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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Guyanese proxy passport clerk: “The whole thing was misconstrued”

St. Maarten - Embattled administrative assistant Dian Douglas has come forward to clear the air on allegations that she misrepresented herself as the authorized Guyana government representative for the processing of traditional and biometric passport

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Heirs take Norman Chester Wathey II to court

GREAT BAY – The heirs of Chester Norman Wathey are taking Norman Chester Wathey II to court in summary proceedings next week Friday. They ask the court to order Wathey II, formerly Stanley Leopold Hughes, to stop publishing “incorrect, unfounded

Opinion - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Opinion: Democracy Now! interviews Ethan Nadelmann (2)

The day before yesterday we published Ethan Nadelmann’s opinion piece about alternative drug policies. Yesterday we continued with part I of his interview with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez at the syndicated radio program Democracy Now! about the s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Students plant eight mahogany trees on Tree Day

St. Maarten -  Eight mahogany trees were planted along the Walter Nisbeth Road obliquely opposite the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten by students and volunteers of the St. Maarten Archaeological Center (Simarc) on Thursday. The mahogany tree

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Laveist’s draft-initiative regulates ban on second main job for MPs

St. Maarten – A ban on a second main job for Members of Parliament and cuts in their salaries for an amount equal to half of what they earn from other functions above 12,000 guilders ($6,666.66) per year. That is the gist of National Alliance MP Lo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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1 Red Nation for Carnival 2012

St. Maarten - TelEm Group mobile provider TelCell and concert promoter Riddim Box will be kicking off the St. Maarten Carnival’s International segment on April 26 with two top reggae acts – Chris Martin and Popcaan - Headlining this grand concert

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Alzheimer Foundation adds new attraction for health fair

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Alzheimer Foundation (SMAF) will be participating in the Lions Club’s annual Health and Wellness Fair in the Festival Village this Saturday. This will be the third time that the foundation will have a booth to inform and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Youth Health Care offers vaccinations and dental care at health fair

St. Maarten – Youth Health Care (YHC), which falls within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is encouraging the general public and in particular parents/guardians as well as kids to come out to the Lion’s Club 4th Annua

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Opposition walks out as coalition approves 2012 budget

W. Marlin: “We cannot find ourselves in some elements” St. Maarten – “I look forward to us passing this budget tonight, because the payroll has been sent to the bank.” Those were Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto’s final words in the sec

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Opinion: What a great country

The court ruling against Border Bar owner Angel Priest set a new standard for prostitution in St. Maarten. While some may look at a 54-month prison sentence as a mere slap on the wrist for this modern day plantation owner, the convict will probably h

Editorial - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Editorial: Apology not accepted

A very late apology and no excuses were what United People’s Party MP Jules James offered the people of St. Maarten on Thursday. What they feel about his statement will be revealed as the hours and days go by. Though he apologized for voting on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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TelEm sponsors Zumba workout

St. Maarten –  TelEm Group is putting some Zumba swing into Saturday’s  Lion’s Club Health and Wellness Fair at the Festival Village – with an invitation to everyone to come out and get fit. The telecommunication provider has recruited the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Cable TV’s Mailbox location opens soon

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten Cable TV anticipates that it will open the new Simpson Bay location before the end of March to accommodate subscribers who are switching to its new digital service. The location was originally scheduled to open earlier this mo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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“I ask understanding and forgiveness” James offers apology and no excuses

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament Jules James has apologized and offered no excuses for voting on a November 2, 2011 motion in which he was named. The statement came ahead of scathing accusations about greed he leveled

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Central Bank issued several notices on credit freeze

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – Bankers in Curacao and St. Maarten were informed at least three times before March 14 that the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten was contemplating telling them to freeze giving out private credit for six months. The cen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Parliament unanimously approves four motions. Duncan ready to draft law on pawn shops

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan says his ministry is ready to implement a legislative motion that requires the drafting of a national ordinance regulating pawn shops and cash for gold businesses. He will consult with the Ministry of To

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Inspectors summon consultation on roaming animals

St. Maarten – The Inspection Department TEZVT - Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (LVV), says roaming animals are posing a problem and is calling on owners to take measures by keeping their animals on their premises or property. The department h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Meyers wants fairness and balance in economic development

St. Maarten – Minister of Economic & Tourism Affairs, Telecommunications & Transport Franklin Meyers called for a “fairer and more balanced approach” to the development in the economy at the start of Thursday’s workshop on the develop

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Sol staffers learn media techniques

GREAT BAY - Several of the point persons employed by Sol Antilles Group from across the region attended a workshop geared at improving their relationship and skills with the media at Sol’s Cay Bay Office on Thursday. Participants came from Haiti, G

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Nature park hosts horse show and dance

St. Maarten - Seaside Nature Park hosts a horse show and dance on March 31as an extended edition of its Spanish fiesta. The show will combine the talents of horses and dancers through synchronized riding, flamenco dance and a Western themed performan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Slim majority reject Mullet Pond’s protection

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville broke ranks with other members of parliament in the governing coalition on Thursday to support a motion to protect Mullet Pond. The motion, which was piloted by Independent Me

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Port de Plaisance response irritates pianist Lampert

St. Maarten – Concert pianist Julian Lampert and his mother Elyena Foster-Miremonde remain unhappy with the way the Port de Plaisance Resort handled complaints about their stay in December of last year. This newspaper reported on February 7 about t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Coalition rejects Emilio Wilson Estate motion

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament that form the coalition banded together last night to reject a motion that, amongst things, calls for no development at the Emilio Wilson Estate. The motion, which was piloted by Independent MP Frans Richardson a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Ruling in Wifol lawsuit against Simpson Bay Resort in April

St. Maarten – The lawsuit brought by the Wifol union against the Simpson Bay Resort is nearing its conclusion. Yesterday parties were in court for a hearing in standard court procedures. No new arguments were brought forth that have not already bee