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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Faith-based initiative to end domestic violence – PM Wescot-Williams pledges to end violence against women

St. Maarten –Everybody in the community has the responsibility to end domestic violence on St. Maarten, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Saturday. “One in every four women on the island will experience domestic violence in her lifetim

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Immigration officers catch rape-suspect

St. Maarten – A man with the initials S.F.H. who intended to travel to his native Jamaica was held up by alert immigration officers on Saturday at the Princess Juliana International Airport. The officers noticed that the police had issued an arrest

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Minister Pantophlet in SHTA-meeting: “Tourism authority in place in January 2013”

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Tourism Authority will be established by January 1 of next year, Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet said during a meeting with the Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA. On the same date, the Tourist Statistical Inform

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Fire destroys two apartments

St. Maarten - At least ten people are homeless after fire swept through two apartments in Over The Bank early yesterday morning. Up to mid afternoon firefighters were still busy working on the scene. According to a reliable source, the fire starte

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Pioneers throw in the towel and leave the game

St. Maarten - When the WIB Pioneers went up against the Nagico Cricket Club in the first semi final game in the A division yesterday, no one would have anticipated how it would end, but after 40 completed overs and seven wickets down, the Pioneers de

Opinion - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Opinion: Going green

Maybe to some the story on page 3 about the Summit Resort Hotel reads like an advertisement. But the truth is that this hotel is setting an example that is noteworthy. Of course going green is in many cases what environmentalists call green washin

Opinion - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Opinion: Studying too long

Being in school and having the opportunity to study is arguably the best time of anybody’s life. The only ones who do not seem to realize this are those who ought to care most about it: the students. When you’re past sixty and you reflect on all

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Passport is traveling document, not ID card or driver’s license

St. Maarten – The passport and not the ID card or the driver’s license is the traveling document, the head of the border control Geronimo Juliet said in a statement issued this weekend. Only Dutch citizens who want to visit Curacao or Aruba are a

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Coach Jimmy Saincine: “Don’t give up on your children”

St. Maarten / By Torana Granston -At 6 feet 2 inches, French national Jimmy Saincine has towered above his past circumstances to emerge an inspiration to many children in Marigot and the surrounding areas. The lot behind Skanki’s Bar and Restauran

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Still places up for grabs in international business study

St. Maarten - There are still five spaces available with full scholarship for students who are interested in joining the International Business and Management program at the University of St. Martin. To be eligible for admission students need to b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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PM encourages civil servants to sign up for fitness program

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams encouraged all civil servants to sign up for the U 2 Can Move! fitness campaign that will kick off on Friday with the Soualiga K6 and K3 challenge, a walk or run of six or three kilometers around the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Summit Resort goes green

St. Maarten – The Summit Resort in Cupecoy reported on Jeff Berger’s St. Maarten Weekly News electronic newsletter this weekend that it is “going green in small ways that ultimately make a big difference.” The resort replaced inefficient w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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All white teen party at Impulz on Friday

St. Maarten – The Hott Strotterzz modeling agency organizes an all-white teen party this Friday at club Impulz. It is a non-alcoholic event that begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Proceeds of the evening go towards the development of the Hott Str

Editorial - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Editorial: Domestic violence

The initiative by the Seventh Day Adventist church is good and the words Prime Minister Wescot-Williams spoke were heartwarming – but we all know that this is not enough to end domestic violence. End it Now sounds good and heartfelt: nobody shou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Local icon would have turned 101 tomorrow: Tribute to Milo in Emilio Wilson park

St. Maarten – Tomorrow afternoon at four o’clock environmental and heritage groups are paying tribute to Emilio Wilson in the park that bears his name. Tomorrow, Wilson would have market his 101st birthday. He passed away a bit more than ten year

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Tropical Storm Isaac is gone, another system underway

St. Maarten – While Tropical Storm Isaac lumbered over Cuba and past Key West on the Florida panhandle to the south with sustained winds of 60 miles per hour yesterday afternoon, a new depression is on its way from the African Coast. It does not lo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Prime Ministers talk about Tromp’s position today

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams meets with Curacao’s Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte today to discuss the possible investigation into the position of Central Bank President dr. Emsley tromp. At 2 p.m. the two prime ministers will

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Woman robbed of handbag

St. Maarten – A woman with the initial H.S. reported to the police station in Simpson Bay on Saturday at 1 a.m. after she had been robbed of her handbag containing personal items. The victim was walking with a friend from the McDonalds restauran

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Man arrested for marijuana possession

St. Maarten – When a patrol of the Zero Tolerance team sniffed the strong scent of marijuana coming from the direction of the Flourish supermarket on Illidge Road on Friday the officers investigated the situation and quickly found suspect M.M. on t

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Demand 3 years for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – An acquittal of 3 years in prison? That question will keep Diony Rafael R.-H. (51) occupied until September 13 when Judge Tamara Tijhuis will pronounce her verdict in his attempted manslaughter case. On March 24, the defendant was

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Report General Audit Chamber – More than 50 percent of civil servants works without contract

St. Maarten– Not a single personnel file among the 324 the General Audit Chamber examined was complete, the Chamber’s Secretary General Joane Dovale-Meit said yesterday morning during a presentation of the organization’s first audit to the cent

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Community police takes action

St. Maarten - Community police officer Juan Statie took a lead role on Wednesday in ensuring that sections of the Dutch Quarter community were safe before the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac. He was summoned by the president of the Dutch Quarter Comm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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St. Maarten Prime Minister visited CIA headquarters

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams visited national security representatives of the United States in Langley Virginia where the Central Intelligence Agency CIA is headquartered. Employees of the National Security Service of Sint Ma

Opinion - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Nudity- A reader’s response

Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading your comments about nudity on your Opinion page this morning (Thursday, August 23) provoked by the now-famous photographs of Prince Harry in Las Vegas. For goodness sake, who cares, really? I also liked your dragging

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Isaac, the storm that spared St.Maarten

GREAT BAY- St.Maarten was spared the worst of Tropical Storm Isaac but as our photos from photographer Leo Brown suggests some areas did get a beating from heavy winds and intermittent rain, as well as the choppy seas. Everyone took precautions as

Opinion - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Opinion: Hospital

Julian Rollocks call for an independent investigation into the situation at the St. Maarten Medical Center follows our own call for a similar initiative in yesterday’s editorial. We think that the term audit for such a venture has a more prudent so

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Pension fund distributes specifications

St. Maarten - The Algemeen Pensioenfonds St.Maarten (APS) recently received a number of annual pension specifications from the former pension fund of the Netherlands Antilles Apna and has begun to distribute them amongst its participants. It was cust

Opinion - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Opinion: Proper procedure

The General Audit Chamber presented its first audit yesterday exactly on time: on the day that its two-year mandate expired. While nobody is going anywhere, this actually means that from today until proper action is taken, the country is formally

Opinion - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Opinion: Travel madness

Wow, and we were somewhat worried about the travel disease among the members of our government and parliament. Now it turns out that Dutch civil servants are so concerned about the wellbeing of the islanders in Bonaire, Saba and Statia that they spen

Editorial - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Editorial: Audit

Nobody is perfect and this is also true for the civil service. The report from the General Audit Chamber about personnel cost makes this once more abundantly clear. A lot of things are not in order within the government organization, but we now ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Rotary donates to Junior Golf Association

St. Maarten - Last Wednesday Jim Rosen of the Junior Golf Foundation received a donation from the Rotary Club of St.Maarten to be able to purchase an I-Pad3. The device and special software will assist the Junior Golf Foundation teachers with reviewi

Opinion - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Opinion: Dutch girls smoke boy

Everybody is good at something and for Dutch women this seems to be smoking. There are only twenty countries in the world where more women smoke than in the Netherlands, according to the World Health Organization, the University of Buffalo and the Ce

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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SHTA lauds department of statistics for new magazine

St. Maarten -The Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA has lauded the recent release of the first editions of Factors, a statistical magazine produced by the department of statistics Stat as an excellent initiative and a great tool for all businesse

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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PM expresses condolences on passing Camille Bailey

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams expressed her condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the late Camille Bailey on Wednesday. “On Tuesday I was saddened to hear that the island lost a true pioneer in the c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 24, 2012

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Court case against serial robbery suspect postponed – ‘Black Child’ wounded in St. Kitts drive-by shooting

St. Maarten – The man accused of sixteen armed robberies and who was released from custody in April due to cell shortage did not appear in court yesterday to stand trial. Instead Leon Shaphan Olson Griffin (25) is recovering from a drive by shootin

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