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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Defendant ducks execution of suspended sentence

St. Maarten –Nashon Francis, a 27-year-old who is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for three armed robberies he committed in 2008, ducked a demand by the public prosecutor to execute the suspended part of an earlier conviction yesterday

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

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Twelve months for firearm possession

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Rafael Newton, 36, to 12 months imprisonment for firearm possession yesterday. The defendant was caught with the gun on June 7, after he picked it up from a car in the airport parking lot. He had

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Heel races against breast cancer Friday evening

St. Maarten - The Positive Foundation and the Elektralytes Foundation hosts the first ever High Heel Race against breast cancer this Friday between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the Boardwalk in front of the Holland House Beach Hotel. Participants will

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Ennia gives out free pension advice Saturday

GREAT BAY – Pension specialists will be available at Ennia’s office on the W.J.A. Nisbeth Road (Pondfill) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this Saturday to give free consultations on pensions. The activity is part of a campaign themed “The answ

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Complaint officer training in Amsterdam

GREAT BAY/AMSTERDAM - Complaint Officer of the Bureau Ombudsman St. Maarten Charleen Bell is spending the week in Amsterdam doing training at the office of the Ombudsman of Amsterdam Ulco van de Pol. Bell left Saturday and will return on October 29.

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

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Fired professor sues American University of the Caribbean

Cayman-construction again under scrutiny St. Maarten – The Cayman-construction the American University of the Caribbean in Cupecoy uses to pay the salaries of its faculty members came under scrutiny again yesterday morning during a court case of

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

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Community service for harboring Chucky

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced 21-year-old Tevin Danell Honore conform the demand by the prosecution to a suspended 15-month jail term and 240 hours of community service for harboring Chucky Omar Nelson between March 20 and Aug

Opinion - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Opinion: One ban after the other

The world seems to be going up in flames with one ban after the other. In St. Maarten our good friend David McGregor is peeved because he is no longer allowed to go shark-fishing. In many places around the world smokers are driven further and further

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Opinion: Just a thought

Some developments defy logic. Take for instance St. Maarten’s fight to have its own postal services, and then look around elsewhere in the world what is happening with the once so necessary post offices. We know that the post office in Marigot is

Opinion - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Opinion: Cayman-construction

Ever since this newspaper revealed for the first time that the American University of the Caribbean pays almost half of the salaries for faculties through a company in the Cayman-islands, there has been an eerie silence around the subject. On May 7,

Opinion - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Letter: Abusers of social benefits should be severely punished

Dear Editor, In civil society there is a simple way to keep us (minimize us) from killing and trampling each other. This is done by sanctions which are attached to laws. “If I know I can do it without consequences (jail term is one), I will do it

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

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Doram and Martina selected for Lica U-17 squad

St. Maarten - Daniel Doram and Shaquille Martina have been selected to be part of a Leeward Islands selection for the regional U-17 tournament that will take place in December. Martina is an all rounder and Doram is a left arm orthodox spin bowler wh

Editorial - Posted by on October 27, 2011

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Editorial: A coming together

Concerns expressed in parliament about whether the minister of labor can grant a work permit to someone who was residing here illegally has been answered by the fact that people who got residence permits under the Brooks Tower Accord program will be