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Anguilla celebrates August Monday

Anguilla celebrates August Monday

ANGUILLA - August Monday - the first Monday of August – is the center piece in the Anguilla Summer Festival line-up, and this year was no different. Hundreds made the crossing from St. Maarten to take part in the celebrations at the height of the i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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Huge amount of cash seized in money laundering probe

Stash found in washing machine; two men arrested St. Maarten – Officers of the detective collaboration team RST and the police force seized almost $700,000 during house searches in Pelican and Cupecoy last week, Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos con

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Interim-cabinet Curacao is constitutionally impossible

Interim-cabinet Curacao is constitutionally impossible

[caption id="attachment_15374" align="alignleft" width="169"] Douwe Boersema: no-confidence motion is meaningless.[/caption]Curacao – The opposition parties in the parliament in Curacao want to form an interim-cabinet and send the Schotte-team pack

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Is Kim Kardashian coming to St. Maarten?

Is Kim Kardashian coming to St. Maarten?

Minister Pantophlet meets American marketing and PR reps [caption id="attachment_15372" align="alignleft" width="250"] If it is up to PR guru Richard Kahn, reality TV star Kim Kardashian will shoot some of her shows in St. Maarten.[/caption]St. Ma

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Detention last resort for immigrants

St. Maarten - The Netherlands – Detaining foreigners must be a solution of last resort for those who do not leave voluntarily to their country of origin, Immigration, Integration and Asylum Minister Gerd Leers says. It is a message St. Maarten coul

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Wathey-heirs return the favor: lien on bank accounts Wathey II

Wathey-heirs return the favor: lien on bank accounts Wathey II

St. Maarten – The heirs of Norman Chester Wathey have put liens under local banks where they suspect Norman Wathey II, formerly Leo Hughes, has accounts. Wathey II said that he has no bank accounts in Dutch St. Maarten. [caption id="attachment_1

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St. Peters starts hurricane cleanup program Saturday

St. Maarten - As part of the ongoing preparation for the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, weekly community wide clean ups have been scheduled for August 11, 18 and 25. The primary objective of the cleanup is to prepare the neighborhood aga

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Breastfeeding info sessions at Baby Wellness Clinic

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Pregnant women, couples planning a family and breastfeeding mothers are invited to an information session this evening at the Baby Wellness Clinic on Bush Road behind the Fatum Insurance building across from Le Grand Marche, f

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American tourists drowns after saving his wife

ORANJESTAD, Aruba – A 59-year-old American tourist drowned at Baby Beach in Aruba on Monday after he had saved his wife from the rough seas. Victim Danny Roundfield was vacationing with his wife on the island, the Aruban police reported. During

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US banks push back on tax rules for foreign accounts

St. Maarten /FLORIDA- Information regarding non-resident alien deposits in the United States could be provided to some eighty governments including St. Maarten as of January 2013, raising concern among non-U.S residents holding deposits in the United

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Emerencia considers legal action against Brinkman

KRALENDIJK, Bonaire — The Lieutenant Governor of public entity Bonaire, Lydia Emerencia, considers taking legal action against Dutch MP Hero Brinkman for the criticism he directed at her. Brinkman, currently an independent MP and leader of the newl

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CKC creditors seek money from Central Bank

St. Maarten - The litigation proceedings brought against the Central Bank of Curacao and St.Maarten by creditors of the now bankrupt Christian Kingdom Cooperative (CKC) is unprecedented and could result in all creditors recovering some of the money,

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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Opinion: Cheaters

Now that attempts to squeeze 21 million guilders in condo taxes out of foreign real estate owners have proven to be a fata morgana, the government has to start looking for fresh targets. The following idea comes from Italy; it’s not entirely new, b

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National parks workshop focuses on best practices

National parks workshop focuses on best practices

KRALENDIJK, Bonaire — Education officers from national parks and organizations across the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands and youth who have become park Junior Rangers shared ideas last week in a three-day workshop to cooperatively plan future

Opinion - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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Opinion: Outsmarted

If the political developments in Curacao make one thing abundantly clear it is that politicians do not pay a lot, if any, attention to details. How else is it possible for a seasoned politician like Emily de Jongh-Elhage, leader of the opposition

Editorial - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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Editorial: Kardashian

We’ll be honest: we don’t know much about Kim Kardashian apart from the fact that it is impossible to open a newspaper or a magazine without seeing her face. Now Richard Kahn, the American public relations guru hired by the government to boost

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Wereldomroep poll: most voters want elections

Curacao – Almost three quarters of participants in a poll among eligible voters favor new elections. The poll was held between August 2 and 4 by Curconsult for the Wereldomroep among 408 respondents. The survey showed that almost half of the vot