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

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Earthquake just hit St. Maarten

A minute ago a heavy earthquake hit St. Maarten. More info will follow. No damage.

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

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SHTA wants structural solution for remaining illegal workers

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and trade association SHTA is disappointed about the fact that “several thousand Brooks Tower Accord applications have been denied” while there are no further efforts planned to ensure that these applican

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

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Central Committee meets today and Wednesday

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will meet three times this week. The first meeting will be today at ten o’clock with Professor De Boer about the civil code. The second meeting is scheduled for this afternoon at two o’clock.

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

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Tropical Storm Irene passes island at a safe distance

St. Maarten – By three o’clock yesterday afternoon the worst of the bad weather tropical storm Irene brought to the island was over, but in the early hours of Sunday morning it brought such heavy rainfall that the department of disaster managemen

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

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Attorney General Pietersz pushes for more conditional sentences

ORANJESTAD – Attorney General Rob Pietersz favors conditional prison sentences over short-term imprisonment. The AG said during the installation of the new judge Van Leur that for certain crimes this is a better solution to prevent revolving door c

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

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St. Maarten Harbor CEO Mingo expects 1.6 million cruise visitors

Average spending down 11.5 percent St. Maarten – Cruise passengers will pump approximately $208 million into the local economy this year. This appears from figures Mark Mingo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Harbor group of companies revealed

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

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American Bar Association plans conference in St. Maarten

More than 200 judges expected in January St. Maarten - More than 200 judges and lawyers will be on the Island for their Mid-Winter conference in January, said the Chair of Judicial Council of the National Bar Association of the United States of Am

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

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Mr. Gibson appointed to Cft

THE HAGUE -The Kingdom Council of Ministers approved the appointment of Mr. R.F. Gibson Sr. as St. Maarten’s member on the board for financial supervision Cft. The appointment will become effective on September 1. Kingdom Relations and Home Affair

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

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Rotary Club focuses on caring for patients with Alzheimer’s

St. Maarten – Tee shirts will go on sale at Le Grand Marché on September 3 for the support of the Alzheimer’s awareness campaign. The Rotary Club, the driving force behind the campaign, focuses its attention on caring for patients suffering from

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

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St Kitts: five murders in eight days

ST.KITTS - While St. Maarten perceives the recent spate or murders a serious problem, on neighboring St. Kitts and Nevis the situation is even worse, with five murders in the past eight days, and 27 in total for the year, almost three times as many a

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

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Casino puts lock on Kids Funland

St. Maarten – Hollywood casino has put a lien in Kids Funland in Cole Bay, a facility built by Saskia M., a former head of the casino’s financial department. She built the project with money she stole from her former employer. In December,

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

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Congratulations for Nature Foundation on marine park management contract

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation received congratulatory emails from the acting secretary general of the Ministry of education, Claudette Forsythe-Labega, and from the Beyond Writing Foundation president Loekie Morales after its manager Tadzio B

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

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Justice Department denies request to freeze Caribbean gambling millions

MIAMI - The American Justice Department has asked a federal judge to freeze about $30 million that prosecutors say forms the laundered proceeds of a massive illegal gambling operation in the Dutch Caribbean, the Wall street Journal reported on Friday

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

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Countdown started for Crystal Pineapple Awards

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association has started the countdown to the sixth Crystal Pineapple Awards Fundraiser which is scheduled for November 18. With 88 days to go, the organization is reviewing the award categories and