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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2012

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Duncan attacks “nit picking” by the governor’s cabinet

BOB-legislation and other ordinances awaiting signatures St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan opened a vigorous attack on what he called “nit picking” at the cabinet of the governor and within departments of the civil service. “The

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St. Maarten's Police chief wants debate about releasing suspects

St. Maarten’s Police chief wants debate about releasing suspects

Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte.Court rulings frustrate diligent work police officers St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar - The operational strength of the police force currently stands at 244, an increase of 55 since Chief Commissioner Peter de Witt

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Elshot not open to salary discussion

St. Maarten – The President of the Windward Island Teachers Union (Witu) Claire Elshot says that once the 2010 Cost of Living Adjustment is paid they will be “looking for the payment for 2011.” She has also taken the position that the union wil

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Chamber creates new loan facility for small properties

Chamber creates new loan facility for small properties

Centre President of the St.Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arthur Bute and Chief Executive Officer for PSB Bank N.V Daniel Hodge sign the historic memorandum of understand in the presence of PSB Branch Manager Jacienth Lejuez (left) and

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Shelter managers training workshop concludes today

Shelter managers training workshop concludes today

Participants in the shelter management training workshop on Thursday. (DCOMM Photo)GREAT BAY – St. Maarten is hosting a three-day shelter managers training workshop that started on Wednesday and concludes today. The training is being supported

Editorial - Posted by on June 15, 2012

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Editorial: Stabilizing force

The leader of the Man party in Curacao Charles Cooper is proving to be the stabilizing force in that country’s governing coalition. A few months ago he was the one to take things calmly when Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels was lashing out at th

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Man drove car over five people at Princess Casino

Prosecution demands 8 years for multiple attempted manslaughter St. Maarten – Public prosecutor \mr. Manon Ridderbeks demanded 8 years imprisonment against 49-year-old cab driver Mathurin A. for  a bizarre case of multiple attempted manslaught

Opinion - Posted by on June 15, 2012

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Opinion: Love and understanding

The Dutch are masters in taking the Mickey out of others. In Rotterdam they joke about people in Amsterdam and vice versa, in Limburg people joke about their fellow-countrymen in Holland and about everyone is ready to make jokes about the people in F

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Diabetes Fair opens with lecture tonight

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell is calling on the community to attend the Diabetes Foundation of St. Maarten will be having its 14th Annual Diabetes Fair at the Belair Community Center on Saturday. The two-day fair actua

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Union files complaint over fingerprinting

St. Maarten – President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) will be filing an official complaint at the Department of Labor and seeking mediation on behalf of teachers falling under the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (Fa

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Rotarians place focus on peace in new club year

Rotarians place focus on peace in new club year

Heather Mercuur (center) is pinned and inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow during the Rotary Club of St. Maarten’s Change of Board ceremony on June 9 while the club’s President Rebecca Low (left) looks on. President of the Rotary Club of St.

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Wescot-Williams: Pension age and amount proposal in three months

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has informed parliament that a proposal should be tabled within the next two to three months on raising the mandatory pension age. The Council of Ministers is currently dealing with this matter alon

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Windward Islands Bank’s headquarters to be restructured

Windward Islands Bank’s headquarters to be restructured

Contractors work to tear down Windward Islands Bank’s head office in Philipsburg. The 27 year old building will be replaced by a new two storey structure.St. Maarten– The old building which has served as the Windward Islands Bank’s (Wib) he

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 15, 2012

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Richardson endorses Arnell in key address

MARIGOT - President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson has called on the 70 percent of the voters who did not vote in the first round of the Legislative Elections last Saturday to go to the polls and cast their votes this weekend. In his State of

Opinion - Posted by on June 15, 2012

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Opinion: A brutal piece of four-wheeler

If the courtroom is a mirror of our society, God help us all. Yesterday afternoon we attended a case that involved a man who had, for one reason or the other, driven his Toyota Landcruiser into a group of people in front of the entrance to the Prince

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Elshot calls for substitutes and building repairs

St. Maarten – “You could close 90 percent of public schools if we truly apply the Code of Occupational Health and Safety.” That is the assessment made by President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot. “Teachers are working

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Academy art exhibition at library Friday

CUL DE SAC - The general public is being invited to the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Friday (June 15, 2012) for the opening of a mini Art exhibition of pieces done by students and teachers of St. Maarten Academy. The one-hour event, which kicks off

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Soualiga Service Point launches two new services

St. Maarten - Soualiga Service Point is launching two new services to mark the opening of its new location at Welfare Road 46. The office is in the Unit 1 of the Erget Building and is opening nine months after the first location opened in Oct 2010.

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St. Maarten Parliament wants elderly to pay less for identification cards

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has told parliament she’s opening to hearing how they propose to have other age groups either partially or fully subsidize the price of identification cards for the elderly. She’s also warned t