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New resident judge takes office

New resident judge takes office

St. Maarten – mr. Tamara Anna Maria Tijhuis was sworn in on Wednesday as the successor of resident judge mr. Monique Keppels. She took the oath of office in front of Governor drs. Eugène Holiday. Judge Keppels returned to the Netherlands last m

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After the calypso coup

After the calypso coup

From left to right: former Vice-Prime Minister Theo Heyliger, poker room manager Pepe and Atlantis owner Francesco Corallo.St. Maarten – It was not a great carnival this year for former Vice-Prime Minister Theo Heyliger. In the wee hours of Saturda

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Counterfeit-suspects beat up policeman

St. Maarten – Two men who were stopped as suspects in a counterfeit money scam on Wednesday evening severely beat up a policeman. The officer sustained numerous cuts and bruises to his face, arms and knees, a black eye, and a cut to his nose.  He

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Report Bientu investigation at desk of public prosecutor

WILLEMSTAD – The Bientu investigation into money laundering by lottery boss Robbie dos Santos is completed, Wim van Vemden, head of the Detective Cooperation Team RST told the Antilliaans Dagblad. The report about the investigation was submitted to

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Video X Games Foundation and Empire Arcadia sign partnership

St. Maarten - The Video X Games Foundation, the Caribbean’s premier digital entertainment company who recently hosted the Caribserve Video X Games has signed an endorsement partnership with the premier gaming franchise of the world:  Empire Arcadi

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Arrindell presents status report to Samuel

St. Maarten -Former President of Parliament, drs. Gracita Arrindell handed over her state of affairs report to new president drs. Rudolph Samuel yesterday as Parliament is expected to reconvene next week. In the report Arrindell outlined pending matt

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Union calls for local teaching degree evaluation body

St. Maarten - President of the Windward Island Teachers Union Claire Elshot has suggested that new legislation be implemented to regulate the work that teachers do and that all stakeholders sit together to decide on the requirements for teaching on S

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Simpson Bay Resort trustee has conflict of interest Wifol says

St. Maarten - The decision of the Court in First Instance to appoint attorneys Rik Bergman as trustee of the moratorium of the Simpson Bay Resort Management Company, pending the decision on whether there is case of bankruptcy as filed by four of its

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Editorial: High expectations

Expectations will be high with the arrival of Edward Rohan as the successor of prison director Rudsel Ricardo who will retire later this year. Those expectations go both ways: the justice ministry as well as the inmates will be looking forward to wha

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Union hosts after school program

St. Maarten - A survey that the Workers Institute For Organized Labour (Wifol)  said it conducted over a three month period among the island’s youth population led to the organization taking the decision to host a special after school program to s

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Teachers at subsidized schools still await cost of living adjustment pay

St. Maarten - Two thirds of the approximately 600 teachers falling under the six school boards that receive subsidies from the government did not receive their cost of living adjustment payment on July 31. Salaries for June were paid last week and

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Caribbean travel website in search of content partners

St. Maarten - The Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC), the Caribbean region's tourism marketing and business development unit, is about to re-launch its official vacation website, www.CaribbeanTravel.com, with an enhanced design and search c

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PM meets progress committee president Ronald Blandell

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with the Progress Reporting Committee’s President Ronald Blandell and the committee’s secretary Radermacher. During the meeting the prime minister received the reports which have been made an

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No new date yet for start renovation Pointe Blanche prison

St. Maarten – There is no definite date yet for the start of renovation work at the Pointe Blanche prison, Justice Minister Roland Duncan said yesterday afternoon at the presentation of the new director for the prison, Edward Rohan. The renovation

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Wifol wants help from Marlin with Gebe labor agreement

St. Maarten - The Workers Institute for Organized Labor (Wifol) is expected to meet with Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin on Tuesday to discuss the two year long delay on the signing of a collective labor agreement (CLA) for its members at utilit

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Diamond Resort workers receive retroactive payment

St. Maarten – Wifol-president Theophilus Thompson said yesterday that the workers of the Diamond Resort recently received payment according to a collective labor agreement; The payment was retroactive from April 2011 BSL Laundry, which signed an

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Police arrest man with loaded gun

St. Maarten – A zero tolerance patrol stopped a car with dark tinted windows near the Kruythof roundabout in Cole Bay on Wednesday evening around eleven o’clock. In the car’s center console the officers found a loaded firearm. The weapon was co

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School supplies for Give a Child a Chance – Rotary Mid Isle receives table tennis federation

St. Maarten – On Sunday the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten-Mid Isle held its Fellowship Day at Tahoma Beach. Special guests were members of the St Maarten Table Tennis Federation and some of the players who participated at the recently held Caribbean

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Leatherback sea turtles hatch on Gibbs Bay

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recorded its first successful hatching of leatherback sea turtles for the 2012 nesting season. Staff of the Nature Foundation excavated the sea turtle nest on Gibbs Bay together with participants of its Yo

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RBC Royal Bank completes beach cleanup in Guana Bay

St. Maarten - Around 30 RBC Royal Bank volunteers gathered in the early morning last Saturday at  Guana Bay to start the second of a series of beach clean-ups, aimed at helping make the turtle nesting area on that beach more accessible for the endan

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Police alert merchants about credit card fraud

St. Maarten – The police department released details about the investigation into credit card fraud by five suspects from the Dominican Republic. The fraud department says that business owners ought to check credit cards and the identification of c