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St. Maarten Fuel prices increase Saturday

St. Maarten – Fuel prices will go higher on Saturday. The announcement of the 10 cent increase in unleaded gasoline and seven cent increase in diesel was made in a public announcement issued by Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Tel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2012

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Third teenager sentenced for Dutch Quarter gang-rape

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced a 17-year old boy to 15 months imprisonment on Wednesday for taking part in the gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl in Dutch Quarter on April 12 of last year. The boy served 63 days in preventive cust

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Alain Richardson: “RRR is the alternative the Collectivité needs”

MARIGOT – Alain Richardson’s RRR party has been in the opposition for the past four years. “It is the only alternative that the Collectivité needs,” Richardson told this newspaper. “We have a program that is geared towards restoring confid

Opinion - Posted by on March 9, 2012

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Letter: Pelican soft porn

Dear Editor, When Cable TV changed its packages last year, I decided to take almost all channels without exactly understanding what certain channels we're having. Last night I could not sleep. I was thinking all the time about the Pelican saga,

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Special investigation methods ready for parliament approval

St. Maarten – The ordinance that regulates special investigation methods for law enforcement is ready to go to parliament for approval after yesterday’s Central Committee meeting. The end report on the meetings that have been held on the subject

Editorial - Posted by on March 9, 2012

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Editorial: Opportunities

What a difference an addict makes. Wednesday there were two defendants in court who had both been sent to Turning Point for treatment. That is an opportunity, like a gateway to a better or at least to a different life. The alternative is time in pris

Opinion - Posted by on March 9, 2012

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Opinion: Human rights focus

The celebration of International Women’s Day on St. Maarten has a strong human rights focus. We’re not making this up: it is a line from a press release issued on Wednesday by the Women’s Desk. The press release, published elsewhere in our news

Opinion - Posted by on March 9, 2012

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Opinion: Escape

On a computer the Escape-key gets users out of a situation for which they know no other solution. Inmates in the Pointe Blanche prison – and in prisons elsewhere for that matter – do not have an Escape-key but their longing for a solution must be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2012

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Trucks ready for Unity Jump Up

St. Maarten - The trucks that will be involved in the Unity Jump-up were given the green light Thursday with just one day to go before the first event to usher in the 43nd annual carnival celebrations. The trucks were thoroughly examined by the polic

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Pointe Blanche digital transition delayed

GREAT BAY – Point Blanche residents will have to wait until April 18, 2012 to make the switch from analog Cable to digital because St. Maarten Cable TV will not be ready to make the required upgrades until then. The delay means area residents will

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Government looks to the Netherlands to fill vacancies

GREAT BAY- Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell will be in the Netherlands next month to attend a forum organized by the recently formed Soualiga Foundation. The event, to be held on April 20, is meant to identi

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Wifol receives three brand new computers from Nagico

St. Maarten - Nagico Insurances donated three brand new computers and customized mouse pads to the Workers Institute for Organised Labor (Wifol) on Tuesday to enhance the union’s newly created 40 plus program. The computers were presented by Managi

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Crack addict grabs opportunity at Turning Point

St. Maarten – “It does not happen often that a suspect grabs the opportunities at Turning Point the way this defendant has done. I am not going to applaud but I must say that I do appreciate this. It is good that he takes this opportunity. Now he

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Academy focuses on empathy with Choose Peace project

CUL DE SAC - St. Maarten Academy’s academic campus continues its Choose Peace project with the showing of the movie The Help, which depicts extraordinary women of the 1960s in the American south who broke society’s prejudiced rules through courag

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Minister de Weever about Maho job fair: “A sign that economy is turning around”

St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Cornelius De Weever applauded the job fair initiative that was organized by the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino on Wednesday. The fair was held on Monday and Tuesday and attr

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CPS receives audiometer

St. Maarten - Nurses of the Collective Preventative Services will now be able to test the hearing of children as part of their regular screening process, following a presentation of an audiometer by Public Health, Social Development and Labor Ministe

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Financial action task force ready to assess St. Maarten

GREAT BAY - An onsite assessment of Country Sint Maarten will soon be conducted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). The assessment is part of the process to ascertain whether St. Maarten does enough to combat money laundering and th

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PM says St. Maarten will support European sanctions against Iran

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten is likely to support European Union sanctions that have been imposed on Iran, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said Wednesday. She received a letter dated February 23 from the Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Uri Rosenthal re

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Prime Minister Wescot-Williams on International Women’s Day: “Girls are vulnerable and easily taken advantage of”

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams addressed International Women’s Day in the following address: “International Women's Day 2012 is being observed under the theme: “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.” The tag line for t

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Peridot Foundation supports International Women’s Day

St. Maarten – Peridot Foundation joins the world in support of this year’s theme for International Women’s Day: “Empower rural women: End hunger and poverty”. “It’s a fact that too many women around the world living in rural areas st

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Women’s Desk launches support network

St. Maarten - The Department of Community Development, Family and Humanitarian Affairs and Women’s Desk issued a press statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day yesterday. The text follows: Throughout the world women’s achieveme

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Prime Minister treats female taxi drivers to brunch

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams hosts a brunch for female taxi drivers at Cabana Restaurant at the Royal Palm Resort in Simpson Bay on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The brunch is being sponsored by Banco de Caribe, Ennia Insu