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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2011

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Williams gets emotional farewell

St. Maarten – Felecia Chelsea Williams, the St Maarten Academy PSVE student who died tragically on March 27 got a very emotional send off Thursday. Scores of her friends lined up to get a final glimpse of their “dear friend” during the memorial

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2011

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Angry investors put lien on Simpson Bay Resort assets

Timeshare owners want $3.5 million back from Sutton and Corso St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Angry timeshare owners at the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, united in the PCIP Investors Association, put a lien on all real estate belonging to the S

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Minister Donner: “No improper governance in St. Maarten”

St. Maarten – “There is no improper governance in St. Maarten despite the problems to arrive at a balanced budget, but it is important that the Board for Financial Supervision Cft gets access to the financial administration of government-owned co

Opinion - Posted by on April 8, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Human Rights Court under fire

The European Court for Human Rights has come under fire from the liberal VVD-faction in the Dutch parliament. Faction-leader Stef Blok and VVD MP Klaas Dijkhoff argue in an opinion piece that appeared in the Volkskrant yesterday to limit the court’

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Today’s Opinion: Counterfeit products

Counterfeit products might soon be items hard to come by in St. Maarten. Yesterday local merchants saw a whole bunch of counterfeit Rolexes and other “expensive” watches crushed in a press on the yard of MNO Vervat on Arch Road. Not too long ago,

Opinion - Posted by on April 8, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Investment scandal

It is becoming increasingly clear that the combination of the membership of parliament with a function in the private sector is a bad idea. The  latest controversy surrounding the former Pelican Resort Club (now the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina)

Editorial - Posted by on April 8, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Unrelated?

Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto’s statement that firing finance department Head Bas Roorda and the fact that Roorda filed a complaint about a punishable act at the public prosecutor’s office are unrelated is curious. Maybe the Minister is righ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2011

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Sanitary landfill road partially closed on Friday, Saturday

St. Maarten – The Infrastructure Management Department of the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure, announced Thursday that the road leading to the sanitary landfill adjacent to the Soualiga Road will be p

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One thousand counterfeit watches pulverized with asphalt roller

St. Maarten – More than a thousand counterfeit watches with an estimated retail value of between $100,000 and $150,000 were destroyed under supervision of Bailiff Karl Arndell yesterday afternoon. At the yard of road builder MNO Vervat, an impressi

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PM to appoint cabinet staffer to liaise with Corporate Governance Council

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has expressed her disappointment that decisions made by the Council of Ministers relating to Corporate Governance Council have not been communicated to the Council in a timely fashion. She announce

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Sentence reductions soften punishment for four violent robbers and car thieves

St. Maarten –Three 20-year-old St. Maarteners and one 27-year-old Aruban found some reprieve in court yesterday when Judge Mr. M. Keppels pronounced her verdict on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, multiple car thefts, firearm possession

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SMMC and WIHCUA reach agreement on new CLA

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Medical Center and the Windward Islands Healthcare Union Association (WICHUA) reached agreement on a new three year Collective Labor Agreement (CLA) Thursday. Agreement on the document was brokered by Labor Mediator Ke

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Shigemoto counters Donner’s comments on St. Maarten’s debts

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has maintained his point that St. Maarten did not benefit sufficiently from the 1.5 billion euro debt reorganization facilitated by the Netherlands to pay off the Netherlands Antilles debt. He also poin

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Nature Foundation Snorkel Club begins againg April 27

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Nature Foundation will start its after school Snorkel Club Program once again on Wednesday April 27th 2011. The program is patr of a continued effort to educating young people  and stressing the important role they pl

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Shigemoto denies link between firing and complaint filing

P.M.: “He was notified of the intention.” GREAT BAY – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto confirmed on Wednesday that the government has fired of Bas Roorda as Interim Head of the Finance Department and denied a link between the sacking and an