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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Minister De Weever: “No vendetta against Dr. Scot”

St. Maarten - “I do not have a personal vendetta against Dr. Scot and I want to make this perfectly clear. I have the responsibility to ensure that quality of health care is upheld, otherwise I would not be doing my job,” Public Health Minister C

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Thirteen zoning plans scheduled for completion in June 2013 – Marlin: “Overdevelopment will destroy our natural resources”

St. Maarten – “We have lacked in policies to guide our development. It was at the whim of the government. Decisions about how to develop should not have been left in the hands of politicians. Due to the lack of zoning plans and policies the devel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Owner suspects arson – Fire guts section of Back Street building

St. Maarten - Just as residents were expecting a tropical storm they got a fire instead, when a section of the Kary’s Guest House building became engulfed by flames on Wednesday morning. Kary’s Guesthouse is located at the intersection of Back

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Corrupt civil servant in court in September

St. Maarten – Shirnon August Benvenido T., a 41-year-old former employee of the ministry of public housing, urban planning, environment and infrastructure, has to stand trial in the Court in First Instance on September 5 on bribery charges. Acco

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Prime Minister evaluates Aids 2012 conference

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams held an evaluation meeting with the members of the St. Maarten delegation to Aids 2012 in Washington DC in August. The Prime Minister met with Suzette Mozes-Burton, Margje Troost, Eunicio Martina, Ra

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Former PR officer at Justice Ministry sentenced for burglary

St. Maarten – Judge M. Tamara Tijhuis sentenced a former public relations employee at the Justice Ministry to 8 months imprisonment with 2 years of probation yesterday for a burglary at the Sunset Beach Bar in June of last year. Of the sentence, 6

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Sailors brings their boats ashore

St. Maarten - Owners from boats from as far away as Anguilla and Saba put their boats in dry dock ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac’s arrival. When the Today visited Bobby’s Marina early yesterday morning, at least 10 boats had already been secure

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Schools reopen today – Tropical storm Isaac passed as minor tropical storm

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – According to the meteorological service in Curacao Tropical Storm Isaac would pass more than 110 miles south of Sint Maarten last night as a minor tropical storm. In an earlier advisory Isaac was still on the books as  a s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Bossip gossips about Johnson and Lozada

St. Maarten – Entertainment gossip website bossip.com jumped on the bandwagon with the Chad Johson – Evelyn Lozada controversy this week, by posting the following report: “According to well-placed Bossip sources, neither Evelyn nor Chad signed

Editorial - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Editorial: Confidentiality

The Medical Center made an elaborate statement in reaction to the negative publicity that hit the hospital from all sides during the past week or so. What stands out is the firm commitment to the confidentiality of patient information. That is obv

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St. Maarten Medical Center says timing damaging publicity campaign is no coincidence

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Medical center SMMC has reacted in a joint statement from its supervisory board, board of directors and management team to what it called “the damaging public campaign.” The hospital says that the timing of this ca

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Teenager gets off light for firearm possession

St. Maarten – Kervin Nathaniel John-Lewis had nothing to complain when he left the courthouse yesterday morning. Standing trail for firearm possession, the 18-year-old escaped the standard 12 months imprisonment; instead Judge Tamara Tijhuis handed

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Cruise and cargo facility closed today for cleanup

St. Maarten – The Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities will be closed to all users with the exception of management and staff, today. The Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Corporation (Slac) office will also be closed, but bridge operations will

Opinion - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Opinion: New direction

The Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure seems to have chosen a new direction under Minister William Marlin. At least the vibes we got from his presentation about zoning plans yesterday were encouraging. It is

Opinion - Posted by on August 23, 2012

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Opinion: Nudity

You never know who your friends are until something happens. Ask Prince Harry, the new black sheep of the British royal family. Out for a party in sin city, Las Vegas, the prince apparently ended up with some girls and god knows who else in his suite