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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Brothel-owner could be re-arrested next week

Court suspends detention slave-trade suspect St. Maarten – Border Bar-owner Ignacio Augustine P.’s fan club applauded a ruling by the Court in First Instance to suspend his detention yesterday afternoon, but public prosecutor mr. M.L.P. Ridder

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Company puts controversial plans on public review

Company puts controversial plans on public review

“This is green washing.” Artist impressions and architectural drawings of the plans for the Plantation House and Boiling House that Rain Forest Adventures St. Maarten wants to build as an eco-park at the Emilio Wilson Estate.  St.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Court sees no reason to order imprisonment of parking lot shooter

In spite of 70-month jail sentence for attempted manslaughter St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Angelo Gumbs to 70 months imprisonment for attempted manslaughter yesterday, but in a surprise move Judge Mr. M. Keppels ruled:

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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De Weever meets Simpson Bay Resort’s management today

De Weever meets Simpson Bay Resort’s management today

Prime Minister and Labor Minister pressing for direct talks between parties Workers from Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, seen here with protest signs at the Government Administration Building, are

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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CableNet upgrade to cause outages

St. Maarten – St. Maarten Cable TV customers who have CableNet will experience intermittent service interruptions today as technicians change existing equipment in order to improve the reliability and quality of service. The interruptions will cont

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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JetBlue serves up $10 special to celebrate new launches

St. Maarten – JetBlue Airways will offer $10 fares from San Juan to and from St. Maarten, St. Croix and St. Thomas today only to mark the launch of nonstop service to St. Thomas and St. Croix – the airline’s 69th and 70th destinations.. The far

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Students learn about scuba, ships and marinas during adventure day

Students learn about scuba, ships and marinas during adventure day

Young people at last Saturday’s ‘Youth Sea Adventure Day’ get an explanation of 100 year old schooner Passaat’s helm during their tour of the vessel.St. Maarten – AquaMania and St. Maarten Sailing School took a group of young people on seve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Harbour Group and Telem Group ready to support Corporate Governance Council

St. Maarten - The Harbour Group of Companies and Telem Group of Companies have committed in principal to giving 100, 000 guilders each on an annual basis to fund the operation of the Corporate Governance Council. The amount is only half of the 400, 0

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Teen rape-suspects face suspended sentence and community service

St. Maarten – Public Prosecutor mr. D.M. Benammar demanded a 1-year suspended prison sentence and 200 hours of community service against two teenagers for raping a 15-year-old girl in Dutch Quarter on April 12. The boys, 16 and 17 years of age, bot

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Tripartite Committee holds first meeting December 21

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has told the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions that the first meeting of the Tri-partite committee has tentatively set for December 21. The representatives of the private

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Minister and senior staff hammer out 2012 year plan

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever, the ministry’s Secretary General drs Jorien Wuite, and all the ministry’s department heads held an extensive strategic planning meeting last Monday. The

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Robber who tied up his victim sentenced to 42 months

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Hector Castro-Vilorio yesterday to 42 months imprisonment for a robbery at a home in Madame Estate on September 29. The defendant entered the home together with another man whom he refused to i

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Inter-island tourism talks focus on information booths and immigration pre-clearance

Inter-island tourism talks focus on information booths and immigration pre-clearance

Tourism directors from Anguilla, St. Barths, and St. Maarten during a power point display of air travel data at the Inter-Island meeting hosted by PJIA. L-R: Eustace Guishard, chairman, Anguilla Tourist Board; Stephanie Besserie, tourism represen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Central Committee meets contractors and rent committee

St. Maarten – Contractors will give their views on draft changes to the provisions in the Book 7 of the Civil Code on the Sale of Property and Assets and to the National Ordinance Sale of Property and Acceptance/Contracting of Work during a meeting

Opinion - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Opinion: Incomprehensible

Sure, we could come up with a reasonable explanation for the following court decision. But we think that most, if not all people except one would understand it. The case is this: the Court in First Instance sentenced Angelo Gumbs, a 21-year-old Mart

Opinion - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Opinion: Hooligans

The city of Utrecht had a minor problem with supporters of the FC Twente soccer team last weekend. The home team got a firm beating and supporters engaged in riots outside the stadium. We’ll spare you the details – after all, one riot is very muc

Opinion - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Opinion: Erotic entertainment

Things promise to become interesting in the so-called Border Bar investigation. The first thing we’re looking at is obviously the unexpected release of brothel-owner Ignacio P. from pre-trial detention. Okay, his detention is suspended, but for his

Opinion - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Unpaid advice: Forbid the celebration of St Nicolas and Black Pete

Dear Editor, My daughter Laura never found the Dutch St. Nicolas celebration a racist event. After she talked to her friend Quincy Gario she is now convinced that this celebration is racist. I saw Quincy on T.V. when he protested against “Sinter

Opinion - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Social Justice: Is that equal to communism?

Dear Editor, Social justice generally refers to the idea of creating a society or institution that is based on the principles of equality and solidarity. Social equality is a social state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or

Opinion - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Not happy with bla, bla, bla

Dear Editor, My attention was only recently drawn to a half- page advertisement in the local news media to celebrate “International Civil Aviation Day” on December 7. As a publicist I am a keen advocate of the advertising media to communicate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Meyers congratulates civil aviation personnel

More youth needed St. Maarten – Minister of Economic & Tourism Affairs, Telecommunications & Transport Franklin Meyers congratulated people working in civil aviation, its supporting sectors like the meteorological services and service providers

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Temptation Restaurant wins international acclaim

Temptation Restaurant wins international acclaim

Chef Dino Jagtiani’s (left) Temptation Restaurant has won international acclaim.St. Maarten - Food and Wine Magazine has named Temptation Restaurant one of the “World's Best Casino Dining Spots.” Temptation Restaurant, located in the Atlantis

Editorial - Posted by on December 8, 2011

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Editorial: Less travel, more work

We are bold enough to repeat here the advice National Alliance Member of Parliament Hyacinth Richardson gave Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever in a recent parliamentary debate: Stop travelling all over the pl