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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Amfo-funding disappears after 2012 “Social infrastructure will suffer severely”

St. Maarten – Without continued financing from the Antillean co-financing organization Amfo – or from alternative sources – the majority of the sixteen NGO-projects in St. Maarten would have to reduce their current activities to 30 percent.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Female officer gets daylight scare

St. Maarten - The police force began investigating what may have been a shooting incident in front of the government administration building on Thursday. The Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson says that a female officer who is assisting with training re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Boardwalk robbers face 3 years in prison

Defense says arrests were unjustified St. Maarten – Two suspects from Anguilla are facing a 3-year prison sentence for an armed robbery on a couple on the Boardwalk in the early morning of January 1 of this year. The Court in First Instance will

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Carnival season passes go on sale this Saturday

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) begins sale of its season passes for Carnival 2012 this Saturday. People can register and pay for the passes at the SCDF’s temporary office located in the parking lot at the rear of

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Epic organizes bird walk at Le Galion tomorrow morning

St. Maarten – Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) organizes another bird walk tomorrow morning at Le Galion on the French side. “If you have ever wondered, “What is that bird?” this is your chance to find out,” epic stated i

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Survey in ten districts shows: Low level of involvement in neighborhood-activities Survey in ten districts shows: Low level of involvement in neighborhood-activities

BELVEDERE – The involvement of citizens in neighborhood activities is extremely low – around 30 percent. This appears from a survey Piet Lucas did in ten neighborhoods for the Department of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations (Bak). The complete r

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Opinion: Domestic violence

The defendant who was in court yesterday morning for ill-treating his now ex-wife, represents the top of a very ugly iceberg. As the prosecutor in the case said: domestic violence is a big problem in St. Maarten. We’d say: domestic violence is a

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Opinion: The truth about debt relief

Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger created the impression at Wednesday’s press briefing that St. Maarten is entitled to 183 million guilders in debt relief – at least to the part that remains after the Netherlands covered 60 million in debts to th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Man gets community service for ill-treating his wife

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Dwain Sylvio Meyers to a 4-month conditional prison sentence with 3 years of probation for ill-treating his now ex-wife on June 20 of last year. Meyers also has to do 120 hours of community servic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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St. Maarten House on the lookout for ‘free movers’

THE NETHERLANDS/St.Maarten - Students who do not fall under Student Support Services St.Maarten (S-4) in the Netherlands are being invited to take advantage of the services offered at St.Maarten House in The Hague. Renewing calls to connect with the

Editorial - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Editorial: Threatened witnesses

The conviction of Riviere George for the murder of his sister Angie Leblanc marks an interesting development in criminal investigation, because the appeals court accepted evidence provided by a so-called threatened witness. The court can grant this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Letter: Unpaid advice about teacher’s appraisal program

Dear Editor, Paying teachers with the same diploma differently (teacher’s appraisal program) is a very bad idea. Teachers should not work harder for some extra dollars. They should work hard because they love their job and they love the children

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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SCDF releases official St. Maarten Carnival 2012 schedule

Scotia Bank sponsors calendar again GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) released its official St. Maarten Carnival 2012 schedule on Thursday, outlining two weeks of mostly local events and concerts from the opening

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Coalition leaders deny row over Jules James

St. Maarten – Leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot-Williams and leader of the United People’s Party Theo Heyliger confirmed Wednesday that members of parliament from their respective parties had participated in weekend discussions on motio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Claudette “CP” Peters to heat up Heineken Regatta Saturday night

St. Maarten - Claudette “CP” Peters, an Antiguan born singer/songwriter/performer who is best known for songs such as Something’s got a hold on me’, ‘All I know’ and ‘Flaunt it’, is set to perform on March 3 in Marigot for the St. Maa

Opinion - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Letter: Native St. Maarten men of character

Dear Editor, It is my privilege to acknowledge some of my native people of St. Maarten heritage for making their life worthwhile and standing in defense of other people even while some of those people are criticizing them. I give lots of respect

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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WazzUpp TV reaches over three million viewers on Caribvision WazzUpp TV reaches over three million viewers on Caribvision

St. Maarten - WazzUpp TV, the locally produced magazine show has been picked up by the regional cable network, Caribvision. The Caribbean Media Corporation’s (CMC) 24-hour cable channel was launched in August 2006, in efforts to deliver quality pro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Liesbeth Spies wants more cooperation in aiding Saba and St. Eustatius

Curacao/St. Maarten – Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies has urged the government of St. Maarten to act more responsibly in assisting St. Eustatius and Saba. The call is part of a statement at the end of her introductory

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 17, 2012

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Heyliger not ready to give up debt relief money

St. Maarten – Deputy Prime Minister Thedore Heyliger has minced no words in decrying the unfair measuring of compliance with agreements that St. Maarten has with its partners in the Dutch Kingdom. His comments come after Monday’s meeting between