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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 2, 2012

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Appeals court postpones Laveist retrial until May

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice postponed the retrial of National Alliance parliamentarian Louie Laveist to May 24 yesterday. Laveist’s new attorney, mr. Jason Rogers informed the court already before the hearing yesterday that he had n

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Spike in chicken pox cases triggers warning

St. Maarten – Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a public health agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, has urged parents to keep their children at home if they show signs of having chicken pox (varicella). Childr

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Court allows questions about mindset Regatta-murderers

Richards and Roberts back in court in May St. Maarten – Curtley Allison Richards and Sherwan Roberts, the two men who were sentenced to life imprisonment in December for three robbery-murders, three armed robberies and a gang rape, will return t

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Trash collected during research dive in Mullet Pond

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is conducting a wide-scale environmental research project within the Mullet Pond section of the Simpson Bay Lagoon. “In order for us to show the importance of the Mullet Pond area, which includes som

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Public gives IND high marks

St. Maarten – The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) has been given an almost perfect score for its services by 135 people who attended its information day and open house. The average general score was 8.8, while the average score for hel

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2012

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Opinion: Experts

Sherwan Roberts and Curtley Allison Richards are not nice people. They committed horrible crimes that have shocked the island, and that have devastated families. After three robberies that ended in murder, three armed robberies, a gang rape and a cas

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2012

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Letter: The struggle to save St. Maarten

Dear Editor, I would like to ask, the Earthling Managing Editor of the Today Newspaper, which other island in the Caribbean, besides St. Maarten, has destroyed its environment and natural scenery to create jobs for ex-patriots. The answer to that

Editorial - Posted by on March 2, 2012

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Editorial: Get the party started

Wednesday’s welcome party set the tone for the fun and Thursday’s Gill Commodores Cup set the bar for the serious act of sailing that will be taking place here in St. Maarten over the next three days for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. One can

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Equation stomps her authority (Heineken Regatta)

St. Maarten – Bill Alcott and his able crew aboard Equation, a STP 65 Farr, took full advantage of the conditions Thursday to become the first victors in the 32nd annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The team won the warm up Gill Commodore’s Cup,

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The Scuba Shop gives Nature Foundation underwater camera

St. Maarten - The Scuba Shop donated a SeaLife underwater camera to the St. Maarten Nature Foundation Thursday. The camera will be used to document the foundation’s activities at the Man of War Shoal Marine Park and other areas in the waters surrou

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New chef competition launches March 24

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) and the St. Maarten Timeshare Association have gotten together with the SBO Service Center and the Sundial School to revive St. Maarten’s culinary competition under a new name

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Opinion: Ear print

Slowly but surely people are getting used to the idea that leaving a finger print at a crime scene could get you in hot water – even in St. Maarten where the forensic department is busy building a finger print database. But forensic investigator

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Cocaine smuggler hears on appeal demand of 46 months

St. Maarten – Solicitor-General mr. Angela demanded 46 months imprisonment against Robelto Bernard F., a 54-year-old who was sentenced in the Court in First Instance in November of last year to the same punishment for an attempt to smuggle 10.3 kil

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Bands and calypsonians get specific competitions in 2012

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has given individual calypsonians as well as the bands their own events to compete in for Carnival 2012 and anticipates “exciting” results and enjoyment for the public. This inclu

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Lucassen and Jamaloodin draw Marlin’s ire

St. Maarten – Democratic Party faction leader Roy Marlin has urged Freedom Party MP Eric Lucassen to find out why St. Maarten’s request to purchase a container scanner to use at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities was not honored in t

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SHTA applauds labor related workshops

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association has applauded the ministry of public health, social development and labor for beginning a series of workshops to, amongst other things, better prepare the unemployed to enter the job mar

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Elshot urges caution on “controlling” personnel costs

St. Maarten – President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Eshot has advised the government to look at any controls it may put on personnel costs from all angles. She was replying to the recent announcement by Finance Minister Hiro Shige

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Chuchubi Foundation gears up for Aruba Day

St. Maarten – The Chuchubi Foundation will be holding its annual sale on paraphernalia from Aruba at the entrance of Le Grand Marche Supermarket between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. People will be able to purchase car flags, pins, scarves,

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Antrobus not commenting on permit approval

St. Maarten – “I would prefer not to comment on statements made by the Deputy Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger until I have met with him on my return to the island,” General Manager of SOL Antilles NV David Antrobus said recently in reply to ne

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Consultation on development plans and land use regulations starts soon

St. Maarten – The ministry of public housing, physical development, environment and infrastructure (Vromi) embarks upon a public consultation process with respect to the drafting of “development plans”. The input of the community is considered