French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted on October 29, 2014

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Dutch Kingdom prepared to discuss cooperation with France

“No concrete proposal received to talk about this issue” THE HAGUE / St. Maarten – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague says that it is perfectly willing to discuss with France ways to improve the cooperation between the Dutch and F

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 29, 2014

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MP Emmanuel faces lawsuit over bribery allegations

St. Maarten – Rookie parliamentarian Christopher Emmanuel will be taken to court in summary proceedings for insulting and slandering E.T.M., attorney Cor Merx confirmed to this newspaper yesterday. Last week Monday, Emmanuel stated in parliamen

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 29, 2014

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Caravanserai-owner spins result of meeting with Minister Richardson: SMTA outraged about Alegria press release

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Timeshare association is outraged about a press release Caravanserai Resort owner Alegria sent to the media after a meeting with outgoing Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Ted Richardson that was designed to address

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 29, 2014

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Crystal Pineapple Awards draws more nominees than last year

St. Maarten – The Crystal Pineapple Awards gala event will take place on November 21 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino. This year there are 51 candidates in fourteen categories vying for the awards. In the fifteenth category – for outs

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 29, 2014

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Woman survives 60ft drop

St. Maarten —A woman is currently nursing wounds she sustained last night from a 50ft to 60ft drop off the cliffs at Cupecoy in the vicinity of Rainbow Hotel. Fire Officer on duty Tony Gibbs told Today in an invited comment that the fire depart

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 29, 2014

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Murdered man identified

St. Maarten— Jean-No Sanon (26) has been identified by police as the man who was fatally shot in Cole Bay on Monday night. The shooting incident took place at approximately 8:15pm on the Waterfront road. News of the shooting reached the public y

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 29, 2014

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St. Maarten among participants at climate change conference

St. Maarten – In an effort to keep abreast of the developments in biodiversity conservation and climate change, St. Maarten sent a four-person delegation to the high-level conference on biodiversity and climate change, held from October 24 to Octob

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted on October 29, 2014

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Parliament adopts reparation law on basic health insurance

WILLEMSTAD – The Parliament has adopted a reparation law on the basic health insurance. According to Minister Ben Whiteman of Health, Environment and Nature, the funds for the basic health insurance are in very poor state. The government expects a

Editorial - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Editorial: Bad idea. (France wants to cancel the treaty of Concordia)

The French threat to the Netherlands to do something about the inequality between the Dutch and the French side of the island – or else – is probably going to come to nothing, but still. The idea to cancel the Treaty of Concordia, followed by the

Opinion - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Opinion: What democracy?

Dear Editor, What democracy was the march on Sunday held for? Was it for the democracy that this island never experienced? Those of us who have lived on this island through the last 5 ½ decades know that this island was never governed in a democr

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Committee hints at border controls and visa requirements: French want to dump Treaty of Concordia

St. Maarten – French politicians are contemplating canceling the Treaty of Concordia, closing the border between French and Dutch St. Maarten and introducing visa requirements if the Netherlands does not take measures to stop the economic bleeding

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Hit man Carlos Richardson shipped to the Netherlands

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed yesterday that Carlos Richardson has been transferred from the Pointe Blanche prison to an unidentified prison in the Netherlands. He is the second inmate to be shipped off island for securit

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Police warns parents of egg-throwing students

St. Maarten – Halloween is approaching and students have taken once more to throwing eggs at each other, mostly after school hours, the police report. “This irresponsible and dangerous act takes place every year around Halloween,” the police st

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Bishop visits St. Dominic High School

St. Maarten – “Education is the best investment in society,” said Bishop Luis Secco in his address to some 300 plus students at St. Dominic High School on Monday as part of his visit to all Catholic schools, both primary and secondary, on the i

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Princess Heights wins Leading Hotel award

St. Maarten - For second year in a row, Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Hotel has been named “the Leading Hotel in St. Maarten”, by the World Travel Awards (WTA) in its 2014 Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2014, at the CuisinArt Gol

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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St. Maarten Government issues ebola travel ban

St. Maarten – The government has issued a travel ban to everyone who has traveled within the past 21 days to, from and through the countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ban is related to the outbreak

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Other parties stay away from protest against Kingdom and Plasterk – Green march against instruction

St. Maarten– Between 300 and 400 people took part in the march People United for True Democracy organized yesterday afternoon in protest against the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to Governor Holiday for a stricter screening of c

French St. Martin News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Helicopter service officially launched at Grand Case

Grand Case / St. Martin - Tourists to the island will be able to better enjoy visiting the different sites by using the helicopter service that was officially launched at the Grand Case Airport on Friday evening. According to the Chairman of Corail

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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CPS reminds persons to get their flu vaccine

St. Maarten---Persons, especially persons that fall into the high risk category, are urged by minister of public health and the Collective Preventative Services(CPS) to get their annual flu shots. Influenza is an acute viral infection that spreads ve

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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Lake: “Dutch instruction is part of the hidden agenda to take over St. Maarten”

St. Maarten —The Dutch instruction to Governor Holiday is being interpreted by Vromi minister Maurice Lake as part of a hidden agenda to take over St. Maarten. Lake, who was a successful candidate on the UP list in the last election noted that

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 28, 2014

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SXM Airport (PJIA NV) governance approach in accordance with code issued in 2009

St. Maarten —PJIA NV “correctly presents the governance approach followed by the Managing and Supervisory Boards of the Company in accordance with the Corporate Governance Code issued by the Island Territory of St. Maarten in December 2009,” a

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Court acknowledges rights of new owner Alegria: Corallo’s IFPS has to stay away from Caravanserai

St. Maarten – International Financial Planning Services (IFPS) has to remove fencing from a piece of land on the Caravanserai property in Beacon Hill within two days, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday morning. The new owner of the resort

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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University of St. Martin develops new Pre-USM program

St. Maarten – “The Pre-USM program came about because we realized the reality of St. Maarten – we need to do something for all youngsters on the island,” said Dean of Academics and Interim President of the University of St. Martin (USM) Dr.

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Mosquito fogging moved forward; commences October 28

St. Maarten - The fogging of mosquitoes originally carded for November 1 has been moved forward to October 28, according to the Collective Preventive Services (CPS). Residents are asked to bear in mind that fogging is not a total solution to elim

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Police bring Stop, Drop & Go project to St. Maarten Academy

St. Maarten - In an effort to bring awareness to all factions of the St. Maarten community about the Stop, Drop & Go project, KPSM Inspector Felix Richards and Police Public Relations officer Inspector Ricardo Henson visited the St. Maarten Acad

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Prosecution demands 10 years against leader drugs gang

St. Maarten – Public Prosecutor Gonda van der Wulp demanded 10 years of imprisonment yesterday against Pershin D., the leader of a drugs gang that laundered around $300,000 and was caught in the possession of 3.8 kilos of cocaine and 47 rounds of

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Gebe restoration efforts in four areas tomorrow

St. Maarten —Gebe post Gonzalo restoration efforts will continue tomorrow October 26th in the areas of Middle Region, Sucker Garden, Point Blanche and Dutch Quarter Mt. Willem Hill, according to an NV Gebe press release. NV GEBE St. Maarten’s

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Curacao tackles ghost civil servants

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao is taking action against ghost civil servants. That appears from reports in several media. The country terminated the contracts of nine civil servants who were falsely on prolonged sick leave. One of them is Norbert George, imp

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Port St. Maarten meets with Ministry of Public Health with respect to ebola

St. Maarten - Officials of the Ministry of Public health met with the management team of Port St. Maarten earlier this week regarding the ports preparations for ebola. Ministry VSA informed Port management about the national preparations that are

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Aruba shows reluctance with support against instruction

ORANJESTAD – Politicians in Aruba are divided about the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to St. Maarten, Ariën Rasmijn reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Contrary to Curacao, where practically all parties reject the instruction, it see

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Human smuggler must pay or serve time in prison

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice ordered Pierre Josias Neus to pay $17,900 or to serve 179 days in prison in case he is unable to make the payment. Neus was the captain on at least one human smuggling transport on August 14, 2010. It ende

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Sailor weathers the storm for security reasons

St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - After losing a boat back in 2004 when hurricane Ivan passed over Grenada, a second boat struck a container while travelling between Guadeloupe and Monteserrat and sleeping in a boat that was left on its side for

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Jurist Ulli d’Oliveira: “Misconception that governor is a toothless tiger”

St. Maarten / Hilversum – Curacao won’t manage to sideline the governor in the screening process for ministers, Jamila Baaziz reports in Caribisch Netwerk, based on an analysis by jurist Ulli d’Oliveira and PhD kingdom law Aubrich Bakhuis. “

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Credit card swindler gets 3 years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Egmond de Bies yesterday to 36-months of imprisonment for credit card fraud and the embezzlement of a rental car. Between December 28 of last year and January 31, the defendant bought clothing, c

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 27, 2014

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Lower punishment for ill-treating girlfriend

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice sentenced Randall Sobacion Atlan on Wednesday to a 6-week conditional prison sentence for threatening the life of his girlfriend with a machete on February 8 of this year.  The punishment is slightly lowe

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