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MURDERED: Wendy Montulet of Belgium MARIGOT — A 21-year-old Belgian tourist was found murdered on a deserted beach in St. Martin on Sunday. Her family says Wendy Montulet was found naked on the beach at Nettle Bay and that it was a sex crime. Montulet’s family sounded the alarm when she did not return

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PHILIPSBURG — The Caribbean boasts two new shark sanctuaries as the Sint Maarten and the Cayman Islands have declared their territorial waters closed to all commercial shark fishing. The popular diving destinations on Wednesday announced protected areas for the endangered marine predators in St Maarten along with officials from Pew

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PHILLIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has embarked on a strategic partnership with the Caribbean Amerindian Organization to come to solutions for some of the invasive species issues facing St. Maarten, particularly as it pertains to the invasive green iguana. Since its introduction that particular species of Iguana has

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NASSAU — Up to $1.8 billion would be needed to end poor housing conditions in six Caribbean nations, a new report reveals, launched during the Inter-American Development Bank‘s (IDB) annual meeting, held this year in the Bahamas. The State of Housing in Six Caribbean Countries, analysed between 2000 and 2015

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PHILLIPSBURG — The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has uncovered numerous shark-related products, including shark fin soup, being sold at various establishments around Sint Maarten. Over the past few weeks, the foundation made an inventory of shark products being sold at restaurants, supermarkets and individual stores at various locations. “Unfortunately, we

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WASHINGTON — Russian organized crime groups, flush with billions of dollars looted from the former Soviet Union and profits from drug trafficking and other criminal activities, are using unregulated and secretive Caribbean banks to launder their illicit gains, according to U.S. and Caribbean law enforcement officials. These authorities said that members

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SAN JUAN — The Caribbean on Tuesday reported a surge in tourism for 2015 that easily surpassed the global growth rate as it set new arrival and spending records , though there are concerns the mosquito-borne Zika virus could put a dent in those numbers this year. Nearly 29 million

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PHILLIPSBURG – Three Syrians who traveled from Haiti to St. Maarten on forged Greek passports on November 14 of last year are still on the Dutch-French island, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. On December 16, a Dutch Court sentenced the men to a three-month conditional prison sentence and

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The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. But the Zika virus outbreak is putting U.S. travelers off of visiting the Caribbean and Latin America – with 41 per cent planning to steer clear. Tour firms have yet to report dips due to the virus –

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The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it. The outbreak of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, began in Brazil last

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