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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Haitian medical convention comes to St. Maarten

GREAT BAY-Minister of Public Health Cornelius De Weever met last Friday with the New York Executive Committee of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE) who was here on a site visit, because they are planning to host their 2013 convention

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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“You can have my spot if you take my disability too”

GREAT BAY - For over a week now an attentive reader spotted a police van parked on a parking spot reserved for disabled motorists. I think it is a big shame, she wrote to this newspaper, that the driver apparently didn't see the problem of parking

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Fundraising concert in aid of disabled

GREAT BAY-From Mozart to Jazz is the theme of a fund raising activity in aid of assisting people that are physically challenged hosted by Top Promotion committee Be Able. The event will be held on Saturday September 29 to cover expenses of the group

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Liquor thief punished with community service

GREAT BAY – An employee who stole $8,500 worth of booze from International Liquor and Tobacco on May 21 to sell it to the owner of the Plaza China supermarket not only lost his job, he also netted a 3-month conditional prison sentence with 2 years

Opinion - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Reader’s letter: Amazing

Dear Mr. Editor: With consternation I read Today (Sept 19, 2012) about our judges and their thinking in the case of 2 "gypsy-bandits/Regatta-Killers." Victims robbed violently... One victim raped several times... Six men were robbed and three

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Birthday in court: demand 5 years for two robberies

GREAT BAY – Gleivon Daniel C. celebrated his 23rd birthday yesterday with an appearance in the Court in First Instance to face two robbery charges. Judge Tamara Tijhuis congratulated the defendant with his birthday, but prosecutor mr. Georges van d

Opinion - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Opinion: The real issue

If Mitt Romney, George Bush, Barack Obama, Queen Beatrix, Mark Rutte and Sarah Wescot-Williams and all their contemporaries were as sensitive about criticism as Muslims are about their prophet Mohammed all political cartoonists, critical journalists

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Out of control revenge against two school kids – Cab driver stands to lose her driver’s license for one year

GREAT BAY – Wulkiria Liesje G. was close to tears at the prospect of losing her driving license for 12 months yesterday. The 24-year-old cab driver stood trial together with 18-year-old Angel R. for going on a crusade against two schoolboys who had

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Teenager arrested shortly after supermarket robbery

GREAT BAY – Police arrested an 18-year-old suspect of armed robbery at his home on Monday evening. The suspect, T.D.W. was allegedly involved in a robbery at the Sunshine supermarket on the Genip Road twenty minutes prior to his arrest. Supermarket

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Bodybuilders fly to Puerto Rico

GREAT BAY- A ten member delegation headed by Martin Wilson, President of the St Maarten Bodybuilding & Fitness Association left for Puerto Rico yesterday to participate in the CAC championships on Saturday. The athletes on the delegation are D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Speech contest focuses on cultural diversity

GREAT BAY-Junior Chamber International St. Maarten is inviting all high school students to take part in its annual Youth Speech Contest on Sunday October 28. The contest is being held under the theme “Cultural Diversity is strength rather than a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Robbery at restaurant on Cannegieter Street

GREAT BAY - Last evening around eight o’clock armed robbers took aim at the Happy Star restaurant on Cannegieter Street. Police were quickly on the scene.”Shots were fired in an attempt to arrest,” Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos told this newspaper

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Tigers win high scoring game

GREAT BAY - The Tigers baseball sent a clear message when they defeated the Blue Jays by 19 runs to 5 in the 2012 Double A competition which is only in its second week, but no home runs were scored in that game. Giovanni Gibs emerged as the winnin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Sugar daddy hits lady friend and gets community service

GREAT BAY – Hector Uhrighe played sugar daddy for a woman with whom he maintained a loose relationship, but when he did not get anything in return for his financial contributions to her shopping and beauty parlor expenditures on June 10 he flipped

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Martin Luther King School pupils benefit from breakfast program

GREAT BAY – Telecom provider UTS and Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise have collaborated on a pilot project at the Martin Luther King School offering a portion of the student population who come to school without having breakfast a nutritional, hea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Committee for Kingdom Affairs meets this morning

GREAT BAY -  The permanent parliamentary committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter Parliamentary Relations meets this morning at 120 a.m. to discuss a ten-point agenda. On the agenda are the convention for the protection of intangible cultural heri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 20, 2012

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Citizen files complaint against Schotte

WILLEMSTAD - Citizen Harrie Verstappen has filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor’s Office against outgoing Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte, the Antilliaans Dagblad reported yesterday. Verstappen wants an investigation into reports to the Repor