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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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St. Maarten prepares proposal for future of Central Bank

St. Maarten - Despite the fall of the Schotte cabinet in Curacao, St.Maarten is moving ahead in terms of preparing a proposal to present to Curacao’s government on the future of the Central Bank of Curacao and St.Maarten. “We believe that it’

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Ministers divide responsibilities for government owned companies

St. Maarten- Though no formal resolution has been put in place, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Wednesday announced that the Council of Ministers had made a decision in terms of who will be responsible for companies that are partially or full

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Troubled repeat-burglar faces 24-month sentence

St. Maarten – Martino Alfredo H., a 33-year-old local with serious addiction and psychological problems, will hear on August 29 how much time he will still have to spend in the Pointe Blanche prison for a series of eight burglaries and attempted bu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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More hiccups with cost of living adjustment

St. Maarten - Now that the majority of civil servants and one third of the teachers on the island have received their cost of living adjustment payout, the government will be moving to formally discuss the future of indexation on St.Maarten with the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Attorneys receive certificate for completing insurance course

St. Maarten – Attorneys Cindy Marica and Anjelie Lachman received certificates in insurance from St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association Siba president Neil Henderson yesterday for completing a course they followed last April in Curacao. The tra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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One-day conference about making disease public health priority – Alzheimer International chair Kuriakose here on Monday

St. Maarten - The Chairman of Alzheimer Disease International (ADI) will visit Sint Maarten starting this upcoming Monday for three days. Dr. Jacob Roy Kuriakose, founder and past-president of the Alzheimer and Related Disorders Society from India, a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Prosecution inadmissible in old case

GREAT BAY - Marc Kevin O. was rather surprised when he received a summons to appear in court back in June. Yesterday he left the courtroom with a sigh of relief after Judge Tamara Tijhuis ended the case before it began by declaring the public prosecu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Plaisir pushes concept for sports tourism development

St. Maarten – Sports tourism consultant project leader Reggie Plaisir made a niche market presentation to Rotary Sunrise Club on Tuesday morning. Reggie Plaisir was invited by Cookie Bijlani - fundraising director and owner of "Om Jewellery Store"

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Outraged mother demolished car of her child’s father

St. Maarten – An outraged and hurt 23-year old mother got so mad at her child’s father on January 5 that she worked his car over with a brick, turning the vehicle into a wreck in a matter of minutes. She also damaged the front door of the man’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Stolen checks don’t pay off

St. Maarten – Alexander Rombley chose not to appear in the Court in First Instance to face charges for attempted fraud, but that did not stop the court from handling the case. In his absence, the 27-year-old was sentenced to a 2-month and 6 days pr

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Grand Case-based airlines are facing fierce competition

MARIGOT, St. Martin - Airlines operating out of the Grand Case airport are faced with serious competition especially where it pertains to St. Barths. There is the ferry service that operates out of the Oyster Pond area, and the commuter service that

Opinion - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Opinion: A short fuse

There are many ways to deal with everyday problems, but it is rather amazing how often ordinary people choose the wrong solution The case of the short-fused cab driver that appeared in court yesterday is a typical example. The man got irritated abo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Fencing punished with 56 days in jail

St. Maarten – Anthony Alexandre Ferrance spent already 58 days behind bars as a suspect in a burglary that took place on February 22 at a home on the Jumping Cholla Cactus Road. “That’s enough,” prosecutor mr. Dounia Benammar said yesterday m

Editorial - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Editorial: Catch-22

The situation in court yesterday morning with what one could call the inaugural case for our new resident Judge Tamara Nijhuis - who already now deserves a medal for not losing her cool with a talkative and nervous defendant - lets itself best be des

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Working for People governing program be released soon

St. Maarten - The Working for the People governing program of the coalition National Alliance, Democratic Party and three independent MPs, is taking shape and may be released a few days after the original deadline of August 21. General deliberat

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Deadline for Grand Case airport project is December 31 – Arnell wants to get the ball rolling for landowner

Marigot, St. Martin - The deadline for the start of the expansion project of the Grand Case Airport is December 31. Vice President Guillaume Arnell said in an interview with this newspaper. The Grand Case airport is now being managed by a private co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Minister Pantophlet moves back to his old office

St. Maarten – The Cabinet of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications has moved back to the Government Administration Building, and can be reached under phone number 542 46 72. Minister Romeo Pantophlet and members

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Minister Jacobs returns from visit to Netherlands

St. Maarten - Minister Education, Culture, Youth affairs and Sport Silveria Jacobs, just returned from her working visit from the Netherlands, informing all parents and concerned persons that all students arrived safely. Minister Jacobs and the stude

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Forged signature gets car rental owner in hot water

St. Maarten – Laurent U., a 26-year-old owner of a car rental company did not think much of it when he forged the signature of a now former friend on a bill of sale for a Jeep he bought from him in November of last year. But when he fell behind wit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2012

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Short-fused cab driver gets community service

St. Maarten – Cab driver Jelon Allan Fowler does not get along with one of his neighbors because the man often blocks his driveway with his car. That led to threatening confrontations on April 18 and again on May 26. Prosecutor Dounia Benammar dema