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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 12, 2011

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Governor expresses concern about James’ vote on November 17 motions

Governor expresses concern about James’ vote on November 17 motions

“… potential effects for the legislative process and for confidence in the rule of law.” United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Jules JamesSt. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell confirmed Sunday nig

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De Weever: “New hospital tariffs set since mid-November”

First phase expansion plan approved last July St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever issued a statement at the weekend announcing that he signed a national decree on November 18 designating the

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Police find Junior H. dead behind Crystal Bar

St. Maarten – Police have requested an autopsy on the body of J.H., also known as Junior, who was found dead behind “Crystal Bar”, which is also known as “Fe Fe Bar”, on December 11. The autopsy has been requested because police are not sur

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Arrindell wants more people to advocate on rights issues

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell has called for people to join and internet and social media campaign launched by the United Nations the High Commissioner for Human Rights to help more people know, demand and defend their

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Prime Minister supports global campaign on corruption

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has said that combating corruption requires a tailored approach that reflects local perceptions and vulnerabilities. Her comments are part of a statement to mark International Anti-Corruption Day

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Mighty and Young Dow to perform at kingdom concert

Mighty and Young Dow to perform at kingdom concert

Isidore “The Mighty Dow” YorkSt. Maarten - Isidore “The Mighty Dow” York and his eldest son Erno “Young Dow” York flew to the Netherlands Sunday, ahead of their participation in this year’s Kingdom concert on December 15. This year’s

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Training for living statues begins today

Training for living statues begins today

Technical Team of BWF: Remmie and Rob Morales, who are on the Beyond Writing Foundation’s, work together to make statue stages/pedestals at Randall Scott’s work shop in Zagersgut. (BWF photo) St. Maarten – The final parts of the preparation fo

Opinion - Posted by on December 12, 2011

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Opinion: The limited vision of the news gurus (2)

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 ar

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Reader’s letter: Unpaid advice to Jovan Halley

Dear Editor, Jovan was a student of mine. Nice guy. He studies in Holland: animals, their diseases and how to cure them. Recently I read two articles of Jovan on the Opinion Page. His last article was about stray dogs on St. Maarten. Reading the a

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 12, 2011

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Editorial: The right moment

Critics of Jules James and the fact that he is both a Member of Parliament and the Managing Director of the managing and owner company of Simpson Bay Resort now have the right conditions and the right moment to call for him to resign from the legisla

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Parliament discusses abuse registration and Visa Policy Tuesday

St. Maarten – Safe Haven, Court of Guardianship, I Can Foundation, Crystal Home, UJIMA Foundation, Multipurpose Organization Foundation, and Women’s Desk will tell Members of Parliament their views on a draft law that will create a centralized re

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Police called to fight near hotel

St. Maarten – Police are investigating a possible early morning shooting near Sonesta Maho Beach Resort that started as a fight between two men. Officers were dispatched to the hotel at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday based on a call from the victim R.Y.

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Oranje School ends celebration with honoring ceremony

Oranje School ends celebration with honoring ceremony

Acting Governor Reynold Groenveldt delivers one of two recipients’ responses on behalf of the 12 former students that were honored by the Oranje School at a gala dinner, award ceremony and dance at Princess Port de Plaisance on Saturday evening, wh

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Lasana Sekou’s Nativity in “Caribbean Civilization” class at UWI Trinidad

St. Maarten / By Jacqueline Sample - The first semester of the 2011-2012 academic year is winding down with exams and book reports. And one student has something to say about one of the books that her class had to study this semester at the Universi