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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Timeshare owners request US $50,000 and US $1,000 penalties

Labor talks still ongoing St. Maarten – Gerrit Van Giffen officially filed a petition requesting summary proceedings on Tuesday in hopes that the court will get the new owners of the former Pelican Resort Club and Marina to fulfill its contractu

Editorial - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Real Solution

“Crime is at a level because of unemployment and unemployment is at a level because of the low economic turn around that we’re having in our economy right now. I have to do what I have to do as Minister of Economic Affairs to get this economy up

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Minister convenes urgent meeting on Sports

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Rhoda Arrindell, invited members of all sports associations and other sports organizations to an urgent meeting Tuesday. The meeting will look at organized sports in St. Marti

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Ear plugs

Dear sirs, It is somewhat astonishing that the current board of the SCDF, despite consistent efforts to keep the lines of communication open with our media partners, cannot count on a simple phone call or email from you in your attempts to provi

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Today’s Opinion 2: Crimes against tourism

A crime against tourism is a crime against St. Maarten. That statement from tourism Minister Franklin Meyers sounds heartfelt and at the same time it feels a bit as if not all murder victims are the same. But the fact that the particular murder of th

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Proportionate pay

Never in a million years did we think it possible that a Freedom Party member would come up with an idea that is nothing short of brilliant. And yet, here it is. Laurance Stassen, a member of the European parliament who leads the Freedom Party list f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Police announce street closures, parking arrangements, special bridge openings

St. Maarten – The police announced Tuesday they’ll be closing Front Street to vehicular traffic at midday on Friday. The closure is connected to set up for the Heineken Regatta Party that will take place there on Friday evening. The only exceptio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Shigemoto rejects majority of Pantophlet’s proposals

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has responded to a letter from National Alliance MP George Pantophlet on Tuesday that was originally sent to Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams. The February 16 letter contained proposals for balancin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Library, Ark collaborate on storytelling festival

St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library and the Ark Foundation are jointly hosting a storytelling festival on Sunday themed “It takes a story to raise a child.” The event will be held in the Emilio Wilson Park from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Divorce rate St. Maarten drops

Annual report Common Court of Justice St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice recently published its annual report 2009. According to the resident of the court, Mr. Lisbeth C. Hoefdraad, the report is seriously delayed due to “the hectic act

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Internal Affairs looks into police brutality charges

Cimmaron Marlin met with Police Chief De Witte St. Maarten – Cimmaron Marlin met with St. Maarten Chief Commissioner of police Peter de Witte yesterday afternoon to discuss the treatment he suffered at the hands of two or more police officers on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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(Pelican Resort) Tenants Association moves assets to new foundation

Van Giffen files today St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – The attorney for Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company (SBROC) and Royal Resorts Jairo Bloem and the Attorney for Quantum Investment and Trust (QIT) Richard Gibson Jr. were informed on Monday

Editorial - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: “Ear plugs”

It’s raining press releases about the upcoming Carnival these days. It’s an exciting time of the year for many people, and even though the grand parade is still 59 days away, Carnival will be a steady presence in the newspapers during that time.

Opinion - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “Effective media is good for a democracy”

Dear Editor, Media are effective when they do investigative reporting and report the facts as they are. Regardless of whom the story or news effect, once the story is a fact it should be reported. We have come to notice that whenever a story is per

Opinion - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: “Swim with the dolphins”

Rumors about plans for a dolphinarium in St. Maarten have been persistent during the past month or so. But while the opponents of such a project are sharpening their proverbial knives, there is no irrefutable proof that such a plan is indeed in the m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2011

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Prime Minister signs joint position paper at ministerial conference opening

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Monday signed the Joint Position Paper (JPP) on the Future of the Relations between OCTs and EU on Monday. The signing was part of the first day of the Overseas Countries and Territories Associa

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Last minute withdrawal draws ire from civil servants

St. Maarten - Liccom NV’s “last minute” withdrawal of a bid on the construction of the new public FBE School in Belvedere has been called illegal and intolerable. The company’s representative at the public bidding removed their offer, which w

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Heyliger, Meyers and Labega condemn attack on yacht chef

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger, Tourism Minister Franklin Meyers and Director of Tourism Regina Labega have condemned the attack that led to the death of L.G., a French national who was a chef on the mega yacht Cheetah Moon.

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St. Maarten gets two seats on expanded UTS-board

St. Maarten – Glen Carty was appointed as the second managing director at telecom provider UTS in Curacao during the company’s shareholder meeting yesterday. Carty was the chief operating officer at UTS in St. Maarten. He remains as the President

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Pantophlet submits supplementary questions

St. Maarten – National Alliance (N.A) Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet has submitted a list of supplementary questions to Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto based on answers to a letter he wrote earlier this year. The Minister replied in Fe

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