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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2012

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Heist netted criminal gang jewelry worth $340,000 Caribbean Gems burglar sentenced to five years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Bryan Giovanni Henson to 5 years imprisonment for a series of burglaries and membership of a criminal organization. Of the sentence, 1 year is suspended. Co-defendant Felix Denis-Lopez was sentenc

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Duncan Justice Minister in new government

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan confirmed yesterday that he will be part of the next government as Minister of Justice. “They have asked me to stay,” he told this newspaper, “and I had organized my life to do this job for four ye

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Murder victim Withrite to be laid to rest Friday

St. Maarten/by Torana Bryan-Granston - The victim of the April 22 murder-suicide incident Cheryl Withrite, is expected to be laid to rest tomorrow at the Cul-de-Sac cemetery following a small funeral service at the Emerald Funeral Home from 09:00 am.

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Economic Affairs Minister Meyers strikes back “Our government fell because of greed”

Economic Affairs Minister Meyers strikes back “Our government fell because of greed”

Minister Meyers seconded by Cedric Peterson at the press conferenceSt. Maarten – “I won’t tolerate people accusing me of things I have not done,” departing Economic Affairs Minister Franklin Meyers said yesterday afternoon at a press con

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Wathey family appeals court ruling

St. Maarten – The Wathey family has filed an appeal against the April 13-court ruling that banned Norman Chester Wathey II from defaming them in the media. While that part of the court ruling was to the Wathey’s satisfaction, another part was

Opinion - Posted by on May 10, 2012

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Opinion: Utterly sidelined

The word betrayal has fallen in connection with Romain Laville’s departure from the United People’s party, in combination with the word unexpected. Ousted Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger used the terms in an interview yesterday. This is inte

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Young cell phone robber placed under supervision

St. Maarten – A young man with an apparent love for cell phones got what was coming to him in the Court in First Instance yesterday afternoon: a 1-year suspended prison sentence, supervision by the Court of Guardianship and 240 hours of community s

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Governor completes first round of consultations

St. Maarten -  Yesterday Governor drs. Eugène Holiday, started consultations to arrive at the formation of a new cabinet. In the morning the Governor spoke with the Vice-Chair of the Council of Advice, Mavis Brooks-Salmon, the President of Parli

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An evening with the Toastmasters

St. Maarten - Toastmasters from throughout the Caribbean will make presentations to people interested in joining the club at “An Evening with the Toastmasters.” The event is slated for next week Thursday at the Royal Pavilion of Sonesta Maho Beac

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Smart 2012 gets European and South American attention

MARIGOT- One hundred and fifteen delegates have signed up thus far to participate in this year’s St. Maarten – St. Martin Annual Regional Tradeshow (Smart).  This was revealed at the final stakeholders meeting held on May 3 at L'Office du

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Social service employees train in case management and crisis care

Social service employees train in case management and crisis care

L.t.r. Dr. Judith Arndell, Bernadette Barry and Erick van Arneman. St. Maarten -The department of social services recently concluded a one week training on general counseling and case management, which was given by clinical psychologist Dr. Ju

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Financial planner urges youngsters to start early

Financial planner urges youngsters to start early

St. Maarten - Insurance agent and financial planner, Tariq Ilahi has issued a stirring call for young people to become financially responsible in these changing economic times. In an interview with Today, Ilahi said that he was concerned that young a

Opinion - Posted by on May 10, 2012

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Opinion: Ministerial rant

Economic Affairs Minister Franklin Meyers did not call a press conference to whine, or so he said. We understand that the minister is getting tired and frustrated about accusations at his address, or at that of his partner Brenda Wathey, and we also

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Mental Health Foundation highlights firsts admission team of nurses

CAYHILL- On the occasion of Nurses Week the Mental Health Foundation which has been functional for the past six years, opted to highlight the work of admission care nurses. Director of the MHF, Eileen Healy said that regardless of the start-up phase,

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Mental Health Foundation retails mothers and nurses treat-scented candles

Mental Health Foundation retails mothers and nurses treat-scented candles

MHF made special request for candles in colorCAYHILL- Persons and organizations that are in need of a special gift for Mother’s Day or Nurse’s Day can opt for customized scented candles at the Mental Health Foundation (MHF). The candles ar

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Mother’s Day karaoke festival to last longer

St. Maaretn - By popular demand, the Aging with Grace (AGW) Foundation has extended the hours of the program of the upcoming Mother’s Day karaoke festival and dance party on Sunday at Port de Plaisance from 6 p.m. until 8:30 pm. The program get

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Twelve months for gun possession

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Franklin Luciano Ash to 12 months imprisonment yesterday for firearm possession. On January 24 police found a .45 caliber Glock C12 handgun during a search of the defendant’s home at the Grenada

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Eleven and counting ….. supermom Joy Carty

St. Maarten / By Torana Granston - With eleven children and another one expected at the end of the month, thirty eight year old Joy Carty considers herself a supermom, “the commander-in-chief” as she aptly put it. It is a full time job raising c

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Fishermen help Nature Foundation in fight against lionfish

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has partnered with local fishermen Roger Lesperance and Macklin Davis in an effort to further control the lionfish population. On Wednesday evening the two fishermen brought in a total of eleven lionfish w

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Profile of a crisis team of nurses

Contributed by Director of the Mental Health Foundation, Eileen Healy CAYHILL- Since the Mental Health Foundation (MHF)  started its services on St. Maarten Crisis management of patients with psychiatric problems has been a priority. Patients and