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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Afoo offer $20,000 reward for information Police reopens investigation into Eric Yuan Sam murder

St. Maarten– The police force and the public prosecutor’s office have reopened the investigation into the December 30, 2009 murder of Afoo supermarket manager Eric Yuan Sam. Afoo still offers a $20,000 reward for information that will solve the c

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Emancipation day will get its place on the calendar Central Committee backs plan for national holiday on July 1

St. Maarten – The parliament will meet “as soon as possible” to approve the draft law that will make July 1, Emancipation Day, a national holiday. The central committee of parliament debated Culture Minister Arrindell’s proposal yesterday. It

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Van der Sloot will fight extradition to US, attorney says “Everybody hates him there”

LIMA (AP) — Confessed murderer Joran van der Sloot told a judge in Peru yesterday that he will fight extradition to the United States, where he faces extortion and wire fraud charges in connection with the disappearance of American teenager Natalee

Editorial - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Editorial: Why now?

One may well wonder why of all unsolved crimes in St. Maarten the investigation into the Eric Yuan Sam murder has been reopened. We welcome the initiative; that is not the point. But the question why now remains unanswered for the time being. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Caribbean week in New York promotes unique vacations

NEW YORK, NY -- Caribbean Week in New York events will take place June 4-9, as a celebration of the sights, sounds, color and culture of the region. Combined with meetings and seminars for ministers and directors of tourism, tourist office representa

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Sekou and Hippolyte open Bocas Lit Fest poetry readings

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD / By Shivanee Ramlochan - Our spirited moderator Rose-Ann Walker reminded us as we settled in for this, the first poetry reading of Bocas 2012, that both Kendel Hippolyte and Lasana Sekou are studied at the secondary school l

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Social Economic Council presents first annual report to governor

St. Maarten - The Social Economic Council (SER) of Sint Maarten concluded its first year of operations by presenting its annual report to Governor drs. Eugène Holiday. The Social Economic Council was officially established in May of 2011. Thr

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Nurses week kicks off

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The opening of Nurses Week on Monday morning at the St. Maarten Medical Center started with the raising of the national flag and addresses by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, the Public Health Minister Corneli

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Jamal Samuel murder case in court tomorrow afternoon

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance will deal with murder charges against Charles Tristan S. tomorrow afternoon. The 24-year-old defendant has been in custody since February 12 for the fatal shooting of his brother Jamal, aka Zero Boy. Det

Opinion - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Opinion: Connections

That the Central Committee would welcome departing Culture Minister Arrindell’s proposal to make July 1 a national holiday is no surprise. Now we’ll have to see if the parliament will act speedily enough to make all this happen this year. Mini

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Dutch government told to stop discriminating citizens

THE HAGUE - The government should no longer use the terms allochtoon and autochtoon to distinguish between Dutch citizens, according to the Council for Societal Development. Allochtoon is a Dutch word used to refer to citizens whose parents were b

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Museums hard hit by budget cuts

AMSTERDAM - The massive budget deficit and the cuts pushed through by the Rutte government have affected everyone in the Netherlands but art and culture budgets have been particularly hard-hit. Despite the millions of tourists who visit museums in th

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Decision about parliamentary inquiry no later than June 1

WILLEMSTAD – The parliamentary inquiry into the functioning of Curacao’s national security service VDC will possibly also include an investigation into phone tapping by the public prosecutor’s office, the Amigoe reported yesterday. The Presi

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Consultations about new government begin today: St. Maarten Prime Minister hand-delivers cabinet’s resignation to governor

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams hand-delivered her cabinet’s resignation to Governor drs. Eugène Holiday around five o’clock yesterday afternoon. Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger, Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell, Finance

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Guillaume Arnell candidate in legislative elections

MARIGOT, St. Martin---The members of the Triple R Party have ruled out Louis Mussington to become the next senator for St. Martin, second vice president Guillaume Arnell said. The legislative elections are scheduled for June. Arnell is one of the can

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Duzanson adds miles to his athletic resume

St. Maarten - Steve Duzanson, one of the top long distance runners on the island has competed in eight marathons and completed each one. At the conclusion of his last event in Rotterdam on April 15, he has run the equivalent of the distance between L

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Website offers legal info about Dutch Caribbean

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch Caribbean Legal Portal (DCLP) launched its new website on Wednesday making it fully functional for law firms, legal services and news agencies in and around the Dutch Caribbean, Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten. The site is be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Justice Minister Wilsoe lied about Dos Santos intervention

WILLEMSTAD – Justice Minister Elmer Wilsoe lied when he denied to the Antilliaans Dagblad last Saturday that he had asked the American Attorney General Eric Holder to lift the lien on bank accounts of lottery-boss Robbie Dos Santos. The paper pu

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Netherlands tenth best place to be a mom

AMSTERDAM - According to the 13th annual State of the World's Mothers' report by the Save the Children Foundation, the Netherlands is the 10th best place in the world to be a mother, Global Dutch Radio reports on its website. The foundation compa

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No carnival on Labor Day Minister De Weever says

St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever has sent a letter to the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) asking to observe Labor Day next year by not organizing any activities during the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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One year ago

Start talking and do not ever just take it, singer Dionne Warwick said in her address at the Peridot foundation about domestic violence.   Photographer and fragrance developer Jean Jarreau was upset about plans to establish a wind farm on

Opinion - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Opinion: More give and take

Yesterday we wrote about the rule that parliamentarians ought to act in parliament without burden or consultation. Taken literally, we wrote, this means that faction-members should not consult with each other about the position they are going to take

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 9, 2012

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Voxpop on the occasion of Mother’s Day 2012 “Son, have the courage to say no”

St. Maarten - Mothers show their love in a variety of ways; procreation, affection, providing for the needs of their family, as a homemaker and sharing words of wisdom. As the celebration of Mother’s Day globally draws closer, we thought it ideal t