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Prisoners want attention for Pointe Blanche shortcomings

Inmates Association complains to Governor and Minister St. Maarten – The Pointe Blanche Prison Inmates Association has petitioned the prison’s parole board, Justice Minister Roland Duncan and Governor Eugene Holiday to draw attention to the co

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Parliamentarians express serious concerns about gun licenses

St. Maarten – With the exception of Democratic Party MP Petrus Leroy de Weever, parliamentarians in yesterday’s central committee all had serious concerns about Justice Minister Duncan’s decree that will regulate conditions under which citizens

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Man gets contact-ban for ill-treating ex-girlfriend

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Charles Leopold Illidge, 47, to 194 days imprisonment for ill-treating his ex-girlfriend G.L. on June 30th of last year with a machete. Of the sentence, 150 days are suspended. The court also impo

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Theo Heyliger signs agreements for infrastructure, more inspectors

St. Maarten – Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, Infrastructure and the Environment (VROMI) Theodore Heyliger signed two financing agreements with USONA on Wednesday for a combined total of 6.2 million guilders. The first project, valued at 5.

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Today’s Editorial: A word of welcome

A new Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor begins to work today and we have no qualms of telling him: Proceed with caution. Our warning is not because we’re going on the offensive, but simply because the person in this role will

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Cornelius de Weever takes office as minister today

St. Maarten – Dr. Cornelius de Weever will be taking the oath of office as Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor today. The national resolution confirming his appointment was signed by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Wedne

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St. Maarten Government to request 20 million guilder advance

St. Maarten – The Government of St. Maarten plans to request a second advance on its share of the assets of the former legal entity the Netherlands Antilles, in order to help balance the budget. The measure was announced Wednesday by Prime Minister

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Corporate Governance Council to get start-up advance

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers has decided to grant the Corporate Governance Council a 400, 000 guilder advance on its budget for 2011 to allow it to become operational. The decision taken on Tuesday and announced on Wednesday now gives the

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Arrindell consults young men about GB – 3

St. Maarten – Minister of Youth Affairs Rhoda Arrindell met with a group of young men who wish to be part of the Get off the Block, Get on the Bus, Get Busy (GB-3) project last week. The meeting is part of the heavy focus on consulting the youth t

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Government will honor commitments to Westin

PM: General interest is the key St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has been advised to send the management of Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa a letter stating the government’s intentions to honor commitments that were made to at