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

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Breaking news: 16 year old takes life of stepfather

Tonight, Saturday evening, sources reported that a sixteen year old Jamaican youngster in Sandy Ground reportedly killed his stepfather by slithing his throat with a knife. It is understood that the stepfather was always beating the youngster.

Editorial - Posted by on February 12, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: (Pelican Resort) Closer to calamity

Friday’s news that the new owners of the former Pelican Resort have decided to close is indeed a national emergency. The reason we say that is the property is the largest time share resort on the island. It accounts for 20 percent of the timeshare

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

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Arrindell has the law, international standards on her side

St. Maarten – Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell has told Parliament that her statements on applying No Work, No Pay is well within the law and international standards, but the actions of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) and its members d

Opinion - Posted by on February 12, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The Pelican Resort saga

The Pelican Resort Club saga took a new turn yesterday when the management of what is now called the Simpson Bay Resort & Marina that it will close down on February 20th. It is a move in a high pressure game of chess that plays with the livelihood of

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

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Family, friends, dignitaries, say farewell to Holiday-Marsham

Businesswoman, community leader, devout Methodist laid to rest St. Maarten – The Holiday family said farewell to their matriarch Leonie Cassandra Holiday-Marsham on Friday with a service at the Philipsburg Methodist Church that was flooded with

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

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New owners to close down Pelican Resort next Saturday

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar / The Pelican Resort Club, which has been rebranded Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, will close for business per February 20th. The new management company has informed staff and all 12,000 timeshare owners about this decis

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

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Arrindell sticks to decision on two day closure

St. Maarten – Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell will stick to her decision for schools to close on February 17th and February 18th so teachers can attend the St. Maarten Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The announcement came

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

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Marlin: “Let the budget process run its course.”

St. Maarten – The Vice-Chairman of Parliament’s Permanent Committee on Finance Roy Marlin has called for politicians here and in The Hague to let the budget process “finish its course.” He made the call in Parliament on Friday, referencing st

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Pointe Blanche prison filled to capacity

Justice Ministry examines early release program St. Maarten – With 140 inmates the Pointe Blanche prison is filled to capacity and there is no more room to send new convicts up the hill. This became clear in the Court in First Instance yesterda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Prosecution demands 15 years for 2008 hairdresser stabbing

St. Maarten – Fifteen years in prison or free to go? For the next three weeks, that’s the question that will occupy the mind of Calniff M.C.W., 34, who stood trial yesterday for the manslaughter on Basilio Bruno, better known as hairdresser Eddy,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Sister Magda parents, teachers protest planned closure

St. Maarten – The Parents and Teachers Association of the Sister Magda Primary School have asked Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell to reconsider a decision to allow all schools to close on February 17th and February 18th. The Minister sent school

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Census launches next Thursday

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Department of Statistics (STAT) and Innovative Marketing Creations will launch the 2011 St. Maarten Census publicity campaign alongside IMC on Thursday February 17th. The launch press conference will be held in the Palm

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Early release

It was of course inevitable but finally the moment has arrived. The Pointe Blanche prison is full – really full. With 140 inmates the facility is five inmates over its official capacity. Suspects spend incredibly long times in a police cell and the

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Letter: CONGRATS PELICAN WORKERS

Dear Editor, It was nice seeing the Pelican Workers achieving victory. Good for them, they deserve it after a hard, determine fight for their rights. You have taught the St. Maarten people persistence and perseverance will pay off. What I admire

Editorial - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Fight for workers at Pelican Resort not over

On Tuesday there was a hint that the fight for workers at Pelican Resort was not over. That hint became a full blown obvious fact on Thursday when one of the attorneys for the Wifol told the new owners let’s get the people back to work, or we’ll

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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16 and 12 months for burglary and weapons possession

Two brothers in arms add another sentence to their criminal records St. Maarten – To portray Francis Alejandro Acevedo-Ramos and his pal Wilson Rafael Henry as career criminals is probably pushing it, but the fact that both men have a criminal r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Finance Minister submits “Budget 2011 Solution” for initial vetting

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has forwarded “Budget 2011 Solution” for initial vetting to the Board of Financial Supervision (Cft). The document contains the proposed solutions to balance the 2011 budget and has already been the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Pelican Resort ultimatum: Give work or get sued

St. Maarten – The Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company and The Simpson Bay Resort Management Company have been given until 2:00 p.m. today to inform the attorney of employees’ of Pelican Resort about whether they can return to work. If they don’t m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Middle Region residents fear transport woes

St. Maarten - Residents of the Middle Region District say they fear transportation issues during the execution of the upcoming improvement project. When work starts on the 15 contractors will prepare and then close both ends to the main road as they

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Dutch VVD faction requests intervention in St. Maarten

THE HAGUE/St. Maarten – The senior party in the Dutch government, the Free Market Liberals (VVD), has requested the Kingdom Government intervene in St. Maarten. The proposal was tabled during a debate in the Second Chamber On Thursday. It calls for

Editorial - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Community Participation

Today our pages are filled with reactions and urgings from at least three community councils. This is something we believe is positive and worthy of highlight, because it shows that St. Maarten is growing up from the ground level. No matter what you

Opinion - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Inspection stickers

The man in the hot seat in the courtroom was a senior citizen, nearing eighty. His problem: he was caught driving around with expired plates and, even more interesting, an expired inspection sticker. The story about the number plates is a good one.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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Man strangled his sister over $1,000

Killer brother sentenced to 11 years and 6 months St. Maarten – Rivière George, 38, appeared with a white bandage around his head in the courtroom yesterday morning – the result of an attack by prison inmates, his attorney mr. S.R. Bommel expla

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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New FBE School to accommodate 400 children

St. Maarten – Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell and Carl Critchlow of Taliesin Construction started “something that will have a long lasting effect” Wednesday by signing an agreement for the construction of a Foundation Based Education School

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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Ministers see no reason to remove contested articles

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell “see no reason” and “cannot conceptualize” why points three and four of an agreement between government and three unions for teachers and civil servan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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Increased registration for St. Maarten Carnival 2011

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) said on Wednesday it was “ecstatic” with the amount of registrants for Carnival 2011, lauding the fact that an increase has been recorded and the Senior Carnival Queen Pageant i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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Information session on Middle Region upgrades tonight

St. Maarten – Residents of Middle Region have been invited to an information session tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Sister Marie Laurence School on upgrades for the Middle Region and Defiance Haven community. Funding for the project was approved recen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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Pelican Resort workers future still unclear

St. Maarten – The principals of Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC) and Simpson Bay Resort Management Company (SBRMC) are still having discussions with their attorney Jairo Bloem on “what happens next.” Acting Minister of Labor Sarah Wesco

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 10, 2011

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Minister to proceed despite protest

Simpson Bay says No Way St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – “Let them go ahead. Let them go to court” and “We don’t want prisoners in Simpson Bay.” These statements from two community leaders expose a division over whether the expansion o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 9, 2011

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Bandwidth Pricing sets tone at Telecoms Capacity Conference 2011 at Westin

St. Maarten – The Telecoms wholesale capacity conference, Capacity 2011, got under way at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa Tuesday with a call to incumbent operators to lower the price of bandwidth in the region if small Caribbean operators are t

Opinion - Posted by on February 9, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Pelican Resort / Abuse of identity-difference

Member of Parliament Jules James is now part of a scheme that has been qualified by a judge in summary proceedings as “abuse of identity-difference.” James is swimming in murky waters with this court ruling. Anyone who wants to make sense of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 9, 2011

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Gasoline, diesel, cooking gas go up on Friday

St. Maarten – A continued increase in the cost of petroleum and the implementation of a two percent hike in the turnover tax (TOT), which is moving from 3 percent to five percent, have led to a hike in the price of petroleum products. The announcem

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 9, 2011

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SHTA wants dollarization study

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) has called for an independent, impartial study on whether dollarization is “the best option for St. Maarten.” The urging came Tuesday, a day after President of the Central B

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 9, 2011

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MDG report forms basis of National Development Plan

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers approved and accepted the first report on the Millennium Development Goals for Curacao and St. Maarten on Tuesday. They have also agreed that the data it contains will be used as the basis of the National Deve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 9, 2011

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Court victory for workers against Pelican Resort operator

New Management Company has to honor collective labor agreement for 182 employees St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar and Donellis Browne – The Simpson Bay Resort Management Company has to honor the collective labor agreement for all 182 employees of t

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