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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Norbert Hijmans sworn in as an attorney

St. Maarten – Norbert Hijmans attorney at law at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, was sworn in by the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius in St. Maarten on September 30. He moved to St. Maarten in Feb

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Boat and car parts collected from Pointe Blanche beach

Boat and car parts collected from Pointe Blanche beach

St. Maarten – Residents of Pointe Blanche spent three hours cleaning up their beach last Saturday as part of the Coastal Cleanup month organized by the St. Maarten Pride Foundation. Pointe Blanche resident and former Pride Foundation Vice Preside

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Wescot-Williams recognizes need to amend law on VKS secondment

St. Maarten – Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Sarah Wescot-Williams is expecting debate in Parliament soon on a law that will allow her to officially make the Voluntary Korps available to colleague ministers. She has also predicted t

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Trial cocaine smugglers postponed until month’s end

Trial cocaine smugglers postponed until month’s end

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance postponed the trial of three suspects in a cocaine-smuggling case until October 27. Victor G., 26, Pedro G., 37, and Roberto Bernard F., 54, are accused of an attempt to export 10.3 kilos of cocaine with

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister wants three month deferral of postal service transfer

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is working to ensure that New Post Netherlands Antilles does not transfer the authority for operating the postal service to Postal Services St. Maarten (P.S.S.) before year’s end. This is based o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Pigheaded defendant back to jail

St. Maarten – Erwin Virgo Henson, 49, will have to go to jail for 6 weeks because he failed to do community service for a conviction he incurred for an undisclosed violation in October of last year. Henson was sentenced to a 3-month conditional pri

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Prime Minister maintains screening was properly done

St. Maarten – The Government of St. Maarten has received two copies of the Rosenmöller report, which looks partially at the screening of ministers in Curacao and the relationship between the Schotte Cabinet and the Director of the Central Bank of

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NAAP Global Solutions selected to monitor carrier compliance

St. Maarten - NAAP Global Solutions, a leading global provider of asset management solutions for telecommunications carriers and utility companies, announced Wednesday that Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) has selected its Network

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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St. Maarten Constitution Day to be marked on Monday

St. Maarten – Monday’s commemoration of the one year anniversary of St. Maarten’s acquisition of country status will focus on honoring the civil service and is themed Constitution Day. The commemoration includes a church service, a special meet

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Bureau Ombudsman continues to benefit from partnership

St. Maarten - The Head of the Bureau Ombudsman of Amsterdam Petra Visscher arrived on St Maarten on September 25th 2011 on a working visit as a continuation of the exchange program established between the Ombudsman of St. Maarten Dr. Nilda Arduin and

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Sailor sentenced to 18 months for attempt at human smuggling

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced sailor Aliaza Anthony Brown, 28, to 18 months imprisonment for an attempt to smuggle four Brazilians from St. Maarten to Tortola on a sailing boat he was taking for a company from Antigua to Torto

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Agreement on 6-member board raises legal questions

Agreement on 6-member board raises legal questions

Curacao’s Renny Maduro appointed Central Bank Chairman St. Maarten – The Finance Ministers of St. Maarten (Hiro Shigemoto) and Curacao (George Jamaloodin) have agreed to appoint Renny Maduro as the Chairman of Supervisory Board of Directors

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Bleak future for injured young athletes

St. Maarten / By Milton Pieters - The mothers of Akeem Williams and Gregorio Ritchie are devastated about the condition of their stabbed boys and their boxing coach Shawn Blair is afraid that their injuries may hamper their careers in the ring. Willi

Opinion - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Opinion: Teachers

Maybe it’s just us, but when we saw that half-page ad on the government information page we thought for a split second that Education Minister Arrindell was congratulating people on World Cheaters Day. When we looked again, we realized that the con

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Opinion: Super inspections

Lol, we read with interest that the government is getting ready for an all out control that involves the department of Economic Affairs, Public Health authorities, the Labor Department and the Fire Department. We looked at the calendar to make sure,

Opinion - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Opinion: Incentives

People’s behavior is driven by incentives. At least that is the opinion of Steven D. Levitt, co author of Freakonomics and in his own words, a cold-blooded economist. If someone asked a hundred people to work sixty hours a week in a dirty factory

Opinion - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Letter: Nationalistic pride is what St. Maarten needs

Dear Editor, Nationalism is often associated with an unwavering national pride, with a love of country, of the nation and unquestionable loyalty. Strong feelings of patriotism, which would be more accurately termed strong feelings of allegiance, are

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Nevis make it to semis despite trouncing

CHARLESTOWN - Antigua and Barbuda continued their impressive run Wednesday in the 2011 NAGICO/Leeward Islands One Day Cricket Tournament with a 104 run win over Nevis at the Elquemedo Willet Park in Nevis. Winning the toss and batting first, Antigua

Editorial - Posted by on October 6, 2011

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Editorial: Putting things into gear

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams hit the nail right on the head on Wednesday morning by pointing out that we will have no idea how certain things work until we “put them into gear.” Almost a year into being a country that is exactly the hope