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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 11, 2011

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Buncamper-Molanus investigation still high on list of priorities

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar - A criminal investigation against former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus is still high on the Public Prosecutor’s Office’s list of priorities, prosecutor mr. Bart den Hartigh told this newspaper yeste

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 11, 2011

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Knife and gun toting youth rob elderly man

Knife and gun toting youth rob elderly man

The elderly man that was robbed at knife and gunpoint on Friday afternoon.St. Maarten - An elderly man was robbed of two rings at a shoe repair shop on the A. Th. Illidge Road on Friday afternoon. The two young men who attacked and robbed the man wor

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Laveist’s rent controls suggestion gets shot down

St. Maarten – A suggestion by National Alliance MP Louie Laveist for price controls on rent have been rejected by a number of his colleagues and delegations from the St. Maarten Real Estate Association and the Real Estate Association of St. Maarten

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Rent Commission and realtors call changes to Rent Ordinance a step forward

Rent Commission and realtors call changes to Rent Ordinance a step forward

Chairman of the Rent Commission Joseph Peterson and the body’s Secretary Leyton James have a whispered discussion near the end of Friday’s hearing on draft changes to the National Ordinance Rent. Delegations from the St. Maarten Real Estate Assoc

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Annual tree lighting ceremony Sunday at the Clem Labega Square

St. Maarten – The 15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 4.30 p.m. on December 11, 2011, on the Clem Labega Square. The event, which was initially scheduled to take place last week Sunday at the end of the Annual Thanksgivi

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 11, 2011

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Moizan opens exhibit at Tourist Office next Wednesday

MARIGOT - Wilfrid Moizan will be the feature artist exhibiting his work at the French Saint-Martin Tourist Office from December 14, 2011 to January 13, 2012. The show will officially open on Wednesday December 14 in an event between 6:00 p.m. and 8:0

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Motorcycle unit trains in bike handling, escorts and pursuits

Motorcycle unit trains in bike handling, escorts and pursuits

Officers from the police’s motorcycle unit demonstrate a formation they learned during a one week training with certified instructor Michel Manning. (Leo Brown photo) St. Maarten – Five of 10 officers from the police’s motorcycle unit wrapped

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Section of Guana Bay Road closes Sunday

St. Maarten – The section of Sucker Garden Road from the Sundial Round-a-bout to the Guana Bay Intersection will close at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday. The closure is part of the installation of drainage systems and will remain in effect until the work has

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Attorney criticizes decision to try clients in Bonaire

St. Maarten – Attorney mr. Geert Hatzmann told this newspaper yesterday that he will considers to drop his function as the on-call lawyer for criminal suspects in the BES-islands. The reason is that the Court in First Instance wants two put two of

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Central Committee meets Territorial Council delegation Monday

St. Maarten– Members of Parliament will meet representatives from the Territorial Council of St. Martin in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament at 10.00 a.m. on Monday morning. The meeting was called so that representatives of bo

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 11, 2011

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French St. Martin files complaint against aggressive and illegal timeshare sales

MARIGOT – The French Saint-Martin Tourist Office has requested people contact the Gendarmerie and give information that will help them investigate people who are using illegal and aggressive methods to sell time share in the heart of Marigot and in

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Permanent committee meets St. Maarten Medical Center Monday

St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee on Public Health, Social Development and Labour will also meet on Monday. The gathering, which will be held behind closed door beginning at 2:00 p.m., is a follow-up to a meeting that Members of Parliament (MPs)

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Welfare Road converted back into two lane road

Welfare Road converted back into two lane road

Staffers of Windward Roads plan for the reopening of one lane of theWelfare Roadand how they will round off the project in mid-January. (Leo Brown photo)St. Maarten – Welfare Roadwas converted back into a two lane road on Friday afternoon to facili

Opinion - Posted by on December 11, 2011

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Opinion: The limited vision of the news gurus (1)

By Dean Starkman There are plenty of stories about the future of journalism but the extensive opinion dean Starkman published in the Colombia Journalism Review stands out from the crowd. Starkman fueled the discussion about journalism in previous

Editorial - Posted by on December 11, 2011

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Editorial: Controlling rents

It is hardly surprising that quite a few of the members of parliament do not want to have controls on rent prices considering that many of them are themselves landlords. While we agree that free market policies are great, we also believe that setting

French St. Martin News - Posted by on December 11, 2011

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Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Marigot on Christmas Day

Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Marigot on Christmas Day

Clipper Stad Amsterdam is a copy of its nineteenth century predecessors MARIGOT - The sailing ship Clipper Stad Amsterdam will be berthing in Marigot on Christmas day and Boxing Day. She will be cruising in the Caribbean this winter and return to St

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St. Martin’s First Female Air Traffic Controller

St. Martin’s First Female Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controller Jean Christian receiving recognition award from Larry Donker (L), director of PJIAE Operations Division (12/3/11). (PJIA photo)St. Maarten / By Kim Lucas-Felix - She blazed a trail for women in St. Martin, and now, close to fou