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

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Money launderers stand to lose all their cash

St. Maarten – Public prosecutor Gonda van der Wulp demanded a 1-month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation against two Dutch men for money laundering. The prosecutor wants to seize the $15,000 immigration officers confiscated from

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

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Court drops prosecution against disturbed senior

St. Maarten – Bernard M., a 68-year-old who suffers from a mental condition, attacked his neighbor’s car on several occasions between November 19, 2010 and February 12 of last year. Among others he destroyed the car’s windshield by throwing a s

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

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Housing foundation presents pension plan

BELVEDERE---A new pension plan was presented to the employees of the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation by Henderson Insurance on Thursday morning. “We had a pension plan before,” Director Henry Lynch said, “But there were a number of t

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

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Government has to stick to instruction – Council of State denies Curacao postponement

St. Maarten – The government in Curacao is not allowed to compensate the budget deficits for 2010 and 2011 from its own capital, but it has to stick to the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers that demands concrete measures from the Sc

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Harbor takes measures; port call Allure of the Seas canceled; schools closed - Tropical Storm Isaac underway

Harbor takes measures; port call Allure of the Seas canceled; schools closed – Tropical Storm Isaac underway

A crane operator moves a container to a safer place in the harbor. Milton Pieters Photo.St. Maarten – Tropical depression number 9 turned into Tropical Storm Isaac, the crew of the air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft reported at 5 p.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Laville-James controversy smolders on

St. Maarten – The controversy between United People’s party MP Jules James and his former faction leader and now independent MP Romain Laville smolders on, it appeared from a remark James made in parliament yesterday morning. James asked for a

Editorial - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Editorial: Excellent

The initiative of that department with the long name to organize budgeting workshops falls without any doubt in the category excellent. In a world where the drive for instant gratification has become the standard for too many people, managing a ho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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One year later, parliament ratifies its own crest – MP Leonard needles Chairman Samuel about his footprint

St. Maarten – In its first meeting under Chairman Rodolphe Samuel the parliament approved its own crest yesterday morning. But what should have been a ten-minute affair turned into a tedious monster that lasted an hour due to bickering about what S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Ronald Halman chairman General Audit Chamber

Ronald Halman chairman General Audit Chamber

St. Maarten – Parliament approved the appointment of Ronald Halman as the chairman of the General Audit Chamber yesterday unanimously. The advice from the Central committee also contained the names of four other members for the audit chamber, and t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Nature Foundation drills new mooring pins at dive sites

Nature Foundation drills new mooring pins at dive sites

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation upgraded the dive moorings at two of the island’s most popular scuba diving sites last week inside of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park  - Mike’s Maze and Proselyte Reef. The installation of the moori

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Caribserve 4G powers Aids Foundation

Caribserve 4G powers Aids Foundation

UTS/Caribserve representatives Ivy Lambert and Carl Riley, present the CaribServe 4G connection to members of the St. Maarten Aids Foundation – Gerard van Osch (left) and Rajesh Chintaman (second from right).St. Maarten – To support the set-u

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Parliament squashes plan for speaking time on notifications

St. Maarten – A proposal by Parliament Chairman Rodolphe Samuel to limit the speaking time for parliamentarians on notifications – at the beginning of the agenda for each meeting – to 3 minutes, first triggered a request by MP Gracita Arrindell

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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VOXPOP: Are you prepared for a hurricane?

GREAT BAY-St.Maarten is now entering the peak of the hurricane season and with the increase in stormy weather activities over the Atlantic in the last few days, the Office of Disaster Management and the Prime Minister have urged residents to be prepa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Movie filmed on St. Maarten - Trials encourages people to accept their differences

Movie filmed on St. Maarten – Trials encourages people to accept their differences

A scene from the movie Trials with   Johnathon Seguin audio assistant, Laundry Piper as cameraman, Georgia Peterkin in her role of lead actress and Stanley Romney (key grip) in background.St. Maarten - The multi-talented and highly motivated gospel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Learning Unlimited starts school year today Upgraded school adds college level courses

Learning Unlimited starts school year today Upgraded school adds college level courses

[caption id="attachment_15888" align="alignleft" width="320"] Learning Unlimited Principal Robert Gibson and Executive Director Dr. Ponuah Alcott.[/caption] St. Maarten - The Learning Unlimited Preparatory School went through a number of necessary

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Budgeting workshops start next week Tuesday

St. Maarten - The Department of Community Development, Family and Humanitarian Affairs (C.D.F.H.A.), the community help desk and social services are offering free weekly workshops on Taking total control through budgeting. The first workshop takes pl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Leonard wants official notices about tropical storm alerts

St. Maarten – Members of parliament ought to get an official notification from the relevant authorities on the arrival of inclement weather. That is basically what MP Johan Leonard claimed in yesterday’s meeting of parliament. Leonard had unde

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Presidente team domino champion

St. Maarten- The strong domino team sponsored by Presidente made light work of their opponents to cart off the championship trophy along with the $1,500 cash prize when the first annual Mount Gay Rum domino tournament concluded at the Under The Sun C

Opinion - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Opinion: Snitching Wiels

What exactly is the role politicians have to play in our communities? That question came up when we read that the inevitable Helmin Wiels has filed a complaint against the Catholic school board in Curacao at the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Somehow

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 22, 2012

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Staff to report to school today

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – In connection with Tropical Storm Isaac to the south of the island on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, management and staff are requested to report to their respective schools to secure school materials and to report to the

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