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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Ennia assists with mental health infomercials

Ennia assists with mental health infomercials

St. Maarten – Ennia donated $6,706 to The Mental Health Foundation last week so the latter can create infomercials that will raise public awareness of mental health. The donation means that Ennia joins a list of contributors that include govern

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Government restates commitment to HIV/Aids program

Government restates commitment to HIV/Aids program

(l to r): Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA) Hon. Cornelius de Weever; Acting Secretary General VSA Jorien Wuite, Prime Minister Hon. Sarah Wescott-Williams, HIV Project Officer, Margje Troost and HIV Programme Manager

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Police crackdown on illegal scaffolds and vendors

St. Maarten – Placing or constructing scaffolding or any other of type structure along the route of the parades for the 2012 Carnival will require a permit from the Ministry of Justice. This decision has been taken to ensure public order and safety

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Wifol queries university dismissals and librarian’s position

St. Maarten – The Worker’s Institute for Organised Labor (Wifol) is not pleased that the University St. Martin is seeking to dismiss seven employees and the management’s decision to recruiting the current librarian to work as the head of its In

Opinion - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Opinion: Citizenship

Anthropologist Maja Mischke and historian Asher Ben Avraham published an interesting op-ed in the Volkskrant yesterday about how the Netherlands turned from a tolerant society into an indifferent one. Multiculturalism is dying but there is no new phi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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St. Maarten and Bonaire to cooperate on exchanging specialists

St. Maarten – Dutch Minister of Public Health Edith Schippers will witness the signing of a cooperation agreement between the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and Fundashon Mariadal - the hospital of Bonaire today. The agreement will be signed on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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TelEm Group co-sponsoring Arrindell

TelEm Group co-sponsoring Arrindell

Ms. Mature Contestant Tatiana Arrindell receives a sponsorship check and words of encouragement from TelEm Group Manager, Marketing & Sales Carmen Lake-Reyes.St. Maarten – TelEm Group is continuing to sponsor Carnival 2012 with the company

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Heineken and Captain Morgan Rum official drinks of 2012

Heineken and Captain Morgan Rum official drinks of 2012

(left to right) Marketing Manager of Heineken Nila Rambhadjan, St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation Treasurer Erno Labega, SCDF President Stuart Johnson and Brand Manager for Captain Morgan Rum Erica Fortuno.St. Maarten - The St. Maarten C

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Hurricane mobility pass application process begins April 18

St. Maarten – People may begin applying for hurricane passes today. The passes will be valid from June 1 to November 30 and are available to people from the business sector and vital organizations. The hurricane pass application procedure is only i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Carty urges students to prepare well for exams

St. Maarten - Acting General Director of the Milton Peters College Vital Carty has urged students to ensure that they attend all classes in the coming period as their teachers help them prepare for the Central Written Exams, which will begin on May 1

Editorial - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Editorial: On to more cooperation

Today’s signing of an agreement between the St. Maarten Medical Center and Foundation Mariadal of Bonaire is a sign that cooperation between in this Kingdom is moving away somewhat from political structures and firmly on to issues that are importan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Academy celebrates science fair victories

Academy celebrates science fair victories

St. Maarten Academy science fair winners of both campuses along with PSVE principal Solange Duncan, science fair coordinator Claude Javois, and science teachers of the PSVE Enid van Putten and Exzira Caines.St. Maarten - Students of both sections

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Town hall meeting on sewage connections next Monday

St. Maarten – The Middle Region and Defiance Community Council invites all the residents of Middle Region and Defiance to a town hall meeting scheduled for April 23. The meeting will be held at the Sister Marie Laurence School in Middle Region from

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 18, 2012

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Regional expert speaks at aviation safety seminar today

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport hosts an aviation seminar today with the theme ‘Growing the air transport business with a focus on safety’. The session, which begins at 8:00 a.m, includes the presentation of two safety

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Chippie partners with “One Love” for carnival

Chippie partners with “One Love” for carnival

Chippie Service Market Manager Michanou Arrundell, Chief Executive Officer of Imbrace Jacqueline Louis and UTS-Service Marketing Manager Ivy Lambert pose together in a handout promotional photo to mark their collaboration on two carnival events.St. M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Financial experts needed to complete Tourist Bureau probe

St. Maarten – The National Detective Agency has finally started its investigation into embezzlement charges against employees at the Tourist Bureau. Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday that the investigation has encountered some

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Prime Minister comes in first at JFE walk-a-thon

Prime Minister comes in first at JFE walk-a-thon

JFE President Rolando Tobias (left) poses with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Florine and Gilbert along with JFE Assistant Treasurer Margarette Williams. (JFE Photo)St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams was the first out of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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USM to hold graduation for 32 GED graduates

Event scheduled for April 20 St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin (USM) will be holding a graduation ceremony on April 20 for the 32 students who passed the GED exams held in January. The graduates, their family members, and the instructors

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Dow attends Ascap’s “I Create Music” Expo 12

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten’s musical icon, hall of famer and lifetime achievement awardee Isidore “Mighty Dow” York is heading to Los Angeles this month for the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (Ascap) EXPO 2012. This year

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Local foundations and international group partner in community outreach

Local foundations and international group partner in community outreach

The joint team of the Victorious Living Foundation (VLF), its youth wing, Youth to Xtreme (Y2X) and The Walk on Water Ministry pose together after their visit to the St. Martin’s Home Chapel on March 24. (VLF photo)St. Maarten – Victorious L

Editorial - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Editorial: Getting up to par

Two stories we run today show that the country’s justice chain is still not where it should be and there is a need for those in charge to continue to crack the whip and ensure that things continue at a fluid pace. Being expedient though should not

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Scotia Bank offers free mortgage checkup

Scotia Bank offers free mortgage checkup

Employees of the Simpson Bay branch of the Scotia Bank talk with customers while wearing stethoscopes linked to a new campaign. (Leo Brown photos)St. Maarten - Visitors to Scotia’s Bank Simpson Bay branch may be surprised to learn that the employee

Opinion - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Opinion: A closer look at the Seminole Tribe

It is interesting that the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. is interested in buying the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina in Pelican Key. Interesting because the tribe has a history indigenous St. Maarteners ought to feel a connection with. It is also int

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Opinion: Democracy

Democracy and Curacao seem to have a hard time together. The latest development in this soap opera is the reaction by Minister of Plenipotentiary Sheldry Osepa to a broadcast on Dutch TV in the news program Brandpunt. Opposition parliamentarians Oma

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 17, 2012

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Toastmasters Speech contest winners represent St. Maarten in May

Toastmasters Speech contest winners represent St. Maarten in May

From left to right - Toastmaster Dwight Carbon, Speech Contest Winner Leopold Merrick, Area Governor Annette Berkel, Table Topic Winner Danaё Daal and Toastmaster Ludmila York-Duncan at the end of Saturday’s speech competition.St. Maarten - Ph

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