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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Ownership St. Maarten Building Supplies under scrutiny

No side-jobs for civil servants that constitute conflict of interest St. Maarten – Civil servants are not allowed to hold side-jobs “if they are considered a conflict with the position they hold,” Prime Minister Wescot-Williams said

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Government examining Pelican Resort incentive package, short term employment

St. Maarten – Leader of the United People’s (UP) Party Theodore Heyliger says he will not be asking Jules James to choose between his function as a Member of Parliament (MP) and as Managing Director of the new ownership and management company for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Grace period for driver’s licenses, passport rule waiver not in effect yet

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says her announced grace period to allow people who live on the French side to renew their driver’s license issued on the Dutch side has not yet taken effect. The decree, which will state the beg

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Stern warning for stealing game computer from Divi Resort

St. Maarten – Morrel Odicio Stevens did not have to go back to prison for stealing a game computer from the Divi Little Bay Resort on a historic day – October 10 of last year – but the Court in First Instance sent him on his way with a firm war

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Threatened man sentenced for gun possession

St. Maarten - Alvin Larry Halley had every excuse for carrying a weapon when he was caught with it on October 23 of last year, but he still went down with a 12 month prison sentence in the Court in First Instance. Of the sentence, 8 months are suspen

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Government will tax services purchased from outside companies

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has confirmed the need to amend the law on the Turnover Tax even further. At the weekend the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association issued its analysis of the law and said government had cre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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The Buncamper-Molanus pay-out schedule: Income ex-Minister’s husband not deducted from pension payments

St. Maarten –Ex-Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus’ husband Claudius’ income will not be taken into account to calculate the pension rights over the next two years for the fallen politician. Prime Minister Wescot-Williams said yesterday morning i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Female security guard faces 9 years for fatal stabbing

St. Maarten – Sandra Arlene H., a 42-year-old security guard, faces a 9-year prison sentence for fatally stabbing 45-year-old Alexander Radford Seaford on October 18 of last year after a domestic dispute that went out of control. Judge Mr. M. Keppe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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St. Maarten Finance Minister agrees on need for fiscal discipline

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says that he is in full agreement with a recent statement by the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten that fiscal discipline must be maintained in 2011 and beyond. The statement was part of the bank

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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St. Maarten Turnover Tax criticism by SHTA irritates Finance Minister Shigemoto

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA says recent confusion of the turnover tax amendment could have been avoided if the Minister had met with stakeholders to review the draft legislation before publishing it. They sa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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St. Maarten Carnival foundation hopes to submit financial report this week

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is hoping to submit the first of several audited financial reports to the government this week. They’re hoping it will be approved and lead to the handover of owed subsidy for 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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New owners eradicate name of the historic Emilio Wilson Estate

St. Maarten – Henri Brookson, together with the Paas-family the new owner of the Emilio Wilson Estate has renamed the property Golden Rock Estate. This appears from an invitation for the New Year’s party of Ennia. The insurance company invites gu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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James cannot participate in debate on Pelican Resort as MP

St. Maarten – “I will not sideline the Constitution and make up things” is the general position taken by President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell on calls for United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Jules James to choose between

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Hooker: Shareholders Foundation should take the lead

ORANJESTAD/GREAT BAY – Commissioner Roy Hooker of St. Eustatius believes the Shareholders Foundation for GEBE should be taking the lead on discussions to divide the shares of GEBE and not politicians. The foundation, as the name implies, holds the

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Arrindell, Pantophlet urge attention for Haiti

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell and National Alliance Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet issued reflections marking the one year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. The country’s major infrastruc

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Overmeer pledges to do “utmost” for Saba and St. Eustatius

ORANJESTAD – Drs. Marleen Overmeer was sworn in as Public Prosecutor for Saba and St. Eustatius in a brief ceremony at Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland on St. Eustatius on Tuesday afternoon. The 41 year old, a graduate of University of Leiden in the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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Court deals with series of violent crimes this week

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance deals today and tomorrow with a series of violent crimes, among them the murder of Christian Lloyd on January 23 of last year, the fatal stabbing of Alexander Radford on October 18 and the vehicular manslau

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Marathon meetings to elect Committee Chairs

St. Maarten – The Chair and Vice-Chairs of the eight permanent committees of parliament will be elected today. There is political agreement between the factions supporting the government on who will chair which committees and the names of all the m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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Courts gives non-Dutch nationals voting rights

ORANJESTAD – A ruling by the Court in First Instance on Bonaire that people legally residing in Bonaire St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) for five or more years will be allowed to vote in the local elections, has been welcomed by the leader of the Progr

Editorial - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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Murder and manslaughter

The Court in First Instance deals with a couple of crimes today and tomorrow that involve murder, manslaughter and a vehicular homicide. It is a sad parade of all the things that go wrong in our community. The stabbing of Alexander Radford will go d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2011

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Donner to investigate legal aid for Saba, St. Eustatius

St. Maarten - Dutch Minister for Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner has agreed to help Saba and St. Eustatius get legal assistance to file an injunction against the implementation of GEBE’s new concession and to finalize the pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2011

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St. Maarten Pride files complaint about illegal land reclamation

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Pride Foundation will file a complaint at the Public Prosecutor’s Office next week about the illegal land reclamation in the Great Salt Pond behind the old BBW cement factory on Sucker Garden Road and about the illegal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2011

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Refused handshake gets hotel worker in trouble

St. Maarten - Neville Mars was touring the media yesterday to tell his story about how a jokingly refused handshake on New Year’s Eve may end his 19-year career as a night supervisor at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino. “This is not

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2011

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St. Maarten governor wants excellence in governance

St. Maarten - Governor Eugene Holiday made excellence in governance the key theme of first New Year’s Address. The speech was delivered to guests at a reception in Café Maximo at Porto Cupecoy. The theme of this year’s speech is grounded in Hol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister moves to “end the madness” of long lines, waits

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said she pressed both the Justice Ministry and the Labor Ministry to “end the madness” of long lines at both the Immigration and Naturalization Department and the Labor Department. Of late peop

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2011

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Pelican Resort managing director and member of parliament James sees no reason to choose between his two functions

St. Maarten – Jules James, a Member of Parliament (MP) for the United People’s (UP) Party and Managing Director of the new Ownership and Management Company for Pelican Resort, does not see a reason to choose between his two functions. He is repea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2011

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Vote-selling investigation in limbo

St. Maarten – The investigation against two police officers and a member of the VKS who are suspected of having sold their vote in the run up to the September 17 elections is in limbo due to capacity problems and due to the fact that the landsreche

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2011

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US Vice Consul in Philipsburg today

St. Maarten - The vice consul of the United States will be in Philipsburg, St. Maarten this morning until 1pm at the Parliament building for American citizen services. The vice consul will only accept applications for a US passport and applications f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2011

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Armed robber arrested

St. Maarten - Police arrested a man on Wednesday after he stole $200 from the Wing Li Supermarket in Middle Region. Residents helped the police catch the thief. The owner and staffer reported the robbery at 11:30am after the man who committed the ro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2011

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Police arrest two in high speed chase

St. Maarten - Police arrested two men in a stolen car, with tools for a "break in" on Thursday morning. The arrest was made after police chased the suspected thieves and fired two warning shots, one of which hit the gas tank. Police said teh car was

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2011

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Parents call for stricter night club controls

St. Maarten - The parents of a child who became ill after drinking too much alcohol has called for tighter controls on minors entering night clubs. They made the call after their child had to be rushed to the hospital. People are allowed to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 7, 2011

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Are you serving St. Maarten or your business??

St. Maarten - National Alliance has called for Jules James, and others within Parliament and the Council of Ministers, to choose between their function and their secondary positions. He also called for the unions to ?stop talking? and organi

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