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Richardson detained for eight more days

PHILIPSBURG - The Judge of Instruction ruled on Friday that the arrests of USp-leader Frans Richardson and Windward Roads director Janhendrik Boekhaar are legitimate. The public prosecutor extended the detention of the two suspects by eight days. ...

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For the month of  February 2018  the five-volume  The Laws of St. Maarten can be purchased at the reduced price of  $50.00  per set at Van Dorp Bookstores on Illidge Road and in Simpson Bay.
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Large turnout for post-Irma art exhibition

PHILIPSBURG - When Hurricane Irma destroyed Tess Verheij's Artcraftcafé's location in Old Street on September 6 of last year, the artist was heartbroken. But she bounced back, revived her art classes and found a new location for her gallery on...

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How late is too late?

By Chris Morvan, A British aristocrat, Lord Bates, recently arrived very late for a sitting of the House of Lords and was so ashamed of himself, he offered to resign. On the strength of this, the BBC (the one that's short for British Broadcasting ...

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USP candidates: the focus remains on St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - The United St. Maarten (US) party hosted its largest public meeting to date on Saturday, February 17 in Philipsburg and its candidates had one unified message: They were well prepared by their leader Frans Richardson to overcome any ...

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William: Historical Belt & Road Forum can be significant ...

GREAT BAY - Former Prime Minister William Marlin says the 2018 Belt and Road Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is scheduled for Sint Maarten in July, can be a significant boost for the country, which is still reeling from the...

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In Memoriam Jack Monsanto
Remembering Jack Monsanto

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Friends and colleagues shared their thoughts and memories of the late Jacques "Jack" Monsanto by jotting in the condolence register opened at the Department of Immigration and Naturalization on A. Th. I llidge road...

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William hopes Govt releases container homes to residents

GREAT BAY - Former Prime Minister William Marlin in a press release on Sunday expressed hope that residents who are in need will soon receive the 12 container homes he had ordered, when he had been in office, for persons who lost their residences ...

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Minister Wuite meets with APS regarding teacher benefits

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Friday February 9 th Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Jorien Wuite met with representatives of the General Pension Fund (APS). The meeting was scheduled in follow-up to concerns expressed to the...

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The Ministry of VSA received 14 new vehicles as part of the Emergency aid of the Netherlands offered to St. Maarten post hurricane Irma and Maria. Seven of those vehicles were handed over to Ministry on Friday February ...

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PHILIPSBURG - "One of the most used buzz words in this campaign is the word "Stability". Even those parties that have been in power since 10-10-10 and whose members wreaked instability in parliament and in government are now advocating the...

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6,301 voting cards collected in districts

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USP Valya challenges government to establish vendor...

PHILIPSBURG - In line with her vision to promote small business development, at the public meeting of February 17th, 2018, of the United St. Maarten Party (USP), Valya Lake-Pantophlet challenged government to promote entrepreneurship and assist...

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Mauricia-Peterson plans on bringing a new and innovative ...

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Topper's Rhum wins USA Todays' 10Best Rum Distillery

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The day after

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Community Mobile Dental Consultations available on...

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PHILIPSBURG - Social & Health Insurances SZV has introduced several online services in 2017, including the Employer Portal where companies can submit their ZV/OV declarations digitally. Employers are obligated by law to submit and pay their ZV/OV ...

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