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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Police catch thieves red handed

St. Maarten – Police arrested and detained two men at 2:10 a.m. Friday morning as they attempted to break into the Sol Gas Station on Bush Road. The two suspects are 59 year old B.M.B. who was repatriated to his home island Trinidad & Tobago in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Postal services to be transferred October 9

St. Maarten – New Post Netherlands Antilles is officially announcing its plans to transfer postal services to Postal Services St. Maarten with ads that will begin appearing on Monday. This announcement follows the signing of a transfer protocol bet

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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French St. Martin launches new promotional brochure

MARIGOT – President of the Office du Tourisme Ida Zin-Keu launched a new glossy brochure promoting St. Maarten at the most recent edition of the largest tourism fair in France­ -Top Resa. The brochure is titled, “Saint-Martin, more than anywhere

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Rotary donates $5, 000 to Alzheimer Foundation

GREAT BAY – Members of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten’s Alzheimer's Awareness Committee and the Club’s President Rebecca Low presented a cheque for $5, 000 to Patricia Krolis and Raymond Jessurun of the St. Maarten Alzheimer's Foundation on Wed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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St. Maarten and Curacao’s budgets lack strong data correlations

THE HAGUE – The Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) have called the late or non-submission of data a major weakness in the financial policy of the Government of St. Maarten and the Government of Curacao. The remark is part of a report covering Jun

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

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St. Maarten's Harbour Group and Tempo agreement gives drastic increase in exposure

St. Maarten’s Harbour Group and Tempo agreement gives drastic increase in exposure

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Harbor Group of Companies Mark Mingo shakes hands with Tempo’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick Morton Jr shortly after they signed an agreement on September 20. St. Maarten - Chief Exe

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

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Captain faces 30 months for human smuggling attempt

St. Maarten – Thirty months behind bars or freedom and a return to his native Tortola. Those are the options for Alazia Anthony B., a 28-year-old captain who stood accused of an attempt to assist in smuggling four Brazilians via St. Maarten and Tor

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

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Cable theft becoming big problem for TelEm

Cable theft becoming big problem for TelEm

TelEm Group, Field Controller Zone 3, Vincent Caines, shows the type of company cable that is being stolen by thieves, leaving some areas without telecommunication services.St. Maarten – TelEm Group is stepping up action against thieves who are

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

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Attorney not notified – human smuggling trial postponed

St. Maarten – “The attorney is handling the interests of his client in a sloppy way. It is detrimental that the defendant is here again without an attorney,” Public Prosecutor mr. M.L.P. Ridderbeks said yesterday afternoon in the Court in First

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

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Ophelia poses no threat to St. Maarten

St. Maarten – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) says based on forecasted projections, Tropical Storm (TS) Ophelia is expected to pass more than 200 miles from St. Maarten on Sunday. The storm is disorganized and is forecast to weaken. “Tro

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

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St. Maarten Kadaster employees complete Corporate Governance training

St. Maarten - Management of the Kadaster completed four weeks of training in good governance and the legal aspects of the public registers recently. The course covered the basic principles of governance, corporate governance and good governance. The

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

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Best Marketing Bureau organizes youth street fair in October

Best Marketing Bureau organizes youth street fair in October

Austin Helliger (l) and Jeffrey Richardson, directors of Best Marketing BureauSt. Maarten – The recently established Best Marketing bureau organizes a pre-St. Maarten street fair on Saturday October 29 on the Long Wall Road. Directors Jeffrey

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

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TelCell discontinuing 555 prefix

St. Maarten – TelEm Group’s mobile carried TelCell will be discontinuing the use of mobile numbers that begin with the prefix 555 in the coming days. The prefix will be replaced by 550 but all the other digits will remain the same. Customers shou

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

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St. Maarten Teenager on probation gets one last chance to clean up his act

St. Maarten – Gilbert Ch. is not a teenager anymore but his childhood troubles cast a showdown over his immediate future. On January 26, the Court in First Instance sentenced him to an 18-month suspended prison sentence with 3 years of probation, 2

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

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Teen and Mature Pageant return in St. Maarten Carnival 2012

St. Maarten – The Teen and Mature Queen Pageants will return as fixtures on the Carnival Calendar in 2012. The shows are returning because of popular demand. The revelations about the return are part of a statement by the St. Maarten Carnival De

Opinion - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Opinion: Hangovers

Here is an interesting insight in what drinking alcohol will do to the economy, not to mention to our personal lives. The British research company Yorktest found in a survey that the average Briton spends four years of his (or her) life dealing with

Opinion - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Opinion: Disheartening

With all the violence that is happening around us like murder and violent armed robberies with disastrous consequences it was disheartening to witness a defendant in the Court in First Instance yesterday who seems to be at the beginning of a troubled

Opinion - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Opinion: All the rage

Recently we read a remark by a hunter in a book: “If this is the tourist season, why can’t we shoot them?” This seems to be all the rage in St. Maarten these days, be it that not tourists, but locals are at the receiving end of what seems to b

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

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Euthanasia debate gets local example

St. Maarten – Mark Deygoo, who was shot at least five times by robbers on Wednesday, was clinging at press time on Thursday. His family had decided earlier in the day to take him off life support as doctors at the St. Maarten Medical Center offered

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Winair’s founding fathers honored in St. Barths

Winair’s founding fathers honored in St. Barths

George Greaux Sr., one of Winair’s founding fathers, holds up a plaque he was presented by Winair pilot Michael Jeffrey to commemorate the airline’s 50th anniversary.GUSTAVIA, St Barths – Two of Winair’s founding fathers – Hippolite Lidde a

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2011

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Editorial: Striking the right notes

The announcement that the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies and Tempo have signed an agreement that will drastically increase the island’s visibility is news that we should all celebrate, especially since it will soon make the destination even

Opinion - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Opinion: Bus drivers

Again a bus driver appeared in court yesterday for a traffic violation. The charge was similar to the one quite some of his colleagues have faced before. He had dared to let passengers get off his bus on the A.J.C. Brouwers Road opposite the Diyon fu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Donner visits Dutch Caribbean next week

No meetings in St. Maarten THE NETHERLANDS - The Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, (BZK), Piet Hein Donner, will pay a working visit to Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba from September 26th until September 29th 2011. Donner wants to su

Opinion - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Opinion: Saving paper

When the personal computer emerged in the early eighties of last century it did not take long for utopian articles to appear about the paperless office. Stories about free computers followed close on their heels. But thirty odd years later, the free

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Ex-police officers might be involved in Lloyd murder

Prosecution demands 24 years; sex-games preceded brutal murder St. Maarten – Anthony Ray S. sits already one-and-a-half year in pretrial detention for a murder he says he did not commit. Yesterday, public prosecutor mr. B. den Hartigh demanded 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Gun license policy takes effect January 1

St. Maarten – Minister of Justice Roland Duncan says his policy on the issuance of gun licenses will take effect on January 1, 2012. The updated draft policy, which takes into account several concerns and advices, is currently being reviewed by the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Heavy sentences for Awad-kidnappers

St. Maarten – Roberto Francisco Gumbs and Isidro Eddison Josepha will spend the foreseeable future behind bars in the Pointe Blanche Prison. Judge Mr. M. Keppels sentenced Josepha yesterday to 14 years and 6 months imprisonment and Gumbs to 11 year

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Court postpones domestic violence trial

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance has postponed the trial of Safraz H. for a maximum of three months to give the Rehabilitation Bureau the opportunity to do a psychological evaluation. The postponement was requested by prosecutor mr. M. Ove

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Telem switching over more clients today

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians will be continuing with phase 3 of the company’s transfer of business and residential telephone lines in the Philipsburg area today. The technicians are targeting completion of 1, 000 plus lines from TelEm Gr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Lange Frans-standard does not fly in St. Maarten

Ten months for firearm possession St. Maarten – Defense attorney mr. G. Hatzmann introduced the Lange Frans-standard in the Court in First Instance yesterday during a seemingly open and shut case of firearm possession. The argument was original

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Office of Disaster Management recommends monitoring Ophelia

St. Maarten – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is advising the population of the South side of the island to closely monitor the progress of newly formed and 15th storm of the season Tropical Storm (TS) Ophelia. The storm’s westerly track

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Police open new “Back Office”

St. Maarten – The “Back Office” at the Immigration Department at the Princess Juliana International Airport was officially opened on Wednesday morning. The decision to establish the office, where officers will inspect suspicious travel document

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Central Bank: Guilder still solid

WILLEMSTAD – The presentation of the report by the International Monetary Fund delegation on its Article IV consultation led to an email exchange between the Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten on Monday. S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Winair wraps up anniversary tour with high praise

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS – Officials in Nevis has praised Winair for its safety record and called for it to continue offering faithful, reliable and punctual service. The compliment and admonition were delivered during a ceremony to mark the airline’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Royal tour of Dutch Caribbean begins in Aruba

ORANJESTAD – A manifestation of the Linear Park, a visit to Parke Arikok and the district Juwana Morto are three of the major scheduled events on the program for the two day visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Prin

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