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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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Man robbed in Sucker Garden

St. Maarten – Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place in Sucker Garden at 1:00 a.m. on March 13. The victim - B.B.A. – was held up by two unknown young men while walking from “FeFe Bar” to “El Capitan”. The victim told

Opinion - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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Letter: Parliament needs to wake-up!

Dear Editor, During the recent central committee meetings on the draft 2012 budget for country St. Maarten one of the factions of parliament repeatedly requested that ministers present an outline of their intended policies in relation to the draf

Opinion - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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Opinion: Permits (rain forest adventure park in the Emilio Wilson Estate)

A town hall meeting about conservation areas was postponed yesterday. That raised some eyebrows, especially because rumors were flying on Tuesday that the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure had just put the rel

Opinion - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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Opinion: Psychiatry

The notion that psychiatric patients are a pain and that it is therefore best to ignore them as much as possible is a false one. Psychiatric and psychological disorders are on the rise and it seems that our community is ill-prepared for this situatio

Opinion - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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Letters: The Budget – What’s in it for us?

Dear Editor, In most countries, states and islands when a government presents a budget they make sure to point out the benefits it will have to the people. Everywhere except St. Maarten that is. The information coming from this budget doesn’t ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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MPs curious about minister’s reply to Cft half year report

St. Maarten – Several Members of Parliament who cautioned Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto that his plans to collect income tax from foreigners who rent out their properties as vacation spots are curious what reply he will give to the Board of finan

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Truck driver who killed school girl gets conditional prison sentence

Birthday present: community service for causing fatal accident St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced truck driver Manuel de Jesus Marlin Benitez to a 9-month conditional prison sentence for causing an accident on May 6 of last year

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Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (RCN) loses fiber optic cable case against St. Maarten Minister Meyers

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance denied a request by the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (RCN) yesterday to treat it as if it were in the possession of all necessary permits to land a fiber optic cable in a manhole of UTS on the beach in S

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Rolex-dealer acquitted of tax evasion

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance acquitted Rolex-dealer Spifo N.V. yesterday of filing incorrect tax returns. Spifo operates Goldfinger jewelry stores in Philipsburg, Marigot and St. Barths. At the trial on January 19, prosecutor mr. Gonda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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St. Maarten’s Prime Minister wants closed door Central Committee meetings

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Wednesday made a case for the Parliament of St. Maarten to have central committee meetings be made private. The prime minister was at the time speaking at the Council of Ministers weekly press bri

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St. Maarten’s Prime Minister Wescot-Williams wants continued cooperation with French St. Martin

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams wished all of the candidates of Sunday’s French territorial elections all the best on Wednesday. With the recent signing of a Declaration of Intent between the French and Dutch sides of the island

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Wescot-Williams calls NA’s meeting request “remarkable”

St. Maarten - Today’s parliamentary meeting called by the National Alliance (N.A) faction for the Council of Ministers to individually present their involvement and compliance with the policies and rules set by the finance minister in drafting the

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Five St. Maarten air traffic controllers leave for radar training

St. Maarten - Five air traffic controllers went to Trinidad on Saturday to pursue a six-week Basic Radar Course, moving them one step closer to becoming certified radar controllers. The minimum requirement for becoming a certified radar controller is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation to honor seven calypso legends

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) honors seven “Titans of Calypso” for the first time as part of its official Carnival events. Entitled “Honoring of local Carnival legends” the event will be held on Friday, Ap

Opinion - Posted by on March 16, 2012

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Opinion: Paper tiger

St. Maarten has the financial supervisor Cft breathing down its neck and not without reason. In a press release issued on Tuesday the Cft expressed its doubts about the feasibility of pulling in sufficient taxes from American condo owners this year.