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Editorial - Posted by on August 5, 2011

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Editorial: Normal and necessary risks

Judge Mr. A.N.G.N.E Mijnssen made a salient point in a ruling he made on Thursday in which he turns down a request to block the start of work on the Welfare Road in Cole Bay. The judge tells the plaintiffs - Plutox Distributors N.V. and Saint Martin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 5, 2011

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Judge denies request to stop Cole Bay road works

St. Maarten–Judge Mr. A.N.G.N.E Mijnssen has thrown out a summary proceeding brought by Plutox Distributors N.V. and Saint Martin Cars Plus N.V. The two companies were protesting the May 18, 2011 decision of the Minister of Public Housing, Physical

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 5, 2011

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Poets say thank you

St. Maarten - The organizer and poets of Summer Speaks 2011 are thanking the community for their support of the event. This year’s event was executed without a hitch and the event’s founder and organizer Lysanne Charles is “extremely proud of t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 5, 2011

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GEBE causes Heyliger’s sleepless nights

“It leaves us in a serious predicament” St. Maarten – Shareholder Representative for GEBE Theodore Heyliger has said that the company is giving him sleepless nights as he ponders how to get the management and board to submit information he

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Witness-hearing Roorda-case to take place after recess

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance was unable to fit in the public witness hearing of Justice Minister Roland Duncan and Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto in the Bas Roorda-case before the recess. Currently, Judge Van Veen is vacationing in Cu

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St. Maarten minister wants rating system for road works

Companies face disqualification from bids St. Maarten – Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Theodore Heyliger has requested his ministry to create a rating system for the road works that the islands two road bu

Opinion - Posted by on August 5, 2011

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Opinion: Freedom of association

Freedom of association is one of the fringe benefits of a constitutional democracy like ours. There are of course limits: one cannot establish an association that aims to, say, assassinate the Queen, to promote terrorism, or to collect funds for the

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Devry Inc. Buys American University of the Caribbean for $235 million

New owner plans to invest $20 million in St. Maarten St. Maarten (Business wire) - DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, today announced it has acquired the business operations of privately held American University of the Caribbea

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Arrindell meets Wescot-Williams and Duncan on legislation

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell says Thursday’s separate meetings with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Justice Minister Roland Duncan on the legislative process were productive. The meetings were held at Arrin

Opinion - Posted by on August 5, 2011

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Coping with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is an enormous adjustment for both you and your loved ones. For many, the secrets to navigating this journey are learning, supporting, and loving. While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there are treatmen

Opinion - Posted by on August 5, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: A personal question for the people of St. Maarten

Dear Editor, Let me get personal with the entire population of St. Maarten now. My question to you is; ‘If you love your country and you believe it is going down the wrong road, is it your obligation to do something about it?’ If you believe i

Opinion - Posted by on August 5, 2011

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Opinion: Quality roads

We are nowhere near the quality that is necessary, Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger said yesterday during the Council of Ministers’ press briefing. Heyliger was referring to the quality of St. Maarten’s roads. There are two companies on the isl

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Police officer found innocent of evidence tampering

St. Maarten – Chief Commissioner of Police Peter de Witte says Police Spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson is innocent of charges that he attempted to have a young detective tamper with evidence. The Police Internal Affairs has investigated the matte