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

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Junior queen pageant kicks off carnival shows March 27

Junior queen pageant kicks off carnival shows March 27

St. Maarten - The junior queen pageant and Junior calypso and road march competition are the first carnival shows this year. Both events will be held on Sunday March 27 at the Celebration Palace on Bush Road. The shows begin at four o’clock. F

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

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Justice ministry wants to rent prison cell capacity abroad

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan considers renting prison cell capacity abroad and examining early release for certain inmates to ease the pressure on the penitentiary system in St. Maarten. Last week, the prosecutor’s office had to r

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Wyclef Jean urges expatriates to help create change in Haiti

Wyclef Jean urges expatriates to help create change in Haiti

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – Haitian born singer/songwriter Wyclef Jean has urged Haitians living here to call their family members in their homeland and urge them to vote in the upcoming presidential election runoff. Haitians are to go ba

Editorial - Posted by on March 7, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: “Prison cells”

Justice Minister Roland Duncan has his work cut out for him. The prison system is stuck, and finding a solution should now be his number one priority. We credit the Minister for his determination to find funding for the renovation of the old polic

Opinion - Posted by on March 7, 2011

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Today’s Opinion 2: “Don’t bring in the army”

Roddy Heyliger suggested in a letter to the editor that we published on Saturday to call in the army to assist law enforcement in its fight against crime. With our police force seriously understaffed, our government apparently seriously underfunde

Opinion - Posted by on March 7, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Gay cruise: an old story

Just after a week wherein the island was shocked by no less than four murders, the United Ministerial Foundation will get an audience with the parliamentary committee for Tourism to plead its case against the arrival of the serenade of the seas, a cr

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 7, 2011

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Ed Arre launches new novel at Roland Richardson gallery

MARIGOT - St. Maarten-based novelist Ed Arre will launch his fourth book, Rapacious, during a cocktail reception and book signing at the Roland Richardson Gallery, # 6 Rue de la Republique, in Marigot this Wednesday evening  from  6.00 p.m. to 9.

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

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Church leaders discuss gay cruise with parliamentary committee

Church leaders discuss gay cruise with parliamentary committee

Repeat of 2007 protest looms over arrival of serenade of the Seas St. Maarten – The United Ministerial Foundation is up in arms about the arrival of Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas cruise liner on April 1 in St. Maarten. The vessel

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From zero to four killings within ten days

St. Maarten – Just ten days ago chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos noted that St. Maarten had been free of murder and manslaughter for around four months. The next day the chef of the Cheetah Moon, Ludevic Guillevin was found murdered in Mullet Bay. Bet

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Minister Shigemoto: “Pandt is a well respected professional”

St. Maarten –Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto pointed out on Friday that Max Pandt represents the public entities of Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius (the BES islands) on the board of the board for financial su0pervision Cft. He added that, the Cf

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Parliament discusses trips to Aruba, Panama City and Washington D.C.

St. Maarten – The  Parliament has four meetings planned for tomorrow and Wednesday. Tomorrow the Central Committee will meet at nine in the morning in the parliament building to discuss a three point agenda. Aruba’s Minister of Economic, S

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Union and Simpson Bay Resort close to deal at noon today

St. Maarten – The Workers Institute for Organized Labor (Wifol) and the Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC) should have a deal or not by 12:00 noon today. Parties met with the special mediators appointed by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams