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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Attorney criticizes legal community for refusal to handle pro Deo cases

Hatzmann: “This is purely a matter of money” St. Maarten – “This is a disgrace. Attorneys are making a lot of money and nobody wants to do pro Deo work,” criminal defense attorney mr. Geert Hatzmann told this newspaper yesterday in a rea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Jacoba promised St. Maarten $2 million from Crime Fund

Prosecutor Mos: “$2.5 million disappeared on October 8” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Former Justice Minister Magali Jacoba promised St. Maarten in writing a $2 million payment from the Netherlands Antillean Crime Find long before the tran

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Labega’s hypothetical conviction taken up in contract

“We have arrived at the best candidate for the airport.” St. Maarten – The Supervisory Board of Directors of the Princess Juliana International Airport Holding Company is the latest group to publicly support Regina Labega’s appointment as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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St. Maarten Minister of Education Arrindell will sign MOU with Monroe College next week

St. Maarten– Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the St. Maarten government with representatives of Monroe College on June 29 at the Dr. A.C. Legislat

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Pierre Aliotti returns to work

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Vice-President with responsibility for Sustainable Development and Urban Planning Pierre Aliotti returned to work Thursday morning, some three days after being arrested. Police arrested Aliotti on suspicion he is involved in i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Free HIV Testing Day at ScotiaBank Saturday

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will join in a regional HIV and AIDS testing day initiative on Saturday that 18 other Caribbean countries will participate in on Friday. Public counseling and testing will be conducted on June 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Roy Marlin calls for mutual respect

St. Maarten –Democratic Party faction leader in Parliament Roy Marlin has called for greater respect of the St. Maarten’s advisory and constitutional bodies. The MP also wants to see more dialogue between the bodies to “solve problems and move

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Customs to place additional investigating officer at St. Maarten airport

St. Maarten – M.C., who was arrested by St. Maarten Customs Officers June 18, remains in custody for attempting to smuggle drugs onto an Air France flight 3515 bound for Paris. Two kilos of cocaine in nine packets were confiscated as part of the in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Usona co-finances wastewater treatment system in Ebenezer

Minister Heyliger also signs agreement for Midas 3 St. Maarten – VROMI Minister Theo Heyliger signed financing agreements with Usona director Udo Aron yesterday afternoon for the construction of a wastewater treatment system in Ebenezer and for

Editorial - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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Editorial: A bridge to the future

Members of St. Maarten Parliament who attended the recent Inter-parliamentary Kingdom consultation in the Netherlands seem to have begun building a bridge to the future that includes cooperation with the Dutch in the areas of medical tourism, healthc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Zoo needs help to get new truck

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Zoo needs help to get a new pickup truck. According to a statement the management and staff have been quietly trying to find money to buy one after the old one was stolen several months ago. Shortly after that the vehicl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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Jet ski drowning trial postponed until October

Absent defendant swam away from girl who did not master swimming St. Maarten – The trial of 36-year old Aubrey Th. who is accused of causing the death of 16-year old Felecia Chelsea Williams on March 27, was postponed yesterday in the Court in F

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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Sleeping bus driver punished with community service

Fatal traffic accident on Oyster Pond Road St. Maarten – Bus driver Alex Viotty netted a 1-year suspended prison sentence and he will have to do 240 hours of community service for causing an accident on October 20 of last year that resulted in t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister, D.P faction leader agree on more protection for candidates

Meyers calls Labega “perfect fit” St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Democratic Party faction leader in parliament Roy Marlin believe that there should be an analysis of the legal provision on advice

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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One year imprisonment for deported burglar

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Yeudy Antonio Correa Jimenez, 32, to a 1-year prison sentence for a series of burglaries he committed between November 30 and December 3 of last year together with 18-year old Victor Viyanuevo-Joj

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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St. Maarten MPs want discussion on energy policy, medical tourism and cooperation

St. Maarten – Three members of the St. Maarten delegation to the inter-parliamentary Kingdom consultation (POK) all want to begin discussions with the Council of Ministers on energy policy, medical tourism and cooperation with the Dutch. The follow

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister reveals backlog in placing personnel

St. Maarten – Roughly 1, 000 people who came into the service of the Government of St. Maarten on October 10, 2010 have not received their Ministerial Decrees confirming their appointment. The figure was revealed by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Will

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association insists on clarity on utilities tariff structure

“GEBE has an obligation” GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) has called for utility provider GEBE to be clearer about its rate structure. The body is especially concerned about how the fuel clause is calculat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 23, 2011

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St. Maarten finance minister meets three staffers during Central Bank tour

Still no sign of joint Central Bank St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto and several officials from the Ministry of Finance toured the Central Bank of Curacao and St Maarten (CBCS) facility on the Pondfill on Monday. The Minister and

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

Editorial - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Editorial: The reality of “politics” and “family”

Curacao’s Justice Minister Elmer Wilsoe has made it clear yet again that ministers from particularly Pueblo Soberano have to toe the line or risk having their political career end. He did this by not participating in Sunday’s discussion on free m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Shigemoto pledges to not “adversely affect” Dutch territories

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has promised Dutch State Secretary of Finance Frans Weekers that while St. Maarten’s new tax system will be competitive, he’ll do his best to ensure it does not “adversely affect” Bonaire, St. E

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