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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Central Committee focuses on paternity law in civil code

St. Maarten – The draft civil code for St. Maarten sailed through the Central committee of Parliament yesterday morning, after a brief presentation by prof. Jan de Boer and further elucidation by Justice Minister Roland Duncan. Prof. de Boer, a me

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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University of Curacao is technically bankrupt

WILLEMSTAD – The University of Curacao will be technically bankrupt by the end of the year unless measures are taken to improve its financial position. An audit report concludes that the university will be for 1.1 million guilders in the red by Dec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Gas prices down on Wednesday

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced a dramatic drop in the price of unleaded gas. Starting on Wednesday, the price will go down from 2.57 to 2.42 guilders per liter (from $1.435 to $1.352) – a decrease of 5.8 percent. The pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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TelEm completed installing its fast 3G mobile network

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians have successfully completed installation and cutover of telecommunication services to its brand new 3G mobile network – the first of its kind on St. Maarten. Technicians are now busy fine-tuning and “twea

Opinion - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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Opinion: Alternatives (Overflowing prisons)

Attorney generals and ministers seem to have found a taste for tossing around solutions for the overflowing prisons in the Caribbean. And from what we hear, there are some good suggestions among them. Justice Minister Roland Duncan reconfirmed yeste

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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Arrindell acknowledges slave trade abolition

St. Maarten - Today marks the international day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition, as proclaimed by the United Nations. This day is observed on an annual basis by the international community. The UN Educational, Scientific and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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St. Maarten Youth parliament program begins next week Thursday

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Youth Council Association begins with its youth parliament program next week Thursday, on September 1. The program caters to young people between the age of 13 and 21 with an interest in the functioning of government. Th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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St. Maarten feels effect of 4.9 Magnitude earthquake near St. Barths

St. Maarten – At 18 minutes past one yesterday afternoon St. Maarten felt the effect of an earthquake that occurred southwest of St. Barths. The quake had a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter scale, according to the seismic unit of the University of t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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Bonaire starts glass recycling program

BONAIRE – State Secretary Joop Atsma (Infrastructure and Environment) was at hand together with Bonaire’s Commissioner of Infrastructure Delno Tromp to make the islands first eighteen glass-collection containers operational. Atsma and Tromp put s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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Pride asks government to clean up Guana Bay beach

Sargassum assails Dutch-side beaches St. Maarten - A couple of weeks ago COM Vice president Pierre Aliotti was the first one to sound the alarm over the arrival of massive amounts of sargassum on St. Maarten’s beaches. Now the problem has also

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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Capoeira Foundation organizes open house

St. Maarten - The Soualiga Capoeira Foundation will host two open house days to start off the new school year. The group which was established in St. Maarten in November, 2002 is very excited about the new year as it is also a transitional period wit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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TelEm works on more bandwidth for Blackberry mobile service

St. Maarten – Increased demand for mobile data services from TelEm Group customers is causing congestion on the company’s Blackberry Smartphone service making it necessary to increase available bandwidth for the BB network. According to Chi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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Bar Association Aruba wants higher pay for pro Deo cases

St. Maarten – In June attorney mr. Geert Hatzmann criticized the local legal community for its refusal to handle pro Deo cases. “This is a disgrace. Attorneys are making a lot of money and nobody wants to do pro Deo work,” he said at the time.

Opinion - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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Opinion: Slavery

Since we are remembering the slave trade and its abolition today, it is a good occasion as any to wonder about the usefulness of these events. Do not misunderstand us: slavery was a horrendous practice, and everybody who was ever involved in it ought

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2011

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Robbie Dos Santos denies tax evasion

WILLEMSTAD--Robbie dos Santos refuted allegations he misinformed authorities on his tax return. He usually never personally reacts in these cases, but he could not resist clearing some statements about his affairs. “First of all, I earn 20 thousand

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