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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 1, 2011

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Minister Duncan upgrades police cells temporarily to House of Detention

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has upgraded fifteen new cells at the police station in Philipsburg temporarily to the status of House of Detention. The measure went into effect on Monday, October 24. Duncan writes in the Ministeria

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St. Maarten Department of Statistics polling businesses on confidence and turnover

St. Maarten - The Department of Statistics (Stat) conducts a Business Cycle Survey for the second half of 2011 starting today. The interviews with business people will continue until December 16. This survey is conducted twice per year in all busi

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Spencer recaptured after 37 hours on the run

St. Maarten - Officers of the Zero Tolerance team recaptured Anthony Ray Spencer on Quilletor Drive in Dutch Quarter at 6:30 p.m. on Monday– some 37 hours after he escaped the Pointe Blanche prison. Spencer escaped by climbing through a hole in the

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Voting cards for St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce election ready for pick up

GREAT BAY – Voting cards for the St. Maarten of Commerce and Industry’s election on December 2 are no available at the Chamber’s office. Eligible voters must present the voting card and valid photo identification when they vote on Election Day.

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St. Maarten Marine Trades Association welcomes new immigration rules

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association says recent changes to the country’s immigration policy may serve as an impetus for more yacht crews and yachting tourists to visit the island. The new rules were approved by Justice Minister

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Two unexpected cruise calls this week on St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Disney Magic and Carnival Dream will be in port on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. The ships were not scheduled to call but had to divert here because of aftereffects from Hurricane Rina. Disney will in port alongside the Maasdam

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Trevor Thompson wins Burger King’s Caribbean cruise

St. Maarten – Burger King drew the winners for its Caribbean cruise raffle this week. The winner of a 5-day Caribbean cruise for two people is Trevor Thompson (ticket # 078793). The second price, an Ipad 3G went to Graciela Marigo (ticket # 930884)

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Working group briefs stakeholders on coming assessment

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Justice organized an information session on October 28 to brief stakeholders in the public and private sector about St. Maarten’s March 2012 country evaluation by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). Th

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What’s “hottest” at Philipsburg Jubilee Library

St. Maarten / By Kevin David’s* - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) closed its doors to the public over the weekend so that its librarians could take part in an essential 3-day seminar, October 30 – November 1. The library will re-open on No

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 1, 2011

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Teams prepares for 13th live St. Maarten Day broadcast

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten in Retrospect will go live for the 13th time on St. Maarten’s Day November 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The show, which is co-hosted and produced by Elton Richardson, first went live on LBC TV, Channel 7 in 1998 and is m

Editorial - Posted by on November 1, 2011

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Editorial: Speedy capture

Monday was a good day for the police and the country. We should all be proud that in less than one year the amount of time an escaped convict stayed on the loose was reduced from months to hours. Everyone who played a role in the capture has done the

Opinion - Posted by on November 1, 2011

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Letter: An open letter to Queen Beatrix

Dear Queen Beatrix, My name is Juliy He and I was born on St. Maarten on May 28, 1996. After your majesty signed the Royal Decree for my mother, my little brother and I to become Dutch citizens in September of this year the three of us declared ou

Opinion - Posted by on November 1, 2011

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Letter: St. Maarten has a lot of yes men

Dear Editor, It is normal in St. Maarten that many of the men are patsy for the government or yes man. A patsy is a person who is easily cheated, victimized, etc. Or is used as a scapegoat. Let me explain myself. A yes man is a person, team,

Opinion - Posted by on November 1, 2011

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Opinion: Outstanding journalism award

We advised against it, but the organizers of the Crystal Pineapple awards decided to go through with it anyway. On November 18 one of the following news organizations will receive an award for outstanding journalism: AVS News, SXM Island Times, Pearl

Opinion - Posted by on November 1, 2011

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Letter: Unpaid advice to the “friends” of Lydia Henderson

Dear Editor, Lydia wrote a book about her colorful, wicked life. She did everything God has forbidden while searching for true love. I went to her book launch in The Alley. Everybody who took the microphone to praise Lydia, betrayed her. Everybody

Opinion - Posted by on November 1, 2011

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Opinion: Sex energy

We saw an ad somewhere for an energy drink that sells under the Playboy brand. The promise the ad radiates is as crude as it is, ehh, not very credible, or at least debatable. Ten hours of sex energy. That made us wonder what the girls at Playboy