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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Tuesday

The Daily Herald - 4 hours 55 min ago

Meteorological Department St. Maarten (MDS)  Public Forecast

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Wednesday midday (12:00 LST) February 10, 2016

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St. Maarten to tourism trade fair in Colombia - Today Newspaper (press release)

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Today Newspaper (press release)

St. Maarten to tourism trade fair in Colombia
Today Newspaper (press release)
St. Maarten News: Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication) has extended an invitation to the business community to be a part of the Sint Maarten delegation to the Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism's ...

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Rotaract Club presents three vocational service wards - Today Newspaper (press release)

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Rotaract Club presents three vocational service wards
Today Newspaper (press release)
vocational service awardswww From left to right: Professional Development Director Micaela Hart, Darren Wilson, Elisia Lake, Paul Bell and Rotaract President Kimberley Duzong. Photo contributed. St. Maarten News: The Rotaract Club of St. Maarten ...

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Proposal MP Tamara Leonard (UP): Drastic cut in political salaries and pensions - Today Newspaper (press release)

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Proposal MP Tamara Leonard (UP): Drastic cut in political salaries and pensions
Today Newspaper (press release)
St. Maarten News: MP Tamara Leonard is the second MP in Country St. Maarten's history to propose a pay-cut for parliamentarians. On January 16, 2014, former DP-MP Roy Marlin submitted a motion to cut salaries by 12 percent, after the draft budget ...

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St. Maarten to tourism trade fair in Colombia

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 5 hours 44 min ago

 

Irania ArrindellMinister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Ingrid Arrindell. Photo Today / Milton Pieters

Minister calls on private sector to join in

St. Maarten News: Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication ... Read more

Meeting Up at Sonesta St. Maarten - TravelPulse

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Meeting Up at Sonesta St. Maarten
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With its picturesque Caribbean setting, Sonesta St. Maarten is a popular destination for weddings and relaxing beach getaways. Located on the Dutch side of the island, it is only a 25-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). Now ...

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Proposal MP Tamara Leonard (UP): Drastic cut in political salaries and pensions

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 5 hours 53 min ago

 

St. Maarten News: MP Tamara Leonard is the second MP in Country St. Maarten’s history to propose a pay-cut for parliamentarians. On January 16, 2014, former DP-MP Roy Marlin submitted a motion to cut salaries by 12 percent, after the draft budget showed that all members of the Council of Ministers had decreased their remuneration by 30,000 guilders for that year.

Marlin’s motion failed, because none of the other fourteen Members of Parliament supported it. “It carries only one signature. Mine,” Marlin said at the time. For the lack of support, he withdrew the m ... Read more

Rotaract Club presents three vocational service wards

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 5 hours 54 min ago

vocational service awardswwwFrom left to right: Professional Development Director Micaela Hart, Darren Wilson, Elisia Lake, Paul Bell and Rotaract President Kimberley Duzong. Photo contributed

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Sint Maarten Government intends to double casino fees

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 5 hours 59 min ago

St. Maarten News: The government intends to double the casino fees from the current 50,000 to 100,000 guilders per month over the next three years. Finance Minister Richard Gibson made the announcement during the central committee meeting about the draft 2016 budget yesterday.

“The casino fees were established in 1996,” the minister said. “Those 50,000 guilders have never been indexed. In real terms we are right now collecting 50 percent of the purchasing power that money had twenty years ago.”

The finance ministry is working on legislation to fully index the casino fe ... Read more

Finance Minister Richard Gibson: “Shotgun budget has a history”

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 6 hours 2 min ago

wwwRichard Gibson 20151202 - HHSt. Maarten News: Finance Minister Richard Gibson Sr. spoke of “a difficult delivery” and “a shotgun budget” in the central committee of parliament. He explained in more detail how the budget had come about, but he also put it in its historical perspective because the budget has a history.

In 2015, the parliament approved the budget, but it did not get the gree ... Read more

Tony Harris explores celebrity-marketing for St. Maarten

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 6 hours 4 min ago

 

Tony Harris visit (800x600)From left: Roddy Heyliger, Bernard Hunt, Tony Harris and Arthur Lugisse. Photo contributed

St. Maarten News: Under the umbrella of the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation and in conjunction with photographer Hassan Kareem, Emmy award ... Read more

How to Travel to St Maarten Right Now, For Less - Caribbean Journal

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How to Travel to St Maarten Right Now, For Less
Caribbean Journal
Whether you're in snowy climes or are simply looking for a quick getaway, St Maarten has you covered. The Dutch Caribbean destination's Sonesta resorts are offering a series of affordable all-inclusive getaways: the adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point, the ...

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Officer tells tourist ‘don’t mess with me’

The Daily Herald - 10 hours 38 min ago

~ When asked for ID in Maho raid ~

MAHO--A plainclothes officer told a 74-year-old man who was vacationing in

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‘Shotgun budget’ tabled in Parliament by Gibson

The Daily Herald - 10 hours 53 min ago

Finance Minister Richard Gibson (right) with MP Maurice Lake. 

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament is faced with a “shotgun budget” as the draft 2016 budget was described by Finance Minister Richard Gibson. The Minister tabled the budget, totalling NAf. 438,000,000 in the Central Committee meeting of Parliament on Monday morning. 

  There is “no time to do the budget as it should have been done” and to get all policies from the seven ministries covered, said the Minister. “There is a certain pain in the budget, becaus ... Read more

Maho condemns ‘aggressive,’ ‘shameful’ raid, visitors harassed, management not informed

The Daily Herald - 10 hours 58 min ago

~ Has video surveillance of incident ~

 

MAHO--The Sonesta Maho Group of Companies has condemned the “shameful” and “aggressive” manner in which a joint control was conducted on its property last week Thursday, noting that guests were intimidated during the process, a l ... Read more

Meeting Up at Sonesta St. Maarten

Bing News - 13 hours 42 min ago
With its picturesque Caribbean setting, Sonesta St. Maarten is a popular destination for weddings and relaxing beach getaways. Located on the Dutch side of the island, it is only a 25-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). ... Read more

Orient Beach tenants mull legal action if satisfaction not obtained

The Daily Herald - 17 hours 10 min ago

~ Architect insists project has ‘been done by the book ~

ORIENT BAY--Three local proprietors of the new restaurant units on Orient Beach who have not signed contracts with the Collectivité based on their claims the buildings have not been constructed to French code in addition to contesting what they view as prohibitively high rent said Monday this was their “final stand.”

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Four MPs question budget allocations

The Daily Herald - 17 hours 15 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Only four Members of Parliament (MPs) have so far questioned the allocation in the draft 2016 budget as its handling started in the Central Committee of Parliament on Monday. Only MP Tamara Leonard (UP) requested information related to the budget in writing prior to the start of the debate. She submitted her questions last week to the Minister via Wescot-Williams.

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Govt. to index its casino fees

The Daily Herald - 17 hours 17 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Casinos can expect to pay more in fees as early as the end of this year. Government is working on legislation to index casino gaming fees. The current legislation outlining the gaming fees dates back to 1979.

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10th EDF agreement signed for Dutch Quarter facelift

The Daily Herald - 17 hours 23 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Thanks to funding made available by the European Union (EU) the upgrading of Dutch Quarter will take place soon.

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