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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Divorce rate St. Maarten drops

Annual report Common Court of Justice St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice recently published its annual report 2009. According to the resident of the court, Mr. Lisbeth C. Hoefdraad, the report is seriously delayed due to “the hectic act

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Internal Affairs looks into police brutality charges

Cimmaron Marlin met with Police Chief De Witte St. Maarten – Cimmaron Marlin met with St. Maarten Chief Commissioner of police Peter de Witte yesterday afternoon to discuss the treatment he suffered at the hands of two or more police officers on

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(Pelican Resort) Tenants Association moves assets to new foundation

Van Giffen files today St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – The attorney for Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC) and Royal Resorts Jairo Bloem and the Attorney for Quantum Investment and Trust (QIT) Richard Gibson Jr. were informed on Monday

Editorial - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: “Ear plugs”

It’s raining press releases about the upcoming Carnival these days. It’s an exciting time of the year for many people, and even though the grand parade is still 59 days away, Carnival will be a steady presence in the newspapers during that time.

Opinion - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “Effective media is good for a democracy”

Dear Editor, Media are effective when they do investigative reporting and report the facts as they are. Regardless of whom the story or news effect, once the story is a fact it should be reported. We have come to notice that whenever a story is per

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Today’s Opinion: “Swim with the dolphins”

Rumors about plans for a dolphinarium in St. Maarten have been persistent during the past month or so. But while the opponents of such a project are sharpening their proverbial knives, there is no irrefutable proof that such a plan is indeed in the m

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Prime Minister signs joint position paper at ministerial conference opening

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Monday signed the Joint Position Paper (JPP) on the Future of the Relations between OCTs and EU on Monday. The signing was part of the first day of the Overseas Countries and Territories Associa

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Last minute withdrawal draws ire from civil servants

St. Maarten - Liccom NV’s “last minute” withdrawal of a bid on the construction of the new public FBE School in Belvedere has been called illegal and intolerable. The company’s representative at the public bidding removed their offer, which w

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Heyliger, Meyers and Labega condemn attack on yacht chef

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger, Tourism Minister Franklin Meyers and Director of Tourism Regina Labega have condemned the attack that led to the death of L.G., a French national who was a chef on the mega yacht Cheetah Moon.

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St. Maarten gets two seats on expanded UTS-board

St. Maarten – Glen Carty was appointed as the second managing director at telecom provider UTS in Curacao during the company’s shareholder meeting yesterday. Carty was the chief operating officer at UTS in St. Maarten. He remains as the President

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Pantophlet submits supplementary questions

St. Maarten – National Alliance (N.A) Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet has submitted a list of supplementary questions to Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto based on answers to a letter he wrote earlier this year. The Minister replied in Fe