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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 31, 2012

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National Alliance withdraws request for meeting on Jules James

St. Maarten – The second plenary public session of parliament regarding the voting of Member of Parliament (MP) Jules James in a parliamentary session in November, 2011 that was scheduled for January 31 has been cancelled at the request of the Nati

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Governors visit counter-drugs organizations

Governors visit counter-drugs organizations

Director of JIATF-South Rear-Admiral Charles Michel stands with Aruba’s Governor Fredis Refunjol, Curacao’s Governor Frits Goedgedrag, St. Maarten’s Governor Eugene Holiday after giving an explanation about to the governors’ facts about a con

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Duncan has lots of work for Stein

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan will expect the country’s first Solicitor General Taco Stein to hit the ground running when he starts his new job here on April 1. The appointment is the result of negotiations during the constitutiona

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Burglary most common crime in St. Maarten

“Citizens don’t do enough to protect their homes” St. Maarten – Citizens do not do enough to protect their homes against burglary and there is a market for stolen luxury goods among poor illegal immigrants. This explains why burglary has r

Opinion - Posted by on January 31, 2012

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Opinion: The Quetelet-index

The number of people with big bellies is increasing. A survey by the Dutch national Institute for public health and environment RIVM shows that 60 percent of men and 44 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 70 are overweight. Fifteen years ago

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Opinion: Mandatory reading

Tonio is the title of a book written by the Dutch author A.F. Th. van der Heijden. The story is about his only son, whom he lost in a traffic accident. A Belgian judge sentenced a 30-year-old man to read the book as part of his sentence for irrespons

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Opinion: Burqas

Are burqas a symbol of oppression? It’s possible. The Dutch government decided last week to impose a burqa-ban. Women are no longer allowed to wear it in public. That seems to be an infringement on freedom of religion, but there is of course ore t

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Reader’s Letter: Charade (Rainbow Beach Club)

With all due respect to our court system please note that Rainbow Management will respond “in factual detail” to the recent charade and disrespectful behavior, by some Rainbow owners, in front of and in our court house and will further respond to

Editorial - Posted by on January 31, 2012

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Editorial: Something is cooking

In a surprise move, the National Alliance withdrew its request for today’s second meeting of parliament about the voting-behavior of UP-MP Jules James on November 17. While the actual reasons for this move remain obscure, it’s hard to shake the

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Family pleads for sewage cleanup

Family pleads for sewage cleanup

A combination shot of the rashes on three year old Tamara Shalland’s body that were caused by the running sewage in her neighborhood.CAYHILL - A family in Cay Hill is asking the Ministry of Vromi to intervene and stop a neighbor from releasing unab

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De Weever wants community involvement in combating trafficking

De Weever wants community involvement in combating trafficking

A screen shot of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Foundation’s website which was launched on Monday. St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever has called for labor inspectors and the community t

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St. Maarten Drag Racing Association completes parliamentary procedure workshop

St. Maarten - Three sessions of teaching on parliamentary procedures has now equipped drag racers with the tools to properly organize and execute formal meetings. So says the St. Maarten Drag Racing Association who recently concluded a parliamentary

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Elderly tourist robbed of gold chain

St. Maarten – Police are investigating the daylight theft of a gold chain from an 83-year-old tourist – H.S. - who was getting into his rental car. The 18 carat gold chain is valued at approximately $1,000. S., who is staying at Royal Islander,

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Garbage truck firebombed

St. Maarten – The police are trying to find the unknown person(s) who threw a molotov cocktail into the back of a garbage truck owned by Meadowland N.V. at 2:00 a.m. on January 27. The vehicle was parked at the Star Mart gasoline station on Bush ro

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St. Maarten Tax administration updating individual and company records

Assessments also being issued GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten tax department and the tax receiver’s office are working together to update the available information on individuals and businesses as part the tax reform program being undertaken in 20

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Indian community of St. Maarten contributes to primary and tertiary education

St. Maarten - The Indian Merchant Association (IMA) of St. Maarten has opened the door for the country to establish technical and economic cooperation with the Republic of India. The announcement was made at Saturday’s Republic Day celebration host