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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 6, 2012

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Alexander and Bloyden prepared to take minister to court – Harbor board members refuse to step aside

St. Maarten – Miguel Alexander and Kelvin Bloyden refuse to step aside as members of the supervisory board of the St. Maarten Harbor Holding Company. In a letter they submitted to the Council of Ministers yesterday morning Alexander and Bloyden wri

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Court handles first Landsrecherche investigation – Corrupt civil servant faces 12 months imprisonment

St. Maarten – Public prosecutor Georges van den Eshof demanded 12 months imprisonment against 41-year-old Sharon August Benevento Trinidad yesterday for taking bribes from two Chinese entrepreneurs on Illidge Road and for forging a so-called safe

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Minister Tuitt will pursue debt relief payments

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Roland Tuitt is crying foul over the statements made by Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies that the door for St.Maarten to receive debt relief has now closed. St.Maarten forfeited its rights to r

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Fake items seized from seven city stores

GREAT BAY / By Milton G. Pieters - Once again, St Maarten has come under the microscope of counterfeiting and piracy and a few businesses will have to count their losses after a raid by bailiffs who removed sacks of clothing and designer ladies hand

Editorial - Posted by on September 6, 2012

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Editorial: Never too late

Two members of the Harbor Holding supervisory board have rightfully dug in their heels and they are not giving up their seats without a fight. In a letter to the Council of Ministers Kelvin Bloyden and Miguel Alexander have explained their reasons fo

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Political leadership important for disaster management

NAPLES– A new study of a major urban safety campaign launched by the United Nations two years ago has found that political leadership is more important than a city’s wealth when it comes to protecting the lives and economic assets of cities and t

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Tsunami warning false alarm

St. Maarten - The island was plunged into widespread hysteria when news broke that a massive tsunami could be heading this way and also affect the wider region. It was all as a result of a Blackberry message that went viral midmorning yesterday based

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Mother of two boys who raped their sisters also charged – Baby-rapists still waiting for clinical observation

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance postponed the trial against two brothers who repeatedly raped their younger sisters until October 3 yesterday. During an earlier court appearance on May 16, the court decided to send the boys to Curacao for

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Minister Tuitt asks more time for budget

St. Maarten - The government asked a one month extension to finalize and submit the 2013 draft budget to the board for financial supervision Cft and the Council of Advice yesterday according to Finance Minister Roland Tuitt. The September 1 deadline

Opinion - Posted by on September 6, 2012

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Opinion: Royal Flush

A royal flush is every poker player’s wet dream. It is the best hand in Texas Hold’em games – the ace, king, queen, jack and ten of the same suit: hearts, clubs, diamonds or spades. If no limit Texas Hold’em is the Cadillac of poker, the roya

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Opinion: Horrible

It is rather tricky to classify crimes, say, on a scale from 1 to 10 whereby 10 represents the worst possible crime. Most people would put murder in the highest category. But where to rank all those other law-breaking activities like rape, incest, bu

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Raping illegal woman punished with 48 months

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Emanuel Velasquez yesterday morning to 48 months for raping a woman repeatedly in a hotel room at the Travel Inn in Simpson Bay on December 30 and 31 2009. Of the sentence 12 months are suspended

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Attorney: no contact with Francesco Corallo

St. Maarten – Atlantis owner Francesco Corallo is still on the wanted list of Interpol. Initially, after the news was first released in July, Corallo offered to report to the authorities under certain conditions, but after attorney General Dick Pia

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Ser chairman Richardson visits Mathias Voges

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – On Monday, a delegation from the Sint Maarten Social Economic Council (Ser) paid a visit to the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias S. Voges, where it also met with director Cor James, and policy advisors Perry Gee

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Crystal Pineapple fundraiser grants 13 awards this year

St. Maarten – The Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA will grant 13 awards in four categories during its seventh Crystal Pineapple Awards fundraiser on November 30. This year’s categories are extraordinary, hospitality, trade and community awa

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Parliamentary year opens on Tuesday

St. Maarten - The 2011-2012 parliamentary year closes Monday in a meeting that begins at 10 a.m. under the presidency of drs. Rodolphe Samuel. Incoming documents and closure of the parliamentary year are the only two agenda points. The next morning,

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Emilio Wilson Estate purchase – No financing yet and Rain Forest wants to save its adventure park

St. Maarten – There are no plans to engage SZV as the financer for the purchase of the Emilio Wilson Estate, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. Earlier the government announced that it pl

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Work on new government administration building about to restart – Some perspective for the white elephant

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams declined to give an approximate date for when the first civil servants will be behind their desks in the new government administration building on Pond Island. “I would be tempted to give such an