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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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PM Wescot-Williams reacts to Central Bank row “We shall not buckle under any type of intimidation”

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot- Williams made it abundantly clear in an initial reaction to a letter received from Curacao’s Prime Minister Schotte on April 19 indicating his government’s wish to annul the St. Maarten harbor bond issue

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Otto on trial here for shooting in Curacao

GREAT BAY – To the dismay of Justice Minister Roland Duncan, convicted killer Devon Otto will be tried in St. Maarten in June for a shooting that took place in the prison in Willemstad on September 13 of last year. Otto is serving a 30-year sentenc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Prosecutor’s office loses appeal against release of armed robber

St. Maarten– The public prosecutor’s office lost the appeal against the release of Leon G., a suspect in sixteen armed robberies and firearm possession. The suspect was handed over to the immigration department and deported to his native St. Kitt

Editorial - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Editorial: The law at work

The law is of course exactly that: the law. Judges apply the law and they don’t concern themselves with political or practical issues, like for instance a chronic lack of prison cells. When the state puts suspects behind bars, these suspects have r

Opinion - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Opinion: Graphic images

The press service of Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams issued a statement yesterday in which she “expressed her displeasure regarding tasteless and graphic images which were shown of a young lady taken during the opening jump up on Thursday Apri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Rutte seeks consensus on cuts

THE HAGUE (AP) -- Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte appealed to a polarized Dutch Parliament on Tuesday to help him make painful budget cuts rather than let the country drift in political limbo until new elections. Speaking publicly for the firs

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Prosecutor confirms murder-suicide

GREAT BAY – Cleon A. Bourne  stabbed  Burger King manager Cheryl V. Withrite on Sunday morning before killing himself, the prosecutor’s office confirmed in a press release issued yesterday. “The thorough investigation in this case, both foren

Opinion - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Opinion: How to create jobs on St. Maarten

What does the recently passed American Jobs Act, crowdfunding and St. Maarten have to do with each other? And how can they improve the investment climate and generate jobs on St. Maarten? Before I answer those questions, let me first explain what the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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St. Maarten Airport delegation visits Expo in Vienna, Austria

St. Maarten — A high-level delegation representing the Princess Juliana International Airport attended the Passenger Terminal Expo in Vienna from April 18-20. The delegation, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and shareholder representative Theo H

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Middle Region road ready by June 8

Residents concerned about sewerage and runoff water MIDDLE REGION – Monday evening’s town hall meeting at the Marie Laurence School in Middle Region about the sewerage problems drew several comments and concerns from the residents. They asked

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Justice Minister Duncan: “Crisis in prison system is management problem”

St. Maarten – The crisis in the prison system Today reported about yesterday is a management problem, Justice Minister Roland Duncan told this newspaper yesterday. The Minister reacted to our question whether he is ready to pick up the phone and ca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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St. Maarten PM meets with Denzil Douglas

St. Maarten – Last Friday Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams held a meeting with Prime Minister Denzil Douglas of St. Kitts and Nevis at the airport. Douglas spent the night on St. Maarten on his way his way to Washington for an International Mon

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Sharon Layne wins Ms. Mature Pageant

St. Maarten - “I just opened my eyes, I was like really? I knew I did well and I kept saying I know I can win this but when they actually announced my name, I just said God thank you.”  That was the initial reaction of English school teacher, Sh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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St. Maarten Airport supports Blue Flag program with garbage bins

St. Maarten - Princess Juliana International Airport continues its campaign to keep the island clean. In its most recent initiative the airport, the Blue Flag Business for the month of April, placed 46 garbage bins with the Blue Flag logo in the Fest

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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St. Maarten signs deal with UNDP

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will sign an agreement with the United Nations Development Program UNDP in the next couple of days for the development of a National Development Plan for St. Maarten, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced last Frida

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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PM to students in Holland: “We need people in many areas”

St. Maarten – Last Friday Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams gave the opening address at the first Soualiga Foundation Student Forum which at the Evertshuis in Bodegraven. The PM delivered her speech via a video-link. The forum’s main goal w

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 25, 2012

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Bavpol officer arrested

St. Maarten – Bavpol junior officer E.V. was detained on Monday evening around six o’clock as a suspect in an ongoing criminal investigation. The unspecified crime was committed in 2009, before he enrolled in the police force. Detectives used