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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 12, 2011

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Middle Region road revamp is a “welcome inconvenience”

St. Maarten - Revamps to the main road in Middle Region is both welcome and inconvenient for residence. The 18 month project began on December 9, 2010 is set to conclude on June 18, 2012 and has led to closures of both entrances. The first road closu

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St. Maarten Government still using 2010 budget as basis for expenses, collections

Five percent turnover tax still valid St. Maarten – The Government of St. Maarten will continue using projections in the 2010 budget until parliament approves the amended version of the 2011 budget. The budget was approved in parliament on Decem

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Four on trial for Maho manslaughter, armed robberies and burglaries

Defendants tell unlikely stories about attack on Dutchman Romeijn St. Maarten – The brother of manslaughter-victim Wouter-Jan Romeijn finally got to see three of the four suspects who were involved in the violent robbery on October 16 of last y

Editorial - Posted by on May 12, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Getting there

The feeling that the Friendly Country is getting there slowly but surely continues to grow with each success that is marked. This past Tuesday alone there were two major milestones. One is the first meeting of the Socio-Economic Council and the other

Opinion - Posted by on May 12, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Safe banking

Are ATMs really safe? We had to marvel at the action the Windward Islands Bank took this week after noticing that skimmers had been at work at their automatic teller machines. The bank took a pro-active approach. Instead of covering up unsavory cr

Opinion - Posted by on May 12, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Trouble on the horizon

What is wrong with our teenage students? The impression one gets from the court case involving a seventeen-year-old who managed to hit a school bus driver in such a way that the man suffered a broken jaw is that anything goes. Worse, it gives the imp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 12, 2011

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Two weeks left for Mobility pass application

St. Maarten – The application process for Mobility Passes for the 2011 Hurricane Season ends on May 20. The application period began April 15. The Office of the Fire Department & Disaster Management is handling the application process for

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Delay in funding, paperwork causes St. Maarten Boardwalk Mas delay

St. Maarten - The seventh edition of the Boardwalk Mas has been rescheduled from May to December head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB). The delay was caused by the delayed processing of funds and additional paperwork. “The processing of f

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Pantophlet at brink of requesting meeting on Harbor

St. Maarten – National Alliance Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet plans to request a meeting of parliament with Shareholder Representative for the St. Maarten Harbor Group of Companies Theodore Heyliger. The meeting will be called if the

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Prime Minister supports strengthening punishment for traffic fatalities

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has expressed her support for a joint effort between the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Transportation and Telecommunications to strengthen punishments for road traf

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Student gets community service for breaking bus driver’s jaw

St. Maarten – “The worst boy on the bus” was in court yesterday and he did not get off lightly. Cairon Jamaal Herbert, a 17-year-old student with an attitude who hit a bus driver six times and broke his jaw was sentenced to a 9 month conditiona

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Fifth annual Childfest fundraising events this weekend

St. Maarten - With a team of the island’s leading chefs set to titillate appetites and one of St. Martin/St. Maarten’s top bands on the entertainment line-up, the fifth annual Childfest Gala fundraising dinner this Saturday evening promises to be

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Rene Richardson nominated as chair of Socio-Economic Council

St. Maarten – Former Commissioner Rene Richardson and Dwight Williams have been nominated to be Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the Socio-Economic Council (SER). Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced the nominations at Wednesday