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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Coast Guard arrest American who smuggled Guyanese

St. Maarten – The Coast Guard has handed over a 76 year old American man – E.C.K. - and an 18 year old Guyanese man - E.J.S. - they found in a dinghy off shore at 2:00 a.m. on October 17 to the police. The pair had just come from a night of drink

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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TelEm Group’s Breast Cancer Awareness promotion a huge success

St. Maarten – TelEm Group’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign for the month of October has turned out to be a huge success for the company with hundreds of information leaflets distributed – and many promotional Blackberry Smartphones sold. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Ministry seeks youth participants for adolescent survey

St. Maarten – Section General Public Health of the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), which is an executing agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, in collaboration with its local stakeholders (secondary schools,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Alberts to lecture on globalization tonight

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin (USM) invites the public to a viewing of the documentary film “Life and Debt,” directed by Stephanie Black. The viewing will be followed by a lecture by Arjen Alberts who is expected to put issues highli

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Local capoeira students host demonstrations this weekend

St. Maarten – Thirty-five local Capoeira students will receive their belts during a Batizado or “baptism” ceremony this weekend. The ceremony is part of a three day event being organized by Soualiga Capoeira that includes capoeira masters from

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Ministry monitors measles outbreak in Europe and the Americas

St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Service (CPS) of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is monitoring several large measles outbreaks in the European and African regions, with several reported outbreaks in the America

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Fingerprinting is one of several issues for Academy’s teachers

St. Maarten – President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot says finger printing as a means of confirming what time teachers arrive at school is only of several issues her members at the St. Maarten Academy is concerned about. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Union Road opens to two lane traffic Friday

St. Maarten – A decision was made Wednesday to make Union Road a two way street again as of Friday. This means the junction across from the SOL/Tackling gas station will be returned to its original situation. Parties in the meeting also decided

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Foundation captures eight lionfish near harbour

St. Maarten - Staff of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently captured eight lionfish during a single one hour dive at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facilities Cruise Ship Pier. The foundation was alerted to the presence of the large num

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Court acquits young man of armed robbery

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance acquitted Junior L., 22, of involvement in an armed robbery at the Supermarket 168 in Simpson Bay yesterday for lack of evidence. The robbery took place on June 9 with a car the defendant rented from a man

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Community service for stabbing

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance sentenced James Cadillion, 25, to a 5-month conditional prison sentence and 180 hours of community service for stabbing Gerald junior Burnett with a pair of scissors in his arm on June 11. The court also impo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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SZV begins paying St. Maarten pensioners in Holland next year

St. Maarten – The Social and Sickness Insurances St. Maarten (SZV) will begin paying out pensions to St. Maarten residents living in the Netherlands as of January 2012. The decision on this was communicated to Minister of Public Health, Social Deve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Arrindell presses ahead as Laville queries public on St. Maarten anthem

“I welcome the current debate” St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell is pressing ahead with plans to establish a committee to select a new St. Maarten song. Her announcement comes as party colleague

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Angry prisoner injures fellow inmate with cup of hot tea

Court sentences attacker to 3 months St. Maarten – Calniff M.C. Williams sits at his own request and for his own safety in isolation in the Pointe Blanche prison since March, but that did not protect him against harassment from Florentin Jerome,

Opinion - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Opinion: Street robberies

We’re not into downplaying street robberies. On the contrary, street robberies are bad for the island’s reputation, especially when the victim is a tourist. Still, we couldn’t help wondering about the New Yorker who was robbed on Front Street o

Opinion - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Opinion: Onechtscheiding

The government information page provides citizens with all kinds of useful information. This is how we learned for instance that Rogelio Raymond Carty and Loida Lara are no longer married. After almost eighteen years the couple called it quits and th

Opinion - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Opinion: Harassment

When the court sentences a defendant to spend time in jail, said defendant becomes the responsibility of the state. He is entitled to human treatment, decent food, all the perks the prison system has to offer and, most of all, security and safety.

Opinion - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Opinion: Confused

Forgive us for being confused. On Tuesday, Justice Minister Roland Duncan said in his address at the courthouse that the Council of Ministers had discussed the 2012 budget. “Again there is a shortage of resources,” the minister said, suggestin

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Letter: Words of wisdom

Dear Editor, “Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility.” - Albert Einstein “It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yours

Opinion - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Letter: On the brink

Dear Editor, Since I last wrote a letter to the papers, there have been four additional murders, not including those committed on the northern French half. One of the murders, a violent armed robbery, was even committed in the heart of a resort. Thi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Police arrest three in smuggling ring

St. Maarten – Police say the arrest of three men on October 14 is the latest proof that newly opened Back Office at the Princess Juliana Airport is a success. The three, all from Haiti, were arrested because one of the men – B.F. – was caught a

Editorial - Posted by on October 20, 2011

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Editorial: Dualism at work

Amidst the controversy about coming to a national anthem here is a glowing ember of truth that our young country can be proud of. That glowing ember is the fact that dualism is at work in this young democracy. We come to that conclusion because whil