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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Adjusted policy opens doorfor two additional casinos

St. Maarten – The government has opened the door for the establishment of at least two additional stand-alone casinos. The amended Casino Policy that was handled by the last executive council in August of last year has now been approved by the Mini

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Court hears Roorda-case against government Friday

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance will handle the court case of Bas Roorda versus the government of St. Maarten this Friday. Roorda, who was fired as the head of the finance department will fight his dismissal. The government has given c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Rollocks urges parliament to pass new penal code

Legislation needed against local Internet-terrorism St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Legal action against Internet terrorist Judith Roumou is bogged down by the current penal code. Julian Rollocks, who filed a complaint with the prosecutor’s of

Opinion - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: More about casinos

It is quite interesting to learn that the government does not only want to expand the prostitution industry, but also the gambling industry. In our editorial we expressed already our doubts about this latest move. We simply think that there are not e

Opinion - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The world upside down

We now learn that, while Internet terrorist Judith Roumou uses the worldwide web to insult anybody and everybody, the penal code does not offer options to put a stop to this kind of behavior. That knowledge will probably give Roumou the idea that she

Editorial - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Casinos

That the adjusted casino policy opens the door for, by our count, two additional stand-alone casinos on our island does not make a lot of sense. Currently St. Maarten is home to twelve casinos, of which four are located in or affiliated with hotel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Johnson: “Carnival met all expectations”

St. Maarten – St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation president Stuart Johnson said in an interview with sxmislandtimes’ Samuel Allen that Carnival 2011 had met “all expectations.” “As the 2011 celebration finishes the SCDF will cont

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Minister De Weever attends CPR-project launch Friday

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Emergency Medical Services will launch its CPR-project for youngsters at the Belvedere Community center on Friday afternoon. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The purpose of the project is to learn you

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Ministry expects retaliation after Osama bin Laden’s death

St. Maarten – The Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned that Osama bin Laden’s death “could lead to repercussions from al Qaeda and affiliated organizations.” The department advises Dutch travelers abroad urgently to be on alert. Th

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 4, 2011

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Daniel Gibbs expresses anger at President Gumbs over budget

MARIGOT/St. Martin  – During the press conference held at the recently inaugurated location of the Union for Democracy, its president, Daniel Gibbs, expressed his soreness with regards to the decisions of President Gumbs, which have put Saint Mar

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Divi Little Bay Beach Resort appoints new general manager

Cedric Pas returns to St. Maarten St. Maarten – Divi Resorts announces the hiring of Cedric Pas as general manager of its Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten.  Pas, whose background includes more than 17 years of experience in hotel man

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Flamboyant attracts over 1,000 viewers to St. Maarten Carnival on internet

St. Maarten – Flamboyant Broadcasting streamed live via internet the Jouvert Morning Jump Up on Friday, April 29, and the Grand Carnival Parades on Saturday, and Sunday. With a total of over 1050 viewers watching, the internet broadcasts was a succ