT BAY:--- In an effort to enhance the knowledge and skills in disaster management in general and specific as it relates to command and control; safety; communication; assessment; triage; treatment and transport the Ambulance Department recently concluded an operational training in disaster management.
"We must stay proactive ... Read more

Sonesta to Open Yet Another Property on the Dutch Side of St. Maarten - HotelChatter

Google News - 12 hours 25 min ago

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Sonesta to Open Yet Another Property on the Dutch Side of St. Maarten
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Despite already having two resorts on St. Maarten, Sonesta will open a third property this October in the form of the Sonesta Ocean Point. If you're already thinking that's a lot of properties for a small island, consider the fact that all three are on ...

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OM: 'Gevangenisdirecteur St. Maarten is niet bedreigd!' - Versgeperst.com

Google News - 13 hours 19 min ago

OM: 'Gevangenisdirecteur St. Maarten is niet bedreigd!'
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Versgeperst.com Versgeperst Sint maarten point blache gevangenis Point Blache NLS leider NIEUWS moordaanslag Curaçao CURAÇAO – De directeur van de Pointe Blache-gevangenis op Sint Maarten is niet bedreigd. Dat zegt het Openbaar Ministerie ...

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Prison director not threatened

The Daily Herald - 14 hours 41 min ago

PHILIPSBURG --The Prosecutor’s Office, in a press release, denied that the director of Pointe Blanche prison was threatened in any way. The Daily Herald had received information from a reliable source saying that director Edward Rohan had received a letter containing a death threat.

Other media had also reported the incident and had sta ... Read more

Sonesta to Open Yet Another Property on the Dutch Side of St. Maarten

Bing News - 15 hours 46 min ago
There's no official opening date quite yet. All we know is that October will be its soft opening, no doubt rapidly gearing up for the busy North American winter season. We'll be passing through in February, at which point we will be able to give you an ... ... Read more

Sonesta to Open Yet Another Property on the Dutch Side of St. Maarten

Bing News - 15 hours 46 min ago
There's no official opening date quite yet. All we know is that October will be its soft opening, no doubt rapidly gearing up for the busy North American winter season. We'll be passing through in February, at which point we will be able to give you an ... ... Read more

Sonesta to Open Yet Another Property on the Dutch Side of St. Maarten

Bing News - 19 hours 25 min ago
There's no official opening date quite yet. All we know is that October will be its soft opening, no doubt rapidly gearing up for the busy North American winter season. We'll be passing through in February, at which point we will be able to give you an ... ... Read more

Opinion: Independistas

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:49

The question whether the Netherlands is still the colonial master of St. Maarten (and by extension of Curacao and the other islands that formerly belonged to the Netherlands Antilles) is one about perception. Junior Lake, author of 6 4 9, has been a proponent of independence all his life and the powerful drive behind his reasoning is simple: a people have the right to determine its own destiny.

So it is for St. Maarten. If the country wants to become independent, it has every right to go in that direction. Successive governments in the Netherlands have maybe not always said this alou ... Read more

St. Maarten Governing program in final stages

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:48

St. Maarten – The workgroup charges with drafting the governing program for the coalition of National Alliance, Democratic Party and United St. Maarten party exports to complete its tasks by the end of the week. The draft will first be presented to the leaders of the three coalition parties. The picture show some members of the workgroup taking a break from their negotiations for a photo op. Photo contributed.

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Leak from confidential Cft-meeting

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:47

St. Maarten – The Board financial supervision (Cft) is confident that future consultation with the Parliament in Curacao will be held in total confidence,” the organization stated in a press release issued yesterday afternoon. The statement follows reports about a leak from a meeting between the Cft and the permanent parliamentary finance committee in Willemstad on September 4.

Former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin – a suspect in the Maximus-investigation into the brains behind the assassination of Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels – played an audio fragment from thi ... Read more

Notorious inmates at war

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:46

Hitman Carlos Richardson in intensive care

St. Maarten – The unrest in the Pointe Blanche prison of last Thursday seems to revolve around a power struggle between inmates with long sentences to their name. The trouble started reportedly on Thursday when Carlos Richardson made an attempt on the life of Urvin Laurence Wawoe – two names with a distinct history.

Richardson is serving close to 30 years for two murders, one attempted murder and one case of attempted manslaughter. As the hitman of the criminal organization led by Omar Jones, Richardson attempted to kill ... Read more

Man allegedly shot, checks in to St. Maarten Medical Center

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:45

St. Maarten—A shooting in the vicinity of the Star Mart gas station on the Bush Road early Sunday morning has left one man nursing gunshot wounds to the chest according to unconfirmed reports.

The bullet is said to have allegedly narrowly missed the victims’ heart and came out of his left shoulder after entering through his chest. Reports reaching this newspaper indicate that following the shooting, which occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning the injured man drove himself to the St. Maarten Medical Center where he received treatment for the injuries he sustained.

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