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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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St. Maarten Justice Minister planning fifteen bed youth detention center

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan announced on Sunday that a 15 bed Youth Detention Center will be constructed in Cay Hill on the same property as “The Box”. The announcement was made on For the Record with Eddie Williams on Radio So

Editorial - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Editorial: The need for repairs and community assistance

The proof of the need for repairs on the Pointe Blanche prison became blaringly obvious on Sunday when Anthony Ray Spencer became the second prisoner for the year to escape from the prison be climbing through a hole in the roof in the kitchen. While

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Arrindell highlights language policy and compulsory education at UNESCO conference

Arrindell highlights language policy and compulsory education at UNESCO conference

PARIS – Languages and their impact on learning and the implementation of compulsory education were core elements of St. Maarten’s national statement to the 36th General Conference of the United Nations Education Science and Culture Organization (

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Christian Lloyd’s killer escapes from prison

Christian Lloyd’s killer escapes from prison

St. Maarten – Management of the Pointe Blanche Prison and Justice Minister Roland Duncan both announced Sunday that Anthony Ray Spencer, who was sentenced to 20 year imprisonment for on October 12, had escaped from the Pointe Blanche prison. Spen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Discussion on labour situation resumes Wednesday

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Cornelius De Weever will return to parliament at 2:00 pm on Wednesday to respond to questions that were asked by Members of Parliament on the labour situation. The questions wer

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Model attempts to bring fashion week to St. Maarten

St. Maarten - The Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Inc. under the directorship of Arthur Lugisse is very pleased with Yulanda Gentle’s performance at U.S. Virgin Islands Fashion Week. She represented the island there after winning Direct Music T

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Unity Walk-a-ton on November 13

Unity Walk-a-ton on November 13

St Martin Trails Group Picture MARIGOT– St. Martin Trails hosts its first Annual Unity Walk-a-ton on November 13 under the theme United for our Environment. The club hikes trails on both sides of the island every Sunday morning and feels that ther

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister urges postal service to be creative

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Wiliams toured the Post Office and spoke with employees last week to get an update since the signing of the Transfer, Support and Assistance Agreement on Saturday, October 15, 2011, guaranteeing postal serv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Arrindell stresses cooperation with Aruba and reengineering state organizations

Arrindell stresses cooperation with Aruba and reengineering state organizations

“These institutions might even require some re-engineering.” St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell has called for closer functional cooperation between Aruba and Sint Maarten. She has also said that St. Maarten should l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Shigemoto welcomes new investigation on releasing 40 million guilders

St. Maarten – Finance Minister has welcomed an announcement by Dutch Secretary of State for Finance Frans Weekers that he has assigned his technical advisor Robert Cornax, to research the situation with the Dutch Ministry of Interior Affairs and Ki

Opinion - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Opinion: When a lady gets mad …

Fashion designer Mauricio Gucci’s widow Patrizia has spent the past fourteen years in prison. In 1998 she was sentenced to 29 years of imprisonment because she had been so unkind to murder her husband. A court ruled recently that mama Gucci is rea

Opinion - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Opinion: Unique solution for crowded roads

Ah, finally there is a unique solution for our crowded roads. Stop the import of new cars and invite American Joe LoCicero for a seminar. The American, who in Maine, bought a 1990 model Honda Accord in 1996. The car had just 74,000 miles on the clock

Opinion - Posted by on October 31, 2011

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Opinion: Egg-throwing mania

There was this rather obvious ad on the government information page in the local newspapers addressing children who travel on school buses. Amidst all the well-intentioned warnings to these kids to behave themselves (or else), there was a line that a

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

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St. Maarten Telecom companies get indirect relief from regulator

St. Maarten – Director of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten Peggy Ann Brandon confirmed recently that the regulator is giving telephone companies indirect relief on the fees they pay. The relief stems from the fact that the companies t

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

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Police find machine gun in Cay Hill

Police find machine gun in Cay Hill

St. Maarten – Police found a 9-milimeter caliber Luger handgun in Cay Hill recently. The discovery was made by the Zero Tolerance because of a tip the police received. The gun was under a black bag with food in it. The weapon was loaded with 9

Opinion - Posted by on October 28, 2011

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Editorial: Let the committees run the country

Every democracy gives its citizens an opportunity every so often to elect a group of people from among them to lead the nation. In our dualistic system the direct representation is provided by Parliament and Ministers daily seek out the best policies

Opinion - Posted by on October 28, 2011

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Letter: The St. Maarten people are more important than the song

Dear Editor, Lots of people continue to ask me my position on the St. Maarten song. Some wonder when I am going to break my silence on the issue. There is a group with a website to cast an opinion about the St. Maarten song. Well my people what I

Opinion - Posted by on October 28, 2011

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Opinion: Old question, same answer

Parliamentarian George Pantophlet has brought up an old question to which everybody knows the answer. At least, everybody could know the answer, but apparently, MP Pantophlet does not, or he has forgotten all about it. In Tuesday’s central committe

Opinion - Posted by on October 28, 2011

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Opinion: Souls for the Kingdom

We’ve been wondering for quite some time now, without getting around to putting some real energy into it, what is going on with the tent-church in Dutch Quarter. The blue and white striped House of God appeared sometime during the summer, complete

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

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Library launches revamped website and audiovisual archive

St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Jubliee Library launched its revamped website - http://www.stmaartenlibrary.org/ - and was presented with DVDs with the first five years of Profiles of the Windward Islands on Thursday afternoon. The presentation of th

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

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St. Maarten Minister announces additional safety measures for special purpose water craft

St. Maarten – Due to a number of recent waterborne accidents, Government has introduced additional temporary safety measures according to the Water Sports Ordinance, AB 1978 nr. 13. The Ordinance applies to all water sport activities, in the broade

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

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Meyers welcomes news that US travellers to increase vacation spending

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, says it is welcome news that US travellers are expected to increase vacation spending in 2011/2012. The news comes from the latest American Express

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

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Pallet exporters must seek government’s permission

St. Maarten – Individuals or companies desirous of exporting wooden pallets from St. Maarten to other countries, must notify the Inspection Department TEZVT-LVV (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries) that falls under the Ministry of Tourism, Econom

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

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Shigemoto meets with students and tourism representative

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto met C. Pompier and J. Chiyadi on Thursday. Both are St. Maarten students who will be completing their studies in the Netherlands in 2012 and 2013 respectively. They both plan to return and work in the M

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

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Boasman congratulates Telem on 3G+ launch

St. Maarten – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Telem Group of Companies Rafael Boasman has expressed the board’s pride with the company’s rollout of its 3G+ network. The official launch was done on October 21 at Holland House. The inv

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

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Small fish in big cocaine case faces suspended prison sentence

St. Maarten - Slowly but surely a picture starts to emerge of the gangsters that are involved in the local cocaine trade. Yesterday morning Andre Fernando D., a 62-year-old pensioner stood trial for his involvement in an attempt to smuggle 10.3 kilos

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

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Prosecution demands 6 years against organizer cocaine transport to St. Croix

St. Maarten – The public prosecutor demanded a 6-year prison sentence against 54-year-old St. Maartener Roberto Bernard F. as the supplier of 10.3 kilos of cocaine and the organizer of a transport of these drugs to St. Croix in the US Virgin Island

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Library requests parliament’s assistance on transformation to national institution

St. Maarten – The Board and management of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library, which is vested in a private foundation, has asked parliament’s permanent committee on education, culture, youth and sport to assist them with the effort to become the nat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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St. Maarten and Curacao deepen cooperation in education, culture and sport

PARIS – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell and her counterpart from Curacao Lionel Jansen have held “very friendly” and “long overdue” talks on common challenges and potential areas of cooperation.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Shigemoto meets Donner and Voges on 2012 budget

Shigemoto meets Donner and Voges on 2012 budget

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has discussed the budget for 2012 with both Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner and the Cabinet of St. Maarten’s Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague. Shigemoto gave Donner a gener

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Civil Registry’s passport system functioning again

St. Maarten – The Civil Registry will resume the issuing of passports today. They had to stop last week because of unforeseen technical matters with the hardware that supports the operations of the department’s passport system. People who want t

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Police find substantial amount of marijuana in Cape Bay

GREAT BAY – Police discovered “a substantial amount of compacted marijuana” when they searched a home on Banjo Drive in Cape Bay at 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday. They did the search because they received information that people were selling drugs at th

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Permit renewals to be done by appointment only

St. Maarten – The Minister of Justice Roland Duncan and the Minister Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever have authorized the issuing renewals process for BTA Category 2 permit-holders. This process is meant for persons r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Murder suspect arrested

St. Maarten – Police arrested and detained R.M. at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday as a suspect in the murder of the October 14th murder of Marlon Sebelon. Detectives have begun their interrogation and it is unclear whether M. is the only suspect as early r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Laveist back to court

Supreme Court voids 2010 bribery verdict St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Supreme Court voided National Alliance MP Louie Laveist’s 2010 bribery conviction yesterday based on a technicality and sent the case back to the Common Court of Just

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