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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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Kickboxers win four fights in Curacao

St. Maarten - Lack of competition had little or no effect on one of St Maarten’s leading kickboxer Junior Philips but in his most recent fight which took place over the weekend, Philips recorded a first round win while competing in Curacao. The

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Work on L.B. Scott Road continues

St. Maarten (DCOMM) –Road works will continue on the L.B. Scott Road on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Contractor Windward Roads will work on the road each night from nine o’clock until five o’clock in the morning

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Body found in Simpson Bay lagoon – no indication of crime

St. Maarten – The body of an unidentified man was found in the Simpson Bay Lagoon behind the Hertz car rental yesterday afternoon around six o’clock. “The examination of the body did not reveal any signs of a crime,” Chief Prosecutor Mr. H

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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Regional and local athletes share limelight with some of the best

SANDY GROUND - The international track and field event hosted by the Speedy Plus Club which was held at the Alberic Richards Stadium in Sandy Ground last Saturday received high praise from Collectivité President Alain Richardson and Prime Minister S

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Operational shut-down for VDC in Curacao Schotte: VNA-agents burned St. Maarten’s security files

GREAT BAY – Shortly before St. Maarten obtained country status on October 10, 2010, a delegation of the VNA, the security service of the Netherlands Antilles, travelled to Philipsburg “to burn the complete VNA-file St. Maarten.” Curacao’s Pri

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Roadside memorial for Silvia Lynch

St. Maarten – Yesterday it was exactly a year ago that 12-year-old Silvia Lynch lost her life on the Sucker Garden Road in an accident caused by a truck driver who failed to slow down even after he saw a school bus park halfway across the road near

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President van der Assem: “We have to survive on our own” Economy-driven university heads for new future

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “Our goal is to provide as much education as possible on the island,” the President of the University of St. Martin, Annelies van der Assem says. To achieve that goal, the university is working hard to secure th

French St. Martin News - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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No survivors after plane crashes near Le Galion

GRAND CASE/St. Martin — A medical emergency flight crashed near Le Galion on the French side early Saturday morning shortly after take-off from the airport in Grand Case, killing all four aboard, including a honeymooning cruise ship passenger from

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Minister Arrindell blast S4-board for dismissing director Richardson

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell says she is “terribly disappointed and seriously concerned” about the recent dismissal of St. Maarten Student Support Services director Drs. Marva Richa

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Gunman shoots victim, and flees without taking anything

St. Maarten – An armed robber shot and wounded a man from St. Lucia during a failed robbery outside the Seaman’s club in Sucker Garden on Sunday shortly after midnight. The attacker fled after firing his shot without taking anything from his vict

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Lennox Fleming wins text message race

St. Maarten – Lennox Fleming sent the largest number of text messages to the chippie screens in the festival village during the Carnival. For his efforts, Fleming received 50,000 fun Miles, made available by telecom provider UTS and Fun Miles. P

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Bada Bing bookkeepers’ sentence more than doubles on appeal

GREAT BAY – Ramona Sonia Lupu saw her sentence for her role in the March 7, 2011 Bada Bing robbery more than double on appeal. The Court in First Instance sentenced the dainty blonde Romanian to 30 months, with 10 months suspended. But the appeals

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“We want to hear about our money, nothing else” Announcement resignation Jules James upsets employees

SIMPSON BAY-Managing Director of the Simpson Bay Resort Jules James announced on Thursday his intention to vacate the helm of the embattled company. The announcement was made to a group of approximately 30 resort employees, who were summoned to an em

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Voice of Our Children launches essay competition

St. Maarten - The Voice of our Children (VOOC) foundation launched an essay competition on May 1 challenging public school students to pen their thoughts on “How to encourage my peers to become more attentive in school to attain a good education an

Editorial - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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Editorial: Resignation

Some people think faster than others is a thought that must have crossed many people’s mind upon hearing that parliamentarian Jules James finally decided to resign as the general manager of the Simpson Bay Resort. We say: better late than never,

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New Testament Baptist Church presents lecture on taxes

St. Maarten - In commemoration of its 55th anniversary, which was celebrated last year, the New Testament Baptist Church embarked on a number of community outreach programs that will take place during its anniversary year. One of the programs whic

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Fifteen TelEm-employees granted voluntary leave

St. Maarten – Telecom provider TelEm took 15 employees of its bloated payroll this week through a voluntary pre-pension scheme. Company spokesman Joe Dominique told this newspaper yesterday that 26 employees had applied for voluntary leave. “Fift

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Five years for robbing former employer

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice sentenced Louella Flanders on appeal to 5 years imprisonment for her role in the kidnapping and robbing of her former employer C. Short on August 18 of last year. The Court in First Instance sentenced the d

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Next year’s Carnival from April 19 until May 3

St. Maarten - Carnival 2013 will run from Friday, April 19 until Friday May 3. “Preparations for Carnival 2013 start now,” President of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) Stuart Johnson proclaimed yesterday, urging the public

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Bloomberg names CIBC third strongest bank in the world

St. Maarten - CIBC has been named as the strongest bank in North America and the third strongest bank in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. CIBC FirstCaribbean, established in Philipsburg, is a member of the CIBC Group. This is the second ye

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Jules James about his resignation: “I always followed the dictates of my heart”

St. Maarten – Parliamentarian Jules James resigned from his position as general manager at the Simpson Bay Resort on Friday to devote all his time to his work as a member of the opposition in parliament. In a statement James issued yesterday to the

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UTS supports Nurses Association

St. Maarten - With a monetary contribution towards t-shirts, telecom provider UTS has pledged its support toward the nurses of St. Maarten during the annual Nurses Week Celebration. This week will be celebrated this year from May 6-12 under the theme

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SCDF-President Stuart Johnson “Carnival was overwhelmingly successful”

St. Maarten - Traditionally, Carnival begins with the Unity Jump Up from the French to the Dutch side and ends with the burning of King Momo. This year it was no different. Under the theme, “Let’s Delve into We Carnival 2012”, Carnival lovers h

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Digital project Cable TV comes to a conclusion

St. Maarten - St. Maarten Cable TV’s Madame Estate location will continue its Saturday office hours for another week to accommodate customers who are switching to digital service. On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to

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National Remembrance Day: “We will never forget”

St. Maarten -It was a solemn sight last Friday morning when state officials, law enforcement agencies and members of the clergy converged at the Captain Hodge Wharf in Philipsburg to pay homage to the veterans of World War 2.  Remembrance Day 2012 h

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Dive centers take part in hunt for lionfish

St. Maarten - Local dive centers have partnered with the St. Maarten Nature Foundation to combat the lionfish invasion in local waters. From the seventh to the sixteenth of May various dive centers and dive operators on St. Maarten will be taking par

Opinion - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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Opinion: Appeal

We have noted this before and the judges that sit on the bench in the Common Court of Justice usually indicate to defendants that appealing their sentence is not without risk. Rulings from the appeals court have a life of their own and there is no wa

Opinion - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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Opinion: Downsizing

The news that telecom provider TelEm is finally shedding some of its payroll may come across as negative news to some. But the fact remains that TelEm’s payroll has been too fat for years, if not decades. When interim manager Pieter Drenth left

Opinion - Posted by on May 7, 2012

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Opinion: Bomb

Do we now have a so-called caretaker government? We read this somewhere and we had some trouble swallowing the concept. After all, the only thing that happened so far is that some politicians have written some letters – one to the Prime Minister, o