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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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St. Maarten Calypso finals take center stage tonight

St. Maarten - Ten calypsonians will compete tonight in the senior calypso finals in the Carnival Village, starting at eight o’clock. “The calypso show, is expected to be exciting. People are wondering what the calypsonians will come with this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Minister Donner gives financial support for plans of approach

Kingdom Relations covers extra costs until November 2013 St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams signed an agreement with Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Minister Piet Hein Donner about Dutch financial support for the execution of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Simpson Bay Resort prepares legal action against Borowick

Two-page ad puts blame for Pelican trouble on tenants’ association chairman St. Maarten – The Simpson Bay Resort Owner company is preparing legal action against the Tenants Association Pelican Resort Club board and its individual board members

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Trumane Trotman is senior Carnival Queen

St. Maarten - Twenty year old Trumane Trotman, got the nod of approval from the panel of judges when the curtains went down on the 2011 Senior Carnival pageant early on Wednesday morning, a decision which was not well received in some sections of the

Opinion - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Judge, Jury and Hangman

By Fabian Badejo The spike in the crime rate on St. Martin is not an isolated phenomenon; all over the Caribbean – from Jamaica to Guyana, passing through Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Trinidad – the story is basically the

Editorial - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Slip of the tongue

If we wanted to be harsh, we’d say that the Dutch Defense Minister Hans Hillen has no clue about what is going on in St. Maarten, but we are in a festive mood so we are ready to accept that Hillen’s blooper was a mere slip of the tongue. Quest

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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BAB-director Casper candidate for Central Bank board presidency

WILLEMSTAD/CURACAO --The name of Sherwin Casper, the director of the tax accountants bureau BAB, has been mentioned as a candidate for the president of the Central Bank’s board. Casper confirmed yesterday that he was approached, but has no furth

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Disaster managers expect more hurricanes this season

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Disaster Section head Paul Martens said disaster management officials who attended the National Hurricane Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, expect an above average hurricane season. Martens said the conference is a platform f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Organization expects over 10,000 people at Jouvert

St. Maarten - More than ten bands and various creative get-ups are expected on the road for Jouvert Morning tomorrow. More than 10,000 people attended last year’s jump-up and that number is expected to grow this year with the inclusion of the Small

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Rainbow Beach Club owner Claudio Iodice refutes Erato statements

St. Maarten – Claudio Iodice, an owner at the Rainbow Beach Club in Cupecoy, denies suggestions made by the club’s spokesman Johnny Erato in this newspaper that he is buying another $800,000 condo at the property. Iodice also says that he is not

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Inspection orders Karakter Bar to remove illegal beach structures

Pride Foundation: owner continues St. Maarten – The inspection department at the Ministry of Vrom has given the owners of the Karakter Beach Bar in Simpson Bay five days to remove constructions from the beach. But according to the St. Maarten Pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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St. Maarten Police needed military help because of Carnival, Minister Hillen says

St. Maarten – “Military assistance during the investigations of the three murders that occurred in the beginning of March to place “during the Carnival and the largest event in St. Maarten, the Heineken Regatta,” defense Minister Hans Hillen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Save the dolphins freeform Art competition at the Library

St. Maarten - With 44 entries from 9 different schools the youth of St. Maarten between the ages of 7 and 16 submitted a treasure trove of Dolphin artwork. Multi media Freeform entries ranged from a rap song, to poetry, drawings, paintings, a collage

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2011

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Peridot Foundation awaits Dionne Warwick’s arrival

St. Maarten – The Peridot Foundation anticipates the arrival in St. Maarten next week of Dionne Warwick, the iconic American singer and actress who became a United Nations ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization and a United States Amb

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Pride wants Karakter Bar to remove beach constructions

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Pride Foundation has alerted environmental inspector Henry Ellis about constructions activities at the Karakter Beach Bar in Simpson Bay. Pride says that the owners of the bar violate the beach policy. In the letter

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Leos hand out earplugs during Grand Parade

St. Maarten – With little Justin Meyers and endearing Kezia Hoeve as the stars of the show, the Leo Club and the Lions Club presented the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation yesterday symbolically with one thousand earplugs. The Leo’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Amador Jones murder suspect handed over to immigration

St. Maarten – The public prosecutor’s office handed over a suspect in the Amador Jones murder investigation to immigration yesterday. “There are not enough grounds to keep him in custody,” Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos stated in a press relea

Opinion - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Remember Jimmy Swaggart

We were mildly amused by the letter to the editor we received from Todd Peterson about the silence of the Christian Council of Churches about the decision to allow for the establishment of two more brothels on the island. It is of course no secret

Opinion - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Biased reporting?

In an aside during Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger’s press conference at the government building yesterday morning, the discussion turned to the presumption of innocence and to bias reporting by this newspaper about the investigation at the Touri

Editorial - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Save our beaches

The front page story about the beach in Simpson Bay, where a local bar is apparently constructing at will, shows once again how valuable our environmental organizations are. The Pride Foundation received several calls about the goings on at the be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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40 students improve reading skills via Reach Out and Read program

St. Maarten – Some 43 students who signed up for this year’s Reach Out and Read program at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library have ended the first term on a high note with improved reading skills. The first half of the Reach Out and Touch sponsor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Minister Heyliger defends airport director choice

“I believe in the presumption of innocence” St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger defended his choice to nominate Tourist Bureau director Regina Labega as the new airport director, in spite of the fact that she is the subject of a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Minister Duncan’s gun policy has more opponents than supporters

Vice PM Heyliger is for:”I should have the right to defend myself” St. Maarten – National Alliance member Kendall Dupersoy defended Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s gun policy in a brief interview with the web site sxmislandtimes.com this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Measles outbreak underlines need to vaccinate children

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – An outbreak of measles in 30 European countries once again stresses the need for children to be vaccinated against diseases which are entirely preventable through vaccinations and immunizations. Since the beginning of the y

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Police announce zero tolerance for violence during St. Maarten Carnival

St. Maarten – The police and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have announced a zero tolerance policy for the Carnival celebrations. The bottom line: People, who get caught in fights, or in possession of a firearm, will spend the remainder of the ce

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 27, 2011

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Theo Heyliger: “Any deviation from the budget will create a major problem”

St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger said yesterday that any deviation from the just approved 2011 budget will create “a major problem,” thereby dismissing expectations of any government initiative to lighten the burden for citizens

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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Suspect in Amador Jones killing arrested at hospital

St. Maarten – The man who was injured in a drive-by shooting in Dutch Quarter last Wednesday was arrested on Saturday as he was leaving the hospital with the intention to return to his native St. Kitts as a suspect in the murder of Amador Jones tha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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Rainbow Beach Club: “Litigating owners plan for a hostile takeover”

Rainbow Beach Club spokesman Erato strikes back St. Maarten - Johnny Erato, the spokesman for the Rainbow Beach Club hit back at the 28 owners that are suing four companies, seven individuals and two banks that are linked to the property, by alleg

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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Prime Minister attends funeral Amador Jones

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams was among those present at the Royal Funeral Home during the private funeral service for Amador Jones on Saturday morning. Jones was shot to death near the John Cooper/Jose Lake Sr. Ballpark in Cul d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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St. Maarten Carnival parades live on internet

St. Maarten - Flamboyant Broadcasting announces yesterday it plans live internet streaming broadcasts of Jouvert and the Grand Parades via its website at www.FlamboyantBroadcasting.com. The internet broadcasts will be streamed live this Friday dur

Opinion - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Start snitching

Crime has an almost magical attraction for most people on our island, but not for its entertainment value. Concern about rising crime levels has always spooked politicians and law abiding citizens alike and the subject has been the topic of heated de

Opinion - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Comparing Geert Wilders to Adolf Hitler

Is it inappropriate and sickeningly demonizing to compare Geert Wilders with Adolf Hitler? Yep, says Wilders, that’s what I think about it. The man who made the comparison is Michiel Blok, the former chairman of GreenLeft in Amsterdam-East. And

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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Air Fin supports social work by Global Mission Church

St. Maarten – Air Fin managing director Franklyn Richards made a donation to pastor Esmond Fleming of the Global Mission Church last week. The donation, for an undisclosed amount, is meant to support the church’s efforts to improve young people

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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Get off the Block participants pledge to life of peace and dignity

St. Maarten – “I pledge that I will not use violence to settle disputes; I will not carry nor use any weapons or drugs. I will respect others and live a life of peace, dignity and hope. I will do my best to change my life positively and be an ass

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 26, 2011

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Vaccination outreach starts in St. Peters tomorrow evening

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Everything is in place for Youth Health Care, a section of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, for its vaccination outreach for the residents of St. Peters tomorrow.  Parents and guardians are encoura

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