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Samuel Hess: “Our goal is to complement, not to compete – American Clinic expects to break ground by year’s end

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The American Clinic expects to break ground for its $140 million project near Kimsha Beach towards the end of this year, project leaders Samuel Hess, Donald Haight and Ted Allen told this newspaper yesterday. The fir

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St. Maarten Weekly News: Hollywood Casino to be razed

St. Maarten – The takeover of the embattled Simpson Bay Resort by the Seminole Tribe of Florida may be closer than thought, Jeff Berger reports in his electronic newsletter St. Maarten Weekly News. “According to several sources, negotiations bet

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G3 gaming magazine publishes Francesco Corallo interview – Fugitive casino boss maintains innocence

St. Maarten– Under the headline Gladiator Games the September issue of UK-based Global Games & Gaming (G3) Magazine published an exclusive interview with Atlantis World Group and B Plus owner Francesco Corallo. The casino boss says that the Italian

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Statement suggests authority to revoke license – De Weever ups the ante in medical center war

St. Maarten – In a tersely worded press statement issued yesterday Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever warned in veiled terms that he has the authority to revoke the license of the St. Maarten Medical Center. He also suggests that board memb

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Berger: “Wifol should shut up”

St. Maarten – Jeff Berger, owner of JMB communications and publisher of the electronic newsletter St. Maarten Weekly News foresees a lot of trouble in case the Wifol union successfully appeals the latest verdict in the Pelican Resort / Simpson Bay

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PM returns from HIV/Aids meeting in Aruba

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams returned from Aruba on Saturday where she chaired the steering committee and planning meeting of the European Community’s oversees Caribbean territories (OCT) in her role of territorial authorizin

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Coastal cleanup is next Sunday

St. Maarten – The coastal cleanup at the La Belle Creole beach was not yesterday, as this newspaper erroneously reported, but it will take place this upcoming Sunday. The cleanup will start at 8 a.m. and continue for two hours. Students who requir

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Investigations

It is time that government brings in an independent external firm to carry out in depth financial investigations in government owned companies and institutions on this island. This should be done now with more haste seeing the statement made by the t

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Baseball Association honors veteran players

St. Maarten - In their continued efforts to recognize the stalwarts of the game, the St Maarten Baseball Association has singled out nine players that have represented the island in the past and contributed to the development of the sport. This anno

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Town hall meeting tonight at Belair Community Center

St. Maarten – Tonight there is a zoning plan town hall meeting for residents of the Cul de Sac basin (South Reward, Ebenezer, St. Peters, Saunders, St. John’s Estate, Mary’s Fancy and environs), Little Bay and Cay Hill. The meeting begins at 7

Opinion - Posted by on September 10, 2012

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Opinion: Ugly situation

What started with an ill-advised article on a local gossip web site has turned into a full blown war with Public Health Minister De Weever on one side and the St. Maarten Medical Center on the other. When De Weever asked the supervisory board member

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Maccow to compete in King of Rumble

St. Maarten - When Sidney Maccow steps into the ring on September 22 during one of the preliminary bouts in a card that has been dubbed as ‘The King of Rumble’ he will be seeking his second straight win in the amateur arena. Maccow, who is tra

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Minister Spies confirms again: debt relief chapter is closed

THE HAGUE - Outgoing Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies said it again in a meeting with the Ocan, the lobby group for Caribbean people in the Netherlands: the debt relief chapter is closed for good. “The time that The Netherlands almost aut

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Jet fuel tank ready before beginning of high season

St. Maarten - The construction of a jet fuel tank at Sol’s Cay Bay depot is currently is in phase two of the planned works. Welding the steel plates to create the 64 feet tank is done by J&F Engineering NV. Its welders are certified under the Ameri

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Check with CPS for Hantavirus infections, minister recommends

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The United States national park service office of public health NPS has reported six cases of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) among visitors to Yosemite national park in California since August 31. Two patients died. The

Opinion - Posted by on September 10, 2012

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Opinion: Suicide

So today is suicide prevention day. We find this a rather interesting initiative, especially because it seems to interfere with people’s freedom of choice. That does not mean that we have no empathy for families who have lost a loved one through su

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Tony engineers first title for Future Champs B team

St. Maarten - Had it not been for a huge six by Troy Tony that gave the Future Champs B team a stunning victory at a critical stage in the semi final game against the Motorworld Kaiteur last Saturday, they would not have clinched the Prime Pepsi ti

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Ministry observes suicide prevention day

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The World Health Organization (WHO) will release a framework for addressing the underlying causes of suicide today – World Suicide Prevention Day - and for developing action plans tailor made for each country. Every day, al

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 10, 2012

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Young athletes compete under adverse conditions

St. Maarten - The deteriorating state of the rubberized track at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex certainly limited the performances of the young athletes on the island during a two day event involving the primary and secondary schools. The event wh

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Road closures opening parliamentary year

St. Maarten – Due to the opening of the parliamentary year roads around the parliament building on Wilhelmina Straat will be closed for motorists on Tuesday morning from 5.30 a.m. The roads that will be closed are: Voges Street, Emmaplein, Back St

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Union takes row with police to Duncan

St. Maarten - The ABVO union has called for a meeting with Justice Minister Roland Duncan to discuss issues surrounding the hiring of police personnel, developments at the Pointe Blanche Prison and the payments of outstanding debts from the former Ne

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Planners envision lagoon boardwalk

St. Maarten – Thursday’s town hall meeting about zoning plans for residents of Cay Bay, Cole Bay and the Billy Folly area was basically a repeat of the meeting held on Monday for Simpson Bay residents. As Today already reported on Wednesday, ther

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Opinion: Getting nowhere

The St. Maarten Medical Center has lashed out at Public health Minister Cornelius de Weever with a letter that leaves no room for misunderstanding. And let’s face it: the minister had it coming. The government has embarrassed itself now on two fro

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Opinion: Opportunity knocks

Opportunity is knocking! On July 25 ground was broken on the island of Nevis for a US$15 million medical facility, the New River Medical Centre. The facility will be completed in late 2013 and according to media reports, will be the Caribbean Region

Editorial - Posted by on September 10, 2012

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Editorial: Open approach

7 Sept. 2012 / The actions by two ministers to unseat members of supervisory boards may have an unexpected effect. After reading the stories about the embattled hospital, the initiators of the American Clinic sprung into action and once more laid out

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Minister’s dad wins car

St. Maarten / 7 Sept. 2012 - Cornelius de Weever, the father of Public Health Minister De Weever, won a brand new Nissan March car in the popular game show Bai’e on Telecuracao last Tuesday. To participate in the competition, a raffle was held bet

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Lying street robber sentenced to 16 months imprisonment

St. Maarten / 7 Sept. 2012 – The Court in First Instance sentenced Jamal Gemali Benjamin to 16 months imprisonment for robbing a woman of her necklace on March 15 on Arch Road. Of the sentence 6 months are suspended and Judge Tamara Tijhuis imposed

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Minister Pantophlet wants more workshops to train taxi drivers

St. Maarten / 7 Sept. 2012 – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Romeo Pantophlet is looking forward to more customer service training workshops for taxi drivers. The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau recently introduc

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Murray seeks pardon, Lai family speaks

WILLEMSTAD —For the first time in 33 years, the parents of brutally murdered Darley Lai in 1979 spoke in court during the appeal case of James Murray. During five painful minutes the mother explained to the judges how the murder affected and is sti

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Samuel Hess: “Our goal is to complement, not to compete American Clinic expects to break ground by year’s end

St. Maarten / 7 Sept. 2012 – The American Clinic expects to break ground for its $140 million project near Kimsha Beach towards the end of this year, project leaders Samuel Hess, Donald Haight and Ted Allen told this newspaper yesterday. The first

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2012

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Names submitted for seventh Central Bank board member

GREAT BAY / 7 Sept. 2012 - St. Maarten has submitted the names of nominees for a seventh board member of the Central Bank of Curacao and St.Maarten. The candidates number two and could remain anonymous until Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams decid

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Team Gebe Gone wins first Luis Cup

St. Maarten / 7 Sept. 2012 - At the conclusion of the First Luis Cup for team racing which took place last Saturday, three teams consisting of three boats each battled for the top spot, but at the end of the day’s racing it was team Gebe Gone that

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Man sentenced for exposing himself to elderly lady

St. Maarten / 7 Sept. 2012 – Michael Marcelino Kruythoff seems unable to stay out of trouble. Yesterday he earned himself another 3 months in jail for indecent exposure to a 78-year-old handicapped woman. On July 11, Kruythoff, 53, had entered the

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Almost-kidnapper gets 3 months for threatening American teen

St. Maarten / 7 Sept. 2012 – The Court in First Instance sentenced Alvero Antonio Alexander van Putten to 3 months imprisonment yesterday for threatening American teen Alishah Warraich on the Captain Hodge Pier on August 7. The man was acquitted of

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Unions close ranks for cost of living discussion

St. Maarten / 7 Sept. 2012 - President of the Windward Island Teachers Union Claire Elshot called on all union leaders to prepare themselves for a September 12 meeting with Prime Minister Wescot-Williams to discuss the cost of living adjustment (Cola

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