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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 14, 2012

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St. Maarten swaps trees with Holland on National Day of Trees

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Archeological Center Simarc organizes the National Day of Trees next week Thursday. A day earlier Boomfeestdag is commemorated in the Netherlands whereby a Guavaberry tree will be planted at Land van Cuijk in North-Braba

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Hammoud makes partner

WILLEMSTAD – Mayesi Hammoud recently became partner at law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne. The thirty-five year old lawyer runs a successful all round practice in the fields of dispute resolution, corporate law, employment and insurance law. Hammou

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TelEm Group teams up with Canto on regional essay competition

St. Maarten – The Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (Canto) has launched its 2012 essay writing competition and is inviting teenagers on St. Maarten to submit entries and win some super prizes. Last year’s runner-u

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Cft also concerned about income tax projection

WILLEMSTAD – The Board of financial supervision (Cft) has expressed concern over the income projections in the draft budget 2012. Much like Members of Parliament the Cft does not believe that Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto will be able to collect

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After fifteen years of inactivity: “Government supports Gaming Control Board”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “The government of St. Maarten supports the establishment of a Gaming Control Board, but in order to realize this current legislation will need to be adjusted.” This statement stems from the standard questionnai

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TelEm Group donates $20,000 towards St. Maarten Carnival 2012

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s 2012 Carnival celebrations received a $20,000 boost from TelEm Group of Companies during a presentation ceremony Tuesday. The presentation was made to St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation’s (SCDF) President Stua

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Duncan secures full financing for prison upgrades

St. Maarten – The Justice Ministry has successfully found the seven million guilders it needs to do all of the upgrades at the Point Blanche House of Detention by reallocating funding that was to be used for furnishing two new police substations an

Opinion - Posted by on March 14, 2012

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Letter: St. Maarten Comedy Show

Dear Editor, Ever been at a Comedy Show and ended up being the butt of the comedian’s jokes and wish the ground would open up and swallow you because the joke is about something that you are particular sensitive about. Well that is how I feel as

Opinion - Posted by on March 14, 2012

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Letter: Introducing pre-paid meters

Dear Editor, Prepayment mode allows the customers their own independence and decision on how to utilize their energy and water. Furthermore, using the prepaid meters will lead to improved cash flow - where there are no arrears to collect and the c

Editorial - Posted by on March 14, 2012

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Editorial: Gaming Control Board

How could anybody write with dry eyes that our government supports the establishment of a Gaming Control Board? Yet there it is - black on white in a questionnaire for the Financial Action Task Force. Then maybe the word not was erroneously omitted

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Youth alliance focuses on agriculture

St. Maarten - The Trinity Trod Youth Alliance hosts a gathering in St. Maarten from August 15 to August 19 themed “Institutionalizing Agriculture”. Delegations from Antigua, Anguilla and St. Kitts are expected to participate in the event which is

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Guillame Arnell: “Upcoming election is of vital importance”

MARIGOT – “The upcoming elections are of vital importance to the community and since the change of status I feel that the people are fed up with the way that our affairs are managed financially and administratively,” veteran politician Guillaum

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Duncan calls Dutch suit over telecom cable “interesting”

St. Maarten – Justice Minister and St. Maarten’s Shareholder Representative for UTS Roland Duncan considers the summary proceedings initiated by the Rijksdienst Carabisch Nederland against a fictitious denial of their request to be treated as if

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Arindell sticks with planned agenda

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell intends to continue with Thursday’s meeting of parliament as the convocation stipulates, despite Monday’s written protest by the National Alliance. The opposition National Alliance fac

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Duo robs Chinese supermarket

St. Maarten – The police force’s special robbery unit are investigating Monday’s robbery at the Manchung Supermarket. Two men, who were dressed completely in black, stormed the supermarket on L.B. Scot Road with their faces covered, threatened

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Belair town hall meeting postponed

St. Maarten – Wednesday’s town hall meeting at the Belair Community Centre on conservation areas has been postponed until further notice. No reason was given for the postponement but a pledge has been made to set a new date. Government is in the