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New Commandant takes over at PAF

page4b011MARIGOT--Police aux Frontières (PAF) has a new Commandant in the person of Jean-Luc Deras who took over from Pascal Drampe following the latter's departure in March.

Deras (54) has been on the job since May 1, 2015. He hails from Metz in the Lorraine region of Eastern France, near the German border. He is married with two children ages 30 and 35 who remain in France. His posting in St. Martin...

Free HIV testing Sat in Belvedere

BELVEDERE--The St. Maarten AIDS Foundation will be holding a free and confidential HIV testing day at the Belvedere...

CPS to use hand-held mosquito ‘foggers’

PHILIPSBURG--The Health Ministry's Collective Prevention Services (CPS) has acquired four hand-held foggers to help...

Sarah questions Govt on integrity protocol

THE HAGUE--"Does the government consider the maintenance of law and the other judicial parts in the document part of...

Agreement is reached on dispute regulation format

THE HAGUE--Following intense discussions on Thursday and many years of delay, the Parliaments of Aruba, Curaçao and...

Shigemoto, GAS director go free in ‘Piranha’ case

PHILIPSBURG--Former Minister of Finance Hiroshi “Hiro” Shigemoto (44) and Global Advisor Services (GAS) BV...

Students in The Hague

page1a011Members of the St. Maarten Parliament and Minister of Education and Labour Affairs Rita Bourne-Gumbs had a lively...

UP board congratulates Hiro Shigimoto

Press release

Philipsburg -- The board of the United People's Party (UP) wishes to congratulate Hiro Shigimoto on...

Suspect punches witness in Court

PHILIPSBURG--A twenty-year-old suspect attacked a witness and punched him in the face in the courtroom Wednesday...

WICSU/PSU election Fri, two to vie for presidency

PHILIPSBURG--Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) members will vote for a new...

Concerns as ‘demonic’ game spreads to schools

PHILIPSBURG--Concerns over what is being referred to as a "demon-summoning game" known as the "Charlie Charlie...

Abolition of slavery celebrated with speeches, song and dance

page5a010MARIGOT--The 167th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery was commemorated Wednesday at the Agrément roundabout...

‘Sensitive’ answers on harbour security contract now submitted

PHILIPSBURG--Written answers to “sensitive” questions posed by Parliament concerning the hefty rise in fees paid...

Islands want individual membership of WTO

THE HAGUE--The possibilities of individual membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the Dutch Caribbean...

Kingdom Parliaments kick off three-day consultations

THE HAGUE--The Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultations IPKO kicked off in The Hague Wednesday morning with the...

Twelve years requested for toddler strangulation

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor's Office requested a twelve-year prison sentence Wednesday against a 28-year-old man...

Parliaments discuss joint integrity norms

THE HAGUE--The Parliaments of Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten and the Netherlands debated on Wednesday about...

Customs confiscates 20 kilos of cocaine, $19,000

page4a009PHILIPSBURG--Customs officials confiscated 20 kilos of cocaine and almost US $19,000 in cash in separate busts on...

Dennis: Protocol ‘major success,’

~ Parliament still has big role ~

PHILIPSBURG--"A major success" for the country is how Deputy Prime...

Local quality checks find minor discrepancies in FBE results

PHILIPSBURG/BARBADOS--In-house quality checks of the Foundation-Based Education (FBE) exams for 2014-2015 by the...

Collectivité addresses grievances after unrest at Cul-de-Sac School

MARIGOT--A delegation of Collectivité and education officials met with parents at the Cul-de- Sac Primary School on...
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New Commandant takes over at PAF
Friday, 29 May 2015
MARIGOT--Police aux Frontières (PAF) has a new Commandant in the person of Jean-Luc Deras who took... Read more...
Free HIV testing Sat in Belvedere
Friday, 29 May 2015
BELVEDERE--The St. Maarten AIDS Foundation will be holding a free and confidential HIV testing day... Read more...
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Barbados tourism sector records double-digit growth, breaks record
Friday, 29 May 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of... Read more...
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Haiti: US $50M for better access to clean water and sanitation in cholera hot spots
Thursday, 28 May 2015
WASHINGTON, DC--About 300,000 people from Haiti's cholera-affected rural areas and small towns will... Read more...
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One of the longest shots, Republican Pataki launches bid for White House
Thursday, 28 May 2015
EXETER, New Hampshire--Former New York Governor George Pataki announced on Thursday he will run for... Read more...
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Former US House Speaker indicted on federal charges
Thursday, 28 May 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on... Read more...
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Mexican president misrepresented personal land deal, records show
Thursday, 28 May 2015
VALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico--Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto misrepresented to authorities the... Read more...
Putin classifies info on deaths of Russian troops in peacetime
Thursday, 28 May 2015
MOSCOW--President Vladimir Putin ordered on Thursday that deaths of Russian soldiers during special... Read more...
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Technology replaces schmoozing: the future of private banking
Friday, 29 May 2015
ZURICH--No longer is schmoozing over long lunches and fine wines enough; Swiss private bankers are... Read more...
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Latin America development bank eyes presence in Cuba
Friday, 29 May 2015
CARACAS--The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) aims to be the first multilateral lender... Read more...
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I voted for improvement yet nothing has changed
Friday, 29 May 2015
Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address the United People’s party. ... Read more...
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Worried ex-wife
Friday, 29 May 2015
Dear Queenie, My husband and I got divorced last year. It wasn’t what you’d call friendly... Read more...
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Cornet and Monfils raise French hopes in Paris
Friday, 29 May 2015
PARIS-- Just after lunch Alize Cornet collapsed on her back in joy and several hours later as dusk... Read more...
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Caribbean Laser Championship sets sail off St. Martin in June
Thursday, 28 May 2015
MARIGOT--The 26th, annual, Heineken Light Open Caribbean Laser Championship  will be held on... Read more...
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A margarita too far: Miami Beach bans late night outdoor liquor
Thursday, 28 May 2015
MIAMI BEACH, Florida--Last call is coming earlier than usual at some outdoor bars and restaurants... Read more...
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Hungary Cannes sensation may help country face its dark past
Thursday, 28 May 2015
BUDAPEST--The makers of the award-winning Hungarian film "Son of Saul" said on Thursday they want... Read more...
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Caribbean women in geology
Friday, 29 May 2015
~ Pushing against the glass ceiling ~   By Lisa Davis-Burnett   If you drive a car, fly... Read more...
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Ready Set Sail in South America
Friday, 29 May 2015
~ Brazil, French Guiana and Suriname ~ By Kippy Gilders The cruising community is like a village,... Read more...
Editorial - Same criteria
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Sometimes a point made in this column can lead to misunderstanding. One hardly can be against... Read more...
Editorial - Not without boundaries
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Even democracy should have limits. That’s apparently the opinion of the VVD led by Dutch Prime... Read more...
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Notices May 29
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Saturday, May 30 FREE HIV TESTING Organized by the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Place: Belvedere... Read more...
Notices May 28
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Saturday, May 30 FREE HIV TESTING Organized by the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Place: Belvedere... Read more...