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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Telem Board believes restructuring, partnering can run simultaneously

PM to investigate status of affairs St. Maarten – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Telem Group of Companies Rafael Boasman agrees with the St. Maarten Communications Union (SMCU) that the company’s restructuring should be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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St. Peters Police substation construction encounters complications

“Group” to deliver turnkey project St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan confirmed on Thursday that a group has gotten together to build a turnkey police substation on the L.B. Scot Road. Preparatory work on the land where the buildin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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“Crime victims short-changed by sentence reduction-policy”

St. Maarten – Crime victims feel that they are short-changed by policy that entitles suspects to sentence reductions for remaining detained too long in a police cell, public prosecutor Mr. M. Overmeer said yesterday. “We should not look from a Du

Opinion - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Prison cells and sentence reductions

Prosecutor mr. M. Overmeer put the cat among the pigeons with her statement about the conditions in the police cells yesterday. The conditions in especially the old police cells have been a bone of contention for years and there has never been any do

Opinion - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Do heavier sentences result in more safety?

While St. Maarten struggles with prison cell capacity and prisons in the Netherlands stand empty, Dutch politicians are entangled in a debate about the usefulness of heavier sentences. The minority VVD/CDA-coalition’s supporter, the Freedom Party w

Opinion - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Laissez Faire Policies

Dear Editor, St. Maarten is overrun by foreign born nationals to the extent that the nature of the island and the culture of its people are on the verge of becoming non-existent. All of this is caused by the Laissez Faire policies of the people th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Telem back in the headlines

The Telem Group of Companies has surged back into the headlines in a “curious way” because the union has demanded that the process of restructuring the company be finalized before a strategic partner is found. This has raised the eye brows of bot

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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De Weever encourages public participation in upcoming Lion’s Health and Wellness Fair

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (Ministry VSA) Cornelius de Weever, is encouraging public participation in the 3rd Lion’s Club Annual Health and Wellness Fair in the Festival Village on Pond Island on March 2

French St. Martin News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Opposition calls for legal action against the French

MARIGOT/St. Martin - The opposition party in the Territorial Council on French St. Martin says that serious legal actions will be taken against the French government in order to collect the funds owed to St. Martin. The Opposition Party leader Alain

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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St. Maarten Court acquits gypsy of stabbing cab driver

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance acquitted gypsy cab driver Bernardo O.L.H., 28, of stabbing a cab driver on January 23 near the Caravanserai Resort for lack of evidence. Judge Mr. M. Keppels ruled that the file did not contain enough e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Fire Officer emphasizes caution following spate of bush fires

St. Maarten – Three days of bush fires have led the Fire Department to restate their appeal that people should be careful about throwing lit cigarettes or other objects like glass bottles into the bushes. These types of incendiaries can create a ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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UTS reaffirms seven year partnership with St. Maarten Carnival Foundation

St. Maarten - A cash injection of $30.000.00 dollars and a donation of three Blackberry smart phones is just one way United Telecommunications Services (UTS) has reiterated their commitment to the St Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF). Th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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St. Maarten Alzheimer Foundation offering free memory tests

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Alzheimer Foundation will be providing free memory tests at Saturday’s 3rd annual Lions Club Health and Wellness Fair in the Festival Village. Board members and volunteers of the Alzheimer foundation will also be there

Uncategorized - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Van Putten tables education “white paper” today

KRALENDIJK/BONAIRE - The Commissioner of Education for St. Eustatius Clyde van Putten is heading a high powered delegation to the education summit for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) with the Minister of Education of the Netherlands Marja van B

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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Sun Color building burglars get off light

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced two burglars who raided the Sun Color building on January 17 to prison sentences equal to the pretrial detention. Jeannot Sanon, 22, was sentenced to 44 days and his partner in crime Anderson Pete

Entertainment - Posted by on March 25, 2011

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St. Maarten Carnival Fete to Fitness Jump-Up through Philipsburg on Saturday

Office relocates for one week St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will be taking Carnival lovers through Philipsburg tomorrow, Saturday, for “a warm-up, jump-up session”. “The Fete to Fitness around Town J