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Editorial - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Editorial: A really bad choice

Last year’s decision of the Island Council to rent a building on Front Street to be the home of the Parliament Building was roundly criticized at the time mostly because of the fact that it would cost tax payers $96, 100 per month to rent the three

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

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St. Maarten Police investigating spate of robberies

St. Maarten – Police have detained one of two people they caught attempting to break into a car on the G. Clement de Weever Road at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The pair, who had acting suspiciously, ran as the patrol approached. A grey Kia Rio and a w

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

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Reader’s Letter: Help for the African Horn

Dear Editor, At this very moment a catastrophe of devastating proportions is occurring in the region known as the Horn of Africa which comprises the countries Somalia, Ethiopia and the northern part of Kenya. There has been no rain for almo

Opinion - Posted by on July 22, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: How serious is our Government

Dear Editor, I am honestly of the opinion that during meetings of the Council of Ministers of St. Maarten important items are discussed and decisions are made that are in the best interest of this island. I was very surprised and astonished whe

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

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St. Maarten Government requests “Survival Plan” from Winair

St. Maarten – The Government of St. Maarten has asked the Supervisory Board and Management of Winair to submit a “Plan of Survival.” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, who is Shareholder Representative for Winair, announced the request durin

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

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Heyliger won’t put MPS and staff at risk

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) Theodore Heyliger says he will not put the lives of the Members of Parliament, their staff and visitors at risk by signing off on

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

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Marlin denies obsession with Laville

St. Maarten – Leader of the National Alliance faction William Marlin has accused United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville of being an attention seeker whose party sacked him and putting Dr. Ruth Douglas in his place on the permane

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

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Nearly 160 renew licenses through contingency plan

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says 157 people registered as living in St. Martin had taken advantage of the opportunity to renew the driver’s license they’d been issued by the government on the Dutch side by the end of busi

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

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Heyliger awaiting quick scan from St. Maarten airport

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister and Shareholder Representative for the Princess Juliana International Airport Theodore Heyliger is awaiting the outcomes of a quick scan that the Supervisory Board and management of the Princess Juliana Internati

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

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Heyliger wants structural solution for Pier 1 repairs

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister and Shareholder Representative for the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies Theodore Heyliger has impressed the need for the company to implement a structural solution to ensure that Cruise Pier 1 at the Dr. A.

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

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St. Maarten Police issue advisories on driving, consent letters and I.D. cards

St. Maarten – The police have issued an advisory asking people to drive carefully because of ongoing road works. The advisory was part of the police report that was issued on Wednesday. That same day Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Hou

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

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Prime Minister says interaction with parliament will continue

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has joined in explaining that the Council of Ministers and the Parliament of St. Maarten will continue to synchronize efforts. She made specific reference to “interaction” on operational matter

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

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Police hand man over to Mental Health Foundation

St. Maarten – Police handed over a mentally ill man to the Mental Health Foundation on Monday after he jumped into sewage water next to the Fresh Pond on Monday. He ran into the water when police arrived to investigate why he was attempting to dest