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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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Prices of most common petroleum products go up

Diesel prices held stable St. Maarten – The price of all but diesel fuel will go up on Saturday because of continued increases in the price of crude oil on the international market. The announcement of the changes is made in a notice signed by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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Bada Bing bookkeeper faces same punishment on appeal

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice will pronounce its verdict in the case against Ramona Sonia Lupu on May 3. Lupu is the former bookkeeper of the Bada Bing adult entertainment club in Simpson Bay; the Court in First Instance sentenced her t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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MPs work with private sector on road patching

St. Maarten – The two members of the Democratic Party faction – Roy Marlin and Petrus Leroy de Weever – and Independent Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge rolled up their sleeves on Thursday to oversee the patching of the roads at the emergen

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Trophies for fastest walkers

St. Maarten - The Journey for Education Foundation will be recognizing the three fastest walkers during its annual walkathon, which will be held this Saturday beginning at 5:00 a.m at Le Grand Marche Shopping Center on the Bush Road. This is the 3

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Appeal Christian Lloyd killing moved: eighth postponement

St. Maarten – Anthony Ray Spencer finally got himself a pair of attorneys: mrs. Remco Stomp and Cor Merx. The 42-year-old defendant is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for the January 23, 2010 murder of Christian Lloyd. The trials aga

Opinion - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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Opinion: Not vandal-proof

Something must have gone wrong with the construction of the immigration detention center in Simpson Bay. The plan was to equip the building with vandal-proof material. Inmates temporarily detained at the center showed this week that there is nothing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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Economic workshop zooms in on diversity

St. Maarten – “A true melting pot”, is the perfect description of St. Maarten according to the attendees of the first in a series of workshops for the creation of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) 2012 – 2022. The workshop was organized by th

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St. Maarten Airport and government look to beef up security near runway

St. Maarten – Airport authorities and government officials have discussed increasing security at the part of the airport fence that faces the Maho Beach. The beefed security is meant to allow stricter implementation and reinforcement of the warning

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Absent drugs smuggler gets off with a fine

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Darrel Damian Saul to a 6-month conditional prison sentence and an 8,000 guilders fine for a failed attempt to smuggle 85.4 grams of cocaine aboard a plane on March 13. Saul, 32, was arrested a

French St. Martin News - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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Duncan leads discussion on immigration, human smuggling and information sharing

St. Maarten – Law enforcement officials from the various departments and bodies discussed combating illegal immigration, human smuggling and information sharing with kingdom partners at a meeting led by Justice Minister Roland Duncan. The meeting w

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Town Hall meeting on conservation areas on April 16

St. Maarten - The planned town hall meeting on Conservation Areas which was postponed recently is now scheduled for Monday, April 16 at the Belair Community Centre in Cay Hill.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. and the public is invite

Editorial - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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Editorial: Powder keg

The conflict between the management and owners of Simpson Bay Resort is becoming a powder keg that will explode if action is not taken in the shortest possible time to get the representative of the employees – Wifol – and the resort’s managemen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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Wifol members seek pay ahead of stay hearing (Simpson Bay Resort)

Thompson: “This is a very serious matter” St. Maarten – Members of the Workers Institute for Organized Labor (Wifol) have been asked to “come out massive tomorrow” (Friday) for the handling of an application for a stay of execution on th

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TelCell presents first batch of SMS ticket prizes

St. Maarten – Music lovers on St. Maarten are getting hyped up for the appearance of TelCell-sponsored top reggae acts – Chris Martin and Popcaan as the opening acts for this year’s carnival celebrations on April 26. The pair will be appearing

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Rotary Mid-Isle club celebrates 15th anniversary

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle celebrated its 15th Anniversary at Le Charolais Restaurant in Maho on April 11. Millicent de Weever, Charles Davis and Maru Zeman were some of the club’s founding members attended the dinner.

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Pre-judging and Junior Calypso/Road March set for Saturday

St. Maarten - When it comes to pageantry, contestants only get one chance to make a first impression, but for the teen and senior contestants that will be competing in the speech and culture wear this Saturday April 14, at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hot

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Enumerators to make final check up

St. Maarten— The Department of Statistics (Stat) will send interviewers into the field for a final check of the population between April 13 and May 31. The interviewers will go house to house to find out whether people were interviewed in last year

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DVD Express joins Fun miles

St. Maarten - Shopping redemption program, Fun Miles welcomed its newest member DVD Express on Thursday in a small ceremony that has now opened the gates for Fun Miles cardholders to redeem points for DVDs and games. One DVD rental for two nights wil

Opinion - Posted by on April 13, 2012

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Opinion: Motions

The parliament has spoken but don’t break out the champagne yet. During the budget debate on March 22 parliament passed a couple of motions that have now been officially received by the government. The motions deal with plastic grocery bags, pawn s