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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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Artists pay motivational visit to Academy PSVE

St. Maarten - As part of their motivational program DJ Outkast and rap artist Versatile showed up at the Academy PSVE on Friday morning, to entertain the students of the school and speak to them about drug prevention and staying away from violence. T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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Dutch faction leaders arrive

St. Maarten - Seven faction leaders of parties in the Dutch Second Chamber arrived for a working visit to the Caribbean together with Parliament President Gerdi Verbeet. The faction leaders paid a visit to the parliament building in Philipsburg where

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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Parliament members meet with police management

St. Maarten - On Thursday afternoon three United People’s Party MPs - Johan Leonard, Sylvia Meyers, and Romain Laville - attended a meeting with the police management team headed by Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte along with, acting Chief Carl J

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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“The official whistleblowers of the state”

Judge Bob Wit underlines importance Ombudsman, Audit Chamber and Advisory Council St. Maarten – “The Ombudsman and the General Audit Chamber have extensive powers to do investigations. You are the official whistleblowers of the state. Your fin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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Minister Meyers addresses World Food Day exhibition

St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, will commemorate World Food Day at the University of St. Martin’s exhibition tomorrow. World Food Day is an initiative of the Food and Agricult

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St. Maarten records fifteenth murder of the year

St. Maarten – With a deadly shooting near the Seaman’s Club in Sucker Garden yesterday morning, the number of murders for the year jumped to fifteen. Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos confirmed that Michael Grainville, whose body was found on the Ama

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Golden Stars karaoke festival next week Saturday

St. Maarten - The participants of the First St. Maarten Golden stars Karaoke Festival are eagerly preparing to take to the stage on Saturday, October 22 at the Senior Citizen Recreation Center in the Hope Estate. Some 20 talented golden stars, all ab

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Sean Albert managing director Scotiabank Caribbean East

BRIDGETOWN – Scotiabank Barbados announced the appointment of Sean Albert to the position of Managing Director for the Caribbean East group of countries. “I want to join our colleagues in the Caribbean in welcoming Sean to Barbados from Scotia

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Judge suspends custody of father involved in Middle Region fight

St. Maarten – Frankie van H., the father who was involved in a huge fight in Middle region last week Tuesday in Middle Region and who was subsequently detained, was released from custody yesterday, his attorney mr. Cor Merx told this newspaper. Fou

Opinion - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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Opinion: “That other island”

The name Curacao was never mentioned at the high councils of state symposium, but everybody understood Justice Bob Wit when he referred on occasion to “that other island.” Once he also launched a flippant remark about the Central Bank, but unfort

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Opinion: Keeping them honest

That there is a difference between theory and practice is something many people are familiar with. Justice Bob Wit pointed it out during the high councils of state symposium. Wit said that politicians do not like to hear opinion from their civil serv

Editorial - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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Editorial: Disastrous

To call the fifteenth murder of the year discouraging is an understatement. The year 2011 has now pulled level with the disastrous and violent year 2006, when also fifteen people were killed. What to do? The logical position is to accept the situati

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The Roorda case: Minister Meyers in March-meeting: criminal complaint is “a disgrace”

St. Maarten - Tourism Minister Franklin Meyers considered it a disgrace that the fired head of the Finance Department Bas Roorda wanted to file a criminal complaint at the national detective agency (landsrecherche) about financial irregularities at t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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Bikers for boobs ride

St. Maarten — Saturday (yesterday) motorcycle aficionados from across the island ride out to support the campaign for breast cancer awareness. This ride which is being called “Bikers for Boobs” has been organized by the Positive Foundation and

Opinion - Posted by on October 16, 2011

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Opinion: State of Fear

The symposium organized by our high councils of state, well attended and all, caught the organizers flat footed when Clarence Richardson, a retired unionist turned labor and management consultant, asked them to rate the level of appreciation these co