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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Prosecution demands 18 months against three street robbers

St. Maarten – What seemed to be a simply street robbery turned into such a complicated story yesterday morning that Judge Mr. M. Keppels refrained from pronouncing her verdict immediately. The three defendants will now hear on June 8 whether they w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Government, Cft agree to finish 2012 budget this year

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers and the Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) have agreed that the budget for 2012 must be finalized before the year ends. The agreement was made during the Cft’s two day visit to the island that ended on Wed

Opinion - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Train suicide

Here is a nasty little problem we won’t have to deal with in St. Maarten: train suicide. On average, four times a week somebody throws him- or herself in front of a train in the Netherlands.  The risk is higher in the big cities and in the vicinit

Opinion - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Financial supervision

It is interesting to note that eight members of our Parliament actually attended a meeting with the Financial Supervisor Cft this week. While the budget and the matter of financial supervision are probably the hottest political potatoes around until

Opinion - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Boys will be boys

No matter what they did, sometimes boys who appear in court manage to make several impressions within a short period of time, and all these impressions seem to contradict each other. Such was the case with a 16-year-old boy, whose stature suggeste

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Government, Cft agree to finish 2012 budget this year

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers and the Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) have agreed that the budget for 2012 must be finalized before the year ends. The agreement was made during the Cft’s two day visit to the island that ended on Wed

Editorial - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: The mixed review

After two days of talks the Board of financial supervision (Cft) has given the island’s progress in terms of its financial management and budget process a mixed review. As with everything in life there is some good, and there is some bad and that i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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Lee: Tourism can help accomplish millennium development goals

St. Maarten – The President of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (S.H.T.A.) Emil Lee has stressed that tourism can be used to accomplish the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Lee made the statement when he was pre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister urges nation to prepare for busy 2011 Atlantic hurricane season

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Chairman of the Island’s Disaster Emergency Management Organization, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), is calling on the community to make timely preparations for the 2011 Atlantic hur

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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Australian captain acquitted of spilling mineral spirits in Simpson Bay lagoon, St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Rocka Romcke, the 48-year-old Australian captain of the Mirabella, left the courthouse a happy man yesterday morning after the Court in First Instance acquitted him of dumping mineral spirits in the Simpson Bay Lagoon on March 17.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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Cft gives mixed review of St. Maarten

Monthly, quarterly reports outstanding St. Maarten – The Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) has ended its most recent visit to St. Maarten with a mixed bag of positives and negatives. The two day visit included meetings with the Finance Minis

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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St. Maarten on track in developing a National Development Plan

St. Maarten – The Millennium Development Goal Workgroup (MDG) celebrated the publishing of the final version of the first MDG Report for St. Maarten and Curacao on Tuesday. They also discussed the next steps in addressing St. Maarten’s developmen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Council of Ministers focuses on communication in meeting with Cft

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says communication between the Government of St. Maarten and the Board of financial supervision (Cft) at various levels was the central point of a meeting on Tuesday. The Cft requested the meeting

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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St. Maarten University’s Teacher Education Program to be evaluated

St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell and the Board of the University of St. Martin (USM) have agreed that an external evaluator will assess the university’s teacher education program. The review is to determ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 19, 2011

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Sonesta Maho St. Maarten donates nearly $52, 000 to AIDS Foundation

St. Maarten - The Maho Group‘s Stronger Together campaign has netted $51,840 for the St. Maarten AIDS  Foundation as part of its Stronger Together Red Ribbon Campaign. The Scotiabank under the leadership of Country Manager Eli Bendaly is a foundi