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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 30, 2011

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Steering Committee requests bid for hosting Kingdom Games

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell is busy setting up a committee to create a bid for hosting the 2013 Kingdom Games. The island had been listed as the host country in a report from the Kingdom Games S

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HIV/AIDS Programme Manager to receive prestigious Pancap award

St. Maarten - HIV/AIDS Programme Manager Suzette Moses-Burton has been notified by e-mail that from the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (Pancap) she is one of this year’s recipients of a prestigious Pancap Award. Moses-Burton will collec

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GB3 re-launches as structural program

St. Maarten – Get off the block, Get on the Bus, Get Busy (GB-3) program will likely be re-launched as a structural program in mid-October. The announcement of the re-launch was made by the project’s initiator – the Minister of Education, Cultu

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Discussions on Caricom membership ongoing

“Visas are bilateral issue” St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has said that discussions for St. Maarten to become an associate member of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). The latest communication is a letter from Caricom’

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Sister Basilia’s day care facility reaches highest point

St. Maarten – Both Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Vice Prime Minister Thedore Heylger are looking forward to the official opening of the Sister Basilia Center’s Daycare Building. Their sentiments were expressed at Thursday afternoon’s

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Prime Minister says life at St. Maarten House is no luxury

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has confirmed that Perry Geerlings, who is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Stichting Kadaster and Hypotheekwezen, is part of the staff of the cabinet of the Minister Plenipotenti

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No holiday on country’s first anniversary

St. Maarten – October 10, 2011 will not be a public holiday and civil servants will not get the day off. However the government is planning an official celebration to mark the first anniversary of St. Maarten becoming a country within the Kingdom o

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Appeal Romeijn-killers postponed until December

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice postponed the appeal hearing of three defendants who are currently serving lengthy prison sentences for a string of violent armed robberies – the most notorious one being a robbery on October 16 of last y

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De Weever to meet MPs on doctor cards, social aid and labour situation

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament meets Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius De Weever on October 3 on government’s policy in regards to the issuance and renewal of doctor cards and government’s poli

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Arrindell meets with Animal Welfare Foundation

St. Maarten– President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell had an ‘information gathering consultation sessions’ with President of the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation Susan Wathey, the foundation’s Secretary Pamela Simms and Treasurer Heathe

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St. Maarten Airport staffers complete security course

St. Maarten – The group of aviation workers who participated in a week long training on Airport Security led by Arthur Tholel and Pedro Rotella, both instructors from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have been presented their ce

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St. Maarten Telecom providers agree that easy part of code switch is over

St. Maarten - The top managers of Telem Group of Companies and United Telecommunications Service concur that today’s start of the permissive dialing period for St. Maarten’s new country code (1-721) is the easy part of what is to come. As the one

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Sections of L.B Scott Road and Gladiola Road close Saturday

St. Maarten – The intersection of L.B. Scott Road and Gladiola Road will close at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday to allow for the contractor to continue laying the main sewage line that will run from Ebenezer to the A Th. Illidge Road. The road will remain

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Deygoo gets emotional farewell

St. Maarten - New Testament Baptist Church of God filled to capacity Thursday as mourners assembled for the funeral of the late Mark Anthony Deygoo. The Guyanese business man was shot during a robbery at his store – Fragile Bundle – on September

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Appeals court demands 18 months against Bobby V. for sexual assault

Reputed businessman claims his innocence St. Maarten – Two hours before the deadline expired on July 15, Attorney General Dick Piar decided to appeal Bobby V.’s acquittal for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old second cousin on March 7 of last y

Opinion - Posted by on September 30, 2011

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Opinion: Targeting Emsley Tromp

Helmin Wiels is on the war path and his target is called Emsley Tromp. The Pueblo Soberano leader has filed a complaint against Tromp with the public prosecutor’s office in Willemstad, repeating an allegation about him getting an unsecured loan and

Opinion - Posted by on September 30, 2011

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Opinion: Security guards

Does it make sense to allow security guards to carry firearms? And if so, would this contribute to a safer St. Maarten?  Justice Minister Roland Duncan tends towards allowing this but he put a big if on the table, and rightly so. Security guards cou

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SHTA wants more nominees in education category

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association says nominations are steadily coming in for the sixth annual Crystal Pineapple Awards Fundraiser. One of the most significant of the new categories is the teacher of the year award, wh

Editorial - Posted by on September 30, 2011

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Editorial; A professional discussion

The weekend lays ahead and beyond that a meeting of the Central Committee of parliament. That gathering requested by the National Alliance will look at a raft of issues that touch each of us just as much and maybe even more than crime – elements of