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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Border Bar (brothel) owner remains free for now

Decision about suspended detention expected Friday St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice handled yesterday afternoon the Public Prosecutor’s appeal against the suspension of the pretrial detention of brothel-owner Ignacio Augustine P., but

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Insel Air takes Curacao government to court

St. Maarten – Insel Air is taking country Curacao to court in summary proceedings after state-subsidized competitor Dutch Antilles Express obtained permission to add a McDonnel Douglas 83 of the American airline Falcon Air to its fleet and to fly i

Opinion - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Opinion: The limited vision of the news gurus (4)

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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Kingdom Day message Parliament President Arrindell

“This is an exciting and pivotal time” St. Maarten – In a statement issued yesterday Parliament President Gracita Arrindell wished all citizens of the Kingdom a happy Kingdom Day. Tomorrow St. Maarten will mark this celebration for the secon

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Walter Williams jetty underused, and uptown businesses complain

St. Maarten - After just a few days of hectic activity at the Walter ‘Plantz’ Williams Jetty, businessmen in the area are of the opinion that they are getting a raw deal since less and less tenders are making trips to that area. The jetty which

Editorial - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Editorial: Square one

Justice Minister Roland Duncan is not in an enviable position. He has too many criminals to deal with and not enough cells to house them. The latest move to reserve fifteen places in the new block of cells in the police station as an extra House of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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Council of Ministers to meet GOA on cost of living adjustments

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has pledged to convene a meeting between the Organized Consultative Body (GOA) and the Council of Ministers when she returns from this week’s Kingdom Conference in the Netherlands. That meeting s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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Haize calls on government to pay welfare to Pelican-workers

Haize calls on government to pay welfare to Pelican-workers

“A hungry man is a dangerous man” UFA advisor Willy Haize (l) and the union’s president, Francis Olivacci. St. Maarten – It has been quiet around the United Federation of the Windward Antilles and its advisor Willy Haize for quite som

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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Union accused of opportunism and not serving workers’ interest

“The notion or request to negotiate under the threat… is also simply improper” St. Maarten – Simpson Bay Resort Management Company is using paid advertising appearing across a variety of media today to accuse the Worker’s Institute for O

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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Police issue tips ahead of busy Christmas season

Police issue tips ahead of busy Christmas season

Police Spokesman Inspector Ricardo HensonSt. Maarten – The police has reminded the public to observe the three As of crime prevention as the country heads into the busy part of the Christmas season. The three As are: Be Aware of your surroundin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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RBC/RBTT stimulates environmental awareness and business savvy with new competition

St. Maarten – RBC/RBTT launched its first Interschool Business Plan Competition in St. Maarten last Friday with a presentation to representatives from several secondary schools. This year’s competition has an environmental theme that matches the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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St. Maarten Zoo turns 20 on Wednesday

St. Maarten – The Zoo will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its opening date on Wednesday by having a special admissions day on Sunday December 18. Adults will get in for $5 and children who attend with a paying adult will get in for free.

Opinion - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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Opinion: The limited vision of the news gurus (3)

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

Editorial - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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Editorial: Back into the limelight

Union leaders are surging back into the limelight as the year draws to a close. The list of issues that they are bringing up is long and each has its particular nuances that can be expounded on in many an editorial. The resurgence of unions especia

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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Sea Hawk Paints becomes official sponsor of 2012 Regatta

Sea Hawk Paints becomes official sponsor of 2012 Regatta

St. Maarten – Sea Hawk Paints has joined the list of presenting sponsors for the 32nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which will run from March 1 to March 4. The announcement of the sponsorship has been welcomed by the regatta’s organizers - St

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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CaribServe 4G sponsors Spotlight St. Maarten

CaribServe 4G sponsors Spotlight St. Maarten

St. Maarten – UTS, which is a main sponsor of Spotlight St. Maarten, handed over its $25, 000 contribution to the President of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association Brian Deher on Monday. The presentation was made by Marketing and Communicati

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2011

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Extended Brooks Tower Permits now available

St. Maarten – The Immigration and Naturalization Department announced Monday that 54 people will have an opportunity on eight specific days this month to pick up their extended temporary residence permit that was first obtained under the Brooks Tow

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Opinion - Posted by on December 12, 2011

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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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