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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2012

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Prison time for forging Brooks Tower papers

St. Maarten – Josane Rosemarie Antoline Emmanuel denied everything but the Court in First Instance sentenced her all the same to 18 months imprisonment and 3 years of probation for providing fake employer-affidavits and fake labor contracts to clie

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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“This is a celebration of humanity”: Jacobs wants all of St. Maarten’s peoples at Emancipation Celebration

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs has stressed that next Monday’s celebration of Emancipation Day as an official public holiday is an event for all people who live in St. Maarten. Though she acknowledge

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Credit freeze not having desired effect

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) increased the reserve requirement for commercial banks by 0.25 percent in May. The new reserve requirement is 11.25 percent. The bank chose to use this measure because while

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Italian media keep digging into gambling loan scandal

Online paper links Atlantis/BPlus owner Corallo to Valle-Lampada gang St. Maarten/MILAN /By Hilbert Haar – Italian newspapers keep digging into the scandal at the Banco Popolare di Milan and its alleged connections with Atlantis World Group/BPlu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Rey tells Hillside graduates: ‘This is just the beginning’

Rey tells Hillside graduates: ‘This is just the beginning’

PROUD MOMENT, The valedictorian of the graduating class of the Hillside Christian school, Rhea-Marie Lalbachan smiles for the cameras after receiving a trophy, a cash donation and a framed image of herself from the Executive Director Aahs Stevens. Mi

Editorial - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Editorial: The right side of emancipation

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs is obviously on the right side of history and the right side of the manner in which emancipation/freedom should be celebrated. The minister also makes it clear for all to see in her stat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Sixty-one marine mammals spotted in annual census

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has concluded its Marine Mammal Census project which lasted from February until June 2012. The goal of this project was to conduct a wide scale census of all marine mammals found in St. Maarten’s territ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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St. Jago tells PWAS graduates: “Continue striving and setting goals”

ST. PETERS - Section Head Security Guards at the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE) Elsidro St. Jago, delivered the keynote address to some 18 graduates of the Prince Willem Alexander School (PWAS) on Friday. The theme o

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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French St. Martin does massive promotion in New York

French St. Martin does massive promotion in New York

(left to right) President of the Collectivité Alain Richardson and director of the Office du Tourisme Silviane John pose with two of the agency’s staffers in their booth at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week in New Yor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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The July Tree:  A royal flowering fit for Emancipation Day 2012

The July Tree: A royal flowering fit for Emancipation Day 2012

The Flamboyant or Poinciana is also called the July Tree in St. Martin. (HNP photo)St. Maarten - From Great Bay to Grand Case, from Lowlands to Lamajo, the Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant appears strikingly lush for its 2012 Caribbean season (May-S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Teachers recommend institution for special education

St. Maarten - “One of the strongest points that came out of the recently held Educational Summit was the need for a special institution with the teachers that caters to children with special needs,” President of the Windward Islands Teachers Unio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Arrindell explores MPs having digital access to laws

Arrindell explores MPs having digital access to laws

Nancy Joubert and Alvin Prescod from the Secretariat of Parliament sit in on a briefing with President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell, Rene Mazel (Project Consolidation St. Maarten Laws and Legislation) and Onno Muchall (Center for Governme

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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St. Dominic partners with Comenius College for two years

St. Maarten – St. Dominic High School and Comenius College in Capelle aan den Ijssel in the Netherlands will jointly work on the Chance (Kans) program for the next two years. The program is subsidized by the European Community and aims to contribut

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Voges presents investment opportunities at Carekine Business Summit

Voges presents investment opportunities at Carekine Business Summit

Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges presents organizer of Carkine Business Summit Evelin-Pierre Dumfries with a copy of the St. Maarten Golden Book. (DCOMM Photo)Follow-up meetings planned for July and August St. Maarten – Minister Plenip

Opinion - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Opinion: Two kinds of citizens

Every society is divided in two kinds of citizens: the law-abiding ones and the rest. There are criminals everywhere and if things work the way they’re supposed to law enforcement takes care of the bad guys. They end up in jail, and sometimes they

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Curacao business program comes to St. Maarten

WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY – For the first time in its two year’s existence, the entrepreneurial radio talk show from Curaçao, Hoyer in Business, will broadcast from St. Maarten on Thursday June 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tropixx 105.5. In thi

Opinion - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Opinion: Communication-age

We live in the so-called communication age. The internet, Twitter, smart phones, Facebook, satellite TV – all these options put truckloads of information at people’s fingertips. But there is a difference between the communication-age and the info

Opinion - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Opinion: Private (parts) dinner

You know the silly season has arrived when you read the following headline: Japanese man, 22, cooks his own genitals and serves them up to paying guests at a dinner party. The story comes from the British newspaper Daily Mail, but even the respectab

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2012

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Report on teachers’ summit being drafted

Report on teachers’ summit being drafted

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs speaks at Monday’s summit for primary school teachers and care unit personnel.St. Maarten – The highly anticipated teachers’ summit for primary school teachers and care unit p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Consumer prices jump 0.8 percent between February and April

St. Maarten - The consumer price index for St. Maarten has increased by 0.8 percent in the month of April 2012 when compared to that of February 2012. The price index recorded in April 2012 is 121.5.This is evident from the data released by the Depar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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St. Maarten and EU sign off on Dutch Quarter upgrade funding

St. Maarten and EU sign off on Dutch Quarter upgrade funding

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and European Union’s ambassador to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dutch overseas countries and territories Robert Kopecky go over the documents in the presence of Kopecky’s attaché ahead of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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“We need to be prepared” St. Maarten and St Eustatius in joint trafficking training

“We need to be prepared” St. Maarten and St Eustatius in joint trafficking training

Speakers at the opening ceremony of the five day workshop on human trafficking organized by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Foundation Windward Islands (Atip), the International Organization on Migration and the United Nations High Commission on

Editorial - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Editorial: The clear priorities

The figures released by the Department of Statistics on Monday should give the just over one month old “Government that is working for the people” a clear idea of what their priorities should be in the coming period – getting the economy moving

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Opinion: The mandate of MPs

In St. Maarten it is possible to win 186 votes in national elections, become the faction leader of a party and bring your own government down. If there are, as was the case in 2010, only 13,708 votes cast, and the three party leaders win 5,870 of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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St. Maarten's Prime Minister stresses human dignity in run up to Emancipation Day

St. Maarten’s Prime Minister stresses human dignity in run up to Emancipation Day

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams speaks at the opening of the five day workshop for law-enforcement agencies, government officials and non-governmental agencies that will address the protection of asylum seekers, refugees, victims of human tr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Cooperating Foundation finances new snoezel room

St. Maarten - Cooperating Foundation (Samenwerkende Fondsen) presented the board of the White and Yellow Cross Foundation with a cheque for 30, 200 for their so-called “snoezel” room in the new Sister Basilia Daycare from funding agency. “Snoez

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Third suspect Brooks Tower scam in court tomorrow

St. Maarten – Tomorrow morning the Court in First Instance will handle the case of Josane Rosemarie Antoline E. It is the third trial that follows from the investigation into malversation with paper work for applicants seeking a temporary residence

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Préfecture threatens Le Shore beach bar & restaurant with closure

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The préfecture has issued yet another warning to Le Shore, a beach bar and restaurant in Sandy Bay outside Marigot on the way to the lowlands, after neighborhood residents filed new complaints about noise pollution. The prefe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Parliament appoints new president Friday

St. Maarten – The House of Parliament will meet in a public plenary session June 29 to discuss a three point agenda, which includes the appointment of a new President of Parliament. Newly sworn in National Alliance MP Rodolphe Samuel has been named

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Bureau Ombudsman wishes injured colleague well

St. Maarten – Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin and the staff in the Bureau Ombudsman hope that Complaint Officer Kim Huisman will make a full and speedy recovery from the injuries she sustained last Friday. Huisman was injured during an attack on Rue de

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Opinion: Damages

We like food for thought, if only because it doesn’t make us obese, but we also like outside ideas because they offer a fresh perspective on matters we are dealing with on our island. In the multicultural society called the Netherlands, it took th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Central Committee meets on contract abuse, prison and parliamentary crest

St. Maarten – The draft amendment to Book 7A of the Civil Code tabled by the National Alliance is the first point on the agenda of a public Central Committee of Parliament on June 28. The meeting in the General Assembly Chamber begins at 10:00 a.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Over current causes island wide outage

St. Maarten –The island suffered a brief total blackout at 1:18 p.m. because the protection mechanism of one of the transformers that powers the GEBE power plant was activated as a result of an over current. This resulted in an abrupt shutting down

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Tourist office and environmental groups erecting environmental awareness signs

Tourist office and environmental groups erecting environmental awareness signs

A typical St. Maarten beach scene where environmental awareness signs are to be placed. (DCOMM Photo)GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau collaborates with Love the Lagoon and Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) to place environm

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2012

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Letter: Emancipation Day blues

In the Day of Emancipation no one should be subjected to labor exploitation. This is the way I think This is the way I do This is the way I show My care and my love for you Sint Martin baby nation You deserve much more than this It is time

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