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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