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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Schippers wants complementary heli-pad in St. Maarten

Schippers wants complementary heli-pad in St. Maarten

Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare & Sport Edith Schippers (third from left) and her delegation listen as St. Maarten’s Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Cornelius de Weever, who is accompanied by two of his Cabin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Court rejects Wifol’s challenge (Simpson Bay Resort)

No proof of de Haan’s prejudice St. Maarten – The challenge board rejected a request by Wifol-attorneys mrs. Maarten Le Poole and Wim van Sambeek to remove Common Court of Justice Judge mr. Jurjen de Haan from the bench yesterday. The board f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Gun possession case linked to Vesuvius-investigation

St. Maarten – Prosecutor mr. Bart den Hartigh demanded a 12-month prison sentence against Franklin Luciana A. for firearm possession yesterday afternoon. Judge mr. Monique Keppels will pronounce her verdict in this case on Wednesday May 9. The fac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Education Minister outlines policy on returning Friday

Wescot-Williams no longer heading to the Hague St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell travelled to The Hague on Wednesday at the invitation of the Soualiga Foundation there to make a presentatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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St. Maarten Government pledges to put development plans online

St. Maarten – The second in a series of town hall meetings on the drafting of development plans was held in the Belair Community Center on Monday. The public was invited to give input for the preparation of the development plan for conservation are

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Community service for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – Gary Christopher Alphonse, 20, found himself unexpectedly under attack on January 11 of this year, but he ended up in court yesterday on a charge of attempted manslaughter. The court sentenced him to a 1-year conditional prison senten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Nicolaas recommends installing airport safety council

Nicolaas recommends installing airport safety council

Keynote speaker at the Princess Juliana International Airport’s aviation safety seminar and luncheon Michael Nicolaas makes a point during his feature address. St. Maarten - Growing the air transportation business with the focus on safety was

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Johnson says early planning of carnival must continue

Johnson says early planning of carnival must continue

President of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation Stuart Johnson poses with the President of the Curacao Carnival Committee during Curacao's Grand Parade 2012. (SCDF photo)Embrace Carnival 2012 and beyond GREAT BAY – The St. Maart

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Public Education puts out troupe in 2012

St. Maarten - ‘Public Education on the Move’ is the name of a troupe comprising personnel from public education services and   approximately 298 public school students for Sunday’s Children’s Parade. On Wednesday, Education and Culture Mini

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Fine for firearm possession

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Jacques de Castro, 52, to a 12-month conditional prison sentence and a 1,500 guilders (about $835) fine yesterday for firearm possession. The court imposed a 2-year probation period. Prosecutor mr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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St. Maarten Cable TV’s maintains Saturday opening hours

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten Cable TV’s Madame Estate location will continue its Saturday office hours for one more weekend to accommodate customers who are switching to digital service. The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this Saturday.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Teenager slips up again with nail gun holdup

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced17-year-old Jeremiah Chevon Mills to 18 months imprisonment and 2 years of probation. Of the sentence, 15 months are suspended. Mills will also have to perform the remaining hours of community serv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Police issue safety tips for 2012 St. Maarten Carnival season

St. Maarten - The Public Relations Office of the Police Force of St. Maarten issued a list of safety tips on Wednesday that it wants people to use during the Carnival season, which officially begins today. We publish the list below. Remember the 3

Opinion - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Letter: Exchange school fee for a laptop and a kindle

Dear Editor, Parents, government, educators, and students pay attention please. Many secondary school students and their parents complain about having to pay a yearly sum for school fee. What do you think about abolishing school fee altogether and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Zero tolerance policy during St. Maarten Carnival

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor and the Police Department will maintain and enforce a zero tolerance policy during the 2012 Carnival Season. Any person or persons who are arrested during any of the carnival activities as a suspect for public

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Opinion: A solution for bald men

Maybe this is not such a big issue for Caribbean men. After all, in the tropic bald is beautiful. But there are quite some men elsewhere in the world for who getting bald is a big issue. Just look at those guys who comb the little hair they have left

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Indebted teenager robbed two supermarkets

St. Maarten – Anslem Seebaran, 18, needed money because he owed somebody $500. In the Court in First Instance he claimed yesterday that because of this situation he was forced to take part in two armed robberies. On December 24 he robbed the Tesco

Opinion - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Opinion: Teenagers

Once upon a time, teenagers were just up to no good. We know, because we were teenagers once ourselves. The teenagers we meet these days in the courtroom seem to be of a different brand. They have taken being up to no good to the next level, and that

Opinion - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Opinion: Is God on the way out?

One way or the other, most people believe that there is more to this world than death and taxes. Whether they are members of a regular church, a creepy sect or some other woolly concept, the idea of an afterlife is alive and kicking on many levels.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Hospitals agree to finalize cooperation agreement within three months

Hospitals agree to finalize cooperation agreement within three months

St. Maarten’s Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever (left) and Dutch Minister of Public Health Edith Schippers (right) witness the signing of a declaration of intent by Director of the St. Maarten Medical D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Revolving door immigrant sentenced to three months

St. Maarten – Apart from revolving door criminals, St. Maarten also has revolving door immigrants. One of them, Kevin Royston Smith, received a decree on January 10 of last year that denied him access to the country for three years. On June 19 he w