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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 11, 2012

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Samuel murder case moved to June 13

St. Maarten – Both prosecutor mr. Marleen Overmeer, defendant Charles S. and his attorney mr. Cor Merx were ready yesterday afternoon to proceed with the trial about the February 12 fatal shooting of the defendant’s brother Jamal, but Judge mr. M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 11, 2012

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Departing Education Minister Arrindell turns to gardening

“I was driven by a burning passion to make a difference in the field of education”  St. Maarten – Departing Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth will spend her immediate future on her family and on gardening. Asked yesterday if s

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Ministers Meyers and Arrindell receive $210,000 pension in next two years

St. Maarten – The departing ministers from the fallen UP/DP-government will cost the tax payer $210,816 for the next two years per minister that does not generate any other income during that period. With Economic Affairs Minister Franklin Meyers a

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Laugh till Belly Burst returns end of June

St. Maarten - “Laughter has no frontiers and no barriers. It is a natural expression that everyone ought to practice.” It is from this premise that the More Fun, More Laughter Foundation will be producing Laugh till Belly Burst 7 come June 29 and

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New road to schools in Cay Hill

CAY HILL- A simple groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday afternoon paved the way for the construction of an eight million guilder road behind the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex in the Cay Hill community. It cemented one of the final tasks that the UP/DP

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Thompson: “I cannot predict outcome of the Simpson Bay Resort saga”

St. Maarten – “I will not attempt to predict the outcome of the Simpson Bay Resort saga since the management continues to defy the verdict of the court,” President of the Windward Islands federation of Labor (Wifol) Theophilus Thompson said yes

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Armed robbery case postponed

St. Maarten – Derick Delan W. has spent already 199 days in pretrial custody as a suspect in last year’s October 24 armed robbery at the Jewels are Forever jewelry store on Front Street and he will remain behind bars at least until July 18 when h

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 11, 2012

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Editorial: Budget

The departure of the ministers in our outgoing government is going to be an additional burden to St. Maarten’s budget. We present some approximate figures in one of front page stories. The question is now how the new government is going to honor th

Opinion - Posted by on May 11, 2012

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Opinion: A dangerous idiot

Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels seriously needs to have his head examined. We present this as a piece of friendly advice, after his outburst against Mike Willemse at the Antilliaans Dagblad. Wiels said in a radio interview that Willemse ought to

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Wiels calls for arrest newspaper publisher

WILLEMSTAD – Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels has raised eyebrows in Willemstad and in The Hague after he said in a radio interview that Antilliaans Dagblad publisher Mike Willemse ought to be arrested for publishing a letter from Justice Minist

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Emancipation Day and criminal code in parliament on Monday

St. Maarten – The parliament will discuss the Emancipation Ordinance on Monday in a public meeting at the parliament building that begins at ten o’clock. After the central committee backed a proposal by Culture Minister Rhoda Arrindell this we

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Opinion: No way

The defendant that was in court yesterday afternoon accused of shooting his younger brother to death must have a rather peculiar sense of reality. The trial has not really started yet, but we got a whiff of what’s coming yesterday when the 24-year-

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Business cycle survey is underway

St. Maarten - The Department of Statistics (Stat) started the Business Cycle Survey for the first half of 2012, last Monday; it will end on June 15. This survey is conducted twice per year to collect up-to-date information on business and economic de

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St. Maarten adds another 109 Dutch citizens to its community

LITTLE BAY-Country Sint Maarten welcomed one hundred and nine Dutch citizens in a naturalization ceremony on Thursday at Divi Little Bay Resort. Of the group, 58 were girls and women and 51 boys and men, all between ages 3 to 78. In handing over t

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PM addresses recruitment expo in the Netherlands next week

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will address participants at the Flinx Recruitment Expo Dutch-Caribbean (Fred expo) at the World Trade Center in the Netherlands next week Thursday. The Fred Expo is a recruitment event having as

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Consultations with governor continue

St. Maarten – Yesterday Governor drs. Eugène Holiday continued consultations to arrive at the formation of a new cabinet. On Thursday afternoon, the Governor spoke with caretaker Prime-Minister and leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot-Willi

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Prosecution demands 3 years for threats and firearm possession

St. Maarten – Prosecutor mr. Dounia Bennamar demanded 3 years imprisonment against Antonio Sundiata J. in the Court in First Instance yesterday for two counts of firearm possession, for threatening a policeman and for making preparations to commit

Opinion - Posted by on May 11, 2012

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Opinion: Pension schemes

A new sheriff is riding into town, Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell said yesterday at a press conference that marked the end of her career in government. That remark was meant as a flashback to the days when she joined the now fallen government wit