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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2012

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Inspection tackles bullying on school buses with workshop

St. Maarten – School bus drivers will get a workshop designed to inform them about how to handle bullying of students by other students, the department of communications stated in a press release issued yesterday. The initiative comes on the heels

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Annual report Common Court of Justice: Criminal cases down twenty percent

St. Maarten – The court in Philipsburg handled 243 criminal cases in 2011, a decline of 20 percent compared to 2010, when there were 304 cases brought before the judge. The 2011 annual report of the Common Court of Justice shows that St. Maarten to

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Bar Association comments on ditching article 28 from Criminal Code

“Review after thirty years is a good compromise” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The parliament’s decision to take article 28 out of the new Criminal Code drew a “no comment” from the draft law’s architect, prof. Hans de Doelder. “

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Survey checks labor market needs for the next 5 years

St. Maarten – JS Consulting Services is conducting a study financing survey among approximately 600 businesses to collect information about the island’s education and training needs for the next five years. Research coordinator Julio Romney rand

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Airport honors seven outstanding employees

Airport honors seven outstanding employees

Left to right: Edmund Missoudan, Shirley Salmon-Samson, Valmond Mills, Rovena Richardson, Edsell Lake, Elaine Gumbs, and Reynaldo Richards, (PJIAE photo)SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten – Seven employees of the Princess Juliana International Airport operat

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Drug user arrested for beating girlfriend

St. Maarten – Police have arrested and detained J.E.M. for seriously ill-treating his girlfriend T.R. on May 26. The suspect hit the woman in the head with a piece of wood and caused a severe wound to the left side of her head. Paramedics treated t

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Medical school starts multi-million dollar upgrade

Medical school starts multi-million dollar upgrade

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams speaks at the ground breaking of phase one of the expansion of the American University of the Caribbean (AUC). She is flanked by officials of the school, Vromi Minister William Marlin, Minister of Public Health, S

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Man arrested for evasion and weapons possession

St. Maarten - M. Mc. D. was arrested and detained by police recently for several reasons. One of the things he’ll have to answer for is the illegal possession of a weapon that officers found under the driver’s seat. Police first went after Mc. D

Opinion - Posted by on May 29, 2012

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Opinion: No comment

The realization that the parliament took article 28 out of the criminal code has not sunk in yet within the local legal community, but the first reactions we picked up radiated sheer astonishment. Article 28 would have offered convicts with a life s

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Union worries over construction delays at M. Genevieve de Weever School

St. Maarten - President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) Claire Elshot met with new Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs, Silveria Jacobs last Thursday. Elshot said that the minister had to be appraised of several mat

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Gebe goes after electricity thieves

St. Maarten – The police have arrested, questioned and released an unstated amount of people for tampering with electricity meters issued by utility provider Gebe. It is illegal to tamper with meters. The arrests are part of sustained controls th

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French St. Martin to research exact date of slavery abolishment

AGREMENT, St. Martin ---The French side of St. Martin celebrated the 164th anniversary of the abolition of slavery on Sunday with a cultural manifestation which included dance, songs and poetry that depicted the days of slavery on St. Maarten. The co

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Jacobs wants career day to open school year

Jacobs wants career day to open school year

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria JacobsSt. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs has called for a career day to be hosted at the beginning of the 2012/2013 school year. The event should

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TelEm ups 3G wireless broadband data limits and drops rates

St. Maarten – TelEm Group’s mobile provider TelCell is slashing wireless broadband rates for post-paid and pre-paid customers. Starting Wednesday, TelCell offers new rates for pre-paid and post-paid wireless broadband customers. This includes a f

Opinion - Posted by on May 29, 2012

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Opinion: How to deal with bullying

School bus drivers are going to get a workshop to teach them how to deal with bullies. We think that it is also important for children who are at the receiving end of bully-practices to know what it is and what they are able to do against it. The art

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Orange Grove headlines Island 92s’ anniversary concert

Orange Grove headlines Island 92s’ anniversary concert

A handout of Orange Grove, which will headline the concert to mark Island 92’s 10th anniversary.St. Maarten – Orange Grove is the headline act for Island 92 Radio’s 10th anniversary concert on June 16. The free concert at the plaza at Porto Cup

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Salomon urges caution ahead of hurricane season

St. Maarten – Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Winston Salomon is calling on the St. Maarten community to be prepared for the hurricane season with three-days left to go before the start of the season. Salomon urges the community to make sure they h

Editorial - Posted by on May 29, 2012

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Editorial: Thirty years

Maybe it comes like too little too late, but we think that the comments from the Bar Association about article 28 the parliament dropped from the new Criminal Code are still worth considering. Our parliament basically wants to lock up lifers and thr

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Relationship row leads to fatal stabbing

St. Maarten – O.A. McK says an argument over E.W.’s relationship with T.P.E. is what led to the stabbing incident behind the Baptist Church in Sucker Garden on Saturday. McK surrendered to police shortly after the stabbing on Saturday and 52-year

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Ser delegation connects with Dutch counterparts

Ser delegation connects with Dutch counterparts

The delegation of Ser St. Maarten attends a meeting of the Ser Brabant in den Bosch; right of center from left to right; R. Richardson, G. Richardson, E. Gumbs-Vlaun, E. Henriquez-Dijkhoffz, A. Alberts. (Ser photo)GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s So

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Seniors want discussion on Tres Rios declaration

GREAT BAY- The St.Maarten Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) seeks an audience with the government to discuss the Tres Rios declaration and its significance to the elderly, in particular. The non-governmental organization is hoping to

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Dog show in Nature Park on June 10

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation holds its annual dog show on Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Seaside Nature Park with ribbons and trophies awarded based on overall condition and personality. An all-around trophy