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

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Police officer shoots fleeing suspect

Police officer shoots fleeing suspect

Officers of the Special Robbery Unit and Forensic Department on the scene assessment after an officer shot a fleeing suspect on Thursday. (Leo Brown photo)GREAT BAY – Seventeen year old D.L. will head to the police station from the St. Maarten

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

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Many signatures against cock fighting come from tourism source market # 1

Unites States represents quarters of all protesters St. Maarten – The online petition against legalizing cock fighting in St. Maarten surpassed 3,000 signatures yesterday afternoon, far surpassing the original goal of one thousand supporters for

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

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Hillside Christian Schools: Save the Salt Pond

St. Maarten - Twenty six students of sixth grade level of the Hillside Christian Schools presented their end of year project called Save the Salt Pond on Thursday. The students were given the opportunity to choose their own area of interest to resear

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

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Methodist Agogic Center holds out on teacher’s employment

St. Maarten — President of the Windward Island Teachers Union Claire Elshot says the teacher who was fired from the Methodist Agogic Center is still waiting to receive her salary that is due to her after she returned from maternity leave in January

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

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St. Maarten Government crafting new loan and coaching scheme for businesses

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt had his last meeting with a bank on Wednesday on a new loan facility that will allow especially young people to start their own business. Government is hoping to boost the economy with this initiative tha

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

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St. Maarten EMS presents adjusted posters

St. Maarten – Head of the Ambulance Department Cylred Richardson and staff of St. Maarten EMS presented Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever with the adjusted Call 912 posters and brochures on Tuesday as part of

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2012

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Opinion: Better no job than a useless one

Ewoud Jansen, an economist who publishes in the Volkskrant, launched an interesting attack on the Dutch feel good approach to work. It is better to have no job than to have a useless one, he wrote yesterday. Jansen disagrees with economists who main

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

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John Larmonie Center hosts contemporary art showcase

St. Maarten - Two of the island’s premier art institutions will be joining forces to present a full immersion into the world of contemporary arts at the John Larmonie Center this Saturday. The event, which is a collaboration between Imbali Center f

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

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Lake takes over Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise

Lake takes over Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise

(left to right) Members of the Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise’s new board: Tyrone Yates, Janice Choisy-Wever, Aswayan Cooks, Janale Nisbett, Judith Bain, Elisia Lake, Norissa Anatol, Jean Phillipe Sylvestre, Lenica Leslie and Charles Rollan.S

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

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School repairs and security high on education minister’s agenda

St. Maarten - Contractors have a little over a month to complete repair works at several major public schools on the island. Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs Silveria Jacobs announced that the public schools rehabilitation sche

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

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Tuitt denies turnover tax hike: Government assessing civil service’s functioning

St. Maarten – “Absolutely not so. This government is not going to increase turnover tax.” Those were the words that Finance Minister Roland Tuitt used Wednesday to deny rumors that the Wescot-Williams II Cabinet is getting ready to raise turnov

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2012

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Editorial: Wrong impressions

The Pointe Blanche Inmates Association remains remarkably calm in the face of adverse conditions in the prison and also in the face of apparent misinformation and lines of communication that do not function as they ought to. They are in prison becau

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

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Audit Chamber links with Dutch colleagues

St. Maarten – The General Audit Chamber is now a member of the Dutch Association of Audit Chambers and Audit Chamber Committees (NVRR). The organization is a forum for exchanging knowledge and experience so that institutions can contribute to good

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

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Teachers’ summit set for June 25

St. Maarten - Elementary school teachers and caregivers will converge at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa for the first Teachers’ Summit under the auspices of new Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs Silveria Jacobs. The summ

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

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Cft assists with budget amendment

GREAT BAY – The Government of St. Maarten is being assisted by two staffers from the Board of financial supervision (Cft) in the crafting of an amendment to the 2012 budget. Finance Minister Roland Tuitt announced the direct assistance during Wedne

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2012

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Opinion: If even the grass stops growing

We figure that our politicians will pretend that there is no protest going on against their decision that made it possible to legally organize cock fights. They will not yield to pressure from foreigners, even though the arguments against cock fighti

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

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Jacobs commits to supporting July 1 family event

Jacobs commits to supporting July 1 family event

President of Voices Nkosazana Illis officially invites Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. Silveria Jacobs to the Cultural Ancestral Day at the Emilio Wilson Park on Sunday July 1. (Photo contributed)St. Maarten - President of Voice

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

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Man stabbed for slapping ex-girlfriend

St. Maarten - L.L.B. and his girlfriend R.A.G. were arrested and detained on Wednesday for the role they played in a fight with B.D. D. is in the hospital in St. Martin because he was stabbed in the back several times during the fight. According to

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

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TripAdvisor puts Maho Beach, St. Maarten in the spotlight

TripAdvisor puts Maho Beach, St. Maarten in the spotlight

Tourists are drawn to Maho Beach, St. Maarten due to the attraction landing and departing planes have to offer.St. Maarten – Traveler’s web site TripAdvisor put St. Maarten in the spotlight with a review of ten unique beaches. In the number 1 pos

Opinion - Posted by on June 22, 2012

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Opinion: And the wind blows ….

Temperatures must be rising in Willemstad, after the Public Prosecutor’s Office announced that it is almost ready to go to court with its Bientu investigation. Bientu (Papiamento for “wind”) is everything Justice Minister Elmer Wilsoe does not

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

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Parisius re-elected president of regional association

Parisius re-elected president of regional association

GREAT BAY/WILLEMSTAD – Henry Parisius, a notary on St. Maarten was reelected President of the Association of Antillean and Aruban Civil Law Notaries at the body’s recent annual general membership meeting in Curacao. The other members of the b

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

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Ser joins international body

Ser joins international body

Ser Netherlands’ director of Economic Affairs Marco Bos, Ser Aruba’s vice-chairman Michel A. Henriquez, Ser Aruba’s Chairman Rudy Geerman, Ser Curacao’s Chairman Stanley Betrian, Ser Curacao’s Secretary-general Josephine Provence, S

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

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Foreign teachers may benefit from work permit review

St. Maarten -The ministries of education and labour have joined forces to address teacher shortage on St. Maarten. Just before leaving the island, Labour Minister Cornelius de Weever met with Education Minister Silveria Jacobs to discuss a review of

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

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Holiday discusses Central Bank, education and culture in St. Kitts

Holiday discusses Central Bank, education and culture in St. Kitts

Governor drs Eugene B. Holiday poses with Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Sir Dwight Venner in the latter’s office on Thursday. Holiday called on Venner as part of an official visit to St. Kitts that lasted from June 20 to June 2

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

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Tuitt: Fee changes part of tax structure revamps

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt has placed revamps to the fees that casinos pay in the broader context of revamping the tax system. He has also said government continues to work on the establishment of a Gaming Control Board. “We ar

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

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Dutch and Sona end cooperation in 2015

WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch Representation in Willemstad has confirmed the signing of a new management agreement between the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and Foundation Development Funds Netherlands Antilles (Sona). Sona announce