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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Atlantis owner on Interpol wanted list; contests charges -  Corallo willing to travel to SXM for extradition hearing

Atlantis owner on Interpol wanted list; contests charges – Corallo willing to travel to SXM for extradition hearing

Screenshot of Interpol’s website showing the wanted page for Francesco Corallo.St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Atlantis/BPlus owner Francesco Corallo said in a statement he emailed to this newspaper last night that he is “absolutely willing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Marlin launches formal query in reaction to cadastre report

Marlin launches formal query in reaction to cadastre report

St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister William Marlin will initiate “a formal query” to obtain “a substantiated response to the deficiencies” in the Ombudsman-report about the cadastre. The query will also look for a proper insight into the proc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Saban bank card fraud in limbo since September – Attorney asks court to prosecute fraudster

St. Maarten – Attorney mr. Geert Hatzmann submitted on behalf of Judella Heyliger a request in which he asks the Common Court of Justice to order the prosecution of someone who defrauded his client out of $4,000. “The reason I filed the request

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Sunset Bar hosts bikini contest finals on Friday

Sunset Bar hosts bikini contest finals on Friday

[caption id="attachment_15324" align="alignleft" width="560"] Host Gee Money and the bikini finalists of week 2.[/caption]St. Maarten - Over the past weeks contestants have participated for that coveted spot in the Sunset Bikini finals. These young l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Solutions to get around the IP block - Consumers not made aware  of restrictions on Kindle Fire

Solutions to get around the IP block – Consumers not made aware of restrictions on Kindle Fire

St. Maarten - Electronic stores on St. Maarten sell all the latest gadgets and electronics, but do all these gadgets work properly outside the US? With a price of $199 and Amazon behind it, the Kindle Fire Tablet seems like a good choice. But retaile

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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CHTA education foundation seeks donations for Caribbean Auction

St. Maarten / SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Having raised over US$1.6 million in scholarship funds for Caribbean youth since its inception, the non-profit Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation is putting out a plea to hoteliers, airl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Union zeroes in on poverty

Union zeroes in on poverty

[caption id="attachment_15328" align="alignleft" width="250"] No this is not the Eastern half of Cay Hill but it could very well be. This photo is in fact an example of urban poverty in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia[/caption] St. Maarten - Pover

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Royal Mint produces revolutionary commemorative coin for Aruba

UTRECHT – The Royal Dutch Mint has produced a commemorative coin for Aruba that contains additional information that can be read with a smartphone. By scanning the coin with the phone, users get information about a shoco (the holenuil) that is typi

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Police arrest two men in money laundering probe

St. Maarten – Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos confirmed yesterday that his office conducted three house searches on Thursday and Friday “based on information from a foreign investigation service.” The searches are linked to a money laundering inv

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Simpson Bay Resort trustee meets with Wifol-union today

St. Maarten - Court appointed trustees of the moratorium of the embattled Simpson Bay Resort Management Company (SBRMC), Rik and Gert Bergman are expected to meet with the Windward Institute of Organized Labour (Wifol) just after noon today. The me

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Pension fund guarantees cost of living adjustment

St. Maarten – While government employees have received cost of living adjustment payments, pensioners affiliated with the General Pension Fund APS can rest assured that they too will be receiving their payments, APS director Kendra Arnell stated in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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TelEm-negotiations with Digicel remain confidential

St. Maarten - “I do not know how far the negotiations are with regard to Digicel and TelEm with the out sourcing,” TelEm’s Chief Commercial Officer Brian Mingo said yesterday. He is aware that the parties have been in meetings and the negotiat

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Opinion: A complex world

The complexity of the financial world makes politicians, economists and citizens passive, columnist Lars Anderson wrote in the Volkskrant. And that’s not good, he adds: as long as we keep hiding behind our own passivity, nothing will change in the

Editorial - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Editorial: Query

Vice Prime Minister William Marlin’s announcement that he will launch a “query” into findings outlined in the Ombudsman’s report about the Cadastre seem to indicate that he will look at the shortcomings the Ombudsman listed and that he will b

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Opinion: Two sides to a story

There are always two sides to a story. This is especially true of the situation Atlantis/BPlus owner Francesco Corallo finds himself in. Accused by prosecutors in Milan, Italy of setting up a questionable bank loan with the Banca Populare di Milan (B

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Opinion: Flash-control

We’re all familiar with the phenomenon of the sleeping security guards in St. Maarten (no offense to those that mange to stay awake) but in the Netherlands a passerby did a double-take when he noticed a policeman sleeping in his patrol car. The o