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Opinion - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Opinion: The speech that never happened

Rhoda Arrindell would have made a firm speech in parliament yesterday about Emancipation Day, were it not that the meeting was cancelled because the new government was being sworn in. Arrindell nevertheless sent the speech she would have given (but w

Opinion - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Opinion: Clarification

Yesterday the following paragraph flowed from our keyboard: “We all know for instance that DP parliamentarian Roy Marlin owns a gas station in Dutch Quarter. So what? Our MP seems to have created some local employment with this venture, but it is o

Opinion - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Opinion: Parallel import

The Central Committee of parliament speaks behind closed doors with representatives if International Liquor and Tobacco about “decoded products,” according to the invitation sent out by the parliament. These decoded products arrive in St. Maarte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Imbali Dancers bring back gold medals from France

SIMPSON BAY- A small group of teachers, parents and supporters of the Imbali Centre for Creative Movement rolled out the welcome wagon yesterday for eleven year olds Jeremiah David and Kiara Vanterpool who brought back two gold medals to the island.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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New St. Maarten government sworn in behind closed doors

St. Maarten – The swearing in of the new government yesterday morning at the governor’s office in Harbor View passed in true St. Maarten style: while the local media were not even invited to witness the ceremony, Arthur Lugisse, the executive dir

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Court to reconsider 2008 bribery-charges Retrial MP Laveist Thursday afternoon

GREAT BAY – The Common Court of Justice handles the retrial of the bribery-case against National Alliance MP Louie Laveist on Thursday afternoon. The retrial became necessary due to a technicality. The Supreme Court in The Hague ruled in October th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Council of Ministers in constituting meeting

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the first constituting meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Claude Wathey Legislative Hall yesterday, followed by Governor drs. Eugène Holiday. After the opening, the governor,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Fundraising dinner Victorious Living Foundation at Temptation

GREAT BAY – The Victorious Living Foundation holds its first fundraising gala dinner at the Temptation/Rare restaurant in Cupecoy next week Saturday. The proceeds of the event will go straight to strengthening and sustaining the foundation’s yout

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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No Spanish interpreter: robbery-trial postponed

GREAT BAY – Because the court failed to provide a Spanish interpreter, the Court in First Instance was forced last week to postpone the trial against three men who are suspected of an armed robbery on March 2. The trial is now rescheduled for June

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Tuitt resigns from Audit Chamber

GREAT BAY – Roland Tuitt resigned as the Chairman of the General Audit Chamber on Sunday, ahead of his appointment to the position of finance minister in the new cabinet. The national ordinance on the General Audit Chamber and the Constitution both

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Regatta-murders Killers back in court to appeal life sentence

GREAT BAY – The Common Court of Justice continues tomorrow afternoon with the appeal of Curtley Allison Richards and Sherwan Roberts, the two men who were sentenced to life imprisonment in December for the so-called Regatta-murders. In March there

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Info session at university

GREAT BAY – The University of St. Martin (USM) holds an information session tomorrow afternoon starting at five o’clock about the Masters in Education program and the Bachelor of Science in business programs, offered jointly with the University o

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Businessman Jacques Hamlet candidate in June 9 elections

MARIGOT---“The entire St. Martin needs to be treated better,” said Jacques “Billy D” Hamlet for his reason that he is contesting the upcoming legislative elections on June 9. Hamlet who is no stranger to the polls had started his militancy at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Red Cross volunteer meeting on Sunday

GREAT BAY – The Red Cross holds a meeting for all of its volunteers this Sunday from four to six o’clock in the afternoon at its headquarters in Simpson Bay. People who are interested in joining the Red Cross organization are also welcome to atte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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VKS members put to the test in upcoming bivouac weekend

GREAT BAY – The Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten VKS holds a bivouac weekend from this coming Friday until Sunday. The bivouac is a final practical test for VKS-members who follow the soldier 1st class training. Another participating group will be in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Central Committee to discuss parallel import

GREAT BAY – The Central Committee of parliament meets Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock in a closed door session with representatives of International Liquor and Tobacco N.V. The company is the representative of Diageo, the world’s leading pre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Rajesh Chintaman gets Elton Jones Award

GREAT BAY- The 2012 recipient of the Elton Jones Memorial Award for HIV/Aids awareness, newsman Rajesh Chintaman says that even while efforts continue to be made towards reducing stigma and discrimination, the eradication of the disease demands a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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I Meditate SXM Peace event: a sea of red and candles flickering in the wind

POINTE BLANCHE-A sea of red and candles flickering in the wind while soothing music from the harp and steelpan played, marked the first I Meditate SXM peace event organized by the Art of Living Foundation on Sunday. The peace event merged with the St

Editorial - Posted by on May 22, 2012

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Editorial: A gazillion questions

The new government has been duly installed yesterday and many citizens are now wondering whether the new team will bring about a change for the better. Surely, we must give the new team at least a little bit of time to get used to the jobs at hand,