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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 14, 2012

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Produce vendor attacked  and stabbed by youngsters

Produce vendor attacked and stabbed by youngsters

Robert Heligar with his wife, Silvia in happier timesSt. Maarten - A sixty seven year old produce vendor identified as Robert Heligar was rushed to the St. Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC) yesterday afternoon after he sustained stab wounds at the hands

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James lashes out at closed door parliament meetings

St. Maarten – United People’s party MP Jules James lashed out at the parliament about its taste for closed door meetings. Public awareness is imperative! Why? Because this is how parliament and our governing institutions are held accountable.

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Man who stabbed his tenant still at large – Attempted manslaughter punished with 24 months

St. Maarten – Diony Rafael Rivas Hernandez probably knew what was coming to him so he did not attend the court session yesterday morning where Judge Tamara Tijhuis pronounced the sentence in his attempted manslaughter trial. The verdict: 24 months

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PM leads the dance at 5.15 p.m. this afternoon - Zumba class at government administration building

PM leads the dance at 5.15 p.m. this afternoon – Zumba class at government administration building

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will continue the U 2 Can Move fitness campaign with a zumba class in front of the government administration building today. The class begins at 5.15 p.m. Two weeks ago, the prime minister initiat

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Justice Academy opens this afternoon

Justice Academy opens this afternoon

The former Martin Luther King School atop Mount William Hill.St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan will open the Justice Academy this afternoon at 4.30 p.m. The academy is housed in the former Martin Luther King School atop Mount William Hil

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Event will bring together St. Maarteners in the Netherlands – Soualiga Foundation hosts sports event in The Hague

GREAT BAY / THE HAGUE - The first annual Unity Movement Day will be the second initiative of the Stichting Soualiga Foundation (SSF) since its formation in the Netherlands. The event has been scheduled for October 6 and according to the organizers is

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GreenLeft benefits from link to Labor Party list

THE HAGUE – Not Diederik Samsom’s Labor Party, but Jolande Sap’s struggling GreenLeft will most likely benefit from the link between the candidate lists of the two parties with the Socialist Party. On Wednesday evening, a residual seat went

Editorial - Posted by on September 14, 2012

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Editorial: Behind closed doors

A closed door meeting of the Central Committee about the zoning policy and development plans? Whoever came up with that idea must have lost his (or her) sense of reality. Vromi-Minister Marlin already presented the plans on August 22 during a press c

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Meeting for pre-schools on Tuesday

St. Maarten – The SXM Early Childhood Development Association holds a general meeting for pre-schools on Tuesday at the Bright Start Early Stimulation pre-school on Longwall Road, across from the Great Bay Sport Auditorium. The meeting begins at 6.

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Pension fund distributed Apna specifications

St. Maarten –APS, the general pension fund administrator, has enlisted the personnel departments of the various employers of APS participants in distributing the final pension specification from the Antillean pension fund Apna. This specification p

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WIB sponsors Saba Dance School

WIB sponsors Saba Dance School

SABA - The Windward Islands Bank’s Saba branch made a donation to the Saba Dance School to help it with the purchase of dance equipment for the school’s re-opening. Branch manager Maureen Kingsale made the donation to Kelly Johnson (on the left i

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Border protection high on public health agenda

St. Maarten - More than two dozen delegates converged at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino yesterday to begin a two day conference on the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). They represented Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and

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Unions and PM discuss indexation

St. Maarten - Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot-Williams met with the consultative organization for civil servants GOA on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the cost of living index. The meeting included numerous union representatives, bot

Opinion - Posted by on September 14, 2012

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Opinion: A writer’s worst nightmare

Opinion: A writer’s worst nightmare

Public speakers, public school, public education, public works, the (general) public .... There are many occasions to use the word public and there is one way to royally screw it up: by forgetting to type one of the six letters in this innocuous word

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Nagico celebrates anniversary in Montserrat

MONTSERRAT - Residents of Montserrat were treated to one of the largest customer appreciation days ever held on their island recently, organized and hosted by Nagico Insurances, to mark the company’s thirtieth anniversary. Government officials,

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Keijzer joins the Fun Miles family

St. Maarten - The regular as well as potential customers of Keijzer Computer Systems in Orange Grove Cole Bay have an additional reason for visiting that location now that they have joined forces with Fun Miles. As a fitting introductory stunt, ca

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 14, 2012

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Extreme Duo: the ultimate off the road endurance test

Extreme Duo: the ultimate off the road endurance test

Organising committee members Erik van Engelen (right) with Ralph van Dijk and at left Sandra Garnier and Liesbeth de Falco. Robert Luckock Photo.St. Maarten / By Robert Luckock —Seriously-competitive mountain bikers will get a chance to prove

Opinion - Posted by on September 14, 2012

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Opinion: Big Daddy in the Big Apple

Let’s not beat about the bush here by coming up with all kind of cozy expressions for a harsh reality: too many people are too fat. Call it overweight, or obese or large size, it all comes down to the same. All these fat people pose a threat to the

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Faction leaders pick Kamp as scout for formation

THE HAGUE – Henk Kamp was appointed as “scout” by the faction leaders in the outgoing Dutch parliament yesterday. Kamp will examine what the assignment could be for the informateur for the formation of a new cabinet. Kamp, a member of Mark Rutt

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Closed door meeting about zoning plans

St. Maarten – The Central Committee will meet in a closed door meeting with Vromi-Minister William Marlin this morning for a presentation about the zoning policy and development plans. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.

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US consulate in Curacao opens condolence book

WILLEMSTAD - Tuesday marked the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the world Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. It also marked a day when the American embassy in Cairo and the American consulate in Benghazi were attacked. T

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SX Registry hosts workshops

St. Maarten - A regional organization that deals with top level internet domains organizes workshops at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort for participants from St. Maarten, Anguilla, Curacao, Haiti, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Panama and Arg

Opinion - Posted by on September 14, 2012

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Letter: Tired

I am so tired. I am so tired of seeing our beautiful island being taken away from us. We build more and more concrete and now we continue filling in our ponds. Different government? Same idea! None of them really care about our environment. We

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 14, 2012

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Foundation advocates a dementia friendly society

Foundation advocates a dementia friendly society

Alzheimer’s Disease International Pan-American representative Raymond Jessurun (l) poses with President of the St. Maarten Alzheimer’s Foundation Keith Franca and Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever (r).GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Alzh

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Fourteen students complete maritime assistant training

St. Maarten - Fourteen young men will be certified as maritime assistants after successfully completing level one of the advanced secondary professional technical education (SBO) maritime assistant course for the academic year 2011-2012. The new m

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WIB donates to Police Sports Association

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Bank made a donation to the Police Sports Association to support the hosting of the annual police sports week that is scheduled for October 2 until October 14. Officers from Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, the Netherl

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Bobby’s Marina hosts first bottom fishing tournament

St. Maarten - Another type of fishing will take center stage when the St Maarten Sport Fishing Foundation organizes a fundraising ‘Bottom Fishing’ tournament next week Sunday, on September 23 in the water around Bobby's Marina. Unlike traditio

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Van Amstel pays visit to Statia

STATIA – On Wednesday captain-lieutenant-at-sea Hans Veerbeek, the commander of the new station ship in the Caribbean Hr. Ms. Van Amstel paid a visit to the governor of Statia, Gerold Berkel. The two men discussed the charity project the Van Ams