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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Young robber sentenced to 67 months

St. Maarten – Delancy Dariono Kartokromo, 21, had an unhappy youth where his father beat him and his mother on a regular basis. In the view of the Court in First Instance, that was no excuse for the four robberies the defendant was involved in last

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Prime Minister to summon shareholder meeting on Winair

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s shareholder representative for Winair Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced plans on Wednesday to call a shareholder meeting to discuss the airline’s future. She has also taken note of recent statements that t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Needs Assessment Survey starts today in St. Peters

St. Maarten – Surveyors will begin interviewing St. Peters residents today to gather information for the Integrated Neighborhood Development Program (INDP). The needs assessment survey and the overall program are aimed at finding out the district

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Laptop thief gets firm beating and ten months imprisonment

St. Maarten – David Toussaint, 31, was in the process of stealing a backpack containing a laptop from the car of a GEBE-employee on November 10 of last year when the owner unexpectedly turned up. Toussaint got a firm beating from the laptop-owner a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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St. Maarten school registration ongoing

St. Maarten – Registration for the 2011/2012 school year for public schools has begun, with special focus on children between six and nine. Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell said starting registration now is meant to give the Ministry time to plan

Editorial - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: National Identity, National Debate

Minister of Education Rhoda Arrindell’s statement on the spelling of St. Maarten has opened the door to restart a discussion on that and other parts of the nation’s identity. This was confirmed Wednesday by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams. B

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Opinion: Correction: You get the Government you’ve been paid for!

Dear Editor, When I read the title of R. Brison’s letter to The Daily Herald’s editor on Tuesday entitled “Don’t blame Government; You get what you pay for” I was somewhat taken aback, in that from reading the title, I got the impressio

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Opinion: Airport cars

The airport has an interesting collection of abandoned cars impounded. Since the airport is more into handling airline passengers than into acting as a second hand car dealer, it published an ad calling on the owners of these vehicles to come and pic

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Opinion: Energy bills

We read somewhere that certain schools have a problem with their utility bills. They seem to be sky high and of course this is not the fault of the schools but of the utilities company that charge them commercial rates. We’re just wondering whether

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Entertainer gets community service for beating ex-wife

St. Maarten – Alvin Janvier Lawrence, 63, makes his living as an entertainer but there was nothing entertaining about an encounter he had with his ex-wife Mrs. G. on November 16 last year. An argument turned ugly and Lawrence punched his ex in the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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St. Maarten Carnival Booth holder meeting postponed

St. Maarten —The booth holder meetings scheduled for Thursday night, February 17, has been postponed by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF). The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date. “The foundation is still busy putti

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Tongue-lashing for boy who showed up late in court

St. Maarten - A 16-year old boy who had to appear in the Court in First Instance charged with attacking another boy in St. Peters on December 2 of last year, showed up late and got an immediate tongue-lashing from Judge Mr. M. Keppels. “You are la

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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St. Maarten Budget cuts ahead

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers will discuss proposals to keep country St. Maarten's budget in balance at an extraordinary meeting today. The proposals were tabled in the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, but the discussion was deferred until

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Clarity needed on Jouvert holiday

St. Maarten – Culture Minister Rhoda Arrindell says she is unaware that the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation has requested that April 29 be a holiday to facilitate Jouvert morning. A letter and an email provided by the SCDF say otherwise

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2011

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Opinion: Minister of Education demand for English spelling of St.Maarten

Dear Editor, It is amazing that Minister of Education Rhoda Arrindell would demand that the spelling of St.Maarten to be in English. As an educator and an editor/member of the House of Nehesi (the best publishing house in the world) the Ministe