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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Winair celebrates 50 years of safe flying

St. Maarten - Windward Islands International Airways was depicted as one of the safest airlines in the world as they celebrate their 50 Anniversary without any major mishap. The airline which was established in 1963 by the pioneers George Greaux and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Inspectorate stops lecture by The Great Physician

Priest Kailash Leonce caught violating healthcare laws St. Maarten – The Inspectorate for public health put a stop to a lecture by a man who presents himself as “the honorable priest Kailash K. Leonce” at the Cultural Center on Back Street o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Court drops prosecution Snowflake-suspects

Judge declares prosecution inadmissible St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The surviving suspects in the snowflake cocaine smuggling investigation will not be prosecuted. After considering the arguments of defense attorneys and the public prosecuto

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Opinion: Illegal adoption

The Public Prosecutor’s Office brought a sensitive issue to the attention of local media. It concerns illegal adoption, and the possible consequences this has for both the parents who adopt and for the child involved in the process. This is what th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Human smuggler’s trial stalls due to absence of attorney

St. Maarten – Jean Journel C. was caught off-guard yesterday afternoon when he appeared in the Court in First Instance to discover that his attorney mr. J.G. Bloem was not present. The defendant, the last suspect to be tried in the Jesus La human s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Heyliger switches from UTS to TelEm

“From now on I am eating locally” St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger ditched his UTS Blackberry and switched to a 3G phone from government-owned telecom provider TelEm this week. Heyliger made the move in a reaction to statement

Opinion - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Opinion: Illegals, one more time

Justice Minister Duncan is in full operational mode these days and he seems not afraid to grab the bull by the horns. The BTA-investigation revealed something to the minister that he already suspected: when the whole BTA-process is behind us, there w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Cabinet compensates loss of spending power

THE HAGUE - The cabinet will try to partly compensate a predicted loss in spending power for the lowest incomes, families with children and old-age pensioners. Insiders say these groups will experience a sharper reduction then deemed desirable by the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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BTA-committee discovers bogus employers

Minister Duncan: Last chance for the real employers” St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan gives employers who have illegals on their payroll another two to three weeks to come forward and settle their affairs. After that deadline is go

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Archeological artifacts arrive at their final resting place

St. Maarten - “This is a historical day in the heritage of St Maarten” said Dr Jay Haviser, Director of the Sint Maarten Archeological Center Simarc. Those comments were made after several pieces of local artifacts were removed from the bowels of

Opinion - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Opinion: Traffic jams

Complaining is an integral part of human nature. We love to complain and we always think that others have to fix whatever it is what we are complaining about, so that we are able to start complaining about something else. The moaning and groaning am

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Rosenmöller not in Curacao to play detective

WILLEMSTAD – The committee charged with investigating corruption in Curacao will be on the island this week to speak with sources in order to get an idea about the current state of affairs and about the incidents that occurred earlier this year whe

Editorial - Posted by on August 25, 2011

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Editorial: Comedy show

St. Maarten and Curacao are apparently not seeing eye to eye, at least if we have to go with vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger’s initiative to ditch his UTS Blackberry and to buy himself a 3G TelEm one instead. The Vice PM will “eat locally” f