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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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Snowflake cocaine trial may still go ahead after May hearing

Lawyers outraged about prosecution’s changed position St. Maarten – The Snowflake-trial against two brothers and two other suspects took an unexpected turn yesterday when the public prosecutor made an about face by asking the court to ignore

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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St. Maarten Council of Ministers, Cft have no detailed agreement on plan of approach

Cabinet changes intentions on request for budget aid St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne– Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto both affirmed Wednesday that the government has no agreement with the Board of financ

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Today’s Opinion: The Snowflake case

The position of the public prosecutor in the Snowflake case that became apparent yesterday caught defense attorneys by surprise. In December, the prosecutor’s office asked the court to declare it inadmissible in its own prosecution. Yesterday th

Editorial - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Diplomacy is key

Three months into the year the government continues to work with the Board of financial supervision (Cft) to come to a positive advice on the Budget 2011 and the options that were once presented seemed to be evaporating by the day. The latest one to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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St. Maarten Deported burglar gets 1-year sentence

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Victor Viyanuevo-Joje, 18, to a 1-year prison sentence for a series of burglaries between November 30 and December 3 of last year. Together with a second burglar, Yeudy Antonio C.J., 32, the defen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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CANTO inviting applications for annual essay competition

St. Maarten – The Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO) has launched its 2011 essay writing competition and is inviting teenagers on St. Maarten to submit entries and win some “super prizes.” The competition

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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InselAir announces third weekly flight between St. Maarten and San Juan

St. Maarten – Insel Air has announced it will add a third flight per week between St. Maarten and San Juan on April 15. The new flight will be operated on Tuesday. At the moment the airline flies the route on Fridays and Sundays. Insel first sta

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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Government extends deadline for document submission

St. Maarten - Contractors who submitted their tenders and bid for the new water drainage system for the storm drain at the Great Salt Pond and the new waste water treatment plant for the Ebenezer Estate will have another chance to submit the missing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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GB3 T-Shirt, Cap sale to benefit auditorium repairs

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell launched the t-shirts and caps for the Get off the Block, Get on the Bus, Get Busy (GB3) project on Wednesday. Money raised from the sale this week will be donated to the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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Illegal waste management company told to ship oil off-island within a month

Dump atop Cakehouse Road needs to be cleaned GREAT BAY – The Court in First Instance sentenced Bevan Payne to a 1,000 guilders fine and ordered him to clean up a site on Hyssop Road (atop the Cakehouse Road) that he has been using illegally to s

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Tsunami workshop exercise a success; early warning key to saving lives

St. Maarten – Section Head of Disaster Management Paul Martens has called the workshop that brought together the 10-Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to carry out a Caribbean-wide earthquake/tsunami exercis

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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Youth Health Care encourages parents/guardians, kids to attend Lion’s Health Fair

St. Maarten – The Department of Youth Health Care (YHC) within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, is encouraging the general public and in particular parents/guardians as well as kids to come out to the Lion’s Club 3rd A

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 24, 2011

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SOL Manager replies to Ferrier’s complaints

“We’re committed the island’s growth, not to harming it.” St. Maarten - SOL Antilles NV has strongly objected strongly to the views expressed by local businessman and pilot Michael Ferrier who said that he was disgusted with the way how th