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Balloon parade ushers in the colorful aspect of carnival

Cul-de-Sac - What began as an experiment back in the 14th century has since been incorporated into huge festivities like carnival. Case in point is the balloon parade that took place yesterday afternoon which started at Carrefour and concluded at ...

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The Ministry of General Affairs hereby informs the public that all departments that render service to the public will remain closed on Monday, April 9th, as the recovery process of the Government of Sint Maarten ICT Network continues. All civil servants must report to work.

The Government of Sint Maarten sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience that this unfortunate situation may have caused.

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Cover up: here come the new Victorians

by Chris Morvan For decades the tourism world has been pandering to the lowest common denominator, accepting the money of anyone who can afford to visit them and putting up with the behavior of the mindless, boorish element. After all, which bar...

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PM Leona Romeo-Marlin completes successful working visit

PHILIPSBURG - Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin returned to Sint Maarten over the weekend following a successful working visit to Curacao. While in Curacao, the Prime Minister Romeo Marlin attended the meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers within...

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SMMC continues to innovate services with new ultrasounds

Cayhill - During the month of March, the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) installed three new 3D-ultrasounds for the Radiology, Gynecology and Cardiology departments respectively. The arrival of the innovative ultrasounds was met with enthusiasm ...

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NA cites gap between UD and NA too great to bridge ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The National Alliance (NA) Leader Silveria Jacobs released a statement in connection with the formation of a Government between the United Democrats (UD) led by Member of Parliament (MP) Theo Heyliger and Leader of...

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Close to 250 show up for UNICEF Children's Rights Film

Surprise Announcement of Winner to take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Winning School Great Bay, St. Maarten - St. Maarten's first premiere of the UNICEF Children's Rights Film Festival was a success. Close to 250 persons including...

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Boys break their piggy bank for St. Martin Book Fair 2018

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - What better way to announce the date of St. Martin Book Fair 2018? Out of the mouths and actions of babes! First grader Timothy (in photo) and his baby brother Joshua heard on SOS radio 95.9 FM, "about the financial...

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FOR SALE: Genuine Leather Bifold Wallet with Coin Pocket

Handmade RFID Blocking Genuine Leather Bifold Wallets with Coin Pocket Designer Engraved Fashion with Card Pockets for Billfolds Cash (Dark Brown) By Rustic Town ~ Great Gift for Men ~ Available for US$70. Email to order.

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Contractor causes damage to TelEm Group fiber cable

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group apologized to customers in the Ebenezer, South Reward and St. Peters areas Sunday, after a contractor damaged one of the company's fiber cables on the Illidge Road. The contractor was busy working on a...

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Caribbean Communications Resilience meets with FCC on...

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Members of the Commission on Caribbean Communications Resilience (CCCR) met with United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) representatives on April 5 to discuss new ways to increase the resilience of regional...

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SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Honda is going to great lengths to ensure the safety of Honda (and Acura) vehicle owners. In particular, there are select Honda and Acura vehicles (2001-2016), that are equipped with recalled Takata airbag inflators,...

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Companies with Professional Websites More Credible...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday April 5, 2018 - Barbadian consumers tend to view companies with professional websites as being more credible than those without. This is one of the revelations uncovered in a recent Antilles Economics/ Blueprint...

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Police take additional temporary traffic measures...

PHILIPSBURG - As additional temporary traffic measures in connection with the ongoing trench work on the W.G.

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PHILIPSBURG - The Police Force of Sint Maarten is without any doubt doing its utmost, to protect you, your family and your property, in combating crime and criminals. The Public Relations Office of the Sint Maarten Police Force is therefore...

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Preventive searches during Carnival

The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) in cooperation with the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten, will carry out preventive searches during the 2018 Carnival season.

In accordance with the Firearm Ordinance, at predetermined locations, vehicles, bags and clothing of individuals will be searched for firearms.

This measure is being taken in consideration of the high number of illegal firearms in circulation on the island and past statistics which point out an increase in robberies before and during the Carnival season.

The Public Prosecutors Office Sint Maarten and KPSM are mindful that such a measure will impose on the privacy of residents and visitors. However it is in the interest of the general public and tourist visiting the island to heighten safety and security during the upcoming festive season. Environment
Nature Foundation Records Large Amount of Trash Left on...

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, during its beach patrols, has noticed a significant amount of trash left behind by both residents and visitors after the Easter holidays.

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CPS Commences with Mosquito Breeding Site Elimination...

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - A joint operation will begin on April 9 starting in the residential areas of Dutch Quarter, Sucker Garden and Middle Region in connection with the eliminate of mosquito breeding sites.

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Mein Schiff 6 Captain Boddger amazed with rebuilding effort

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Mein Schiff 6 made its inaugural call last Friday, April 6th and was welcomed by Acting Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Cornelius de Weever, Port St. Maarten Supervisory Board members and Management, along with...

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Orient Bay Beach: From top tourist attraction to...

After the devastation caused by hurricane Irma last year September, Hilbert Haar did a reportage about Orient Beach. We republish this article as the interest in this article is still high as it was one of the island's top touristic attractions...

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Orient Beach is slowly coming back to life

ORIENT BAY - The scars Hurricane Irma inflicted back in September of last year on Orient Beach, once the island's prime tourist destination, are still visible but the place is slowly coming back to life. Tourists are returning and small...

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Our Electoral System

Democracy is a system of government in which the citizens exercise their power directly by electing representatives via political parties, to form a governing body, such as Parliament. An electoral system is the set of rules outlining how...

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Visit Blok ends border closure Venezuela with ABC islands

CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD - After his visits to Sint Maarten, Aruba, Curaçao and Colombia, Minister Blok traveled to Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. There, together with vice-presidents El Aissami and Soteldo, he signed an agreement on the lifting...

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Venezuela halts commercial ties with Panama, suspends...

CARACAS, PANAMA CITY - Venezuela said on Thursday it was halting commercial relations with Panamanian officials and companies, including regional airline Copa, for alleged involvement in money laundering, prompting both countries to recall their...

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Dutch Government Lifts Ban on Insel Air

6 The Hague/Willemstad- Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management has today lifted the flight ban imposed on civil servants in February 2017. The minister follows the advice of the Dutch Inspectorate of Environment...

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Poll results (49) - Which coalition combination is most likely to be formed?

UD-USP - 43%
US-SMCP - 37%
UD-NA-SMCP - 20%

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CPS: Less Salt, More Health

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Consuming excess salt contributes to high blood pressure, which is the leading risk factor for death from heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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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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DHL upgrades delivery service in Curaçao and Aruba

Larger aircraft allows increased package capacity New routing means early arrivals and enhanced same-day Customs clearance and delivery capability PLANTATION - DHL, the world's leading international express delivery service, has upgraded its...

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This island is the world's most surprising place to drink...

If you're thirsty on the southern Caribbean island of Curaçao, the next Piña Colada or Blue Hawaiian is never far away. But the libation you'll really want to sip with your toes in the sand has absolutely nothing to do with pineapple wedges or a...

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Media and The Message | Greg Hoyos

By Greg Hoyos ~ BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday April 5, 2017 - Back in the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan shocked the marketing world by pointing out that the way we receive messages advertisements is more important than the ad message itself. TV is...

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Internet Expert Calls For Stronger Caribbean Network...

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Thursday April 5, 2018 - The threat of climate-driven natural disaster and the struggle to keep pace with the global digital economy are among the key factors driving the need for Caribbean Internet...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

DATE ISSUED: Sunday April 08, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) April 09, 2018 WEATHER: Tonight through Monday evening: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy, with a few isolated showers possible. Forecast High: 30°C ...

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Train trips to Belgium soar in price

Travellers booking a last-minute weekend train trip from the Amsterdam to Brussels will see ticket prices rise by 70% to €94 from next Monday. They will, however, get to Brussels 30 minutes earlier, as the the new Benelux train will travel on the ...

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Resident parking permits are cheapest in Rotterdam

Car owners in the centre of Amsterdam wishing to park outside their front doors must pay €535 for an annual permit. They are better off in Rotterdam where the 12-month pass costs only €67.20 and allows parking in all parts of the port city,...

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Ten tourists for every Amsterdammer: new report shows

There are 10 tourists for every Amsterdam resident, according to a new analysis from ABN AMRO. Its report - which asks if 'social unrest puts a brake on tourism' - says that although most overnight trips in the Netherlands are from Dutch...

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First home buyers increasingly bank on mum and dad,...

Instead of building up their own nest egg, Dutch parents are apparently increasingly expected to blow it on helping their offspring buy a home. Price comparison website Independer claims that 65% of young people who want to buy their first house...

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