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Editorial - Posted by on July 21, 2011

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Editorial: What we are entitled to

History can and does repeat itself, especially when dealing with politicians who are not willing to admit an error, or go half way by pointing the finger at someone else and saying they’re the one to blame. In this instance we watch from the sideli

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

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Marlin urges Arrindell to formally send draft amendment to Advisory Council

“I don’t play games. I play politics” St. Maarten – Leader of the opposition National Alliance faction William Marlin has “advised” President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell “to please submit the draft ordinance amending the Civil Co

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

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St. Maarten utility company GEBE gets 60 days to comply with concession

St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger who is responsible for Energy and Water has again expressed his disappointment in the performance of the management of GEBE when it comes to both the electricity and water side of the utility comp

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

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Heyliger pleads for understanding with the ongoing road works on St. Maarten

“There is no better timing” St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne– St. Maarten Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) and Vice Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger has pleaded with the public to be patient with

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

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36-year old St. Maartener gets 44 months for armed robbery

Court acquits defendant of attempted manslaughter St. Maarten – Wilfred Fernand Sint Jago, a 36-year old St. Maartener known by his nickname Rabbit, was sentenced to 44 months imprisonment yesterday in the Court in First Instance for taking part

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

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District assessment surveys underway in several St. Maarten neighbourhoods

St. Maarten – District needs assessment surveys are currently underway as part of the Integrated Neighbourhood Development Program (INDP). The needs assessment survey is an essential part of the INDP. The survey consists of research and systemat

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

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Emergency repairs in Grande Marche Complex today

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians will be carrying out emergency repairs to an underground feeder cable close to the Grande Marche roundabout Thursday morning. The repairs will be made to faulty cable which has been causing telecommunication pr

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

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Archeologist Haviser and Simarc students heading to Martinique for the International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA)

St. Maarten – Two high school students - Kess Lusia (Milton Peters Colege) and Luis Hurtault (St. Maarten Academy) – will join Director of the St. Maarten Archeological Center (SIMARC) Dr. Jay Haviser at the International Congress for Caribbean A

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

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Ageing human smugglers sentenced to 12 months

St. Maarten – Puerto Ricans Carlos Julio Monge Rios and Marcial Rios were sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in the Court in First Instance yesterday for an attempt to smuggle thirteen Brazilians via St. Maarten to United States territory on April

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

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St. Maarten Government extremely interested in acquiring UTS and Development Bank

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Vice Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger have announced the government wants to take over the St. Maarten based operations of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) and the Development Bank of t

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

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Insel Air postpones new route to Caracas

GREAT BAY/WILLEMSTAD – Insel Air will postpone operations between Hato International airport, Curacao and Aeropuerto Internacional de Maiquetia, Caracas beginning today because the government of Venezuela has imposed a flying stop. The airline

Editorial - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: The need for discussions on media and politics

The United Kingdom is going through a noteworthy exercise at the moment because of the scandal around Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World. That noteworthy exercise is a discussion on how far the media can and should go as it seeks to reveal informat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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Shigemoto available to meet Chamber of Commerce

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says he is available to meet with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is a phone call away to provide additional information regarding national financial, fiscal and tax matters. Shigemoto, who r

Opinion - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Can you believe this?

Dear Editor,   On March 23, 2010 the judge ruled in my favor. It was a case I started against the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF). The SMHDF was given one month to repair my leaking roof, but that never happened. Three m

Opinion - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: The definition of an Anguillan

Dear Editor, As a man of my word that continues to educate people base on facts this is fromWikipedia, the online encyclopedia explain about belonger status. Belonger status is a legal classification normally associated with British overseas

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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Audit Chamber hopes to get annual accounts on time

St. Maarten – The General Audit Chamber has stressed the need for the government to finalize a budget for 2010 that reflects the transition from Island Territory to country and to create a financial administration for the country that begins on Oct

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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Diamond Resorts loses to 22 claimants

St. Maarten – Twenty-two of 24 plaintiffs have been awarded victory in summary proceedings they initiated against Diamond Resorts Palm Management N.V recently. Judge R. van Veen’s ruling on the matter was handed down on Tuesday. In his ruling

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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Shigemoto meets rating agencies

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto met with representatives of Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poors in New York recently as part of a process to come to a credit rating and/or sovereign country rating. A decision must now be made wh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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Heavy hitters at Summer Speaks

St. Maarten —The second of three nights of poetry and spoken word is being held at Taloula Mangos this evening, Wednesday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m.  The poetry and spoken word evenings called ‘Summer Speaks’ is organized annually between founder

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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TelCell supports table tennis players

St. Maarten –  TelCell is rooting for five St. Maarten players who will be competing in a regional table tennis tournament in the Dominican Republic starting today – Wednesday. The St. Maarten Table Tennis Federation has entered five players in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 20, 2011

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TelEm Group fun event raises funds for Love Of Kids Foundation

St. Maarten – A fun Scavenger Hunt event on June 26 by TelEm Group personnel and management has raised much needed cash for the Love of Kids Foundation. The company’s management and personnel donned fun costumes and went on an island-side “trea

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

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UTS and Ctex moving ahead with partnership

WILLEMSTAD – United Telecommunications Services (UTS) and Curacao Technology Exchange confirmed their partnership on Monday in a joint statement. The confirmation means UTS will invest six million dollars of venture capital in pulling an undersea c

Opinion - Posted by on July 19, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Is the lawyer Le Poole an honest man?

Dear Editor, Mr. Le Poole said in response to the SNBF that his firm believes that making a distinction in a constitution between (groups of) people based on origin, ancestry or ethnicity is unconstitutional in itself and in any case cannot serve

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

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Entire Parliament agreed with sending initiative law to Central Committee

Arrindell: “We all made the mistake” St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – All members of parliament present at the June 29 and the body’s Secretary General share joint responsibility for the fact that the initiative law presented by the Nat

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

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Laville: “William Marlin is obsessed with me.”

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville said Monday he believes that faction leader of the National Alliance William Marlin is obsessed with him because he’s continued to refuse to join with him. “This goes a

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

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Library begins new information series July 28

St. Maarten - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will begin an informative and motivational series called “The Power of Knowledge” on July 28. The five part series will focus on issues the library’s management believes people are interested in.

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

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Weekers proposes increasing tax free allowance on St. Maarten

GREAT BAY/ORANJESTAD – Increasing the tax free allowance for people from Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba who shop in St. Maarten is one of the proposals Dutch State Secretary of Finance Frans Weekers has put forward as part of an attempt to provide

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

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Wever becomes president of Rotaract Club of St. Martin Sunrise

St. Maarten – Janice Choisy Wever was installed as President of the Rotaract Club of St. Martin Sunrise on Saturday evening at the Change of Board ceremony. She replaces Immediate Past President and Ms. St. Maarten 2011 Trumane Trotman. The othe

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

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St. Maarten Pride presses for action on environmental issues

“St. Maarten’s parliamentarians have no credibility when it comes to addressing environmental issues” St. Maarten – Vice President of the St. Maarten Pride Foundation Rueben Thompson has called United People’s (UP) Party MP Jules James t

Editorial - Posted by on July 18, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Joint futures

Even as St. Maarten makes it clear that it cannot wait for the five year evaluation period for the constitutional changes that took effect on October 10, 2010 to happen, the Dutch Government has delivered its vision on the Kingdom. It is a vision whi

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 18, 2011

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Doram and Martina make Lica U-19 squad

St. Maarten - As a direct result of their overwhelming performances in the just concluded West Indies U-15 tournament, both Daniel Doram age 13 and Shaquille Martina have been included in the Leeward Islands team that will be competing in the West In

Opinion - Posted by on July 18, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Trias Politica does not exist on St. Maarten

Dear Editor, During the last meeting of the Parliament of St. Maarten when the budget for the year 2011 was handled for the second time, we saw that the Members of Parliament who support the coalition government are nothing other than rubber stamp

Opinion - Posted by on July 18, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: What real education is

Dear Editor, Normally everywhere we get only job oriented education. But is that really education? Can it teach a man to become self confident, brave, self motivated? If not then should we call it education? But if school education is the key to

Opinion - Posted by on July 18, 2011

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Opinion: Is the Federal Reserve for real?

By Emilio Kalmera In his 2002 Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BK) letter to shareholders, company chairman and CEO Warren Buffett expressed his concern with derivatives, referring to them as "weapons of mass destruction." One of my favorite quotes from

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2011

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Dutch believe four countries must find common goals

“The Netherlands has hope for the Kingdom.” THE NETHERLANDS – Each part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands must have an interest in its future if it is to continue. That is one of the main conclusions of the vision document that the Dutch cab

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