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Entertainment - Posted by on March 22, 2011

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Integrity is core theme of forthcoming play

St. Maarten – “It’s about checking on the integrity of all people.” Those words are how playwright and director O’Neil “Dippozit” Richards sums up his second production Virtuous. The play will premiere Friday and then be staged again on

Opinion - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Escape from prison

Some theories hold that just the idea that it is possible at all to escape from a prison somehow puts the minds of most inmates at ease. If that is so, the inmates at the Pointe Blanche prison must be happy as nails, now that Omar N., a 20-year-old f

Opinion - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The law of the land

The law of the land or the law of God? Which one has the upper hand? For believers this question is a no-brainer. Just read the letter to the editor by Paul Rogers (God’s standard for marriage). But while the position of believers is unshakable, it

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Armed robbery suspect Omar N. escapes from Pointe Blanche

St. Maarten – Two days after his first court appearance Omar Smith N. escaped from the Pointe Blanche prison between Saturday evening seven o’clock and yesterday morning ten o’clock. Nelson was scheduled to go on trial for his role in the death

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Ten confirmed cases of dengue in February

St. Maarten (DCOMM) –  There were ten confirmed cases of dengue fever on the island in February – seven on the Dutch side and three on the French side. In January there were four confirmed cases; one patient died, the section Collective Preventi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Confidentiality concern for upcoming census

Last test in the Netherlands returned 26 percent no response St. Maarten – The campaign to raise awareness about the upcoming Census kicked into higher gear this weekend with the appearance of bill boards along public roads. The almost carnivale

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Ferrier blasts price gouging and lack of service by Sol Aviation

St. Maarten – Michael Ferrier expressed his outrage over the way Sol Aviation handles fuel services at Princess Juliana International airport in a letter dated March 20. Ferrier, best known as the president of the Democratic Party and the owner of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Franklyn Richards succeeds Willem Barendsen at Air-Fin

St. Maarten - Former Lt. Governor of St. Maarten, Franklyn Richards and international businessman, Herman Behr of Curacao have been appointed as the new Managing Directors of Air-Fin. The announcement was made by John Curtis, President of the Flor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Johnson elated with success of unity jump up

St. Maarten - Energy levels reached their zenith Saturday night when hundreds of Carnival revelers did what comes naturally while marching behind the big trucks during the first event to kick off the 2011 Carnival celebrations in Country St Maarten.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2011

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Savvy seniors complete computer course

St. Maarten - Seven senior citizens received certificates for completing a computer course at the Belvedere Community Center on Friday evening. Among the seniors was an 80 year old who followed the course for three months. “Now that the seniors

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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Chief Prosecutor calls on public for information about murders

25,000 guilders reward remains without effect St. Maarten – There are no new developments in the recent murder investigations, Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos said yesterday. “We are investigating anything and everything. This is quite a cumbers

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Gasoline prices climb eight cents Sunday

St. Maarten – The price of gasoline will jump to 2.33 guilders per liter at midnight on Sunday. The eight cent per liter hike was announced on Friday by Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Franklin Meyers.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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SCDF, law enforcement agree “No compromise on safety and security”

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF), Police, Ambulance and Fire Departments have all agreed on one basic principle for Carnival 2011: There will be no compromise on safety and security. The aforementioned “partners

Opinion - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: A fresh perspective on radiation

Here is an opinion that we really like – a piece that offers a fresh perspective to all those people who seem to think that the earthquake and the tsunami that hit Japan and in particular its nuclear power plants is as close as we’ll ever get to

Opinion - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Troublemakers

The call by St. Maarten Carnival Foundation president Stuart Johnson on troublemakers to stay home during Carnival is understandable, given the fact that there is always something happening during the celebrations that qualifies for the label not goo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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InselAir, KLM reach interline agreement

St. Maarten - InselAir International (InselAir) and Royal Dutch airline (KLM) have entered an interline agreement covering InselAir’s destinations and expanding their services to passengers. As of March 27th, 2011, passengers carrying a KLM ticket

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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Man evades capture – Woman arrested in armed robbery

St. Maarten – Police arrested and detained S.V.R Wednesday for working with her boyfriend in an armed robbery on Touch me not Road in Saunders. The arrest was made following a search of the bushes of the home that had been broken into. Several

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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Arrindell stresses fraternity at Aruba Day celebration

Aruba/St. Maarten – President of St. Maarten Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell has congratulated the government and people of Aruba on achieving the “Aruban miracle” and called for a “rekindling of the friendship” between Aruba and St. Maar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Courthouse renovation underway

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Courthouse on Front Street is finally surrounded by scaffolding and painters are busy preparing the monumental building for a thorough face lift. The work was scheduled to take place last year, but it got underway only

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 19, 2011

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Government slow to provide Exco resolutions about Buncamper-lease

St. Maarten– The government of St. Maarten had up to yesterday failed to comply with a request by this newspaper to provide copies of two Executive Council resolutions. The request is based on the national ordinance on public administration. This g

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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St. Maarten Council of Ministers sticks to 461 million guilders budget

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers sticks to its position that the 2011 budget remains at 461 million guilders, even though the financial supervisor Cft says that there is a 45 million guilders deficit. “The projected expenditures cannot be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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Market vendors outraged about legal action Hard Rock Café

Company wants information about counterfeit suppliers St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Vendors on the market behind the courthouse are upset about the initiative by Hard Rock Limited to drag them into court on June 14th over copyright violations

Editorial - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Police Officers Disciplined

The police brutality story involving Talking Drums Foundation president Cimmaron Marlin has come to a positive ending. That may sound a little strange, given the fact that the officers involved in the case have been disciplined, but for young offi

Opinion - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Hooded shirt with the one and only real Hard Rock Café logo

Counterfeit merchandise The outrage of market vendors about legal action undertaken by Hard Rock Limited, the company that owns the Hard Rock Café brand, is up to a point understandable. Last week, the Hard Rock Café on the Boardwalk opened its

Opinion - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The theatre of financial horrors

St. Maarten will have to stand on its own legs and develop on its own strength. Courageous words from our Council of Ministers, and probably accurate as well, because it does not look like anyone in the Kingdom is ready to come to the rescue. How

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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Gracita meets with Aruba’s Prime Minister

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell met with Aruba’s Prime Minister Mike Eman on Wednesday. The discussions focused on Aruba’s development during the past 25-years as an autonomous country in the Dutch Kingdom, and St.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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Prime Minister Wescot congratulates Aruba on Aruba Day

St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams has congratulated the Aruban people and Government on their national day, Aruba Day, celebrated on March 18th. The greeting was made on behalf of the people and Government of St. Maarten. On Mar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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EOC to participate in Region-wide Tsunami Warning Exercise

St. Maarten – The Office of Disaster Management will be partaking in a Caribbean region-wide tsunami warning exercise on Wednesday, March 23. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which includes the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESF), will be m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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Wescot-Williams to study French proposal for mixed commission on relations

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams described her lunch meeting on Tuesday with French Ambassador Jean – Francois Blarel to the Dutch Kingdom as very informative. One of the main points of discussion is a proposal by the French Go

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 18, 2011

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St. Maarten Police officers disciplined for “fundamental mistakes”

Cimmaron Marlin satisfied with handling of complaints about his arrest St. Maarten –  The police officers who detained Talking Drums Foundation president Cimmaron Marlin in front of the police station on February 7th will be disciplined for fai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Broad based committee to review outstanding BTA applications

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutors Office has completed its criminal investigation around the implementation of the Brooks Tower Accord. Some 1, 100 files were scrutinized and returned and will subsequently reviewed by a committee that will have

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Prosecution demands combined 32 years against four suspects

Youngsters accused of armed robbery and membership of a criminal organization St. Maarten – Four suspects, three of them very young, fourteen different crimes – among them attempted murder, armed robbery, multiple car thefts, firearm possessio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Duncan happy that reality of being alone is taking hold

Attorney General investigating lease possibilities St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan says he’s not surprised that members of the Dutch Second Chamber have stated there will be no immediate help for St. Maarten when it comes to cell

Editorial - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: The wave still towers high

Justice Minister Roland Duncan is definitely not tickled that this newspaper has referred to recent tactics used by the police as scenes from Hollywood. What the Minister and all must understand is that statement is not a criticism of the police. Ins

Opinion - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “THE PELICAN AT THE YACHT CLUB (II)”

As mentioned in the first article on this topic the legal frame work provided by our Civil Code for the condomiumizing of a parcel of land and thereon standing building is a rather complex one. In focusing on the Simpson Bay Yacht Club we neverthele

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