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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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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

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

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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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

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

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 8, 2012

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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

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

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