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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 11, 2011

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Dutch parliament sets this Friday as absolute deadline for SXM budget

THE HAGUE – The Dutch parliament is for the time being satisfied with Kingdom Relations Minister Piet Hein Donner’s statement that St. Maarten will have a balanced and Cft-approved budget no later than this coming Friday, April 15. The faction

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Embezzlement investigation at Tourist Bureau is underway

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office has started the preparations for the investigation of possible embezzlement at the Tourist Bureau, Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos said yesterday. Asked whether this investigation would get a new prio

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Gypsy cab driver attempts to rape passenger

St. Maarten – A gypsy cab driver attempted to rape a female passenger on Saturday morning around five thirty, after she had accepted a ride home from a casino at the head of town. But the attempt failed, because the woman told him she had to take a

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Fourteen children complete Toastmaster leadership program

St. Maarten - The Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club, conducted a youth leadership program that started on March 4 and ended last Friday, under the supervision of coordinator Leona Romeo Marlin and assistant coordinator Catherine Arrindell-Conner.

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Shooting near Le Petit Chateau

St. Maarten – In the wee hours of Saturday morning police were called to Le Petit Chateau, a brothel on Pond Island to stop a fight. When officers arrived, they saw a man running towards the Little League stadium. He was firing shots in the stadium

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Shooting on Brouwers Road, supposed victim arrested

St. Maarten – Saturday morning at six o’clock police investigated a shooting at the A.J.C. Brouwers Road. On the scene a man, J.A.A., told officers that an unknown man had appeared in front of his car and that he had fired five shots at him. O

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Smart tradeshow opens May 25 at Westin hotel

St. Maarten - Hundreds of travel writers, hotel suppliers and tour organizers are expected to return to St. Maarten for the tenth edition of the annual regional tradeshow Smart.  The event will be held at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa from Ma

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Arrindell pushes domestic violence registration code

St. Maarten –The president of parliament Gracita Arrindell will be seeking broad-based support for legislation to establish a central registration code for domestic violence and child abuse that would apply to healthcare workers, educators, child a

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Committee wants information from Minister about state of the economy

St. Maarten –The permanent parliamentary committee for tourism, economic affairs, transport and telecommunications wants a meeting with Minister Franklin Meyers and his Secretary General Miguel de Weever as well as with department heads for an upda

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National Alliance wants meeting about 2011 budget

St. Maarten – The faction of the National Alliance wants a meeting of parliament to discuss the developments surrounding the 2011 budget. The opposition also wants Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto to appear in parliament to answer questions. Oppo

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Police report three burglaries, theft and the disappearance of a white envelope

St. Maarten – Police reported on Friday three burglaries, one attempted burglary, the theft of a €14,000 ($20,000) motor bike and the disappearance of a white envelope containing close to $2,000. All incidents happened in the course of last week.

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Two armed robberies on one day

St. Maarten – The police reported on Friday that two armed robberies took place last week. During the robbery of the Futa supermarket in the Keys a lone robber brandishing a handgun chased everybody out of the supermarket around seven thirty in the

Editorial - Posted by on April 11, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Shocking

The dismissed head of the finance department Bas Roorda fled the island yesterday – not because he is a coward (on the contrary) but because he received sound advice to go because of concerns about his personal safety. This is shocking because t

Opinion - Posted by on April 11, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Is it just political victimization?

Dear Editor, I’m writing this article not particularly because it is Mr. Bas Roorda, supposedly a well qualified Dutchman, head of the finance department. I’m perplexed and dismayed; trying to understand or rationalize what could be so urgent

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Today’s Opinion: A creative lot

Journalists are a creative lot. No we’re not saying….. But all the same, journalists are a creative lot. We remember from years ago that a reporter for the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad boarded a plane at Schiphol Airport with a toy gun to

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Today’s Opinion: Courtside manners

There is no love lost between mr. J.G. Bloem and W.A. van Sambeek. The attorneys were in court yesterday for summary proceedings concerning a suspended employee of Alpha Marketing and Management, Royal Resort’s vehicle for the sale of timeshare wee

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“One politician involved in embezzlement at Tourist Bureau”

Roorda back to the Netherlands for personal safety reasons AIRPORT St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The dismissed head of the finance department, Bas Roorda, boarded a KLM flight for Amsterdam yesterday afternoon, after he had been advised to lea

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Suspended employee demands money from Alpha Marketing

Another dispute involving MP Jules James St. Maarten – A female employee of Alpha Marketing and Management, the vehicle Royal Resorts used for selling timeshare weeks at the former Pelican Resort until it closed down on January 18 of this year,

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Mosquito fogging tentatively planned for May

St. Maarten – The Section General Public Health of the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), an executing agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, announced that mosquito fogging is tentatively planned for the month o

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Vaccination outreach for St. Peters on April 27

St. Maarten – The Department of Youth Health Care (YHC) within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is planning a vaccination outreach for the residents of St. Peters on April 27. The outreach will be held at the Rupert I.

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Cft reports positive talks with government

St. Maarten – The Board of financial supervision (Cft) has gone into waiting mode for the government of St. Maarten to deliberate on and submit new adaptations to the 2011 budget. Parties spent the week talking about solutions and are still hoping

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RBTT contributes to Journey for Education

St. Maarten - RBTT President & Country Head Wayne Kowlessar, presented a check to representatives of Journey for Education on April 7 to renew the bank’s support of the organization’s Walkathon. “One of the main areas of focus for RBTT i

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Minister Arrindell pledges scholarship to USM for Senior Carnival Queen

~ Contestants received by Parliament, Council of Ministers ~ St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell pledged a full scholarship at the University of St. Martin (USM) to the young lady who will be crowned as th