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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Students visit Today Newspaper

St. Maarten – Students of the third grade, Cycle 1, year 1 of the St. Maarten Seventh Day Adventist School paid a visit to the offices of the Today Newspaper yesterday morning, together with their social studies teacher Naomi Hickinson. The stud

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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St. Maarten received first part Central Bank profits

St. Maarten – Concerns over a post of 25 million guilders ($14 million) in projected revenue in St. Maarten’s 2011 budget seem to be unjustified. The revenue is listed as dividend from the Central Bank. The Board for Financial Supervision Cft sai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Implementation of country St. Maarten Plan of Approach going well, but challenges persist

St. Maarten – Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner says the second quarterly report on the Plans of Approach is positive overall. He’s also said the monitoring committee has reported there are still challenges wit

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Opinion: Heavier sentences

Research by the council for the administration of justice suggests that between 2000 and 2009 judges in criminal court upped their sentences for similar cases by about ten percent. For violent crimes punishments became twenty percent heavier. Dr.

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Opinion: Happy birthday Leo

Let’s take a look at the friendly side of St. Maarten for a change. All this talk about good governance and airport directors, full prisons and strained budgets …. Newspaper readers are only able to take that much. There comes a point when mind,

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Opinion: Alzheimer’s

The Rotary Club of St. Maarten has put Alzheimer’s disease on the national agenda with its awareness campaign. It is, as gerontologist Frantz Remy says in this issue of today, a forgotten disease and politicians and governments pay hardly attention

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Why now with all this negative information?

Dear Editor, As a woman, I’ve got a curious mind which keeps on making me read, filter and think about a lot of subjects. For the sake of air cleansing I’m sincerely curious to learn about the reasons that either the Board or Shareholder Repre

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Alzheimer Series – Part 1 What is Alzheimers?

The Rotary Club of St. Maarten launched its Alzheimer’s awareness campaign last week Wednesday. As part of this campaign articles and useful information will be published. The source of the information in this article titled “What Is Alzheimer’

Editorial - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Editorial: (Country St. Maarten) Continued progress

More and more St. Maarten is becoming a country that keeps it commitments and is able to live up to agreements. That analysis is drawn from the comments made by Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner about implementation of the Plans of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Telecommunications Bureau scanning towers for illegal coverage, structural integrity

St. Maarten – Bureau Telecommunication and Post St. Maarten is currently executing tower scans on strategically chosen transmitter sites on St. Maarten and St. Martin Mobile Networks. The aim is to identify potential infringements of the frequency

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Donner: We are part of the family too

St. Maarten – Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner says the Netherlands is definitely part of the discussion on free movement in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom because the country’s borders now extend to this p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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St. Maarten justice minister wants Marechaussees to assist Customs Department

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan wants the Royal Dutch Military Police (Marechausees) to provide more assistance to the Customs Department. The Marachaussees are stationed on St. Maarten to provide assistance on border control and they

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Murder investigations are stuck, but not forgotten

Escapee Omar Nelson on the run: day 95 St. Maarten – David Priest. Clemencia Julot. Amador Jones. Hector Miguel Arrindell. Five names with one thing in common: their murders remain unsolved. But Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos says that all these

Uncategorized - Posted by on June 22, 2011

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Still no Supreme Court ruling in Louie Laveist bribery case

14 months and counting … St. Maarten – There is still no ruling from  the Supreme Court in the Hague on the conviction of parliamentarian Louie Laveist. On February 11 of last year the Common Court of Justice sentenced Laveist on appeal to