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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 28, 2011

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Duncan: No need for alarm on 2012 allocation yet

St. Maarten – Even though he does not believe the draft budget allocation for 2012 is adequate Justice Minister Roland Duncan has not yet sounded the alarm bell with his colleagues that it won’t be enough to carry him through the year. Duncan was

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Editorial: The budget is coming to you

Members of Parliament have expressed massive concern about whether the Justice Ministry will have sufficient funds in 2012 to hire more officers and to give them the tools to do their work. There is one way for them to ensure that this is the case

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 28, 2011

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Rotary and Alzheimer’s Foundation continue partnership

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten and the St. Maarten Alzheimers Foundation have continued their collaboration to provide information on the disease. The service organization began their partnership with a three month campaign that raise

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Harry Muskee introduced the blues to a country of clogs and windmills

By Hilbert Haar / When I brought the Cuby and the Blizzards blues album Groeten uit Grollo to my music class in secondary school in the spring of 1967 my classmates were not impressed. They thought with just one exception (apart from myself) that th

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Opinion: Air conditioning terrorism

We know, we know. This is the umpteenth time we are bringing up this subject. But hey, enough is enough. We have wondered for a long time why it is so that the temperature in public buildings is always near freezing point. We experience this in th

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Opinion: An eye for an eye

We had it coming of course, with all the violent crimes that terrorize the island, but an increasing number of law-abiding citizens start thinking about tit for tat – and eye for an eye. That is a worrisome trend, but it is definitely there. Whe

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Opinion: Partnerships

Oh oh. Vice Prime Minister jokingly said this summer that Justice Minister Roland Duncan would come up with plans for same sex marriages next, after he had vented his opinion about euthanasia, abortion and prostitution. We’re not there yet, but

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 28, 2011

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Cultural links and industry challenges highlighted at tourism festival

Meyers: “We must not look at our diversity as a liability” St. Maarten – The importance of tourism to the nation was stressed at Tuesday’s World Tourism Day celebration at the Great Bay Beach Promenade. The theme for the event, which was h

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Justice Ministry studies registered partnerships

Parliament passes paternity legislation St. Maarten – The Parliament passed without much discussion the national ordinance on paternity, but it got stuck with legislation that regulates inheritance in St. Maarten. Minister Duncan said that his m

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Opposition says justice minister gave no hope

H. Richardson: “Do the honorable thing and resign” St. Maarten – The opposition National Alliance says Minister of Justice Roland Duncan has not given the nation any hope for the forseeable future. This is the core of their response to his a

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Meyers believes hotels can contribute to climate change mitigation

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, says based on developments in the European Union (EU), hotels will be able to contribute to climate change mitigation while also increasing the

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St. Maarten hosting aviation safety conference

St. Maarten - The Department of Civil Aviation St. Maarten is hosting a nine day workshop on Aviation Security that is aimed at providing aviation security personnel with knowledge and practical skills to enable them to plan coordinate and conduct qu

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Office of Disaster Management advises caution due to possible flooding

St. Maarten – The Department of Disaster Management (ODM) is advising the population of the South side of the island to be cautious for possible flooding in low lying areas as well as street flooding. At 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday the National Hurricane

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Retailer refunds British tourist for damaged ring

St. Maarten – British tourist Jacky Evans received a $1, 400 refund from a local retailer yesterday for a gold ring she bought during her vacation on St. Maarten in May. When this newspaper approached the retailer almost three weeks, ago, on Friday

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Six detectives sworn in for large-scale investigation team

St. Maarten –Six detectives from Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao took the oath of office yesterday afternoon in the conference room at the Parliament building. The location was chosen because Justice Minister Roland Duncan sat in a meeting of Parliament

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Cable damage prompts discussion on back up options

Cable damage prompts discussion on back up options

St. Maarten– Telem Group expects to complete repairs on a section of its SMPR-1underwater cable and restore connections by Wednesday after a repair team arrived on Monday aboard the Pacific Guardian. The cable was damaged earlier this month by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 28, 2011

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Duncan meets Parliament on murders today

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will meet with Justice Minister Roland Duncan on September 28 to discuss the spate of murders during the past nine months. The meeting was requested by the United Peoples party (UP) and the Democrat