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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 11, 2012

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St. Peters resident seeks justice

St. Peters resident seeks justice

St. Maarten - Fifty two year old St. Peters resident Glenville Timothy Riley plans to take his case to the prosecutor’s office today with what he calls solid evidence to substantiate his claim that he was physically assaulted by a Sheriff Security

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Inspectorate places hospital under “higher supervision”

GREAT BAY – The Sint Maarten Medical Center SMMC has been placed under “higher supervision” by the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor per Saturday September 8, it appears from a press release the inspect

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Wholesalers sound alarm over effect turnover tax

St. Maarten — As the first wholesaler is (reportedly) preparing to shut its doors for good, potentially leaving several people without gainful employment at least in the near future, the sector is sounding the alarm bell for the umpteenth time, the

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Social Economic Council at farewell Rinnooy Kan

Social Economic Council at farewell Rinnooy Kan

From left to right: Alexander Rinnooy Kan, René Richardson, and Wiebe Draijer. Picture by Dirk HolGREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s Social Economic Council (Ser) attended the farewell ceremony of its Dutch counterpart’s chairman Alexander Rinnooy

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PM opens training for protective services

PM opens training for protective services

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams at the training for protective services operations officers.St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the training of the protective services operations officers on Monday. The training by specialist

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Pelican hit by jet ski

Pelican hit by jet ski

St. Maarten – Last Thursday a police bike patrol on the boardwalk alerted the Nature Foundation that they had seen a sick pelican on Great Bay Beach in the vicinity of Cornie’s Beach Bar. Staff of the Nature Foundation found an injured pelican on

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New majority votes Asjes out

Curacao — A majority in parliament called a public meeting last night at eight in the former Central Bank building to vote out current parliament President Ivar Asjes and Vise-President Amerigo Thode. Shortly after nine o’clock last night, 11 MPs

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Cable TV’s free digital bronze package preview ends today

St. Maarten - On July 6 St. Maarten Cable TV launched its first all-digital package since migrating to its digital platform. The digital bronze package is a mixture of 20 channels that features regional and international news, music, sports, games, e

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Roy Marlin about SMMC: “Set corporate governance aside for the occasion”

St. Maarten – “We’ll have to set corporate governance aside for the occasion,” Democratic Party MP Roy Marlin said yesterday morning at the end of a plea in parliament to straighten out the situation at the St. Maarten Medical Center. Marlin

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Town hall meeting canceled

Town hall meeting canceled

A handful of people remained at the Belair community center after the town hall meeting was called off yesterday. Leo Brown Photo.St. Maarten – The much anticipated town hall meeting about the zoning plan for the Cul de Sac basin was canceled yeste

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Narco-subs take Caribbean by storm

St. Maarten / NEW YORK - With three-quarters of potential cocaine shipments sliding under their noses, United States authorities are having a hard time keeping up with the Latin American drug cartels. Part of the problem, a new report in The New York

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Minister talks aviation with Dutch counterparts

Minister talks aviation with Dutch counterparts

Left to right, Louis Halley, Miguel de Weever, Frederick Blaauw, Minister Romeo Pantophlet, Hans de Jong, and Shaka Lake. Photo DCOMMSt. Maarten – Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Romeo Pantophlet met las

Editorial - Posted by on September 11, 2012

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Editorial: Chaos

The health inspectorate apparently placed the St. Maarten Medical Center under so-called “higher supervision” on Saturday while Public Health Minister De Weever was unaware of it. There is no other explanation for this: the minister issued a stat

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Gala dance event caters to baby boomer generation

St. Maarten - Lovers of music from the seventies, eighties and early nineties will be taken down memory lane during the first “Night to Remember” gala and dance on September 29. The event is expected to become an annual one and will be held at t

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PM commends organization Grandparents Day

PM commends organization Grandparents Day

PM Wescot-Williams addresses grandparents and their offspring.St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the Home Away From Home Foundation’s Grandparents Day Celebration on Sunday – an event to recognize the importance and t

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Winair back on St. Kitts route with daily service

Winair back on St. Kitts route with daily service

A Winair aircraft on the ground at St. Kitts' Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (Photo by Erasmus Williams)St. Maarten - Daily flights between St. Maarten and St. Kitts via Winair are set to resume on October 29. This announcement was made by

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C.O.M.E. urges citizens to embrace illiterate people

St. Maarten - On Saturday, the world celebrated World Literacy Day under the theme “Literacy and Peace.” The Community Outreach Mentorship Empowerment International Center (Come) has extended congratulations to the St.Maarten community on its o

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Parliamentary year 2011-2012 closes – MPs quibble about procedures

St. Maarten – The parliament meeting to close the parliamentary year did not go down without some quibbling yesterday morning. The simple point of incoming documents was reason for quite some remarks that led parliament President Rodolphe Samuel to

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Motorworld technicians upgrade their skills

Motorworld technicians upgrade their skills

Auto technicians gather around a Chrysler Jeep to update their skills.St. Maarten - Motorworld continues to invest in training its auto technicians to be the most up to date and advanced on the island. The technicians recently completed a rigorous an