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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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WIFOL returns to court and files complaint with ILO

St. Maarten – Workers Institute for Organized Labor (WIFOL), which represents the employees of Pelican Resort the Management Company, has filed a new court case against Royal Resort and Simpson Bay Resort Management Company to force them to honor t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Organizer Haitian child-smuggling faces 18 months

Two fathers involved, but face light sentences St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance will rule on March 8 on a human smuggling case that involves two Haitian children. The prosecution demanded yesterday 18 months against the main suspect, Br

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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CFT welcomes government’s plans to strengthen Tax Office

CFT welcomes government’s plans to strengthen Tax Office

[caption id="attachment_9192" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Chairman of the Board of Financial Supervision (CFT) Age Bakker makes a point during Wednesday’s press conference, while CFT Board Member Richard Gibson Sr. looks on."][/caption]

Opinion - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Opinion: Bad public relations

Nobody seems to be in a hurry to do something about the awful temperatures that terrorize judges, prosecutors, defendants, attorneys, journalists and visitors to the courthouse. But when male defendants start borrowing wooly outfits from female inter

Uncategorized - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Opinion: Bad parking habits

We read somewhere that towing services spent four and a half (4.5) hours on Tuesday to retrieve four (4) car wrecks from some bushes in Dutch Quarter. We marveled at these figures and the efficiency of it all. But then, maybe it was a typo, though

Opinion - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Opinion: A request for Minister Duncan

Suppose you happen to have the Haitian nationality; that you have lived for decades in St. Maarten; and that you have a child living in Haiti. We all know that the place was devastated by an earthquake in January 2010 and that there is a cholera epid

Opinion - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Letter: Safety at NuStar – True nature of the beast

Dear Editor, Numerous developments this week have prompted further questions about the human and financial consequences for the Dutch Government and local community in the event of a potential disaster at NuStar’s operations in St. Eustatius. Th

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Editorial: And now more legal fees

It really just never ends when the lawyers get involved, now does it? That’s a valid question considering that yet again the Workers Institute for Organized Labor is dragging the former Pelican Resort to court. Next to that they’re heading to the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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De Weever tells staffers:“Shape up or ship out”

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever has commissioned an investigation into how he can get the Department of Social Affairs to give better service. He’s also announced that he’ll be placing a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Court sends addicted burglar to Turning Point

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance suspended custody for 37-year-old Marvin Victor Lake on the condition that he reports this morning around eleven o’clock to Turning Point to enter a rehabilitation program. He has to abide by instructions

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Floodgate opened to reduce water levels

Floodgate opened to reduce water levels

[caption id="attachment_9195" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Water flows between the Fresh Pond to the Great Salt Pond as a way to lower heightened water levels."][/caption] St. Maarten - Head of Maintenance in the Public Works Department Cl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte: “It is our priority to keep the community safe”

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – The addition of 31 new officers from the BAVPOL program, 12 from the Basic Police Course and the addition of 14 police officers from the Netherlands is helping the police force of St. Maarten accomplish the goal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Douglas promotes rules based involvement in public utilities

Douglas promotes rules based involvement in public utilities

[caption id="attachment_9199" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Dr. Scott Douglas presents his 300 page doctoral thesis Great governance in small societies to Governor drs Eugene Holiday while civil law notary Miguel Alexander looks on. The pres

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Drunk driver fatal jet ski accident gets 9 months

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced 37-year-old Aubrey Thom to 9 months imprisonment for an accident with a jet ski that cost teenager Felicia Williams her life on March 27 of last year. Judge Mr. Monique Keppels acquitted Thom of m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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No more CFT offices in near future

No more CFT offices in near future

[caption id="attachment_9201" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Members of the Board of Financial Supervision Alberto Romero and Richard Gibson Sr., the CFT’s Chairman Age Bakker and the body’s Secretary Kees Nieuwamerongen settle in for the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Prices decreased between October and December

St. Maarten - The consumer price index decreased by 0.3 percent in December 2011 when the figures at the end of that month and the ones issued at the end of October 2011 are compared. The price index recorded in December 2011 is 117.5. Prices general

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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Voges discusses profiling St. Maarten with van der Burg

Voges discusses profiling St. Maarten with van der Burg

[caption id="attachment_9204" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Cabinet Advisor Perry Geerlings, Chairlady of the Dutch Kingdom Relations Permanent Committee Dr. Brigitte I. van der Burg, and Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges stand together

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 19, 2012

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New gospel album launches February 3

New gospel album launches February 3

[caption id="attachment_9206" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Gospel Recording Artiste Desmond Forde and Producer Adrian Scott pose for a handout photo to promote the launch of ‘Lift Him Up’. "][/caption] St. Maarten - Zamar Musical Produ