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Editorial - Posted by on August 11, 2011

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Editorial: A tale of logistics

The idea to shift Carnival to the month of June in order to create more activities in the slower summer months sounds like an interesting plan and could present some interesting opportunities. One core issue that immediately springs to mind is the l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 11, 2011

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Arrindell and Lugisse discuss Tallahassee sister city agreement

Arrindell and Lugisse discuss Tallahassee sister city agreement

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell met with the Executive Director of the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation (TLH-SXMF) Arthur Lugisse on Wednesday to discuss the opportunities that exist with respect to the City of Tall

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St. Maarten Justice Minister to update parliamentarians on human trafficking

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting with the Minister of Justice Roland Duncan on August 12 with respect to justice matters. The meeting is scheduled to take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parlia

Opinion - Posted by on August 11, 2011

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Opinion: Courtroom air conditioning malfunctioning

We understand that judges and prosecutors have to keep a cool head when they do their work, but yesterday temperatures at the courthouse reached arctic levels due to the relentless humming of the air conditioning system. To battle the health-threaten

Opinion - Posted by on August 11, 2011

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Opinion: Riots in London: where is the tipping point?

The riots in the United Kingdom have once more drawn attention to the role of social media like Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry Messenger. Politicians were quick to suggest that these services have to be shut down until things quiet down on good old

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 11, 2011

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Armed robber sentenced to five years imprisonment

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance sentenced 23-yar-old Kerry Julian Wilson to 5 years imprisonment yesterday for two armed robberies. Wilson robbed a man of his gold chain on April 11, and on May 7 he stole a backpack containing $500 from ano

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 11, 2011

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Court declares prosecution inadmissible in robbery-trial

Detectives failed to report results Oslo-confrontation St. Maarten – Judge mr. M. Keppels declared the prosecution inadmissible in the case against Hector Bienvenido C., 22, and Gleivon Daniel C., 21. The defendants, who are not related, were ac

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St. Maarten Minister floats idea to shift Carnival to June

SCDF, Regatta get subsidy increase for 2012 St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Franklin Meyers has announced that government is considering shifting Carnival from late April/early May to som

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New St. Maarten government building remains unfinished as government awaits advice on bond

No decisions on currency and breakup before Plan of Approach St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has verbally agreed with the President of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp that he will send a new letter on

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Imbali dances on despite robbery

Imbali dances on despite robbery

St. Maarten – The Imbali Center for Creative Movement was still able to host its dance work shop with Malathi Iyengar, despite the robbery at the John Larmonie Center at the weekend. Work has also already begun on a fundraiser that will generate

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Nine complete first week of Cito’s Test Construction course

Nine complete first week of Cito’s Test Construction course

St. Maarten – Nine trainers have completed the first in a five-week Test Construction Course administered by assessment institute Cito. The body is responsible for the final exams of Dutch primary schools and the central exams in the PSVE, HAVO a

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Robbery-suspect will most likely be acquitted

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance spent ample time on the case of Jimey Everton B, yesterday morning, but after everything is said and done, the 19-year-old will most likely hear next week from Judge Mr. M. Keppels that he is acquitted of a

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Absent Cuban gets 2 years for human smuggling

St. Maarten – Cuban Maikel Duarte-Torres is safely back in Tampa, Florida, and he is not likely to return to St. Maarten anytime soon. Yesterday the Court in First Instance sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment for his role in a human smuggling rin

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Cost of Liat tickets to rise

St. Maarten/ST. JOHNS - LIAT will re-introduce a fuel surcharge on tickets as of August 15, 2011. The airline’s Corporate Communications Manager Desmond Brown announced the measure on Wednesday. “Over the past several months jet fuel prices hav

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Human smuggler sentenced for perjury

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Louis Saint Marc to 20 weeks imprisonment Wednesday for committing perjury during a witness hearing on June 9. Fourteen weeks of the sentence are suspended. In April Saint Marc was sentenced to 4

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St. Maarten Prime Minister and Governor review passport covenant

St. Maarten Prime Minister and Governor review passport covenant

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Governor drs. Eugene Holiday met recently to discuss the implementation of a covenant regarding the procedures on the issuance of Dutch passports. The covenant is necessary because both the C

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Youngsters get 22 months for robbery-attempt

“Chino, come here” St. Maarten – Two youngsters who undertook a failed robbery attempt on the owners of the Daily Supermarket in Simpson Bay on April 19, were sentenced to 22 months imprisonment in the Court in First Instance yesterday. The