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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 12, 2012

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Association calls for dementia to be made a national priority

Association calls for dementia to be made a national priority

President of the St. Maarten Alzheimer Foundation Keith Franca (left) presents Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever (center) with this year’s annual report by the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 12, 2012

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Klass Electronics robber gets 7 years behind bars

GREAT BAY – Richard Charles, the main suspect in the July 29, 2011 Klass Electronics armed robbery was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in the Court in First Instance yesterday. The verdict is one year below the demand prosecutor mr. Manon Ridderb

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Hard Rock’s principals present investment wish list

Heyliger: “Nothing is a show stopper” St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers met with the principals of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Tuesday as part of a familiarization tour the latter has made as part of discussions to purchase Simpson Ba

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Letter: Bumpy landings on Statia!

Children should not play with matches yet politicians on Statia are perfectly happy to allow an oil terminal on St. Eustatius to obstruct the approach path of its airport runway. The location of these tanks with a height of 27.5 meters within the clo

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Laptop robbery nets construction worker 30 months

St. Maarten – Kevin Kerry Brooks told the Court in First Instance yesterday that everybody knows him, yet he made an attempt to get past a police officer who had ordered him to stop on November 16 of last year. Together with a man only identified i

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Bizarre car theft case sends one man down for 42 months

St. Maarten – A self-employed painter and mechanic who was in custody since November 16 of last year was acquitted of all charges in a bizarre car theft case the Court in First Instance handled yesterday. Two co-defendants were not so lucky: 23-yea

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St. Maarten chairs cooperation committee

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will chair the committee that will make an inventory of the areas in which countries in the Kingdom desire to cooperate with one another. This committee, which was agreed to at the first Kingdom Conference on December 14 las

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St. Maarten Parliament meets Central Bank leadership again Friday

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament will continue their discussions with the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) on Friday. A delegation led by the President Director Emsley Tromp still has to address MPs on political influences affectin

Opinion - Posted by on April 12, 2012

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Opinion: The little one liner

Shareholder Representative of the Princess Juliana International Airport and Vice-Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger delivered an interesting one liner at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. He told the media, “The airport can barely a

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Duncan to punish rabble rousing prisoners

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has announced he will prosecute the detainees that were involved in damaging the prison cells on the top floor of the Simpson Bay police station on Tuesday night. Duncan also intends to sue for damages a

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St. Maarten Government continues focus on international cooperation

GREAT BAY – The Government of St. Maarten is stepping its presence internationally, having submitted the country’s statement to the Kingdom government for inclusion in the Universal Periodic Review, which looks at the implementation of human righ

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Interpol’s Secretary General full of praise for St. Maarten

Interpol’s Secretary General full of praise for St. Maarten

(left to right) Chief Police Commissioner Peter de Witte, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams, Justice Minister Roland Duncan and the country’s national Interpol representative. (DCOMM Photo) St. Maar

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St. Maarten Government begins handling budget motions

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced on Wednesday that government has formally received the motions approved during the debate on the 2012 budget and sent them to the various ministries. The dissemination will allow for mini

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St. Maarten Electricity rates slashed by four cents

St. Maarten – Gebe’s electricity rates will fall by four cents per kilo-watt hour as of May 1. The change means a rate of 25 cents per kilowatt hour for domestic consumers. The current rate for domestic consumers is 29 cents per kilowatt hour.

Opinion - Posted by on April 12, 2012

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Opinion: Problems and solutions

Complaining is so much part of human nature that we have a tendency to reward those who manage to come up with the most complaints. We’re not kidding: complaints get way more attention than solutions. And yet, in a young country that has its own sh

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Heyliger sells share transfer agreement ahead of cabinet vote

Heyliger sells share transfer agreement ahead of cabinet vote

Minister of Energy Affairs Theodore Heyliger “There’s going to be a lot of pressure” St. Maarten – Minister of Energy Affairs Theodore Heyliger is selling the share transfer agreement he signed with Commissioners of Energy Affairs of St.

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Boardwalk robber sentenced to 7 years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Romaine Walters to 7 years imprisonment yesterday for the New Year’s Day Boardwalk robberies. Together with two others, the 22-year old Anguillan robbed four Australian tourists in the early mor

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Opinion: Disgusted

By Hilbert Haar, Editor-in-Chief @ Today Suriname set a new standard for politicians when it passed legislation that offers amnesty to the 22 suspects in the 1982 December murders. The most well known suspect of all is of course Desi Bouterse. Fo

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St. Maarten Prime Minister Wescot-Williams seeks face to face on plans of approach

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has requested Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges to attempt setting up a ministerial consultation on the plans of approach during her upcoming visit to the Netherlands. The prime minister will