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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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Psych Evaluations for study financing candidates

St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Silveria Jacobs on Wednesday outlined her ministry’s plan to increase the 10 percent success rate for students who are in the Netherlands. One of the first steps will be estab

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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Board request Tromp’s suspension

Budget not yet approved GREAT BAY – The Government of St. Maarten has received a request from the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Renny Maduro for the bank’s Director Emsley Tromp t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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St. Maarten Police gets ever closer to communities

St. Maarten Police gets ever closer to communities

Justice Minister Roland Duncan (right) and Director of Usona’s operations in St. Maarten Angela Dekker (center) sign the financing agreement for the furniture for the police sub-stations that will cover St. Peters/South Reward and Belvedere, wh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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Prosecution schedules two weeks for trial against 7 gang members

Prosecution schedules two weeks for trial against 7 gang members

Clockwise from top left six of the seven defendants in the Vesuvius-case: Erno L., Charles F., Carlos r., Doniel Th., Omar J. and Ekron M. Milton Pieters Photo collage. St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Court in First Instance set the date f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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Tuitt: Ministers responsible for paying July 1 overtime

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – Justice Minister Roland Duncan believes that he has enough money within his current budget to pay overtime to police officers, prison guards and the like that have to work on the newly created Emancipation Day hol

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Court sentences cocaine smuggler to 5 years

Court sentences cocaine smuggler to 5 years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Davonan Sookram to 60 months imprisonment for an attempt to bring 54 kilos of cocaine – worth an estimated $378,000 – into St. Maarten on December 23 of last year. The drug smuggler was acco

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Duncan resubmits “Box” ideas

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan says he will resubmit his ideas on acquiring and using the building known as the Box in Cay Hill as a prison to the Council of Ministers. The minister also wants to construct a 15 bed facility on the pro

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St. Maarten Government advised to tread carefully with Taxand contract

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt says the government has been advised to “tread carefully” in its handling of the $10 to $14 million contract with Taxand for the development of a new tax system. The legal advice came ahead of a quote

Opinion - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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Opinion: Soccer and sex

The European soccer championship is about to begin in the Ukraine. Reason for the science editors of the Volkskrant to search for new answers to a very old question: is sex before a match a secret weapon? Does it lead to weak knees, and missed scorin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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Labega and Richardson discuss airport cooperation

Labega and Richardson discuss airport cooperation

(left to right) Alain Richardson, President, Collectivité of St. Martin (COM), Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool, Economic Affairs (COM), Regina Labega, Managing Director, Princess Juliana Int’l Airport operating company N.V., Romeo Fleming, former Comm

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St. Maarten Airport gives men five days paternity leave

St. Maarten Airport gives men five days paternity leave

Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport Regina Labega (third right) watches as President of Wicsu Derie Leonard, General Secretary of Wicsu William Reed and vice president of ABVO (Curacao) Adrie Williams sign a new collec

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Tuitt initiates comprehensive dividend policy

GREAT BAY – The Government of St. Maarten has yet to create one definitive policy that regulates the collection of dividends from government owned companies. The revelation was made at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing by Prime Mini

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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St. Maarten Government officially establishes development fund

St. Maarten Government officially establishes development fund

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (second left) watches as Marinka Gumbs (right) signs the notarial deed establishing the St. Maarten Development Fund (SDF). (L to R) SDF Board Member Joy Arnell, Notary Henry Parisius and SDF President Richelda Em

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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Arrindell recommends quarterly report of Parlatino to Central Committee

Arrindell recommends quarterly report of Parlatino to Central Committee

(Left to right) Second from left President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell, Romain Laville, Roy Marlin and second from right Patrick Illidge standing with other MPs in Ecuador at a Parlatino meeting. (Parlatino meeting)St. Maarten – President o

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Tuitt seeks end to audit requirement

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Roland Tuitt, who used to run an accounting firm, plans to amend the subsidy ordinance to make things easier for all foundations. In its current form, the law requires foundations to give a financial report to governmen

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Welfare Road becomes fully two way again

St. Maarten – The section of Welfare Road from Daily Extra Supermarket will become a two way road again starting at 9:00 a.m on Monday when the Waterfront Road is closed to through traffic. Wrigley Road and other side streets near Waterfront Road w

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Program shutdowns loom at Point Blanche prison

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has promised to systematically shut down programs in the prison if the ongoing strike led by the Point Blanche Inmates Association continues. He also announced on Wednesday that he plans to file a counte

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Health authorities to incorporate new virus into dengue response plans

St. Maarten – Head of the Section General Public Health (SGPH) Maria Henry, and Dr. Grace Spencer - a family physician who contributes to the local sentinel surveillance system - returned from Jamaica over the weekend after attending a workshop on

Editorial - Posted by on June 7, 2012

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Editorial: The growing drama

The drama around the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The latest scene is the request by the board to suspend the director Emsley Tromp. The Government of St. Maarten will respond soon, and likely so will