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Opinion - Posted by on July 20, 2012

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Opinion: Confrontation (Cadastre Office and Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge)

The story about the confrontation at the Cadastre office between director Clemens Roos, MP Patrick Illidge, his first cousin Roberto Richardson and MP Roy Marlin has triggered a lot of reactions. Christopher Emmanuel took the role of mouthpiece for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Female cab driver released from pretrial detention

St. Maarten – Much to the delight of her family and friends, Judge Maria Paulides yesterday suspended the pretrial suspension of Wulkiria Liesje G., a 24-year old who is a suspect in the ill-treatment of two young school boys and the robbery of a n

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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St. Maarten Government owes local businesses up to 30 million guilders

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt wants to clean up the backlog of bills going back before 2005 that previous governments have not paid. The minister estimates the total amount on these debts is between 20 and 30 million guilders. The m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Contention over UTS payment heats up – UTS’ management sends information package on share payment

Curacao/St. Maarten - Finance Minister Roland Tuitt says the government intends to raise questions on the management of United Telecommunication Services’ (UTS) 12 million guilder payment for surplus on stock. His announcement at Wednesday’s Coun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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St. Maarten organizes meeting on central bank

St. Maarten – The government of St. Maarten is taking the initiative to organize a summit between Curacao and St. Maarten to discuss the way forward on the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten. The meeting will be held here based on the acceptan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Spies: “It is up to Curacao to take the necessary measures”

Spies: “It is up to Curacao to take the necessary measures”

THE HAGUE – Outgoing Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies has expressed the hope that the government of Curaco will now take up its responsibility and bring its budget into compliance with the stipulations of the Kingdom La

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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UTS Chippie supports St. Eustatius’ carnival

UTS Chippie supports St. Eustatius’ carnival

St. Eustatius Musical Foundation member Henky Rivers accepting the financial contribution of $5000 from UTS Marketing and Communication Officer Ivy Lambert.ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius – UTS has pledged its support to the St. Eustatius Musical Foundat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Baby Wellness Clinic closed in the afternoon from July 23 to 25

St. Maarten – The Baby Wellness Clinic located at Brouwers Road 6A, behind FATUM Insurances will be closed during the afternoon hours from Monday, July 23 to Wednesday July, 25. The clinic is normally open five days a week Monday to Friday from 8:0

Opinion - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Opinion: A hallmark for journalism

The University of Amsterdam claims that fifty percent of the people in the Netherlands want an independent hallmark for the quality of journalism. Almost two-thirds are of the opinion that journalists who do not abide by the rules for journalism ough

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Sexual abuse case postponed until August

St. Maarten – The trial of Eliseo C.-G., who is accused of sexually abusing a 12-year old girl from the beginning of this year until his arrest on April 4, was postponed until August 16 yesterday in the Court in First Instance. The defendant’s at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Increased security at courthouse

St. Maarten – Security was beefed up at the courthouse yesterday afternoon before the court appearance of two robbery-suspects, Gilbert Ch. and Johan Alberto R. All visitors to the courtroom, journalists included, had their bags subjected to a thor

Opinion - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Letter: Free advice

Dear Mr. Hilbert Haar, Editor-in-Chief of the Today newspaper, Exactly one week ago, on July 11, 2012, an open letter by me was published in your paper in the form of a 'free advice' to you. In that letter, I advised you to 'tread with extreme

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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No comment from Marlin on position Cadastre director

St. Maarten – Democratic Party MP Roy Marlin declined to comment to this newspaper yesterday evening about media reports that he will be seeking the dismissal of Cadastre director Clemens Roos. “You did not call me before you ran the story. Now

Editorial - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Editorial: Four-letter word

So now the discussion is not about the improper behavior of MP Patrick Illidge during a meeting at the Cadastre office but about the factual reporting in this newspaper on Tuesday. To be exact: about the use of a four-letter word in a quotation attri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Robbery-suspect remains behind bars

St. Maarten – Gleivon Daniel C. will have to remain behind bars until at least September 19 to face charges for two robberies. He is charged with committing an armed robbery on March 18 of last year whereby he allegedly threatened his victim with a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Armed robbery trial moved to October

St. Maarten – By now Derick Delan W. has spent something like 268 days in pretrial detention but he will have to wait another 91 days until his trial comes up on October 17. The 22-year old is a suspect in the October 24, 2011 armed robbery at the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Prime minister credits minister and ministry for positive budget advice

St. Maarten – “I was quite pleased that under the agenda point “Status of affairs of the budget of St. Maarten” I could have held up the letter of the (Board of financial supervision – edi.,) Cft of, as recently as, the 10th of July indicat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Steel Pan campers entertain cruise passengers

Steel Pan campers entertain cruise passengers

Participants in Dow Musical Foundation entertain cruise passengers at the harbour on Wednesday.St. Maarten - Participants of the Dow Musical Foundation Steel Pan Summer Workshop performed a musical rendition on the harbour on Wednesday to the del

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Chain-snatcher back in court in August

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance moved the trial of Jamal Gemali B., a suspect in a chain-snatching case, to august 16 at the request of prosecutor Mr. Doenia Bennamar because the case file is not complete. The 22-year old defendant robbed

Opinion - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Opinion: Fooling people all the time

With a bit of bad luck, columnist Bert Wagendorp wrote in the Volkskrant on Tuesday, we’ll end up with fourteen different factions in the Second Chamber after the September 12 elections and the largest party will have just 30 seats. That could easi

Opinion - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Opinion: Not in a million years

Trouw, a Dutch newspaper that appeared for the first time in 1943 as an illegal publication during the German occupation, offers readers a completely different perspective on the news compared to the big brothers in the national press like the Telegr

Uncategorized - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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First community police officers graduate tomorrow

First community police officers graduate tomorrow

St. Maarten - The first batch of community police officers are nearing the completion of their training course at the Miami Dade School of Justice in Florida. They will graduate on Friday, July 20 at 3:00 p.m. The grouping, which was set up under

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2012

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Richardson expresses concern for orphans

St. Maarten - An estimated 100 children are in the foster care system in French St. Martin. This is of concern to President of the Collectivité of the St. Martin Alain Richardson, who believes that the absence of proper legislation on both sides of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Ombudsman awaits reaction minister on Cadastre report

St. Maarten – Ombudsman dr. Nilda Arduin is awaiting a reaction from Vromi minister William Marlin on the report about the Cadastre before commenting on criticism from Cadastre director Clemens Roos, her Secretary General Patricia Philips told this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Long serving justice staffers honored – Justice Ministry focuses on successes during special commemoration

St. Maarten - Countries throughout the world celebrated International Justice Day, yesterday, and in St. Maarten it was no different. While many parts of the world saw protests for more attention to be placed on war, genocide and combating human traf

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Poet declines invitation, but: Lasana Sekou’s poetry at event for Olympic Games in London

GREAT BAY - St. Martin poetry is now among what the London Evening Standard called the pick of the world’s poetry in London for the Olympic Games, set to open in the UK capital on July 27, in spite of the fact that poet Lasana Sekou turned down an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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MP Jules James withdraws complaint against Laville

St. Maarten – United People’s party MP Jules James has withdrawn his complaint against independent MP Romain Laville, Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos told The Today Newspaper yesterday afternoon. On Monday June 11 there was a confrontation between

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Governor recommends a culture of lawfulness

St. Maarten- Governor drs Eugene Holiday has recommended that St. Maarten adopt a culture of lawfulness and invest in the education of its youth population for a strong, stable and just society. He was speaking at the official ceremony at the Clem La

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Wicsu/Psu pleased with Tuitt’s openness

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (Wicsu/PSU) says Finance Minister Roland Tuitt assured them in a meeting on June 19 that the cost of living adjustment for 2010 will be paid at the end of July. The minist

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Drum Band gets donation from regional cable association

St. Maarten – Through the generosity of the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA), Generation New Status STM Drum Band is the recipient of a $1, 000 grant from the association’s 2012 Community Charities Program. Generation New

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Anti cock-fighting petition close to 4,000 signatures

St. Maarten – The petition against legalizing cock fighting in St. Maarten stood at 3,975 yesterday afternoon. Good2Go and Light Workers SXM founder Elaine Christopher initiated the petition drive that started on June 8. Sylvie Ries from Luxembourg

Opinion - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Letter: Fu Lin Men

No TV! I called Cable TV. Answer: in about three weeks we will come over to see what your problem is. How wonderful! I did not have to wait for a year, in three weeks they were going to solve my problem. O.K, I missed my beloved Wimbledon tennis, I m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Prime minister opens Independent Baptist Youth of the Caribbean Conference

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the Independent Baptist Youth of the Caribbean Conference on Monday evening at the Browlia Maillard Campus of the Methodist Agogic Center in St. Johns Estate. Governor drs Eugene Holiday and a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Leopold James – A personal tribute to Eldridge van Putten

St. Maarten – Leopold James, founder of the St. Maarten Nation Building Foundation, pays a personal tribute in the following statement to social activist Eldridge van Putten who passed away last Friday at his Rambaud home. “St. Martin / St. Maar

Editorial - Posted by on July 18, 2012

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Editorial: More work needs doing

The justice ministry placed focuses on its successes yesterday, and while we’re sure that will good for morale, we believe that there also needs to be some time devoted to the failings of the system and how those can be repaired. For example while

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