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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Rosenmöller leads corruption investigation in Curacao

THE HAGUE – Former GreenLeft leader Paul Rosenmöller will lead the investigation into corruption allegations in Curacao. Rosenmöller, who was a union leader before he became a politician, will do the investigation together with Cees Maas, a form

Editorial - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Editorial: Snowflake murder case

The Snowflake-trial may become the most spectacular case in St. Maarten’s criminal history that never took place. This morning, prosecution and defense attorneys will learn the court’s decision about the prosecution’s admissibility. If the ver

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Julian Rollocks defuses tiff with half-brother Cimmaron

St. Maarten – “Every story has two sides, even the Border Point project,” Julian Rollocks wrote in a statement he issued yesterday as a reaction to a story this newspaper published last Saturday about a tiff between Rollocks and his half-brothe

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Indian community celebrates Lord Krishna’s birthday

MARIGOT, St. Martin - The Indian community celebrated Lord Krishna’s birthday last Monday on the French side. Lord Krishna’s birthday, Janmashtami fell on August 22 this year. Lord Krishna took birth at midnight on the ashtami or the 8th day of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Second tragedy for shooting victim in six years

St. Maarten - It was on the day before Christmas back in 2005 when Onelly Dasent Florencia, her 4 year old daughter Laudeland Reges and an unidentified man were mowed down by a car while they were walking along the A.T. Illidge Road, a short distance

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Chinese restaurant robbed

CAPE BAY, St. Maarten – Yesterday two young men robbed the Chinese restaurant Easy Ta in Cape Bay. They stormed the establishment armed with a large knife and a handgun; when one of the employees resisted, a shot was fired, but nobody was hit. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Arrindell tours mental health facilities

St. Maarten –President of parliament Gracita Arrindell met with Mental Health Foundation director Eileen Healy and psychiatrist Sachin Gandotra at their new facility in Cay Hill on Friday. Arrindell took a tour of the facility and discussed the ch

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Carty: “Citizens have to become whistleblowers”

Chamber of Commerce wish list for governing program St. Maarten – “Citizens have to become whistleblowers,” Chamber of Commerce President Glen Carty said at a press conference yesterday where the Chamber gave an update on its talks with the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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New storm water pumps will be ready in February

Minister Heyliger breaks ground for 4.6 million guilder project St. Maarten---Acting Prime Minister Theo Heyliger was on site at the pump house in Sucker Garden to do the official honors of the ground breaking ceremonies for the storm water pumps

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Marine Trades Association offers lessons to young aspiring sailors

SIMPSON BAY - The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) is looking for 2 aspiring sailors to join the after school sailing program of the St. Maarten Yacht Club. In mid August, the SMMTA received a request for sponsorship from a local 10 yea

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American judge freezes Dos Santos assets

WILLEMSTAD/ WASHINGTON --A federal judge froze more than $28 million yesterday that prosecutors say is tied to an illegal gambling operation involving a prominent Curacao businessman Robbie dos Santos. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in W

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Sonesta deal with Sunwing brings 800 tourists a week

St. Maarten –Sonesta Resorts has partnered with Sunwing to introduce new vacation packages on November 6, 2011. Operating year-round, charter flights will fly from Toronto and Montreal to St. Maarten and feature all-inclusive stays at Sonesta Great

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Supermarkets: basic basket is “a communist policy”

WILLEMSTAD — Supermarket Association Suvecu criticizes the maximum price policy pursued by Minister Abdul Nasser El Hakim of Economic Development. El Hakim does not keep his promises, says chairman Joel da Silva Gois. The Minister, Suvecu and Funda

Opinion - Posted by on August 24, 2011

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Opinion: Citizens have to become whistleblowers

Chamber of Commerce President Glen Carty made a remarkable statement yesterday: citizens have to become whistleblowers. While this may sound like an East-bloc tactic to rat out on the neighbors, Carty’s suggestion actually makes sense. We’ll get

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Snowflake-trial heading for final stages

St. Maarten – The Snowflake-trial may reach its final stages this morning when the two surviving defendants appear in court. The cocaine-smuggling trial came to a halt on May 26, because the day before the court hearing one of the main suspects, He